Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Joe Schwartz.
Vancouver Island has a unique style compared to the rest of British Columbia. Maybe the separation from the busy mainland has something to do with it, or perhaps its the proximity to the ocean and the laid-back vibes that go along with that. "The Island," as it's known in British Columbia, has always been a place to escape from normalcy—a place to unwind and decompress from the daily hustle and bustle. A lot of folks who live here take this same approach with life, which is reflected in the funky, character-filled communities on the Island.
The Cowichan Valley
Hopping over to the island's eastern shores, one will notice some distinct changes in geography and climate. While the West Coast takes the full brunt of the Pacific Ocean's storms, the east side is sheltered by the mountains. The temperatures are generally warmer and the water calmer, but the adventurous island vibe pervades on this side, too.
The Cowichan Valley is a great example of this. A broad, fertile valley guarded by forested hills, the area is more British Columbia's interior farmland than a coastal destination.A broad, fertile valley guarded by forested hills, this area is more BC Interior farmland than Coastal destination. A quick detour onto the backroads will pass by vineyards, cows grazing, and lush farmland. It's pretty easy to forget that the ocean is just a stone's throw away.
The Cowichan Valley is a place to escape from normalcy, a place to unwind and decompress from the daily hustle.
Your Dream Cabin
Detour up to the Cowichan River—along a maze of country roads and up a steep gravel driveway—and you'll have arrived at this incredible, eco-friendly cabin on Stoltz Bluff. Fully off-the-grid and sustainably built, this property and accommodation are an inspiration, not to mention make for a luxurious place to stay.
As the name (and the steepness of the driveway) might suggest, the retreat is built on the top of Stoltz Bluff, overlooking the Cowichan River Provincial Park, and offers incredible views up and down the main valley, which allows for memorable sunrises and sunsets right from the porch. Seriously, the view alone makes it worth the trip.
Leon and Tonya, the visionaries behind this project, had no prior experience in building in this style, but were determined to create something that would serve to inspire others. The accommodation and property hit on all the requirements of their original vision: an eco-friendly design that utilizes off-the-grid systems and is located in a private, stunning area that shows off the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Every detail of the house is hand-crafted, and it's clear it was built with the intent to create a haven of relaxation and contemplation for generations to come.
Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Joe Schwartz.
Jordan River is located on the southern reaches of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Only a short drive from the largest city on the island (and the province's capital), Victoria, the Jordan River area maintains a mystique and sense of remoteness not affected by its proximity to a big city.
Where to stay
That funky vibe extends to Vancouver Island's accommodations, too. On the very southern reaches of the island's famous West Coast lies the hamlet of Jordan River. Once a mining and logging town, Jordan River is most well-known for its surf breaks and miles of wild coastline, all connected by the Juan de Fuca trail, a 29-mile (or 47-kilometer) trek along desolate beaches and through tangled forest.
Just outside of Jordan River, nestled amongst the towering Douglas firs, cedar trees, and hemlock is this stunning, secluded cabin. The cabin's hosts, J.S. and Candice, had lived in the area for almost a decade, observing more and more tourists arriving each year. Besides the local campsites, there wasn't much else in terms of accommodation for the area's growing number of visitors.
Taking matters into their own hands, J.S. and Candice built the cabin three years ago, hoping to provide a welcoming space for everyone from weekend road-trippers to international visitors. Their goal with the cabin was to create a clean, well-built, and relaxing space. The minimalist interior design was intended to make guests feel comfortable and not distracted by unnecessary details.
While the modern appearance of the cabin may feel at odds with the towering trees surrounding the cabin, it all comes together perfectly when you're cozy in bed, listening to the wind whistle through the trees, or sipping a warm coffee on the patio as the morning sun filters through the branches above.
Guests will leave this cabin and immediately want to plan their next trip back!
