Luxury Camping: What is Glamping?
Glamping is a luxury type of camping that includes facilities and accommodation considered far more comfortable than traditional camping. It allows you to enjoy the freedom and closeness to nature that camping affords, without the uncomfortable aspects!
The idea of roughing it during a camping trip might sound appealing if it weren't for the insects and other creepy-crawlies, wild animals, sudden storms, leaking tents, smelly sleeping bags, and questionable food. For a number of people their first camping experience often becomes their last, but there is now a camping option growing in popularity: glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping.
Glamping offers the same exposure to the great outdoors as traditional camping, but the amenities found at the campsite - and in the tents themselves - far exceed anything most campers have ever experienced.
You'll get the best of camping:
- Direct access to the countryside
- Stories and chill-out time around the campfire
- The soothing sound of rain on your tent (occasionally!)
- Nature's peaceful soundtrack
- Time with family and friends
- Fresh air
Without the worst of camping:
- Lugging all that equipment
- Sleeping on lumpy ground
- Shivering (or sweating)
- That half-blown-up air mattress
- Sleeping bags, in general
- That not-so-waterproof tent when it rains
A brief history of glamping
Born from the early 21st Century a demand for UK holidays grew that provided a camping experience with a hotel twist. Known as 'luxury camping' it soon became known as 'glamping'. People often refer to glamping as 'posh camping' and 'comfortable camping'. Due to its rapid popular growth, glamping covers a huge array of accommodation options including yurts, teepees, treehouses, shepherd huts and much more. At LAnter and Larks' glampsites, we offer a glamping experience like no other. Luxury and comfort exclusive locations set in the heart of exquisite beauty and solitude. Somewhere you and your family or friends can enjoy each other's company and a little corner of your private heaven.
The benefits of glamping
Beside those already mentioned, glamping offers a lot more benefits:
Glamping has the luxuries of a hotel or home but is far more environmentally friendly. By choosing a glamping holiday, you are choosing an environmentally friendly holiday without sacrificing the niceties of a more traditional hotel.
Closer to nature
Just like traditional camping, if you're interested in glamping you clearly want to experience life closer to nature, without actually becoming a part of it! Glamping allows you to do just that. You can have a holiday experience that takes you into the wild, sharing your close environment with the beautiful living things we share our world with every day but seldom witness or reflect upon.
Time well spent with your family or friends
When you take yourself away from the normality of everyday life and share that experience with others without electricity, we naturally become closer. You laugh more than you would normally, you share thoughts and talk to each other more than normal, Being outside and being surrounded by the elements will provide the perfect catalyst to be closer with each other. Glamping at Lantern and Larks will be an unforgettable experience that will forge memories you and your fellow glampers will always remember and we suspect, have you visiting us time again.
Exploring is a natural human urge especially if you're glamping with kids. A glamping holiday will provide the chance to do just that in a safe environment but within one filled with adventurous opportunity. When was the last time you watched an Osprey catch a fish? Or perhaps built a dam and caught fish in a stream? Lantern and Larks lets you and your family do all this and much more. All you have to do is book your stay!
So the next time you reject the idea of a camping holiday, think again. Think Lantern & Larks.
The pleasure is in tents.