Are You Glamping, Camping, Or Somewhere Inbetween?

The appeal of spending a night outdoors varies from camper to camper. Some want to get closer to nature. Some want to enjoy nature with a little more comfort. Here is where we find the difference between camping and glamping.

Campers can all agree on one thing, that it is important to take care of your gear. Whether your gear is a tent with a few patches or a 30 foot RV, taking care of the investment you made to go camping is essential. That is why so many campers choose indoor camper storage at Northshore RV & Boat Storage. We offer competitive pricing and convenient access. Learn more.

Here are a few things you can consider, or leave behind, for a premium camping experience.


The water situation.

Off-the-grid campers bring their own water or they bring a means of sanitizing the water they find in nature. As we make our way up the ladder of amenities, we find running water facilities at least nearby, and then at the top, we have running water straight to your “glamping” tent or RV.

Some RV campers do not consider having such easy access to water a luxury. Even the roughest of RVs have some means of transporting water. So it is safe to assume that access to running water isn’t the deciding factor between glamping or camping.


Your morning cup of joe.

Coffee can be brewed over a fire, in a are battery powered coffee maker, and enjoyed from an RV equipped with an espresso machine. If you are drinking a latte as your morning beverage, you are probably glamping.

If you won’t accept anything less than coffee brewed with water heated over a campfire, you are camping.


A good night of rest.

There is a huge difference in the sleeping situation between glamping and camping. Glamping comes with at least a queen sized bed. Campers bring waterproof mats and sleeping bags. Inflatable mattresses are also available, but they don’t offer a sleeping experience so close to nature.

If you don’t get a good night of sleep, you will have a hard time enjoying the great outdoors the next day. Campers of all kinds know this and are willing to negotiate the sense of “roughing it” with something more than just a sleeping bag.


A well-prepared meal.

True camping includes s’mores, hot dogs, scrambled eggs and other foods cooked over a campfire. Campers carefully plan their meals and securely store their food so bears don’t come snooping around at night.

Glamping can go so far as to have room service. An RV with a full kitchen can produce any home-cooked meal.