Glamping at Huttopia Sutton

Huttopia Sutton is a new mountainside glamping village just 90 minutes outside of Montreal, Canada.

This eco-friendly glamping resort was imported from France and it combines rustic lodging in a picturesque woodsy setting.

In addition, it offers glampers resort activities like, wine tasting, tennis, heated swimming pools and a children’s program.

Huttopia has cabins and tents that are set high above the town of Sutton on a stunning mountainside that is surrounded by maple and pine trees.

The resort operates a restaurant, Le Resto, that serves local wine and beer, as well as breakfast, all day pastries and an all-around supper menu.

Stay in one of the cabins or tents at this resort for the perfect weekend getaway as you are never to far from civilization in this idyllic woodsy area

These dwellings have all the conveniences of home are housed in a striking setting that has showers, bathrooms, a laundry facility, a library and a game room.

However, Huttopia Sutton does not offer a Wi-Fi signal in hopes to give guests the opportunity to unplug.

Even though there is no Wi-Fi, the resort has a television and a guest computer on-site.

Sutton is the first Huttopia venue in North America and the company is planning to open more sites in Quebec.

For more information on this stunning glamping resort, check out Montreal Gazette’s article, “’Glamping’ at Huttopia Sutton means you’re never too far from civilization.”




Five Amazing Must See Cabins in the United Kingdom

When it comes to getting away, cabins are the perfect way to escape from the urban blues.

Glamping, camping without roughing it, is way to go when you want to take a holiday.

This new trend offers so many unique and unusual ways to get outdoors with the most luxe amenities.

You can go glamping in airstreams, trailers, barns, farmhouses, pods, cottages, huts, eco lodges, tents, treehouses, tipis and cabins.

Cabineering is a new travel trend that is offered by many luxury properties, it’s a cozy way to have a memorable and experiential holiday.

Staying at a cabin gives you the comforts of home and the notable amenities of a luxury hotel.

In addition, most of these cabins are in some of the most remote and breathtaking areas around the globe.

For those of you who dream of getting away from the urban blues and getting into the outdoors, these five cabins are sure to be your next escape.

Cabin on the Lake
This cabin is a effortless one-room cabin in an blissful setting near Machynlleth in mid-Wales. It comes equipped with a double bed, wood-burning stove, covered kitchen and a shower. Guests can enjoy a swim in the lake or warm up in the hot tub. This dwelling sits on a working farm, which is home to an adult only campsite. The isolated setting is a great way you can live out your escapist dreams in comfort.

Brockloch Bothy
A new generation of architects have taken this cabin and it into a modern day hut that is both eco-friendly and trendy. This cabin is off the grid on a 190-acre farm that overlooks the Galloway Hills in Scotland. There is no shortage of activities for guests they can see the Threave Castle, Logan Botanic Garden or even explore the countryside on they 7stanes biking trails. Guests can also sit on their deck and enjoy the idyllic views that surround them.

North Star Club
Set up in 2008, this North Star Club cabin offers luxury tents that are set across 15 acres of North Yorkshire woodland. This glamping destination features eight suites that are set on 500 acres of stunning woodland. The suites have king-size beds, woodburners and even offer spa treatments. This place is the perfect getaway for the city escapee who enjoys a picturesque outdoor setting.

Grey Willow Yurts
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This cabin is a tell tell sign of how much the glamping market is expanding as it is known as a “yabin.” A yabin is a hybrid between a yurt and a cabin. This octagonal wooden structure is an eco-friendly site in the Blackdown Hills near Honiton. The yabins feature a double bed, futons, woodburning stove, furniture made from local materials and a designated campfire area.

Elmley National Nature Reserve
Elmley is a cattle farm and national nature reserve on the Isle of Sheppey. This glamping escape is encompassed by wildlife-rich grazing marsh. It has three shepherd’s huts that provide accommodations for wildlife watchers. Each hut offers guests a double bed, en-suites, woodburners and cooking facilities.


Customize Your Glamping Experience in Colorado

Glamping can take many shapes and forms, there are opportunities for the more rugged glamping that is closer to typical camping and then it can swing the other way to luxurious camping with all the extras of gourmet meals, 500 thread count sheets, and butlers. I personally have stayed in a range of glamping accommodations; from simple canvas tents with shared facilities, to airstream trailers, to inventive containers with canvas roofs, to full on canvas glamping apartments complete with kitchen and fireplace. However, what if you were to find a glamping spot that you could customize a range of basic to luxury experience? I found it nestled high in the mountains of Colorado.

Glamping doesn’t just have to be canvas based, it can be anything that really brings you uniquely closer to nature that isn’t a hotel. Glamping accommodations vary but, the most common types of glamping includes, airstreams, trailers, barns, farmhouses, cabins, pods, domes, cubes, eco lodges, huts, yurts, tents, tipis, villas and tree houses. So when I heard about the hut-to-hut system in Colorado, I was eager to try them out as a glamping opportunity.

A hut is basically a large log cabin found in remote places in the Colorado Rockies. There are 20 to 30 huts that are located an average 6 miles apart, perfect spacing for hiking or backcountry skiing between huts. They run from Aspen to Eagle or Aspen to Vail, depending on how far you’d like to go. Or you can simply stay in one of them and use it as a base to explore the area. They are administered by the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. The huts are quite basic facilities, there’s typically no plumbing, they are heated by stoves, and almost all of them are off the grid – so leave the cell phones at home! Each hut has 15 to 20 beds that can each be reserved for a night or multiple nights.
Now it’s up to you how much you want to ‘glamp up’ the experience.

Basic Hut Glamping

Just hike into the hut, bring all of your own food, a sleeping bag, and a sense of adventure! You share the kitchen facilities with others staying in the hut. You cook your own meals, clean up after yourself, and share in the responsibilities of hut living with the other people who have rented beds. Take hikes during the day and sit out by the campfire by night.

Shared common area of Harry Gates HutShared common area of Harry Gates Hut

Hike on numerous trails or between hutsHike on numerous trails or between huts

Catch spectacular sunsets!Catch spectacular sunsets!

Intermediate Hut Glamping

If you want someone else to do all of the planning and hard work, bring along your own local Aspen Alpine Guide who can help you arrange all of the provisions and will hike/ski in with you! The guides know the area better than anyone else. They can prepare meals, lead you on hikes around the area, provide sleeping bags & gear, and generally take care of all arrangements.

Breakfast cooked up by Aspen Alpine Guides at the HutBreakfast cooked up by Aspen Alpine Guides at the Hut

Guides lead hikes to waterfalls and other hidden gems in the areaGuides lead hikes to waterfalls and other hidden gems in the area

Guides made up a bonfire to enjoy after dinnerGuides made up a bonfire to enjoy after dinner

Luxury Hut Glamping

And if you don’t want to lift a finger, and also have all the comforts of home high up in the mountains, it is possible to actually rent out the entire hut by purchasing all the beds (this must be done well in advance), and bring a whole group of friends with you! The Aspen Alpine Guides will help you lux it up to your desire. You want a private chef to come along to cook gourmet meals made from local ingredients? Done. Hold a happy hour out on the deck? Done. Bring a yoga instructor to hold yoga sessions in the morning? Done. Want a masseuse to work on your aching body after a good long hike? Done. Whatever your heart desires they can arrange it and make it part of the experience.

Mountain yoga!Mountain yoga!

Organize a personal chef to be at the hut to cook meals and educate you on local ingredientsOrganize a personal chef to be at the hut to cook meals and educate you on local ingredients

Yoga and Pilates on the deck led by instructors/mountain guidesYoga and Pilates on the deck led by instructors/mountain guides

Which one would you choose? In Aspen Colorado, you can have your Glamping experience the way you want it!