Let’s talk, travel! This year, it’s all about villa rentals and glamping. Whether you want to travel by air or take a road trip, these two options are growing in popularity. In this month’s issue, let’s turn to villas and the whimsical way of camping.
By now, you’ve read that national parks are all the rage. For those who would like an adventurous outing at one of our American treasures like Yosemite, Zion or Acadia, but prefer to kick it up a notch and stay in a posh tent with all the modern conveniences of home than glamorous encampment is your thing, aka glamping. Why rough it, if you don’t have to? For the best inspiring glampsites in the US, I turn to Forbes senior contributor, Larry Olmsted, to inspire you.
- Camp Long Creek, Ridgedale, MO: This is an extra-special, new glamping destination that is truly one of a kind. Officially called Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar, it is a boutique resort within the much larger Big Cedar resort, one of America’s most well-endowed vacation destinations.
- Terramor Outdoor Resort, Mt. Desert Island, Maine: This island is all the best of Maine in one idyllic spot. It’s got the quintessential New England coastal town, Bar Harbor, full of great restaurants, smaller charming towns like Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, with lobster shacks all over the place, and the big attraction, Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of the ten most popular in the National Park System, and for good reason. Just in time, Terramor opens August 1 and is a 60-acre wooded property with 64 luxury canvas tents hidden in the trees, surrounding a central restaurant, bar and store.
- One more is Dunton River Camp, Dolores, CO: Glamping does not get more luxurious than this! Dunton Hot Springs is one of the most acclaimed luxury boutique resorts in the country, fashioned from a real Old West ghost town, with lodging in individual restored period building like blacksmith shop and stagecoach office.
If you want to travel with your family or with a group of friends, then a villa rental is the way to go. With a villa vacation, you’ll have impeccable landscaping and spectacular views, picture perfect outdoor spaces, and exemplary interior design and furnishings. Renting a villa comes with extra features like private chefs, butlers, gardeners and many more options to elevate your experience. Each villa is personally inspected and vetted, and each villa is maintained from top to bottom. When it comes to safety, renting a villa is a no brainer. Villa vacations are found across the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & Europe.
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