Host Spotlight: Laura

By Holly Patterson

Editor's note: Each month, we'd like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Laura, who manages these comfortable cabins in San Isabel National Forest, Colorado.

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1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?

About a year ago.

2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?

Glamping invited me to list with them, and I decided to give them a try.

3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?

Off the path.

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4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Hosting glamping guests.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

Fun places to stay.

6. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?

A beautiful view from your warm comfy cabin. Not the Ritz and way out of the way, with hiking and snowshoeing opportunities near by.

7. What makes your property unique?

Easy access, but with an out of the way feeling when you step out of your car. Incredible views of Colorado's highest peak and hosts that are eager to share our knowledge of the area with you.

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8. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?

We love the folks we meet and watching them unwind as the magic of our mountains enchants them.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We recycle all that we can, we produce much of our own electricity from our small hydroplant, and we have a submerged wetlands system to treat our waste water.

Book Laura's incredible Colorado cabins here. Her property has also been featured in collections such as "Staycations near San Isabel National Forest" and "Log Montain Cabin Camping in Colorado."

Glamping Rainforest Retreats Down Under

By Holly Patterson

Boasting some of the largest and oldest rainforests in the world, Australia's lush, tropical woodlands are as immense as they are beautiful. Discover their magic, stretching across the vast country and covering every climate.

We're talking from the ancient Daintree Rainforest, which runs along the calm clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, to the dark, mysterious forests of Tasmania that provide a cool, temperate climate and a rich array of wildlife. There's even the dry pockets of the rainforest in the Kimberley region, typically defined by its plunging gorges and arid desert.

In, near, and around all of this incredible flora and fauna, our glamping rainforest retreats Down Under offer guests a unique opportunity for a secluded getaway that is truly tucked away from it all.

High-End Tree House Rooms Nestled in Australian Rainforest

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Nestled among this rainforest's treetops sit these high-end tree house rooms, perfect for couples who want to escape the city stresses and enjoy some down time. The encircling beauty allows you to immerse yourself in the wilderness, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the location, recharge your batteries, and enjoy each other’s company.

For an added bonus, you'll get the opportunity to dine in an award-winning restaurant overlooking the luscious greenery and going for dips in the on-site pool.

Luxury Tents Surrounded by Exquisite Flora and Fauna in New South Wales, Australia

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Surrounded by exuberant nature, these deluxe tent cabins are secluded within the rugged, thick vegetation. This peaceful paradise is buried in the rainforest near the Gold Coast, where guests can also explore stunning, pristine beaches to get the best of both worlds. The accommodations provide complete privacy, where as the sun slowly sets, you can dine in your own private pavilion.

Boutique Nature Guesthouse and Spa, Australia

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Everyday stresses will be a distant memory with a stay in this nature guesthouse and spa, which is the perfect glamping retreat for the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating stay. This blissful sanctuary is burrowed in a slice of Australia’s natural beauty, just a short distance from the east coast beaches of Byron Bay. Guests can relax in the spa and listen to the soft sounds of the surrounding scenery, as they sink into their own idyllic wonderland.

All Inclusive Luxury Guided Weekend on Island in Tasmania

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If you’re looking for a weekend full of adventure, look no further than these luxury tents situated away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. From long walks along the stunning beaches to morning treks through the rainforests where you can discover Bruny Island’s White Wallabies, there really is something for everyone. This weekend retreat is an absolute haven for all nature lovers!

Gorgeous Villas near Turquoise Waters of Cable Beach, Australia

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Scattered among sheltered valleys and coastal areas is where you’ll find pockets of rainforest that support an abundance of different species of plants, some of which cannot be found anywhere else. Within close proximity to the breathtaking Cable Beach, these luxury villas. are enveloped in exotic, plush foliage, which provides the perfect backdrop for a glamping retreat.

*For more Oz vacation inspiration, check out our Australia Holiday Rentals page!

Best Ski Destinations in the U.S.

By Holly Patterson

This winter, discover your perfect ski getaway, where you can escape the crowds and sneak away into the depths of a snowy wonderland. Carve your tracks in fresh powder, race down the piste, and admire the stunning mountainous views. You’ll find your inviting accommodation nestled in the snow, where you can snuggle up next to the fire after a full day out on the slopes.

These accommodations are based around the best ski destinations in the U.S., so sit back, relax, and rest assured you’re in good hands, as we guide you through the idyllic snow-capped mountains in search of your perfect cabin.

Inviting, Upscale, Wood Cabin with Quick Skiing Access near Avon, Colorado

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This luxury cabin sleeps up to eight guests, perfect for families and groups. The beautiful décor will captivate you, making sure you’ll never want to leave. The best part is that the area’s great skiing is just a few steps from the front door which is bound to tempt you out of your perfect paradise. You’ll find your luxury lodge tucked away in the middle of the majestic Rocky Mountains, which provide breathtaking views and a secluded setting for your ideal group getaway.

Stunning Lodge Cabin for Groups in Lake Tahoe, California

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After a long day on the slopes, head back to your luxury cabin, and soak in the relaxing Jacuzzi, admiring the views of Lake Tahoe. In the evenings, bundle up to enjoy a barbecue on the balcony, where you can appreciate the abundance of white wilderness in your secluded haven, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds. Your deluxe lodge is situated just 15 minutes away from Northstar and it is there that you can enjoy some of the most scenic and inspiring skiing terrain that the U.S. has to offer.

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

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Tucked away at the foot of Mt. Adams is where you’ll find this unique tree house, which provides the perfect getaway for couples who want to snuggle close with a glass of wine in hand after returning from the piste. The cozy accommodation will provide a vacation you won’t forget, as you relax into the wilderness while soaking into the warm water of the hot tub on the secluded deck. Sneak away from reality to this charming cabin in the trees, and admire the sparking stars at night for the ultimate romantic retreat.

Rustic Lodge Rooms for Couple’s Retreat Getaways, New York

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These rooms are perfect for couples who want to escape the city and explore the beauty of Upstate New York. The Gore Mountain Ski area is conveniently located just 15 minutes away, where you can whizz down the snow-capped mountains, making these the perfect lodge rooms for a skiing getaway. Curl up by the fire with your loved one, and enjoy the peacefulness that envelops you in your enchanting home away from home.

Stunning Luxury Rental with Home Theater & Tree House in Big Sky, Montana

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This luxury, modern cabin equipped with a home theater can accommodate up to 14 people, so bring your family and friends along for a vacation to remember. Allow yourselves to sink into the relaxing oasis of tranquillity this accommodation provides, as well as being nestled into the rugged wilderness of Montana. You’ll find your deluxe accommodation located just a short drive from the famous Big Sky Ski Resort, where you can glide down the slopes veiled by fresh powder as you breathe in the fresh mountain air.

For more winter vacation inspiration, check out our Winter Weekend Getaways page!