If you love the idea of exploring the great outdoors but aren’t that excited about wearing the same clothes for days and sleeping on the ground, then luxury glamping is what you need. However, despite the name, it doesn’t mean that you will be served by butlers and drink water from crystal glass. Here follow 9 exciting facts about luxury glamping sites and glamping in general that will paint a nice little picture of the entire experience.
The McConaughey effect
In 2012, Matthew McConaughey turned his Texas ranch into a luxury glamping site. But it wasn’t for tourists, but the guests at his wedding. Reportedly, the tents were equipped with all sorts of amenities, and they all were air-conditioned.
Google takes notes
According To Google, the word “glamping” started to get some serious traction in 2007. Nowadays, there are several times more searches on that keyword compared with the volume in 2007 and a lot more topic related searches.
The first glampers
Glamourous camping dates all the way back to the days of Ghengis Khan. The famous conqueror that ruled most of the known world of that time stayed in extravagant tents featuring fancy carpets and silk panels. Later during the Ottoman Empire, it was the sultans that rolled in style with even more lavenderish tents.
Different types of glamping styles
Different luxury glamping sites often have different structures. Some of the best-known glamping structures are:
…and many more!
Glamping is eco-friendly
Glamping incorporates eco-friendly structures such as domes and igloos that are both energy efficient and are made from materials that can be easily recycled. Much attention is also given to the energy consumption of the glamping structures, as well as all the waste to be stored appropriately and disposed to recycling and waste management facilities.
A hot shower after a day of exploring
Glamping is all about giving you the opportunity to relax after a long hike. Some glamping sites even ofter jacuzzi and sauna to their guests. For many people, that’s way beyond what they get to enjoy in their homes.
Glamping can be found in the Oxford dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary describes glamping as “A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.” The word “glamping” originally comes from the UK and was first introduced in 2005. However, it waited for almost 11 years to be introduced in the Oxford Dictionary.
Glamping luxury levels
There is glamping, and then there is super luxurious glamping, with a staggering price range. It all depends on what’s included in the arrangement, the luxury site, the glamping structure, and so on. An overnight stay can cost you from a reasonable $50 and all the way to a thousand or more dollars. All dependant on the factors mentioned above.
Glamping sites with six stars
Glamping sites are given stars as same as hotels and hotel resorts. Garden Village Bled is a glamping site in Slovenia that was awarded six stars based on 150 criteria. The criteria were divided into six divisions:
- Integrated services
- Individual housing
- Sustainable policy
- Landscape architecture
A jury of international experts did the estimates. So far, it is the only glamping site with six stars in the world.