The Ultimate Glamping Business Start-Up Guide®

Everything you need to plan, build and launch your glamping business and make your outdoor hospitality dreams a reality, even with no land, buildings or experience of the industry.


Everyone deserves to make a living doing something they love...

Glamping across the world has moved from a trend into a significant industry as it gives vacationers the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of camping without any of the negatives.

Guests enjoy an unforgettable and instagrammable experience in nature with the type of comfort you'd find in a luxury hotel... and it's really growing in demand.

This means the owner is able to set up an asset-light hospitality business with great earning potential and a family-friendly lifestyle that has extra flexibility, less stress and more time outdoors.

Recently, glamping has experienced a surge of interest as vacationers are looking for secluded eco-accommodation because it offers freedom, safety and adventure in an earth-friendly way.

Have you noticed this too?

If you have then the chances are you are passionate about launching your own glamping business but simply don't know where to start. You get caught up in the details and just keep going around in circles, feel constantly confused while you lose confidence in your plans and question if you're doing the right thing.

Your biggest challenge will also come from those around you and getting them on board with your ideas.

This is especially true if you keep coming up against brick walls when trying to get the trade secrets you need to move forwards, like occupancy rates or if this type of business will pay the bills or cover your salary.

You know what you want but you just don't know how to get started.

But what if I told you it was possible to start your dream business today in one easy step, even if you have no land, buildings or experience of the industry?

The Ultimate Glamping Business Start-Up Guide® helps you remove blocks, breakthrough hurdles and fast-track the launch of your eco-accommodation business with guidance from industry experts.

This glamping course is much more than a business planning guide. With video tutorials, downloadable workbooks, cashflow and set-up cost spreadsheets, typical earning breakdowns for different structures, return on investment analysis, marketing techniques and industry trend reports, it helps you understand every element of starting a professional glamping business you can be proud of.

You will understand exactly what to do next to make your outdoor hospitality dreams a reality and leave your competitors in the dust. That's why we get so many fantastic reviews!

Business Planning

The guide includes business plan templates, cash flow forecast examples, set up costs for different models, likely season length, potential income and maintenance considerations.

Land Feasibility

What works best in this industry, the elements you must consider before purchasing land, planning and zoning principles and what hurdles to look out for as you progress.

Launch And Succeed

Everything you need to know about the industry in a 13-page market report, including signs of growth and future trends so you can confidently develop your glamping business.


"Since the pandemic, I have recognised the need to make a shift in my career. I feel so blessed that I found your program at the beginning of my journey, as the guide has literally been helping me to clearly articulate and document the glamping venture that I will be starting over the next year or so. 

Thus far, this has been ridiculously helpful! I am lost for words, as I feel like I finally understand what I would like to do for the remainder of my career! Thank you!!"

Karen N.
The Bahamas

Hi... I'm Sarah Riley

Since 2010 I have been working with thousands of hosts around the world to help them start up their businesses and increase their guest bookings.

Now I'm internationally recognised as one of the leading independent experts in the niche serviced eco-accommodation industry.

I've not only been teaching it, I've been doing it too, by jointly managing a 5-star boutique hospitality business, running Inspired Camping and sharing best practice and interviews with experts on my iTunes and Spotify podcast.

This is an exciting time and I want to help you grow in confidence and get ready to launch your new glamping business as soon as you are ready.

"What a fabulous course!! I'm about halfway through and hoping to have everything up and running for next spring. The course has given me confidence that I CAN do this! Other people are doing it and so can I!!  Thank you for your course and constant contact with us all."

Christina M.

If you have noticed the opportunity in this industry, The Ultimate Glamping Business Guide® gives you the chance to step up and take action quickly as it plugs the gaps in your knowledge and leads you systematically through the process, no matter where in the world you are.


It gives you the blueprint for your entire business, helping you understand what will work and (more importantly) what won't.

It helps you save time, avoid costly mistakes, leapfrog the competition and answer crucial questions you need to ask before you take that leap of faith and invest in your future business.


Questions like:

"How will I know if the glamping business model I choose is the right one?"

"How much will it cost to set up?"

"What are the operational costs of running a business like this?"

"How much could I earn and will it replace my existing salary?" and

"What are my first steps and where do I start?"


Don't let the puzzle of starting a new business in an industry you know little about sap your confidence and overwhelm you.


Find out what you need to know now to make your dreams a reality and start building a unique glamping business you can be proud of.


Imagine what it will be like to receive rave reviews, show off to your friends and enjoy the limitless creativity and freedom that comes from running your own business. 


"I have just finished your online course 'The Ultimate Glamping Business Guide®'. Thank you, not only have I enjoyed the content, it has been really useful. I have had the desire to set up my own glamping site for some time now, your course has given me the momentum to push ahead. I have written my business plan and last week met with a landowner. It's all systems go! I would recommend this course to anyone seriously considering setting up a glamping site."

