There’s a rose-tinted, bunting-clad magic in the air in Dorset. It’s a seductive combination of stunning sandy beaches, Jurassic fossils, delicious food and quirky events that range from the bizarre (The World Nettle Eating Competition) and the unusual (Bridport’s Hat Festival) to the downright epic (Camp Bestival). There’s no better way to enjoy this feel-good county than in a glamping place with a hot tub, where you can round off each fantastic day with a long soak under the stars. People even live longer in Dorset, perhaps because there’s so much fun to be had…
We love hot tubs, you love hot tubs and as a result, more and more of our glamping places have them. At Canopy & Stars, we personally visit every space in our collection and strangely enough there’s never any shortage of volunteers to inspect the ones with hot tubs. So, rest assured that you’ll arrive somewhere special and totally unique that has met our exacting standards. In the remote spots we choose, the views from the outdoor tub are likely to be so breathtaking that you’ll drop your bags and leap straight in.
Always look for instructions from the owner on the specific type at the space, but here are a few tips to get your hot tub technique up to a simmer before you arrive.
Breathe in the fresh air, crack open the bubbles and make new memories. Cuddling up together in a warm outdoor hot tub under a sparkling blanket of stars will be the icing on the cake (or the skylight in the treehouse).
What’s it like to stay at a glamping place with a hot tub?
Forget waking up and checking your phone. Instead, have a lie in, then yawn, stretch, pad out onto the deck and slip into the hot tub in the dewy morning air, assuming you convinced someone who really loves you to get up even earlier and heat it. Whatever the day’s outdoor adventures bring, the tub will be waiting to welcome you back when you return armed with a bottle of fizz and an appetite for stargazing.
Sustainability and glamping
We’re passionate about doing things differently - protecting the planet and promoting a greener, more personal glamping industry. We have been officially recognised as one of the highest-scoring B Corps in travel in the world, but we don’t rest on our laurels. We’re committed to achieving some ambitious goals, including being net zero by 2030. You can read about our progress in our latest impact report.
About Canopy & Stars’ expertise
Canopy & Stars are leading the way in unique, outdoor holidays. We’re a small, independent travel company who have been exploring coast and countryside since 2010. Why, we hear you ask? To bring you incredible glamping places where you can experience a life more wild. We’re a picky bunch, and 80% of applications we receive from new places don’t make the cut, so you can be sure that those who do get into our collection have something different and brilliant to offer.
What makes Dorset so special?
A typical day in Dorset might involve fossil hunting on the beach at Lyme Regis followed by an invigorating walk along the South West Coastal Path, perhaps an ice cream at West Bay, a visit to Abbotsbury subtropical garden and then a bite to eat in Weymouth Harbour. Even with a jam-packed itinerary, you’ll barely scratch the surface in this glorious part of the world. Foodies, history buffs, adrenaline junkies, walkers and beach lovers alike are all in for a treat. If you studied geology (and can remember any of it), you’ll feel a nostalgic thrill of excitement when you clap eyes on iconic landforms like Old Harry Rocks and Durdle Door.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.