Matt Johnson

Technology in Glamping: Innovations for Enhancing Guest Experience

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Jan 6, 2024

If there’s one thing that really separates camping from glamping, it is the comfort. Sure, there are others, but everyone wants the outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts.

One way to do this is to bring technology into the mix.

We’ve put together a few ideas and tips to help you grow your glamping business with some help from a few tech trends.

Next-generation glamping ideas.

When you want to elevate the tech in your glampsite, these are some of the best and easiest ways to do just that.

Smart tents: The future of outdoor living.

Imagine a tent that shelters you and responds to your needs. 

Sounds like sci-fi?

Smart tents equipped with automated climate control adjust the temperature to your comfort level. 

Solar-powered lighting and charging stations for your devices ensure you’re never out of touch (unless you choose to be).

You can add countless options to your bell tents or teepees to bring modern conveniences to the forefront of your destination.

High-tech kitchens: Bringing culinary excellence outdoors.

Gone are the days of canned beans over a campfire. Although, we do love that.

Compact, high-tech kitchens are now part of the glamping experience. 

These kitchens come equipped with smart appliances that can be controlled via your smartphone, ensuring that you can easily cook or even order your meals.

This is something to consider since food and camping go hand in hand.

Digital entertainment amidst nature.

Kids Enjoying Outdoor Movie at a Glamping Resort

After a day of adventure, unwind with a movie under the stars. 

Outdoor entertainment systems, integrated into the glamping setup, offer an array of digital entertainment options, from streaming services to satellite TV, all tailored to enhance your outdoor experience.

It’s a great way to blend the conveniences and entertainment we love in our homes at your destination glamping resort.

This is an added bonus if you have a family-friendly destination.

Connectivity and wifi: The wilderness online.

For those needing to stay connected or simply want to share their experience on social media, robust wifi solutions are necessary in glamping sites. 

This connectivity ensures guests can work remotely, share their experiences in real time, or even engage in augmented reality (AR) outdoor games.

Think your glampsite is too remote for connectivity?

With the rise of satellite technology such as Starlink, you can get high-speed internet access in the most remote places in the world. 

Eco-friendly tech: Powering sustainability.

Solar Panels on a Glamping Tent

Solar panels, biodegradable materials, and water recycling systems are not just eco-friendly choices but essential features of a responsible glamping site. 

These technologies ensure that your stay is comfortable without compromising the environment.

You can develop a composting system in which you use the byproducts to create a garden that your guests can enjoy. Less waste, happier guests.

Why Tech in Glamping Appeals to Modern Travelers

The integration of technology into glamping appeals to a wide range of travelers. 

Tech-savvy millennials, families seeking comfortable outdoor experiences, and remote workers looking for a scenic workspace are all drawn to these tech-enhanced natural retreats.

We’ve encountered plenty of glampers who hesitate at the fact that they might not have some of their modern conveniences. However, with these ideas, you can market your glamping destination as the one that sacrifices nothing.

You’ll stand out from the competition and drive more bookings.

Tips for glamping hosts to leverage technology.

Every campground has some sort of shoddy wifi setup, but what can you do to stand out and leverage tech to the max?  

Here are some of the best tips we have—

  • Understand your audience. Know the preferences of your guests. Tailor your technological offerings to their needs, whether they are adventure-seekers, families, couples, or remote workers.
  • Invest in quality tech. Choose durable, weather-proof, and user-friendly technology that works seamlessly in an outdoor setting.
  • Balance tech and nature. Remember that the allure of glamping is primarily about the natural experience. Use technology to enhance, not overpower, that experience.
  • Promote eco-friendly tech solutions. Highlight your sustainable practices to attract eco-conscious travelers who value environmentally friendly options.
  • Stay updated. Keep up with the latest technological trends and advancements in outdoor living to incorporate them into your glamping site.

Boost your glamping destination with technology.

The fusion of technology and glamping is more than a trend; it’s a new frontier in the travel industry. 

By embracing technology, glamping hosts can offer an unparalleled experience that combines the beauty of nature with the comforts of the modern world. 

This blend attracts a broader array of guests and sets a new standard in outdoor hospitality.

Technology in glamping enhances comfort, convenience, and connectivity, making the outdoor experience more enjoyable and accessible to a broader range of people.


Matt Johnson

Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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