Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It’s called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.
When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no “journey” to use a bathroom. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.
There are all different types of glamping that can be found:
Barns & Farmhouses
They are being built or renovated to accommodate the discerning traveler looking for that farm experience.
Cabineering gives adventure travelers the comforts of home and the special amenities of a luxury hotel in some of the most remote and breathtaking areas around the globe. It’s a cozy way to have a memorable, experiential vacation.
Cubes, Pods, & Domes
Many glamping destinations around the world have come up with unique, yet luxurious eco-friendly pods and cubes to serve as guest accommodations.
Many resorts or lodges have been built around the world with eco-friendliness in mind. From the building materials used to the energy and resource consumption, eco lodges try to embody a full destination experience with as little environmental impact as possible while allowing guests to stay in complete luxury.
Huts & Cottages
Staying in a glamping hut or cottage will provide you with an opportunity to commune with nature while enjoying pure luxury.
Glamping lodges are the perfect way to experience nature while still having four walls and a ceiling. These unique destinations from Nepal to Maine have carefully constructed the ideal dwellings for their properties.
These glamping tents are a far cry from the do-it-yourself tent in a bag. They offer amenities like comfortable beds and in some cases ensuite bathroom facilities. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch.
Erected in a triangular fashion, a tipi was typically made out of animal skin and wood poles. The shape and design allow it to keep warm during winter and cool during summer. Modern tipis follow the same shape and general design as historical tipis have, but use different materials and offer more comforts.
Treehouses are one of the most popular types of glamping. Modern architecture and construction has allowed treehouses to be erected in the most diverse places in the world. Treehouses envelop the true definition of glamping as they are each unique, luxurious and awe-inspiring.
The luxury lodges & villas category covers luxury private homes. Although these accommodations may not fit the “unique” vibe that most glamping does, we find a lot of luxury destinations offer a lodge, villa or home option for guest.
Along with luxury tents, yurts have always been among the most popular glamping accommodations. Yurts were first used by Central Asian nomads for centuries, and the design has been resurrected by many properties looking to offer a unique accommodation that doesn’t leave a large carbon footprint.