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ACROSS THE USA AND ABROAD
BY SUZANNE MEDCALF
s meeting professionals, we are lucky to get to stay in
some top hotels around the world, and while five-star
hotels certainly have their perks, sometimes rusticchic may offer a literal change of scenery.
For most of us, the idea of camping means sleeping
on the ground in (hopefully) waterproof tents, walking
in the pitch black to an outhouse and dining on hot dogs and s'mores
around the fire. Lucky for the Shelley Long in all of us, the idea of
glamourous camping is taking off in the U.S. and around the world. If
the Real Housewives of Orange County can handle it, so can some NY
ORENDA, Johnsburgh, NY
Billing itself as "an authentic Adirondack back country retreat,"
the all-inclusive rustic oasis boasts six canvas cabins, situated
in 40 acres of rolling hills, alongside a pristine mountain brook.
The cabins feature down comforters, fleece blankets and wood
burning stoves - even better, they stock the wood for you. Farm
to table meals are cooked fireside (I would bet you won't see
any hot dogs here), and there are numerous activities to get your
All-inclusive rates are $190 per adult/per night.
GARDEN VILLAGE, Bled, Slovenia
If an international glamping trip is more your speed, check out
Garden Village in Bled, Slovenia. Each "tent" features two
bedrooms, a couch, minibar, TV and an outside hot tub (for
sipping champagne). There is even a glass roof in the shower so
you can watch the stars at night. Rates are dependent on season.
THE TREEBONES HOTEL - Big Sur, California
The Treebones provides its guests with options when it comes
to their level of "roughing it," from your very own birds nest
high above the trees, to cliff-side Mongolian yurts overlooking
the Pacific Ocean, it's a great place to try out your new found
love of glamping. You can eat at their restaurant for lunch and
dinner, or sit on your porch while snacking on wine and cheese
- the views cannot be beat.
Yurts start at $215 a night, and include use of the pool,
hot tub, shower and restroom facilities, as well as self-serve
breakfast. If you want to venture into actual camping territory,
be sure to book the Human Nest - but don't forget your
Full disclosure - the author of this article was lucky enough
to stay at The Treebones a few years ago, and it still sticks out
in her mind as one of her favorite hotels ever.
SILVER BULLET RETREATS, Central Florida
If you're more of a rolling stone than a stationary one,
why not look at Silver Bullet Retreats - they offer luxury
Airstream Trailers towed directly to your favorite Central
Florida campsite. They feature ovens, refrigerators and, most
importantly, air conditioning. It brings new meaning to "on the
Rates begin at $125 per night (four-night minimum) but you
can rent for a week ($750) or up to a month ($2500).
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2015
Ask the Board What Is Your Ultimate Travel Destination?
President’s Message by Carvie Gillikin
Building a Strong Team
Healthy Habits for the Home Office
Incentivize Me: The Road to Incentive Trip Recovery
Glamping Across the Usa and Abroad
14 Personal Branding With Ceci Johnson
Member Spotlight a Conversation With Alesia Lawson
Meeting and Event Trends: Let’s Get Engaged!
Day in the Life Exploring London With Deborah Kelly
Meetings Industry Building Global Momentum
18 Shades of Green
Ibtm America Launches a New Show Format This Summer
Notes From the Field
Javits Center Debuts a New Look, Feel for Nyc Meetings
Meeting in Detroit
Iceland Offers Endless Ideas for Events
@MPIGNY - Spring 2015