Glamping by Heather Taylor

by Susannah Grant posted on 7 September 2016

 

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What is Glamping?

My type of camping!  We decided to go glamping with a couple other families at Camping Cobijo (http://www.campingcobijo.com), located about 2 hours outside of Madrid in Vinuesa, Soria next to Laguna Negra.

Each f amily had their own cabin, fitting up to 6 people in the two bedrooms.  The cabins all had a small equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom, sheets, towels, heat and a cute porch with a table and chairs.

Every morning started with the bells of the cows or sheep passing the camping grounds – and the squeals of delight as all the children in our party ran out to see them.  The kids then happily collected bugs, pine cones and anything else they could find.  The parents slowly woke up we headed up to the restaurant on the grounds for a delicious cup of coffee (in the mornings the fire is already roaring if it is chilly outside).  While we were enjoying the coffee the kids would head to the playground in front.    Now, our kids were happy to spend one whole day in the camp.  There were small streams to build dams in (and of course we had a few fall in), exploring to be done and games to be played.

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In the evening we sent the kids to gather firewood for the BBQ for dinner.  We brought our meat from home although there is a small shop also on the grounds in case you forget anything.  After dinner  we treated the kids to s’mores and then played flashlight tag.waterfall

If you go for a weekend, I highly recommend you spend at least one day hiking up to Laguna Negra.  It is a short drive from the campgrounds, just ask at the front desk and they will point the way to you.  Once you reach the beginning of the park, you can either  hike up the hill or take a bu
s – we hiked and even my 4 year old  made it to the top (although she was on my shoulders for part of the hike).  The Lake was beautiful, filled with waterfalls, caves to explore (and we found snow in one even in May), and lots of bugs of course.

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All in all a great weekend and a beautiful new area to explore.