Here is a list of the top 27 things you need for glamping aka glam camping.
1. Solar lights
3. Portable camping cooker
5. Bell tent
glamorous inside and out.
6. Circus Style Tent
7. Chairs and table. Rustic indoor and outdoor homeware and camping accessories.
9. Luxury tent
10. Led battery path lights
12. Acrylic wine glasses
13. Handmade keychain
17. Rugs make good home and garden gifts.
18. Faux-fur blanket
19. Trestle tables
20. Camping BBQ cookout. I think this is one of the best parts. The cooking meat smells really good and will invite people over. I like to make chicken and steak.
21. Scented candles
22. Indoor/outdoor cooking pot
24. Silicone speaker
26. Fireplace campfire with fire logs.
27. Sleeping bag
You can connect with nature on your next glamping trip. You can enjoy the outdoors without being uncomfortable sleeping on the ground. Gear is available from stores.
Glamping gear and stats infographics
- Air mattress
- Comfortable sleeping bag
- Bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets)
- Rug or carpet for the floor
- Outdoor furniture (chairs, tables, hammock)
- Outdoor lighting (lanterns, string lights, solar-powered lights)
- Electric or propane heater
- Portable air conditioner
- Portable stove
- Portable grill
- Cookware (pots, pans, utensils)
- Dishes and cutlery
- Coffee maker or French press
- Cooler or refrigerator
- Ice packs
- Drinking water container
- Wine glasses or tumblers
- Wine opener
- Cooler backpack or tote
- Picnic blanket
- Bug spray
- First-aid kit
- Hand sanitizer
- Shower shoes or sandals
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner)
- Hair dryer
- Makeup mirror
- Compact mirror
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Feminine hygiene products
- Nail file and clippers
- Hairbrush or comb
- Facial cleanser
- Facial toner
- Body lotion
- Lip balm
- Eye mask
- Board games
- Playing cards
- Bluetooth speaker
- Power bank for charging devices
Differences between glamping and camping
- Accommodations: Glamping offers more luxurious and comfortable accommodations compared to traditional camping. Glamping accommodations can include amenities such as comfortable beds, electricity, and heating, while camping accommodations typically consist of tents and sleeping bags.
- Location: Glamping sites are often located in more secluded and scenic areas, offering a more private and exclusive experience. Camping sites are often located in public parks or designated camping areas.
- Cost: Glamping is more expensive than camping, due to the added amenities and luxury accommodations.
- Activities: While both glamping and camping offer outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing, glamping sites may also offer additional activities such as spa treatments or guided tours.
- Comfort: Glamping offers a more comfortable and luxurious experience, while camping is often more rustic and simple.
- Equipment: Glamping requires less equipment, as most amenities are provided. Camping requires more equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, and cooking equipment.
- Glamping is a rapidly growing industry, with a market value expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2025, according to a report by Allied Market Research.
- In a survey by KOA (Kampgrounds of America), 62% of respondents said they would consider glamping as an alternative to traditional camping.
- The most popular types of glamping accommodations are luxury tents, followed by cabins and treehouses, according to a report by Glamping Hub.
- In the United States, the most popular glamping destinations are California, Colorado, and New York, according to a report by Airbnb.
- In a survey by Glamping Hub, 75% of respondents said they choose glamping over traditional camping because of the comfortable accommodations and amenities.
- The average cost of a glamping stay is $200-$400 per night, according to a report by Glamping Hub.
- The most common age group of glampers is 25-44.
The weekend I decided to go glamping turned out to be one of the most delightful and refreshing experiences I’ve had. As someone who loves the outdoors but also cherishes the comforts of home, the concept of “glamorous camping” seemed like the perfect middle ground.
Nestled in the heart of the forest, our glamping site was a far cry from the traditional camping I had done as a child. There was no struggling with tent poles or sleeping on the hard ground. Instead, I was greeted by a luxurious canvas bell tent, standing tall at about 10 feet in height and 16 feet in diameter, spacious enough to walk around in comfortably. The tent was already pitched upon our arrival, its heavy-duty canvas walls promising a sturdy shelter against the elements.
As I stepped inside, I was struck by the cozy and inviting interior. The tent was outfitted with a plush queen-sized bed, complete with a high-quality memory foam mattress that promised restful sleep. The bed was draped with soft linens and a thick, down comforter that beckoned me to dive in. Beside the bed, a small wooden bedside table held a vintage-style lantern, providing a warm glow that enhanced the tent’s ambiance as the evening approached.
The site also included an outdoor seating area, featuring a pair of Adirondack chairs made of rich, dark wood. They were positioned around a fire pit, complete with a grill grate for cooking and a stack of firewood ready to be lit. The fire pit had a diameter of about 3 feet, perfect for gathering around and roasting marshmallows under the starry sky.
But the luxury didn’t stop there. A short walk from the tent was a private bathroom facility, a welcome amenity for any glamper. It was a small, cabin-like structure with a full-sized shower, eco-friendly toilet, and a vanity with a basin. The towels provided were fluffy and soft, rivaling those found in high-end hotels.
