Olympic-Quality Vacation Rentals for Summer

By Emma Knott

Want a way to find out who all the best athletes in the world are? You look to the Olympics. Want a way to find out which are our most beautiful and luxurious glamping spots? You look to us at Glamping Hub, and it's time to check out our champions of the glamping world. These Olympic-quality vacation rentals are scattered all over the US—from New York to Hawaii—ready and waiting to feed your wanderlust this summer.

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Rustic and Romantic Tree House Rental in Sonoma Wine County

This blog just wouldn't be complete without a Californian tree house. Located right by beautiful Sonoma Wine County, guests can both enjoy a stay in this luxurious rental and try out some of the famous local wines.

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Stunning Luxury Airstream Rental near Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Second up is a stylish luxury Airstream in Oregon, championing "camping chic," this rental will have you reaching for your planner—or opening up iCal on your iPhone—to check potential vacation dates.

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Cozy Couples Tipi Rental in the Catskills of Upstate New York

This tipi rental in upstate New York is perfect for a dreamy, romantic getaway in the Catskills. Relax inside and enjoy the beautiful designs and decor, or curl up outside with a blanket and do some stargazing.

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Royal Treatment on a Luxurious Private Island near Key West, Florida

This incredible vacation rental is so luxurious that guests are on a private island. Relax at this blissful villa, and enjoy the peaceful tranquility it brings. With a private boat shuttle, glampers need not worry about transportation to and from this stunning rental, either.

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Tranquil Luxury Cottage in a Beautiful Setting in Santa Fe

This stunning cottage is nestled in the New Mexican countryside. Thanks to it being so secluded and peaceful, guests won't have any trouble relaxing at this blissful retreat.

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Charismatic and Tropical Cabin On an Active Volcano in Hawaii

We figured a blog about Olympic-quality vacation rentals without featuring a cabin in Hawaii just wouldn't be right. This amazing cabin in Hawaii not only is incredibly luxurious, but gives guests the chance to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea.

P.S. This last rental is our treat to all you Olympic superfans. This gorgeous villa near Porto Seguro will allow you to either daydream about staying in Brazil during such a momentous occasion—or go check out the Olympic grounds post-games and post-crowds.

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Jaw-Dropping Villa with Private Pool near Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil

This Summer's Top Lake Vacations in the U.S.

By Emma Knott

Come summer, all we're looking to do is beat the heat. As far as we're concerned, there's no better way to do so than by a body of water—and today, we're focusing on lakes!

Our top lake vacation rentals in the U.S. will give you everything an ocean can, from water to cool off and play around in to beaches to sun yourself upon. Whether planning a getaway with a group of friends, "the fam," or your significant other, you're about to get a sneak peek at some of our favorite lake spots and accommodations.

California

First up is this breathtaking cabin with stunning 180-degree views of the Sierra Nevada range on the bank of South Lake Tahoe. Sleeping up to 12 guests, it’s perfect for a big family or a large group of friends to escape for a summer break!

altStunning 180-Degree Views of Sierra Nevada from Luxury Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

New York

The second lakeside spot we’d recommend this summer is this quirky tree house rental on Cayuga Lake in New York, where guests can book just the one tree house—or both for a larger group. Why not change it up this summer and stay in a unique glamping spot, like this one, for an idyllic waterfront vacation?

alt Stunning Tree House Cabins Overlooking Cayuga Lake, New York

Massachusetts

Next up is this beautiful cabin in Cape Cod, near Boston. Perfect for a secluded and romantic getaway, this cabin rental is just the place for couples—and even has exclusive access to a dock on the lake!

alt Cozy Lakefront Cabin Rental for Two with Private Dock near Boston

Missouri

Missouri and its infamous Ozarks bring you this luxury cabin complete with both air conditioning and Wi-Fi, perfect for making everyone jealous with fun vacation snaps! Accommodating up to four guests, this cabin is perfect for a family vacation this summer.

alt Lakefront Luxury Cabin with Wi-Fi & Air Conditioning in the Ozarks, Missouri

Michigan

Try this incredible cabin rental on the banks of Lake Michigan on for size for your next group retreat or family reunion. Sleeping up to 21 guests, not a single family member, friend, nor co-worker will be left behind.

alt Grand Cabin Rental Perfect for Large Groups in Berrien County, Michigan

Oregon

Hopping back over to the West Coast for our final recommendation for this summer, this unique yurt accommodation is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy exclusive access to the lake and the beach, as well as activities such as kayaking, fishing, and a fun swing-rope located on the property. Kids and adults alike are sure to love it here!

alt Secluded Lakefront Yurt with Private Beach near Portland, Oregon

We can't always include every one of our preferred rentals—you'd get the blog post that never ends!—so be sure to check out these collections for more lakefront gems: Summer Vacation Rentals in Lake Tahoe, Lakefront Summer Getaways on East Coast, and Lakefront Summer Getaways on West Coast!

