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The Scoop on Glamping in Lake George and the Adirondacks

If you're planning your Lake George vacation and find yourself stuck somewhere between booking a hotel or pitching a tent at one of the many lakeside campsites, you might want to consider the perfect alternative: glamping in the Adirondacks.

Glamping is the celebrity couple name (or portmanteau) for glamorous camping. When you go glamping, lavish tents replace nylon popups, and plush bedding replaces sleeping bags on the cold, hard ground. While glamping, you get the backcountry experience of camping with (most of) the amenities of a luxurious hotel room. Need we say more? (We're going to say more.)

glamping site in the middle of a forest on a sunny day

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Try Glamping in the Lake George Area

1. You Can Compromise Without Compromising

Glamping is the best of all possible backcountry vacation scenarios. You have the great outdoors right outside your tent, but inside, you have luxurious bedding, electricity, and all the comforts of that resort you thought seriously about booking instead of going camping.

2. It's All About Location, Location, Location

Glamping (and, fine, regular camping, too) have something that staying at a hotel or resort doesn't: location. Part of vacationing in Lake George or the Adirondacks is immersing yourself in the astounding natural beauty. Glamping is an incredible way to get out into nature in a way you can't if you stay in a hotel.

3. Glamping is Comfortable

If someone tells you they like sleeping on the ground, start looking for tells because that person is lying. When you go glamping, you're in a tent but have a bed. A wonderfully comfortable, soft, inviting bed. After a long day hiking and exploring nature, there's nothing better than sinking into a bed topped with soft linens. Treat yourself.

4. Who Doesn't Love Set-up Included?

When you glamp, your tent is already set up for you, ready to go. So put your stuff down and start enjoying nature!

5. One Word: Housekeeping

Raise your hand if you think the best part about going to a hotel is housekeeping! Glamping is a similar deal, depending on where you decide to glamp. As we mentioned, your tent is all set up when you arrive, and the glamping company will take care of changing out the linens and everything when you leave.

6. Glamping is Green

Some people scoff at glamping as being for soft city folk or consider it a less-pure form of camping. But honestly, glamping is pretty green! Glampsites don't need or use nearly the amount of electricity or natural resources as a modern hotel or resort, and the non-permanent structures don't damage the landscape. If you're looking for an eco-tourism vacation in Lake George, glamping might be the way to go!

7. Do It for the 'Gram

Glamping is in, and who wouldn't want to fill up their social media feeds with amazing pictures of nature and fantastic campsites? Everyone can go home from the Lake George area with a pic of the lake. But how many people can say they've stayed in a tent fit for royalty?

So You've Decided You Want to Glamp - Here Are Some Options in the Region

Many people don't know that there are options for glamping right nearby. Check out one of these properties near Lake George (and in the Adirondacks) for your ultimate glamping experience.

Adirondack Safari, Warrensburg

Adirondack Safari is the ideal outdoor accommodation option for couples, families, friends, and groups looking to experience a true glamping escape in the beautiful Lake George area. The site offers over 50 tents with the essential amenities, like fans, lamps, electricity, and more. Guests can also use the fire pit and charcoal grill that comes with each glampsite.

During a glamping experience at Adirondack Safari, guests can participate in a wide array of complimentary activities, including outdoor movies, river tubing, corn hole, and more. The area has an on-site Camp Store where visitors can rent kayaks and canoes and stock up on camping essentials. Glampers will also have easy access to Lake George's many attractions, just a short drive away.

Huttopia Adirondacks, Lake Luzerne

For the ultimate glamping experience, check out Huttopia Adirondacks! Just 10 minutes from Lake George Village, this ready-to-camp destination is nestled against Kenyon Mountain and sprawled across 300 acres of woodlands in Lake Luzerne. Guests can enjoy a full comfort vacation in custom-built tents while exploring outdoor adventures. All tents feature comfy beds complete with towels and linens, and some tents also have electricity, bathrooms, kitchenettes, and more.

The site features a central lodge full of activities like board games, ping pong, and foosball. In addition, the lodge includes a cafe-bistro, where you can grab homemade gourmet goodies and take in gorgeous views from the deck or cool off with a dip in the heated pool. The venue also hosts various free events for guests, from outdoor yoga classes to kids' arts & crafts sessions, guaranteeing a fun experience for everyone.

North River Hobby Farm, North River

Are you looking to unplug from civilization but don't want to compromise on amenities? North River Hobby Farm is an excellent option for a peaceful escape outside Lake George. Situated in the Gore Mountain Region of the Adirondacks, this charming glamping site is surrounded by wildflower meadows and offers incredible views of the mountains. Each tent is fully furnished with beds, rugs, and lights to complete the glamping experience. The site also has a bathhouse and lodge, where each tent has its own individual kitchenette.

New to the site is a Japanese wood hot tub where guests can relax during their stay. In the warmer months, the hosts of this site also offer fresh, wood-fired pizza to feast on while hanging around the bonfire. While there, remember to take in the breathtaking views of starry night skies undisturbed by light pollution.

So there you have it. Glamp in the Adirondacks and enjoy the best of both worlds. Not only will you have the experience of staying in an uber-luxurious and unique setting, but you'll also be surrounded by stunning scenery and get in touch with nature without sacrificing creature comforts. So go ahead and book your perfect glamping trip today—it's totally worth it!

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