Survey Finds 50% Want Bed When Glamping
Voter Survey Results 08/20/2015
According to a recent Tellwut online survey 27% of Tellwut online panel members are familiar with glamping. For those of you unfamiliar with glamping imagine what camping would be like if it was narrated by Lifestyle’s of the Rich and Famous’ Robin Leach – glamping is essentially ‘glamorous camping.’ I want you to picture waking up to a magnificent sunrise in the comfort of a fully furnished tent including a completely accessorized bed, night side table and accent lamps for soft lighting to capture those picture perfect selfies while the aroma of espresso wafts in the early morning air. We asked panel members if they would be interested in going on a glamping trip, almost 38% agreed that they would be, 21% were undecided and the remaining 41% had no interest. The options for glamping are endless, ranging from a simple glamping expedition in your backyard or a local national park to having a glamping adventure on a private island. Tellwut online panel members said they would be most interested in glamping in a yurt on an organic coffee farm on Big Island Hawaii, this option captured almost 37% of the vote. Following in second place would be to spend the night in the Luxury Cabins neighboring Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. While 13% of Tellwutters wanted to release their inner child choosing to glamp in a specially designed glamping Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains near Monterey Bay, California. Glamping is thought of by some as a 21st century buzzword, in the words of Tellwut online panel member Flahoney33, “by creating a trendy name for what is basically camping with a bunch of extra stuff, so it doesn't feel so much like being outdoors...is just another idea to charge more money.” Another Tellwut online panel member Susanbs was quick to mention her trendsetting ways “I was glamping 25 years ago. My boys and I camped at Fundy National Park in Canada and my little microwave and cots were essentials!” We asked panel members what their top three glamp-ready essentials would be almost 50% said they would choose to take a bed, 45% opted for private bathroom facilities, and coming in third place was bedding, taking 38% of the vote.