What is glamping anyway?
At its most simplistic definition, glamping is a form of “glamorous camping,” or the ability to go and “rough it” in the wilderness, albeit with a number of modern conveniences to enhance one’s comfort level.
But it’s also a very personal definition, said Whitney Scott, chief operating officer at Terramor Outdoor Resort, a glamping retreat in Bar Harbor, Maine.
“It’s largely undefined because it’s everybody’s experience of what they consider camping,” Scott said. “Some people consider backcountry their camping, so even just having a hard-sided structure around them is glamping. Where others would say, ‘I need a concierge and a copper bath tub.’ You might tend to need to consider it glamping. It’s more whatever that person’s consideration of camping is and elevating it.”