Image via The Resort at Paws Up Montana
I’ve never really been the outdoorsy type. While the idea of camping always appeals to me – guitars around the campfire, cuddling under the stars, waking up with the sun and all – the reality is a little more than I’m ready for (sore back, bug bites, dirty feet, and bad coffee). The answer: glamping (Glam Camping, natch).
There are a couple of ways to look at glamping – first, the new crop of resorts that offer upscale ways to get close to nature…from yurts to teepees to airstreams, this is the ideal way to go. Let someone else take care of the details, in true glamping style. Check out Glamping Hub for a huge listing of sites.
Image via El Cosmico, Marfa, TX
(PS – I’m SUPER jealous that my sister is visiting Marfa next month!)
Image via The Resort at Paws Up
Image via Big Sur Getaway
Another way to look at glamping is the DIY route…just dress up your standard camping trip a bit. And really…why wouldn’t you want to make things a little more comfortable? A few extras like portable beds, outdoor rugs and folding chairs go a long way and don’t take up much room. While a few of my picks are just a wee bit over the top, do it up to your own taste!
Pure Fiber Organic Bathrobe, Amazon.com; Basic Inflatable EZ Bed, Grandin Road; Butterfly Chair, Ballard Designs; Flameless Candles, Target; Sunbrella Valencia Stripe Outdoor Pillow, Crate and Barrel; Recycled Morocco Outdoor Rug, VivaTerra; Kite Kilim Floor Pouf, West Elm; Snow Peak Folding Table, REI; Hibachi Grill, Dwell Studio; Insulated Two Bottle Cocktail Case, Amazon.com; Acrylic Wine Glasses, Bed Bath and Beyond; Deluxe Camper’s Kitchen, Cabela’s, Outdoor Leather Cooler, FarFetch.com.
Image via Poppytalk
And finally….somewhere in between. Did you know you can rent these fabulous teardrop campers and kitchens? Check out the info at Vacations-in-a-Can, and in Sunset Magazine (with even more great glamping gear!).