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“Glamping”: Glamorous Camping

For those who enjoy the outdoors, but don’t want to truly “rough it,” then glamping – or glamorous camping – may be a...

Sean Leow
Sean Leow on September 18, 2008.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, but don’t want to truly “rough it,” then glamping – or glamorous camping – may be a great choice.  The New York Times recently profiled this new trend and a few glamping venues in Europe, Canada and the US.  While the venues offer a mix of amenities ranging from tepees to antique dressers, they all stress a strong eco-conscious theme.

One of the most luxurious glamping sites is Paws Up in Montana where campers stay in cabins or tents, “complete with king-sized beds and art on the walls, a personal butler and private master bath (though it is a short walk away). Rates start at $695 per night for two but include three meals a day.”

“We call it nature on a silver plate,” Terre Short, Paws Up’s general manager, said. “I think glamping has really hit its stride this summer as the ultimate connect with nature.”

NYT: Camping? Yes. Roughing It? Not Quite.

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