Haute Nature: Glamping Napa Valley Style

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A luxurious outdoor vacation under the stars in the Napa Valley sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Well, you can make it a reality beginning this month with TerraVelo Tours. From mid-November until the end of January, nine spacious, five-star safari tents will “pop-up” on the lush vineyard grounds of Pope Valley Winery, offering more than just a glamourous camping experience, but an all-inclusive resort-styled vacation.

It’s the latest offering from TerraVelo Tours, known for offering bicycling with glamping on weeklong trips in some of America’s most spectacular national parks. Now it’s time to go glamping in the Napa Valley. Pope Valley Winery was founded in 1897 by Ed and Bertha Haus in the Pope Valley, which is nestled high in the Vacas Mountains above the Napa Valley floor. During the stay, you’ll be taken care or from the moment you arrive at the campgrounds to the moment you depart.

“Getting one with nature isn’t so bad when you’re sleeping atop a memory foam bed in between Italian linens and a down comforter under the night sky,” say founders of TerraVelo Tours, David Levine and Rebecca Martin. “And as this is our inaugural immersion retreat in Napa Valley, we’ve covered all of the bases to ensure guests enjoy the most luxurious combination of food, wine and the beautiful outdoors.”

Far from an average camping trip, TerraVelo Tours’ Napa Escape includes accommodations in deluxe tent housing, gourmet meals from a personal chef served in stunning locations like al fresco on the vineyard or inside a wine cave, and excursions that range from truffle hunting, a blacksmith demonstration, pasta making, hiking, cycling, wine tasting, wine blending classes, sunrise yoga, truffle hunting and star gazing. In-house winemaker, David Eakle of Pope Valley Winery, will educate guests about wine and will make sure that everyone’s glass is topped throughout the trip. For those still seeking a camping experience, gourmet s’mores, live music around the campfire and guided tours of the night’s sky from a local astronomer are also included.

With beautiful fall and winter weather in Wine Country, travelers can choose from two unique all-inclusive glamping vacations in Napa, the four-day Napa Weekend Escape ($1850 per person) or for those who want to skip the stress of the holidays, a five day Holiday Glamping Celebration over Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s ($2250 per person), which has the added bonus of festive holiday celebrations and feasts.

“After successful adventure tours in Yellowstone, Southern Utah and Woodstock, NY, we are excited to set up camp in Napa where our guests can sleep on a vineyard and experience America’s most famous wine region in a whole new way,” Martin said. “Napa has always been on our wish list and we believe we found the perfect setting at Pope Valley Winery”.

We couldn’t agree more. For more information or to book a luxury stay with TerraVelo Tours, visit http:/terravelotours.com or email [email protected] to customize a trip of your own.

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