Yay, you have been invited to go glamping, now you ask the question: what to pack for glamping?
Packing for glamping is much like packing to go to a hotel. But there are key questions you have to answer first to make sure you have the proper items. Refer to your glamping location for food availability, amenities such as private bathrooms, and local weather conditions. Pack these essentials for a Glamping Trip:
- Appropriate Glamping Clothes
- Appropriate Glamping Shoes
- Glamping Food/snacks/drinks
- Toiletries For Glamping
- Glamping Essentials like perscriptions
- Glamping Accessories/First aid kit/Flashlight
- Entertainment/cards/games for glamping
Above is a just getting started guide let’s take a deeper look at what to pack for glamping below. at the end of this article, we will also include a downloadable glamping packing list.
What to Pack for Glamping will Depend on Your Glamp Site
Not all Glamping sites are created equal. Some offer more amenities like private bathrooms, linens and towels, and kitchens inside your glamping tent.
Your packing list will also be affected by whether or not your tent is a conditioned space. Does your glamping tent have heat and air? Depending on that answer will determine if you need warmer or cooler clothing.
Before packing for your glamping trip you should investigate your Glamp site thoroughly to understand what is included which will help you in preparing what to pack.
Many Glamp sites detail their amenities on their website which you can investigate or you can give them a call with specific questions to help you determine what to pack for glamping at their location.
Glamping Packing List
Your list of what to pack for glamping will vary depending on the time of year and your glamping site. However, there are many common items to consider when you pack for your glamping trip.
When packing for glamping, the goal is to be comfortable. Put a little thought into the variables you will face while on location, and make your packing list based on that.
- Shirts – T shirts/Flannel/UV sun shirt
- Jackets – light/heavy
- Socks- wool/cotton
- Hats – Baseball/Sun hat
- Swimwear – swim cover-up
- Rain Gear
Clothing Layers for Glamping
Just like with camping, plan on layering your clothes for glamping. Plan to have clothing items that you can wear in layers, this will give you the most comfort while glamping. This is especially important in cooler weather.
Wearing t-shirts under a long-sleeve button-up shirt can make a huge difference when in the woods. If you need to remove your outer layer, it can easily be tied around your waist.
Depending on your activity level while glamping will determine your glamping shoes. If you plan to lounge around the glamping area, tennis shoes and sandals can work. However, you plan any excursions or hikes, you will want shoes or boots that are both comfortable and rugged enough for the adventure.
- Comfortable shoes – Tennis shoes
- Hiking Boots/shoes
- Flip Flops (Shower shoes if community showers)
- Rain Boots
- Water shoes
Snacks/Food for Glamping
Some glamping sites will include meals with your stay. In this case, you might want additional snacks for when the kitchen is closed. Here are some great snacks for clamping.
- Trail Mix
- Meat sticks
- Snack crackers
- Dried fruits
If your glamping site includes a private kitchen in your unit then you will want to meal plan for your stay and pack according to your needs.
While thinking about what to pack for glamping, don’t overlook glamping accessories. These are the items that may not be necessary but will make glamping more enjoyable.
- Canteen/water bottle
- Bug Spray
When choosing what to pack for glamping, toiletries can be expansive and tend to be personal. Everyone has their favorite toothpaste or body wash. We have listed the essential toiletries for glamping below, feel free to add or subtract from our list.
- Soap/ Bodywash
- Talcum Powder
- Lip balm
Glamping Toiletries for Women
- Feminine Hygiene
- Hair Ties
- Makeup remover
Glamping Private bathroom
Most glamping sites offer private bathrooms. With a private bathroom, you can pack toilet items as if you are going to a hotel. With a few modifications like hair dryers, and curling irons.
Glamping Public bathrooms
If your glamping site only offers public baths, then you have more items to consider packing. Even the best kept public showers can introduce fungus and bacteria from other guests. So consider the type of bath offered at your glamping site.
Additional Glamping Essentials for Public Bathrooms:
- Bath shoes/ flip flops
- Toiletry Bag/ Shower Caddy
Entertainment Ideas while Glamping
Depending on what your glamping site offers you may want to consider some entertainment items while glamping.
This can range from old school cards or games to modern electronics (if your glampsite offers wifi). You just have to decide on your type of relaxation. Unplug and go analog or embrace today’s digital lifestyle. Here are entertainment suggestions on what to pack for glamping:
- Crafts (paint, sketch, knitting)
- Corn Hole
- Horse shoes
- Ghost Stories
- Play Music
- Movies on portable devices
Technology Items for Glamping
Double-check that your glampsite offers electric outlets and wifi to garner the greatest benefit out of technology. Then decide what to pack for glamping technology. Here are some glamping technology items to consider when packing are as follows:
- Cell Phone
- Cell Phone chargers
- Tablets/ Laptops
- Portable DVD players
- Handheld video game consoles
- GPS (for hiking)
- Camcorders/ GoPro
What to Pack for Glamping: Downloadable Packing List
We promised a downloadable list for your glamping experience. Just click the image below to begin the download. Print the list and start enjoying the glamping lifestyle.