VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
by 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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Lakefront Lodge
These Photos Prove You Can Plan A Gorgeous Wedding in Less Than A Month
Alyssa Brown
by 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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Remote Retreat
This Colorado Glamping Venue is More Luxurious Than Most Hotels
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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The Vail Collective Retreat

4098 Highway 131, Wolcott, CO, United States


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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Tiny House
Birthday Bucket List: "Living Tiny" at a Stylish Small House Hotel in the Woods!!!
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy

The reason we leave home in the first place is to simplify. We escape routine to focus on our surroundings, our hobbies, our hopes, our desires, and our sanity. Yet while tent camping provides you with your needs and resort life blesses you with your wants, tiny living offers the true balance. It’s cozy comfort that’s as simple as it is stylish, and your Getaway House of choice awaits you in a secret forest location outside New York and Boston.

Tiny Home Away From Home

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is the embodiment of the “less is more” philosophy. Getaway House enables you to feel what it's like to move away from materialism without altogether abandoning it. Such a lifestyle would mean financial security, self-sufficiency, being friendlier to the environment, and, of course, lots of adventure.


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Luxe Mountain Lodge
A Mountaintop Music-Filled Gathering in Aspen
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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The Little Nell

675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, Colorado

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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