5 Luxury Campsite Destinations for the Ultimate Glamping Holiday
February 26, 2018
Expert campers usually hate the idea of Glamping (“glamorous camping”). The very mention of the word certainly has many of them cringing by this practice that completely takes away the “fun of the wilderness”. But what is wrong with enjoying the best of both worlds? We know we love enjoying the majestic sights and sounds of nature while enjoying the amenities of a five-star hotel. Check out these five luxury campsites destinations we found for your next glamping holiday abroad.
Chewton Glen, ENGLAND
Chewton Glen’s hotel in England offers Tree Houses with top of the line amenities. The newest (and most premium) tree houses for rent are the The Yews. The secluded spaces are nested amongst the tranquil New Forest near the resort. This new addition to the boutique hotel is covered designed rich earth tones and can accommodate up to twelve (four adults and eight children). After exploring the forest outdoors, one can come back and enjoy the luxuries of a private chef. Room service is also available for those who prefer ultimate privacy. Completely secluded from the rest of Chewton Glen, the tree house is suspended 35 feet above ground and features a large terrace overlooking the forest with multiple daybeds and a hot tub. The Yews Tree Houses goes up £2,850 per night through Sundays and Thursdays, and £3,000 on Fridays and Saturdays.
The luxury Aman-i-Khá camping site in India has access to 1,334 square kilometers of the Ranthambore Nation Park’s wildlife, rural villages, and numerous ancient structures. After a day of exploring, guests can come back to Aman and relax at one of ten tents that the site has to offer. Available for rent at around $1,408 a night, the spacious tents are air-conditioned and raised on concrete plinthis, and is covered with cotton drapes that separate the bathing, dressing, and sleeping quarters. Nearby, the main resort area features a wellness center for those looking to destress after a long day. The spa tent offers traditional Reiki healing, body scrubs, and massages. After a day at the spa, it is suggested to enjoy the gastronomic offerings at the dining area which feature dishes made with vegetables and herbs grown from the hotel’s organic garden.
Garden Village Bled at Lake Bled, SLOVENIA
Although the eco-friendly hotel is closed until March of 2018, there are many reasons to look forward to visiting the Slovenian glamping resort for the first time. During visits, one can book a tour around Bled and Lake Bled, before making a pilgrimage to the impressive Bled Castle. Another option includes a garden tour in which guests can ask experts to teach them how to grow fruit and vegetables. The glamping tents at the Garden Village is air-conditioned and large enough to fit a family of four. The resort offers top privacy, a private garden and large spaces for children to play. The wooden hot tub in your area is ideal for relaxing on chilly evenings. During the autumn and cold spring, stay comfortable through the tent’s built-in heated floor system.
The gorgeous tree hotel in Sweden is considered one of the most unique 5-star resorts in the world, suspending guests four or six meters above ground with sprawling views of miles and miles of snowy forest and the powerful Lule River Valley. The website SwedishLapLand stated in its review that the Treehotel wants to stress the importance of “ecological values” and making “minimal environmental impact” to their concept. Hence, the hotel’s devotion to using sustainable materials and energy solutions. The hotel is very popular amongst travelers and only has six rooms for rent.
Tena Tena Camp, ZAMBIA
The five traditional safari tents at the luxury Tena Tena safari resort is usually booked by truly dedicated enthusiasts of the wild life. The hotel boasts the best guides in Zambia who can take you on day and night safari drives or visit nearby villages such as Kawaza. Only open during the dry season, each of the camp’s large tents feature an open air bathroom and private veranda. Each tent is nested between large tree groves and bushes, allowing Tena Tena to give their patrons ultimate privacy. Views from the rooms include Luangwa and the hills of Nkwali.
By Chino R. Hernandez