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Try the New Vacation Trend: A Glamping Getaway

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2018-08-22 21:50:00

Want to get away from it all and enjoy some quality time in the great outdoors, but don’t like the idea of “roughing it”? While the chance to unplug and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a real draw for some, others are not so keen on the idea of leaving modern technology, amenities, and the comforts of home behind in favor of setting up a tent under the stars. That’s where a new trend comes in—glamping.

Glamping is short for “glamorous camping”, sometimes referred to as luxury camping, and it’s been gaining popularity over the last few years among folks who want to enjoy a getaway in nature, but would rather avoid the rougher aspects of the trip. Glamping was created to be the best of both worlds—spending time in natural settings that offer the beauty and serenity of camping, with modern accommodations that echo the feel of a hotel room or resort.

With the popularity of glamping on the rise, more and more businesses are opening their treehouse, tipi, and safari tent doors, meaning there are places to glamp throughout Upstate New York. Enjoy the majestic mountain beauty of the Adirondacks  or Catskills, the world-class wine scene of the Finger Lakes, the gorgeous beaches and riverside views of the Thousand Islands and Lake Ontario, and the quiet countryside of Central and Western New York’s  farmlands.

Glampers traditionally enjoy all or many of the comforts of home or a hotel room with the ability to step outside and enjoy nature right on their doorstep. Glamping is marked by accommodations like queen and king size beds (with frames!) and hardwood flooring—while some even offer amenities like indoor plumbing, electricity, refrigerators and coffee pots, private porches, and more.

While it changes from place to place, glamping can be done in anything from portable, minimalist pods to spacious safari tents to tipis and yurts inspired by historic Native American and Asian shelters. Cabins, RVs, and even treehouses can also play host to a glamping adventure. Some glamping shelters even have screened-in skylights over the bed so you can stargaze in style.

The possibilities are endless on a glamping trip. Depending on where you choose to go, you can spend your days hiking and biking, paddling and fishing, boating and horseback riding, antiquing and exploring history and museums, enjoying craft beers and wines, doing some shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or just exploring what a particular area has to offer. At night, head back to your glampground and catch some zzz’s in style.

And, for Health Safety concerns, don't let your  CPAP machine keep you from the camping fun. Read new strategies for safe camping with your CPAP machine !


Interior glamping photo credit Jenn
Wooden pod photo credit young shanahan
Yurt photo credit Heatherton
Tipi photo credit Brahmsee

posted at: 2018-08-22 21:50:00, last updated: 2021-10-30 13:34:53

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