Host Spotlight: Jack

By Jackie Dreyer

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 Jack, who manages this unique, multi-accommodation property in the city of Clifton in Central Texas, which features two luxury cabins (click here and here!) and a spacious cottage—all of which give guests prime access to this family-managed ranch and to see its 600 animals!

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

About three years ago.

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

To generate additional income.

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

Nowhere else like it!

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4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

At my own glamping site, Texas Safari.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

Glamping brings families and friends together in nature.

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

They will see animals they only see on television—animals from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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7. What makes your property unique?

There is nowhere else in the United States that has a 1,000-acre wildlife park with over 25 species and 600 animals—many of which are extinct in the wild). You will also be the only people at the park, 24/7.

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

My favorite part is raising the animals and saving species that are extinct or near extinct, like Pere David deer from China, Scimitar Oryx from the Sahara, Grevy's Zebra from Africa, and much more.

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9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

The animals live off of the land, and we use no harmful chemicals on the ranch.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

This is the experience of a lifetime!


Come have an authentic Texan vacation experience with Jack and the ranch animals at this unique glamping site—book here, here, and here today!

Host Spotlight: T.J.

By Jackie Dreyer

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 T.J., who manages this multi-accommodation property on Grasshopper Island in Ontario, Canada, which features three different types of cabins, which can be seen here, here, and here, as well as these traditional tipis.

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

10 years ago.

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

I could have severed my private 25-acre island into 25 or more lots, sold them, and then—poof!—entire island gone. Instead, I built an island eco-destination to share with the world, those who want to just get away from it all and set their spirits free.

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

Unique, breathtaking, eggperience.

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4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Tenting in the "back forty" on my parents' farm, surviving off of fish and catching bugs in spider webs for fish bait.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

It's the experience of a lifetime! Simple is always—and I mean always—the best.

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

An experience like no other vacation.

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7. What makes your property unique?

A mix of beautiful nature alongside the island's farm animals; the clients interacting with each beautiful animal; stars galore; and sunsets and sunrises that literally dance on the glittering lake before you.

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

The smiles on my islanders' faces! Last week, not a single person wanted to depart; I had to put my Captain's foot down.

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9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

There is no electric; the sheep and alpacas cut the grass; we utilize solar power in a few places; the Wi-Fi is solar powered; piglets eat the compost; the eggperience of picking your eggs fresh; and the simple, beautiful eco-cabins.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

I LOVE WHAT I DO! I am so blessed!

Come have an authentic Canadian vacation experience with T.J. and the island farm animals at this truly eco-friendly glamping site—book here, here, here, or here today!

Host Spotlight: Darren

By Jackie Dreyer

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 Darren, who manages these luxury tents, with both all-inclusive and non-inclusive options, located in the city of Culver in Central Oregon's gorgeous high desert landscape.

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

Long after we were under way building our resort, possibly three years ago.

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

My wife. We wanted to build a place where people could come and disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature. We wanted it to be 100% solar-powered and demonstrate to guests that you can be very comfortable, enjoying every luxury while still leaving a light footprint.

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

Romantic, restorative, natural.

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4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Once we built our decks, put up our first safari tent and outfitted it with a bed, we had a date to watch the Perseid Meteor showers in August. It was amazing.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with the earth—something we all need. The bonus is that you have gourmet food and plush bedding, so it's not spartan and muscle spasm-inducing like camping on the ground in a tent.

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

Luxury, adventure, pampering, digital detox, beautiful scenery, amazing sunsets, restorative spa options, yoga, meditation, and fresh, delicious, local, chef-prepared food. Best of all? None of the crowds.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are 100% solar powered. We are on 40 acres where each site is situated with the utmost privacy. Guests love the open-air showers that are private for each unit. We have blended the glamping experience with eco-friendly practices and spa/personal restoration therapies.

It feels like a 40-acre outdoor destination spa. Guests feel far removed from the outside world while being only 20 minutes from the airport. We also have a hot air balloon launch site on-site. I'm a hot air balloon pilot and have been flying for over 20 years.

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

We have had the most incredible guests. It has been a wonderful experience sharing this space with others who truly appreciate it.

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9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We are in the middle of national grasslands on a designated wild and scenic corridor, perched on a beautiful river canyon with 100% solar-powered electricity, a composting program, and a policy of buying not only food, but all supplies, locally.

We built with strict clauses in place that our builders had to build in a way that they did not harm the grasses and sage. It took us 3 years just to place each camp site so that we didn't disturb wildlife migration trails.

