Create the perfect ambience at your glamping site!

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4 min readAug 4, 2021

Choosing the right accommodation and the right construction are important when developing a successful glamping site. However, there’s more. Your guests are looking for a unique experience; therefore it is essential to create the perfect ambience at your glamping! We have listed some tips to help you create the ambience your guests are looking for. From layout to colour to service, continue reading and discover the best ways to create the ambience that suits your requirements.

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Layout

When you have figured out your concept and taken a look at our versatile glamping tents, it’s time to think about the spacing of the glamping tents at your site. We’d love to help you out! There are many possibilites. If you want to encourage interaction between your guests, you can place the tents in a circle facing each other. When your guests are looking for more privacy, you can consider a more scattered arrangement. If you are hosting mostly families and their extended family, grouping several tents together will create a sense of privacy, yet togetherness. Next to choosing the perfect glamping tents and layout to create the right ambience, it is also of importance to consider what facilities your guests would like. Creating a mood board will help you visualize all aspects of your glamping experience and its ambience.

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— Liesbeth Sinnema, Owner of La Vallée Verte campsite

Interior

In glamping, interior and exterior are equally important. The extra attention to detail is what distinguishes glamping from camping. The interior of your glamping tents also plays a big part in setting the mood. You can choose for uniform styling to create a serene environment. Alternatively, you can choose to experiment with different themed lodges for a fun experience. Either way, the interior contributes to the experience and should be tailored to your target audience. You can even decide to offer different styles, so guests can book a different experience each time they visit or repeat guests can book their favourite accommodation again and again. Get inspired by our interior styles or create your own!

YALA interior glaming tent The Ridge
Interior glamping tent The Ridge

Colour

Colour can make all the difference. Our canvas glamping tents with wooden frames are designed to harmonise with nature. You can enhance this natural look by choosing neutral colours for your styling. Adding a splash of colour is the way to go, if you are looking for a fun and child-friendly touch. Colour lets the identity and character of your glamping accommodation shine through. Next to adding colour to the interior of your tents, you can use landscaping to add colour outdoors and enhance the ambience with natural elements. Beautiful landscaping invites your guests to explore your site and all it offers.

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Interior glamping tent Molenwaard

Conceptual design elements

To provide a truly complete experience, the design elements of your glamping site should match the ambience you are trying to create. Do you offer adventure glamping? Prove it by adding adventurous design elements. If your guests are mainly families with children, including a water park or large playground is a great addition. You can also take this into consideration when selecting your glamping tents; kids love to sleep in a cabin bed or bunk beds or have a small separate tent for themselves. If you want to create a sense of community, consider adding an event centre, venue or custom structure to host music nights, quizzes, activities and events. Design elements that match the experience take the ambience to a higher level.

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Offer activities and extra services

Another way to enhance the experience and shape the overall ambience of your glamping, consider organising or promoting activities and services in line with your concept. By offering daring activities, such as off-road mountain biking or zip lining, you underline an adventurous character. Enhance the relaxing experience of your glamping retreat with breakfast in bed, massages and yoga classes. If your guests love the outdoors, build some fire pits, host a barbecue workshop or offer a farm-to-table dinner. Find out what your guests want and offer services that meet those needs.

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Creating the perfect glamping ambience is important

Why would you take the tips mentioned into consideration? It’s simple, by creating a distinctive ambience, it’s easier to market your glamping site and target a specific audience. Guests who stay at your site will also be more satisfied with the experience, as it has been created with their needs in mind. As a result, you’ll get rave reviews and more repeat visitors. Besides, your glamping site will stand out from the competition. It’s a win-win situation. In our concept development process we take all these tips into account to give your glamping site the perfect ambience.

Do you want to know more about creating a unique glamping concept with matching ambience? Visit our concept development page or contact us directly!

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