Italy's Best Coastal Beach Vacations

By Emma Knott

When we mention Italian beaches, most people will think of the Amalfi Coast, and while this is a truly stunning stretch of coastline, Italy has more to offer than just this one stretch of sandy shoreline. Almost completely surrounded by the sea, Italy, in fact, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

This encompassing list of Italy's best coastal beach vacations will either provide you with the perfect accommodation for your luxurious trip to the beautiful Italian coastline or produce some vacation inspiration for that holiday you’ve always wanted to go on. Either way, you’re going to be thankful for these stunning beach rentals!

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This beautiful glamping accommodation, shaded by four olive trees high up in the hills of Salentini, is just a short walk from the rocky Italian coastline. Head inland to the nearby towns of Lecce and Gallipoli to see some of the most famous art centers in Europe, discover local markets selling fresh produce, or venture a little further along the coastline to find some stunning beaches. (Fun bonus fact: The Salento peninsula divides the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea!)

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Venice has a beach? Yes, indeed glampers, many will be shocked that Venice offers a lot more than just the stunning city on water. Stay a little further out of the city, and you’ll see that the Italian coastline is just as beautiful by Venice than anywhere else in the country. You can't miss it!

These sleek Airstreams will provide you with a luxurious camping holiday to remember. Located directly on the beach, this site is perfect for those wishing to soak up some of those famous Italian rays.

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Glampers are in for a treat with these seaside holiday tents in Tuscany, located near Italy’s beautiful cities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. You’ll have a hard time choosing whether to sunbathe on the beach and swim in the Mediterranean sea or explore!

You can easily walk to the Burano WWF Wildlife Preserve, where you'll find Burano Lake—a salt lake, with beautiful, native flora and fauna—or try out some of the many water sports available to glampers. Perhaps sailing will even become your new hobby!

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Yes it’s another glamping site near the Tuscan beach, but this accommodation merits the hype! This one-of-a-kind watchtower provides guests with a 360-degree view of the famous rolling Tuscan hills. Having visited Tuscany last summer, I can promise you it deserves all the attention it receives.

Visit the nearby ancient Roman settlement Pitigliano to see the ancient building clinging to the cliff or take a nature walk through the Natural Park of Maremma.

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These eco-friendly mobile homes on the island of Sardinia will have you reaching for your diary to book your holiday! From sailing and windsurfing to trekking and horseback riding (plus concerts held in the nearby amphitheater), you will have plenty of activities to do before relaxing in your beautiful glamping rental in the evening.

To find our other accommodations in Italy, check out "Summer Vacation Getaways to Italy" or for a family holiday perhaps "Family-Friendly Campgrounds in Italy", we've got you covered!

Five-Star Cabin Camping Sites for 2016

By Emma Knott

There’s a reason we're showing off these these five-star cabin camping sites to you today—they’re all award-winningly fabulous! Perfect for any occasion, be it a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a vacation with your best pals, this definitive list of cabins, separated by state, will be sure to give you some real vacation inspiration.

Arizona

alt Comfortable Cabins Offer Family Fun Near the Grand Canyon

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California

alt Romantic Cabin Tucked Away in Forest of Redwoods, California

alt Rustic Cabin on Famous Old Yosemite Road, California

alt Old-Fashioned Log Cabin Next to Yosemite National Park, California

alt Sophisticated A-Frame Cabins Above Bass Lake, California

alt Luxury Lodge Cabin with Balcony in Twin Peaks, California

alt Cozy Woodland Cottage with Loft in Idyllwild, California

alt Cozy Cabin with Breakfast Included along American River with Rafting Excursions

alt Dream Log Cabin with Hot Tub and Cozy Interior, California

alt Beautiful Cabin Rental near Joshua Tree National Park Entrance

alt Spacious Cabin Rental near Trinity River in Northern California

alt Charming Mid-Century Cabin Overlooking Austin Creek, California

alt Beautifully Modern Cabin with 360-Degree Views of Joshua Tree, California

Florida

alt Forested Wood Cabin near Ocala National Forest in Central Florida

Illinois

alt Antique Log Cabin with Spacious Tree Deck, Illinois

alt Serene, Two-Story Log Cabins near Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Maine

