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What Is Glamping? The Luxurious Way To Camp

What Is Glamping? The Luxurious Way To Camp

You’ve probably heard the term glamping before, even if you’ve never camped. It has become something of a pop culture reference, eliciting visuals of big flowing tents and queen-sized mattresses. You get to be part of nature while you’re traveling… while still being able to take a shower.


We’re not really sure about the whole “glamping” thing, but we do know that we love to explore the great outdoors and we like to do it in comfort in a Bowlus travel trailer. If you’re looking for a destination that’s worthy of your beautiful trailer, read on for some suggestions. 


Why Choose A Travel Trailer?


Many people looking for luxury choose to do their camping using a travel trailer. While luxury tents do exist, travel trailers allow you to ramp up the luxury even further. No longer will you have to rely on finding a campground with shower facilities or spend endless amounts of money on local restaurants with the same types of food. You’ll have that all right in front of you, and air conditioning, with no hotel required.


Travel trailers, especially the luxury ones like our Endless Highways edition, often come with high-end amenities that rival even the nicest hotel. Imagine going camping and still being able to take a long, hot shower whenever you want or being able to cook a fancy meal in your own kitchen. 


Many Bowlus owners choose to use their Bowlus off grid, but if you’re looking for a few more amenities, you can make your trip even better by choosing to visit a luxury RV resort. This lets you explore the great outdoors while still experiencing all the comfort, serenity and privacy of a five-star hotel. There are plenty of resorts that cater specifically to people traveling by RV; we’ll get into those in more detail in a bit.


Other ways to camp in comfort without a travel trailer include booking a rental. You can stay in a yurt (a permanent, circular tent-like structure), a tiny house, a cabin, etc. Luxury rentals exist to help accommodate a wide range of budgets and are located all across the country to allow you to get into nature where you want to. However, since you don’t own these spaces, you can’t personalize them the way that you would a Bowlus travel trailer.


What Is Usually Included With A Luxury RV Resort?


While all luxury RV resorts are different and offer different amenities, they all have a few common components.

  • Full hookups (water, electric, etc.)
  • WiFi
  • Pull through parking spaces


Some resorts even come with concierge service, where employees of the resort will clean your tanks, fill the trailer up with gas and propane, etc. This is an excellent service to look for when booking, and a perfect example of the ease that this style of camping can provide.


Other common luxury amenities found at RV resorts can include:

  • Swimming pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Workout areas
  • Clubhouses
  • Restaurants
  • Spas
  • Tennis courts


You should also verify before reserving a spot at a luxury RV resort that they don’t have an age restriction. Some resorts are for those over the age of 55, often called “active lifestyle” resorts. 


Where Are Some Of The Top Luxury RV Destinations?


There are many luxury resorts that cater specifically to those with their own travel trailers, so you can take your Bowlus on an adventure. Here are just a few of our favorites.


Bella Terra of Gulf Shores Luxury RV Resort In Foley, Alabama


Bella Terra is one of the most popular luxury RV resorts in the country, not only for its amenities but also for its location minutes away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the US, the Alabama Gulf Coast. 


When you’re not enjoying the comforts of your travel trailer (on one of their oversized lots), the resort offers a 6000 square foot clubhouse, a stocked lake, an infinity pool, and exercise facilities. It’s a real community, full of people who return year after year due to the luxury experience that the resort provides. 


Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort On Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


Hilton Head is already known as one of the most popular, upscale places on the East Coast. The Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort continues that tradition, with over 50 acres of wooded resort space, just steps from all the excitement that the island has to offer. 


The resort also offers day trips that you can take, allowing guests to visit nearby Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, among other destinations. It’s a great experience that will make you want to come back year after year. 


Tiger Run Resort In Breckenridge, Colorado


Not only can you park your travel trailer at Tiger Run, but you can also rent a cabin. The resort features all of the amenities you could want with a luxury resort and is located in the perfect spot for those looking to explore the Rocky Mountains. It’s located next to both the Blue and Swan Rivers and features 60 miles of hiking trails and bike paths near the Ten Mile Mountain Range.


Tiger Run Resort is a great home base for adventurers who still want to have the full luxury experience. 


Blue Water Key In Key West, Florida

If you’re looking for a bit of sun and sand, look no further than Blue Water Key, in Florida. This luxury resort features a clubhouse and a heated pool, as well as private docks at some campsites, so that you can truly get the most out of the beautiful beach right at your fingertips. 


With the blue waves and white sand, you’ll get all the relaxation you need. 


Mystic Quarry In Canyon Lake, Texas

If you’re looking for water but don’t exactly want to visit the ocean, consider Mystic Quarry. Located close to Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River, this resort is the perfect spot for people interested in water activities, from some relaxing fishing to more intense water sports like tubing. There are also other exciting activities in the area, like wine tastings and an exciting local music scene. 


This resort boasts hiking and biking nature trails, as well as regular lawn games and an exercise room. You don’t have to give up any of the comforts that you’re looking for when you travel here with your Bowlus trailer. 


Solstice Motorcoach Resort & Country Club In Mesquite, Nevada

Stunning mountain views surround this luxury resort, so that you can be in awe of the nature surrounding you while still enjoying all the comforts that you want. This gorgeous luxury resort isn’t far from Las Vegas, and you can easily reach several world-class golf courses from this location. 


This location also features Wifi and full power hookups, as well as pet parks, and a unique clubhouse with a business center, so you don’t miss out on anything while you’re away from home. 

Zion River Resort In Virgin, Utah


One last popular resort that caters to RV travelers is the Zion River Resort in Virgin, Utah. The popularity of the resort starts with how close it is to one of the most beautiful national parks in the country, Zion National Park. But it doesn’t end there!


The RV resort features its own spa, swimming pool, and a concierge service on-site. It’s also a great home base for travelers visiting not only the national park but the entire area. 


To Summarize…


Luxury camping sounds fancy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. It just means enjoying comfort, privacy and ease while still getting out and enjoying all that nature has to offer. It’s just one more way to see the country the way you always dreamed of. 


We think our Endless Highways Edition is perfect for your next great adventure, because it provides all the amenities you’re looking for, from our signature heated floors to our hotel-style bathroom, in a unique and beautiful design. Our aerodynamic design makes this travel trailer perfect for long trips across the country, and you’ll always feel safe driving it. The next time that you’re looking to get away from home, consider taking out your Bowlus trailer to one of these incredible luxury RV parks, so that you can have the time of your life in a beautiful destination.