So.. As I mentioned, having no experience camping whatsoever, has caused me to seek out destinations that catered to both the outdoors for Mr Bird, and a tiny bit of comfort for me. While he swears this is nothing like real camping, which again, I think has something to do with running water and electricity, it's a compromise that makes us both happy.
Here are some North American Glamping destinations that are on my list of "must go" in my lifetime:
Tree Bones, Big Sur, California:
Make no mistake, glamping is not always cheaper than a hotel. In fact, this little gem of a glamping costs upwards of $155 a night. But, as one of the few lodging locations on Big Sur, I imagine it is worth every penny. Definitely on my "life list".
The Martyn House, Georgia:
Again, not as inexpensive as car camping at $180 per night, but the whimsical bohemian tents, hearty breakfast every morning, and evening cocktail hours, all sound rather lovely, yes?
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana:
This may be the highest on my list of all "glamping". Nightly turn down service and bonfires. A virtual tent city, and reminding me a lot of the Africa I long to visit.
Perhaps the most beautiful of all, this lovely resort perches itself right on the water. With oodles of activities, it's a definite "yes".
Now, I must admit, the only glamping I have done really pales in comparison to the above. I have stayed in yurts in Oregon with Jason, and the tiny respite from the elements or the cold were lovely.
If you are ever in Oregon, you can check out some of the yurt-camping locations here.