Glamping? Oh yeah. We’re up for a glamp outdoor excursion anytime, any place. Far and Away Adventures’ new glamping in Yellowstone trip offers a rare opportunity to see the remote regions of one of the most popular national parks in the U.S.
Did you know fewer than 10% of Yellowstone’s visitors leave roads and viewpoints? And those who do generally hike for days carrying a pack or trek into the region by horse.
Far and Away hopes to change. Visit far reaches of Yellowstone National Park without the time commitment – and without the beans-and-cowboy coffee cuisine and sleeping bag on the ground that many associate with a backcountry trip on their Far and Away Yellowstone adventure. And better yet, at the end of the day, an expert guide pours a fine glass of wine and sets up your tent with a raised bed and even a rug on the ground while a chef prepares a dinner of local, sustainable cuisine. Ah, yes, life is good in Yellowstone.
Far and Away Adventures’ two-night glamping in Yellowstone National Park excursion combines luxury camping on the southeast shore of Yellowstone Lake, gourmet food and wine, transportation, guide service, kayaks, and optional guided hiking to either the Thorofare, the most remote region in the continental U.S. or Heart Lake.
Yep, Far and Away adventurers spends two nights in the far reaches of Yellowstone, but there’s no roughing it involved. “Glampers” sleep in deluxe tents with raised beds and comfortable bedding.
What’s in Store for a Far and Away Yellowstone Adventure
During the day, activities can range from naps to hikes for only the trained enthusiast. For example, there is the hike to Heart Lake. Most people who hike to Heart Lake depart from south of Grant Village to the northwest of the lake and make the eight-mile trek. Far and Away participants, on the other hand, begin their day at the campsite at the foot of the lake’s South Arm and hike 12 miles round trip to Heart Lake.
“This is truly a hike and definitely not a leisurely walk,” said Steve Lentz, founder of Far and Away Adventures.
Another secluded hike is a six-mile round trip trek from the South Arm to the end of the Southeast Arm where the upper Yellowstone River empties into the lake. Upstream at this point is the park’s Thorofare recognized as the most remote area of the Lower 48 states of the U.S.
“Most people on these trips are more concerned with finding remoteness and hitting the disconnect button,” said Lentz. “This is simply a perspective of Yellowstone National Park that few people will ever see.”
Far and Away also offers sea kayaks for guests who want to paddle along the shores of the lake. With 140 miles of shoreline, Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake in the world above 7,000 feet in elevation.
Good Time to Glamp
Far and Away’s glamping in Yellowstone trip is from July 11 – Sept. 1, 2013. Up to 10 guests meet at 11 a.m. at Bridge Bay Marina near Lake Village where they are transported by cabin cruiser to a campground outfitted with Far and Away’s signature amenities. Rates are $840 for adults and $760 for children.
The Yellowstone Far and Away Adventures trip includes luxurious lake-side camping with warm towels delivered tent side, solar-powered showers, gourmet meals, a table set with French country cloth and fine stemware, specially chosen wines and organic, locally grown cuisine prepared by a trained chef.
Head here to get your glamp on in Yellowstone: Glamping in Yellowstone reservations.
Photo of sunrise on Yellowstone Lake by Dennis Codello/ALA, geyser by Lindsay Taub, others courtesy of Far and Away Adventures.