Luxury Camping: Glamping in the Pacific Northwest

An escape to the great outdoors brings you closer to life’s simple pleasures: disconnect from the data stream, reconnect with the outdoors. Be warmed by the camaraderie around the campfire, gaze at the brilliance of stars and wake to the aromas of a fireside breakfast. With summer almost over you might be thinking that camping season is over as well, but with the new trend towards “glamping”, the outdoor season can be extended well into fall.

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Glamping tents at Moran State Park – stayleanto.com

When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, tee-pee or tree house, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.

Some venues have interesting activities like being part of a working ranch or playing with llamas. Others are all about being pampered and left to enjoy the serenity. We’ve come up with a short list of glamping suggestions in Washington plus a few in in Oregon that are just too fabulous not to include.

Washington:

http://www.stayleanto.com/

http://wildretreat.com/

http://pamperedwilderness.com/

http://www.lakedale.com/luxury-glamping/

http://bullhill.com/glamping-tents/

http://www.pacapride.com/

http://www.rollinghuts.com/

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Rolling Huts in Methow Valley

Oregon:

http://www.panacearesort.com/

http://www.tipivillageretreat.com/

http://www.rimrockinnor.com/

http://www.willowwittranch.com/farm-stays/camping

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Windermere Real Estate Unveils “W Collection” Ultra Luxury Brand

Today, the Puget Sound Business Journal exclusively announced the launch of Windermere’s new ultra-luxury brand, W Collection. Spearheading the W Collection is Leigh Canlis, Vice President, Luxury Division of Windermere, who joined the company in February.

Canlis said,  “W Collection is much more than a luxury marketing program, it is like the American Express Black Card of real estate. “W” is a high-touch concierge service that not only markets luxury listings, but connects Windermere brokers and their clients to every aspect of the luxury industry.”

The new division will focus on homes priced at $2.5 million and above in Seattle and $3 million and above on the Eastside, and the top tier brokers who work in this arena.

Read  Patti Payne’s entire story in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

 

Luxury Lookout: Majestic Magnolia Home

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2428 Montavista Place W

Magnolia Area

$3,200,000 | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 4,021 SQFT

This epic Magnolia home is nothing short of amazing. With breathtaking views everywhere you look, it’s like sitting on a perch happily taking it all in; from downtown to Bainbridge Island. The attention to detail in this home starts at the front door and never seems to end. Not only is it landscaped beautifully, but it is also low maintenance. With a wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, and fabulous entertaining spaces, the only problem you’ll have at this residence is trying to get your guests to leave it.

See more of this majestic home on Windermere.com.

Luxury Lookout: Phinney Ridge

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5708 Palantine Ave N    

Phinney Ridge

$1,475,000 | 4 Bed | 4.25 Bath | 3,690 SQFT

What’s better than a beautiful home in Phinney Ridge? A fully remodeled beautiful home in Phinney Ridge. This home might as well be brand spanking new with all of the high-quality materials and thoughtful touches made to the place. Not only that, but it’s completely stocked with areas to entertain. Invite your family and friends over for some serious Seahawks action in the large lower-level bonus room, play Ping-Pong or pool, and of course, tend bar. But it doesn’t stop there because the backyard is another perfect place to host BBQ’s and bonfires. The large master suite upstairs includes a walk-out balcony and spa-like marble bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, and shower. Easily walk or bike to Green Lake, Woodland Park Zoo, restaurants, and shops. Wrap all that up and we’d say this place makes one pretty package.

See more of this charming home at Windermere.com.

Luxury Lookout: Windermere

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6643 NE Windermere Rd    

Windermere

$2,675,000 | 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 3,890 SQFT

This modernistic Keith Kolb home is sleek, sexy, and has pops of color in all the right places. It’s easy to be happy when you’re surrounded by light, bright spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Entertain your guests at the wet bar which opens up to the spacious patio area, and at the end of a long day, relax in your marble bath. And if none of that makes your head turn, the heated salt water lap pool with an endless fountain is sure to. Besides, it’s impossible to go wrong in this neighborhood, especially with added rights to the Windermere Beach Club. Resort lifestyle? You bet.

See more of this beautiful home at Windermere.com.

Luxury Lookout: Lake Forest Park

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17765 Beach Dr NE    

Lake Forest Park

$3,875,000 | 5 Bed | 4.25 Bath | 5,030 SQFT

This Mediterranean inspired estate is the definition of a “jaw-dropper”. If you were to grab a dictionary right now and look it up, you’d find a picture of this home. Tucked away on a private waterfront lot on the north end of Lake Washington, everything about this home screams luxury. The European influence drips from floor to ceiling, and the spacious floor plan is clearly designed to allow for grand scale entertaining, which explains the Chef’s kitchen packed with Wolf appliances, granite counters, and custom cabinetry. We’re thinking the parties here would give Gatsby a run for his money.

See more of this beautiful home at Windermere.com.

Luxury Lookout: Go Modern in Magnolia

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2642 W Viewmont Wy W   

Magnolia

$2,208,000 | 4 Bed | 4.25 Bath | 3,880 SQFT

Summer is now in full-swing and it’s the time of year when many of us wish we had a bigger backyard and outdoor living space. Well, we’ve found the perfect solution in Magnolia. Can’t you picture your kids running around on that grass while you’re lounging in the sun with a good book? With both covered and open spaces, it’s also great for outdoor entertaining. This charming home just hit the market with a completely redone modern interior that still has a warm feel to it. And don’t even get us started on the master suite – it’s absolutely decadent. It’s a hot market out there, so get your hands on this place while you still can!

You can check out photos and learn more about this home on Windermere.com.

Luxury Lookout: Queen Anne

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119 Tower Place   

Queen Anne

$3,900,000 | 4 Bed | 3.25 Bath | 4,130 SQFT

This historic 1925 Queen Anne home just hit the market. Don’t be fooled by its age, the entire home was remodeled in 2004 by San Francisco designer Nestor Matthews and previously owned/designed by legendary Northwest designer Jean Jongeward. It’s easy to spot both their influences throughout. And the view doesn’t suck either. Top that all off with in-city privacy (which is insanely hard to come by these days), and this listing is a match made in heaven for you and your checkbook. Seriously though, we can’t stop daydreaming about spending countless hours on this terrace…with a glass of wine in hand…and maybe some chocolate covered strawberries. Then again, from this vantage point, even a bowl full of lima beans would taste divine. Even our friends at Curbed Seattle couldn’t let this listing slide by without giving it the kudos it deserves.

See this gorgeous home in all its glory at Windermere.com.


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Luxury Lookout: Washington Park

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821 34th Ave E   

Washington Park

$3,250,000 | 5 Bed | 3.75 Bath | 5,862 SQFT

It might surprise you to know that this neoclassical stunner was built in 2009. It boasts all the features of a true classic, like a columned portico, a grand, double-door entry with marble floors, rich wood paneling, and extra high ceilings. In other words, you can’t live here unless you have nobility in your blood, drink fine scotch, and drive a German engineered car. Just kidding, there’s no pedigree requirement. You just have to be able to afford the impressive $3.2 million price tag. Quite frankly, we think it’s worth every penny; this home simply oozes luxury.

See the house fit for royalty at Windermere.com


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This listing is within walking distance to Luc, as well as the Arboretum, a Seattle Landmark Park.  Check out other rad city spots here.