Shelter Co. Is A Sweet Way to Camp

Shelter Co. Is A Sweet Way to Camp

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Each of the last two years, I’ve written a feature story for Sunset magazine


  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
Each of the last two years, I’ve written a feature story for Sunset magazine on camping, and it’s always an interesting experience because the Sunset reader is mostly about thread count and I’m more about simply trying to find a leeward spot on the ground for my sleeping bag. This year’s story was pretty cool, because the editors were focused on sharing the joys of camping, of showing a readership not known for sleeping under the stars just how to go about doing it, and that’s a good thing — getting more people outside.

I covered the range of styles, from backpacking and car camping spots to llama-packing trips to full-on catered five-star outfits, but one little pop-up that didn’t make story was Shelter Co. — because it didn’t yet exist. Launched just within the last couple of months, Shelter is the brainstorm of Kelsey and Mike Sheofsky, who are campers, backpackers, and lovers of style. She’s a creative director, he’s a furniture maker, and they decided to put together a just-add-water steezy camping experience for people who a) don’t camp or b) camp but want to do it in major style.

Shelter provides the canvas tents, beds and bedding, furniture, lighting, and, if necessary, bathrooms — the whole enchilada, all put together with an eye for detail. It’s special occasion camping…party camping…wedding camping. And even if softing it isn’t your cup of tea, you have to appreciate how evocative and nostalgic it is. It puts style and romance into camping, and that’s not something can say about a sleeping bag in the dirt.

$750/tent per weekend LINK

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter

Photos by Mel Barlow.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
Showing 3 comments
  • kyle
    Reply

    those photos are beautiful

  • Chris Blanchard
    Reply

    It’s ‘Glamping’ done right .

  • Kinzy
    Reply

    The Maker’s Mark makes that $750 Price tag a little more reasonable.

Leave a Comment

GO DEEPER

GEAR
HISTORICAL BADASS
OVERLANDIA
DAILY BIKE
WALLPAPERS
WEEKEND CABIN
endangered potomac 660kelly cordes margaritas 660