Feb 3, 2017 - Things to Do

Here’s why I brought West Coast Glamping to Charlotte

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Rebekah Converti charlotte-glamping

About five years ago my realtor dragged me down this bumpy road in the middle of the woods. He told me that what I was about to see had huge potential, if I was willing to work for it.

Standing on the lakefront hillside, overlooking the private sandy beach below, I was hooked.

It needed a ton of love, but all I could think was Dirty Dancing.

Hot summer nights on the lake, laying on the beach in the summer sun, yoga, great food and that cute guy all the girls want to meet. I saw a place I would be happy to bring my kids every summer.

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Let’s face it. Most of our kids are glued to something electronic.

For me, it seems safer than letting them play outside, but that is not the world I want for them. I want my children to have memories of the outdoors, like I do. To catch a fish, get lost in the woods, scrape up their knees.

I also wanted to create a place for events.

Beautiful summer and fall weddings on the beach.

Pool parties in the evening and more.

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You see, the key of Long Cove is that is gets to be whatever you want. The landscape becomes your canvas.

For me, that was all I needed to paint little cabins on the hillside.

With the help of some friends we were able to create the Shabby Chic tiny house cabins I wanted. Something even Oprah could be proud of (she’s is a huge Glamping fan). I charge as little as $55 a night, so you don’t have to be Oprah to afford it.

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Because I am from the West Coast, I have had the pleasure of seeing lots of glamping resorts. But the idea is fairly new on the East Coast.

I hate to get dirty. I love the outdoors. But a tent and I don’t get along.

So yes, glamour camping – that’s my style. Throw the kids outside while I read a book and sip my wine. Sometimes you’ve got to create your vision, even when you’re not sure your city is fully prepared for the concept.

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