Have you seen our new ‘Bell Tent’? I’m just a little bit in love with it and it isn’t just the name. Glamping was always on the horizon at Bellwether, it started with the flashest Dunny block any Shearing Shed has ever seen, then came the gently curved limestone roadway, water and power, now our very first Bell tent. Erected on a timber deck and furnished with creature comforts so you will be cosy and warm, but still enjoy the sound of the Kookaburras and Cockatoos. We have already had our first guests stay with positive reports and future bookings rolling in.
By the end of 2016 we will have six tents, four with Queen beds and two set up as twin singles.
Queen tents will be $200/night including a bottle of Coonawarra Cabernet.
Twin singles will be $180/night including a bottle of Coonawarra Cabernet.
Indigenous people from around the world have used canvas as a natural breathable material, suitable for use in the elements. Modern canvas can be waterproof, mildew resistant, and flame retardant. A version of the bell tent, the sibley tent was invented by Henry Hopkins Sibley, who had studied the Native American tipi during the expeditions he carried out in the American Old West. He patented his tent design in 1858. The bell tent is characteristically differentiated from the sibley tent by its walls, raised larger entrance and guy ropes and were used by Australian and British troops in WWI. (see photo from the www.belltent.com.au - Breathe Bell tents)
The Bell tents look wonderful in our campground matching the Limestone our region is so famous for, a coincidental namesake and a mixture of history, creativity, the natural environment and fun, which is what we are all about! We can personally vouch for their comfort after a night of campfire cooked food and local wine.