Glamping anytime should be fun and glamorous, right? I wasn’t looking but I stumbled on glamping near Fort Worth this winter and decided to give it a try. Disclosure: My family was given a glamping weekend at the Sundancer on the Brazos in exchange for writing about our experience.
Glamping Near Fort Worth this Winter
Well, where do I start?
I couldn’t stop talking about our glamping trip that I scheduled for a weekend in February to everyone I knew. We were all excited to get away for the weekend for some relaxation and to go “glamping” for the first time. I’m not really a “tent camper”, so, that’s why I wanted to check out this glamping thing that everyone is raving about.
So, while I was surfing the Internet for something else, and I stumbled on Sundancer on the Brazos Glamping Site. I was intrigued because it was close to my house, yet far enough away for a fun weekend. I emailed the owner to see if we could partner. He said yes immediately, and we booked our dates – FEBRUARY! My husband thought I was crazy to book a glamping weekend in the middle of winter in North Texas. You never know what the weather is going to be like here and glamping near Fort Worth this winter would be an iffy thing to schedule.
Glamping at Sundancer on the Brazos
We left home on Friday, February 15th after our son got out of school and it was sunny and an enjoyable day for February. Only an hour or so from home, the weather there was the same. The minute we arrived, I knew our weekend was going to be excellent. Sundancer on the Brazos was gorgeous, and the surroundings were surreal. This glamping tent was the coolest thing I’d ever seen when it comes to hanging out in nature.
My son was in the camping mode and found the perfect spot for the weekend — the ole’ hammock.
Glamping at Sundancer on the Brazos Fort Worth
Just look how cool the inside of the Sundancer is. Pretty nice, uh? The tent had all the amenities needed for a luxury weekend in the woods – away from everyone and everything. The inside was warm and inviting. It was a charming and comfortable place.
I didn’t get a picture of the bathroom, but it was pretty nice. The bathroom itself was spacious, and the shower was huge. All three of us could have fit inside. We were prepared to enjoy our time here.
Glamping Near Fort Worth
No matter what month you camp (or glamp) in Texas, roasting s’ mores is a must! Friday evening by the fire – what could be better?
Nothing but s’ mores for this kid – it’s a prerequisite for camping. Well, glamping in this case.
Our Adventure Glamping at Sundancer On The Brazos
By Friday night, the weather turned ugly. It got pretty darn cold by the time it was bedtime. We tried to warm up the tent so we could sleep all night comfortably. Remember, you never know what the weather will be like in near Fort Worth. It could be in the ’70s all day long and then drop to the thirties in the wee hours of the night.
Well, it went downhill hill from here. We couldn’t get the heat to come on in the main room, so we froze all night long. There were creatures in the night roaming around on top of the tent. Yes, we heard them. When morning came, we were frozen. We made coffee and decided to go to town for breakfast. But, when I saw a mouse inside the tent near the shower, I let out a scream. The owner said (in a note) that he would come around to meet us. He never came.
Glamping Near Fort Worth this Winter
I do want to say we were thrilled to be able to experience glamping for the first time. But, I indeed was hoping for something better. I’m not a fan of mice, and I don’t like sleeping when it’s freezing cold inside, and I certainly don’t like sleeping in a bed shared by mice. I know those little creatures were trying to stay warm. EEK.
After returning from town, we decided to cut our weekend short and heading home. The owner was very understanding and apologized that we experienced this. He did email me a couple of days later to tell me they had fixed the problems.
But I did say above, “My family was given a glamping weekend at the Sundancer on the Brazos in exchange for writing about our experience.” In this case, our experience started wonderfully but ended in us leaving early. But I know glamping is fun and should be fun. I will give glamping another try, but maybe not in the winter months when mice want to come inside where it’s warm. Another EEK!
Glamping near Fort Worth this winter might bring unexpecting moments, but it’s an adventure that you must do at least once! Have you glamped in Texas in the winter or the winter in your neck of the woods? Let me know about your experience. I’m sure it’s was better than ours.
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