Our new Bell and Safari Tens have a queen-sized bed with soft mattresses and quality sheets, pine furniture, fans, electric lights, wood stoves and heaters and even WIFI. The tent platforms are in the trees, with a veranda, outdoor chairs and a small enclosure with a portable toilet and sink. A short walk takes you to showers and additional toilets. There is also an area for barbequing and outdoor dining. Our hot tub under the stars is also nearby (reserve your private time in advance or on arrival). Glamping is a far cry from the days of camping on air mattresses with sleeping bags!
Access to all Amenities
Our glamping guests have full access to the amenities and receive the complimentary breakfast in the Manor House. We have mountain bikes and walking trails for those who want to explore nature and the nearby Digdeguash tidal bay and waterfall.
The History of Glamping
Glamping is often considered a new concept because the word was only added to the dictionary in 2016. However, historical records and paintings reveal its popularity among the European aristocracy from the 1500s. The English kings and a few hundred friends were known to erect more than a thousand tents for a summer holiday of “glamping”, furnishing the compound with beds, tables and chairs and oriental carpets from their castles. African safaris brought an unprecedented luxury to camping in the early 1920s that has now spread around the globe.
Glamping with pets.
While we love your pets, and appreciate how much you want to have them share your glamping experience, there is a significant risk involved. If left inside a tent, or when something interesting is seen outside, a dog’s natural instinct is often to scratch at the screens. A damaged tent has to be sent to the manufacturer in Denver, Colorado, and the cost of shipping, repair, and customs clearance can easily exceed $1000 – for even a small repair. This cost would be your responsibility. We encourage our guests to stay in a cabin, or one of our rooms, if they are bringing a pet with them.