One of the highlights of my glamping experience was the outdoor kitchenette. It boasted a sleek, stainless steel countertop, a portable gas stove, and all the necessary utensils for preparing a gourmet meal in the wilderness. The kitchenette also included a compact refrigerator, about 3 feet tall, where we could keep our ingredients fresh.
As night fell and the forest came alive with the sounds of nature, I sat by the fire, feeling a profound sense of peace.
- What should I bring to a glamping trip? What you pack for a glamping trip depends on how glamorous your glamping site is. Some are so fancy they provide everything but your toothbrush. Others might require you to bring your own bedding. A general rule of thumb? Pack as if you’re going to a hotel… that’s located in the woods.
- Is glamping expensive? Glamping can be as cheap as buying a lottery ticket or as expensive as actually winning the lottery and not knowing what to do with all that money. Basically, it depends on your location, amenities, and the level of luxury you’re after. Remember, glamping is like a box of chocolates; it can be quite affordable or cost an arm and a leg.
- Is glamping safe? As safe as sleeping in a bear’s den… if the bear were a concierge at a five-star hotel. But seriously, glamping sites are usually safe and well-maintained. Just remember, while glamping is about enjoying nature, do respect it—don’t try to feed the squirrels hotdogs or use poison ivy for toilet paper.
- Do I need camping experience for glamping? Need to know how to start a fire with two sticks and a piece of string? Nope. Need to know how to pitch a tent in gale force winds? Nah. Glamping is about enjoying the wilderness without needing a Boy Scout handbook. But knowing how to make s’mores? Now that’s essential.
- Is glamping kid-friendly? Glamping is as kid-friendly as a candy shop with no lock on the door. Depending on the site, they may offer everything from on-site playgrounds to wildlife spotting activities. Just remember to pack their favorite teddy bear – it can scare off any wayward raccoons or provide comfort during those spooky night sounds.
- Are pets allowed at glamping sites? The pet policy is as varied as breeds of dogs. Some glamping sites roll out the red carpet for Rover, while others have a “no furry friends” policy. So make sure you check beforehand unless you want to argue that your 150-pound St. Bernard is actually a very hairy child.
- Can I glamp all year round? Well, glamping isn’t just a summer fling, it’s a commitment you can maintain all year round! There are sites that are as inviting as a warm cup of cocoa in the winter as they are refreshing like a popsicle in the summer. Remember, a winter wonderland can be just as wonderful from inside a heated glamping accommodation.
- What about privacy when glamping? You might be closer to civilization than you would be when traditional camping, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have less privacy than a goldfish in a glass bowl. Glamping sites typically offer plenty of seclusion, and many offer private bathrooms and separate living areas.
- What types of accommodations are considered glamping? Glamping accommodations are as diverse as the animal kingdom. You’ve got your safari tents (the lions of the group), yurts (the hippos: large, round, and surprisingly comfortable), tree houses (the monkeys, obviously), vintage caravans (the flamingos: stylish and a bit quirky), and even igloos for the adventurous glampers (penguins, of course).
- Is there a specific etiquette I should follow when glamping? Treat glamping like you’re at the opera, but with more dirt and fewer soprano solos. Respect your surroundings, leave no trace, don’t be overly loud, and above all else, don’t mistake your neighbor’s luxury tent for your own late at night!
- What kind of clothing should I pack for glamping? Clothing for glamping is like choosing an outfit for a fashion show where the runway is a dirt path and the audience is an assortment of woodland critters. Comfort is key, but remember to pack for the weather and activities you’ll be doing. And don’t forget your furry slippers – they’re the ultimate glamping accessory.
- Will I have Wi-Fi while glamping? While traditional campers might be clutching their trail maps and compasses, glampers can often be seen holding onto their Wi-Fi passwords with equal intensity. Yes, many glamping sites offer Wi-Fi, but the connection may not be as robust as your home network. It’s all part of the charm, though – slow internet makes it easier to disconnect and appreciate the sounds of birds tweeting rather than Tweets loading.
- Will I encounter wildlife while glamping? Ah, the call of the wild! You might not be turning in for the night next to a pack of wolves, but wildlife sightings are a common perk of glamping. If you’re lucky, you might spot deer, squirrels, and all sorts of bird species. Remember, no matter how cute they look, they’re wild animals – not pets. No matter how much that raccoon’s eyes say “feed me a marshmallow,” don’t do it!
- Are there group or family glamping options available? Yes, many glamping sites offer accommodations suitable for families or groups. Just make sure to check the sleeping arrangements. You don’t want to find out too late that Grandma is bunking with the wild kids while you and your spouse are cuddling with Uncle Bob.
- Is glamping suitable for a solo trip? For those who enjoy solitude with style, glamping is an excellent choice. It offers the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and comforting amenities. It’s a great way to commune with nature without having to debate with squirrels over territory.
- Are there special glamping events or festivals? Indeed! Glamping has taken the festival scene by storm. From music events to food and wine festivals, there’s a glamping festival that caters to just about every interest. Just remember, while VIP might mean Very Important Person in most places, in the glamping world, it might mean Very Into Primitivism.
- How can I make my glamping experience even more luxurious? To amp up your glamping experience, consider packing some extra lavish items: think plush robes, a fancy picnic basket, gourmet food items, or even a portable espresso machine. I like to bring a fancy meal, like steak and potatoes, with some apple pie.