Timberline Glamping Auburn: Where families find nature and luxury at affordable prices
AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of eastern Alabama within Chewacla State Park, adventurers can find a charming camping retreat owned and operated by a female CEO who has mastered the luxury camping experience.
Against the backdrop of the challenges of coronavirus, the great outdoors is emerging as a haven that nourishes our physical and mental health. Alabama lawmakers and voters view “camping” not just as a trend but as an opportunity, as Alabama allocates $85 million in bonds to upgrade historic sites and state parks. This measure was approved as a constitutional amendment in 2022.
Michelle Daniele, owner of Timberline Glamping Franchise in Auburn, invited WRBL inside the five luxury campsites at Auburn State Park.
“You don’t have to worry about pitching a tent or bringing bedding or any other things you have to do to go camping. It’s basically like a hotel room, but you can still enjoy the great outdoors,” Daniele said.
The rustic and charming decor includes luxury linens, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a grill and a fire pit under the twinkling lights and stars. It is a beautiful wooden place with electrical outlets.
“So you have heat and air, so they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter,” Daniele said.
The tents can sleep four to six people in comfortable beds and bunk beds. Three tents have private en suite bathrooms and showers.
There is a soon-to-be-renovated bathroom near the tents that do not have private bathrooms.
The glamping site, just minutes from Auburn University, is located in expansive Chewacla State Park, covering 696 acres. The park has features such as Chewacla Falls, Chewacla Lake, fishing, swimming, hiking, non-motorized boating, and an array of mountain biking trails, including the state’s only wall trek known as The Great Wall of Chewacla.
Visitors Jessica and Brett Thurston express their happiness, emphasizing the relaxed atmosphere. “It feels adventurous but luxurious at the same time,” they say. For a Mobile mountain biking family, camping adds convenience for the parents and a magical experience for their bike-hopping kids.
Chewacla Glamping opened in June at about $125 per night, and availability is ending quickly.
“Everyone is raving about it, which is exciting because we do our best to make sure everyone has a good time,” Daniele said.
You can find more information about Glamping here: Timberline Glamping (link: https://www.timberlineglamping.com/)”