glamp·​ing ˈglam-piŋ How to pronounce glamping (audio)
: outdoor camping with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity, and access to indoor plumbing) not usually used when camping
If the eco-friendly idea of falling asleep under the stars and roasting marshmallows around a campfire appeals to you, but the reality of pitching a tent and sleeping on bumpy ground does not, glamping, the new term being used for upscale—or glamorous—camping, could be your ideal green vacation.Jennifer Conlin
Are there proper hot showers or am I going to die of cold? Because I was never that sure about glamping in the first place; it was Gavin's idea.Sophie Kinsella
glamp intransitive verb
glamped; glamping
Glamp as you have never glamped before at Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare, where a stay in one of their luxurious tents will set you back around 450 a night. Irish Examiner
glamper noun
plural glampers
Naturally beautiful, with attractive greenery and wooded sites, Sandy Pines Campground offers camping for every type of camper—from simple tent camping to Class A motor home travelers to glampers looking for something a little more upscale and effortless. Moira McCarthy

Examples of glamping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The waterfront cottages, log cabins, enormous suites, and glamping tents accommodate groups large and small. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 2 May 2024 The lodge has 25 white canvas tents for glamping, and the spa features a waterfront massage tent. Blake Bakkila, Sunset Magazine, 30 Apr. 2024 The ceremony was held Monday, Aug. 1 at Canopy Ridge, a glamping retreat in Sevierville. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 Under Canvas, the luxury glamping company with sites near some of the country's most beautiful parks in Utah, Montana, and South Dakota, will make its debut in California in the spring of 2025. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2024 Spending time in nature is always rewarding, but glamping adds another dimension of fun and originality. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 While maintaining the atmosphere of the nomads' tents, the visitors' version across the country has reached a level of glamping luxury that is surprising in such remote regions. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Mar. 2024 The property, which comprises a farm and a plant nursery, offers a series of glamping tents with decks and fire pits, as well as a small inn and cabin. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2024 This Wisconsin campground is among the best glamping sites in the U.S., a new survey says Located in central Wisconsin, rates for lodges currently range from as low as $275 for a single room with a king bed to as high as $3,000 for a suite with four king bedrooms. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2024

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Word History


blend of glamour or glamorous and camping, gerund of camp entry 2

First Known Use

2005, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glamping was in 2005

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“Glamping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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