Ahoy! Vintage steamer trunk sails into 21st Century!

Last winter I bought a vintage steamer trunk. A classic beauty with a whole lotta history. The vision: To create a Pinterest-worthy S’mores Bar – slash – Picnic Pantry – slash – Glamping Closet, in our new Glamping Retreat in South shore Nova Scotia. This little trunk had high expectations to live up too. She became my beloved winter … More Ahoy! Vintage steamer trunk sails into 21st Century!

NowNS: Bluenose glamping gurus pitch their tent

Thanks Laura Whitman of The Chronicle Herald for profiling East Coast Glamping – thrilled to share our story! Get lost, find beautiful. It’s East Coast Glamping’s promise. “This is about trying to keep that joie de vivre alive,” said East Coast Glamping founder Cyndi Sweeney. Sweeney founded the business in 2014 with her husband after … More NowNS: Bluenose glamping gurus pitch their tent

Oh my cod! A coastal day out cycling the Rum Runners trail to Mahone Bay

Here’s a step-by-step Guide to cycling the 16 km stretch of the Rum Runners trail from Atlantica Oak Island to Mahone Bay, with the goal of a delish bay-side lunch in a kitschy new establishment. And why do we think it’s super cool?  Step back in time to the roaring ’20s and ’30s, and envisage a sailors community … More Oh my cod! A coastal day out cycling the Rum Runners trail to Mahone Bay

15 Foodie Campfire Recipes for Glamping and Camping

Get resolved to elevate your campfire cooking this year.  If you’re tired of the  weiner-based staples paired with beans, but desperately craving easy-on-the-grill, upscale fare at your next camping cooking, we’ve got your covered! Here’s 15+ Foodie Campfire dishes worthy of a glamping weekend. #DreamingSummer 1. Grilled Sausages with Charred Tomatoes Martha goes glamping and we love her style. This stylish twist on a … More 15 Foodie Campfire Recipes for Glamping and Camping

Goes to 11: Our Top 11 Country-Chic Glamping Accessories

Bell tents and rustic country-chic are like corn-on-the-cob.  They’re meant to be together – so why separate ’em? From a country wedding in Annapolis Valley to a Tribalfest party near Halifax, our recent September pitches showcase our bells in all their country-lovin’ glory. Here’s our fave must-have adornments for the perfect honeymoon homestead: And if you look closely, you’ll … More Goes to 11: Our Top 11 Country-Chic Glamping Accessories

Thank you campers and glampers across Canada from Team ECG!

It’s officially a wrap on our busy first season 2015 and we’re feeling thankful. From the crew here at East Coast Glamping — Thanks Nova Scotia and Canada!  Our bell tents partied in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia all summer long.  One is on the way to a Winter Camping Expo in Manitoba, so … More Thank you campers and glampers across Canada from Team ECG!

September Country Wedding and Honeymoon Homestead

Pinpointing what we love most about this business is well… tricky business. But, a September wedding, idyllically situated on a rolling family farm in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, truly is the cream-of-our-crop. Love was thick in the air at this beautiful barn-side ceremony, set amongst bails of hay lined with woollen blankets and rustic bunting. Gorgeous fire-side benches were made on … More September Country Wedding and Honeymoon Homestead

Glamping recipe: Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Rib-eye & Athenian Potato Salad

Saw this today in the Edmonton Journal courtesy of ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s column. And it looks so delish we had to share! Love rosemary & lemon combo and the make-ahead factor is perfect.  Bring marinating steak in a heavy duty ziplock. Same goes for potato salad. Full Recipe here. Here’s you’re Shopping List: Ribeyes: 2 … More Glamping recipe: Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Rib-eye & Athenian Potato Salad

A case to remember: Glamping accessory with a passion for travel

For the love of vintage glamping accessories, what could make a better bedside table than a young girl’s trunk that loved to travel? In a world of disposable everything, mass production and cardboard replicas, let’s take a moment and revel at something authentic. And this vintage suitcase, a new addition to our East Coast Glamping decor has a travelling past … More A case to remember: Glamping accessory with a passion for travel