What exactly is glamping?

Glamping is a new trend in the world of leisure and tourism that combines the outdoor experience with ease and comfort. It is a new way of being in the wild, but without giving up the comfort of a good bed. This new type of camping is an ideal alternative and compromise for those who want the serenity of the woods while still having access to vital utility services. In this article, we tell you what glamping is and its benefits.  

What is glamping?

Glamping is a combination of camping and luxurious accommodation. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among millennials who enjoy the added convenience of having modern amenities while roughing it outdoors. The accommodations are usually decorated with good taste and are equipped with large and comfortable beds, a bathroom, Wi-Fi, and other essential amenities to spend a luxurious time in the woods with all the comforts of home.  

Are glamping and camping the same?

Glamping and camping are similar, yet very different. While traditional camping limits itself to a simple tent and a sleeping bag, glamping involves more comfort and luxury. What are considered glamping accommodations include camper vans, RVs, luxurious tents, and small cabins in the woods. The words that could define glamping are glamour, comfort, and nature. Glamping is increasingly appreciated by those who seek to be in contact with nature. The price of glamping accommodations per night is reasonable, typically around $300 per night. Explore activities for your glamping experience  

Types of glamping

The different types of glamping accommodations offered can be found in different ecosystems, such as in boreal forests, jungles, deserts, mountainous areas, beaches, and even national parks. Here are examples of glamping experiences:
  • Eco lodge
  • Camping van
  • RV
  • Luxurious tent

Eco lodge

Eco lodges are eco-friendly by design, and they have become a staple of ecotourism. In short, they are minimalist luxury cabins with a surprisingly low ecological impact. Even the construction of the cabins is made of sustainable materials, and the choice of ecological and biological maintenance products further reduces the carbon footprint of these glamping accommodations. The need for amenities is met but without excess.

Camping van

These motorized vehicles provide both transport and sleeping accommodation. Camping vans are closer to the comforts of home and require less of a hassle than a traditional camping trip. Many camping sites have spaces dedicated to camping vans to optimize the glamping experience of these campers.


RV stands for recreational vehicles. They are a type of glamping since these vehicles provide their owners with many amenities found at home, such as running water. An RV can be towed, driven, or built into the bed of your truck. They differ from camping vans due to their bigger size, and they usually have their own toilets.

Luxurious tent

There are many types of glamping tents including yurts, bell tents, cabin tents, and teepee tents. The real beauty of these tents is that they are already set up for use, unlike traditional camping. Discover Laö Cabines’ magical location  

Benefits of glamping

The benefits of glamping stem from the fact that these accommodations offer the comforts of home in the wild:
  • You don’t need extensive camping gear
  • Ideal to get used to camping
  • Travel by bike, bus, or train
  • Arrive, unpack, and enjoy
  • Private bathroom
  • Weather resistant

You don’t need extensive camping gear

If you decide to spend a glamping vacation, you won’t have to buy any equipment, nor will you have to carry equipment with you or assemble it. You simply have to rent a glamping accommodation, which will be ready for use, similarly to a hotel room. There are all kinds of glamping styles: from simpler and unpretentious accommodation to more glamorous accommodation with a living room, bathroom, air conditioning, a king-size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Ideal to get used to camping

The asceticism of traditional camping isn’t for all, and the different types of glamping permit to mitigate the need for comfort that certain campers desire. Whether it be a young couple initiating their toddler to camping, or someone who requires reliable access to electricity and Wi-Fi, glamping makes it possible to accommodate modern needs.

Travel by bike, bus, or train

By not having to carry any special equipment, which is usually heavy and cumbersome, you can easily travel by bike, bus, or train, saving you the stress of having to drive. Using these modes of transport is an alternative way of adventuring that is also eco-friendly.

Arrive, unpack and enjoy

Glamping is actually almost like staying in a hotel. The only thing you have to do when you arrive at the location is check-in, settle into your accommodation, unpack and enjoy your glamping vacation. There is no need to set up the tent, maneuver the caravan or set up tables and chairs. When you arrive at the place, everything is ready for you to start your glamping trip.

Private bathroom

Many people are not very enthusiastic about traditional camping because they dislike the idea of having to share showers and toilets, or worse, having to relieve themselves outdoors. With glamping accommodations this problem disappears: luxury glamping accommodations usually have a private bathroom with running water.

Weather resistant

Glamping accommodations are resistant to any type of weather. They withstand strong winds, rain, storms, snow, or hail. If a storm hits, you won’t have to rush to cover all your stuff or wake up in the middle of the night completely drenched. Additionally, you won’t have to worry that the only thing protecting you from wildlife is the fine piece of fabric of traditional camping tents. Offer a glamping experience as a gift  

Want to experience a great glamping experience?

Laö Cabines offers innovative ecotouristic glamping accommodations all year long. Laö Cabines is surrounded by the Brais Lake nature reserve and Mont Orford national park. The various glamping accommodations we offer take into account these pristine natural environments. Each watercourse and wetland near the accommodations have been identified and are protected to preserve the natural diversity of plants and animal species. Plan your journey