THE BEST OF INTENTIONS
Relax and enjoy the world of glamorous camping.
Kootenay National Park Canada
Kootenay National Park really is the best of both worlds, with snowy mountain peaks and inviting hot springs. The glamping options are limited, however, so ensure you book ahead. Kootenay is great for the back country skiier, with several peaks to choose from. After a cold day of skiing what better than to relax in the hot pools, sprinkled with snow and then return to your comfy accommodation. goglamping.net
The Lake District National Park UK
With a variety of luxurious options the Lake District is a great place for glamping. Popular among adventurers, the Lake District has a multitude of great walks and cycle tracks to ensure you see some of the best natural sights England has to offer. The lakes also offer numerous water activities in the summer months. On top of this there are many beautiful historic houses and sites to see along the walks. One of the great things about glamping is that because you have a warm bed to come back to, you really don’t have any excuses to stop you exploring.
Lake Bled Slovenia
Lake Bled is stunning — there really is no other word for it — and to top it all off you can now glamp there. With so much to see you’ll be glad you aren’t doing traditional camping because you’ll want a good night’s sleep. Staying near Lake bled gives you the opportunity to see Bled Castle and Bled Island. Only a 15-minute drive away is the stunning Triglav National Park, filled with lakes and mountains, so no matter which hike you pick, you won’t be disappointed. There are also options for water sports on Lake Bled and the Vintgar Gorge hiking trail is not to be missed. gardenvillagebled.com
Grumeti is the perfect way to experience the true wilderness of East Africa complete with all the comforts glamping brings. They say that glamping is the ultimate blend of comfort and being close to nature and this could not be more true in Grumeti. Surrounded by African wildlife you have the opportunity to venture out on game drives or guided walks to see the most amazing animals up close. After all of that excitement you can relax in the swimming pool or spa or try out the personalised wine-tasting experiences. singita.com
USA Glacier National Park
With an array of mountains, lakes and waterfalls, Glacier National Park is a stunning option for a glamping getaway. There are a various tent options — including a treehouse — so there’s a glamping option to suit every budget. Again there are so many hiking choices you’ll be glad you have a mattress to fall on at the end of the day. If you have a car, the Going to the Sun road — which without stops takes two hours — will take you past the best scenery the national park has to offer. However, remember to check for road closures during the winter. glacierundercanvas.com
Glamping site in Lake Bled, Slovenia. For more on Slovenia see Tuesday’s Travel magazine