Get away from it all!
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I’ve been out & about quite a bit lately, with December being such a busy month—how about you? About this time of the month, with the holidays just around the corner, I start craving some me-time, and would love to have things settle down a bit.
One thing I love about travel is the opportunity to look forward to and dream about something great in the future. Today’s topic helps with the “get-away-from-it-all” craving, gives us something to dream about, and ALSO includes some fantastic destinations.
How does glamping near national parks sound for this next summer? Kind of like a dream come true? I agree! Talk about a “billion-star-hotel!” (Get it? There are a billion stars…?!)
There are lots of different types of glamping out there; in fact, I talked about different glamping locations and varieties here, if you want to read more.
This glamping takes place in 200+ square feet of canvas tents which come fully furnished. Locations are carefully chosen for beautiful views, remote nature, and proximity to national parks, monuments, and recreational areas.
What are the glamping tents like?
Each tent is 16 feet in diameter and height, and over 200 square feet in area, made from sturdy waterproof canvas with low profile windows and a large netted door. Furnishings include 1 king or 2 twin beds with plush down comforters, high thread count sheets, 4 pillows, 2 side tables, 2 butterfly chairs, 2 solar-powered lanterns, 2 USB fans, and a soft rug.
Bedding includes one king bed, or two twins, or three twins, or one king plus one twin. Please ask me for specifics, and I’m happy to help you out.
Is food included in the glamping?
Food isn’t included in the glamping package; breakfasts and dinners are available as add-ons in many locations. You’re welcome to bring food and cook your own meals, or you can drive to nearby towns and eat out! The nice thing is that it’s your choice.
Where are the glamping locations?
Bryce Canyon is known for having the largest concentration of hoodoos, or irregular columns of rock. It’s a series of natural amphitheaters carved into the edge of a high plateau. The views are stunning!
Moab is the town located closest to Arches National Park, known for the iconic and beautiful Delicate Arch and over 2,000 other arches, pinnacles, rock fins, and balanced rocks. Arches is truly a red-rock wonderland.
Zion National Park, UT
Zion National Park was Utah’s first national park and includes massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky.
Grand Canyon, AZ
The Grand Canyon encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent lands. It’s a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide. The South Rim is the most visited area of the park and is open year round.
Escalante National Monument/Lake Powell, UT and AZ
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah. It’s a diverse geologic treasure speckled with monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, and arches. Because of its remote and rugged landscape, it was one of the last places in the continental U.S. to be mapped.
Yellowstone was the world’s first national park, established March 1, 1872. It is full of unique hydrothermal and geologic features, encompassing 2.2 million acres. Here you’ll find about half of the world’s active geysers, plus amazing wildlife.
Glacier National Park, MT
Glacier National Park is known as the “crown of the continent,” with pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Boasting over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.
If you’re starting to get tired of all of the people and demands on your time, especially over the holidays, maybe it’ll help to think about these miles and miles of pristine national park areas just waiting to be discovered. Let me know if you’d like more info, or are interested in booking a national park glamping vacation. And hurry, because they’re already booking quickly for next spring and summer!