What to do in the area
The Jordan River area boasts quality restaurants and places like the Sheringham Distillery, which offers tours and tastings on the weekends. Just minutes from the cabin are a few options to eat, including amazing breakfast and lunch sandwiches at the Cold Shoulder Café, wood-fired pizza at Stoked Pizzeria, and one of the most incredible dining room ocean views and classy cuisine at the Point No Point Resort (including binoculars on each table for dinner-time whale watching).
Glamping Hub personally thanks Joe and the hosts of this gorgeous and unbeatable cabin rental for allowing us to feel like we were a part of the glamping getaway in Jordan River!
You can see more of Joe's adventure in British Columbia and learn more about the properties on Gibbon Whistler. You can also your very own stay at this cabin on Jordan River, here.
Summer is a time like no other—the air gets warmer, nights get longer, and the urge to travel gets stronger. How will you choose to spend your summer? Whether you are booking the perfect girls trip, a relaxing family vacation, or a romantic getaway for two, our 14 days of Summer Glamping Guide provides all the inspiration you need to get planning.
Why should you make glamping your next summer adventure? The answer is simple. Glamping allows us to connect with nature while escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s the necessary pause everyone must take to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature with our loved ones around us.
Glamping can take many different forms, making it the perfect way to create an experience tailored to your personal desires. From bell tents and houseboats to caravans, tree houses, and everything in between, we have no doubt that your next glamping experience will be the trip of a lifetime.
With so many places to explore, choosing your summer getaway may seem like the most daunting part. With an eye for detail, but mainly an eye for adventure, we have handpicked accommodations for our summer inspiration guide that will not disappoint. Without further ado, here are our top 14 picks for glamping in the U.S. and beyond.
1. Extraordinary Houseboat Rental on Manatee River in Sarasota, Florida
Nothing says summer more than a trip to Florida! This unique, floating chapel accommodation is the perfect escape to the Sunshine State, allowing you and your fellow travel companions time to soak up the sun and enjoy the charming town of Palmetto. With beautiful views from the marina and your own barbecue on deck, this glamping experience is one for the books!
These luxury tents are guaranteed to take your breath away. With magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and your own fully-equipped kitchen, you won't want to leave. Whether you want to plan a full day of hiking or are looking to explore the countryside on ATVs, this accommodation is full of outdoor adventure. Make this your summer destination, and we promise it will be the glamping experience you've been dreaming of.
Floating cabanas on a private island in Belize? Say no more! This glamping trip has relaxation written all over it. Whether you choose to spend your time swaying in a hammock overlooking the water or plan a day of snorkeling in the nearby barrier reef, these cabanas provide the ultimate mix of leisure and adventure. Add Belize to your summer bucket list, and start planning your trip to paradise.
4. Picturesque Caravan Getaway near Taos, New Mexico
Plan your trip to this caravan for the perfect glamping experience!
This blue caravan is the perfect place to call home for your summer adventures! Located near Taos, New Mexico, glampers can explore the landscape of Mesa or plan a hike in one of two National Parks nearby. Looking to spend a day in town? Venture into Taos to experience the local culture, which is rich in art and history. No matter how you choose to spend your time, this glamping hot spot will not disappoint.
5. Amazing Floating Cabin Getaway in Key Largo, Florida
This floating cabin offers the ultimate escape from reality. No need to dock for dinner—this boat includes a barbecue that allows you to cook up your personal catch of the day. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking during the day, and then relax and lounge on your private patio while taking in the gorgeous sunsets each evening. Book a stay at this cabin, and we have a feeling you'll fall in love with its charm just like we did.
6. Cozy Luxury Tent for a Romantic Getaway near Zion National Park, Utah
This luxury tent is situated on a 120-acre glamping site that proves to be the perfect landscape for any adventure. Whether you want to venture into Zion National Park or explore the Canaan Mountain Wilderness, you're guaranteed a unique experience each and every day. What could make this property even better? Its pet-friendly, meaning you can share this amazing glamping experience with your favorite four-legged friend.
