Glamping BOOK Giveaway #1 – what’s your favorite glamping location

When the road beckons, where do you go? Do you get your glamp on near a favorite swimming hole? Dig in among the desert dunes? Bed down on the beach? Head out to your backyard?

My new book, Glamping with MaryJane, is a comprehensive guide to all things glamping and packed with my favorite hints, tips, how-to’s, and recipes—and guess what? I’m giving away two signed copies a week until the book’s official release on September 1 …

Here’s your first chance to win:

Tell me about your favorite glamping location in the comments section below. I’ll put all your names in a hat and pick two winners, who I’ll announce here next Monday. (Deadline to enter is midnight, Sunday, PST.)

In the meantime, don’t forget to stay up-to-date with all things glamping by joining my new Facebook group, Glampers on the Loose, or by visiting our website, International Glamping Weekend. You can also check out my ever-growing collection of glamping photos and ideas on my Glamping boards on Pinterest.

  1. Becket, Massachusetts. Simple serenity.

  2. Laurie Dimino says:

    My favorite glamping spot would have to be the very beach that I grew up “camping” on. Since I can remember, my family has camped on Shagwan Point in Montauk, NY. As kids we had our own “kids tent”, while the parents got to sleep in the luxury of the trailer. Back in the day there was no such thing as taking a generator with you, so when nightfall came, the only light you had was the campfire, the moonlight and the occassional use of a flashlight. We would fall asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the sand, and awake to the sound of the seagulls and the crashing waves. It was a “simpler time” in the world of glamping- one that I will always cherish.

  3. Kathy k says:

    My favorite spot is by our pond. Time out on the canoe is bliss

  4. Cathy says:

    I adore the California coastline, especially Santa Cruz.

  5. Deb Hodges says:

    We love going to the NC mountains – especially the Franklin area which is considered “the land of the waterfalls.” When we are in Franklin, we stay in a rustic cabin near Franklin overlooking a 100 foot cliff that has a creek below. Often, we walk down to the creek and I take pictures while my husband pretends to look for gold. We only go into the cabin to sleep and spend most of our time on the porch (so I consider that “glamping”) that extends the length of the cabin. Total bliss – enjoying the wildlife, the cooler temps in the summer, the peace and the beautiful views! Wish I was there now!!!

  6. becky rosaly says:

    Mary jane you are awesome! my favorite glamping place is fairhope alabama, right in my own back yard with my neices.

  7. becky rosaly says:

    my favorite glamping place is fairhope alabama, right in my own back yard with my neices.

  8. Tamara Garcia says:

    Two weeks ago my husband and I met up with family at Hindy Woods, in Mendocino County, CA. We took two of our grandchildren with us who enjoyed hours of swimming in the river. The last time I camped there was 38 years ago with my sister, mom and family. The campground looked pretty much the same. It was fun to share one of my little girl places with my grandchildren!

  9. Michelle P says:

    My favorite spot is in the valley, near my grandma’s log cabin. It comes with cows grazing on the hills and stories of her childhood told ’round the fire. She’s 85 and still tills her garden with a monster rototiller that would make mortal men quake in their boots. A few summers ago, she dug her own root cellar, simply because she had always dreamed of one. She is feisty, funny, and self-suficient.

    When I grow up, I want to be like her.

  10. kim ness says:

    walking the nature near my home…

  11. Jill Whitmer says:

    My favorite camping site is just behind the property line! Its a green belt and protected from development. There are beautiful trees, greenery, wildlife and a river that runs down the middle of a small canyon.

  12. Paula Bindrich says:

    Favorite glamping spot is anywhere I can pull in in the mountains where my only neighbor is the wildlife. dreamy.

  13. LA Brown says:

    My favorite spot is Sedona, AZ

  14. Becky says:

    Umpqua & Crooked River Oregon are a couple of our favorite spots. Now living in Alaska, we sure miss our old stomping grounds!

  15. Christine Ruzicska says:

    My favorite glamping place is in Prescott, Michigan on our families land. It is 40 acres of woods, peace, and serenity.

  16. Susan H. says:

    My favorite is our North Georgia mountains state parks.

  17. Sandi O'Connor says:

    My favorite camping place is anywhere our darling little trailer is parked! It can be dry camping in route to a final destination or in our recent trip that took hubby and me to an ocean front campsite in Maine! It’s all dolled up and has all the comforts of home. It truely is ‘home sweet home away’!

  18. Cindy Hunter says:

    In an old Airstream trailor….anywhere with my husband!

  19. Sherri Hazelton says:

    My favorite glamping spot is in the Big Horn Mountains of north central Wyoming. It is only about an hour drive from where I live. I love it up there. Don’t get much chance to go anywhere else right now. Helping take care of my 95 year old grandmother who still lives in her own home.

  20. I’m a newbie so I don’t have a spot…yet! You are inspiring me to glamp…just have to find that glamper! Thanks for the chance to win your new book – I have all your others and subscribe to your magazine!

  21. My favorite spot (besides my back yard) would be #1 the Bowl & Pitcher @ Riverside State Park in Spokane, WA. ,, my 2nd fav would be Girl Camp down on the Elk River in ID., and anything, anywhere else would just be frosting on the cake! :>)
    Happy Trails.

  22. Thayes Hower says:

    My favorite is Lake Wallawa. My friend and I had a wonderful time there.

  23. Vivian V says:

    I love to camp at Pismo Beach 🙂

  24. Mary Kay says:

    Just returned from a 2 week tent camping trip around Oregon. Fabulous outdoor food. Sisters, Prineville, Mt Hood, Hood River and the gorgeous Gorge! then on down the coast into California. What a beautiful and memorable trip. While I enjoyed every leaf lined moment, alas, I find my 55 yr old body is not the same one that camped endlessly while my son earned his Eagle Scout badge years ago! I found myself longing for a beautiful, birch lined canned ham to glamp in! Ah the luxury, ah the small indulgences, ah the turquoise appliances and bark fabric curtains…..ahhhhh 🙂

    This (temporarily) city-locked mountain girl is so looking forward to your new book!!

