Published on May 8th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi0
Camping Hospitality – The Growing Glamping Trend ?
You’ve probably heard of glamping at least once or twice, and maybe you have chuckled at the concept or thought about giving it a try. Either way, it cannot be denied that it is one of the biggest camping trends out there, and becoming more and more popular as time goes by. For many, it is a really fun and exciting form of camping, and it might just be something that interests you as well.
What is Glamping?
It stands for glamorous camping, and while it still involves spending time outdoors and with nature, it also allows you to have some of the luxuries you are used to at home. There are a lot more amenities, like working bathrooms with showers and even kitchens, with some sites even offering resort-style services to make you feel even more at home.
The tents often include full beds with plenty of warm blankets, electric or fuel heating there are communal living areas, and it is a lot like spending time with a community of people as opposed to hanging out on a traditional campsite.
The concept has been around for a while, but it is only recently that it has really started to grow and become the phenomenon that it is today. There are all sorts of different sites across the world, and it simply offers a more luxurious way to experience different cultures and countries.
Why is it so Popular?
Of course, you might be wondering what makes glamping such a popular choice for so many people. Many find it to be the most relaxing way to spend their time, as everything is ready to go and there is no need to set up a tent or worry about whether you are going to be warm enough at night. Everything has been taken care of for you, so all you need to worry about is relaxing and recharging your batteries.
Glamping also tends to take place in a beautiful natural setting, so you can still benefit from the peace and tranquillity that it brings. While you still have a lot of amenities, they tend to be quite discreet so that you can enjoy being in the countryside and the local scenery. There is often natural wooden decking available for you to sit on and overlook the area.
Of course, it also has all of your home comforts readily available. Lamps, comfy beds, access to electricity and Wi-Fi, as well as fully functioning bathrooms are just some of the basics that every site has on offer. There are even little touches like wood burners available at many of these locations, as well as Bluetooth speakers, so you can still enjoy nature without being completely isolated.
Where’s the Best Place to Go?
The best and most popular glamping locations tend to be in Dorset and Cornwall as they are close to the sea but also have some of the most beautiful countryside scenes in the country. The summer also tends to see them blessed with good weather and warm sunshine, which is great for those looking for a natural seaside retreat. The South West as a whole is a very popular choice.
Hopefully, this has given you further insight into the world of glamping and the things that it can offer you. From luxurious tents to actual resorts, it varies in many ways with only one thing staying the same – it’s a more comfortable and relaxed way to camp.
Whether you prefer classic camping or are simply curious about this growing trend, it certainly is an experience that everyone should go and try at least once. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.