Glamping: Camping For The High-Maintenance Set

I’ve never understood the appeal of roughing it. Communing with nature can be fun for some, but I prefer a concrete jungle any day. Modern amenities like hot showers and flushing toilets are necessities to me, not luxuries. But pretty soon I might be singing a different tune because, apparently, “glamping” is on the rise. Glamorous camping sites make roughing it a little more palatable because most of the comforts of home are available in the outdoors, making camping an upscale vacation option. Most glamping establishments currently cater to a very upscale clientele, according to The Wall Street Journal, but you can turn a normal campsite into a glamping paradise with our suggestions after the jump. And for more info on everything glamping, check out

Glamping Necessities
Columbia Cougar Flats II 15-Foot by 10-Foot 8 Person 2 Room Family Cabin Dome Tent, $249.97, Amazon
Zodi Hot Showers & Water Heaters X-40 Outfitter Md: 5146, $399.97, Amazon
Sanitation Equipment Visa 268 Deluxe Portable Toilet, $115.38, Amazon
Cocoa-Loco Backpack, $75, Wish Wrap
Katahdin Climashield Sleeping Bag, Women’s Mummy 0°, $149, L.L. Bean
Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed, $22.08, Amazon
Portable Misting Tower Cooling System, $89.50, Frontgate
Solaire Infrared Portable BBQ Grill, $360, Chef’s Catalog
Tuscan Hearth Grill, $89, NapaStyle
Light My Fire Mayasticks, $8.75, Amazon
NapaStyle Wine Barrel Sink, $899, NapaStyle
Go Vino Shatterproof Glasses, $19 – $39, NapaStyle