Glamorous Camping: Where Wild Meets Refined

"The key phrase for us is 'getting away' because it just seems like, you go to Yosemite or someplace like that and it's you and five thousand of your closest friends on the same trail and it's very touristy. So we really go to great lengths to just get away," said Allan Berliant from Ohio.

It is a strange mix of wild and refined -- roughing it and relaxing. Restrooms include hot water, fine soaps and lotions -- right alongside that old-fashioned idea of a wilderness bathroom: the trees.

Camping for Prima Donnas?

We found a pair of 12-year-olds enjoying the massage tent, receiving the sort of high-end, relaxing rubdown most people are lucky to ever experience. Of course, this entire trip is something most people will never experience.

"I like the food a lot. Last night's dinner was the best: rack of lamb," said 12-year-old Evan Sayre from Long Island. But what about s'mores by the campfire or hot dogs? "No," he told us.

Of course, the chef could make it, but who has room after the nightly five-course dinner? So what does resort director Caton say to those outsiders looking in who say this isn't real camping but camping for rich prima donnas?

"You know what, it takes money to come here but I don't think any of the people who come here are," he said. "They might be before they arrive but once they step off that plane on the dock it's kinda neat to see them shed those characters they are on the outside world."

So remember, if you ever find yourself looking for a five star outdoor adventure there's no need for the big backpack -- they'll supply one for you. But please don't forget the credit card.

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