We Tried It: A Luxury Glamping Service — Complete with a Camp Butler!

What It Is: Camp’d Out, a luxurious glamping brand name that rents out totally-geared up tenting tents

Who Tried out It: Jessica Fecteau, Author/Reporter

Why We Tried out It: I have under no circumstances been tenting in my everyday living and made the decision “glamping” was the only way to give it a shot. Additionally, the expertise promised a private butler for the night time, and who does not want that?

Amount of Issue: 4

While I was born and elevated in Michigan—a extremely woodsy condition crammed with exceptional tenting sites—I have under no circumstances pitched a tent and roughed it for a night time. So when I was questioned to give glamping in Joshua Tree a shot, I figured If I’m at any time likely to test tenting, undertaking the “glamorous” model is the way to go.

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Camp’d Out’s service provides comprehensive established up and choose down of a 16 x 16 x nine-foot, 100 per cent water-proof canvas tent geared up with an inflatable queen mattress, Loomstead bedding, Content Habitat eco toss, facet desk, lounge chairs, region rugs and LED Barebones lantern.

The tent can also include things like a espresso tray, kitchen area established, entrance porch established-up, hearth pit, cooler, crops, heaters, followers, outside lounge region and a camp butler on ask for.

When I to start with arrived in Joshua Tree, truth established in that I would be sleeping exterior for a night time. But when I was revealed my tent by our private butler, I was straight away amazed with how roomy it was, which was best since of training course I packed 3 luggage for a person night time since I experienced no clue what to anticipate. (Right before you make enjoyable of me, I did use practically almost everything I packed, which integrated A Ton of levels for the chilly night time!)

Also, becoming a to start with time camper, I needed to be geared up for nearly anything. I packed bug spray and sprayed the complete tent entrance—an act accompanied by a great deal laughter from my boyfriend, who was with me. I also introduced cotton balls protected in peppermint oil and dropped them all over the tent to hold bugs from obtaining on the mattress even however the tent is tremendous safe and totally zips up. Hey, I under no circumstances stated I was a genuine outdoorswoman.

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The tent was also extremely tall so you really don’t have to crouch when going for walks all over inside of. While we were being offered a blow-up mattress, it nevertheless felt strong and was inflated once more by our butler just ahead of mattress to be harmless.

Camp’d Out is headquartered in California, but the tents can be rented everywhere in the U.S. for a person to 3 evenings with a minimum amount price of $one,500. An unfurnished tent can be rented for $450 when a furnished a person fees $650 for each tent. The price contains pitching, styling, and packing down the tent, but does not include things like restrooms or showers—so you are nevertheless sensation the results of tenting with no entry to these kinds of lavish matters. We experienced entry to moveable bathrooms, but no sinks to brush our tooth ahead of mattress. In its place, I took a suggestion from a fellow camper who stated to use a drinking water bottle and use the cap to scrape off my brush when I was finished.

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Whilst on the glamping excursion, we were being dealt with to a sunset supper by Moonrise Standard —another services you can include on to your bundle. Camp’d Out suggests they will function with regional sellers to assist coordinate much more than just the tent rental as they inspire persons to test the expertise for retreats, festivals, birthdays, bachelor/ette functions and weddings.

Subsequent supper, we sat all over a bon hearth, ate s’mores and drank wine—the most effective section about tenting in my view.

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When it was time for mattress, we walked back again to the tent with our offered lantern and began the layering approach (the desert drops down to the lower 50s at night time). I place on a pair of leggings, sweatpants, fuzzy socks, a prolonged sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, and a jacket, and it was just the correct quantity of protection. My mattress was properly pumped up and I straight away handed out just after a working day in the solar.

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The Verdict: Properly, to start with off, I survived! I’m confident this is no shock to any person who has hiked and backpacked by way of mountains for times, but waking up in the early morning was a results for me. When I opened my eyes and remembered I was in a tent, it felt oddly refreshing. The solar was shining in and I at last understood why persons do this—to be a person with character felt actually pleasant, specifically coming from a large town like Los Angeles. It also aided that I was sleeping in a mattress that was substantial off the floor with pleasant, comfortable sheets. Once more, I really don’t do bugs.


While it is a little bit dear, the expertise would be a thing various and enjoyable to do with pals (and much more very affordable if break up quite a few techniques). And now that I have glamped, I do feel it’d be really hard to at any time test tenting aged-faculty design.

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