I am always on the lookout for nice getaway spots. Either for fun girls' trips with my Fabulous Ladies Reading Club or places to relax for a weekend with my boo, Michael. Recently, I came across a retreat that checks either one of those boxes and what do you know? It's right here in Kentucky. A new luxury glamping experience in the Lake Barkley & Land Between the Lakes area.

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What is "Glamping?"

Have you ever heard the term "glamping?" I think it's an amazing idea and actually kind of funny. I love to camp and be outdoors, but there are definitely some things I don't love about "roughing it." Sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate, finding a comfortable way to sleep on the ground, and let's get real, the bathroom situation is not usually great. With "glamping," you don't have to worry about any of those inconveniences and there are so many more perks that you'll see as you scroll.

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Luxury Tents Make Camping Comfortable

Called "a 5-star hotel in the woods," eight beautifully designed safari-style tents are each equipped with a queen bed,  a full bathroom, a TV, WIFI, a little kitchenette with refrigerator, a coffee machine, a table, and a sofa.

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A private back deck is perfect to enjoy your coffee or read a good book. I want to fill this gorgeous bathtub with a bunch of bubbles, soak, and listen to the sounds of nature all around.

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Exploration and Rejuvenation in the Pines

If you want to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, trails for hiking and exploring surround the campsite. There's nothing like quality time in the great outdoors to reinvigorate your mood and relieve stress. And speaking of relieving stress, when you return from that hike, Nine Pines Retreat offers a big barrel sauna to warm you up and restore achy muscles and joints.

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Group Glamping

Nine Pines would be a lovely cozy couples trip with your significant other, but it is also a great place to go with friends! Split up into your own tents with their group rates and come together around the community campfire for s'mores and scary stories.

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Book Your Kentucky Glamping Experience

To see more pictures of this stunning retreat, visit the Nine Pines Retreat website. You can also find information about amenities, and events in the area and book your trip. This fabulous getaway is now on my Kentucky Bucket List.

 

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

Gallery Credit: Alexander Raeburn

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