I am Glamping for Easter Weekend!
What’s Glamping you ask? It’s where Glamour meets Camping! Its Sex and the City gone camping, in the mountains of Georgia. It’s all the things you love about camping with the addition of fine linens & real beds, hot running water “en tent”, plush bathrobes and chocolates on the pillow! It’s without creepy crawlies, mozzies, poison ivy on the bum and beans from a can.
The Martyn House in Ellijay GA is my Mom’s Glamping Bed & Breakfast farm. It is like no place on earth and I don’t say that just because its Mom! (I do hope I at least get to take home some extra farm made soaps & body products with this plug 😉
Four secluded tents are nestled into the woods on the property. Mom and I travelled to India 5 years ago to design out the tent textile patterns and interior layouts, based on traditional Rajasthan safari tents. These sleeping tents were part of the collection of tents that make up our tent company, Gypsy Faire Tents! (Yes, you too can have your very own).
We took all the best of tradition and added a whole lot more GLAMOUR! Mom added luxuries like on demand hot water showers, compost toilets, washstands with running hot water, antique furniture, European duvet covers & linens, bedside journals and luxurious rugs. It’s camping WITHOUT having to dig a hole, wake with a rock embedded in your back and coffee/tea service just an arm’s length away in your plush bathrobe.
The Martyn House hosts farm to table dinners 4-6 times a year (guess who is often the guest chef), hosts weddings, private parties, girls glamping weekends, honeymooners, private getaways, artist retreats and yeah, anyone looking to be in nature with a five course dinner and a golf cart to deliver you to your tent door.
Nightly bonfires ward off the cooler mountain temps and long hikes on the property ensure a good nights sleep. Evening cocktail hour around the outdoor game tent beg for a hard-core game of Baci or Croquet. Dinner is alfresco under one of the dining tents.
I am about to cook up a mean pre-Easter dinner in the big farm kitchen. How about chilled asparagus & cucumber soup from the garden? Thinking of rub a dubbing some flank steak with tandoori spice for the grill and making a mean pot of creamy rich whole grain grits with lotsa buttah and fresh ricotta! Yes? Of course I am going to have to finish the meal with a chocolate pecan pie finished with sea salt OR should I go with homemade apple pie? The stress of the choice! It’s about the most stressful choice I have had to make this Glamping Weekend.
I am off to get a glass of bubbly for the croquet match before dinner and then to see sunset over the mountain ridge, from the antique glider by the chiminea. Yes, yes of course I am wearing glamping stilettos and a cute sundress! Its GLAMPING!