I have to admit when I first heard about “Glamping” I thought it was pretty silly. Now I’m not going to win Survivor or anything like that but to me tent camping wasn’t supposed to be a weekend at the spa. However, after spending 3 days in August this year Glamping it up at Parkbridge’s Parc La Conception near Mont Tremblant I have completely changed my mind about “Glamping” and I would happily go “Glamping” anytime.
Glamping it up at Parkbridge’s Parc La Conception
Packing the car to camping for a family 4 is not fun. Trying to stuff the tent, food, clothes, stove and everything else you need into a SUV takes a lot of calculated packing and patience. There is always a tough decision at the end of leaving something at home or being able to look out the back window and it is always something fun that has to be left at home. When heading off to a ready-to-camp site you have room to bring all your fun stuff. My wife and I got into the car to go she looked into the back and asked me “Is it that all that we’re bringing?”
I looked at the packing list then the back of the car and replied, “Yup, that’s it.”
After crossing over the Ottawa River on the Rockland-Thurso ferry and a nice drive to the resort we were greeted by friendly staff at the reception desk and found our way to the campsite. When we pulled into the site it hit me – we don’t have to rush and get everything unpacked, tent set up, blow up air mattresses, get snacks for kids and all the other things involved in setting up you campsite. We simply got out, took what we needed from the car and we were done!
Ready, set glamping!
Everything we needed and more was waiting for us inside the tent – beds, small fridge, utensils, coffee maker, table and chairs. Our site had a barbecue, picnic table, fire pit and was right on the Red River were the kids played in the sand and in the shallow water. We had just started our vacation and already we were feeling relaxed and enjoying ourselves.
The next couple of days were great, we spent time playing in the water in front of our site, at the large beautiful beach and of course the kids wanted to play on the slide at the outdoor pool. The kids also enjoyed the cool outdoor playground playing with other kids and walking in the trails in the forest.
At night we had our campfire with the mandatory Smores and Jiffy Pop (my wife’s campfire specialty), looking for constellations and talking.
Parkbridge’s Parc La Conception was a great resort for our family to have our first “Glamping” experience. It was clean, had lots of activities for the kids, a beautiful sandy beach and a ready-to-camp site that had everything we needed.
If you’re a family that wants to spend your time camping and not packing, setting up and then packing it all up again or if you just want to try camping without having to buy all the camping equipment a read-to-camp site a Parc La Conception is perfect.
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