Spending time in nature while having all the advantages of the modern-day luxury… what a perfect way to spend your holidays! Therefore, it doesn’t surprise that glamping has quickly become one of the favorite vacation modes throughout the world and especially now with the pandemic, when people also prefer to be in their own bubble, away from the masses. Waking up to beautiful views, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, being able to enjoy the wilderness while keeping the high level of comfort is truly a whole new level of relaxing and recharging, highly advisable to anyone who enjoys spending time in nature and reconnecting with it. Check out these 5 great glamping sites in Europe where you can do just that to spend the perfect holidays!
1. Plitvice Holiday Resort, Croatia
Immersed in greenery and located just a few kilometers away from the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Holiday Resort offers everything you could wish for from relaxing holidays and more. Whether you are coming for a romantic escape, with family or friends or alone, you can choose between a variety of cool accommodation from high-end designed houses by the lake and glamourous tree houses to playful tents – the choice is yours!
We were delighted having coffee early in the morning on the terrace of the carefully designed lake house, with the view of the on-site creek pouring into the lake and the tree houses perfectly fitting into the natural surroundings. Ideal for the start of the day before going on exploring the area or staying at the resort just chilling by the pool, enjoying the traditional delicacies, playing mini golf or going to the spa – there are plenty of activities to choose from for your perfect holidays!
2. Eco-Lodge Brejeira, Portugal
In one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal, Algarve, located near the town of Silves and only an hour drive away from Faro, you can enjoy a beautiful eco-friendly retreat and all the gorgeousness of the Portuguese landscape. The comfortable accommodation at the Eco-lodge Brejeira ranges from a tastefully furnished Mongolian yurt with a raised veranda for the most beautiful sunsets, to a converted German fire truck and a gypsy caravan.
Everything here is eco-friendly so each facility has its own shower and a compost toilet. If you feel hungry after discovering the amazing beaches and mountains of Algarve, some of the facilities include a kitchen area to prepare your own food or just go to the communal straw-bale building, where, on request, you can have breakfast and a three-course dinner.
3. Glamping Olimia Adria village, Slovenia
Like being in nature but also close to fun sites? Glamping Olimia Adria village is an excellent choice for you! The luxury safari tents of the glamping resort offer the privacy you need and early mornings with birdsong, while only ten minutes walking is needed to come to the luxurious wellness & spa center where you can relax and fully regenerate.
If you’re up for some action, all the guests have a free entrance to the big, fun waterpark Aqualuna close by as well as to the the wellness center Termalia with thermal water for complete relaxation.
4. Schlafen im Weinfass, Germany
Attention all wine-lovers! In this campsite you can literally make all your dreams come true and sleep in wine barrels – Schlafen im Weinfass (German for ‘sleeping in a barrel of wine’) offers everything it promises in a name and more.
Located in a vineyard, incredibly enough, each barrel is equipped with a bathroom and a double bed. Perfect to crawl into after a visit to the vinery and a whole day wine-sipping in front of your lovely unconventional accommodation with gorgeous views.
5. Whitepod, Switzerland
If you are looking for a unique experience in a mountain setting, Whitepod is the perfect choice. Located in the Alpine village of Les Cerniers in Switzerland, you will enjoy your stay in this eco-friendly and luxurious hotel in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
No matter the time of the year you visit, you will be mesmerised by the views away from the people at 1400 m of altitude in dome-shaped tents that give you the comfort of a hotel. Besides having a private bathroom, a pellet stove and a large terrace, each pod includes organic luxury bedding for the perfect dreams in the fairytale of the mountains.