If the idea of camping is simply not glamorous to you, finally there is a solution—behold glamping. More glamorous than camping, but just as close to nature, glamping allows you and your family to experience the outdoors from the comfort of your upscale accommodations. While glamping is not quite roughing it, it is also not like staying at a hotel. Perhaps its mix of rough and tumble with comfort is what leads it to be criticized by both…camps. “Derided by hardcore campers and snubbed by some luxury travelers who say they’d ‘never camp’, the idea has been embraced by many who see the eco-friendly benefits of camping and the budgetary advantages to mixing a traditionally free activity with a more luxe vacation,” writes McLean Robbins in Gadling.
Specialized glamping resorts are now cropping up around rugged, bucolic, and picturesque parts of the world, bringing a level of service and assistance in what used to be a maverick operation. Regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, here are 15 glamping ideas that can make the outdoors more chic on your next trip.
1. Extra Large Tents
Providing extra large tents suitable for entire families, the resort at Paws Up in Missoula, Montana will set you up in a 950-ft. square tent, accommodating up to 6 people.
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