The Earthy Luxury of Glamping is Far Superior to Staying in a Hotel

By Hari Seddon Jul 31, 2023

Glamping is more eco-friendly than staying in a hotel. 

There’s no denying that hotels are convenient. They offer a range of amenities and services- who doesn’t love room service?! However, they also have some major downsides: They use a LOT more energy than your average home, which means if they don’t have a green source of gas and electricity they contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that add to climate change.

Glamping can be both spontaneous and planned .

If you’re planning a trip, you can book a glamping site in advance. But if it’s last-minute, a lot of sites have availability on the day from unexpected cancellations. You can also just show up and find out whether there are any spots available at that time (although we wouldn’t suggest doing that unless you’re bringing your own tent)

Glamping is a great way to make the most of your holiday time. 

You don’t have to plan ahead, but you can if you want to. If you’re looking for an active holiday that includes hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, glamping can provide a home base where you can relax at night and rest up for tomorrow’s adventures. You’re likely to be at the foot of the mountain you plan to climb, or a short walk away from the beach, or two fields away from the horses you’re going to ride.

Glamping supports smaller businesses.

Staying in hotels gives your money to large chains, whereas with glamping you get to support smaller local businesses. Small businesses will often support other small businesses- and are more likely to be involved in the local community. They will support local artisans, farmers, and suppliers, contributing to the overall economic growth of the region. We know of many glampsites that have shops selling local produce, or even have a welcome hamper of local items, which is the perfect example of this.

Glamping is more peaceful than a hotel stay

Glamping, more often than not, is a more tranquil, off-the-grid experience. It won’t be back to the dark ages, with many sites having electricity in tents as well as facilities like hot tubs and solar showers, and you’ll likely still have phone service if you can’t quite wrap your head around a full disconnect.

You get to get back to nature, away from traffic and crowds. No hustle and bustle, no pinging of the lift every 5 minutes and no noisy party goers shouting down your hallway in the small hours! 

Glampsites rarely offer the amount of beds a hotel does, which allows for a more personalized and intimate vibe. We think this creates a sense of exclusivity and privacy, which definitely is a plus.

Glamping allows you to bring your furry babies

When holidaying with animals, the pet-friendliness of hotels can vary widely. In general, glamping sites tend to be more accommodating to pets compared to hotels. That’s the advantage of being situated in natural settings where your four-legged friends can enjoy the outdoors freely!

Glamping sites by their very nature are areas with ample space for furry family members to roam and explore. Dogs, in particular, can enjoy the open spaces and natural surroundings. 

Please note, not all glamping sites are pet-friendly, and it's essential to check the specific policies of each location before making a reservation. Some glamp sites may have rules regarding pets, such as leashing requirements or restrictions on leaving pets unattended.

Feel free to send this blog to a friend who is still on the fence about glamping!

Not sure of what to pack for your trip? Read our blog here to help get your packing list started. Thinking of glamping with kids? Here’s why it’s a great idea.

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