Glamping, or glamourous camping, turns the traditional idea of camping on its head. Instead of roughing it, glamping introduces some of the creature comforts of home into an outdoor space.
Gone are the days when camping meant sleeping on the ground or in a cramped tent. Glamping is an evolved version of camping and can be as extravagant or simple as you desire. Glamping sites often offer large canvas bell tents, as well as teepees, yurts, and even treehouses. These days sleeping in a cabin or an RV can be considered glamping. Some high-end glamping sites have features such as a hot tub. But the glamping experience is more than just the shelter itself.
Many modern glamping sites come equipped with electricity,
running water, kitchenettes, and bathrooms with flushing toilets and showers. Many
provide actual beds with sheets, pillows and blankets to maximize the comfort
If you don’t care about over-the-top about luxurious amenities,
there are other things you can do to step-up your normal camping regime to glamping
status. Adding a blow-up mattress in your tent can make sleeping much more
comfortable. There are many solar powered lighting options to dress up your
campsite at night. Bring your French press and you are ready to camp in style
on a budget.
While there are many expensive glamping resorts that focus strictly on luxury, you can create your own glamping experience based around having the things you want. There is even the option for you to bring your own gas-powered generator, which would give you the power to run a microwave, a mini-fridge, lights, radios, even a television. Although, the television would distract you from the wonders of Mother Nature, some even bring portable wifi for full internet access while in the bush.
The only limit to your glamping site is your imagination and, of course, your budget.