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GLAMPING [There...I said it]

Discussion in 'Other Camping' started by Northern Dancer, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It's called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.

    When you're glamping, there's no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no "journey" to use a bathroom. Whether in a tent, yurt, air stream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, tee pee or tree house, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.

    Glamping - a fusion of glamour and camping - emerged internationally and came across the Atlantic to North America over the last decade. Both independent properties and global hospitality brands have capitalized on an elevated demand for travellers of all ages who want to experience the positive aspects of camping without the "uncomfortable" negatives. Glamping pivots on a high level of service that focuses on the complete comfort of the guests. The amenities found at glamping destinations far exceed anything recreational campers’ experience.

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    ANY ONE HAVING EXPERIENCE HERE? Would like to know of your experiences.
  2. Does the backyard variety Treehouse count?

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  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...sure do @bulldoginajeepwithacolt. When I was at Camp Norval we had a fabulous tree house. The youth waited days to get their chance to sleep in it. True, not as fancy as we talk about but it was adventurous all the same.

    Nice to see you online. :)
  4. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    I remember asking you all on here what glamping was. If a person wanted to invest some money, this could be a great business. Glad to see you two on line also. Been a little quiet on here past few, of course I ain't contributed much.
  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...though I do have to say that when my base camp is fully operational I lack absolutely nothing in terms of comfort. I have an excellent tent with military cot and firm mattress. I have heat if necessary and lights generated by solar power. I can listen to soft classical music or watch a DVD. My Kitchener shelter protects me from the elements and allows me to dine in comfort. I have a wash station that can be equipped with an outdoor toilet and shower.

    But alas there is no service or servants - whatever needs to be done I do. I guess that is why I'm still not considered a glamper. And I'm more than happy to do what I do.
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  6. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

  7. Definitely a subscriber to the "basecamping" philosophy. Kinda like glamping without the glamour of scantily clad servants in yurts and such...

    Good to see you guys too! Just got back from a week of "basecamping" on Wellesley Island in the 1000 Islands area.

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  8. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    -----> The trip is scheduled for Monday 7th of August. I'm packed, the canoe is ready, and if the weather holds out it should be a great trip. We changed our location and our menus to spice it up a bit this year. Yep - photos will follow.
  9. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    -----> Great statement! "Glamping without the glamour." I didn't know about the scantily clad servants. I missed that part. So...when do we get to see the photos from Wellesley Island (State Park)? You are close to the Trump/Trudeau border. Err...make that United States/Canada border. :)
  10. Here are a few from the phone, not the best but you get the idea. Also one from the boat looking up at the tent from the St. Lawrence. a1d22c9c09ce0627b7662b1fcf4373ea.jpg b85d1e6c6794bc236d960579051087b3.jpg f102c21b974e94c9c36910e8352969bf.jpg fb3f64bc38792fa459044fcebec3fa66.jpg 1f2a5ecb4c1b2b3532aadc06377daec2.jpg 3897680a4edcd56ad6b2050fcc493029.jpg

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  11. And of course one must explore from a boat driven by some kids to take in a lot of the various islands and two castles, Singer and Boldt. fc357b53aef224d9f55fb58108744bfe.jpg 826a4bb236e93dfa4a4eab65d31e7aa4.jpg ba8702768ba3e02b95da8de19cd5d476.jpg dd080f9f15d83a38179277cc71d886d4.jpg 2c2e9a55d42f5487a5e14e85e7e07652.jpg aa56c6fbc43de2547dd8db4b66dbffd5.jpg

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  12. I bet the doctor that owns this weekend getaway and trolling boat knows a thing or two about glamping in proper fashion...

    After all his Yurt looks pretty comfy and his river raft seems to be outfitted for a true nautical expedition. 5aacad25f76dbcc3db157575ed43d568.jpg

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  13. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Oh oooh umm ahh I can't stand it! Man that looked like a great camping spot. Looks like the weather was nice. Looks like you had great company.
  14. Yes it was, and the company was the best! Wellesley State Park was the location and our campsite was in fact really good. This park had even better ones that had rock ledges that you coud jump off right into the St. Lawrence River.

    Just need to work on coming up with a better mosquito defense system for camping...

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  16. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    I guess glamping is already creeping its head over here. In my camping trips during the last decade t was mostly a family camping so you cannot discount the facilities and other convenience. Sometimes we go with the families of my wife's 2 siblings for an overnight camping in our favorite campsite called Nature's Camp. There is water supply and electricity so the camping is like more of a picnic. Fortunately they accede to my request of a bonfire at night with marshmallows on a stick. Oh yes, we sleep in tents.
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