For many people, glamping is the ultimate way to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and regain their touch with nature, in a way that is new, creative and modern. Glamping is also hugely popular because, for many, it is much less hassle than camping – the thought of having to dig out the old tent from the loft and pitch it up in a field somewhere being too much for many!
This fact is even more important in the winter months when vacationing outside can lead to some chilly nights and cold toes. As we struggle through the cold nights, the hardships of an adventure holiday can almost lead us to forget why we’re on holiday in the first place: to strengthen our ties to the world and the people around us that can become weak in the sea of modern living.
Glamping is the perfect way to get away from it all, while still keeping the essentials you need to enjoy your holiday. Take a look at this guide to make sure you get the most out of your winter glamping trip!
Check the Heating
Holidays often invoke memories of shirts and shorts and sunny days stretching into beautiful sunsets. However, even if you arrive at your glamping holiday location on a sunny afternoon, the chances are that by the time that sunset passes the temperature will drop quickly. This is why it’s essential that one of the first things you do, before and when you arrive, is check the heating arrangements for your spot.
Most glamping locations will supply some form of heat for your stay, but it’s important to check what kind of heating it is. Some may have modern heating equipment that looks after itself, but if you have a wood burning stove or equivalent, then we would recommend asking the owner of the spot for their recommendations on how best to use it. Also, it’s worth double-checking to make sure you have enough wood for a cold night!
Bring Suitable Clothing
As we previously mentioned, just because you dream of wearing shorts by the sea doesn’t mean that you won’t, at some point, be crying out for a big, woolly jumper to wrap yourself in. Be wary of what the weather could do and make sure you pack appropriately for your trip. Don’t be scared to bring your wellies – you might be thankful for it in the end!
It is also worth finding out what is provided by the owner of the glamping spot. For example, some places may give you a set of towels whereas others will expect you to bring your own. Find out before you begin packing to avoid any unwanted journeys to the local supermarket.
Love the Hot Tub
One of the best things you can hope for during any winter glamping holiday is access to a hot tub, especially when they are outdoors. Glamping with a hot tub is, for many, the epitome of holiday luxury – images of steam pouring out over the snow-covered ground underneath something that you dream of before your trip. Using the hot tub in the winter months is a truly unique experience that we’re sure you’ll love!
Check the Local Attractions
While glamping is an excellent way to unwind and detach yourself from the world for a few days, if you have a more extended stay then there will likely come a time when you will want to venture out of your little spot of heaven and indulge with the locals. A lot of glamping locations are in tourist hotspots that are busiest in the summer, so you may find that some of the local attractions are not open as frequently when you visit in the winter. Check the local board before your trip and consider planning in advance your days and evenings out in the local town to avoid disappointment!
These are just a few helpful hints to make sure you get the most out of your winter glamping experience. However, glamping in its purest form is such a wonderful experience that we’re sure you will enjoy your stay regardless of where and when you decide to take the leap!