Create Your Own Glamping in Lake County

Lake County, located North of San Francisco, will be participating in the glamping event, International Glamping Weekend on June 6-7, 2015.

Local activities include fishing, birding, kayaking, boating, swimming, hiking and wine tasting while staying near the scenic clear lake.

In addition, Lake County offers waterfront camping right on the banks of Cache Creek while also been known for having the cleanest air in the United States.

While your stay in Lake County, the State Parks include Anderson Marsh State Historic Park and Clear Lake State Park.

If you are a glamping enthusiast Lake County is the place to stay offering different glamping accommodations such as trailers, cabins, cottages and an abundance of campsites where you can create your own glamping destination.

Lake County offers year around camping and plays the ideal host for a glamping weekend.

In addition to these accommodations, Lake County will be hosting the Lake Vintage Trailer and Glamping Open House for those who wish to create their own glamping trailers or cabins around Lake County.

The glamping open house will be held at Tatonka Land Mini Golf, and several properties will be participating in the international glamping weekend.

For more information on the Lake County Glamping open house check out the All Voices article, “Glamping Scene Sparkles in Lake County.”

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Alexandria Autrey

Recent graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Mass Communications and previously the lead writer for Glamping LLC.

Top 5 Glamping Destinations with Spectacular Scenic Spots

Marinij.com has named The Treebones Resort, The Resort at Paws Up, Sequoia High Sierra Camp, C U Lazy Ranch and Westgate River Ranch the top 5 scenic glamping spots.

The Treebones Resort, located in Big Sur is an eco-friendly resort that hangs above the stunning cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.

Guest can enjoy the freedom from noise while staying at one of 16 yurts that the resort offers.

In addition, glampers can enjoy the resort’s wood woven nests that offer comfy beds inside to make for more enjoyable views of the landscape.

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The Resort at Paws, just featured on Forbes.com, is a Montana ranch in the getaway town of Greenough.

The camp, located on 37,000 acres, offers 6 luxurious safari style tents overlooking the Blackfoot River.

Activities at the resort include hiking, fishing, rock climbing, rafting and cattle drives.

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Sequioa High Sierra Camp, at Giant Sequoia National Monument, is a California glamping destination.

The Camp, is a one mile stroll from inside the park that offers plush mattresses’ and feather down pillows for a perfect night’s sleep.

While staying here, guests can enjoy dine in meals served on a dining pavilion and hiking, stargazing or fly fishing.

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The C U Lazy Ranch, located in Colorado, offers a retreat away from the urban life.

Glampers can enjoy scenic trail rides, hiking, fishing and dinner in the Granby Lodge.

The retreat has a guided ranch hand to tend to guests while they enjoy fully furnished tents with either a king size bed or four twins.

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The Westgate River Ranch, located in florida, is the perfect over night experience.

The resort offers a personal glamping concierge to make your overnight stay a memorable one in cattle country.

Breakfast is delivered to each tent and guest can enjoy an afternoon zip-lining, horseback riding, mini golf, a petting farm, or an airboat ride.

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For more information on the top 5 glamping locations check out Marinji.com’s article:“Family Travel: Five Scenic Glamping Spots.”

Alexandria Autrey

Recent graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Mass Communications and previously the lead writer for Glamping LLC.

Rolling Huts Review

I didn’t know “quiet” was a sound until I stayed at Rolling Huts. Set deep in Washington State’s backcountry where the Cascades tumble into the Methow Valley, a herd of six huts graze in an open meadow.

As a city-slicker who relishes in outdoorsy weekends, the Olson Kundig Architects-designed Rolling Huts have become one of my go-to glamping muses. They bring an industrial-chic aesthetic you might expect to see in a dot.com billionaire’s home to the countryside. Think: Basic-yet-bright bungalows built as a contemporary alternative to camping.

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High on functionality and design, and low on frills, the modular masterpieces—so fetching they could grace the cover of Architectural Digest—feature a minimalist interior with a cozy sleeping section, as well as a main room flanked by an outdoor deck and a basic food prep nook. Here, a set of building block-style moveable seats also double as an extra sleeping platform for kids or friends.

The creative placement of the herd’s personal bathrooms and water source is where Rolling Huts’ glamping grade goes from A to A+. In an effort to maintain a low environmental impact, each hut has a private outhouse accessible via the deck. As for where to find the Cascades’ glacier water? Well, it wells up from the land in a faucet at the base of each unit. (Clean freaks don’t fret: If you crave a little more pampering, like me, a main bathhouse with sinks and showers is a short stroll away.)

Wanting a taste of Washington’s most progressive glampers, I visited in the summer with my husband and our four-legged fur-child. Totally enamoured with every detail of the mod campers, we spent a lot of time photographing every steel and plywood detail pretending we were in-demand photographers on “a shoot” for a magazine.

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Despite the basic kitchens, we ate in every evening. Nightfall was too beautiful to leave as the alpenglow-effect turned the distant mountains a shade of pink—a spectacle we watched from our balcony while drinking Pacific Northwest wine.

In the morning we worked off our vino biking along part of the region’s impressive 120-mile trail system to breakfast at The Mazama Store. Offering a grocery bag full of organic goods, gifts, espresso, wine, and fresh-baked goodies, I will never forget their strawberry scones topped in coarse sugar. Due to these scones, biking to and from the store became part of our morning commute, which we also used as an opportunity to pick up food for the rest of the day including local cheeses and fresh-baked sel de mer baguettes.

Back at “the ranch” over wine, cheese, baguettes, and the quietness of the Methow Valley, we started planning our return—one visit only whet our palate for more—this time in the winter to cross-country ski along the same trails by day, and retreat into our personal warming hut by night.
Insider Information

– If you like a cushy mattress bring extra padding for the foamy provided in each hut. You’ll need sheets and a duvet, too.
– Along with a bar fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, basic kitchenware is provided. If you want to take your meal into Michelin territory, bring tongs, a cheese grater, and wine glasses.
– There is a central barbecue area for cookouts. If you don’t feel like cooking, find a restaurant onsite.
– Several hundred feet beyond the huts, the same property also features 15 safari-style canvas tents in case you crave a more rustic form of glamping.