alt Private Eco-Cabin Tucked Away in the Maine Wilderness

Montana

alt Cozy Secluded Cabin Near Glacier National Park, Montana

New York

alt Cozy Western-Style Cabin Just Two Hours Away From NYC

alt Charming and Private Cabin Situated on Charley Lake in the Adirondacks

North Carolina

alt Luxury Cabin Tent Under a Tree Canopy in the Mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina

alt Romantic Tree House Cabin Nestled in Trees Outside Asheville, North Carolina

alt Luxuriously-Crafted Villa Perfect for Big Groups in North Carolina

Oregon

alt Remarkable Environmentally-Friendly Cabin in Secluded Woodlands near Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Texas

altEco-Cabins in Texas Hill Country Offer Yoga Retreats near Austin

alt Rustic Cabin In Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Washington

alt Family-Friendly and Contemporary Cabin in the North Cascades of Washington

alt Tree House Cabin Nestled at the Foot of Scenic, Snow-Capped Mt. Adams, Washington

Find out whatother properties made on to this exclusive list by checking out Glamping Hub's Greatest 2016: Cabins page!

Only the Best: Luxury Vacation Rentals near Paris

By Emma Knott

Start planning your dream trip to France with only the best of our luxury vacation rentals near Paris. These gorgeous glamping sites in the surrounding countryside will provide you with the perfect travel package in an idyllic setting, while still being a reasonable distance from Paris – perfect for a few days of sightseeing.

From Picardy and Normandy both north of Paris, to the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy south of Paris, these glamping sites will have you reaching for your diaries to book! Combine a trip to Paris itself with a visit to the iconic Disneyland Paris, all while staying in a nearby luxury vacation rental in the beautiful French countryside. Glampers get the best of both worlds when staying at these beautiful glamping sites near the capital city!

I’ll be honest with you all, when writing this blog, I couldn’t pick which accommodation to include from this property, near Picardy in northern France - they are all so quirky and individual, so I decided to share all three with you and let you guys decide! With access to a Jacuzzi, an evening meal included in the rate plus the chance to do some hiking, fishing or canoeing, this is the perfect spot for glampers to chillax after a day of exciting activities!

Colorful Vintage Caravans Near Picardy, Northern France alt This beautiful vintage caravan is perfect for young families wanting to take a holiday in the French countryside. With beautiful interior décor and comfy beds, this luxury camping caravan near Paris is ideal for any beginner glampers.

Unique Cube-Shaped Wooden Cabin in Picardy, France alt Relax after a day full of activities in your funky, cube-shaped cabin, and do a spot of stargazing from your bed at night. With astronomical binoculars available upon request, this is the perfect chance to hone your amateur astronomer skills.

Cozy Pods Surrounded by a Stream for Couples in France alt Arrive at your holiday destination near Paris with your cabin all ready for you. Whether you choose to stay in the pod that sleeps two with a pretty view of ducks swimming on the pond or if you decide to stay in the four-bed pod with other family members or your friends, you’ll be blown away by the tranquil beauty that surrounds this campsite.

Native American Tipi Rentals Tucked Away in Normandy, France alt This lovely Native American tipi rental will provide you with the perfect vacation inspiration for your upcoming trip to Paris. Whether you choose to go with your loved one, or if you go with some extra family members or your best pals, these luxury camping tipis will cater for all your glamping needs.

Keen photographers should remember to pack their cameras and plan a few days in the countryside to get some beautiful holiday snaps – the French countryside is enough to make anyone jealous!

Enchanting Tree House Up Tri-Centennial Oak Tree, France alt This camping site, if you pardon the cliché, really is the pièce de résistance of this blog! With its innovative design and original interior décor, Glampers are in for a treat with this campsite.

Enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast delivered to your accommodation every morning, before setting off to explore the local countryside complete with stunning views and quaint hamlets- reach the historical village of Saint-Vérain in 10 minutes by foot! What’s more, with this site being only 2.5 hours from Paris, glampers can still incorporate a day or two in the capital or at Disneyland during their stay!

For more travel tips and vacation ideas near Paris, check out Family-Friendly Getaways near Paris for a trip with the whole gang, or Pet-Friendly Rentals near Paris if you don’t want to leave your four legged family member behind. Whatever you choose, we know you’ll all be saying Paris je t’aime by the end of your holiday.