Hi all! A big hello to all of you wonderful TDC readers! I’m Heidi and it is such a blessing to be visiting here from my blog, Brave Wild and Free (formerly My Beautiful Mess). I have adored Rayan’s eclectic style and eye for design for such a long time – not to mention that I got to meet her adorable self in person AND eat Mexican food with her, which made me love her all the more! For those of you who don’t know me (most of you), let me introduce myself. I’m a wife and a mom (of three) from the Pacific Northwest. I love coffee, Toms, books and solitude. I have always enjoyed the peacefulness of the great outdoors – and here in the northwest it is GREAT. But, if I’m honest, I don’t love the grittiness of the outdoors.
Give me a trail to a waterfall and I’ll hike it. Give me an “I think this used to be the trail but watch out for the poison oak and ticks” and I’ll stay in the car with my Sunset Magazine and NPR podcast. As much as I love hiking and camping, there is a limit to the ruggedness I can take. And this, my new friends, is where glamping starts to call me. Solitude AND comfort…it’s like they were thinking of me when they created it.
1 // S’mores Kit 2 // Big One Travel Mug 3 // Southwestern Story Dress 4 // Duluth Backpack 5 // Women’s Luscher Omni Heat Rain Boot 6 // Chrome Lantern 7 // Pendleton Glacier 5th Ave Wool Blanket 8 // Copper + Leather Stool 9 // Boo Fire Basket 10 // 16ft Lotus Belle Tent
Just imagine sitting on your soft leather sling chair in front of your canvas tent with an enameled mug of craft coffee in your hand and a Pendleton blanket in your lap. You hear the camp cook (not you, of course) ring the bell for breakfast and you slip on your cozy Columbia boots and make your way to the crackling campfire to eat free range eggs and locally grown veggies. You spend the day wandering the wooded trails and enjoying the fresh air and tuck yourself into your feather bed at night – belly full of smores and microbrews – completely and totally at peace.
I’ve always thought this place existed only in my imagination, but then glamping resorts started popping up all over the place. Of course, you could get your own canvas tent and haul in your queen feather bed, bedroom furniture and claw-footed bathtub… Or you could just visit any of these amazing resorts and campgrounds:
Washington State // Lakedale Resort , San Juan Islands / Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn, Yakima
Oregon // Brews with Views, Rogue River (Rafting, glamping and local craft beers. Does it get any better?)
California // Autocamp, Santa Barbara (San Fransisco & LA coming soon)
Utah // Moab Under Canvas, Moab (also available at Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks) / Shooting Star RV Resort, Escalante
Montana // The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough
Wyoming // Fireside Resort, Wilson
Colorado // Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores
New York // Camp Orenda, Johnsburg
Texas // Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Wimberley
Nationwide // Shelter Co., Based out of California, New York & Texas – Pop-up Glamping
September is the perfect time to head out glamping. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to change and the rates are low. It’s cool enough in the mornings for your fall sweaters but still nice enough to hike in comfort. It doesn’t get any better.
So, who is going glamping this fall?