Glamping Essentials: How to Elevate Your Camping Experience


Camping can be described by many words, and anyone who has roughed it in the wilderness for a day or two knows that “glamorous” is usually not one of them. Or at least, that’s how it used to be. In recent years, “glamping” has become a big trend for untraditional campers, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a mashup of “glamorous” and “camping.” 

Glamping basically describes a sort of camping that has comforts and amenities not normally available at traditional campgrounds. Unsurprisingly, it is easy to see how, under the right circumstances, RV camping and glamping can go quite well together. If you’re ready to try out glamping, read on to see what glamping essentials are needed for a luxurious outing.

Glamping Essentials for Your Next Relaxing Outing

You can think of glamping as “camping with style,” and glampers lack very little in the way of amenities at their destination. Rather than going to a hotel, glamping is essentially bringing a hotel experience with you to wherever you go. 

So, what do you need to make it a truly great experience? Well, there are more than a few glamping essentials you should stock up on.

Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

An enjoyable weekend for most glampers usually involves a bottle or two (or three) of their favorite vintage. Normal wine glasses are notoriously fragile, and nothing can put a stop to the imbibing fun like a broken wine glass. So, what to do? 

Since plastic cups aren’t quite boujie enough, the answer is stainless steel, shatterproof (and spill-proof) wine tumblers. They often come in chic designs, and they can keep your drink safe and cool. Having a few of these glamping essentials on hand is a must! 

French Press Coffee Maker

As tempting as it may be to wake up with the sunrise and boil a pot of water and ground beans over a campfire to prepare cowboy coffee, you’re better than that. Or, at least, if you’re glamping you should act like you’re better than that (your secret will be safe with your friends). 

Therefore, a quality French Press coffee maker should be on your list of glamping essentials before you go. Make sure you’ve packed coarse-ground coffee beans, too, or at least have a coffee grinder in your RV cabinet to get the beans just right for French Press preparation.

Movie Projector (and Screen)

There’s nothing quite like being out in the wilderness at night, watching a movie or TV show projected onto a big screen with your best friends. Such an experience, with the sights, sounds, and smells of nature as a backdrop, makes for enduring, magical memories. 

To make this magic happen, you need a projector, so be sure to pack one along for the ride. Come to think of it, you’ll also need a screen, too, so bring that along as well. 

Camp Chairs

You can’t go glamping and expect to be taken seriously if the only seating available consists of tree stumps around the campfire, or (gasp!) picnic table benches. Do you know what you need? You need to have seriously chic camp chairs to relax on, preferably the kind that have a place to hold your drinks. 

In any case, you’re going to spend a lot of time relaxing, so spare no expense for the best sitting time possible. 

Outdoor Wine Table

If you don’t have a camping chair with wine glass holders (which, admittedly, are rare indeed), then the next best thing to have on hand are these outdoor wine tables. You can stake these glamping essentials directly into the ground, and their sturdiness provides a solid space for any drinks or snacks you’re enjoying. 

There are wood versions and other kinds of outdoor wine tables, so choose what’ll fit the mood best and go from there!


Yes, you’re going to be basing yourself in an RV, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have time to lounge a few feet off the ground between a couple of trees. A hammock is one of the most important items on this glamping essentials list since it is the essence of relaxing. There’s nothing to do but doze suspended in the air, while you clear your mind of cares. 

Without a hammock, a glamping experience just wouldn’t be complete, so be sure to bring one or two on your adventure. 

It’s Time To Go Glamping!

Now that you know which glamping essentials to have on hand to make glamorous camping memories, the next step is to plan your glamping excursion. To do that, you need to have an RV rental that will get you where you want to go, and let you camp in style once you’re there. Luckily, you can find exactly the right RV for glamping with Cruise America.

The campgrounds you find for glamping might not be luxurious, but your RV can be, and Cruise America can help you every step of the way. Ready to head out? Then grab your glamping essentials, and get in touch with Cruise America on the double!