Glamping is a Growing Trend

If you’ve never heard the term “glamping”, it’s a mashup of glamour and camping which promises the luxuries of a more traditional vacation, but in a beautiful, natural outdoor setting. It’s the sweet spot for those who don’t own camping gear, but want to unplug and connect to nature. Whether or not glamping is for you, it has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

America Outdoors reports:

“Glamping as a global trend has grown exponentially since the term gained momentum in the UK and Europe in 2007. reports that web-searches for the term ‘glamping’ increased around this time, and have only risen in recent years. In 2016, the word ‘glamping’ was formally added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and today, glamping businesses are established int he UK and Europe.”

Here in the US, 2018 recorded the highest number of Americans who camped at least once that year. With COVID-19 prevalent in our lives, the camping industry is continuing to grow as a safer alternative to vacation. But the fastest-growing generation of campers are Millenials and they are changing the trend. Millennials want a unique and authentic experience, and they are driving the “glamping” trend. Whether it’s a yurt, cabin, safari tent or other structure, glamping is booming and is here to stay.

Outdoor Adventures wants to serve this younger generation and introduce camping to those who haven’t experienced it before. We are introducing Safari tents at our resorts. We have four at our Kalamazoo Resort, one at our Saginaw Bay Resort in Standish, and one at our Mt. Pleasant Resort. We hope to expand and add more to our other resorts in the future.

In our Safari tents, you don’t have to worry about packing much. We provide a queen bed, sleeper sofa that flattens to a single bed, linens and pillows, table and 2 chairs, fan, lighting, power strip for 20 amp service, 2 Adirondak chairs, firepit, grill and picnic table. Check out this video clip to see inside one.

We are excited to offer this luxury camping experience for our members. Happy camping!

  1. Anita July 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! What is the cost to camp in one of these?

  2. Kristen Squires July 23, 2020 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Thanks Anita! They are pretty cool. 🙂 For our members, they are $65/night. They include a queen bed, futon that flattens into a single bed, linens and more as you can read above. Thanks!

  3. Julia Small July 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    How do you become a member and are there other locations besides Michigan?

    • Kristen Squires August 3, 2020 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Hi Julia! Thanks for your interest in Outdoor Adventures! We do have affiliate resorts in Ohio and New York. You can read more about them here: Our members do have other travel program options as well. To learn more about our memberships, please call us at 888-871-9953. The hours to call are Mon-Thur, 9 am – 7 pm and Fri, 9 am – 2 pm. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!

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