Top 3 Booking Sites for Your Next Glamping Trip

Planning your next summer vacation? Looking for something different and unique? Want to experience a new way to have an outdoor adventure?

We have listed the top three booking websites used by those wanting to go “glamping”.

GLAMPING.COM

They believe that travel transforms a person. With each destination listed you’ll find awe-inspiring scenery, luxury and a completely different way to see the world.
If you are looking for an unique adventure that meets your expectations, look no further. This website offers listings from North America, Europe, United Kingdom, South America, Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Central American and the Caribbean.

They have a collection of tents, villas, cabins, lodges, tipis and treehouses (just to name a few) that will inspire you to get out there, step off the beaten path and travel outside your norm.   

GLAMPINGHUB.COM

This website offers 32,000+ unique outdoor accommodations to book a stay at.

Their passion is to have a platform that offers guest a place to stay within nature that has style too, sleeping outdoors doesn’t have to be like yesterday’s “camping”.

This booking platform was released back in 2014 and they are still running stronger than ever. They offer over 27 different styles of Glamping in 115 countries.

So you will be sure to find just the right fit on just about any kind of budget.

While Airbnb offers more than just outdoor accommodations for guest to book a stay at, they offer some “Glamping” opportunities as well.

Whether its staying at an off-the-grid farmstay or a highly decorated bell tent, Airbnb isn’t left behind in the “Glamping” trend.

You will find anything from treehouses to bubble tents on Airbnb, as well as, traditional guest rooms, cabins and homes on this platform.

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7 Things To Consider When Booking Your Stay At A Glamping Site

One of the first things to consider prior to booking a stay at a glamping site, is whether you are a adventurous outdoorsy type who doesn’t mind roughing it a bit or are you just wanting to stay in an alternative accommodation with the comforts of a hotel room.

#1 What kind of accommodation is it?

To help reassure that you have a pleasant experience glamping, it will be important to have an idea of the kind of structure you will be staying in, especially during different times of the year and in different weather conditions.

And if the weather isn’t cooperative what alternative accommodations will be given to you during your stay or refunds.

Also, ask if the accommodation has air conditioning or heating for those times of year when the outdoor temperatures may be uncomfortable.

#2 Is there a reception area or a host on site?

Some glamping sites have a host on site 24/7 and some don’t, so be sure to find out.
And if not, ask them who and how to contact someone in case of an emergency or problem.

And be sure to find out their policies and procedures for check-in or check-out or if you have any special requests or needs.

#3 What kind of safety measures will be in place?

We can’t always predict unfortunate situations and it maybe one of the last things we think of when planning our next vacation or trip but being aware of what is and is not offered onsite can help you better prepare.

Find out if the glamping structure come with its own individual locks or is the whole premisses protected. What is made available to protect any valuables you may have with you.

Whether you are using a fire pit or hot tub each glamping site should have rules and guidelines to follow, along with emergency contact numbers and safety devices on site.

#4 Does the glamping site offer electricity, wifi or cell service?

Not every glamping site is created equal so these are some very important questions to ask. Some sites come fully powered, semi-powered (solar) and some not at all.

So if you need to stay connected it is extremely important to find out what is available to you and what is not.

#5 Is there anything I need to bring or does the glamping site offer it?

You might be surprised at the amenities that are provided at the glamping site. But to be sure I would suggest fully reviewing the site’s description online and asking the questions if need be.

You might even ask what general stores are nearby for you to purchase items that you might need or have forgotten to pack.

#6 Are Pets Allowed?

If you’re wanting to bring a pet with you on your glamping experience, make sure animals are allowed and there’s an area for them to relieve themselves.

If you’re not an animal person, find out whether you can expect to see other people’s pets at the site, and if there’s on- or off- leash policy.

#7 What type of bathroom facilities will I have, private or will I be sharing it with others?

Again, not all glamping sites are created equal! Some glamping sites offer their guest their own bathroom facilities while others may have you sharing with other guest.

