As summer winds down many families are packing up their SUV's and jetting off for some weekend camping. Think that camping is not your thing? Then try glamping instead! Outdoor enthusiasts across the world are discovering glamping and combining the best aspects of camping with the comforts and amenities of a "stay-cation" at home. This guide is designed to show you how you can experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.
The term Glamping is derived from the words "camping" and "glamour", and is the seamless combination of the two - outdoor experiences melded with upscale amenities. For those who are tired of the usual beachy breaks and the urban hotel rooms, glamping is a must-try. So, pack your bags and experience the wilderness without leaving behind all the comforts of home.
Where To Glamp In Georgia
There is one main glamping site in Georgia, and a secondary site which opens for special events. Glamping Yurts in Pine Mountain, Georgia, offers innovative "tent-like" structures which have comfortable beds and climate controls so that you can enjoy glamping year-round. Each "tent" also has a sky light to allow you to fall asleep looking at the starts, while still within a perfectly temperate and bug-free space. The "Yurt Village" offers hotel-like amenities such as a swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness center!
You can read more about the two glamping options in Georgia, or find another option nearby by visiting Glamping Hub.
Some people may be reluctant to give up the hands-on aspect of traditional camping, but glamping doesn't have to be done at a hotel-style location. You can now purchase tents that have glamourous features beyond the conventional camping gear. Glamping Hub also offers information on luxury tent manufacturers and Pinterest offers some great ideas on luxury camping accessories. Take your camping experience into your own hands with the variety of upscale outdoor gear available these days.
What To Expect While Glamping
Okay, so maybe "glamourous" is a bit of a stretch. It's important to remember that while glamping you will be in the middle of nowhere similar to traditional camping. You are likely to hear the occasional strange noise at night, and the odd bug may be able to sneak into your glamping "tent". That being said, most people try glamping because they want to be closer to nature - so enjoy it!
What To Pack For Your Georgia Glamping Trip
Remember that on your glamping holiday it won't be as easy to pop over to the nearby convenience store and pick up that small item you forgot - so pack with care. Consider the weather when you are packing. Glamping in July? It's historically one of Georgia's rainiest months so don't forget to pack those Wellington boots and a waterproof jacket. The summer days are hot, but the temperature can drop to the 60s in the evening, so be sure to pack a sweater and hat as well. Take advantage of your remote surroundings and bring your hiking boots and camera for some daytime exploring.