Each king unit has a clear panel above the bed so guests can watch the night sky. All linens and toiletries are organic and custom-made for us. The main furniture in the tents was made for us by a woodworker a few miles up the road, who used juniper that was cleared in the area for fire protection.

In our entire building process, we only had to cut down one juniper tree on the whole 40 acres. We also limit the amount of water guests can use, due to our shower and fresh water system. The great thing is that guests don't even notice it.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

We offer a wide array of activities both on- and off-site. It's a great place to stay, whether you never leave the property or as a base to explore Central Oregon. Every single person who has stayed has said verbatim, "I wish we could stay at least one more night."

What are you waiting for? Book the all-inclusive option or just the tents today for a unique glamping getaway in the Pacific Northwest!

Host Spotlight: Douglas

By Jackie Dreyer

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 Douglas, who manages this gorgeous tree house cabin rentals in Carmel, California.

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

The first time I heard the term glamping was when Glamping Hub first contacted me with a reservation request.

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

The performance of Glamping Hub in being the best lead-generator I use is what inspired me to have my own site.

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

That's easy—peaceful, quiet, nature.

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4. What was your first glamping/camping experience?

As my response to question #1 indicates, I have not had a glamping/camping experience as a guest, but only as a property host.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

Glamping Hub is the best [company] I have used in streamlining the booking process from inquiry to payment receipt to welcoming the guest to our property.

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

As our website states, a peaceful, relaxing interaction with Mother Nature—and internet access when desired.

7. What makes your property unique?

The unique setting on 19 acres of redwood forest on the Big Sur Coast, as well as easy, 20-minute access to the villages of Big Sur (South) and Carmel (North).

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

The ability to have [Glamping Hub] connect me with the demographic of large numbers of people who are looking for exactly what our property offers.

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9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We do not offer TV or microwave ovens, we use propane as our heat source, and we are in the process of installing solar panels to power our entire property. Our cabin rentals are in keeping with our family goal of making our footprint on planet Earth as light as possible.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

I welcome the opportunity to create a deeper business relationship with Glamping Hub, quite possibly moving towards the time when it can be our exclusive and only lead-generating company.

Book Douglas' tree house cabin rentals for your California glamping getaway today!

Host Spotlight: Rosemary

By Chloe Stein

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 Rosemary, who manages this property nestled among the rainforest in Mount Glorious, Queensland.

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

About three years ago.

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

After a lifetime living in the city, Russell and I wanted to get away to a semi-rural environment, with a "non-retirement" plan that would provide a reasonable living and a pleasant lifestyle in a beautiful setting. We have had the cottage accommodation on our property for 10 years.

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

From our guest feedback, the most common responses are peaceful, relaxing, and welcoming.

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

I love being in the bush, but I camped a couple of times as a young student—forty years ago—and hated it! Since then I have only stayed in cottages with running water and indoor toilets, so I guess I was glamping before anyone knew what it was!

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

You can experience the beauty of the natural environment, without having to rough it.

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

Cozy private cottages set in 15 acres of rainforest. Cool, fresh mountain air, national parks, beautiful birdlife, peace and quiet. Our cottages are comfortable, with everything you need in them—we have a policy of staying in our own accommodations, so we can "road test" it and iron out any glitches.

The decor is tasteful, with lots of wood, much of it from our property, fireplaces for cold mountain nights, and personal touches, such as fresh flowers, candles, port and home-made chocolates.

7. What makes your property unique?

Within 40 minutes of leaving the central business district of Brisbane, you can be at Mount Glorious, a tiny village surrounded by National Park, 2100 feet above sea level, with cool fresh mountain air, amazing wildlife, and absolute tranquility. For all those busy city people, we try to provide the most relaxing getaway possible, close to the city, yet worlds away!

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

Living in a beautiful rainforest environment and being able to share that with others.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

Sustainability is a major commitment on our property. Just some of our eco-friendly practices include water efficiency—such as collection & storage, ensuring no dependence on bought (town) water—and we also reuse timber milled on site for the floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc.

Recycled materials are used wherever possible. We utilize natural building materials (light earth, stone, aged timber) that blend with the environment. You'll find environmentally friendly cleaning products, zero or low VOC paints, finishes on all new internal surfaces, as well as the following features:

• Low energy consumption—supplemented with photo voltaic solar power;

• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible;

• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world;

• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting; and

• Only buying Who Gives A Crap toilet paper, which sends 50% of its profits to WaterAid providing clean water in developing countries.

Interested in a glamping escape to Mount Glorious? See more of what Rosemary's rainforest property can offer, here & here!