7. Deluxe Bell Tents at Camp West Sonoma near San Francisco
Plan your trip to these bell tents at Camp West Sonoma!
Whether you are in desperate need of a girls' weekend or looking for the perfect romantic escape, these bell tents nestled in Sonoma, California, are a go-to for your next glamping trip. The tents are conveniently located near vineyards for a day of wine tasting, but you can just as easily stay on-site and take the party poolside for a day of sun and relaxation. However you choose to spend your time in Sonoma, these bell tents provide the ultimate glamping experience.
8. Unique Vacation Rental with Ocean Views near Pahoa, Hawaii
Pack your bags, and get ready to head to Pahoa, Hawaii! Hawaii is the perfect pick for a tropical and luxurious vacation with endless places to go explore. Black sand beaches, snorkeling, and beautiful forests are all just a short drive away from this amazing accommodation! Whether you are looking for a vacation full of adventure or something a bit slower paced, this glamping spot will have you saying aloha in no time.
Ready for a European adventure? These bell tents are located near Venice, Italy, and provide the ideal balance between city and beach life. Within a 30-minute drive of Venice and just a quick walk from the beach, each day is guaranteed to be full of new scenery. Book a stay at this accommodation, and get ready for the glamping experience of a lifetime.
10.Romantic Getaway Cottage Overlooking Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
Whether you're looking for the perfect honeymoon or a romantic couples retreat, this cottage is the perfect place to vacation. With gorgeous views and the coastal downtown just a five-minute drive away, this cottage gives you the perfect balance of hideaway and adventure. It's time to head to New Zealand for a destination getaway you'll never want to leave.
11. Delightful Dome Nestled in Appalachian Mountains, Georgia
Glamping in this Georgia dome is the perfect withdraw into the Appalachian Mountains. With Carters Lake just minutes away, glampers can fish, kayak, and hike during the day and return to the ultimate outdoor kitchen and campfire in the evenings. Conveniently located near the historic city of Ellijay—home to vineyards, apple orchards and an annual apple festival—there is always something new to discover. A summer escape to Georgia is exactly what every glamper needs to reconnect with nature alongside loved ones.
Tree houses are the perfect way to escape the ordinary, and this accommodation located near Austin, Texas, will not disappoint. Nestled in Texas Hill Country, it offers a wide variety of places to explore, including a day trip to Austin to experience the "Live Music Capital of the World." What's the best part of this gem? You can book a private, on-site zip-line tour with the host, and you'll find out.
13.Custom Designed Tree House near Mochian State Park, Ohio
We love tree houses so much we just had to add another to the list. Conveniently located near Mohican State Park, you will be able to create your own hiking adventure every day. Made from 100% reclaimed materials and nestled within the pine trees of Ohio, this property is the perfect escape to become one with nature. Adventure is calling—it’s time to head to Ohio!
Our last pick is none other than this charming tree house located near Germantown, Kentucky. Situated on 200 acres of secluded wilderness, this is the ideal spot for hiking and exploration. What makes this accommodation even more unique? You can book a hiking canopy tour with the host to truly experience all the beauty this tree house has to offer. End each night with quality time by the campfire, and this trip will surely be the summer experience of a lifetime.
The Summer Solstice is a celestial event that has been respected for thousands of years all over the world, from the Ancient Egyptians, who believed it was responsible for the vital annual flooding of the Nile, to the Vikings, who would go on fishing expeditions and raids. Even today, it is a time to appreciate the life-giving powers of the Sun and it’s relationship with Earth, which allows every living thing on our planet to thrive. It’s also a time when the warm weather lets us gather with friends and family and enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s hiking through forests and mountains, serving barbecue lunches, or simply lying on the beach with a well-earned cold one in hand.
In 2018, the Summer Solstice will fall on Thursday, June 21, in the Northern Hemisphere, and these are our favorite accommodations to experience the world’s best celebrations.
1. Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara, California
Relax in this incredible cabana rental near the beach and enjoy the vibrant floats and costumes, as well as live music and dancing at the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade!
2. Summer Solstice Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina
Stay just an hour away from the colorful celebrations in Greensboro, North Carolina, with this cabin near Raleigh and discover an artisan market with an array of hand-crafted goods and culinary delights, live musical performances with influences from around the globe, and dazzling fire-spinning displays in the evening!
3. Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland
Marvel at the breathtaking mountain and ocean views from a private outdoor hot tub with this unique glass cabin near the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavík and watch world-class musical acts from a variety of genres. 2018's acts include Slayer, Stormzy, Bonnie Tyler, and Gucci Mane!
4. Astrofest in Istria, Croatia
This superb villa rental is based on the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia near the site of Astrofest where lovers of astronomy and mystical mythology gather to watch the sun set before rising again on the shortest night of the year.
5. Mountain Fires in Tyrol, Austria
The extraordinary spectacle of the Mountain Fires on the peaks of Ehrwald, Lermoos, and Biberwier in Austria’s Tyrol region is a truly unique sight, with the glowing sculptures reaching a height of 200 meters. Make your Summer Solstice getaway unforgettable by staying in an igloo in the enchanting city of Innsbruck.
6. Summer Solstice at Stonehenge in England
Gather around the ancient standing stones of Stonehenge and admire the first rays of the sun while joining in the extravagant pagan celebrations. Guests can expect to see displays of flamboyant Aztec and druid costumes, mass yoga sessions, and lively drum circles.
Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday we were scribbling down our New Year's resolutions, and now, here we are almost halfway through the year! More than ever, people all over the globe are catching on that glamping is truly one of the most breathtaking ways to spend time in nature and appreciate the beauty earth has to offer, and we are happy to guide them to that perfect glamping experience.
We've looked at the bookings for 2018 so far to see where have been the most popular places to stay on Glamping Hub. Whether for those yet to try glamping or just to book their holiday this year, we present the best bit of travel inspiration you'll stumble across today. Without further ado, here are our 5 most booked glamping sites of 2018!
1. Pet-Friendly Safari Cabin Tent near Warner Springs, California
Though the adorable dog in photo is not included, this pet-friendly accommodation is a firm-favorite and was the most visited in all of 2017, too, so we’re not surprised it's proving to be popular again this year. Being spacious, having panoramic views, and with the added perk of a private hot tub, staying here offers the opportunity to enjoy nature in a comfortable way.
Glampers will love the easy access to all the basics needed, such as coffee, good DVDs, and a pizza oven (a nice touch, if we do say so ourselves), as well as being able to completely disconnect from your day-to-day. If you are bringing a pet, you'll love watching them enjoy the great outdoors along with you, too. And yes, before you ask, it's in easy reach of Wi-Fi, just in case you need to check in with the outside world.
2. Eco-Friendly Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains near Monterey Bay, California
A leisurely stroll through the woods will get you to your front door of your vacation rental, which just so happens to be a tree house! A queen-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and a hot tub will assure your comfort levels are met while you take in the beauty of the surrounding redwood forest. If you are a keen hiker, the hiking trails at The Forest of Nisene Park come highly recommended, so make sure you make some time for it.
One of the things we personally love is that this tree house is just 17 minutes from the coast, so you can really get the both worlds—perfect for indecisive travelers. One thing is for sure, though: it is guaranteed to be truly unique.
3. Inviting Cabin surrounded by the Redwoods Forest near Big Sur, California
It's time for some cabin love. You can really become at one with nature in this beautiful rental—bathing in its private outdoor baths, while being surrounded by the Big Sur redwood forest, a tranquil creek that runs by the property, and the chirping blue jays. It’s enough to truly allow you to unplug from the business of your standard day-to-day, but Wi-Fi can be requested if needed.
