Glamping anytime should be fun and glamorous – no matter the time of year, or not. But, what about glamping North Texas in winter? Disclosure: My family was given a glamping weekend at the Sundancer on the Brazos in exchange for writing about our experience.
Glamping North Texas in Winter
Well, where do I start?
First, I talked about our glamping trip that I scheduled for a weekend in February for weeks to everyone I knew. We were all excited to get away for the weekend for some relaxation and to glamp for the first time. Although my husband and son go camping with the Cub Scouts twice a year, we aren’t a “camping in a tent” kind of family. So, that’s why I wanted to check out this glamping thing that everyone is raving about.
So, one day I was surfing the Internet for something else, and I came upon Sundancer on the Brazos Glamping Site. I was intrigued because it was close to my home, yet far enough for my family to get away for the weekend. I emailed the owner to see if we could partner. He said yes immediately, and we booked our dates – FEBRUARY! My husband thought I was crazy to book a glamping weekend in the middle of winter in North Texas. You never know what the weather is going to be like here.
Sundancer on the Brazos Glamping Site
We left home on Friday, February 15th after my son got out of school and it was sunny and an enjoyable day for February. Only an hour or so from home, the weather there was the same. The minute we arrived, I knew our weekend was going to be excellent or was it? Sundancer on the Brazos was gorgeous, and the surroundings were surreal. This glamping tent was the coolest thing I’d ever seen when it comes to hanging out in the woods.
My son was in the glamping mode and found his spot for the weekend — the ole’ hammock.
So, what is Glamping?
Some, I know have never heard of the term. More people I know included us have never been glamping and don’t know what to expect.
Well, I’ll tell you that glamping is not camping! Glamping is luxury camping. It’s camping with luxuries. Glam meets camping = Glamping. Get it?
Sundancer on the Brazos
Just look how cool the inside of the Sundancer is. Pretty nice, uh? The tent had all the amenities needed for a luxury weekend in the woods – away from everyone and everything. The inside was warm and inviting. It was a charming and comfortable place.
I didn’t get a picture of the bathroom, but it was pretty nice. The bathroom itself was spacious, and the shower was huge. All three of us could have fit inside. We were prepared to enjoy our time here.
Glamping in North Texas
No matter what month you glamp in Texas, roasting s’ mores is a must! Friday evening by the fire – what could be better?
Nothing but s’ mores for this kid – it’s a prerequisite for camping. Well, glamping in this case.
Our Adventure Glamping North Texas
By Friday night, the weather turned. It got pretty darn cold by the time it was bedtime. We tried to warm up the tent so we could sleep all night comfortably. Remember, you never know what the weather will be like in North Texas. It could be in the ’70s all day long and then drop to the thirties in the wee hours of the night.
Well, we couldn’t get the heat to come on in the main room, so we froze all night long. There were creatures in the night roaming around on top of the tent. Yes, we heard them. When morning came, we were freezing. We made coffee and decided to go to town for breakfast. But, when I saw a mouse inside the tent near the shower, I was pretty much done. We went to town and contemplating going home. If we hadn’t of seen mice poop and mice pee in the beds, I think we would have stayed.
Did I say Mice!
I do want to say we were thrilled to be able to experience glamping for the first time. But, I indeed was hoping for something better. I’m not a fan of mice, and I don’t like sleeping when it’s freezing cold inside, and I certainly don’t like sleeping in a bed shared by mice. I know those little creatures were trying to stay warm. EEK.
We cut our weekend short and heading home on Saturday after returning from town. The owner was very understanding and apologized that we experienced this. He did email me a couple of days later to tell me they had fixed the problems.
But I did say above, “My family was given a glamping weekend at the Sundancer on the Brazos in exchange for writing about our experience.” In the case, our experience wasn’t good. But I know glamping is fun and should be fun. I will give glamping another try, but maybe not in the winter months.
Glamping North Texas in winter might bring unexpecting moments, but it’s an adventure that you must do at least once! Have you glamped in Texas in the winter or the winter in your neck of the woods? Let me know about your experience.
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