Is Glamping A Good Business Model And Is It Profitable?

There's no doubt that starting a glamping business can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. It’s a lifestyle business perfect for outdoor-loving entrepreneurs, but is it profitable and can it give you back control of your future?

Is Glamping A Good Investment And How Much Does It Cost To Start A Glamping Business?

I often get asked if glamping is a fad or a good business idea. Having worked in the industry since 2010 and watched it recover strongly after a worldwide financial meltdown and then buck the trend of worldwide decline during a pandemic, I am confident when I say it is no longer a fad but is definitely a strengthening trend and lifestyle business model.

As the options are so diverse for setting up this style of business (essentially the only limit is your imagination) there is no industry standard for what you will need to invest.

Clearly setting up a glamping business is unique to the location and the owner's ideas and aspirations for what they want to build. As an example, a few bell tents in a field and building a state of the art treehouse come with two very different sets of costs and income generation potential.

However, there is a way of overcoming this conundrum so you can understand how much it costs to start a glamping business and if it will be a good investment for the plans you have for your unique business and I cover this in more detail below.

Are Glamping Businesses Profitable And Can You Make Money From Glamping?

There are aspects of it that can be quite surprising, especially when it comes to how much you can generate as an income.

For example, you can set up a no-dig glamping business using simple permissions and with very little in the way of facilities and still charge in the region of £100 / $130 per night.

But there are still essential steps you need to take to get this right, particularly when it comes to attracting guests.

Clearly, you won’t be able to generate that revenue if you don’t have guests to fill your beds and each model comes with a different set of costs so that can bring its own challenges too. And it’s also worth noting that if you decide to make your facilities even more unique and interesting you can charge anything from £150+ / $200+ per night.

In fact, I know of this owner in Malibu charging £465 / $610 per night for a 3 person stay in an Airstream, but they did manage to get the publicity they needed to promote these short-stays to the right markets.

And the more interesting the stay and the more unique your approach is to marketing your offer, the more likely guests will seek you out and book with you directly so there will be fewer costs to pay third parties such as online travel agents.

That's more profit for you, the owner.

So are you interested in setting up a new glamping business or have you already started?

Do you want to know how you can start a successful glamping business, how much it will cost, if it will be profitable and the business model that will suit you and your lifestyle aspirations?

If this is something you have only just begun to think about I want to help you accelerate the process with my Ultimate Glamping Business Start-Up Guide so you can get a head start. 

This Guide will help you move through 6 essential business development phases to launching a new glamping business you can be proud of.

Imagine what your friends and family will say when you show them how much you've achieved in such a short time.

The Guide includes these essential phases:

  • Writing your business plan to understand your return on investment
  • Figuring out your accounts and if your new business can replace an existing salary
  • Helping you set a budget for the business model you choose
  • Guiding you toward the principles of obtaining planning permissions
  • Land feasibility checks
  • Supporting your start-up marketing to give you a competitive edge when you launch
  • Showing how you can attract your first guests quickly to maximise your income
  • Helping you build confidence in what you want to do by showing you the exact steps, one by one. 

To learn more about exactly what's in The Ultimate Glamping Business Start-Up Guide, simply visit this page.

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