Thursday, November 8, 2007

Glamping Anyone?

Becky found the following article in the November issue of Readers Digest. I'll allow ya'll to draw your own conclusions...

"Roughing It Goes Soft"
Here's a new term to get used to: glamorous camping, aka glamping. It's luxe leisure for those who want to get back to nature without leaving their creature comforts behind. At the Paws Up resort in Montana's Big Sky country for instance, guests pay $595 per night to sleep in a tent that comes with a butler who builds campfires and a maid who turns down the heated down comforter. Better pack the fine china along with the calamine lotion.

Well- As I said, I'll let ya'll draw your own conclusions about Glamping. Feel free to click and comment on this article!!!


Dallas said...

This reminds me of a story I saw on 60 Minutes years ago about Kuwaitis. One week per year, they pay homage to their nomadic ancestors by moving into tents in the desert. The tents, though are now filled with Satellite TVs, A/C, and other modern accommodations.

Anonymous said...

When I was younger I held the belief that anything like a tent and cot were luxury items in the woods. My friends would sleep in in sleeping bags on plastic sheeting with only mosquito netting around us. In rain, we would use a very crude shelter made from the plastic sheeting. Now that I'm in my 40s, cots and tents are still luxuries, but I think I've earned the right to use them. That's my version of glamping!