Glamping Sites to Visit: Day 15 of 15

Now that you’ve read my book, Glamping with MaryJane, you need to find a fabulous place to get your campin’ glam on, right?

We’re back for our 15th and final day of where to glamp in 2013, or well, 2014.

In some parts of the country,

where we’re already getting a taste of the season’s first snow …


Photo courtesy of George Tuli via Wikimedia Commons

we’re bidding adieu to the glamping season until next spring.


Photo courtesy of Besopha via Wikimedia Commons

But in the heartland, there’s still time to sneak in one last trip

(or, heck, maybe TWO if you’re a glamper with gusto!),

and I have the perfect destination:

Hoot Owl Hill.

Sounds like a hoot, doesn’t it?

Well, gather up a gaggle of girlfriends and head on out to the golden hill country of Paola, Kansas, because Hoot Owl Hill is gussied up and ready for glampers.


Photo courtesy of Hoot Owl Hill

“Imagine arriving at your campsite under the stars, entering your spacious bell tent set up with a comfy bed complete with linens and cozy quilts, a couple of chairs, some soft lighting enhancing the beautiful color of the tent,” invite Hoot Owl hosts Brenda and Steve Wrischnik. “Someone has already built a fire for you, and per your request, prepared a delicious garden-fresh meal. You spend the night under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of nature.”


Photo courtesy of Hoot Owl Hill

While you’re “on the hill,” you can also sign-up for a variety of classes that run throughout the year, including yoga, cooking, gardening, and crafting. Coming up in November, the folks at Hoot Owl Hill are offering The Heart Intelligence Code with Cheryl Wilken (November 10) and Papa Hoot’s Special Cracker Cooking Class (November 16).



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Glamping Sites to Visit in 2013: Day 14 of 15

Have you ever been to Bonn?


Photo by Matthias Zepper via Wikipedia

Alas, I have not, but if I were to get up and gallivant to Germany, I would be compelled to book a night or two at BaseCamp, a refuge among Bonn’s big-city bustle that beckons my inner glamper.


Photo courtesy of Pop Up City

Housed in a revamped storage warehouse,


Photo courtesy of BaseCamp

BaseCamp offers the year-round comfort of a hotel (it’s indoors, complete with furniture and WiFi) with the charm of a retro camp-o-rama.

All of the rooms, as you can see, are housed in adorable “canned ham” classics and other vintage vehicles with nifty names like Flower Power,


Photo courtesy of BaseCamp

Space Shuttle,


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and Safari.


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Most of the trailers also offer cute little compartmentalized “yards” where you can lounge or picnic, soaking up the sounds of the campground.


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Rates range from $32 to just over $100 per night.

Sweet dreams!


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