VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

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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Birthday Bucket LIst: IceHotel Wilderness Dinner Party
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26845
VENUE:
ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi
LOCATION:
-1, Norrbotten County
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Ice Safari Wilderness Dinner Party
The Northern Lights
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

ICEHOTEL number 26 opened it's frozen doors two weeks ago! ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow and is reborn each year in the village of Jukkasjärvi, just north of the Arctic Circle. The spectacular frozen monolith is made entirely of ice from the free-flowing river Torne, and is open from mid-December to mid-April every year. This #BirthdayBucketList of the week is devoted to this spectacularly sparkling experience. 

Each year the rooms are completely different as new artisans come to the area to carve art sculptures out of the ice. The artists vary from year to year, so that each rendition of the hotel is unique every season that it reopens. Not only is this #BirthdayBucketList devoted to sleeping in this temporary hotel, but it also serves as the setting where you can host the COOLEST (pun intended) birthday dinner party on the planet. 

 

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What You Can Do to Help Nepal: Advocate, Donate, Volunteer
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26732
VENUE:
Nepal Relief Fund
LOCATION:
Nepal
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Relief Fund
In the News
Nepal
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

The Venue Report was started by travelers and adventurers who embrace the opportunity to glimpse into other communities and locales around the world. Traveling has exposed us to the smallest of villages and the largest of cities, making us acutely aware of what the word community means, as we’ve seen the beauty of gathering in so many different settings. So, when a natural disaster hits any community on a mass scale, it’s not only impossible to ignore the implications but it’s heart wrenching to watch the imagery flood our news feeds as small villages crumple to dust.

 

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Yosemite Valley, Beauty Everywhere You Look
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26587
VENUE:
Yosemite Valley
LOCATION:
United States
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Outdoor Luxury
Yosemite Wilderness Park
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The Great Outdoors                                                                             

If you want a wedding that showcases just how grandiose love can be, then move beyond manmade structures for once. Why limit your nuptials to four walls and the surrounding grounds when the expanse of an entire national park is available? Yosemite Valley delivers a wedding gift of sweeping skies, breathtaking views, and long stretches of gorgeous land.

 

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