Unique and Unusual Ways to Glamp

On your next trip to Yosemite National Park, ditch the camping and try glamping in a caboose.

A vintage Santa Fe Railroad caboose sits near the park at Oakhurst, California.

This unique glamping accommodation can provide you with the same sleeping quarters that conductors and brakemen slept in when the Iron Horse was king.

As trains were the only means of transportation in the olden days, they were built to be comfortable for the passengers aboard.

Luckily, today’s “glamping” caboose quarters are a like night and day from the when the freight train crews rested on bunks beside a cast-iron stove.

Instead, today’s guests can enjoy a jetted tub, full bathroom, satellite tv, hair dryer, kitchenette, outdoor patio, and scenic views of the golden state.

If you’ve tried glamping, this caboose should definitely be on your list of to-do’s, it’s definitely on ours!

Also, be sure to check out our complete list of unique and unusual glamping locations.


Alexandria Autrey

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

Kourtney Kardashian Goes Glamping

Glamping has become all the rage recently and even some of the most famous of people are trying it out.

A member of the Kardashian clan was recently in Montana, and has been sharing her trip on social media.

This week, Kourtney Kardashian has been entertaining her Instagram followers with pictures from her action-packed trip to mountains of Montana.

And judging from her social media feed, we would love to go glamping with her.

From her outdoor adventures to her chic glamping style, it is sure to be a good time in the picturesque mountains with this member of the Kardashian family.

From fly fishing to skeet shooting in a Yeezus jacket and taking a selfie on a bridge, Kourtney is making the most of her nature-filled trip.

If you think about it, she’s got all of the glamping essentials needed for the perfect outdoor getaway: wine, a flannel, a leather jacket, stylish sunglasses.

Basically, all of the makings for a glamorous time and some fresh mountain air.

Kourtney is even doing all of the activities you would do on a camping trip, such as, hiking, skeet shooting, taking selfies, hiking and even drinking wine.

We’re not exactly sure what’s gotten into this Kardashian, but at least she’s given us a reason to go outside in style and find out what this “glamping” thing is all about.

And let’s be honest, she’s probably the only person who could make a raccoon-skin hat look that stylish.

Be sure to go buy a flannel, a leather jacket, raccoon-skin hat, some new sunnies and try out this whole glamping thing.

Skeet Shooting in style

Hiking, Bridges and a whole lot of selfies

Fly fishing and flannels


Mountain views and wine

Let’s not forget, the raccoon-skin hat

Alexandria Autrey

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

Culinary Glamping Festival Hits Austin

Carson Creek Ranch is hosting it’s first ever culinary glamping Festival in Austin, Texas, Austin Alfresco!

Austin Alfresco aims to be the city’s first ever glamping event centered on the city’s culinary scene.

The event will be an exclusive food and wine overnight glamping retreat and festival.

The culinary glamping festival will be held on October 16 – 18, 2015.

Carson Creek Ranch, located near downtown Austin, was established as a Spanish land grant in 1851 and is one of the oldest existing ranches in Texas.

The ranch sits on two 20 acre pastures, separated by Carson Creek on the banks of the Colorado River.

The weekend includes, meals under the stars prepared by some of Texas favorite chefs, food tastings from local Austin artisans, daily happy hours, a full schedule of culinary demonstrations and wine tastings.

For those who aren’t interested in participating in learning, you can just enjoy the drinks, get massages, carve pumpkins and do on-site yoga.

Guests of Austin Alfresco can enjoy fully furnished, lighted, luxury ‘glamping’ tents that sleep two with a choice of Queen or Twin beds.

Two-person tents with twin beds are $895 per person and private tents with queen beds are $1,590.

The ranch will also hold activities other than the culinary events such as in starlit nights on the ranch with meals from some of Austin’s chefs, multiple campfires, local music and even culinary movie showings at the riverside outdoor theater.

For more information and to stay up to date, please visit AustinAlfresco.com.




Alexandria Autrey

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