As lovely as summer vacations can be, it’s fall and winter when I really want to get away, curl up by the fireplace, soak up nature’s wonders, and just relax with my family. Away from the mad juggling of fall schedules–school, sports, work, holidays, adult responsibilities.
Even if it’s rainy and windy, just being able to run away from everyday life for a bit is a rejuvenating luxury.
Yet, fall is a tough time to full escape work, for both me and my husband. We need vacations that are close to home and accessible–places that are low-key and don’t require a day’s travel time, boarding passes, or a full day of packing and unpacking.
Places like Mount Hood, which is just an hour away. Or the beautiful Oregon Coast, which is just an hour and a half away.
While many of my Pacific Northwest friends would suggest camping for the weekend at this point, I have to say: I’m not a camping gal. As an Oregon kid, I paid my dues as a child. I know what it’s like to sleep on the floor of a wet, freezing tent, wondering what that sound is outside and imagining all sort of horrible scenarios being out there (whether in a tent or camper), exposed and vulnerable. I love, LOVE being out in the great outdoors, hiking, exploring, adventuring… but not camping. There’s nothing fun about camping to me.
So, no camping for this family. But at the same time, we don’t always need a full fancy hotel either. Something in-between is sometimes just right.
Recently, I learned about GlampingHub.com. GlampingHub features unique accommodations across the country and in other large countries, accommodations such as safari tents, campervans, treehouses, yurts, and teepees. They also have fancier cabins, which are great for families. After checking out the site and reviewing many options that are within a few hours’ drive from our house, we booked an upcoming stay in a GlampingHub accommodation near the Oregon coast.
I am SO. EXCITED!
Our accommodations have all the amenities of home, but in an adorable unique lodging space in a secluded location, without loud hotel neighbors or drunk/crying campers.
I don’t know about you, but it totally helps motivate me while working away to know that very soon, THIS might be my view within a short distance from our GlampingHub fall getaway:
In the meantime, it’s back to work! Do you have any fun fall getaways planned? Have you gone glamping before?
I’ve partnered with GlampingHub.com for this post. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own. Can’t wait to share our experience in one of their accommodations later this fall!