5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Glamping Itinerary: Balancing Relaxation and Adventure

When staying at a luxury glamping site like Royal Gorge Cabins, you can rest assured that all of your creature comforts will be handled. Nonetheless, it still takes some planning to achieve the perfect glamping vacation. Taking the time to consider critical elements like lodging facilities and local activities can make all the difference on your next Colorado adventure. 

More than anything, vacations should be both relaxing and rejuvenating. Yet, finding the right balance between downtime and adventures can take some real skill – especially with glamping activities known for being so diverse. Here are some tips on how to plan a glamping trip that you’ll enjoy.

Shabby chic furnishings in glamping tents

What Makes a Glamping Experience Great?

The best thing about glamping is that you can have the adventure of a lifetime, while returning back to a comfortable place for a hot shower and a clean bed. Unlike normal tent camping, you can even get a good night’s sleep! Yet, to achieve maximum fun while glamping, you need to plan accordingly with your itinerary.

Consider Your Destination

view of garden of the gods and pikes peak

For starters, you should consider a destination that has ample glamping activities to keep you entertained, without having to do excessive driving. This notion is particularly important for families with young children. 

Since Royal Gorge Cabins is located in Cañon City, there are a ton of awesome glamping activities to keep your whole family entertained. Whether you want to scale the towering heights of Pikes Peak or learn about the unique mining history of Cripple Creek, the Royal Gorge region will not disappoint. The ability to access so much incredible terrain in a short drive will keep you coming back!

Determine How Long You Are Staying

Once you know where you are going on your glamping vacation, you need to decide exactly how long you want to stay. 

If you are traveling from out of state, Royal Gorge Cabins recommends you spend at least 4-5 nights in Colorado. That way, you can get the most out of your glamping experience and the most bang for your buck. If you live in Colorado and are planning a short glamping staycation, sneaking out for 1-2 nights is also a great option.

Find a Glamping Rental That Suits Your Needs

While all glamping experiences are about mixing luxurious comfort with outdoor adventures, there are many definitions of what exactly constitutes a glamping trip. Some might consider staying in an RV to be glamping, while others prefer tents or yurts as lodging choices. 

The canvas glamping tents at Royal Gorge Cabins are designed for maximum comfort, while also keeping you close to the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains. These glamping rentals have evaporative cooling to regulate the heat of the day and are adorned with comfortable beds and luxurious linens. While there is no running water in our tents, it is a short walk to the bathhouse to get cleaned up and use the restroom.

Glamping Tent interior through doors

Choose the Right Gear & Clothes

Bringing the right gear and clothes is one of the most important ways to prepare for a glamping trip. At Royal Gorge Cabins, we have found that the basics for glamping include ample layers to enjoy the Colorado outdoors, especially with activities like campfires and star gazing. 

When it comes to additional camping gear, bringing essentials like sandals for the shower house and a headlamp for navigating in the dark can make a huge difference. Since glamping is still camping, we also recommend you pack both sunscreen and bug spray.

Incorporate Time for Rest and Relaxation

Remembering to add downtime when glamping with outdoor activities is essential for relaxation and rejuvenation. As such, Royal Gorge Cabins recommends that you only plan 1-2 major activities per day. For low-pressure itineraries around Canon City, check out these recommendations on our website. 

Especially for parents who are in charge of planning, driving, and preparing meals, rest and relaxation are critical at the end of the day. When you spend time in a beautiful place like the Rocky Mountains, downtime can foster a sense of tranquility and a connection with the natural world.

Book Your Next Colorado Vacation with Royal Gorge Cabins!

Are you ready to start building your glamping itinerary? The glamping tents at Royal Gorge Cabins are just minutes away from some of the best sights and activities near Colorado Springs. Whether you want to go whitewater rafting, ziplining across the gorge, or hiking on beautiful trails, Royal Gorge Cabins provides the perfect blend of accessibility, comfort, and isolation. Book a glamping tent with us today and see the natural beauty that Colorado has to offer.

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Ben Sack

Ben Sack is the General Manager of Echo Canyon River Expeditions and Royal Gorge Cabins. He's also a raft guide, photographer, and he loves exploring Colorado and beyond with his wife and two boys.

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