You may find that you have a bathroom with running water, toilet and a hot shower, just like a hotel room while others have a more primitive camping style to them.

Doing a little research prior to your glamping trip can go a long ways for sure.

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History of Glamping

Glamping maybe a buzz word that you may have noticed popping up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lately and you may be asking yourself, “what in the world is Glamping and where did this craze ever come from”?

Even though sleeping in unique accommodations may be new to some, people have been sleeping in all kinds of temporary semi-permanent structures such as tents and yurts for hundreds of years.

Some of the earliest records date back to the 1100s, Mongolian tribes would live in yurts during Genghis Khan reign, providing an ideal shelter from strong winds, precipitation, and sun.

They would stay in safari tents, often furnished with antique furniture, real beds, Persian rugs, and luxury bedding. These traveling guest were not so keen on leaving the luxury of their homes and so this style of luxury camp continued. Giving them the experience of spectacular views, nature and all the luxuries to accompany them.

The next date in history was around the 1900s when wealthy Europeans and Americans wanted a taste of luxury on their camping adventures to Africa.

This style of guest accommodations became more and more popular with groups of wealthy people, until nearly a hundred years later, where this trend has gained in popularity not only in the UK but within the USA as well, 2013 is when Glamping was truly established as a full-fledged luxury experience.

Glamping is a perfect blend of nature, luxury, and comfort!

You will find that there are various options to choose from when you decide to go Glamping.  Unlike traditional camping, you can choose to sleep in a treehouse atop a large tree in a forest, a romantic gypsy wagon in a green lush field, to a cosmic getaway underneath the vast evening sky in a bubble tent. There are so many options to choose from and booking sites available online to aid you to find the perfect glamping site for your stay.

Unlike traditional camping of popup tents, sleeping bags, and outhouses, glamping offers unique sleeping quarters, with real furnishings and running water available for their guest.

Some glamping site locations offer room service, adventure tours, spa packages and more. The next time you are traveling and looking to try something new and unique, try a Glamping!

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Thinking about starting a Glamping Business in the USA?

The glamping business future is a “bright one” in the USA. Weekender’s and tourists are choosing to stay closer to home rather than booking a trip to a foreign destination.

Weekend Trips

With the right space, whether it’s large or small, it can be turned into a profitable “glamping site”.

There have been a variety of glamping business models that have been proven to be very successful. And in fact, one of the best-kept secrets in this industry is that some of those models can achieve a return on investment and pay for their set up costs anywhere within the first few months of launching, which is quite a bold claim for any new business.

Unique & Affordable Bubble Tents by Bubble Huts LLC

It offers an exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for a profitable business to start, which also brings benefits to their lifestyle as they are able to spend more time outside with less stress and more control over their future.

A benefit of starting a Glamping business are many, but specifically, it helps to diversify income generated from a piece of land and can be run alongside an existing business you may have.

And with the use of Airbnb’s popularity and booking platform, it makes a glamping business owners ability to begin booking guests to stay at their site.

Two popular sites that we recommend for business owners to use are Airbnb and the Glamping Hub online booking platform.

New businesses have the tools and knowledge available to them now, allowing them to learn quickly, build confidence, avoid pitfalls and jump ahead of the competition.

I recommend this book The “Ultimate Glamping Business Guide” written by S. Riley.


From my experience of helping new glamping businesses launch into the USA market, I have identified key areas that lead them to success.

One crucial factor is to remain unique and refrain from copying what everyone else is doing. Be original, use your imagination, create your site to be a place where you would want to spend an extended weekend or vacation at.

After all, that’s the beauty of a Glamping business: it comes in many different forms and fits different traveling budgets.

A satisfied customer will keep coming back for more and are more than happy to share with all of their friends and family members about their experience at your glamping business site. And let us not forget the power of social media!

If you have considered starting your own Glamping Business, consider using a High-Quality American-made Bubble Tent. Contact us for more details or visit our website at www.bubblehuts.com

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Bubble Tents & Bathrooms

Bubble Tents made into Mini Hotel Suites

High quality bubble tents can be used to create a mini hotel room for your guest to spend the nigh in. Having running water inside one of these tents isn’t impossible when you work directly with a reputable, trusted and preferred bubble tent manufacturer like Bubble Huts LLC. 

