If you’ve got a major social occasion coming up, be it a big birthday bash or perhaps a wedding day, there can be any number of major decisions you need to make. In the case of a birthday, you may be wondering how to mark the occasion; do you settle for the standard night out in town with your mates, or do you have the urge to try something a little more adventurous? In the case of a wedding, you may be wondering where to host the big reception itself and likewise where your friends and family from across the country are going to stay? The answer to both of these questions could very well be Glamping.
Don’t let the thought of camping turn you off!
Now I know what you’re thinking, that’s a word that sounds alarmingly too similar to “camping” for your tastes. Maybe in your younger days a night spent under the stars, snuggled up in a sleeping bag as a disconcertingly thin tent protects you from the elements seemed slightly more enticing. Perhaps you went to festivals and for you camping is forever associated with being cold, wet and most of all extremely uncomfortable.
This would of course be a far cry from the relaxing haven you would want if you are out seeing the world to celebrate a birthday, or likewise if you’re accommodating guests to your pending nuptials. Well, set all such fears aside, because Glamping is a far cry from the camping nightmares you may remember, and could well force you to reassess your stance on it altogether.
A touch of glamour
Glamorous Camping, or Glamping for short, allows you to blend the sociable and outdoorsy elements of camping, with the luxury of a top-class hotel. Gone are the days of lost ground pegs and wafer-thin camping mats, be prepared for cosy huts, picturesque pods and spacious tipis. There are a great range of different glamping methods available in fact, stemming from large lodges and huts, to trailers, domes, cabins, yurts and even treehouses. Each one offers something slightly different ranging wildly in both size, amenities and price.
Camping purists may scoff, but Glamping is a glorious opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing any home comforts. Tipis especially are an increasingly popular option, coming complete with mattress, lines, bedside tables and even a lamp. It’s in effect a snug home from home, set up and waiting for you when you arrive.
Glamping is the perfect answer to any planned getaways here in the UK this year. No need to be put off experiencing the great British countryside because of our ever unreliable weather; with Glamping you can ensure there always a restful retreat waiting for you to return to and a good night’s sleep ahead.
Equally, if you are planning a wedding and are looking for a chic countryside vibe, then it’s well worth looking into events and wedding marquees and tipis to let you bring a touch of glamping to the occasion. It’s always difficult to ensure guests who have travelled long distances have somewhere close, affordable and comfortable to stay after the wedding so Glamping provides the perfect solution.
Disclosure: A collaborative post.