All over the world, people are trading in their air mattresses and nylon tents for a much more lux experience. Depending on the quality of the glamping site, you can have all of the wonder and immersion of nature that regular camping gets you, with the added perks of a five-star hotel. Glamping sites have electricity, comfortable sleeping arrangements, beautiful places to bathe, and some even include bars and restaurant-style cooking at the main houses. If entering into this new business sounds like an adventure you’d like to go on, here are a few tips to get you started.
Property of you
Unless you already have a good amount of land, the first thing you need to do is purchase property to put your tents on. Have a plan for how many tents you plan to build and the guest capacity you’re hoping to support before spending the money. If you know guests will be staying on your site to enjoy surrounding attractions, like hiking trails, make sure your property can easily access those tourist destinations. If you’re going to be marketing to a group of people who won’t want to venture off the property, make sure your property has space for things like a communal bar/restaurant or even a yoga studio. Make sure the property fully fits your vision.
Generate energy before you generate buzz
Marketing is obviously going to be very important for your new glamping business, but before you take to the press, you’ve got to get your sight in tiptop shape. One of the most important amenities you can offer is electricity. Electricity allows your guests to charge their phones, so they can take amazing pictures of your properties. Not to mention, at the end of the day, they can stay up and unwind while watching TV or playing on their tablet. Electricity makes your sight more family-friendly than regular camping, especially if your guest’s children are afraid of the dark. In order to put your tents in a private location, you may not be able to get normal electricity lines to that location. For your guest’s convenience, look into silent diesel generators for sale. Your guests will be able to enjoy all the perks of electricity without the distraction of a noisy generator. They can sleep soundly with only the sound of nature—or their electric sound machine—as their lullaby.
Everyone’s a critic
Once you have your glamping site fully outfitted with tents and all of the other additional luxuries you want to add, it’s time to make sure that people know about your new business. Sometimes, you have to give a little to get a little. In that case, consider offering a free weekend stay to popular travel critics, so that they can review your vacation spot. Pull out all the stops for their visit. Word of mouth, especially from a highly regarded reviewer could double your guest roster.
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Look the part
It’s called glamping for a reason. Everything is a little bit heightened, a little bit more beautiful and robust than a regular camping experience. When you’re checking your guests in for their stay, you need to look a little glamorous yourself. Buy a suit that compliments your body and has a little personality to it. Do you look great in powder blue? Then, buy that suit you’ve been eyeing for years. An easy way to elevate the way your makeup looks is by applying magnetic lashes with liner. Magnetic lashes stay on easier—even on a blustery day at camp—and you never have to mess with the hassle of glue again. They’re also more sustainable because, without clumping glue, you can use them over and over again. Your polished appearance will make your whole business look great.