What’s GLAMPING & where can I try it?!

In recent years, a new trend has emerged for those seeking an outdoor adventure without compromising on comfort: glamping. Combining the joys of camping with luxurious amenities, glamping has become a popular choice for nature enthusiasts and travelers who crave a unique and memorable experience. In this blog post, we will explore what glamping is all about, why it has gained immense popularity, and why it offers a delightful escape from the daily grind.

What is Glamping?

Glamping, a marriage of “glamorous” and “camping,” is a form of outdoor alternative accommodation that provides a luxurious and comfortable experience in the midst of nature. Unlike the camping experiences of your youth, which often involve pitching a tent and roughing it out, glamping offers a range of accommodations such as safari tents, yurts, treehouses, and even geodesic domes. These accommodations are equipped with modern amenities like comfortable beds, electricity, heating or cooling systems, bathroom amenities, and sometimes even Wi-Fi. It allows travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors while enjoying the comforts of a hotel.

What’s the BIG DEAL?

  1. Close to Nature, Without Sacrificing Comfort: Glamping strikes a perfect balance between reconnecting with nature and enjoying the comforts of modern life. It allows individuals to wake up to stunning landscapes, breathe in the fresh air, and listen to the soothing sounds of nature, all while enjoying cozy beds, plush furnishings, and sometimes even gourmet meals prepared by talented chefs.

  2. Unique and Diverse Accommodation Options: Glamping accommodations come in various forms, each with its own unique charm. From luxury tents nestled in the heart of a national park to secluded treehouses perched high above the forest canopy, there is something for everyone. This wide range of options allows travelers to find a style that suits their preferences and provides a memorable experience.

  3. Accessible to All: Glamping is not limited to seasoned campers or outdoor enthusiasts. It appeals to a broad range of individuals, including families, couples, and even solo travelers. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventurer seeking a unique experience, or simply someone looking to unwind and relax, glamping offers an accessible way to enjoy the great outdoors.

  4. Unforgettable Experiences: Glamping offers a gateway to extraordinary experiences. Imagine stargazing from the comfort of a luxurious bed, going on guided nature walks, engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, or wildlife spotting, or even indulging in spa treatments amid the serene natural surroundings. These experiences create lasting memories and allow travelers to connect with nature in a profound way.

  5. Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness: Many glamping sites are committed to eco-friendly practices, minimizing their environmental impact. From using renewable energy sources to employing sustainable construction materials, glamping accommodations often prioritize the preservation of the natural surroundings, allowing guests to enjoy nature responsibly.

Where can I try GLAMPING?

JET currently offers Glamping at 3 (soon to be 4) of its 7 unique, alternative lodging style properties. Pacific Dunes Resort, in Copalis Beach, Washington is the OG leader of the group, originating the lodging type in the area. Now, you can try Glamping in the Teton Valley at Teton Peaks Resort and even on the Mighty Bighorn in Montana, with Cottonwood Camp’s newly appointed Fish Camp Glamping. And *spoiler alert* as of September, you’ll be able to rest easy in a Tempur-Pedic bed beneath the stars out in Escalante Utah as well.

Glamping has revolutionized the way we experience the great outdoors. By blending the beauty of nature with the comforts of modern living, it offers a unique and enjoyable escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that isn’t your dad’s camping. The allure of waking up to breathtaking landscapes, indulging in luxurious amenities, and engaging in memorable outdoor activities has made glamping a sought-after choice for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. So, whether you seek tranquility, adventure, or simply a change of scenery, glamping promises an unforgettable journey where nature and comfort intertwine harmoniously.

In the world of glamping, you can have it all–the wild beauty of nature and the indulgence of a luxury getaway.