Friday, October 20, 2017

Culture Dose: PNW Travel With a Twist

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Are you so done with boring blocks of hotel rooms featuring four walls and a ceiling, stiff furniture and a characterless nearby lobby serving up mediocre coffee? Great news: Lodging in the Pacific Northwest has never been more varied—or more exciting. There’s awesome camping in our region, sure, but there’s also the newest craze of glamping. Whether you prefer to sleep perched high in a tree or cozily tucked into a revamped Airstream, we’ve got getaway ideas that will tempt you to pack those bags today.

Fully-outfitted tipis overlooking Imposing Canyon, Northeast Oregon: Courtesy Glamping Hub

Fully-outfitted tipis overlooking Imposing Canyon, Northeast Oregon: Courtesy Glamping Hub

Thanks to Glamping Hub—the world’s leading portal of luxurious, nature-based accommodations—finding an atypical dream destination has never been easier. Glamping Hub accommodations can be found in 80-plus countries; many glamping sites are located in remote areas (in forests, national parks, deserts, etc.), yet others have been intentionally placed near city centers and urban hubs. Washington residents will especially appreciate the site’s brand-new WA Weekends Getaways page.

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Luxury tents near Wallowa Lake in Oregon: Courtesy Glamping Hub

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Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon: Courtesy Glamping Hub

While Seattleites live out childhood fantasies 30 minutes from the city at TreeHouse Point, San Juan’s Lakedale Resort brings glamping to a tranquil island setting.

Farther south, The Vintages Trailer Resort proves a fabulous base for exploring Oregon’s Willamette Valley, known for its bounty of Pinot noir-producing wineries (more than 20 can be found within five miles of the property). The family-friendly Vintages include 18 restored and new construction trailers; the vintage trailers, which date from the 1940s through the 70s, have been completely renovated and modernized. The friendly, well-kept resort also offers a pool and hot tub, outdoor lawn games, complimentary cruiser bikes and a nearby dog park for guests’ four-legged friends.

The owners, SIMA Management, say, “We love hosting guests at our property, and each receives a truly unique experience, complete with full—and functional—kitchens, propane grills, gourmet pour-over Caravan Coffee, luxurious terry cloth robes, comfortable mattresses and fine hotel-quality linens …Visitors join us from across the country, with a great number from up-and-down the I-5 corridor. Because our concept is unique, many are excited to see how accommodating and comfortable the trailers are throughout their stay.”

Happy trails!

Courtesy The Vintages Trailer Resort

Courtesy The Vintages Trailer Resort

The Vintages Trailer Resort by Corinne Whiting

The Vintages Trailer Resort by Corinne Whiting

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About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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