  25. Casey Quast says:

    My favorite place is anywhere that is not 115 degrees. 🙂 As a resident of Phoenix AZ, My summers are filled with 105+ degree days until around the end of September. However, just a little over two hours away are mountains, trees and rain. The Mogollon Rim (or “The Rim”) is between 6500-7500-ish feet high and when the monsoon storms come, it is an incredible place to camp. The temp gets down to about 65 or so when the rain hits, but the rain only lasts for an hour or so, making it easy to have the mandatory camp fire. We often camp with friends, which makes it that much better!

  26. Jill Thomson says:

    I like to Glamp in my vintage camper 3 mi. up the road in the Ponderosa pines on the creek in the mountains of The Santa Fe National Forest with my husband and Jack Russell Terrriors.

  27. janetlee dale says:

    I love to go to Lake Hudson at Salina Oklahoma. It is gorgeous even during a drought. The hills rise high above the lake and the wildlife is abundant. In the evening you may see as many as 30 deer passing through to the water or returning from grazing. Laid back life with beauty everywhere.

  28. My favorite glamping location would be anywhere near the ocean 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for hosting such a great, super fun giveaway. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  29. Becca Farley says:

    I love glamping at Greenhorn Ca.

  30. LaRoyce Eskew says:

    Right here in my own back yard! We can watch the chickens, ducks, guineas, turkeys,cats and especially grandkids! Don’t have to find anyone to tend to animals or gardens…..and the price is right!

  31. Kelly says:

    As a matter of fact, I am in my fav glamping location now with my ma. Drummond Island, MI is a great getaway! It’s so nice to go to a place where everyone is so friendly and waves as you go by. Beautiful hikes as well!

  32. Sacha Anderson says:

    Near my home in Farmington Canyon. We will venture further out once the babes are older. I can’t wait to Glamp with them!!!! Thanks MaryJane! Once again we are feeling the MaryJane love….hope you feel loved from all our adoring fans and especially from the one in Farmington, UT! Happiness to you!! 🙂

  33. I adore glamping in the state parks in
    Michigan. New to this now that I have my little vintage canned ham.
    She’s all glamped up….total white interior and great vintage linens.
    Excited to see your book for ideas.

  34. Marlene Gaige says:

    At the north shore of Lake Superior north of Duluth. Waves lapping against the rocks and a campfire on the shore. Nothing better!

  35. Teri says:

    My favorite place to glamp would be Canyon Lake Texas. The prettiest little lake in Texas.

  36. Tina Bracy says:

    We have land on the banks of the Beaverhead River near Dillon in southwestern Montana. I truly love it there even though it’s quite close to Rattlesnake Clifts as Lewis and Clark called it. I have a terror of snakes. The feeling of expansiveness and peace just opens up my heart and loosens the springs that stay so tightly wound here in the city

  37. Elizabeth says:

    I’m *all over* the Oregon Coast, especially down south, near the state line. The Oregon Dunes have some places that make it an experience just waking up every morning, for sure!

  38. Nancy Lopez says:

    My favorite place to glamp would be the Lake Tahoe/Donner lake area, so many great places to go. absolutely beautiful!!!

  39. Kit Cooley says:

    My favorite glamping places change with the seasons. Husband and I found some beautiful campsites all across the country when we took our little Shasta-esque mystery trailer back east to see my folks in Ohio. She isn’t quite finished–we camped in the “shell”–so she hasn’t got a name yet. Right now it is beautiful where we live, in the north Idaho mountains.

  40. Teresa Smith says:

    My favorite is anywhere in the woods. We live in the big city and anytime we can get out to crickets chirping and coyotes howling is ideal. Just the two of us and the dog, a great meal on the campfire, and a peaceful morning with no where to go. Perfection!

  41. Nan Harrison says:

    Hey MaryJane, I’d have to say my favorite place to camp is Myrtle Beach, S.C. I love how carefree the beach is and the “Golf Cart Parade” that is held nightly by all the campers…if you’re not sure what that is, it’s where all the campers who have or rent golf carts gather at the main road of the campground next to the shore and ride up and down over and over and over, while slapping hands with the others going the opposite direction. My 3yr. old Grand-daughter loved it this year…her first…she did all the slapping while I drove..she had to do it every night of our stay. If I had a second best place to camp…it would have to be Pigeon Forge, Tenn. I grew up camping there by the cold Pigeon River, tubing was a must on those hot southern days. The smell of bacon in the air in the morning and the cadydids at night brings back such wonderful happy childhood memories. I want to make those same memories possible for my grand kids as well.

  42. Turtle says:

    we have a spot on one of the best WA state salmon rivers that is always set up and ready for us… which is most weekends. It is under 2 hours from our home and an escape with no phones or tv… well movies but no tv. We glamp there year round and have two trailers, one being a 13 foot scotsman creampuff. I love this place and adore weekends there

  43. thelma adams says:

    My favorite place to go glamping is in the Black Hills of south Dakota. I also love the lake areasib Northern Minnesota. Here in iowa i enjoy the state and county parks. Friends, family, and the grands make glamping even more fun.

  44. Cara says:

    On a hill overlooking the beautiful Kachemak Bay! The mountains, the bay and beaches, and the glacier. Glorious!

  45. Cherie says:

    My favorite is roaring river state park. Beautiful and the best trout fishing around!

  46. Kim Watts says:

    Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama. It is where we always spent our summer days with my family.

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