Our Favorite Gourmet Glamping Kitchens

By Katie Stearns

Planning a getaway and booking an accommodation is a big decision for anyone. If you’re the type of person who wonders about refrigerator size, number of burners, and adequate space for entertaining, you might want to read on before hitting the “book now” button. Foodies, entertainers, and eaters alike, our favorite, gourmet glamping kitchens are just for you.

Exquisite Wooden Cabins Snuggled in Luxury Colorado Mountain Resort

When you go glamping, you’ll most likely be out enjoying your surroundings. After a morning of hiking or exploring, this rustic, fully stocked kitchen will welcome you back with its big burners. Cozy and open, it’s the perfect place to whip up a warming bowl of soup or bake a quick bread to nibble on throughout the rest of your trip.

An added bonus is the double-pane window just above the sink—the ultimate spot for the early riser and their first cup of coffee.

Cozy Cottage with Home Theater and Guest Cabin in Julian, California

If rustic isn’t quite your style, may we suggest this beautifully modern kitchen set up in Julian, California? The marble countertops and stainless steel appliances provide the perfect space to warm up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee before the rest of the family starts stirring.

When they do start waking up, what better way to start the day than with fresh blueberry pancakes and bacon, to be eaten in the sunlight-drenched kitchen nook? It's the perfect way to start your day before heading out to explore the surroundings.

Historic Schoolhouse with Pacific Ocean Views, Northern California

If you believe dinner prep goes hand-in-hand with a glass of vino and merry chitter-chatter in the background, this unique schoolhouse rental is for you. The kitchen’s long bar is the perfect place for guests to sit, nibble, and chat while you chop the herbs and get the chicken ready for roasting. Nine times out of 10, eating is more about the people you share it with than the food that's on the table. This is the perfect setting for a night of wine, stories, and laughter.

Award-Winning, Unique Clifftop Rental near Devonport, Tasmania

Sometimes the kitchen isn’t as important as the views that come along with it, and we're pretty sure a cliff-top dinner party beats all. It's a proven fact that food tastes better when on vacation or when at a memorable spot, and what's more memorable than cliffside views and the gentle ocean in your ears? Pair this location with fresh seafood from the area, a crisp bottle of white wine, and poached peaches for dessert.

Ultimate Luxury Villa with Outdoor Pool, Virgin Islands

With luscious greenery peeking through the windows and a private pool just around the corner, this tropical kitchen is begging for low-key dishes and a quick clean-up, so you can get out and enjoy the sun. Whip up fresh fish tacos, lemon-doused shrimp skewers, and a ripe tomato salad. Tropical fruit in the morning tossed with Greek yogurt and a bit of granola will be the perfect quick start to your day, too.

If cooking on vacation isn't your thing (we get it—it's your time to relax and enjoy a break from everyday life), we're guessing you'd still like to eat good food while away. Take your luxurious trip to the next level by booking an accommodation that includes gourmet meals, or even better yet, a personal chef. Try these luxury tents outside of Toronto where a private chef will prepare your meals, or these luxury tents near Bend, Oregon, where all meals are prepared fresh with an emphasis on organic and local food.

No matter which kitchen (or private chef) you choose, your perfect escape is just as much about disconnecting in the outdoors as it is about connecting with loved ones around the table.

If you're looking for a bit of summer cooking inspiration, don't miss this post on top summer grilling recipes!

A Weekend Away for Two near Charlottesville

By Katie Stearns

When you think of Charlottesville, a city steeped in American history and rich in cultural sights might come to mind. To be honest, you wouldn’t be far off from the truth, and they are certainly reasons to visit Charlottesville—but it’s also much more than that. We’d love to show you why Charlottesville and its surrounding area make for a perfectly romantic getaway in Virginia.

Outdoor adventure is for lovers

For some couples, nothing says love like adrenaline, hiking, and exploration. If that’s the case for you and your loved one, luxury camping near Charlottesville might just be your ideal romantic escape. Depending on where you stay, you’ll have your pick in outdoor adventure. If trails and hiking are your thing, you’ll love Rivanna Trail and the nearby Appalachian Trail with hundreds of miles to explore. Swimming, kayaking, and rafting are great options in the summer, and if you visit in winter, there’s no shortage of skiing and tubing opportunities.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love the accommodations we offer, which happen to be some of the best places to stay near Charlottesville.