Better yet, you'll only be 15 minutes away from Carmel Beach for the coast-chasers among your party. The city of Carmel, where the cabin is located, has a European feel and a rich history that glampers can learn about, but you can just as easily go and simply enjoy sampling the various restaurants and boutiques on offer.
Being one of our most popular properties, we can tell you two things you won't forget about this cabin: the view and the best night's sleep you’ve had in ages.
4. Peaceful Green House near Silverton, Oregon
With this glamping gem, you'll find yourself amid the infamous Pacific Northwest in Oregon—both near the world-famous Silver Falls State Park and situated on a 67-acre organic farm. Animal lovers will feel truly at home here, with cats, dogs, and horses roaming the grounds.
At this cabin, the true beauty lies in its walls, which are deliberately transparent, so you always feel surrounded by the beautiful landscape. And, of course, like many of our popular glamping sites, a huge plus is the hot tub, which will only further help you relax amid these tranquil surroundings.
5. Romantic Tree House in the Redwoods of Santa Cruz, California
Get ready to fulfill all your childhood dreams in style. This tree is small but perfectly formed, perfect for you and your other half to have a nature-based escape. You'll naturally want to spend some quality time with your fellow glampers while on vacation, which is easily done at this secluded accommodation.
Situated not too far from Santa Cruz, you'll be able to easily explore local shops and tuck into some quality cuisine, too. So what else can you expect from this property? Aside from great access to hiking trails, as is the case with most of our best accommodations, you are only a five-minute walk to the world famous Mystery Spot, a 15-minute drive to the beaches of Santa Cruz, and close to two golf courses—sounds like a good plan to us!
We've found over 60 glamping sites that have had people particularly enamored this year. To see the full list for 2018, click here. Don't forget to share this list with someone who needs to try glamping this year, too!
In eastern Washington, about 30 minutes from the Idaho border, sits the city of Spokane. The second most populous city in the state, Spokane attracts people of all walks of life to the Pacific Northwest. The city is surrounded by natural beauty and its residents have lots of opportunities to get outside.
The beautiful Spokane River runs throughout a majority of the city, and the downtown area is home to attractions such as Riverfront Park and the Bing Crosby Theater. From the fresh mountain air to the crystal clear night skies, glampers are sure to fall head over heels for this location.
Riverfront Log Cabin with Hot Tub
Spend some quality time out on the river with friends and family.
This stunning log cabin rental can be found on the shores of the Little Spokane River and is perfect for a weekend getaway near Spokane, Washington—located just four minutes from the downtown area. It sleeps a total of six guests and offers two bedrooms, perfect for a weekend getaway with the whole family.
This property is perched atop a hill overlooking the glorious Banks Lake in eastern Washington, not too far from Electric City. The Columbia River flows nearby and there is no shortage of outdoor adventures. Coleville Reservation is to the north, with Wenatchee National Forest to the west and Coeur d'Alene National Forest to the east.
You couldn't ask for a better view as you barbecue.
Luxury Cabin with Home Theater
On the banks of Pine River, this spacious cabin is the perfect place for friends and family to gather.
This luxury cabin can be found in scenic Spokane, Washington, and can accommodate up to 10 guests between four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. With a home theater, a hot tub, and a spacious backyard, this rental is the ideal spot for friends and family to relax and spend some quality time together. This riverfront rental is the perfect four-season destination!
Come winter, guests are only 25 minutes from Mount Spokane Ski Resort!
The seemingly endless winter is finally coming to a close, and lovers of the outdoors are emerging from hibernation with a renewed itch to embark on an adventure. Airline websites are being browsed, tour companies called, and overnight accommodations perused with vigor. Everyone is hunting for the best travel deals for their next memorable holidays. Buckle in because we are here to offer you the ultimate vacation inspo.
