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6 Magical Glamping Ideas To Inspire Your Weekend Retreat

By Author , in Travel Entertainment , at June 8, 2021

Need a break? Feel like you can’t find stability? You might need to ground yourself in nature.

Glamping is a great option. With a luxury trailer and some DIY decorations, you can create the perfect weekend getaway.

A DIY set-up is ideal for some but less than for others. This article will give you a few magical ideas for glamping and a few more casual ones.

Either way, these glamping ideas will give you the perfect photo opportunities, comfort, and style on your camping adventures.

Glamping Tips and Must-Haves

There are a few things that you must need when camping. Our suggestion is to make a list of all the things you need daily.

Also, here’s a short list of some items people tend to forget:

  • Bug spray, citronella, bug bands, anything to keep the bugs away
  • Bug Bite Itch Creams
  • Music or a speaker
  • Aloe Vera or After Sun when sunburn does happen
  • Bathing suit and towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Extra socks and sneakers in case yours get wet/rained on

If you have a trailer already, great! Keep reading!

If not, luxury trailers are made for an easy, reliable, glamping retreat. Pulled by any standard vehicle, they provide a full kitchen, bathroom, bed, and many more features.

Visit Caravanwoods.com to see more information about the various trailers that are available and options to customize your own.

Setting Up a DIY Weekend Getaway 

What you’re going to want to do first is set up the lights: don’t!

Set up the tables and chairs first and then the food/drink sections. Create a space for conversation and entertainment in the middle by positioning tables and garbage bags on the outside.

Before adding your table decorations, cover some logistics.

It’s smart to figure out where people are sleeping and where they’ll be able to keep their belongings before setting up decorations. The reason being that you want to highlight the decorated parts of your set-up.

Trailer Glamping Ideas 

Get your trailer and head to your desired destination with these ideas ready for you to set up.

1. Cottage Core

A cottage core aesthetic involves flowers and has a wispy and magical forest look and feel to it. The goal here is to create something cozy, functional, decorative but also natural.

What you’ll need:

  • Flowers, and a lot of them. Fake or real, up to you, flowers are for decoration
  • Blankets, big and fluffy blankets give a comforting woodsy-type feel
  • Pillows, ones with washable covers so that you can use them as seats
  • Fairy Lights, to create magic when it gets dark

Weaving the fairy lights and flowers together is a great way to create a fairy-tale appearance.

There are many different ways to put this all together, but using softer colored flowers and lights will add to the cottage core aesthetic.

2. Classy and Modern

In this theme, we’re looking for organized and elegant decorations. A modern look is a simple look with your added personality.

What you’ll need:

  • Food/Drink Table
  • Benches and/or Chairs
  • Long and rectangular table
  • Centerpieces
  • Battery operated candles (Safety First)
  • Lanterns and string lights

Geared towards adults, this set-up makes the glamping experience more formal. Keep your color-scheme monochrome and your decorations and set-up organized.

3. Ultimate Camp Theme  

If you’re looking for the classic s’mores and campfire getaway, this is for you. A nostalgic set-up for last-minute planning and great for families.

What you’ll need:

  • A tent, a real one
  • Blankets or rugs
  • Firepit (if not already provided, learn how to make your own here!)
  • Smores supplies, don’t forget smores sticks
  • Lanterns

Set up the blankets and rugs outside of the tent to guide people towards keeping their shoes off inside the tent.

This is important because there is no bedframe, your bed is on the ground.

4. Celebrations and Parties

Have a birthday, graduation, anniversary, special holiday, or even a desire to celebrate life? This aesthetic is perfect for any occasion and is good for all ages!

What you’ll need:

  • Balloons with the same color scheme
  • LED lights
  • Mason Jars and Glow-sticks
  • Desert/food table
  • Bean bags, benches, small chairs
  • Blanket to put on the ground

Start with your table/chair set-up, logistics, etc., but one thing to consider is the placement of these LED lights.

Some ideas might be to stick them on top of the trailer, underneath tables and chairs, or wrap them around the surrounding trees. The goal is to avoid the light strips from actually showing, as this can be tacky.

5. DIY Backyard Glamping

You have a few options when it comes to glamping on your private properties. You can have someone cater to your backyard glamping, build your tent with a tarp, or set up an actual tent.

What you’ll need:

  • A tent, trailer, something to sleep in
  • Blankets, rugs, something to put on the ground
  • String lights, lanterns
  • Speakers or something to listen to music with or watch on a projector
  • Everything on your camping checklist

As mentioned earlier, you want to place the blanket outside of the tent to enforce the no shoes where you sleep rule.

6. Travel Glamping

Traveling to a glamping site is one of the easiest ways to do it. Most sites consist of a luxury tent with a bed, porch, and fire pit.

What you’ll need:

  • A reservation
  • ID
  • Credit/debit card
  • Everything else on your camping checklist

Most glamping spots are quite pricey, but is it worth it? Some say yes, while others say no. It depends on what you’re looking for out of your trip, ease, and convenience, or a budget-friendly adventure.

Check out this link to find a glamping spot near you!

Start Planning

Camping sites can tend to be unreliable with what they advertise about their amenities and what they have. Having your reliable camping trailer will allow you to see the beauty of nature in comfort and style.

Interested in reading more articles about glamping tips and travel?

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