How to go glamping in your Raleigh backyard (or beyond)

Courtesy of Glamp Raleigh

During the pandemic, we’ve all figured out creative ways to stay at home and stay entertained in Raleigh. So why not create a world close to home that feels like a vacation?

That’s how Glamp Raleigh got started. Michael Cutts said he’s not a huge camper, but wanted to create fun experiences for family and friends to enjoy here in the Triangle.

“I left the corporate world to start something new and create a new life and new memories with my wife and kids,” he said in an email.

“I’ve always wanted to start something for myself — and always knew I would just didn’t know when. The current public health crisis just sped up that process. My parents bought us a tent when Covid-19 started to have something to do and we all loved using it.”

Glamp Raleigh takes a basic tent up a few notches by creating glamping-type experiences in your own backyard, living room or beyond, with plush decor.

Courtesy of Glamp Raleigh

Glamp Raleigh’s services vary from an outdoor movie night with a projector, a date night glamping setup that sounds straight out of ‘The Bachelor,’ a family of four-sized glamping setup or an indoor camping themed night for kids.

“I think with Covid-19 people are longing to get away but they can’t comfortably or safely travel as they used to. This brings an experience to them where they can relax and enjoy themselves without necessarily leaving home,” he said.

“It’s designed to escape the rigors of daily life — which are extra tough right now. So if they can take this little slice of paradise and remember it forever — that’s my goal.”

5 more ideas to staycation in Raleigh area:

Whether you’re ready to camp in the great outdoors or looking to enjoy guest amenities and a change of scenery, these curated local picks won’t let you down.

The Longleaf Hotel: The independent boutique hotel in Downtown Raleigh in a renovated ’60s motor lodge has re-opened its patio for socially distant drinks and snacks, too. [read more] + [site]

Guest House Raleigh: Another locally-owned property, the thoughtfully designed inn and separate Roger’s Cottage is on a quiet street in Downtown Raleigh. [site]

Stay at nearby camp sites: Umstead State Park in Raleigh, Falls Lake State Recreation Area in Wake Forest and Jordan Lake State Recreation Area all have campsites for online reservations. [reservations]

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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