Going Glamping

October 28, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM EDT

By WKBW News

October 28, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM EDT

Franklinville, N.Y. (WKBW) - There are log cabins overlooking a beautiful lake but this isn't your typical campground.

“Wouldn't it be great to have the people of Western New York experience what it is really like to have what they call in Europe "Glamping" which is glamorous camping,” Teresa Reile with The Woods at Bear Creek said.

Reile said owner John Hutchins wants it to be a unique experience for the entire family.

“He wants to make this the premiere glamorous camping spot,” Reile said.

What exactly does glamping mean? They still want to you get your feet dirty, if you choose.
You can enjoy fishing hunting and their zip cord, but there is a twist. Their target is women.

“Men have been experiencing the great out doors while the women say when you going to be home from your hunting trip. Now, men can hunt and women can still have so much fun at the spa, at the fine dining facility and in the Olympic size swimming pool,” Reile said.

They said it is where you will wash up and sleep that has people curious. The cabins have full bathrooms, double sinks, TVs, leather couches and comfy beds. That’s not all.

“During the warm months we're going to have glamping tents, with carpeting, furniture and beds,” Hutchins said.

Executive Director Michael Crimi said it will be a experience like no other.

“We're trying to bring a very upscale five star service to people in the area but we're going to do it in a glamping site,” Executive Director Michael Crimi said.

Then, sit by a cozy fire, in the heart of an upscale restaurant and full bar. The fun doesn't stop once the winters over. The facility will also be open year-round.

“We have a lot of activities in the summer with the in ground swimming pool, tennis courts things like that. Then, in the winter for the people who ski we're 10 minutes from Ellicottville,” Crimi said.

Owner John Hutchins said it is fun for the entire family whether you love to camp or like the idea of five star accommodations.

“You can enjoy all the comforts of home and enjoy nature as well,” Hutchins said.