Backland, a luxury camping and eco lodging provider best known for its signature tented suites, is now accepting bookings for the summer in late July this year.
The team at Backland is pleased to announce that reservations for stays from July 28, 2022 onwards, are now available. The glamping resort is anticipating opening for business in late June 2022 and will be opening up earlier reservation dates as construction completes.
A 20-minute drive from Williams, AZ, Backland is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine National Forest lands in the midst of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Nature meets luxury in the signature lodging tents with en-suite bathrooms and full climate control to keep guests comfortable.
Backland features a unique tented suite concept. Guests get to choose from four exceptional options – the Suite, Sky Suite, Grand Suite, and Grand Sky Suite, all of which include panoramic windows to admire the scenic forest, king-sized beds complete with luxury linen, and an outdoor patio.
The Sky Suite and the Grand Sky Suite, in particular, feature a 16' wide SkyView window over the bed, providing guests an opportunity to relax and gaze at the star-lit sky.
The night sky at Backland is truly a sight to behold. Situated miles from town in the middle of a national forest, Backland enjoys some of the darkest skies on earth. Backland also benefits from very strict local dark sky regulations which resulted in the neighboring city of Flagstaff being named the world’s first International Dark Sky City. At Backland the milky way pops with contrast and complementary telescopes allow guests to explore the universe.
Staying true to eco lodging, the tents are fully insulated, energy-efficient, and equipped with water conservation fixtures. In addition, the toiletries provided to guests are also ecologically-friendly and biodegradable.
Guests will enjoy dining in Backland's restaurant, which features gourmet farm-to-table style cuisine. The restaurant has both indoor seating with panoramic views and covered outdoor seating which is integrated with a fire ring and beach-side event patio.
Backland's on-site amenities and activities will keep guests engaged in the beautiful surroundings. An 8-acre pond provides both a bird sanctuary and a water recreation area. Water activities include fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding or just lounging on the sandy beach. Guests can also take advantage of four miles of onsite nature trails or explore endless hiking or e-biking in the adjacent national forest. Local hikes include the spectacular Sycamore Canyon and Sycamore Falls. Horseback riding takes the Backland experience to a new level with various riding experiences available.
To keep children entertained, families can also join Backland's complimentary geocaching scavenger hunt to search for hidden treasures. In the evening, children can join in on the fun at fire pits, where they can take part in making their own complimentary gourmet s'mores.
Backland also offers spa services featuring treatments that incorporate herbs and botanicals found in the land to help guests relax. While rejuvenating the skin, body, and soul, guests get to relax and enjoy the bountiful forests of northern Arizona. Yoga classes near the beach are also offered. More information on the daily schedules will be provided at the reception.
Backland is conveniently located near some of the country and state's top tourist attractions, including the Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona. Guests also can experience the wild west through the Grand Canyon Railways, Pink Jeep Adventure tours, Papillon Heli tours, and the Grand Canyon Air tours.
Backland aims to provide guests with an immersive and transformative experience in nature while simultaneously conserving and protecting the environment through its sustainability initiatives. The team at Backland also believes that there is immense value in providing opportunities to unplug from an increasingly hectic and digitally saturated world and spend quality time outdoors with loved ones. Backland is located at 6929 E Rosilda Springs Rd, Williams AZ, 86046, and can be contacted through email at [email protected] or by phone at 928-288-5441.