Do you ever think about spending the night under a star-lit sky in the great outdoors, but the thought of pitching a tent sounds complicated or creatures crawling on you seems annoying?
Look no further because glamping, the newest trend in American accommodations, is the solution.
Derived from the words glamorous and camping, “glamping” is an old concept with a new-age spin focusing on bringing all the comforts of a hotel to the great outdoors. It’s an opportunity to become one with nature.
Whether it’s staying in a fully efficient tree house, finding comfort by a stone fireplace inside a teepee or falling asleep in a heated tent, glamping offers luxurious amenities to an otherwise rough and rugged experience.
Glamping is comprised of three main elements:
a unique and stylish structure, all the comforts of a hotel, and unlimited access to nature.
While many retailers try to keep the experience environmentally friendly with solar-heated showers and sustainable building materials, many sites are equipped with plush beds, comfortable linens, spa-like bathrooms, indoor and outdoor living spaces, fully stocked kitchens, and many other optional amenities such as televisions, multiple rooms and cozy fireplaces.
Glamping is a way to get back with nature, while providing travelers with all the comforts of a lavish vacation.
Whether perched high in the mountains of Minnesota, inside a national animal reserve in Africa, or in a tree house above the ocean in Thailand, retailers are focused on bringing that “vacation feel” to camping. And with pre-pitched tents, teepees and yurts, glamping sites are popping up everywhere throughout the U.S. and Europe.
But there is no better option than to glamp in the picturesque landscape of Montana.
The Ranch at Rock Creek is one of the first retailers in the U.S. to embrace the glamping approach on its 6,000-square-foot ranch property.
There are spacious canvas cabins and cozy canvas tents situated at the base of the John Long Mountains or perched along Rock Creek. The perfect combination of rustic and chic is visible in both the cabins and tents, which helps bring the vacation feel together with a unique ranch experience. Each of the four Classic Canvas Cabins offer a spacious living area with a separate main bedroom, while the Family Canvas Cabins feature a comfortable reading nook for those looking to kick back after a day of exploring the land.
The Sweet Grass Tent is an opportunity for a couple to cozy up near the banks of Rock Creek for an unforgettable outdoor experience.
Not only is family and couples glamping available at The Ranch at Rock Creek, but those travelers looking for a more privacy can enjoy Trapper, or secluded, glamping. The rustic cabin is made from a combination of canvas, wood, and stone at the banks of Rock Creek, and accommodates up to two people with a king-size bed and spacious sitting area in the main room, a spa-like bathroom and kitchenette. The cabin also included an outdoor porch with spectacular views of the creek and a personal outside custom soak tub.
No matter which accommodation, glamping at The Ranch at Rock Creek combines the best of nature with luxury as travelers have the chance to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, fly fishing, archery and stagecoach rides. It also offers onsite dining and various relaxation and rejuvenation treatments at Granite Spa.
With the warm weather already starting to heat up and summer holidays lurking in the near future, let the adventure begin with all the comforts of glamping in the great outdoors.