Everything You Need To Start Up And Grow A Retreat Centre, Unique Holiday Rental or Glamping Business

Thinking of running unique hospitality services or retreat events? Then this is the place to get the support you need with your host Sarah Riley
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We've got you covered with The Start Up And Grow Club. A fabulous group of hosts and aspiring business owners who want to become your cheerleaders and help start up and grow your dreams and ideas. Click below to find out more.


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The Glamping Academy®

Everyone deserves to make a living doing something they love, so in 2010, we established a supportive business community, high-quality masterclasses and 5-star consultancy so you can too. These comprehensive online training resources with Sarah Riley, help individuals looking to start and operate their own retreat or glamping business and cover various aspects of entrepreneurship.

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Masterclasses Designed For Your Success

Helping you set up a glamping business, gain powerful publicity, attract more customers or launch a retreat business.

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Meet Your Retreat and Glamping Business Guide

Helping you make a living doing something you love. Whether that's launching an experiential retreat business or glamping short-stay.  

About Sarah Customer Reviews

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5000+ Happy customers |2000+ businesses launched |18+ countries served worldwide

"Sarah has given us lots of clarity and great insights into lots of areas that could be the difference between progressing a plan that would in the long term harm the business and require u-turns that cost time and money, or setting it up with less unknowns right from the start. Having experience and insights to frame our plans and reduce risks has been extremely useful."

Mark K.

"Being able to tap in to Sarah’s knowledge and experience has proven to be invaluable. This is someone who has their finger firmly on the pulse of all things camping and glamping. Whether it relates to marketing, current or upcoming trends, financials or practical help, Sarah has always given sound, informed and considered advice and I could not recommend her business support highly enough."

Jo H.

"The Glamping Business Guide has been a excellent resource for me in the development of my glampsite. It completely covers everything. This guide has greatly prepared me for this business, so much I already won first place in a Startup Weekend! I’m almost there to begin the development. When my glampsite is open, I’ll run it with confidence thanks from what I’ve learned here."

Manolo R.

"With a background in business coaching, some heavy organisational skills and a major chunk of empathy I immediately commissioned Sarah to help me write not just one but X 2 business plans for both areas of the 43 acre slate quarry I had just bought. We looked at every aspect from planning advice and direct contact to topographical surveys, site visits, land management, access, plantation of my GLAMPING cabins, off grid facilities, insurance, budgeting on project management, cash flow and marketing. "

Louise M.

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