Even though we love the services and amenities of an upscale hotel and getting pampered, we’re not opposed to a good camping trip either. Being in the middle of the nature with nothing but a tent, a fireplace and your boyfriend or girlfriend can be pretty romantic and quite the experience! But when we heard about this new trend in the camping scene, we were simply blown away by the fact that we’re now able to combine comfort with outdoor fun through “Glamping”. The word “Glamping” is a mixture of “Glam” and “Camping” and describes perfectly what it’s all about: “Glamping is short for glamorous camping. It’s a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the creature comforts you can’t live without. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream or treehouse, it’s camping on a grand scale.” (source: Glamping.com)
What’s not to love about this new travelling trend? To make your search for the best glamping site a little easier, we’ve already selected 5 unique spots in Europe for you!
With two locations, one in Bottrop (Germany) and one in Ottensheim near Linz (Austria), “Das Parkhotel” is one of our absolute favorites when it comes to creativity and value for money! Made of old, refurbished sewage pipes, customers only pay what they think is appropriate (!). Simple from the outside, comfy from the inside – all pipes are equipped with double beds, storage, light and many other gadgets. You can book your stay from May through October with a maximum length of stay of two nights.
The Whitepod Hotel in Les Cernies, Switzerland, is the Ferrari of all tent vacations. The pods are equipped with the most luxurious interiors and offer all services one could wish for on a holiday and can be used equally in Summer and Winter. And by the way, talk about an amazing view! We’d definitely love to live in a pod like this!
Treehotel in Harads, Sweden, offers treerooms in amazing, unique designs in the middle of nature. Choose from 7 different room designs like a Mirrorcube or a room that is designed after a bird’s nest. Project “Treehotel” was inspired by the film ”The Tree Lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsen – what a fun reason to create an amazing, environmental friendly hotel like this!
Located in the beautiful mountain range ‘Sierra de las Nieves’ in Southern Spain, the airstream is an oasis of luxury set in the middle of nature. But not only is the Airstream very comfortable, stylish and the perfect combination of retro nostalgia and contemporary design – it also comes with an outdoor pool! What a unique holiday!
A Yurt was traditionally used by the nomads in the steppes of Central Asia, but we’re glad this cozy form of accomodation made it all the way to Europe. One of the cutest Yurt hotels we came across was Trossachs Yurts in Scotland. There a three yurts to choose from in a beautiful scenery of the scottish wilderness – we’d say, perfect for cuddling up!