So, I love the idea of camping. Breathing in the fresh air, toasting marshmallows by a campfire, and sleeping under the stars. What I don't love is all of the work that goes into it. Somehow that seems to defeat the purpose of relaxation. Enter The Shelter Company. This husband and wife created company brings glamping to a new level. The Shelter Co. will give you that amazing Out Of Africa feeling(the movie w Robert Redford) at the location of your choosing. This pop-up lodging service caters to groups of all sizes looking for an overnight outdoor experience. Now, this is my kind of camping!
The Shelter Co. will provide fully furnished canvas tents and all of the necessary amenities for small groups, weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and music festivals. These events provide the simple joys of stargazing, roasting marshmallows, and playing games without the hassles of typical camping. You can even rent a Camping Butler to light your fires and cook your breakfast! Check out The Shelter Co. for your next outdoor adventure.
On a little tighter budget, take a look at El Capitan Canyon, just outside of Santa Barbara. I can personally vouch for this one. Several years ago, our family spent a blissful few days here. This is a glamping getaway on the coast. Tents or cabins are available. With bikes for rent, the ocean within walking distance and an upscale general store on the premises, El Capitan is a fantastic weekend destination.
They have live music and barbecues on the weekends and gourmet goodies are available at the market, if the only thing you feel like cooking is marshmallows. You can even have a massage therapist come right to your tent or arrange for a horseback ride in the area. All of the fun, with none of the hassles of traditional camping. We made some lasting memories here and I know you will too.