Camping isn’t for everyone but neither is staying in a hotel. The best way to compromise is doing a little bit of both. And there’s a place in Monroe County where you can stargaze without even having to deal with Mother Nature’s thermostat. News13’s Nicole Walters explains what we mean in this "Summer Fun Profile."
Glamorous camping can mean different things to different people.
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Marketing Director Jeromy Wo says, "If you’re talking to someone who roughed it in the 50s, glamping might be a pillow instead of a log but for us, it’s queen-size beds, it’s a day sleeper, it’s electricity, it’s WiFi."
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has been defining their version of glamping since 2010. They’ve created a luxurious outdoor retreat where guests can come and go as they please all while overlooking the scenic and wild Delaware River on the north end of the property.
Wo says, "Our Riverside Glamping experience. It’s perched right on the Delaware River so at night you fall asleep to the sunset on the river. In the morning, you wake up to the sunrise on the river."
Just this year they’ve made upgrades, now you can fall asleep to the night sky without leaving your tent." Plus you don’t have to worry about being too hot or too cold while stargazing. There’s heating and air conditioning.
Wo says, "Heating will empower us to extend our season. So if you decide to go glamping beyond October, we can accommodate. Additionally in the past, in July and August. The heat made it uncomfortable to be in your tent during the day."
It’s also a lot like a campground but without having to set up your spot when you arrive. The secluded tents are located close enough to the inn that you can enjoy all of their activities.
Wo says, "Every overnight guest at the inn has access to all of our resort amenities, and that’s not just our indoor pool and jacuzzi. We have a full recreation schedule with guided hikes with transportation to the areas most sought out after and most unknown hiking trails."
Mark and Gloria Harmon have a room at the Inn and tell us the experience would be for them. They’re currently traveling northeast and they’re staying in hotels and camping in their own tent.
Guest Mark Harmon says, "Oh that’s a beautiful spot, I mean the river is beautiful in itself and you got the mountain backdrop and yeah that’s just a great place to go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning."
A girl could get used to this. This is definitely my kind of camping in Monroe County, Nicole Walters, News13.