This is the worst thing to happen to public camping since poison ivy.
Washington’s first glamping concessionaire, Pampered Wilderness, opened two years ago in Millersylvania State Park. The half-dozen swanky tents, bearing twee names like “Safari Suite Cabin” and “Shabby Chic Cabin,” have amenities like flat-screen TVs or microwaves and fireplaces. And throw pillows. ...
Millersylvania State Park, where glamping will set you back nearly $500 for two nights on a weekend, was bad enough. Now the state is offering glamping at the 5,579-acre Moran State Park. Set on Orcas Island, in that green puzzle of the San Juan Islands, Moran is a jewel of Washington’s parks system. You can walk beneath a canopy of Western red cedars older than our nation.
The park is also wildly popular. On almost any summer day there’s a scrum for its campsites. Yet Wanderlust Camp, which welcomes its first glampers this weekend, will occupy several campsites in a corner of the most popular campground. A reservation can cost up to $220 per night for a minimum two-night weekend stay in midsummer. Coffee delivered at your tent-flap is $9 extra.
Camping is really popular with my friends but they all have super lightweight tents and mattress pads, high tech waterproof clothing, not even mentioning the binoculars. I can't afford to camp like that. Car camping is way cheaper for me- things don't have to be super lightweight or totally waterproof. Hell, $220 a night is cheaper than buying a GoreTex jacket or a tent.
Another topic of my comment was morally judging *how* folks enjoy the outdoors is... Peculiar. There are "correct" ways to camp, especially at developed sites? I'm not referring to "take only pictures/leave only footprints" usage understandings, but to why the OP & we MeFi writers consider glamping, or walk-in advanced sport technology, car camping or staying in a motel, are more fraught than just economic/personal taste decisions over accomodations during music festivals.
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