A short while ago, my partner (then-girlfriend) Alex and that I had been welcomed, by the woman buddy, going camping. Getting town slickers, neither of us had a lot experience hiking, but we went over to Wal-Mart receive products. Knives, a tent, hiking lanterns, you name it. As the camping week-end rapidly contacted, we quickly realized a cold, hard reality: neither folks wished to go camping.

We’re simply not outdoorsy people. I invest nearly all of my non-work time playing game titles or seeing films; she’s either on the computer system or reading.

The situation was actually that we nonetheless had all that gear, and happened to be too-proud (read: stubborn) to return it, and that knows? Maybe one day we would join in on a camping travel.

We chosen a simple solution: change night out into glamping evening inside our very own backyard. Glamping, a portmanteau of “glamorous camping,” is pretty much just what it says about tin – camping with privileges.

The Setup

My personal job was to build the tent. Whenever I completed setting it up, we dragged a rug outside and place it inside tent, offering some support for our sleeping bags. We highly recommend an air bed mattress and a sizable tent for additional convenience.

Some other suggestions to enhance your resting knowledge while glamping:

  • Pillows. A lot of cushions. Build a pillow fort.
  • Heated blankets. The reason why be happy with regular blankets?
  • Deluxe sleeping bags. Celebrate for the good ones.
  • an air bed with total bed ready. For genuine glampers.


Alex, meanwhile, cooked a supper – on an actual stove. She brought out actual plates, napkins, the really works. We had an excellent, normal supper in our small backyard simply outside Sacramento, CA, staring inside dim performers shrouded by mild pollution.

Sure, we could made hot canines for any real hiking experience, but this was glamping! She made chicken piccata. However, please have something a lot more camping-while-glamping by yourself garden date:

  • Hamburgers. Go for the
    wagyu meat
    – real kobe if you’re able to.
  • Sloppy joes. Make use of those white linen napkins for mess.
  • Popcorn. Include some flavoring.
  • Hot dogs. The ones with mozzarella cheese inside. Fancy!
  • Foil-wrapped Philly Cheesesteak
    . Ultra fancy!

Add wine, wine, or a sophisticated beverage and you’ve got your self a glamp dinner. For meals, Pinterest is certainly the pal.

Establishing the mood


For ambiance, we had fake candles, activated by isolated but nevertheless offering light (I also suggest stringing upwards lights if possible). Should you believe thus inclined, possible play backwoods sounds, specifically if you have the midst of the metropolis, from an iPhone – docked in speakers, naturally. For even better glamping, pull-out a table and use an elegant table cloth. As I checked out Australian Continent, a tour performed this in the wasteland, instantaneously putting some wilderness meal a high-class event. The backyard would be equally influenced.

Glamping activities

Because was night out, and we also had dinner, it was time for a movie. Our very own wi-fi hit all of our backyard, thus I presented my personal totally charged laptop and hopped on Netflix. If you should be soon after the lead, it is suggested a camping-related film. As it’s date night, I suggest a horror film for cuddling collectively in a sleeping bag while you’re watching those poor campers from inside the backwoods chased by a crazed killer. Tucker and Dale Vs. Bad is ideal – and it also’s also had gotten comedy.


Following the film, we had treat – the classic s’mores. Microwaved, normally, and assembled inside our kitchen area. So we were not also thinking glamping. When you have a fire pit, you can make the feeling camping-authentic by melting the marshmallows together with the fires. But it is glamping!

S’mores in a frozen dessert cone

S’mores candy martini
. For an accompanying beverage.

Fig and ricotta cheesecake popsicle
. Somewhat much healthier.

The following morning

Coffee actually difficult to make while camping, but it is truly easier once you have a single-serve machine in your home. Or, only enhance a French hit if you genuinely wish to harsh it outdoors.

We dragged out a kiddie swimming pool and loaded it. What’s camping without cycling? Except we’re able to get a shower that lasted a lot more than half a minute afterward. We also employed squirt guns for added fun.

Backyard glamping merely scratches the outer lining

Which was the conclusion our very own glamping. For you personally, however, you can simply take glamping one stage further. We loved getting the creature amenities of being within our household while still getting all of our yard, jokingly roughing it. You could potentially quickly add ornaments or class enhance glamping area much more. We had a simple hiking tent, but maybe you want a yurt or teepee. You’ll be able to
reserve glamping-specific campsites
. The air, and/or your own wallet, will be the restriction regarding glamour hiking.

Photo Cred:
Teddy Kelley

An old expert reporter addressing crime, judge and fire stories, Cole is an independent author of way too many topics to list. When not writing or reading, he is able to be located enjoying video games together with partner.