Glamping Comes to Michigan’s Upper Thumb

Glamping is defined as a combination of the words glamor and camping. This high amenity approach to rustic camping has been growing in recent years. It can be found at some of the most desirous camping spots in the world. Now Michigan Glamping has come to Caseville at Sleeper State Park and Port Austin at Port Crescent State Park.

This sort of camping is perfect for those who want to experience rustic outdoor camping but don’t have the equipment or experience of camping.

Safari Campsite at Sleeper State Park
Site at Sleeper State Park

While researching the 7 Little Secrets of Michigan’s Sleeper State Park, we discovered that the camping outfitter, Tentrr, had set up 15 secluded glamping sites. Each has a large platformed walled canvas tent containing a queen-sized cot or bunk bed and a wood stove. Several sites are located right on the beach.

Michigan Glamping Safari Tent at Sleeper State Park
Safari Tent at the Glamping Site

Each glamping camp at the park is supplied with tables, benches, Adirondack chairs, and a campsite fire pit. There are an on-site water supply and a sun shower provided to round out the other amenities to make for an extremely comfortable outdoor experience. Guests need only bring your own food, firewood, and bedding. There is a selection of 15 secluded wooded sites, and five beachside camps.

Michigan Glamping Safari Camp Kitchen at Sleeper State Park
Safari Camp Kitchen at Sleeper State Park

The glamping experience is new to Michigan’s Albert E. Sleeper State Park and Highland Recreation Area. It started in the summer of 2020. More information about glamping in Michigan with the Sleeper-Safari Tent program is on their website.

Beach Camping At Albert E. Sleeper State Park

Camping on the Beach at Sleeper State Park
Camping on the Beach at Sleeper State Park

You can now camp on the beach at Sleeper State Park. Four beachfront campsites have been established on the secluded west end of the beach. Each site is tucked in on top of a dune that offers a marvelous view of Saginaw Bay.

  • Glamping Beach Camp Sites at Sleeper State Park
  • Private Beach in the Glamping Area at Sleeper State Park
  • Beach Glamping at Sleeper State Park
  • Glamping Beach Camp Site at Sleeper State Park
  • Camping on the Beach at Sleeper State Park
  • Beachside Camping at Albert E. Sleeper State Park
  • Glamping Site in Woods Near Beach at Sleeper State Park

A new trail was blazed from the day-use parking area to the beach sites. You have to hike in all your gear. The sites are wonderful and only steps away from the water’s edge. These offer a private and woodsy setting than in the main campground across the street.

Michigan Glamping With Tentrr?

Tentrr doesn’t do campgrounds. They partner with private land­owners in 29 states across the country to set up large canvas tents on their properties.

Tentrr builds fully-equipped individual campsites in large and remote areas. Ordering your next tentrr experience from the image link above, and Thumbwind will receive a small commission.

What is Glamping – The Definitive Guide

Staycations and other close-to-home trips are trending in 2020. Many people who are looking for a getaway are opting for camping or glamping (AKA “glamorous camping”) trips, according to a recent Kampgrounds of America (KOA) special report.

However, the rising interest in camping and glamping isn’t brand new; between 2014 and 2019, the number of campers who pitch their tents three or more times per year increased by 72 percent. Many of these keen campers are Millennials and GenXers, who, according to the 2019 KOA North American Camping Report, are more likely to identify as lifelong campers than the generations before them — and who value the family-friendly atmosphere of camping as they introduce their children to the world of roughing it.

Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or not, you can take camping to the next level with creative glamping accessories.

What is Glamping

Create the Perfect High-End Glamping Experience

It’s easy to turn a traditional camping trip into a glamping adventure with a few accessories that create an elevated (and seriously Instagram-worthy) experience. Just remember, there’s no single right way to go glamping, so go all out with as many extravagant options as you can manage if that’s your style, or keep it more minimalistic with just a few posh touches. However, you approach it, be sure to take some time to relax and enjoy your efforts.

Whether you plan to set up camp in a remote site or head to an already existing glampsite, these gear ideas will help you plan the perfect glamping excursion.

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