Upscale outdoor hospitality brand Under Canvas is pitching two new all-inclusive glampsites in the US in 2021. Rose Dykins reports
Under Canvas is expanding its collection of award-winning, luxurious glampsites across the US, with new locations coming to Maine – its first launch in East Coast America – and Lake Powell in Utah.
These will join Under Canvas’s seven other locations across the country. The brand is known for its all-inclusive glamping concept, which immerses guests in the US’s natural beauty, while offering the experience of a luxury hotel – so people can experience the great outdoors without having to “rough it”.
Its signature safari-style tents are fitted with king-size beds, luxury linens and towels, and en suite bathrooms with hot running water, plus wood burning stoves. A daily housekeeping service is offered, while other facilities include communal dining spots and welcome lobbies in separate tents.
Sustainability is central to the brand’s mission, and it tries to minimise its impact on the landscapes it occupies. It also intentionally avoids having wifi at its locations, so that guests can “disconnect from technology and reconnect with those they love”.
Set to launch in April, Under Canvas Lake Powell Grand Staircase will be perched on the edge of Canyon Rim Plateau.
The campsite will offer distant views of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, a protected region of 200 million year-old canyons. Its 50 tents, set upon elevated decks, feature raw wood, top-grain leather and sleek metal furnishings that accentuate the desert landscape. Rates will start from US$299 per night.
A central lobby tent will offer board games, books, shopping items, Western cuisine and a communal space for guests to socialise in after a day exploring the great outdoors.
The 220-acre camp site is situated close to attractions such as Antelope Canyon, Lone Rock Beach, Wahweap boat marina, Horseshoe Bend (pictured) and Grosvenor Arch.
Meanwhile, to the east, Under Canvas Acadia will launch in May 2021. Set along a stretch of unspoilt Maine Coastline, the camp site will be a 35-minute drive from the famous Cadillac Mountain Trail and Acadia National Park.
Glampers will enjoy views of the verdant New England countryside and its nearby mountains, while making the most of the camp’s facilities.
These include a waterfront lobby tent, a programme of wellness activities, communal outdoor gathering spaces and gourmet dining experiences.
The design of the 63 tents will reflect the locale, with natural wood, coastal hues and materials native to the camp’s surroundings. Rates will start from US$314 per night.
Meanwhile, 75 per cent of the 100-acre campsite will remain unspoilt, in a bid to preserve the local environment.
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