Host of the Month for December 2021

Editor’s word: Every month, we wish to introduce one in every of our great Glamping Hub hosts and ask what impressed them to create a glamping web site. This month, we’re showcasing Glamping Hub’s Host of the Month for December 2021, Tom and Janice.

This internet hosting couple swapped their company metropolis life, for a good looking farm within the North Carolina mountains and began their glamping host journey. After Janice was recognized with most cancers they uncovered a brand new strategy to stay and so they made it their precedence to create a spot the place visitors can disappear, deal with their psychological and bodily well being, in addition to their private relationships. Now, visitors can discover the Uwharrie River close to Asheboro, go to North Carolina, and keep at a comfy cabin overlooking the North Carolina mountains.

Inform us a bit about your self…

Tom and I have been big-city company job those that moved to rural North Carolina and acquired a 110-acre farm. Tom is a part-time lawyer that focuses on golf and resort points, in addition to a part-time farmer and wholesome meals methods advocate. He has been concerned with meals methods at coverage degree points for over 13 years. I offered expertise to fortune 500 tax departments, however about 17 years in the past I used to be recognized with most cancers. It despatched me on a journey of discovery of what restores and maintains well being.

Our hopes and goals in your visitors and ourselves: we dream of someday getting access to a wholesome meals provide system and residing environments that assist plentiful well being for all. That we expertise the thrill of on a regular basis residing and the creations of the day, second by second. That now we have peace and vibrant well being in physique, thoughts, and spirit and may energetically provide what now we have to the world.

Tom and Janice - Glamping Hub

What attracted you to proudly owning a glamping property?

We’ve an incredible stunning cabin on a river and we favored the thought of sharing it. Our imaginative and prescient was to offer a spot the place individuals may loosen up and rejuvenate. We felt like individuals may go to and get again to no matter they wanted; peace, leisure, and re-connection. Our actual mission is to reconnect individuals with the earth and soul, and our property simply occurs to be a super providing of this. With out overtly stating this to our visitors most of our suggestions consists of one thing alongside these strains.

Tom and Janice at their farm - Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for December 2021

Each glamping web site has a particular story, may you inform us about yours?

The farm got here to be by means of the serendipitous union of a seek for really feel bodily nice and impression the earth in a optimistic route. In 2013, we left the large metropolis of Dallas and began the farm with a imaginative and prescient of regenerating the well being of the land by means of animal impression and creating a spot the place individuals can come to relaxation, heal, or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of on a regular basis life.

We bought this property within the stunning Piedmont space of North Carolina which occurred to have a beautiful cabin on the river. It’s exhausting to explain, you actually must expertise it, however the cabin has type of a magical high quality that pulls actually fascinating individuals and alternatives. So we simply determined to see what would occur if we brief time period rented it out. We couldn’t be happier that we did! We’ve met essentially the most wonderful and fascinating individuals and have had nice experiences due to it.

Cozy bedroom at North Carolina Cabin

Are you able to inform us about your most memorable visitor expertise thus far?

Gosh, there are such a lot of it’s exhausting to slim it down so I’ll simply slim it down to 2 that come to thoughts. Sorry…you possibly can decide one in every of them should you like.

One February we had three women and two guys keep on the cabin. The ladies ran within the 40 miles annual Uwharrie Mountain Run. The 2 guys have been their sherpa. They wrote in our visitor e-book that the considered going again to the cabin was what obtained them by means of the primary 26 miles. Who is aware of what obtained them by means of the remainder! I’ll at all times do not forget that.

The opposite was a household that had suffered a number of traumatic life modifications like a dying within the household, a coronary heart assault, and life-threatening sicknesses. After their keep, the daughter mailed me a heartwarming letter that stated their cabin keep helped the household to heal and have optimism about transferring ahead in life. They’ve been our most common visitors ever since. I actually couldn’t ask for extra.

Tom and Janice - Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for December 2021

For those who may have anyone keep at your lodging, who would it not be and why?

Anybody all in favour of regenerative farming or therapeutic land, and anybody who simply must get away, relaxation, loosen up, and rejuvenate. or reconnect with household and pals. I believe that is what the cabin, and our property provide.

Cozy cabin living space for North Carolina getaway

What are among the challenges you face and what have you ever realized since opening?

It was a bit difficult getting a check-in and check-out process in place that made it simple for the visitors and likewise ourselves, however I believe now we have a fairly good one developed. I wasn’t positive about pricing and minimal stays and whatnot. Most likely nonetheless undecided however simply do one of the best I can. I cleaned the cabin myself till lately. It’s life-changing to have a cleansing crew do the work. It frees me as much as transfer ahead on the limitless farm initiatives I’ve.

Tom and Janice - Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for December 2021

How was your first time internet hosting?

I barely obtained the cabin prepared in time for our first guests. I used to be redoing the counters within the kitchen and including some cabinetry. I barely obtained all the pieces in and cleaned earlier than they arrived. I used to be actually nervous in regards to the suggestions however they liked it and appeared utterly unaware of my private chaos earlier than they arrived. It obtained simpler as soon as I obtained all the pieces in place and a routine going.

What do you’re keen on essentially the most about working a glamping web site?

What I positively love most about working a glamping web site is assembly all the various incredible those that lease from us. Additionally, all of the totally different causes they go to are fascinating. Throughout the pandemic, it is vitally satisfying to supply a secure house the place individuals can simply get away, really feel secure, and revel in themselves.

Asheboro cabin

The place is your preferrred vacation vacation spot? Apart from your glamping property after all!

Maui, Hawaii is my preferrred vacation vacation spot or anytime vacation spot for that matter. Simply put me close to the seaside, let me hang around with laid-back locals and I’m in heaven.

What recommendation would you give to anybody trying to begin or enhance their very own glamping enterprise?

I believe my finest recommendation could be that it takes a little bit of time to construct momentum. It might begin out type of gradual however should you hold persistently providing a singular comfy house, the momentum will construct 12 months after 12 months till you might be turning individuals away and conserving a waitlist.

Additionally, I had no thought if or who would come to our out-of-the-way spot, however don’t fear about that. Folks simply must get away from their stuff. So so long as you will have a singular providing, you truthfully describe, and set the proper expectation, they may come. I wish to exceed their expectations so my commonest suggestions is that the cabin is even nicer than the pictures.

Asheboro cabin, North Carolina

Our neighborhood of hosts means all the pieces to us right here at Glamping Hub, which is why we like to share their tales in our Host of the Month function. For those who’re in search of a North Carolina trip the place you possibly can escape the true world, e-book Tom and Janice’s peaceable cabin for an unforgettable Asheboro getaway.

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