Glamping: Roughing It Has Become Refined

If you love the great outdoors but dislike the rigors of camping, consider glamping, the term for glamorous camping. With its unique accommodations and luxurious amenities, glamping is a way to enjoy nature without pitching a tent in the rain.

If you love the great outdoors but dislike the rigors of camping, consider glamping, the term for glamorous camping. With its unique accommodations and luxurious amenities, glamping is a way to enjoy nature without pitching a tent in the rain.

The glamping trend started about 10 years ago and now attracts people from all parts of the world to a range of destinations. Every glamping experience is unique, not only for its one-of-a-kind accommodations, but also for the spectacular views of nature. In the U.S., many glamping sites are situated near our national and state parks, so you can enjoy breathtaking views along with multiple outdoor activities.

The Roof Over Your Head
Yurts are among the oldest, most widespread glamping structures. They’re large, canvas, cone-shaped structures that sometimes have hard floors and windows. They were originally created to withstand winds and low temperatures, which makes them perfect for camping year-round. You can also stay in structures like tipis, tree houses, safari tents, huts, caravans and more, depending upon your preferences.

Oh-My-Gosh Posh
Imagine waking up in a forest and having electricity, a flushing toilet and Internet service. That’s hardly roughing it, but it’s what you can expect in some luxury glamping destinations as well as over-the-top amenities like these:

• Handcrafted furniture
• In-room bathroom
• Air conditioning
• Jumbo flat screen TV
• Mini-fridge
• Microwave
• Electric fireplace
• King-size beds with high thread count sheets
• Spa services
Some luxury glamping sites offer everyday conveniences like daily housekeeping, plush robes and personal chefs to cook your dinner.

Comfy, But Not as Costly
You can find some surprising glamping amenities without a hefty price tag like: • Climate-controlled yurts
• Skylights
• Comfortable beds with high-quality linens
• Decks and fire pits
• Toilet, shower, running water
• Small kitchen
• Coffee makers
The cost of glamping depends on the location and its amenities. The list of U.S. and Canadian glamping sites on Glampinghub.com shows sites ranging from $30 per night up to $900 per night. With such a wide price range, you’re bound to find something to suit your style and your budget.

Whether your idea of connecting with nature is to pick wildflowers, ride horses, white water raft, fish, hike or sit in solitude, you’ll find a glamping site close to everything the great outdoors has to offer. For more helpful information and interesting destinations, check out glampinghub.com.

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