Oh my gosh. I have SO much to share about this trip! So sit tight because this may, in fact, just be my longest post ever. (*This was originally going to be a two-parter but I decided to just throw it all into one).
Before I get to any of that though, I need just take a sec to give a huge shout out to both Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy and The Resort at Paws Up for putting together an absolutely unforgettable weekend. The entire trip completely surpassed any preconceptions I had made. It made for some long travel days to get there and back, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. So thank you, again, Skinny Cow and Paws Up!!
After arriving at the resort at about 1:30am (yawn!), we were so tired, it was ridiculous. However, the first glances of our cabin were more than enough to perk us up at least for a little while longer. I mean, just look at this thing.
Not only was the cabin HUGE and gorgeous, but there were the most adorable Skinny Cow touches everywhere you turned.
And, umm, can we just take a quick sec to check out the shower in my bathroom? UNREAL.
I’d go glamping every single day of my life if I could have that shower. But anywho.
More fun little touches…
Of course, we were stocked with plenty of Skinny Cow treats all weekend long.
And yes, we most definitely toured that cabin at 2am while eating ice cream.
The next morning, we got to really see what was waiting for us on the outside. A beautiful view, an amazing deck with a hot tub (no, we never made it in there), and get this…
Our cabin even came with its own car. Yes!
We actually spotted the car as we were pulling in late the night before, and Chelsey had joked about our cabin coming with a car. Imagine our surprise when the shuttle driver responded with, “Well actually, yes, it does.” So cool.
And speaking of Chelsey…we were finally united!!
Chelsey and I chat basically everyday, either online or via text, and have been for at least two years. She’s been my “BFF from afar,” so when Skinny Cow graciously offered me the chance to invite along a friend, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally meet up with Chels.
*P.S. – Chelsey put together her first post about the trip, too, which you can read about HERE!
So Friday morning, we got up nice and early to meet the rest of the group for breakfast. Thank goodness they had a big buffet because the two of us were absolutely starving (after lame-o dinners while traveling the day before).
After breakfast and a little “meet and greet,” the group packed into a few vans and headed to a separate area of the (37,000 acre!) resort where all of the glamping tents actually reside. *Because it was still early in the season and a bit chilly at night, we stayed in their luxury cabins as opposed to the actual glamping tents.
So yeah, let’s talk about these glamping tents for a quick sec. You guys know the Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes that Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy is running?
Well, here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect if you’re one of the lucky winners. I don’t know about you guys, but I have never seen camping tents like these before.
Super fancy, right?? So if you haven’t already gotten on board, be sure to grab yourself some Skinny Cow ice cream bars or chocolate candies and enter that sweepstakes STAT.
So just down the hill from this particular tent we checked out was the outdoor dining pavilion.
Each of the camps (there are five, I believe?) has its own outdoor dining pavilion, which is beautifully furnished.
Friday morning, Chelsey and I also got the chance to meet up with the adorable (and hilarious!) Presley and her friend, Aubrie.
We hung out with them a few times during the weekend and they were GREAT company. More on that to come, though!
Just outside the dining pavilion was also a campfire right along the river, perfect for some good ol’ s’mores.
And here’s our group!
After our tour of the glamping tents on Friday morning, we all had the rest of the day completely to ourselves, to do whatever we wanted. We spent a little more time settling in before heading back out for some lunch at Trough.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so we grabbed a seat on the patio and were immediately greeted with some baba ganoush.
Lunch included probably THE best cobb salad I’ve ever had and some friggin’ delicious sweet potato fries.
As you guys are gonna see, the food at Paws Up was out of this world. Every single thing I ate there was incredible.
After lunch, it was time to hit up the spa!
During our weekend at the resort, we were each treated to two complementary activities (this included everything from ATV rides, horseback riding, yoga, and spa treatments). Obvi, we needed at least one of those to be a spa treatment…deep tissue massage for me, pleeeease!
The two of us left the spa feeling incredibly relaxed. So much so that we laid outside and just did nothing for a while. It was…awesome. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was able to do that without feeling like there was about 101 other things I should be doing instead.
After napping, we decided to hit up the trails and wound up encountering some fun, obstacle course trail. Neither of us had our phones or a camera on us but we really, really wish we had. Talk about funny.
Friday evening, we decided to hit up Tank, the full-service bar, for a couple adult beverages. Of course, not before a couple selfies. ;)
The drinks were tastin’ mighty good that evening, and the two of us wound up making friends with a couple of the waitstaff while falling in love with some huckleberry hounds (made with homemade huckleberry syrup, omg).
And sangria. And another sort of coconut drink that was accidentally made and happened to wind up in our possession. Aww, shucks.
We spent about an hour at the bar before meeting up with Presley and Aubrie at Pomp for dinner.
Again, absolutely incredible food.