We wouldn't repeat it if we didn't love it wholeheartedly: camping! You're probably here because you want to step into nature and enjoy a reprieve from a routine that may not offer you access to the world's natural beauty. What better way to fill your lungs—and your vacation days—with some fresh air and luxurious, yet authentic, outdoor living? You may be tuning out thinking that you've heard the camping spiel before, but hang tight, we've got something special up our sleeves.
Destination: Yellowstone National Park
As many seasoned glampers and travelers may already know, Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park in the United States and, arguably, the world, with abundant amounts of history, unique sights, and activities that attract travelers from all over the world every year.
The park spans over 3,000 square miles and is home to countless natural wonders such as rivers, lakes, canyons, and mountain ranges. The park's impressive expanse, which encompasses three different states, makes it a destination virtually impossible to visit in just one weekend.
Yellowstone’s vibrant ecosystem plays a huge role in attracting travelers to its gates. Many glampers choose to visit this National Park not only for its beauty, but also for the chance to lay eyes on North America’s largest supervolcano, the Yellowstone Caldera. The volcanic earth on which the park sits produces geothermal features, such as the Old Faithful geyser, that are difficult to find in other places of the world.
Of course, we must not forget to note the park's wild inhabitants when considering a visit. Yellowstone is famously known for being home to large bison herds, wolf packs, elk, and grizzly bears that are quite rare in other areas of North America. Needless to say, Yellowstone National Park offers a range of unforgettable experiences and breathtaking sights that cannot be missed by lovers of the outdoors.
Most of us select travel accommodations based on their proximity to the activities we want to enjoy while on our holidays. A trip to the beach will probably mean looking for a bed and breakfast with ocean views, while a stay in the Smoky Mountains will be more enjoyable from the comforts of a hillside cabin. So where should you stay to fully enjoy your immersion into the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park?
Hotels are busy and, let's be honest, you won't get the direct access to nature that you've traveled so long and far for. We believe that you'll be much better off getting comfortable in a unique tipi or a glamping tent, where you can enjoy the luxuries of being on vacation while also remaining in touch with the landscape and wildlife that you came for.
Where to Camp in Yellowstone National Park
Where does one go to encounter a luxury camping experience in the heart of Yellowstone National Park? Today is your lucky day because we have a collection of tipi and tent accommodations that are deluxe enough to make any glamper swoon on the spot. We don't mean to brag, but these tent and tipi camping locations are ideal for creating the best possible experience in Yellowstone National Park.
The town of Jackson, Wyoming, has become increasingly popular amongst travelers, thanks to its proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Located within the Jackson Hole Valley, Jackson has made its mark as home to the largest elk herd in the country, an attribute that has both boosted the local economy and placed the town on the map for lovers of wildlife.
Your trip to Yellowstone National Park will be wildly enriched if enjoyed from the luxurious comforts of a tipi or tent in this charming town. You'll be proud to have chosen a camping accommodation that sits in the thick of Yellowstone National Park and exposes you to cool local cultural activities and industries at the same time.
Okay, so maybe elk aren't quite your thing, or you're looking for something a little more historically enriching for your stay in this destination bursting with local culture. Not a problem—we have more options to offer you for a perfect camping accommodation in a tent. If we can recommend a unique and charming location, it's the town of Dubois, Wyoming.
This small town is ripe with history, due to its close connection to local Shoshone tribes that continue to influence the native culture today. Many relics, such as stone tipi circles, hunting traps, and other artifacts, can be found in Dubois and its surrounding areas, making this destination a truly enriching one for glampers looking to connect with Yellowstone's more authentic side.
What do you say? Are you ready to head off on an unforgettable adventure to one of North America's most stunning destinations?
Escape the city this summer and leave your footprints on the natural beauty that is the Hudson Valley. As the motto goes, we invite you to "follow the river" and experience a fun-but-cultural getaway—packed with various hiking trails, biking routes, plunge pools, wineries, fruit-picking, and fresh farm food offered by the region.
