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What is Glamping?

Glamping is where nature meets modern luxury. It provides a way for adventure-minded tourists to reach unreachable destinations. Or it can be a nature-infused escape for folks who need some fresh air but prefer feather beds over sleeping bags. Glamping properties, often showcasing high-quality canvas tents, can take advantage of nature tourism in a way that large hotels cannot.

Why Glamping?

  • Other emerging industries prop it up. The versatility of the Glamping space makes it the perfect complement to other growing industries such as; health and wellness tourism, adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, luxury travelers, and more! Data Bridge Market Research summarizes this concept nicely, “These accommodations assist in mitigating the impact of seasonality on business performance and remaining competitive”.
  • It is low risk and high reward. Canvas tents make for great luxury accommodations while being a low-cost, small-risk investment compared to more permanent lodging structures.
  • Rural property owners can dominate the local Glamping market. The rural area segment occupied more than three-fourths of the total market share in 2018, growing at a CAGR of around 15% during the forecast period
  • Events are the fastest-growing end-user segment in the US market. At a CAGR of over 16% during the forecast period (2018-2024), there is a growing demand for tented, glamping-inspired experiences.
  • It’s a fun and exciting way to make money. Some of the most popular glamping events include music festivals, weddings, corporate retreats, wellness retreats, parties, product releases, photo/ film shoots, Bar mitzvahs, galas, reunions, trade shows, and conferences.
In May 2022, Data Bridge Market Research issued an industry forecast stating, “Global Glamping Market was valued at USD 2.77 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 8.041 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 12.80% during the forecast period of 2022-2029”. 

There is room for everyone!

Where do I fit in?

The short answer is anywhere you like! The beauty of the Glamping industry is that there are endless opportunities. Have a rural property with a scenic view? Throw up a few tents and start a seasonal Airbnb. Or host a yoga retreat. Prefer traveling? Rent a truck and take your tents on the road. Endless festivals and outdoor events are looking to outsource a high-end lodging solution for their guests.

How do I Start?

There are so many ways to start your entrepreneurial journey, but we must say that Stout Tent is a great one. We are an industry entry point, the only company that operates as a one-stop-shop in this industry. We have helped over 30 wholesale clients start pop-up glamping or wedding-focused event companies. These wholesale clients purchased our Glamping Business course, paid for consulting, bought the necessary goods from us, and then ramped up quickly. Stout Tent has realized that there is a need in this industry for more comprehensive access to broader kinds of wholesale and business services we can provide.  Stout Tent offers solutions to new start-ups, including; logistic consultations, event referrals, white-label sub-contracting, local market analytics, a Glamping Business course, and more. 

We are here to help from start to finish or anywhere in between!

Success Stories

Collective Retreats, Vail, Hill Country Texas, and New York City Collective Retreats is dedicated to making luxury coexist with ruggedness, fine dining to exist under the stars, and helping people connect and the unique places around them. Each retreat is in an iconic destination and features luxury outdoor accommodations, exceptional culinary experiences, and genuine hospitality.

Hideaway Co., Western Pennsylvania – Hideaway Co. is an indulgent combination of glamping and wellness retreat borne directly out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founder Anna Baird has gathered top chefs, masseuses, yogis, and more to give guests a chance to relax, unwind, and get in touch with the less stressful side of life, one glamping tent at a time.

Anywhere Outpost, Northern California Anywhere Outpost began in January 2017 founded by Therese Cresalia. With a mission to bring people together out in nature, Anywhere Outpost offers pop-up luxury bedroom tents, outdoor lounges, fire pits, lighting, and services, including site visits, camp maps, and a camp hostess. They have a 15-tent rental minimum for events based in Northern California and a $20,000 minimum for events outside the Northern California region.

Follow along on the journey as we welcome more entrepreneurs into the Glamping family on Stout Tent Stories.

If you have ever found yourself strolling along your property admiring its beauty and thought it would be an excellent place for a Glamping retreat, now is the time to take the leap! The industry is waiting for you.