And that summed up Friday!
Saturday morning, we woke up to more beautiful sunshine. Seriously…the weather was perfect and the place was just gorgeous.
Chelsey and I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee at the cabin before heading out to get the day started.
P.S. – It’s funny how quickly you forget how to brew a pot of coffee after living on Keurigs for the past couple of years. Sheesh!
So knowing we had a yogalates class on the agenda, we wanted to make sure we squeezed in some breakfast beforehand back at Trough.
Our original plan was to just grab something light, buuuuuut then we saw the menu.
And that plan went out the window. Ohmygodsososososogood.
So once we had finished stuffing our faces, it was time for some yogalates (yoga + Pilates). As it turned out, Chelsey and I were the only two taking the class, which was fine by us. Especially when we saw the view.
The hour-long class incorporated a mix of yoga + Pilates moves and, considering I don’t make much time to do either of those these days, it felt so, so good.
It’s not everyday I get to do yoga after a delicious breakfast with some beautiful outdoor scenery in front of me. I’ll take it!
We spent the rest of the morning just lounging around and then made our way out to lunch a few hours later. We started with huckleberry lemonades and some sort of cream cheese/dill/avocado spread on baguettes.
Chelsey and I then split their bison chili (so spicy, so good) and I had a jerk pulled chicken sandwich with some sort of mango chutney and brie cheese that rocked my world. Oh yes, and more sweet potato fries because they’re fab.
I’m telling you guys…the food here was insane.
Shortly after our lunch, we made the walk back up to the stables (yes, we left our car behind!) to get ready for our geo-caching scavenger hunt.
Now I’m not gonna lie…I tend to get a little competitive when it comes to this sort of stuff, so as soon as we split into teams, it was game ON. We had two teams and each team was responsible for finding four different clues throughout the resort. We had our little GPS tracker to help guide us, which I took control of for most of it.
Each time we found a clue, it was loaded with tons of coupons for Skinny Cow ice cream and candy. Scoooore!
Chelsey was a bit excited about finding her clue. Presley looks like she couldn’t have cared less, doesn’t she?
She was actually just as competitive as me though, don’t let her fool ya.
The scavenger hunt wound up covering about 2 miles and really was such a good time…especially since we won! ;)
Once the hunt was over, we made our way back to our cabins to get freshened up for dinner, only to be greeted with…more goodies from Skinny Cow!
Those guys…I’ll tell ya. They were so good to us during our stay. Plus, I mean, anytime anyone leaves me candy they’re getting an A+ in my book. Juuust sayin’.
So Saturday night was our big group dinner back at the dining pavilion that we had visited on Friday.
They had more huckleberry hounds and sangria on the menu so, of course, the four of us got a little excited.
Yes, there was no shortage of drinks. ;)
Once again (I feel like a broken record), the food was absolutely delicious. Smoked salmon appetizers, French Onion soup (with a flower on it…who knew?!), steaks, scallops, roasted veggies, and unpictured mashed potatoes which I may or may not have eaten directly from the serving spoon. I don’t have documentation of that, although I’m sure someone does…
They also had creme brulee for dessert which was unreal. I was trying to remember the last time I’d had it but, honestly, I don’t think I ever had. That stuff is incredible, guys! Have you ever had it?? I’ve so been missing out in life.
After dinner, there were plenty of s’mores to go around. And the best part? They were made with Skinny Cow caramel filled chocolates. Heck YES.
There was all sorts of fun and shenanigans happening around the campfire…
And before heading back to the cabins for the night, we obviously had to make sure we got at least got one “paws up” photo. Bahaha.
And that, my friends, is pretty much the low-down from my first-ever glamping experience! Sunday was a bright and early start thanks to early travel times, so we didn’t really get to do much more at the resort, but I definitely feel like we managed to get in so much in the two days we were there.
The weekend was just phenomenal…and it certainly didn’t hurt having Skinny Cow chocolates basically everywhere I turned.
I’m pretty positive I ate enough chocolate for the whole group while we were there.
So hopefully now that you’ve seen just how incredible this glamping thing is, you’re gonna go out and grab some Skinny Cow ice cream or candy and get yourself entered in their Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes.
I mean, how awesome would it be for you to win a glamping trip for you and your bestie!?
- Pick up your fave Skinny Cow Ice Cream or Candy
- Enter your code on glamping.skinnycow.com
- Get entered to win one of the grand prizes (drawings every two weeks) and find out instantly if you have won a glamping prize!
- *FYI: You can also get a free code at http://glamping.skinnycow.com. Follow the instructions on the code entry page to obtain a free code and the free code will populate in the Code Entry field.
Trust me, if I could, I’d go back in a heartbeat (and maybe I will, who knows?!). This was truly an unforgettable experience. Thank you again, Skinny Cow!
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