Comfortable Snug Luxury Camping Tents for Rent in Virginia

Tree House Suite at Eco-Friendly Glamping Retreat near Charlottesville, Virginia

Soak in the arts

Believe it or not, though small in size, Charlottesville boasts a thriving art scene and is home to the start of many new artists’ careers. Depending on what time of year you go, you’ll be able to visit one of its numerous museums or galleries, attend a big concert or intimate show, or even go to the Virginia Film Festival or Virginia Festival of the Book. The venues and options are vast, making Charlottesville an ideal destination for the creative couple at heart.

After a day of slowly taking in art galleries, slow meals, and inspiring moments, we’re certain our selection of unique glamping accommodations near Charlottesville will be the perfect addition to your romantic weekend away.

Charming Farmhouse with Complimentary Breakfast in Stanardsville, Virginia

Deluxe Glamping Cabins at River Farm in Virginia

Grab a glass of wine

Nothing says romantic weekend away for two like a glass (or bottle!) of wine, and Charlottesville is the perfect place to indulge. In fact, the wines from the Monitcello American Viticultural Area are deemed some of the best in the nation. True connoisseurs will note subtle distinctions in the area’s best wines—differences linked to Virginia’s varying typography and altitude.

Whether you bring a few bottles to your accommodation for a weekend tucked away from everyone else or book you and your partner winery tours for the weekend, you won’t regret your romantic getaway to Charlottesville, nor staying in one of these incredible accommodations.

Secluded Wooden Cabins Nestled in the Trees near Blue Ridge Parkway

For more information on VA vacation destinations, have a look at our Virginia Getaways page!

Top Romantic Getaways in Oregon

By Katie Stearns

With dreamy Highway 101 running along its coast, magical redwood trees, countless mountainous backdrops, lakes, hiking trails, and undiscovered corners, Oregon is go-to destination for a romantic getaway. Nothing sparks emotion quite like travel and new experiences, and with that in mind, we’d love to show you our top romantic getaways in Oregon.

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Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

We’re kicking off our list of top romantic getaways in Oregon with this show-stopper. This converted greenhouse is tucked away on a farm, and it might just be the ultimate couple’s retreat. Complete with stretching glass windows, a cedar hot tub, and a romantic loft with a cozy bed for two, this is the perfect choice for a couple looking to take a break from the rest of the world. Located at the foothills of Willamette Valley and close to Silver Falls State Park, the only big decision couples will need to make is whether they get out and explore, or stay on the property to soak up the idyllic setting.

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Luxury Tents near Wallowa Lake in Oregon

These stunning tents near Wallowa Lake mix things up just enough to create a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway, which is exactly why it’s earned a spot in our hearts and on our list of top Oregon getaways. Adventurous couples won’t be deterred by the idea of sleeping in a tent, and even less so with these tents, which are equipped with a king-size bed, blankets, sheets, pillows, and a mesh-screen door to keep the bugs away. After spending the day enjoying Wallowa Lake and nearby hiking trails, nothing will seem quite as right as retreating to this beautiful tent, opening a bottle of wine, and watching the sun dip into the Wallowa Mountains together.

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Quirky Zen-Tipis Pitched at Charismatic Woodland Retreat, Oregon

Sticking with our theme of adventurous couples, these quirky tipis near Eugene, Oregon, are another wonderful choice for couples looking for an action-packed romantic getaway. There are seven tipis to choose from, each of them distanced away from the others and unique in their own way. Secluded, romantic, and cozy, they are clearly one of the best romantic getaways in Oregon. Couples can enjoy the luscious property, where they’ll have access to forest hammocks, a creek, and a swimming hole, or plan a nearby adventure as there are plenty of daytrip destinations in all directions. Did we mention breakfast, which is included in the price, is served daily by the creek or on the site’s patio? With free-range eggs, smoked salmon, granola, fresh fruit, and more, it’s a wonderful way to start each morning.

