History of Glamping

Glamping maybe a buzzword that you may have noticed popping up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lately and you may be asking yourself, “what in the world is Glamping and where did this craze ever come from”?


Even though sleeping in unique accommodations may be new to some, people have been sleeping in all kinds of temporary semi-permanent structures such as tents and yurts for hundreds of years.


Some of the earliest records date back to the 1100s, Mongolian tribes would live in yurts during Genghis Khan reign, providing an ideal shelter from strong winds, precipitation, and sun.

They would stay in safari tents, often furnished with antique furniture, real beds, Persian rugs, and luxury bedding. These traveling guest were not so keen on leaving the luxury of their homes and so this style of luxury camp continued. Giving them the experience of spectacular views, nature and all the luxuries to accompany them.

The next date in history was around the 1900s when wealthy Europeans and Americans wanted a taste of luxury on their camping adventures to Africa.


This style of guest accommodations became more and more popular with groups of wealthy people, until nearly a hundred years later, where this trend has gained in popularity not only in the UK but within the USA as well, 2013 is when Glamping was truly established as a full-fledged luxury experience.


Glamping is a perfect blend of nature, luxury, and comfort!

You will find that there are various options to choose from when you decide to go Glamping.  Unlike traditional camping, you can choose to sleep in a treehouse atop a large tree in a forest, a romantic gypsy wagon in a green lush field, to a cosmic getaway underneath the vast evening sky in a bubble tent. There are so many options to choose from and booking sites available online to aid you to find the perfect glamping site for your stay.


Unlike traditional camping of popup tents, sleeping bags, and outhouses, glamping offers unique sleeping quarters, with real furnishings and running water available for their guest.

Some glamping site locations offer room service, adventure tours, spa packages and more. The next time you are traveling and looking to try something new and unique, try a Glamping!