Posts Tagged ‘luxury camping’
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
We’ve teamed up with the folks over at Challenger Ridge Vineyard to offer our brand of luxury camping in Concrete, WA – cause for savvy sippers to rejoice! Glamping, or, glamorous camping, is everything you’ve always wanted camping to be. And now, it’s where you’ve always wanted it to be 100 miles Northeast of Seattle in a picturesque vineyard!
Scott Hale, our Chief Experience Officer, recognized “this collaboration is a great opportunity for Challenger, Wanderlust and all of our loyal patrons and guests who trust us both to deliver something fun and unique.”
We’ve equipped “Camp Challenger” sites with a classic canvas wall tent and tasteful furnishings including a cushy queen sized bed and real mattress appointed with luxury linens. Guests will get to choose between a vineyard overlook glamping spot and a glamping spot right along the shores of the mighty Skagit River.
Challenger Ridge Owners Doug Spady and Ryan Constanti added “Our ownership group of six guys started with a vision in 2006 of making Challenger Ridge a destination vineyard and winery. We’re getting there in a hurry with this launch.”
Challenger Ridge Vineyard and Winery is the 65 acre home to Washington’s finest pinot noir plants and has also produced barrels of top-notch medaling wines. In addition to Vineyard Glamping, Challenger Ridge offers traditional camping, artist fairs, live music and a spectacular backdrop for retreats and weddings. The vineyard’s location in the foothills of the Northern Cascades also makes it a spectacular basecamp for fishing, hiking, biking, rafting and birding.
In addition to Camp Challenger, our launches include ‘Camp San Juan’ which serves up glamping experiences in three different Washington State Parks throughout the summer of 2013. We specialize in redefining, reimagining and reinventing camping and the guest experience and also provides glamping tent rental for regional events.
To learn more about Vineyard Glamping and to book your adventure, visit www.WanderlustCamps.com or call 877-589-3226.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
We’ve equipped Camp San Juan sites with a classic canvas wall tent and tasteful furnishings including a cushy queen sized bed (and real mattress) appointed with luxury linens. You’re entire experience will be outfitted and provisioned including breakfast, lunch and a scrumptious dinner prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients.
Looking for Adventure? We’ve got you covered from guided hikes, to guided bike rides and sea kayaking. It’s an effortless, authentic way to connect with nature.
We’re in three different Washington State Parks throughout the summer of 2013. That means you’ll have five different chances to get out in style. Each experience includes prime-time and opt-in adventures so you can chart your own course.
Heading out Memorial Day weekend for an annual adventure? How about the 4th of July? Glamping sites will be all setup in Moran State Park on Orcas Island for three-night/four-day experiences
• May 24th – 27th
• July 1st – July 4th
• July 5th – July 8th
Looking to officially celebrate the start of summer and end of school? Wanderlust will have glamping sites ready to go for another three-night/four-day experience in Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island June 21st – 24th.
If you’re more about capping off a summer of full-on old school camping with some glamping, your last chance will be in Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island for another three-night/four-day adventure August 30th – September 2nd.
If your schedule doesn’t jive with these dates, have no fear! We’ll help you setup camp like you’ve never seen before – on your schedule. Drop by Camp San Juan to fill out your Glamping on Demand request form.
For more information on these limited edition Washington State glamping experiences, just go to www.campsanjuan.com.
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Glamping is a great solution for getting out in style. We’re really excited for an action-packed 2013 and found plenty of inspiration in this video. We hope you will too!
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Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Everyone wants to be an overnight success – including rookie campers. Hikes, bugs, dirt, tents, food water and a lackluster loo all detour most from would-be fun in the wilderness. You’re lucky you found us.
Our glamping solutions let you and your guests be an overnight success – overnight. What’s glamping? Glamping is where nature meets nurture. We do all of the heavy lifting while you and your guests soak in the simple. Have a look at our glamping video to better understand what we mean:
If this looks like your sort of wild; we’re your guide.
You pick the spot and the reason and we’ll set up camp. Our on-demand luxury camps are perfect for family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings, music festivals and parties. If you’ve got an outing in mind, we’ve got a solution for you.
