When camping meets glamour…Musement takes a look at ten of the best places to go glamping in Europe.
These days, camping has grown more appealing even to the most skeptical. Though the great outdoors, sleeping on the ground and no access plumbing are not for everyone. But that shouldn’t hinder anyone from spending a night under the stars. Enter glamping, a fitting portmanteau: camping meets glamour for a romantic, classy and comfortable experience! Here’s a look at ten places in Europe where glamour meets rustic when you’re spending a night in the Wilderness.
1. Schlafen im Weinfass, Germany
In Germany, there is a campsite for wine lovers. Schlafen im Weinfass literally means “sleeping in a barrel of wine” and that is exactly what awaits the guests of this vineyard-swathed farm. This may surprise you, but each barrel is equipped with a bathroom and a double bed.
2. The Lazy Olive Glamping, Tuscany
An idyllic setting, an enchanting atmosphere, and an incredibly romantic aura are the hallmarks of The Lazy Olive Glamping. Ideally located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside among a superb olive grove less than an hour from Siena and Montepulciano, the site consists of ten comfortably arranged tents that accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. Each tent is equipped with a private bathroom and guests can enjoy the pool, garden, and terrace with breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills.
3. Glamping Gozdne Vile, Slovenia
Glamping Gozdne Vile is built around adorable little wooden huts, nestled in the heart of a pine forest that makes for an intimate atmosphere. Best of all, each cabin has a romantic, heated outdoor bathtub adjoining it.
4. Hayema Heerd, Netherlands
Glamping is not only for couples who want to spend time together…it’s also fun for the whole family! Hayema Heerd Farm in the Netherlands boasts 1.5 hectares where the family can sleep on a straw bed inside a barn after a day of activities. Hayema Heerd also has straw igloos equipped with windows for stargazing.
5. Bukubaki, Portugal
Bukubaki is an eco-surf resort with an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and professional skate park. Travelers who stay there can choose between tents or a tree house. Take surfing lessons, enjoy skateboarding or do yoga and pilates taught by qualified instructors.
6. Kudhva, England
In the heart of Cornwall are asymmetrical three-foot graphic huts called Kudhva, a word in local dialect meaning “hiding place”. These particularly stylish treehouses are ideal for nature lovers and adventurers who do not want to forego comfort and luxury.
7. Echologia, France
Tents, perched huts or floating cabins accessible only by boat or canoe, Echologia is an eco-tourism leisure park in Mayenne that offers a wide range of unusual accommodation. Here, guests can enjoy the private natural swimming pool, access to the Natur’eauparc, a blowgun course, and a canoe trip. Not to mention the organic breakfast left in front of each doorstep every morning.
8. Plitvice Holiday Resort, Croatia
Located ten kilometers from Plitviče Lakes National Park in Dalmatia, Plitvice Holiday Resort has various accommodations including six Indian tents and five tree houses. The campsite is ideal for travelers who enjoy outdoor activities and want to discover local culinary specialties.
9. The Olive Tree House, Greece
In Halkidiki, Greece, between olive groves and the sea, stands a small house built on the principles of ecology and sustainability. This architectural jewel is made of metal sheets with motifs inspired by the shade of olive trees. The color of the structure blends with the natural environment, for a chic and minimalist result.
10. Camping Miramar, Spain
Kitch, glamour, color and retro: Camping Miramar on the Costa Dorada offers ultra vintage and personalized caravans in a distinct style that all display a rainbow of flashy colors.