Get your glamp on
If a south African safari is just not in the budget this year, keep your experience local with a stay in a luxury safari tent inside of Olympia, Washington’s Millersylvania State Park. True, you might not have to fend off leopards and hyenas as they prowl around your tent at night, but what the experience lacks in wildlife it makes up for in relaxation.
The tents in Millersylvania State Park are far from ordinary. Canvas cabins, outfitted with themes such as Safari Suite and Shabby Chic, have been glammed up so that you can sleep in comfort. Each safari tent is equipped with a king-size bed and a memory foam mattress, a fireplace, a barbecue, an outdoor fire pit and plenty of candles to set the mood.
During the day, explore the 842-acre state park that has six miles of hiking trails and over 3,000 feet of shoreline where visitors can swim, canoe or fish the day away. The nearby town of Tenino is a great destination for wine tasting, shopping and restaurants. When the sky turns dark, light a fire in the fire pit, cook up some s’mores (ingredients are provided for you) and enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors, without the threat of wildebeests.
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