Back pain, a "turistic" tin hidden in a cold hole in the ground, butter in a jar with water, toilets with arguable comfort and the only thing that impelled us to bear up all of this: living really close to nature. Hovever, it turns out, that you can combine the latter with comfortable conditions. Glamping is a combination of "glamour" and "camping" and it's getting famous in Europe.
Tatra Glamp appeared at Slowhop at the end of 2018, and rocked our world. People cheered, confetti was falling from a helicopter. In a word - wow! Tha's what we seek. You've got hereed spherical tents, vew of the mountains in the widescreen version, comfortable bed and you can start feeling like in a James Bond movie. One warning - remember that Podhale are not Alps and there is a little real wilderness here. From the parking located next to the main road to the tents there are many stairs and paths.
"I fell in love with this place from the very beginning. First, only from the pictures. I decided very quickly that I'll take there my husband to celebrate his birthday. I booked a stay and waited for February, to visit the Tatra Glamp. In the meantime it turned out that the trip can go wrong, we did have care for the children. The owners were helpful, supportive, they wanted to move the booking for another day. Fortunately we managed to arrive on booked date. On site, there were flowers waiting for my husband, wine, chocolates and cake, veerything I asked for. All beautifully prepared, together with a birthday wishes letter as a gift for him. Big wow. And what else was waiting for us on the spot? Cozy interiors, bed inviting to rest, comfortable armchair and those views!!! Unforgettable! Tent surprisingly warm (you could also heat it with a fireplace), with a supply of coffee and books, as if someone had forgotten to take theirs ;) Nothing more to do, but rest. We're 100% sure, we'll return :)"
Slowhop opinion: 4 luxury tents with heating and air conditioning and a private bathroom. Here without dogs.
And here we have Kashubia, so woods and close to the sea. The area traversed by hundreds of lakes and green tongue of forests stretching from Koszalin. Cool. In all of it, near the village, there's Mongolian yurt. It's not that the hosts came up with an idea that they'll set a yurt here, because it's cheap and fits. They are so involved in horses and ecology that this Mongolia came quite naturally.
"Mongolian yurt in Kashubia - ii itself sounds bizzare, but on the spot, it appears that not only the reality coincides with the ideas, but it exceeds them at every level. Perfect space for leisurely reading a book, looking at the green and happy horses on the other side of the fence, adding wood to the woodburning stove - just to be in harmony with each other and what is around, without looking at your watch. With good surroundings for hiking, horseback riding or cycling. Necessarily!"
Slowhop opinion: Yurt exclusively for 5 people. Inside bathroom, heating and kitchenette. You can arrive with the dog. Cool for kids.
If you haven't been in the Suwalki region - think warm about it. It's one of those Polish regions that remains mysterious, even mystical. And in all of it, there's Wojtek Walicki, a guy from another life that began here new life. In Dreams and Stones you eat his vege cuisine, practice yoga and experience life in harmony with nature.
"Chef cooks himself - regionally, vege, surprisingly. Breakfast and dinner outdoors and sleep on the threshold of the forest is something wonderful! In addition, two steps to the lake, which which you have for those brief moments just for yourself. I really recommend!"
Slowhop opinion: Stay at home or in tents. You can take the dog, but under certain conditions.
2019 belongs at Slowop to the Kashubia. So many beautiful things rise there, that you have to visit it. By the Lake Bronislaw lies 4rest Camp, which is two cool yurts for adult lovers of isolation. It won't be an isolation like on Mongolian steppes, because first: there's easy access to Gdansk, conveniently pull off the A1 and there's quite delicious breakfast in the nearby guesthouse.
"We highly recommend!!! Lovely place! Peace, quiet and romantic atmosphere. If you want to breathe fresh air, you have to come here! :) Chillout in the sauna and in banya. Very friendly owners. Tasty meals, great breakfast ;) swanky :) What can I say... just come here and see because it's really worth it!!!!!"
Slowhop opinion: Yurt is for two people. Here we take no dogs (or kittens) and remember about the brilliant banya on the spot!
And this place is near Warsaw. For those who don't like to take a break in training (because there's a well-equipped gym for crossfit and tabata), and those who like adventure and accommodation in tents. The tents are in the style of Out of Africa movie, the safari style, small and large. There's Kampinos Forest nearby and own swimming pool.
"Great place close to Warsaw for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. You don't have to go to Masuria to relax, swim and spend time together."
Slowhop opinion: 50 beds, which makes Baranowka a base camp. You can arrive with the dog.
Herbals Glamping was created by the same architecture studio, which is responsible for the houseboats in Mielno, on the lake Jamno. HT Houseboats team apparently liked the creation of creative tourist offer, because they went with the flow.
We have here 4 tents. Mint, Lavender, Lemon Balm and Rosemary. The names aren't random, in each of them, they planted relevant herbs, that should assure guests a holiday mood. For the most luxurious Lavender (additionally equipped with a shower and toilet) you'll pay 350 zł per day. For Mint (built-in bath) 250 zł. There will be no problem with the blowing up the mattress or with the mess in bags. Tents are connected to the electricity and equipped with all necessary furniture.
"I really recommend. Houses built with cool idea. I liked everything. We even had hammock in the house :D And breakfast brought in a wicker basket - wonderful. Staff very nice and helpful. I'll definitely come back here."
Slowhop opinion: Every house has a fireplace, some of them have even sauna! You can come with dog. More about Herbals Glamping at Slowhop.
Hidden in the forests of northern Slovenia, in the foothills, surrounded by the aroma of herbs, is waiting for those who love nature. Glamping, situated about 60 km from Ljubljana, has everything you need. It looks more like a village full of charming houses than a camping and the view after leaving the tent will delight everyone. Inside, there are two double beds, sofa, bathroom, air conditioning, heating, TV, Wi-Fi, safe and private outdoor Jacuzzi. Herbal scent mixes with the fresh, mountain air. Price in the season is 320 euro, in low season you'll pay 280 euro.
"A luxurious stay in an intimate tent with a view of the mountains."
Slowhop opinion: There is a little lack of intimacy, comparing to the Polish Glendoria. On the other hand, this mountain-forest wilderness, fascinates. Thumbs up for herbal workshops. The istance from Warsaw to Ljubna is 10 hours by car. For such places it's even worth to take unpaid leave...
(photos: Herbal Glamping Ljubno)