The knowledgeable and experienced staff a Bubble Huts LLC will be more than happy to answer your questions and to assist you with the design and layout of a tent you purchase from them.  

See what other “Glamping Site” owners have done with their bubble tents. 

Obviously your startup budget and the style of site you are going to have, will probably be the deciding factor in your decisions. The great news is, no matter your budget there is a bathroom design that can work for you. 

Its possible to have running water inside the tents.

 
Some have elaborate setups, while others go with the more simplistic bathrooms.

There are a few things to consider when setting up a private bathroom within a bubble tent. 

  • How many rooms will your bubble tent have? 
  • How large do I want the bathroom to be?
  • Will the bathroom includes a toilet, sink/vanity, shower or bathtub?
  • Will the site have running water and sewage?
  • Will the bubble tent be placed on decks?
  • What type of flooring will be in those tents?
Shower Room
Sink/Vanity with Toilet 

For glamping sites without running water or sewage, you can use a composting toilet or dry electric one. And a hand-washing basin with a water dispenser as seen in the photo below.

You can find plenty of ideas and options in creating a private bathroom for your guest that can fit any budget.

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Bison Peak Glamping Site Offers Bubble Tents to Guest!

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Bubble Tents in Colorado

Bison Peak is one of a kind “glamping” site with a mission to help others

They believe that nature and recreation can be a “healing source” to those in need, especially when facing the issue of “PTSD”. Their mission is to partner with organizations that offer veterans and first responders therapy that remedies the effects of the PTSD.

PTSD is a disorder in which the person affected may experience fear or extreme anxiety even if there is no immediate threat present. It is developed as a result of traumatic and occasionally life-threatening experiences. PTSD dramatically impacts the daily lives of affected individuals as well as their families. Due to their line of work, first responders and war veterans are more often exposed to traumatic experiences, and therefore more at risk of suffering from PTS

Bison Peak Lodge facilities enhance partner organizations’ ability to serve those in need.

Whether fly fishing, hiking or strumming a guitar around a fireplace, we create a rejuvenating and memorable experience for every guest.

They have plenty of onsite activities to keep anyone busy, both young and old. Activities include Archery, Badminton, Fly Fishing, Frisbee Golf, Hiking, Hunting, Music, Painting, Sand Box, Snow Shoeing, Stargazing, Mountain and Road Biking and other activities. 

Their guest has various accommodations to choose from, bubble tents provided by Bubble Huts LLC is just one of them. 

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Bison Peak Lodge Glamping Site 
  • Tipis
  • Tent Camping
  • Conestoga Cabins
  • Bubble Tents
  • Tree Tents
  • Lodge Rental

Bison Peak Lodge in Colorado has partnered with both  501(c)3 non-profits, 
Challenge America and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

If you would like more information about the Bison Peak Lodge or how you can partner with them, contact them at info@bisonpeakglamping.com

 http://www.bisonpeakglamping.com

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Luxury Camps

 

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Glamping has taken on its very own category in the travel industry. What had started out as a trend in Europe has turned into a full-blown phenomenon that is reaching all across the globe.

Glamping is a combination of the great outdoors and luxury similar to that of a 5-star hotel. There are different habitats and levels of luxury one can actually choose from for their traveling experience.

brown wooden bridge in the forest

Glamping allows travelers to connect with nature in their own way, and some Glamping sites are pushing the limits of how these travelers experience natural landscapes in comfort.

white canopy tent near coastline

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Glamping sites range anywhere from a simple canvas tent set up in a wooded forest to an Ice Hotel in Sweden.

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There multiple styles and destinations a traveler can choose from and websites to help you find what you are looking for.

The most popular places to do a search would be on http://www.glampinghub.com, http://www.glamping.com or http://www.airbnb.com are the three search platforms I would recommend to you.

 

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