Winter glamping is exactly as the visuals one imagines when you hear the words. An immersive outdoor experience with all the modern amenities in your tent, sitting next to a crackling campfire, and waking up to the crisp air of winter.
Whether you are a seasoned camper or someone who finally mustered the will to live the glamping experience you only see in photographs, glamping comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. With the right tips and tricks you can make your glamping adventure one that keeps bringing you back. For starters, on how to make your canvas tent winter proof.
A moisture and weather proofed glamping tent has a layer inside and outside the primary tent. Canvas tents are designed to last and stand for days at a campsite. In other words they are super sturdy, and their design allows for customization depending on where you will be setting camp.
Winter wall tents are a classic choice – the stove keeps you warm, and it is spacious. However for the full glamp experience, you may prefer bell tents for their interesting shape, that is reminiscent of a rustic and fantastical abode. The options you have when picking out the perfect glamping tent for yourself include varying designs between wall tents, bell tents, and cabin tents. Your choice will be dependent on how many people are glamping with you, and what design you personally like in the end. Here is how you can prep these frames to serve your camping trips in winter.
If you check the weather forecast and discover the area is prone to giant gusts of winds; you can always prioritize the tethering of the tent. Glamping grounds usually have an elevated base on top of which tents are erected. This means you do not have to worry about proofing the ground as much. A canvas winter tent has the dimensional stability and a sound frame that will ensure with proper tethering, it stays intact.
If it snows come morning your tent will have absorbed the melting snow caked on the top of your tent. This can be a hassle, considering that wall tents are not short enough for campers to simply wipe the snow off the tent themselves by just swiping their arms.
A neat trick to add that extra layer of protection from hail and snow is to add a tarp cover on top of your wall tent. You cannot leave it resting on the roof of your tent otherwise the snow will slide off the sides and seep into the entrance flap of your glamp. What you need to do is to suspend it a foot over the roof of the tent so it catches all the snow.
Remember that the days are shorter during winters. This means less sunlight to take advantage of during the entire camping trip. While you may have a lantern or another main source of light inside the camp, you would have to turn it off at night. A good idea would be to keep a portable source of light next to your bed. This way you won’t have to stumble in the dark when nature calls.
The best thing about a winter wall tent is that it comes with the fittings to install a stove indoors. While a nice wood fire in the middle of camp outside is beautiful, if the weather becomes unbearable, campers can cook inside and use the stove to stay warm.
One thing to note would be the type of stove you pick. Liquid fuel stoves do wonders in the cold weather while your traditional canister stove may die out in the freezing weather.
Remember, it is highly unsafe to have the stove turned on all through the night as you sleep. Which means you cannot rely on the stove for all your heating needs, and will have to prepare separately for sleeping. A snug sleeping bag rated for the cold will do the trick. If you want to sleep in the bed frame of your glamp you can always enhance the mattress with insulated padding and blankets.
In addition to that, you will also be tempted to venture out of your glamping tent. So you must be prepared to take on the harsh conditions outside. While you may not need layers of insulation inside your glamp, you will need to bring with you some heavy duty synthetic clothes. Wool is a great option as well. Pick the right footwear depending on the weather forecast, and you should be good to go.
Other than checking off another adventure from your bucket list, and living up to the aesthetics of an insta-worthy vacation, why should you indulge in luxury camping in what many people perceive to be an “off season”?
Read on to understand the perks of winter glamping that no one tells you about.
Tranquility Like You Have Never Known
Meditation rooms may help you get through the week, and yoga may be the only thing that centers you in the beginning of your day, but there is nothing quite peaceful like camping in the rugged outdoors in chilly weather.
You can unplug, unwind, and witness the great majesty that you forgot existed outside of concrete cities. It refreshes your mind as you return to ordinary life.
Some Things You Can Only Do When Luxury Camping
Your wanderlust needs to be satiated; luxury camping can offer that. From the puff of vapor in the cold air, to roasting marshmallows over the campfire, to exchanging the most far-fetched ghost stories, you cannot compete doing these activities anywhere else. On top of that, you are giving up zero comforts that you enjoyed at home.
Remember People Think It’s The Off-Season
Most folks have turned away from luxury camping owing to the bigger price tag that it boasts compared to traditional camping. Now, because most people want to spend their summers admiring the wilderness, fall and winter witness lesser traffic. This does two things.
The first thing that happens is that glamp sites are never crowded. You can book the best spot without stress or worry or having to book it months in advance. The second thing is that prices to partake in the luxury experiences go down. Glamping in winters can be an affordable staycation for the members of your party. Campsites always run seasonal discounts on everything, the camping spot, additional excursions and activities, and even the food. People glamping with their children will often contribute the money they save here to an additional activity before they conclude the vacation.
They Are Child Friendly
While camping sites are popular with families, parents have to worry about child proofing the experience by ensuring that the children are not engaging with hazardous tools or venturing too far out into the woods. Children are not famous for sitting still during fishing trips, or simply taking in the scenery from a retractable chair.
Glamping adds in a wonder that includes everyone. Depending on what campsite you pick, the activities and experience can vary. However, a canvas winter tent gives you the opportunity to design activities, games, and an atmosphere of fun within your tent. You can even bring gaming consoles that will keep your children occupied.
Compared to traditional camping, glamping allows for a restful night’s sleep. You do not have to worry about closing the flaps in case it rains in the middle of the night. The ground does not get damp as the snow melts every morning. Campers do not have to worry about the insulation rating on their sleeping bags. A canvas tent is designed to equip the inhabitants with a stove for warmth, and ample space to install full sized beds.
A canvas tent is only a glamping tent when it has a chic interior. It is a massive step up from your classic tents that come in compact sizes.
Glamp grounds will offer tents that come with built- in facilities, such as heating systems, electricity, toilets, entertainment, and cooked meals. The amenities that are offered in these campgrounds tend to vary depending on your budget and package of choice. But, there are so many choices to pick from, it is like you are customizing your trip to the last detail.
Being prepared is the key to a successful luxury camping trip. Whether you are planning a DIY glamping experience for your family, or building a commercial glamp of your own, the right glamping tent can make or break the escapade.
With winter approaching now is the perfect time to check out our new collection of luxury tents. Browse through the features that each boasts and decide for yourself which one you see yourself glamping in this winter.