Imagine someone else setting up your tent under the stars, sheathing your bed in luxury linens, building a fire for you, cooking a gourmet meal that you've specified, cleaning up, and then departing so you can enjoy the rest of the evening alone together... that's glamping.
If you've resisted going camping to avoid bugs, dirt, using nature as your bathroom, and having to cook for yourselves, going glamping will get you outdoors without having to deal with the unpleasantries.
Where to Go Glamping
Luxury resorts that possess large tracts of land are good prospects for glamping. At Montana's Resort at Paws Up, for example, couples can overnight in an oversize tent that comes complete with feather bed and camping butler who delivers and presents your meals.
Find Out More About Glamping
The following sources provide more information on glamping and where to experience it:
- Business Week: Glamping video
- USA Today: "Ditch the smelly sleeping bag and go glamping"
- Wisegeek: "What is glamping?
- ABC News: "Glamorous camping: Where wild meets refined"
- Rather rough it than go glamping? About.com's expert Guide to Camping can tell you everything you need to know about finding a campground, choosing gear, and cookouts.