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Is Glamping at Timberline Sarasota the Ultimate Outdoor Experience?

Glamping Tent

Have you ever wanted to go camping but nervous? Has this been a bucket list trip for you and your family? How about Glamping! This has been a common new way to experience the outdoors in a new light and we recently were able to cross this off our family list! Summer time travel season is upon us and glamping may be just what you need to add to your list!

Timberline Glamping in Osprey,Florida offers an enchanting escape for those looking to experience the beauty of nature without sacrificing comfort. Nestled in the heart of Florida's lush landscapes, this unique retreat combines the adventure of camping with the luxury of a boutique hotel, providing an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Upon arriving, guests are greeted with thoughtfully designed accommodations that blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings. Each tent is equipped with plush bedding, climate control, and private decking, ensuring a comfortable stay amidst the great outdoors. The attention to detail extends beyond the accommodations, with amenities such as outdoor fire pits, hammocks, and nature trails, allowing guests to immerse themselves fully in the tranquil environment. It is important to note this indeed is still CAMPING. Glamping, a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," elevates the traditional camping experience to new levels of luxury and comfort. Unlike conventional camping, which often involves roughing it in the great outdoors with minimal amenities, glamping offers a more refined way to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Here is what we found in our Deluxe Safari Tent:

  • A King size bed

  • Two sets of twin bunk beds

  • Two chairs plus a bench

  • A Keurig plus pods and cups

  • Outlets for charging

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Refrigerator

Glamping Games

I loved the amount of space inside for our family. You can add some add-ons like electric griddles, bike rental, games such as corn hole and jenga plus more! It's truly a serene escaped to wind down, unplug, and BOND! All sites are not far from the restrooms which have sinks, toilets as well as showers. Pack those flip flops, shower bag and essentials to make it easier.

This was our first time in Sarasota and I can tell you this will not be our last! Sarasota's vibrant ecosystem serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. Kayaking through serene waters, biking on scenic trails, and guided nature walks are just a few of the experiences that await you here at Oscar Scherer State Park.

Fishing at State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park, nestled in the heart of Florida, is a hidden oasis offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spanning over 1,400 acres, this state park is a paradise for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife watchers. Established in 1956, the park was originally created to protect the unique habitat of the Florida scrub jay, a species found nowhere else on earth. Today, it serves as a sanctuary for a wide variety of flora and fauna, providing endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

The park boasts an impressive range of recreational activities. With over 15 miles of trails, visitors can indulge in hiking, biking, and bird-watching, immersing themselves in the park's natural beauty. The trails wind through diverse ecosystems, including pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks, each offering a unique experience. For water enthusiasts, the park features a canoe and kayak launch on South Creek, a blackwater stream that meanders through the park, providing a serene setting for paddling amidst the mangroves.

Apart from its natural attractions, Oscar Scherer State Park is committed to environmental education and conservation. The park offers a variety of programs and workshops for visitors of all ages, aiming to foster an appreciation for the natural world and an understanding of the importance of preserving such precious ecosystems. There is State Parks Junior Ranger Program where kids can be sworn in, they get a badge and can complete activities during their visit. This is at all Florida State Parks but was our first time participating and our girl loved this .

For those who wish to explore beyond the campsite, Sarasota's renowned beaches, cultural attractions, and gourmet dining options are just a short drive away. Timberline Sarasota is not just a place to stay, but a destination to be discovered, offering a blend of relaxation, adventure, and luxury that caters to the desires of every traveler.

This unique style of camping has gained popularity among those who desire to immerse themselves in the natural world while enjoying the conveniences and luxuries that traditional accommodations provide.

Outside wearing hat

The appeal of glamping lies in its ability to provide an accessible outdoor experience to a broader audience, including those who may not have considered traditional camping appealing. It caters to families looking for an adventurous vacation, couples seeking a romantic getaway, or individuals in search of a peaceful retreat. What we enjoyed the most is the ability to relax and spend some quality time together as a family. From cooking our meals outdoors daily to fishing we created some lifelong memories during our time here.

Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat in nature, an adventurous outdoor activity, or an educational experience, Timberline Sarasota offers something for everyone.

Until our next expedition......

Our visit was in Partnership with TIMBERLINE SARASOTA. All thoughts are my own!

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