Your Summer Grilling Inspiration

By Katie Stearns

With summer upon us, we thought we’d tackle a topic near and dear to everyone’s hearts: What’s for dinner? More specifically, where should you set off to this summer, and what should you be grilling?

We’ve curated a list of our favorite summertime grilling recipes, along the perfect place to enjoy these dishes. Delve into our list of top places to vacation this summer, fire up the grill, and get ready for an unforgettable summer glamping getaway.

East

Let’s go east first. We’re talking Upstate New York getaways, luxury cabin rentals, and unique family-friendly accommodations. Throw a barbecue and great ingredients into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for the kind of vacation that will stand out for years.

Where to stay: We love these glamping locations out East. Each of them shine in their own right, and by booking one of these original accommodations, rather than the standard hotel or country house, your summer vacation is automatically cooler than years past.

Stunning Tree House Cabins Overlooking Cayuga Lake, New York

Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Spacious and Modern Cottage in the Peaceful Catskills Mountains, New York

Country-Style Cabin with Porch Swing, West Virginia

Spacious Waterfront Cabin for 14 near Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Woodsy Tipi for a Family-Fun Forest Vacation in Maryland

What to grill:

Grilled clams, herb-laced corn, and lobster tails.

West

When we think about heading west, we think about the open road, stunning sunsets, and fresh surroundings. These luxury glamping getaways could be the solution to an upcoming family vacation, or they could be the perfect opportunity to escape with a loved one. Just like the West, these accommodations are unique and bold, and we thought throwing fresh produce and organic protein into the mix made perfect sense.

Where to stay: There is so much natural beauty to soak up while vacationing in the West, which is why we've chosen locations that place you right in the middle of it all.

Unusual California Cottage for Rent in San Rafael with Views of San Francisco Bay

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

Sophisticated A-Frame Cabins Above Bass Lake, California

Renovated and Original Desert Homestead, California

Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

Unique Cabin with Fantastic Views on San Juan Island, Washington

What to grill:

Grill panzanella salad, classic BBQ chicken, and spiced salmon kebabs.

South

These southern glamping destinations run the gamut from tree houses to cabins to tipis. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone in our collection of summer vacation ideas in the south. No matter which destination you choose, a unique accommodation, grill included, awaits.

Where to stay: Southern charm and breathtaking backdrops are just two of many reasons to try glamping in the South. Nothing compares to a tree house getaway, and the one we feature is actually located on a Texas lavender farm. If heights aren't your thing, there's plenty more to choose from below.

Beautiful Tree House on Lavender Farm in Texas

Breathtaking Balcony Views at Glamping Resort near Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Romantic Safari Tent Perched High Atop a Ridge in Precious Hill Country, Texas

Traditional Tipis with Fully Modern Interiors, Texas

Enormous Log Cabin on Luxury Safari Ranch, Texas

Unique Villa with Spiral Staircase and Meditation Room, Texas

What to grill:

Grilled oysters, perfectly grilled corvina, grilled leeks, cheese-stuffed grilled peppers, and white pizza on the grill.

Here's to wonderful food, an out-of-the-ordinary vacation, and the glamping getaway of the summer.