Our glamping programs are designed to make things easier for you and your guests and can help you differentiate your business, attract more guests, and do more with less. We’ll guide you each step of the way. Not just in the design and build phase, but throughout our relationship.
Ease your mind with a green investment custom designed for your needs. If you’ve got land for sale, land in the family or are looking to develop a strong business model, glamping may be the solution that’s right for you. We can help you get from dirt to destination™ in no time.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Here’s hoping you enjoyed an amazing glamping season. If you’re still stuck on camping, we’ve got some shots that just might make you a glamping convert. Glamping is all of the good parts about camping plus all the comfort you don’t quite expect in the wilderness. Have a look at our glamping tent, it’s everything camping should be – authentic, effortless and inspiring.
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
My goal for every summer break growing up was to be gone camping until the school bell tolled again. That meant Boy Scout camps, day camps, backyard camps, campouts with my buddies and, of course, family camping trips. It’s the last variety that really got me thinking about this whole glamping concept.
We had an 18’ Jayco King pop-up camper: the biggest and best tent camper ever made. Leaks came free and frequently and family camping was a twice annual event that required weeks of planning and days of preparation – even though we usually went to the same spots.
While everything we did to prepare and enjoy the great outdoors was “fun” for me, it became apparent that several of my pals and their families just thought all that prep and provisioning was work. Our relatively quick family camping trips did require a comprehensive packing checklist, a thorough trailer inspection, a thorough tow vehicle inspection, camping gear testing, cooler rotational schemes, well-orchestrated packing, the road trip and then the setup… yikes – that does sound like work.
Once camp was setup (and usually after a debate around whether or not to setup the awning and screen house), enjoying it was laborious, too. I loved all things fire, so managing the wood supply, keeping the home fires burning and cooking over an open-flame was no sweat at all. My brother was the designated camp custodian responsible for twice daily camper and site sweep-ups plus the day-to-night interior reconfiguration. Mom was a rotational wizard, keeping our foodstuff stock from unnecessary sogginess and spoilage. My sister was the self-appointed bug blaster who made sure our accommodations were buzz free before we turned in for the evening.
While we totally dug the industrious approach to the great outdoors, you and your guests might not be so enticed. That’s why we’re reinventing camping: glamping. We handle the work and guests get nature on their terms. Drop us a line or drop by our basecamp to learn more. If you’re a campground owner, have a look here.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
The words below are from the “‘Glamping’ gets you out there, but far from roughing it” Sacramento Bee article penned by Sam McManis. They eloquently point out how glamping is a trend quickly reaching its tipping point.“Once an exclusive trend catering only to 1 percenters, glamping now is going mainstream. No glamping trade group exists, and the Outdoor Industry Association says it does not chart “luxury camping” statistics, perhaps because glampers don’t need to purchase even such basic camping gear as sleeping bags and flashlights. But the phenomenon’s presence is being felt. GlampingHub.com lists more than 100 high-end facilities in the United States, and even the staid KOA has added a touch of glamp at some sites with ready-made tepees, tricked-out Airstreams and fancy tent-cabins. “Parks and campgrounds are realizing luxury camping appeals to people who want to be outdoors but maybe sleep in a bed,” said Jeff Crider, spokesman for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. “It used to be campers were lucky if they had flush toilets as opposed to pit toilets. Now there are a lot more amenities.” Though more pricey than simply pitching your tent and firing up the ol’ propane stove, this no-hassle version of sleeping under the stars (technically, you can still see them through the yurt’s skylight), seemingly has opened up camping to a demographic willing to spend $110 to $300 a night for a ready-made sleeping structure with real beds and other hotellike amenities.”
We’d love to guide you if you’re interested in adding glamping to your venue or have that pristine plot of land begging for an eco-sensitive experience and potent business model. Learn more about what we do and don’t hesitate to give us a ring or drop us a line.
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Our post of Ernest Hemingway on safari as the unofficial “Godfather of Glamping” drummed up so much attention, we felt it only appropriate to nominate our choice for the “Forefather of Glamping.” Here’s Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America enjoying nature on his own terms.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
May 1st means Glamping season is here for most of us. Time to stoke the fire, toast the marshmallows and toast to the glamping lifestyle. Cheers!