Glamping, as defined by Urban Dictionary, is going camping, but with a touch of glamour; a combination of the two words. It's like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping pivots on a high level of service that focuses on the complete ease of the guests. The amenities found at glamping destinations far exceed anything recreational campers experience. And Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine knows how to provide just that! Perfect for a birthday getaway, girls night out or bachelorette party, you'll definitely want to book your glamping weekend at this campground!
Sandy Pines is a new 320-site campground with plenty of spaces for old-fashioned tent and RV camping, but for those who want to chic up their camping experience, there will be 12 glamp tents available all summer long (two to rent and 10 to buy)! The one-of-a-kind, 430-square-foot luxe tents will each include a bed, seating area, lights, a mini fridge, heaters, fans, a deck, sheets, towels, and access to a shared bathhouse. Each of the tents was furnished by an interior designer and has a theme, such as “Nomad: A Bohemian Retreat” and “Nautical Nights.” Inside the tents, visitors will find special touches, such as antique furnishings and a chandelier made of oyster shells, making the experience 'oh so glamorous'!
The campground opens June 24, and you can rent a tent for between $129 to $149 per night beginning July 3. Glampers using the tents must stay a minimum of three nights in the months of July and August. Not a bad price to split between a few people! Sandy Pines Campground, formerly known as Salty Acres Campground, was purchased by Kennebunkport hoteliers Tim Harrington and Debra Lennon last summer. The new owners poured $5 million into the camping facility, updating the entire infrastructure and adding upscale amenities such as the glamp tents.
Among the tall pine trees and saltwater marshes are the revamped campground amenities that include a general store, a farm stand, an old-fashioned ice cream cart, a heated saltwater pool, rentals for bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks, a playground, a craft tent for kids, and a lobster delivery service.
That’s right: The campground will deliver lobsters, either alive or precooked, right to your tent. What an accommodation! You can count us in on doing this! If you want some added fun to your trip, Sandy Pines Campground is just minutes from pristine Goose Rocks Beach and bustling Dock Square, filled with shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. Many places to explore!
Get ready to spend your summer glamping and devour the details of an outdoor experience unlike any other (including a lobster delivery service) at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine!