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Lauren Blanford is owner and founder of Lost Woods Farm & Forest, a glamping destination in Northern Michigan. Traveling has been a passion her entire life after just a tiny taste of it as an exchange student in elementary school. From that moment she was hooked and the rest of her life truly formed around how to keep traveling and creating unique life experiences for herself. This required taking an untraditional path after college to teach English in Chile and then working as a live-in nanny for the Walgreen Family in Chicago. After meeting her husband, Jason, they embarked on a new adventure together. They attended University of South Australia, in Adelaide, for graduate school. A quick dip in the marketing and business world after graduation was enough to remind her that she really needed to forge her own path and share all that she learned from her travels on a shoestring budget to luxury trips while working as a nanny.

A huge leap of faith was moving her family from Chicago to Northern Michigan. Lost Woods Farm & Forest was born, a glamping and nature destination in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Lost Woods is entering into its third year of business with big plans for expansion after receiving a loan from Detroit Hebrew Free Loan. Building begins in a couple of months on a geodesic dome to thrust them into the untapped winter glamping experience.

Lost Woods
Find YOURself at Lost Woods Farm + Forest. Enjoy glamping in one of our canvas tents, a-frame cabin or our new geodesic dome. We have combined all the best things of camping with luxury touches along the way including memory a foam mattress, crisp white bedding, and homemade breakfast served tent-side.

*E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.