Noted! Top 3 Resorts for a Unique Staycation  Experience

best resorts for a camping staycation

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Finding a place to stay is probably the first and sometimes overwhelming step of planning a vacation for most of us. As we dive into our search, we immediately face a never-ending list of rentals and hotels, all of which emphasize their perfect location. However, sometimes the ideal vacation spot is not downtown near all the attractions and historical sites. Sometimes you just need a place where time slows down, and you can relax and enjoy the ever-changing nature. In this blog, we will introduce you to some magical resorts from around the globe, where you can unwind and have lots of fun, whether you are on a romantic getaway, traveling with kids, friends, or even solo. Here are 3 resorts offering the best staycation experiences!


Charmed Family Resorts

Alberta, Canada

fairy tail resort in Alberta

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This fairytale-like resort came to life by a passionate family, experts in building custom playhouses. Charmed Family Resort includes 5 themed cottages inspired by fairytales located in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. During your stay, you'll be the guest of Rapunzel, elves, and fairies of Crowsnest Mountain in their magical houses while having an unforgettable camping memory! The detailed and unique interior design of the cottages makes you feel like you're living in one of those fairytale cartoons we all grew up watching. 

Crowsnest Pass is a 2-3 hours drive from Calgary and is home to parts of Castle and Castle Wildland Provincial parks, making an excellent location for hiking, fishing, or skiing. In fact, the Powderkeg Ski Area is only a few minutes away from the Charmes resorts. You can book a call with one of our Lokafyers to plan a memorable trip to the region!


L'Etape en Forêt

Normandy, France

bubble house staycation in Normandy France

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The 10-hectare property of L'Etape en Forêt, in the middle of Saint Sever national forest in Normandy, France, offers several kinds of accommodations suitable for everyone. You can enjoy the beauty of the forest from a cozy little transparent bubble house, sitting around laughing with your friends on a treehouse terrace, or in the nordic wood fire bathtub of a family lodge. Either way, you'll probably have a comfortable and relaxing journey in the middle of the woods! There are some on-site activities such as spa, tree climbing, hiking, and fishing. Moreover, you can visit Normandy and some of its famous landmarks, including Mont Saint-Michel, or ask a local for a tour of the city of love, Paris, which is 3.5 hours away from the property.


La Valise

Tulum, Mexico

La valise resort in Tulum Mexico

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This is a beachfront luxury bungalow surrounded by towering palm trees and a breathtaking Caribbean sea view. With artsy architecture and interior design, La Valise offers 11 exotically furnished rooms and custom-made experiences, perfect for couples. The resort is located at Tulum beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the city. Within a 30 minutes drive north, Tulum archaeological site contains evidence on a 12 m tall cliff, from a time Mayan people lived here and built this walled city as a fortress. Actually, the name Tulum means wall or fence, in the Mayan language! However, since the town faces the sunrise, it was also called Zama, the city of dawn. You can learn all about Tulum and Maya's fascinating history from our passionate Lokafyers, who can also introduce you to the best places for snorkeling and other exciting adventures in the region.

Have a nice staycation!