Glamping, a combination of ``glamorous`` and ``camping``, is a style of camping with luxurious amenities & unique accommodations.
So what is exactly is Glamping? Glamping is way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, without leaving all the comforts of home behind. In reality, glamping more than often incorporates more luxuries than you have at home.
While the term “glamping” has been around for centuries, it has become more and more popular over the last few years. In 1520, King Henry the VIII and King Francis I for the Field of the Cloth of Gold Summit and had more than 2,500 tents set up. These tents were huge and extravagant and offered luxurious from grand with feather beds, comfortable sitting areas and some with fountains of wine.
In 1520, 2,500 extravagant tents were set up for
the Field of the Cloth of Gold Summit
Glamping continued to grow in the 20th century as African safaris became a popular trend among the wealthy. Not willing to forgo the luxuries they were used to, the expeditions were furnished with swank tents with generators, folding baths, and luxury linens.
President Warren Harding, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford
Today, glamping is taking over the sustainable tourism and travel industry with Millennials as the driving force. Sixty percent of leisure travelers who reported they had gone glamping in the past two years are millennials or Gen Z generations with millennials making up the largest group at 48%.
Today’s glamper is looking for that one-of-a-kind experience that offers an extremely unique accommodation within an amazing setting and without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. Basically, they want to immerse in nature without the headache of setting up a tent and with the added luxuries associated with a 5-star resort hotel. Most importantly, glampers today are looking for an Instagramable experience.
Among the most popular accommodations for glamping in Canada are: Yurts, domes, pods, tiny houses, and tree houses. However, for glampers it’s not just about finding a unique accommodation. A glamping experience is also about the services and amenities that are available including Wi-Fi, equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, with great views in a laid-back atmosphere offering easily accessible activities.