Glamping, or glamorous camping, is one of the few things that I want to experience since I’ve learned about it. I think I’ve read about it for the first time last year and since then, I’ve been bugging the hubs for us to give it a try.
Both the hubs and I did experience camping during our younger days – him with his family numerous times and I, a few times during my Girl Scout days in my elementary school years. Our son has never gone camping yet, but I have no doubt he would enjoy it immensely. The main barrier to us doing this is my husband; he’s got soft in his older years and loves his luxuries; and recalling his days of camping as a kid, he’s made it plain that that wasn’t the easiest of things to do.
Then I learned about this new experience called glamping that everyone seems to be talking about. It surely sounds like something that I and my boys would enjoy. Why not? Who wouldn’t enjoy luxury from time to time? And I think glamourous camping is enjoying luxury without having to break the bank.
And with glamping in mind, I think there is no other place to enjoy it to the fullest than in the beautiful and breathtaking Bear Lake in Utah. Centrally located between Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, the place offers a lot of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy while glamping. The glamping resort alone overlooks the gorgeous water of Bear Lake and you can choose to stay either in a tent or a wagon, depending upon the level of luxury you desire. But if you’re more into a standard type of living, there are also other options to consider other than that of glamping. There’s the Blue Water Hotel (Membership Required), right on the beach of the lake. For those with a higher budget, there are the Blue Water Condos or Beach Houses for rent (Membership Required). Then there’s your more standard lodging choices, such as Bear Lake Vacation Rentals; Bear Lake Lodging; and Sunrise Resort. If looking for a romantic getaway there’s Bluebird Inn Bed and Breakfast. And for a more quaint stay, there’s Blue Water Log Cabins (Membership Required). So many choices! Whichever way you choose to stay, you can’t go wrong.
I specifically got giddy with excitement when I learned about the wagon. I mean, isn’t that exciting? I think it would feel like living in a certain era where wagons were the mode of transportation. The only difference is, back then the use of wagons was not as luxurious or glamorous. And there was also the danger of being attacked by Indians. YIKES!
Glamping is not the only thing to enjoy at Bear Lake. There are also the Bear Lake beaches where one can not only enjoy its beautiful white sand, but water sports or fishing as well. You can also go hiking and biking, or there’s ATV trails for the adventuresome. And if those are not right up your alley, just soaking up the breathtaking and stunning views would be just as fun too, I believe. I can just imagine how busy my camera and I would be taking all the photos of those views.
Did you know that Bear Lake has been named the Caribbean of the Rockies? With its 20 miles long and 8 miles across clear, turquoise blue water, there is no question why they named it that. And the color of the lake changes every day – depending on the weather and the cloud coverage. That is just amazing!
Summer is right around the corner. I think it’s already time to start planning for your next family getaway if in case you haven’t started planning about it yet.
Have you tried glamping before? Would you consider glamping at Bear Lake?
This post is sponsored by Bear Lake Valley, but all opinions are completely my own.