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

This couple’s getaway is perfect for the couple hoping to simply disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with each other, and that’s exactly why we’ve added it to this list of top romantic getaways in Oregon. Located in Coos Bay, this cabin getaway is close to the Pacific Ocean, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, as well as many other bodies of water. In short, couples will have plenty to discover by day, and the perfect place to retreat to at night. The cabin itself sits on 150 feet of creek frontage, and couples will have an amazing view of Glenn Creek, cliffs in the distance, and surrounding woodlands. With your partner in hand and the surroundings at your fingertips, you’ll have everything you need for the weekend away. This cabin’s notable features include luxurious beds suspended from the ceiling beams, a fire pit for late-night conversations, a private swimming hole, a wet or dry electric sauna, and a picnic table perfect for dining al-fresco.

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Bed and Breakfast Tree House Nestled in Forest, Oregon

A romantic tree house getaway might be the most whimsical of our list, and rightfully so. To get to this beautiful tree house, you’ll be led along a private trail and bridge that ensures total privacy. Once inside, get ready for large windows offering forest views, a beautiful outdoor porch, and the giddy feeling that’s only associated with sleeping up in the trees. Because this tree house is tucked within the area’s national forests, couples can simply recharge their batteries while enjoying the surroundings, go whitewater rafting, discover nearby picnic spots and ponds, visit the nearby Oregon coastline, or even book a wine tasting and tour nearby. With no lack of options, this tree house makes for an excellent choice when planning your next romantic getaway.

If you're looking for more ideas for a romantic getaway in Oregon, don't miss these Oregon Road Trip Ideas and Wine Country Getaways in Oregon.

Apple Picking in Upstate New York

By Katie Stearns

The arrival of fall brings all sorts of new sensations. The changing colors, the tightening of scarves, perhaps the addition of an extra coffee or hot chocolate throughout the chilly day. But for us, nothing says fall quite like apple picking does.

Apple picking in Upstate New York is the perfect excuse to duck out of the city for a weekend and the opportune moment to breathe in the autumn air. If you’ve decided to take a weekend away for this very reason, we’ve got an idea to make your getaway even sweeter, and here’s a hint: The fun doesn’t stop at the apple orchard. Simply book one of our unique rentals in Upstate New York, and make a weekend out of it!

Your day will be filled with picking apples, enjoying the fall weather, and dreaming up how to use those apples in the kitchen. Once you get to your rental, you can actually turn your culinary apple dreams into reality in your own private kitchen, set up a bonfire to guide your late-night conversations, or sit out on the porch to admire the night sky.

If the task of booking your unique accommodation seems daunting, fear not. Keep reading to find some of our favorite fall getaways in Upstate New York, along with a nearby apple orchard waiting for your visit.

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Glamping site: Countryside Yurt in Waterville, Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

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Glamping site: Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Saratoga Apple Inc.

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Glamping site: Beautiful Cabin Overlooking Stunning Lake in New York

Where to go apple picking: Billy Bob’s Orchard

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

Where to go apple picking: Champlain Orchards, Inc. So this one's not quite in New York, but it's close!

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Glamping site: Fully Furnished Glamping Tents in the Adirondacks, New York

Where to go apple picking: Rogers Family Orchard

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Glamping site: Deluxe Cabin with Impressive Waterfront Deck on Trout Lake in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Fobares Fruits

If you're looking for a bit more fall inspiration, don't forget to check out our ideas for fall break, 15 best fall getaways, and best budget vacations for fall.

Glamping Hub + Natura Wine (Glamping trip giveaway!)

By Katie Stearns

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting pairing—luxury camping and a bit of organic wine, at least in our books, make for the ultimate getaway.

That’s exactly why we’ve teamed up with our friends Natura, who produce excellent Chilean organic wine, to host a social media photo contest, and ultimately, to give away a free two-night stay at this beautiful safari tent in California. We’re calling this the #SipAndGlamp contest, and we’d love for you to join in on the fun.

Those interested in participating in the photo contest need only upload a photo of a bottle of Natura wine in nature, remembering to tag @GlampingHub, @NaturaWines, and of course, #SipAndGlamp.