Glamping Gatherings

  • Glamour Camping Weekend

    • When: June –3-5, 2016
    • Where: Country Cabins Glamour Camping Resort, Chariton Iowa
    • Contact: Deb at

    It’s that time of year again and we will be hosting the Glamour Camping Weekend the first weekend in June. Dust the cobwebs off your old vintage rig and join us. Anyone is welcome, new campers or old. This is a family event, so yes there will be kids! No reserved spots, first come first serve. We will find a place for you! Events will start out on Friday, June 3rd with a community picnic starting at 5:00 p.m. at Country Cabins located one mile East of Chariton Iowa on US Highway 34. Simply bring a covered dish of your choice and we will supply the drinks and BBQ dogs, brats and hamburgers. Public is invited to attend.

    Providing it does not rain like it has for the last two years we will have entertainment. Larry and Jean Wheeldon and band Lonesome Country will perform and there will be a dance floor so you can do some boot scootin’ as well. Sit around the campfires and stroll through the grounds and view the vintage campers and new cabins. There are trails down to Lake Ellis and also trails across the highway down to Red Haw Lake. Bring your fishing poles and enjoy landing some lunkers. There will also be a show and shine car show on Friday evening at the campground.

    There are County-wide garage sales that begin on Saturday morning, June 4th and also the Southern Iowa Junk Jaunt that begins on June 3rd and continues the 4th and 5th in surrounding towns. Bring your dancing shoes and 50’s attire for Saturday evening and enjoy 50’s night at the Soda Pop Saloon next door to Country Cabins. Always one of the favorite events of the year, you can enjoy great food beginning at 6:30 and the music starts at 7:30 and ends at 10:30. There is a $6 cover charge at the door for this event. There is also plenty to do with the kids with the Hillbilly Mini-golf and Hook, Line and Sinker Bait shop, Frontier Trading Post and State Park beach and trails all with-in walking distance. Sunday can be spent relaxing with family or checking out one of the several places in Chariton that have great breakfast and brunch specials. Take a stroll around the town square to see all of the historical restoration being done. It is really starting to look great!

    For more info, view their event page here

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  • Rally at the Ranch - Vintage Camper Trailers

    • When: June –3-5, 2016
    • Where: Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta(Sacramento), California
    • Contact: Paul and Caroline Lacitinola

    It’s on! Circle the wagons and join us in our hometown for the International Glamping Weekend "Rally at the Ranch!" Tickets are now on sale and for the first time there is an area designated for the vintage trailers and another area for the non-vintage trailers. Everybody is welcome but you must get your tickets in advance. Good news, it’s only $59 for the weekend!

    Pristine countryside, hike or bike ride through the many trails in the park. More than 5 miles of dirt paths in an enchanting woodsy setting. The Park Loop trail makes a scenic 3-mile trek around the entire perimeter of Gibson Ranch Park. If you like the sound of gently rushing water, hike along the 2-mile Dry Creek trail. Playgrounds, picnic areas and a fishing pond (depending on how much rain we get.) Horseback riding may be up and running by the June rally. Golf within walking distance.

    Potluck Friday, breakfast Saturday, open house Saturday 10 am to 2pm, talent show Saturday evening.

    For more info, go to their website here

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  • Vintage Market in the Park

    We are celebrating National Glamping Weekend with a vendor event on June 4th. Our vintage glampers are getting together on June 3rd in the evening and having a hot dog cookout and s’mores and an outdoor movie night

    For more info, visit their Facebook event page here

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  • International Glamping Weekend at Shady Acres Campground!

    Shady Acres Campground is located at 7805 Cache Creek Way, Clearlake, CA 95422.

    For more info, find the Shady Acres IGW site

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  • Indiana Dunes State Park Glamping Weekend and Vintage Camper Rally

    • When: June –3, 2016
    • Where: Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana
    • Contact: Brad at

    Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the creature comforts you can’t live without. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, or tree house, it’s camping on a grand scale. Weekend programs will focus on relaxing in the outdoors, beach glass jewelry making, a camping recipe tasting and exchange, example glamping sites, free beach yoga, and other activities.

    New in 2016 is a vintage camper rally featuring vintage campers from around the country. Visitors will have a chance to peak inside these over the course of the weekend. Special programming will also be available for those vintage camping in the park.

    The weekend coincides with International Glamping Weekend, a special weekend that celebrates luxury camping, and the ability to experience the great outdoors with many of the advanced amenities we have come to depend on in our daily lives.

    For more info, find the park's Facebook page here

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  • Sample Glamping Trip

    • When: June 2–3, 2015
    • Where: Anywhere, U.S.A.
    • Contact: Me, Myself, & I at Contact Information

    All the details you could ever need, right here!

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