“Glamping" is a term created to mean “glamorous camping." It refers to a type of camping trip that is elevated by an extra level of comfort offering a luxury outdoor experience. A glamping trip is a unique blend of outdoor adventure and luxurious touches of home. The idea is to have a peaceful and stress-free trip while still connecting with nature in a way you simply cannot get at a hotel. You can transform any normal camping site into a glamping experience, no matter your preferred way to camp.
KOA is any glamper's dream because of the wide variety of campsite and lodging options available, as well as the variety of campground features and amenities.
Traditional camping trips are exciting and adventurous, but sometimes campers want a little more luxury. Everyone can benefit from an ultra-relaxing getaway, but glamping is especially ideal for:
Glamping is also the perfect way to recharge after a long day of sightseeing, hiking or enjoying the outdoors. Imagine waking up each morning, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day's agenda.
KOA is proud to offer a number of convenient features and amenities that will help you get the most out of your glamping trip. At every KOA you have clean bathrooms with hot water, access to laundry facilities, playgrounds, access to the KOA store for last-minute items, KampK9® pet park, and friendly KOA staff to answer any questions you have.
Many KOA Campgrounds also offer additional features and amenities, including those shown on the right.
To inquire about campground-specific features or amenities, unique glamping options offered or pet policies, choose a KOA location and contact them for more information.Find a KOA
Each season has something unique to offer glampers:
To choose the best time to go glamping, consider what your ideal picture of comfort looks like. Is it cozying up with a mug of cocoa around a fire, or swimming in crystal lakes under the hot summer sun? Once you know what kind of trip you would like to have, reserve your stay ahead of time so you don't miss out on the perfect campsite.
Everyone should try glamping at least once — but chances are, once will not be enough. Glamping is an upscale, comfortable experience that combines luxury and the outdoors. It is something you cannot easily find elsewhere. If trying new things is your favorite pastime or craving a unique getaway, give glamping a try.
With a little bit of preparation, you can take your glamping trip from fun and memorable to extraordinary and unforgettable.
Follow these simple steps for stress-free planning:
When deciding what to bring on your glamping trip, you do not have to be too selective. Whereas a rustic camping trip may require you to fit all your items in a backpack or to carry tents or other items to and from your vehicle, glamping venues tend to be more easily accessible. All you have to do is pack your car or RV with the things you want and drive to your desired destination. Just like any other camping trip, there are several must-have items you should bring along, like firestarter and matches, flashlights and a first aid kit. However, when planning a glamping trip, there are some additional items to consider.
Check out this list of glamping gear — both essential and luxurious — to maximize your enjoyment during your glamping vacation:
As you plan your trip, follow these tips, tricks and glamping ideas for some inspiration:
There is no “right way” to go glamping — that is what makes it so much fun! That being said, there are a few things you can keep in mind as you decide the type of experience you want to have:
To help you plan the best glamping trip possible, KOA has several helpful resources, including the KOA Trip Planner, a breakdown of each lodging option and a collection of delicious camper-friendly recipes. Find a KOA near you or learn more tips for a memorable glamping experience.
Getting away and enjoying nature does not mean you have to rough it — unless you want to. When you camp at KOA, you have plenty of options to create your own perfect glamping adventure whether you're planning an extended vacation or the perfect weekend getaway. Choose from Camping Cabins or Deluxe Cabins, or find Teepees, Glamping Tents, Airstreams and other unique lodging options at some of our locations. Of course, you can also pitch your tent in one of our Tent Sites if that is more your style.
At each KOA Campground, you will have access to clean bathrooms with hot water, laundry facilities, a KOA Store and a KampK9 dog park for your dogs to run free — and with more than 500 locations throughout North America, you are sure to find a KOA near you. If you are ready to experience an unforgettable glamping trip, find a KOA today.
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