Camp & Glamp Adventures

by | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 comment

Partners Nichie (graphic designer) and Zeke (social media consultant) said they weren’t initially thinking of forming a new business. As they thought about how to tap into their love of the outdoors and live life more adventurously, while also lessening the burden of stressful jobs, their ideas and spirits began to soar. During a drive through the Beartooth Mountains in Wyoming, the conversation focused on reflections from their COVID experience, what got them through, and what it all meant to life going forward. On that road trip, an idea with merit was formed—to create the type of immersive and memorable experience that would give people a respite from the hectic day-to-day and a sense of peace from reconnecting with nature and with each other.

Not Merely a Trend 

The passion and creativity are all theirs, but the market trend supporting the idea is rock solid. Glamping, or glamorous camping, is predicted to reach $1.30 billion by 2029 and is widely considered one of the hospitality industry’s hottest options. The glamping phenomenon is not merely a trend, however. It’s a reflection of the changing preferences and values of today’s travelers.

Millennials and Gen Zers are at the forefront of this movement, driving the glamping market to new heights with their adventurous spirits, sustainability consciousness, and love for sharing their experiences on social media. The allure of this global phenomenon lies in its ability to provide unforgettable escapes, where tranquility and luxury converge in a one-of-a-kind experience. With a solid market to stand on, and from that initial big idea conversation, Nichie and Zeke got to work.

Imagine camping, but with all the comforts of a fine hotel, including a platform bed with a memory foam mattress, high-end furniture, cooking essentials, and other personal amenities. Camp & Glamp Adventures, LLC creates a luxury oasis smack dab in the middle of…wherever you want it to be. The luxury bell tent sites are 100% mobile and can be set up at partner locations, campgrounds, or at the site of your choosing.

Permanent installation plans and negotiations are nearing completion with local partners in Paoli that are proving very exciting with more news coming soon. While the biggest consumers of the glamping trend are Millennials and Gen Zers, the experience and opportunity are open to all ages, from youth to seniors—anyone who wants a novel and fun way to get away, reconnect with the outdoors, and celebrate memorable moments.

The tenants of the business also naturally flow from what is most important in Nichie and Zeke’s own lives, including a commitment to land stewardship, support for local culture and economy, creation of partnerships to create greater value and help all parties succeed, and to honor the roots of camping and outdoor experience. “We feel blessed and energized that who we are, both as individuals and as a couple, has merged so effortlessly with what this business has become, and will continue to become,” noted Zeke.

And Your Little Dog, Too 

Several of the luxury tent set-ups are dog-friendly, and all are family-friendly. As lesbian owners, this duo is especially proud to create a welcoming space and memorable experiences for the LGBTQ+ community. “It is exciting to focus on the LGBTQ+ community and provide such a meaningful retreat. The community is central to our lives as a couple, and we love seeing other couples and groups happy, reconnecting, and loving life and nature through this unique experience,” said Nichie.

The glamping options are many. Outfitted bell tents can be rented out for retreats, parties, or gatherings to fit any timeframe, for as few as 90 minutes or for several days at the site of your choice. Nichie and Zeke have several promising partnerships in the works that will take the experience to vineyards, breweries, or racing events where individual tents or tent villages welcome communities to relax and unwind together. Whether a couples or family outing, reunion, wedding, retreat or just a novel approach to a weekend getaway, Camp & Glamp Adventures, LLC makes the luxury tent setup effortless and unique to the needs and hopes of each guest.

Finding More Meaning 

Their vision has become a reality, supported by a strong network, savvy business sense, and an unbridled passion to share the outdoor experience with more people. To see the initial road trip conversation and dream become a reality is inspiring. Additionally, it’s providing a way out of corporate jobs and a shift to work that is far more meaningful and closer to their hearts. Nichie and Zeke see an exciting future in Camp & Glamp Adventures, and are excited to grow the business and capitalize on the glamping trend.

A night in a decked-out luxury bell tent, sipping good wine or a cold brew, watching the fire glow before resting well on a platform bed: It’s fun, effortless, and unforgettable. As Nichie offers with a broad smile, “To lessen today’s stress and chaos and to disconnect, it just doesn’t get any better than this upscale adventure under the stars.”

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  1. Great article. Hooray for glamping

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