Trend Alert: ‘Glamping’ Offers a Stylish Summer Respite
Following a stormy winter, predictions are that summer 2014 will be one of the hottest on record. With many still feeling the economic pinch, one expert predicts that an unprecedented number of holidaymakers will pack up their possessions and opt for a luxury stay under canvas rather than budget for a hotel as glamping becomes the hottest travel trend of the decade.
The Founder of the Inspired Camping company, Sarah Riley, said Glamping–a portmanteau for glamorous camping–has contributed to a return to outdoor holidays, in recent years. “We’ve seen many camping trends come and go, but none are as persistent as glamping”, said Riley. “Venues smooth off the rough edges of camping to create a quirky, outdoor experience for families, without fuss.”
Inspired Camping expects the trend for comfort camping to continue to grow exponentially and is responding to this with the creation of a unique online Glamping business course to help those new to the scene to immerse themselves in the joy of life under canvas. “The recession drew attention back to camping and there was a resurgence in this type of holiday. As financial security returns; consumers know what they want and are looking for something special.”
One property that knows a thing or two about glamping is The Ranch at Rock Creek—an all-inclusive luxury ranch resort in Montana that is nothing short of spectacular. This unique property was, in fact, one of the very first American luxury accommodations purveyors in the glamping category. The destination boasts multiple rustic-chic canvas cabins up to 810 square feet replete with creature comforts, including kitchenettes, fireplaces and soaking tubs, along with a myriad of luxe amenities and western-style adventure that makes glamping with family, friends or a loved one truly unforgettable. Whether glampers fancy a relaxing treatment at the ranch’s Granite Spa after a sumptuous lunch, a horseback ride amid a spectacular Montana sunset, nature hikes, stagecoach rides, sipping cocktails in the saloon, lounging pool or Jacuzzi-side, or indulging in world-class, regionally inspired cuisine for dinner, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers all of this and more amid breathtaking vistas unique to this region of the United States.
Glamping is a hot topic, and with this year set to turn up the temperature gauge, scores of sightseers are expected to spend summer funds on this type of specialist excursion rather than more traditional travel packages.
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