I’ve always wanted to take my son camping. The only problem, I have not the slightest clue how to do that. I mean, I can make s’mores, I think. Does that count?! And then it’s like, what do you do? What do you eat? Well, ladies, enter Glamping. 

Wikipedia defines Glamping as: a portmanteau of glamorous and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside “the escapism and adventure recreation of camping”.

After Googling spots to get my Glamp-on, I recognized one on the list. Could it be?! Somewhere to take the scaries out wilderness travel? My mom’s family is from Kennebunkport, so I know this area. I love the quaint shops, wearing my cutest summer dresses, enjoying a delicious lobster roll.  Then reality hit, I am going camping, get a grip.  But, I’ve heard of Sandy Pines, so I said, how bad could it be? Well, here’s what happened…

I wanted to make this the most authentic Glamping experience possible. I was feeling brave so we reserved this:

Photo Courtesy of Sandy Pines:

This was our actual cottage. Photos taken by The Serene Stylist





Sandy Pines offers a little bit for every type of camper. They have RV campers who stay, along with full-service cottages with enough space for a full family experience, as well as tents and mini cottages for us Glampers.  The amenities for the Glampers are towels, soaps for the shower (community showers are around every corner), as well as heat and AC units in each Glamping Cottage.  There’s also a fire pit, 2 chairs, a picnic table and a mobile cooler.  Each Glamping cottage also comes with electricity and lamps.  What more could a girl ask for?! Missing something? Fear not, because Sandy Pines offers the most darling General Store you’ve ever seen.  Complete with all the necessities for s’mores, making a campfire, snacks and the most delicious Green Mountain coffee to start your morning (I was hooked on the Blueberry Muffin flavor).  And for the kids, they have a playground for all ages as well as a pool that became a savior for our stay as it was very hot.

All in all, this stay was complete perfection, and we even took day trips off the campground to neighboring Kennebunkport Center as well as Goose Rocks Beach, Cape Elizabeth and even Portland.  If you’re looking to explore Maine on a budget and in style, then check out Sandy Pines.

Xoxo, your glamping friends, Sarah & Sullivan



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