Camping for the Non-Campers: 10 Glamping Sites in Maine That Will Exceed Your Needs
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As soon as spring hits Maine, I am already mentally in camping mode. Driving around with your windows down in the evening you can hear the peepers and smell the fires, swarming you with feelings of both excitement and nostalgia.
I love dirty, rugged camping with hot dogs over the fire, unavoidable bug bites, and sleeping on the ground. But, I know this is not for everyone. Some people just simply do not like camping and you really can’t blame them. It can be sweaty and icky, dirty, uncomfortable, and if it’s not your thing, it’s nearly impossible to be convinced to go.
Well, lucky for everyone, you don’t need to sleep on the ground in a sleeping bag in the middle of the woods to have a camping experience here in Maine. Our state offers plenty of options for camping for the non-campers with glamping sites spread across the Pine Tree State. Whether you want to be near the lakes, in the mountains, or seaside, you can find a glamping spot that fits your needs.
What is Glamping?
Glamping is kind of like fancy camping, hence the name. It’s a form of camping that offers accommodations that are way more comfortable than a typical camping trip in a DIY tent with no cell service. Most places offer WIFI, real beds, electricity, kitchenettes, and still have fire pits, grills, and the parts of camping that make it ‘camping’.
It’s the perfect accommodation for someone who wants to be out in nature, have a fire, sleep somewhat outdoors, but doesn’t want to be on the ground or peeing in the woods. It’s the best of all worlds, really.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, I have done the digging for you and compiled a list of glamping sites around Maine. Pick your favorite, book your tent, and go immerse yourself in nature while still remaining as comfortable as possible.