‘Glamping’ offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It’s a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping. Glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. It’s the perfect compromise for those who want to experience clear, starry nights and crisp, dewy mornings, as well as immediate access to outdoor recreation, with the comfort and amenities often sacrificed by tent camping.
Tirol has Campgrounds that feature a wide array of spa, sports and recreational facilities for luxury camping in style—which could, in fact, already be called glamping. Yet, there are more opportunities to immerse in nature without sacrificing modern comforts in Tirol. It’s OK to admit you’re not the “rustic” type, so trade sleeping on the ground for the cosy beds of these one-of-a-kind glamping opportunities.
Natterersee Nature Resort
Natterersee Lake Nature Resort delivers an upscale safari-tent experience for five to eight guests, barrel cabins for those who enjoy life in twos and Wood Lodges that sleep two to four people in full comfort. The Safari Lodge Tents were not named after iconic Tirol animals like golden eagle, chamois and ibex—instead they bear the names of wild African animals. Their covered lounge decks, however, are perfect for views of Tirol’s incredible mountain scenery. The ideal home base for your own Tirol Photo Safari… www.natterersee.com
The Alpine Lodges in Längenfeld in Ötztal Valley are the ideal home base for your own mountain adventure in a unique and truly Tirol environment. Built from local stone pine and fir wood, the lodges sleep up to six people in full comfort. Yes, for a night, a week or even longer, you can have your own cabin in the mountains! www.camping-oetztal.com
Dreiländereck Tirol Camping
The scenery here in Tirol Oberland Region, situated at the convergence of Austria’s borders to Italy and Switzerland, is beyond stunning. Aptly named, the log cabins called ‘Bergzauber’, literally mountain magic, will cast a spell on you. Seize the opportunity to sleep in a barrel, much like Diogenes himself. In contrast to this grumpy Greek philosopher, who had a dislike of socialising, there’s space for two in a barrel cabin. Plus, you can even bring a child if you wish. www.tirolcamping.at
If you love the great outdoors, but also want comfort on your vacation, the new log cabins at Five Star Campsite in Leutasch are your perfect getaway. Newly built in 2015, these log cabins are the very definition of rustic Tirol comfort with the conveniences expected in our modern world. All timber lodges comfortably sleep up to four guests. Inside or outside, you are home here: Each cabin offers a private 20 square meter deck to enjoy your morning coffee, the afternoon sun or a barbecue dinner. In the winter, the area’s superb cross country ski trails come right to the cabin doors. In the summer, watch out for the mythical spirit that calls this place home… The rugged countryside has inspired local legends of ghosts, dwarfs and goblins. The pathway across mysterious Leutasch Ghost Gorge twists and turns through magnificent scenery and across a spectacular boardwalk. www.tirol.camp
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