Spring, summer, fall, or winter – it’s never a bad time to go glamping. Whether you’re a first-timer or you have a few adventures under your belt, we’ve compiled a list of must-haves that you may not have thought about. First thing’s first, you may be wondering: ‘what is glamping?’ Well, by its very definition glamping is a form of, you guessed it, camping – that involves accommodations and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. (Source) So if the mountains are calling you, but you’re not all about that tent life and instead prefer the coziness of a cabin complete with running water and electricity, glamping is the name of the game.
Your Drink of Preference: There is truly nothing more relaxing than sitting by a campfire, or in a jacuzzi, sipping on your favorite wine surrounded by nature. Honestly, you won’t know until you try it. But don’t forget to bring a fine bottle of wine to complete the experience.
Charcuterie. Whether you’re camping or glamping, a person needs snacks. Basically, snacks make everything better. Charcuterie covers the basic food groups: sweet and savory, and it’s a high-end snack that fits the glamping experience.
Face wipes, moisturizer, chapstick. Just because you’re roughing it (a little) doesn’t mean you should skip out on skincare, as any sort of travel tends to dry out your skin. Your face will thank you for bringing moisturizer, face wipes, and chapstick.
Books. Whether you like a hardback, paperback, or an e-reader, take a stack of those books you’ve been meaning to get to, cozy up in a hammock or overstuffed chair, and crack open a book. Finally, you can get the much-needed peace and quiet to finish that book you’ve been reading for months.
Phone bank and charger. Unlike camping, glamping means you don’t have to deal with letting your phone die or trying to savor every last bit of charge, just charge it as you need to!
A fan. While you won’t be completely out in nature, you’re still going camping, and depending on the season, it can get pretty hot and humid. Are you the type of person that can’t fall asleep without the sounds of a fan? Because same, so pack it up. The whole point of glamping is to be as accommodated as possible.
Firestarters. Okay, hear us out. Starting a fire can be super frustrating and we’re not all about that life while we’re glamping, so don’t hesitate to take some firestarters to get the flames going a little faster.
Toilet paper. We’re saving the best (or most important) for last: Most cabins will supply this, but toilet paper isn’t something to gamble with. Pack a couple of extra rolls and worst-case scenario, you have extra toilet paper.