A Traveler’s Guide to Glamping

Looking for a bit more adventure during your next travel assignment? If you love the outdoors, glamping might be just the thing for you.

As the weather warms up with summer months across the country, see why it’s a great time to sleep under the stars.

As a traveler you endure long hours on your feet and handle many stressful situations. It makes sense that you may not be anxious to rough it in a buggy tent, small sleeping bag, and no hot water. Great news, glamping takes your camping experience to the next level with a few more amenities and comforts of home.

Glamping has swept the country with exciting reviews and growing popularity. In case you missed it, “glamping” is a wordplay on “glamour” and “camping.” Two things you might not think go together, but just wait, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

When you go glamping, you can expect more sophisticated shelters, such as heavy canvas tents, yurts, teepees, and even treehouses, RVs, covered wagons, and train cars. Everything is taken up a notch from pitching a traditional nylon tent as hosts seek out innovative items to convert to cozy shelters. But wait… there’s more! Most glamping sites provide amenities such as actual beds, fresh linens, fluffy pillows, flushing toilets, hot showers, kitchenettes, fire pits, and even private hot tubs. Sites are often adorned with sparkling string lights, plants, hammocks, and colorful garden accents.

Take notice of what your host provides as the amenities for glamping stays vary greatly. Some provide a personal coffee maker, continental breakfast or snacks, while others are more basic and simply focus on a comfortable place to relax and sleep. Many sites offer community activities such as marshmallow roasts, campfire singalongs, ice cream socials, and happy hours. On-site activities are also popular. Look for sites that include hiking tours, swimming, rafting, tubing, horseback riding or even spa treatments.

One thing for sure, this is not your average camping trip. And that’s the entire point. Glamping is a great way to get outside while still indulging in a few luxuries. It’s important to book early during holidays and summer peak seasons. The rates for glamping vary as well. Glamping rentals can range from $50 to $250 per night, with very extravagant offerings hitting up to $1,000 per night.

Take time to research your options, read reviews, pet policies, and understand the overall vibe of your choices. Some glamping experiences are more rustic while some are geared for families, and others really pack in the glam (think chandelier). It’s your personal choice what type of adventure you want, but rest assure, any glamping stay will bring camping to a whole new level. We hope you’ll consider this unique option as a wonderful addition to your travel adventures.

Here are few resources to get you started. Happy glamping!

Glamping.com – Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury.

Mustang Monument – Mustang Monument is a Wild Horse Safari with 30,000+ wild mustangs on a 630k acres with unique adventures to immerse yourself in a true one-of-a-kind experience.

Top 10 Glamping Destinations Under $150 – Packed with character, natural beauty, and unconventional experiences, these affordable picks will make you feel like you’ve struck it rich. 

Sandy Pines Campground – A relaxing respite in a tranquil part of coastal Kennebunkport, Maine. Glamping tents and structures, as well as tent and RV sites, are tucked into a secluded beach forest, bordered by a salt marsh, and enhanced by water views and salty breezes. 

Airbnb Glamping – From an airy dome tent on a Catskills farm to an off‑the‑grid compound in the Mojave Desert, these popular glamping sites bring a little glamour to the great outdoors.

12 Best Glamping Spots in the U.S.A. – The U.S. is brimming with incredible luxury campsites and unique glamping resorts. We’ve created a list of the 12 best glamping spots in the United States to help you plan your perfect getaway.

Glamping Hub – Hundreds of glamping options on a budget.

10 Incredible Family Glamping Resorts in the U.S. – From luxury safari tents and covered wagons to a vintage Airstream in all its glory, these are the best family glamping resorts in the U.S.A.

Ready to find your next glamp-worthy travel adventure?

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