VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

The World’s First All-Seasons Ice Hotel Opens in Sweden and It's Totally B-day Bucket List Worthy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27056
VENUE:
Icehotel 365
LOCATION:
Jukkasjärvi
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Icehotel 365
Frozen Luxury
Arctic Circle
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



We’ve all heard about ice hotels and decked out glamping igloos, but this winter we’ve got our birthday bucket list goals set on the world’s first ice hotel to be open year-round. What’s more birthday worthy than heading to Sweden to chase the Northern Lights, sleep in an igloo filled with ice sculptures, and sip on one of thousands of icy cocktails at the Icehotel 365?!

This gorgeous, icy enclave of luxury igloo suites set in a small Swedish village emphasizes art, architecture, snow sports, and the joys of getting far outside your (typically warm) comfort zone. So go ahead and add some winter furs and puffy coats to your birthday wishlist, because it’s about to drop below zero.

Photography by Icehotel 365


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See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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These Photos Prove You Can Plan A Gorgeous Wedding in Less Than A Month
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26986
VENUE:
Rockcraft Lodge
LOCATION:
East Sebago
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Lakefront Lodge
East Coast Estate
Rustic Luxury
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A beautiful summer wedding next to a lake in Maine, complete with a sailcloth tent, dinner under the stars, freeflowing wine, and an abundant organic feast is the kind of wedding that usually takes months to plan and prepare. Yet, this couple defied the odds and pulled this gorgeous fête together in only a month’s time with the help of mStarr Design.

Set right alongside Sebago Lake, about an hour outside Portland, is Rockcraft Lodge. The estate is almost a century in age, with a stone country home built by Italian masons. To call this spot cozy is an understatement. There’s something about this place that makes you feel like you could’ve grown up spending summers here. And yet, there’s an air of romance in the crisp air that makes this venue shine in a way all its own.

Words by: Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Event Design, Images by Corinne Krogh Photography

 

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This Colorado Glamping Venue is More Luxurious Than Most Hotels
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26996
VENUE:
The Vail Collective Retreat
LOCATION:
Wolcott, Colorado
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Remote Retreat
5-Star Glamping
Luxury Lodging
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Picnics, s’mores and the great outdoors! Can we ask for anything more from an amazingly summer getaway?! We think not. A luxury tent camping venue, Vail Collective Retreat is one of the best spots for just such an experience and we’re feeling all the summer nostalgia after flipping through these pictures.

Colorado might be one of the best destinations for people who love to adventure, hike, bike, horseback ride, camp, or simply enjoy all of Mother Nature’s bounty. If the idea of getting back to the land has inspired a trek to the mountains, Vail Collective Retreat could be totally up your alley. While most people think of Vail as a winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, there’s no shortage of awesome things to do in the spring, fall and summertime too. This permanent glamping spot closes up shop for the season this year around October 14th and reopens again around May 11th. So, there’s still a little bit of time left to have that last vacation hoorah of 2016, or start planning next summer’s family getaway.
 

 

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A Mountaintop Music-Filled Gathering in Aspen
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26894
VENUE:
The Little Nell
LOCATION:
Aspen, Colorado
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Luxe Mountain Lodge
Bespoke
Beautiful
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

If you’re like us as soon as March 1st hits, you’re updating your spring wardrobe with pastels and pops of neon – investing in your newest pair of festival lace up sandals, a bikini (or two), arranging pretty blooms allll over your house, dusting off that bicycle and planning beach getaways with your bests. With spring always comes a beautiful reinvention, the shedding of winter coats & heavy fabrics for gauzy prints and caftans, trading comfort food for juicy and colorful fresh fruits and vegetables now in season. Indoor takeout (we’ll never give up Netflix & chill no matter the season) for outdoor farmer’s markets and best of all, welcoming that that big ol’ dose of Vitamin D we’ve all been craving so desperately!

 

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