For some people the perfect vacation is roughing it in the great outdoors with a tent and the basics. Others like the idea of camping but need to be more comfortable. For the latter group, there is glamping. It’s a lot like camping but the experience is more upscale and comfortable and less rustic.
When you go glamping, you get the best of both worlds. You enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors, just like camping. But you also get the comforts of home, like a comfy bed and yummy food.
It's a wonderful way to enjoy nature without roughing it. In this article, we will cover the basics to get you started on planning your next glamping trip.
Select the right location
It’s important to pick the right spot for glamping. The key thing to know is that not all camping sites are good for glamping. A good glamping site is different from a regular camping site.
When you go camping, you usually look for a site that's away from people and close to nature. But when you go glamping, you want something different. You want a site that's still close to nature, but also has some comforts.
So what makes a good glamping site? Look for a site with stunning views. Maybe it's a site by a sparkling lake. Or maybe it's a site in the mountains with breathtaking views. You’ll want to wake up in the morning and see a glorious view when you poke your head out of your tent.
Try to find a campsite that has some services ready for you. Even though you're glamping, you still need some basic facilities. Look for a site with access to clean bathrooms, water, and electricity. These things make your stay more comfortable.
Plan your menu
When you think of camping food, hotdogs generally are the first thing that pops into mind. However, when you are glamping you should be thinking more in terms of surf and turf meals. One of the best parts of glamping is the food.
Yes, you can enjoy delicious, gourmet meals right at your campsite. No more simple hot dogs and baked beans. With glamping, you can have a feast in the great outdoors.
The sky's the limit when it comes to glamping meals. You can grill steaks, roast chicken, or even make pizza. You just need to set up a good campfire kitchen. Set up a large fire pit for cooking. You also need a grill rack and the utensils like tongs, a spatula, and a good knife. You might also want a cutting board for prepping food.
The key is to plan your meals before you go glamping. Think about what you want to cook. Then pack the ingredients you need. Make sure you don't forget to pack some fun treats too. Like marshmallows for toasting. Or chocolate for a late-night snack.
Plan some luxury activities
Glamping isn't just about relaxing in a comfy tent. It's also about trying new, fun activities.
One popular glamping activity is yoga. Yoga is a wonderful way to relax and connect with nature. You can do yoga by your tent. Or you can find a quiet spot with an amazing view. All you need is a yoga mat. You can even find yoga routines online to follow.
Another great glamping activity is wine tasting. Instead of bringing a boring beer, bring a few bottles of your favorite wine. Or you can try some new ones. Open up a nice bottle while you’re sitting by the campfire and enjoy the experience of fine wine in a natural setting.
Choose the right accommodation
For the most part, glamping accommodations need to be rented so they are already set up for you. A small, old tent is not going to cut it for a glamping trip. Choosing the right accommodation depends on several factors. Think about the size you need. If you're going alone or with one other person, a small pod could suffice.
For a unique and adventurous glamping experience, consider staying in a treehouse. Treehouses aren't just for kids anymore! Some glamping sites offer treehouses for accommodation, allowing you to enjoy nature from a different perspective.
A yurt is a good option as it offers ample space on the inside and is well-equipped to provide a comfortable stay. Pods are another great choice for glampers who prefer a solid structure. These small wooden cabins, although compact, offer a cozy and comfortable space.