The vacation rental you choose should be as beautiful and enriching as the nature that surrounds it, so we've compiled a quality collection of ultimate cabins where you can rest your head. Whether you're planning a family, couple, or group getaway, we guarantee you'll find the right place to make some unforgettable memories and explore the magic of the great outdoors at the same time!
Where to stay
Romantic Cabin Getaway in Woodstock
First up we want to highlight a perfect getaway for couples: this romantic cabin is nestled into the woods of northern Woodstock and is perfectly located for making short trips to Catskills, Big Indian Wilderness, or even Kaaterskill Falls.
Embrace an active holiday by venturing one of the many hiking trails, and when night falls, retreat to your cozy home base to relax in the hot tub while looking at the stars. We also can all agree that summer is the perfect occasion for a barbecue, and guess what? This property conveniently has one waiting for you on the deck!
Pet-Friendly Family Cabin Getaway in Phoenicia
You don't have to forget your furry friends when booking a vacation this summer. With two bedrooms featuring queen-size beds, this luxury camping cabin is the ideal place to escape to with your family this summer. Though the cabin is wonderfully secluded, everything is within a 10-minute drive, according to guest reviews, including hiking, diners, and groceries. Directly outside, the cabin gives way to large deck with a hammock, where you can fall asleep in the sun.
Wandering further outside, Hunter Mountain and Bellayre are only minutes away. Encourage the family to embrace the variety of activities available, from wildlife viewing and fishing to cycling, climbing, and kayaking. Boredom is impossible here!
Group Cabin Getaway in Purling
Your entire glamping group can leisurely enjoy nature right on your doorstep at this charming cabin that overlooks the astounding Shinglekill Falls. There are natural pools and hiking trails to be explored nearby by day and the sound of waterfalls to fall asleep to by night.
Food lovers will be smiling the whole holiday, as there is a private chef on site, but you can also head to the Catskills, where you can sample the local produce championed by the region. And one of the best things about this property? It sleeps 12 people, so you don't have to leave anyone behind!
Solo Colorful Cabin Getaway in Woodstock
An escape to nature to be alone with your thoughts and enjoy the treasures of the Hudson Valley—how about it? In the morning at this beautifully bright cabin, you can enjoy your complimentary breakfast with locally-made jams and then venture out to hike in the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest or boat and kayak at the Ashokan Reservoir. The glamping site has amazing facilities, too, so you can wander down to the bar, restaurant, hot tub, or pool, as well as enjoy live music and concerts with local and touring musicians.
As culturally vibrant and exciting as New York City is, with 62 million tourists visiting in 2017 alone, it's no wonder why many locals decide to leave the concrete jungle behind and instead head to the forested mountains of Upstate New York and beyond for their summer vacation. So, without further ado, here are our top 7 summer getaways from New York City!
1. The Adirondacks
The Adirondacks region is an epic landscape that features lakes, waterfalls, rugged mountains, and idyllic wilderness where guests can disconnect from city life while surrounded by sublime natural beauty. The area is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with spectacular hiking and biking trails, as well as superb kayaking, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Meanwhile, those just looking for a quiet escape will no doubt find that rejuvenating sense of freedom.
2. The Catskills
Sprawling out across southeastern New York, the Catskill Mountains make for a stunning vacation away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, regardless of the season. In the warmer months, the Catskills provide the perfect setting for a variety of water sports, in addition to hiking, biking, zip-lining, and wildlife watching. When the Catskills are blanketed in snow, the slopes at Hunter Mountain, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, and Windham Mountain Resort offer an array of trails for all levels of experience and ability.
3. The Hamptons
Based on the East End of Long Island, the Hamptons are a collection of seaside villages and hamlets that are perfect for those guests looking to unwind on the coast and enjoy the ocean breeze. There are an array of trendy cocktail bars, stylish restaurants, and boutique shops that make up the East End's beachfront, while Cooper's Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton are ideal spots for sunbathing, swimming, and family fun!
