HOTEL BUZZ: Glamping Goes Wild

Go Glamping is a British luxury camping online directory where you will find the best yurts, teepees, safari tents, airstream caravans in America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In these economically challenging times, it’s good to know that there are still some cool and fun places out there that we can afford to stay at, whether you are looking for a renovated shepherd’s hut at the bottom of a field, an ecopod on set up in a wildflower meadow on an organic farm, a traditional hand painted Mongolian yurt, named Seren and Heddwch, or a simple wooden wigram. At Go Glamping there is something for everyone, including the luxury end of market. In England, Camp Kerala – described by Vogue magazine as “unquestionably one of the most glamorous places to be in the UK” – runs at £8,000 for a weekend in a shikar tent, originally designed for use by the maharajah of Jodhpur and filled with Rajasthani furnishings and duck-down duvets.

Glamping has been growing in popularity over the past two to three years, says Garri Rayner, who created goglamping.net in 2007. “To date it has been seen as quite extravagant, with a lot of expensive places, but that’s really changing now. It can be low-cost, and there is something for everyone from every walk of life.” Several upmarket hotels have joined the glamping craze and are offering a five-star twist to traditional holiday accommodation with treehouses, teepees and yurts set up on their manicured lawns, but if all else fails, you can always set up a tent in your own backyard and just pretend you are somewhere else… just like in the good old days.

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  1. TeePee Tent on December 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    This is indeed a glamorous teepee tent. Just like a hotel experience in the woods.

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