Glamping combines glamour and camping, and it allows one to experience all the close-to-nature goodness while still having access to creature comforts such as a comfortable bed and a climate-controlled space. Glamping is often done in a PleniSphere, a stylish, durable, nontoxic canvas home suitable for full-time or part-time use. Unlike a tent where one is roughing it, the PleniSphere’s 10-foot-high ceiling, ample windows and vertical walls are designed for luxurious comfort. It includes a bathtub, a queen-size bed, on demand hot water and air conditioning.
Karen and Mike Goins of Bella Green B&B, located in the Texas Hill Country, offer glamping opportunities in a PleniSphere, and they say that it can add more romance, comfort and joy to an outing. Services include a backup concierge host to ensure glampers have everything they need. The Goins also rent Tiny Houses and a guesthouse with a screened-in porch, and they’re a PleniSphere canvas homes dealer.
Glamping is believed to have originated in the United Kingdom around 2005. Lavish tents were often used in the Highlands when areas were hosting visiting royals. The tents provided privacy while emulating many of the provisions of their own home palace. Best practice modern-day glamping experiences blend a quality bed and breakfast-type experience with the best parts of traditional camping.
Bella Green Bed & Breakfast’s PleniSphere glamping also includes a private fire pit area, optional on-site massage services and organic artisan breakfasts that address all diets.
“It’s glamorous camping,” says Mike, “and at its core, there’s a single, unified goal: to enable those who enjoy the great outdoors a way to be fully immersed in nature without sacrificing everyday comforts.”
As an alternative bed and breakfast-type experience, glamping generally appeals to couples looking for something different, and want a special way to celebrate a honeymoon, a birthday, an anniversary or just to check a fun experience off their bucket lists.
Source: Bella Green B&B, 210-251-5766, Bella-Green.com.