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The coronavirus pandemic has canceled loads of issues, however your summer time trip does not must be considered one of them.

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If you happen to love the outside, however don’t relish the thought of roughing it, glamping could also be for you. So-called “glamorous tenting” presents posh facilities in rustic settings. “It’s about making nature extra accessible to of us, to get on the market extra simply,” says Anne Howard, who together with her husband Mike wrote the brand new guide “Comfortably Wild: The Finest Glamping Locations in North America” (Falcon, $29.95).

The couple, who journey full time and weblog at HoneyTrek.com, spent 2½ years researching the guide. They are saying glamping makes much more sense for vacationers now. “It’s a wise, secure and acceptable strategy to journey in a post-COVID world.” They share some favourite locations with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY:

Depot Lodge, Paint Financial institution, Virginia

In a forgotten whistle-stop city within the Blue Ridge Mountains, this former rail depot now welcomes in a single day company in safari tents, a caboose and trailer. Nationwide forests provide mountaineering, biking, fishing and rafting. “You may have a personal lake or your individual riverfront. They’ve obtained a lot Appalachian character,” Anne says.

Extra particulars: DepotLodge.com

Virgnia’s Depot Lodge helps you to spend the night time in safari tents, cabooses and trailers. (Picture: Alex Herring/Comfortably Wild)

Cypress Valley, Spicewood, Texas

Situated within the coronary heart of the Texas Hill Nation, this contemporary treehouse resort is related by zip strains and suspension bridges. “These are tree mansions. They’re so inventive,” Mike says. Guests also can take pleasure in mountaineering and swimming and tastings at a close-by vineyard.

Extra data:CypressValleyCanopyTours.com

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Nomad Ridge on the Wilds, Cumberland, Ohio 

The Howards say they’re typically cautious of animal-centered leisure, however this 10,000-acre refuge affiliated with the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo received them over. “Earlier than they ever had company, they have been bringing again endangered populations of animals,” Anne says. Guests keep in a yurt with dinner and breakfast included and might take a jeep safari by way of the property.

Extra data: TheWilds.ColumbusZoo.org

“Earlier than The Wilds ever had company, they have been bringing again endangered populations of animals,” Anne says. (Picture: HoneyTrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

Teton Wagon Prepare & Horse Journey, Jackson, Wyoming

This family-run operation lets glampers take their journey on the highway with a coated wagon journey from camp to camp. “You may drive the wagon, or you are able to do a horseback experience,” Mike says. There’s additionally an opportunity for swimming, mountaineering and sharing Outdated West tales round a campfire.

Extra data: TetonWagonTrain.com

Teton Wagon Prepare & Horse Journey lets glampers take their journey on the highway with a coated wagon journey from camp to camp. (Picture: HoneyTrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

Treebones Resort, Large Sur, California

Mattress down in a yurt, designer treehouse or whimsical artist-made hut on this retreat alongside the famed Pacific shoreline. “You may hike in a redwood forest or go jade searching alongside the ocean,” Mike says. There’s additionally an natural backyard and gourmand restaurant, together with yoga, massages and seasonal whale watching. “You may select your individual journey.”

Extra data:TreebonesResort.com

At Treebones, glampers can sleep in a yurt, designer treehouse, or huts. (Picture: HoneyTrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

American Prairie Reserve, japanese Montana

Quickly to be the most important nature reserve in Decrease 48 states, this Nice Plains conservation space connects an enormous patchwork of ranches. “It’s large,” Mike says. Outfitters might help guests plan stays in luxurious yurts or canoe, bike, or hike between huts. There are additionally cabins and conventional tenting websites. “It’s a bit of extra rustic and self-starting.” 

Extra data: AmericanPrairie.org

Glampers can canoe, bike or hike between huts at American Prairie Reserve. (Picture: Honeytrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

Bull Hill Ranch, Kettle Falls, Washington

Friends can participate in a real-life cattle drive whereas overnighting in cabins or glamping tents on this ranch in northeast Washington state. “These are actual cowboys transferring 1,00Zero head of cattle and you may take part,” says Anne. “It’s a communal expertise.” Different actions embrace skeet capturing and even a go to to a secret saloon.

Extra data:BullHill.com

Stay out your “Metropolis Slickers” fantasy at Bull Hill Ranch, the place you possibly can participate in a real-life cattle drive whereas overnighting in cabins or glamping tents (Picture: HoneyTrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

Bison Peak, Lake George, Colorado

Take your choose from teepees, Conestoga wagons, tree tents, and even clear bubble tents open to the night time sky at this Rocky Mountain resort. Proceeds help stays for navy veterans and first responders. The realm, west of Colorado Springs and surrounded by nationwide forests, has restricted availability now as a consequence of building.

Extra data:BisonPeakGlamping.com

Take your choose from teepees, Conestoga wagons, tree tents, and even clear bubble tents open to the night time sky at Bison Peak. (Picture: bisonpeakglamping.com)

Cozy Peach, Queen Creek, Arizona

Simply exterior Phoenix, this U-pick vegetable and peach farm welcomes in a single day company in restored classic Airstream trailers. “They’ve completely freshened them up with enjoyable paint colours and stylish pillows,” Anne says. Households can take pleasure in deer feeding, mini-golf and make dinner with campfire cooking and s’extra kits.

Extra data: SchnepfFarms.com

Friends at Cozy Peach sleep in restored classic Airstream trailers. (Picture: HoneyTrek.com by way of Comfortably Wild)

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