4. Finger Lakes
Made up of 11 long, thin glacial lakes in northeastern New York, the Finger Lakes Region is a stunning year-round destination that is home to more than just the name suggests. Visitors come from all over to explore the breathtaking gorges and cascading waterfalls, while in winter, the world-class ski resorts offer downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. What’s more, visitors can discover the exquisite wineries throughout the region’s Wine Country that are renowned for their high-quality vintages and prestigious tours.
5.. Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles north of Manhattan along the Hudson River, from Westchester to Albany, and is an area rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Renowned for its vineyards and farms, the Hudson Valley is the oldest wine-producing region in the United States and is a foodie's dream with an array of farm-to-table options throughout. Guests can take in the sights of Albany and Saratoga Springs or follow the trails through the impressive Adirondack Mountains.
6. The Poconos
An iconic region characterized by its mountains, valleys, waterfalls, lakes, and rivers, the Poconos is a family-friendly destination full of adventure, as well as an area with a rich history and deep cultural significance. From zip-lining to ice golf, there's something for every glamper.
7. Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre recreation area located in Maine to the southwest of Bar Harbor. Its landscape is comprised of the rocky Atlantic coastline, dense forest, and sandy beaches, while the peaks of Cadillac Mountain and Sargent Mountain offer rewarding hiking trails with sensational panoramic views of the park and beyond. Although a little further away from New York, the abundance of precious wildlife and fascinating geological features makes it worth the trip.
As we say farewell to the unpredictable spring weather and welcome in the summer breeze, glampers and their families will no doubt be in search of an interesting destination for an unforgettable weekend getaway. For those looking to check-off Texas on their list of must-visit places to bring their families, this curated list of family-friendly accommodations are perfect options for a splendid weekend glamping getaway in the Texan countryside.
Family-Friendly and Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas
Glamping is an amazing way to connect with nature without sacrificing the comforts of home, which makes it perfect for families who want their children to experience camping without the fuss. This fantastic bell tent can accommodate four guests comfortably and features a unique outdoor bathroom and amazing views of the countryside. The location of this property is ideal for a weekend excursion and can be reached in 40 minutes from San Antonio and is just under two hours from Austin.
Unique Refurbished Cabin Rental with Hot Tub near Fort Worth, Texas
Situated less than 30 minutes from Dallas and 45 minutes from Fort Worth, this rustic cabin rental with tons of personality is the ideal weekend getaway accommodation. With edgy decor, a private hot tub, and a porch overlooking a stream, glampers will appreciate returning to this cabin after a full day outdoors either horseback riding or hiking with the little ones.
Family-Friendly Tree House Rental in New Braunfels, Texas
Spending the night in a tree house isn't just a dream for kids! Elevated above the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas, this absolutely unique tree house is perfect for a family of up to eight people looking to get away from the regular hustle and bustle for the weekend. The amazing structure has everything that guests would need during their glamping stay and can be found easily situated between Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
Waterfront Cabin Rental for Groups of 15 with Jacuzzi Bathtub in Texas Hill Country
Summer is the perfect time for a family reunion or group get-together, and there is no better way to reconnect with loved ones than to a spend carefree time enjoying the outdoors. This stately cabin rental is perfect for large groups and features luxury amenities to accommodate everyone's needs.
Glampers will find this cabin set along Hamilton Creek in the heart of Texas Hill Country, just an hour to the northwest from Austin. What makes this cabin extra special are the outdoor amenities, which include a barbecue grill, a canoe, a paddle boat, and a separate tree house for the kids.
Traditional Tipis with Fully Modern Interiors, Texas
For an unforgettable glamping trip, families can choose to spend their weekend getaway in a fully-appointed tipi in New Braunfels, Texas—just a short drive outside of Austin. Adults will appreciate the upscale amenities, such as a kitchenette and air-conditioning, while children will be thrilled to be spending their nights sleeping in an authentic tipi. Outside, a beautiful evening under the stars can be spent while telling stories and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.
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