Tuesday, September 8th, 2015...5:16 pm

Go Glamping with Firelight Camps DID YOU KNOW…?

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Romance and relaxation – what every couple needs both pre- and post-wedding.  Am I right, brides?  So here’s a truly unique experience you must check out – glamping (glamour camping).   I had the pleasure of experiencing Firelight Camps, open from May 15 – November 1 at Ithaca, NY, which is a lovely five hour drive from Long Island.

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Once on the grounds of La Tourelle Hotel, where the glamping takes place, check in is in the spacious lounge tent, where they offer free tea, coffee and water, plus a complimentary glass of Finger Lakes wine every day of your stray during happy hour.  Complimentary continental breakfast is served here each morning, as well.  This is also where socializing take s place, if you opt for that. Two firepits just outside the lounge tent  provide  a cozy ambiance and warmth  during cooler weather (firelight yoga, anyone?) and a bocce ball court is a nice diversion from the on-site hiking trails.

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Guests are provided with battery-operated lanterns and luxurious safari-style tents.  Mine featured hardwood floors, a plush Queen bed, a desk and a storage trunk and a gorgeous, private deck overlooking woods.  Can you say, “Serenity, now?”

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As a bonus, August Moon Spa, featuring spa products sourced from local, organic ingredients, plus a sauna and steam rooms,  is just a hundred yards away.   Make an appointment in advance, after a full day of exploring the gorgeous Finger Lakes region, which has an abundance of waterfalls, hiking  and wine tours.

About Firelight Camps:  Firelight Camps creates comfortable and invigorating overnight outdoor experiences to encourage self-discovery, bonding with family and friends, and a reverence for the natural environment. The company strives to incorporate sustainable development and eco-tourism practices to create economic growth while preserving rural landscapes. For more information, please visit www.firelightcamps.com.