To be perfectly honest, although I love the outdoors and the peace and beauty of being in nature, it’s been a very long time since I actually felt like pitching a tent and rolling out the sleeping bag so I could sleep there. For quite a while now, my idea of roughing it has been “no room service”. So imagine my delight when I recently discovered the latest thing in camping. It’s called Glamping, as in Glamor + Camping. Glamping is upscale camping in which a tent large enough to walk through replaces the pup tent, bedding takes the place of the sleeping bag, a nice rug or wood covers the floor, and campers use real barware instead of plastic cups. In short, it’s more comfortable, civilized camping. I don’t know about you, but as I’ve gotten older, my tolerance for the dirt and bugs and lack of comfy slippers, a shower and a real toilet has definitely dwindled!
I’m telling you, this could be one of those life-changing discoveries. I am so smitten with this concept, that I’m going to try to sneak in a visit to MaryJanes’s Farm B&B just outside of Moscow, ID for a fabulous, relaxing and much needed long weekend of outdoor camping bliss. I’m really lovin’ this idea!
There are glamping locations all over the world (who knew?) some are just a step above rustic but others rival a 4- star hotel. Check out Clayoquot Sound Wilderness in British Columbia, or the Resort at Paws Up (www.pawsup.com) in Montana. The photo below is from Clayoquot. Now that’s glamping!