Our Special Use Permit is giving us pause to ponder what kind of units we want on our glamping sites. We’re sticking with tents…but it’s not what you may think.
“Glamping” is a very broad idea of outdoor hospitality. It’s one up from a campground, more high-end lodging. Geodomes, airstreams, treehouses, a-frames, train cars, container homes, spaceships — honestly, anything out of the ordinary that is at lease semi-outdoor is included. Airbnb calls them “unique stays”; we call them “glamping.”
In our third year of glamping we ventured into container homes. They were awesome studio homes built by our welder-son Micah. Many people enjoyed their stay and we considered keeping them on the property. But they’re more of a “unique stay” than a “camping” stay, and we very much want to keep Monument Glamping along Monument Creek a “camping” experience.
So, we’re sticking with tents. But that, too, is a broad idea. Our tents are outfitters tents — also referred to as “safari” or “wall” tents. They have five-foot walls are are quite large — 14×16 floorspace for a 224 square foot bedroom. Pretty roomy! Our tents have queen size beds and sitting room in them, and they open up to a full deck with a propane fireplace to coincide with the beautiful creek-valley view.
They’re not studio homes, but they’re definitely NOT campgrounds, either. Monument Glamping sites are luxurious that aim to give the best camping experience possible. A glamorous camping experience. Hence the idea: glamping.
So, coming this summer are tents on our private creekside property. Bring your comfy PJs and favorite reading material and we’ll see you soon!
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