Paul M.

"Thank you for all you do and this course!  My most exciting discovery was in phase 3. Getting into the business planning really helped me relate to my business and create definite plans.

A big win I’ve had since starting the course: We're under contract for land! Phase 4, land development has helped me with due diligence and giving me a timeline for starting our site.

I would say to anyone interested in starting the course, they should do it. I believe the education learned here can help all business sectors. But if you are thinking at all about glamping / outdoor hospitality, the education provided can be used to create definite plans, therefore results.

I’m grateful for finding this course. I’m excited about my business and hope to make Glamping much, much, MUCH bigger in the US!"

Justin S.

There are many glamping business models across the world, so this course asks the right questions and gives you the steps you need to take to discover the right business for you... whatever that looks like.


It will give you the knowledge, clarity and confidence you need to take action and achieve your dream business.


It's time for you to take the pathway to success, make your ideas a reality, get your business out there, change your life and change the lives of those you will meet along the way.


Don't stay stuck, confused and overwhelmed. Think about what you want to do to create an impact and go for it!


It's time to get the help you need so you can ignore the fear, move forwards and confidently seek the life-changing business you've been dreaming of.


Imagine what your friends and family will say when they see you building a successful hospitality business and think how proud you will be when you invite them to stay for the first time.


Will that feel great? 


Yes! That will feel AMAZING!




This video and text online course can be accessed anywhere in the world with an Internet connection and can be watched as often as necessary to grow your confidence so you can build your business ideas at your own pace and in your own time, even while you hold down another job.


Get signposted to a network of thousands of unique accommodation businesses owners who are already achieving what you want to. When you feel you have a mountain to climb and can't figure out what to do, the support, inspiration and motivation this gives is priceless.


LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS ON A PLATFORM ALREADY FULL OF EAGER CUSTOMERS READY TO BOOK WITH YOU  Once you have access to this course it gives you an opportunity to launch your business on *Inspired Camping*, a cool camping and glamping inspiration website that has tens of thousands of regular readers around the world ready to hear about your new venture and to book their next holiday with you.  

This is an evolving marketplace and as the industry develops so does the course, therefore adding value to your initial investment. You will get access to all new content as soon as it is added to the course, which will help you future-proof your business training needs.


Get over 6 hours of video tutorials, step-by-step checklists, a downloadable workbook, finance and ROI calculations and cashflow spreadsheet for your glamping business idea.

Access valuable industry statistics, early marketing strategies, social media tips, a business plan template and photography guide tailored for a unique glamping business.

Download detailed financial projections to help get your business ready to launch, and then seize the opportunity to shout about it on

Also included is 'The Essential Business Planning And Financials' eBook, which demonstrates expected costs, potential income, advantages and disadvantages, and likely occupancy of the most popular glamping models. Plus an Excel spreadsheet with financial projections for an example site in Phase 3.

This is vital information to make sure you plan and achieve a realistic assessment of the potential income and costs associated with your ideas before moving to the next phase of development. Most businesses that fail, skip this part of the process.

Access Anywhere

All video lessons, document downloads and the course workbook are available on all online devices, including our award winning smartphone app.

"Sarah Riley was an absolute lifeline for us. Her e-learning course was our first discovery, which saved us hours of time of research and £100’s of pounds of potential wasted money by taking decisions that would have been uneducated. There is no other resource out there of this quality in the glamping sector - other than Sarah Riley herself! After purchasing the e-learning course, it was an easy decision to retain the services of Sarah as a consultant.  Sarah has a very approachable and calm style, wrapped with passion in what she does. I am sure that anyone that is looking to employ either her courses or her consultancy services will have immediate payback for the investment."

Mark K.


Prioritise Your Dream Glamping Business 


Glamping has experienced a surge of interest recently as vacationers look for secluded eco-accommodation because it offers freedom, safety and adventure in an earth-friendly way. So this Guide includes the vital elements you need to design your business to fit your priorities and those of your guests in your specific country. 


"There is no other resource out there of this quality in the glamping sector - other than Sarah Riley herself!" Mark K.

The Ultimate Glamping Business Guide® will help you see opportunities where you didn't see them before and find solutions to problems that are stopping you from achieving your lifestyle business dreams today.


The course is staggered in its release to avoid overwhelming you with the content provided. Phases 1 and 2 are released immediately and allow you to understand the industry, what will work in your country and what your preferred mode of glamping is. Phases 3 onwards are released on day 15 to allow you to move on to the business planning stages of your idea.


The workbook and downloads are also designed to take you through each step of this process in an effortless way to maximise your business transformation from idea to reality.


 "The Ultimate Glamping Business Guide® has been so helpful in the process of setting up our business. We bought the guide whilst looking for suitable properties and it enabled us to visualise what we needed from a site. Without this there isn’t much information available on how to go about setting up a glampsite so it has been invaluable ...because of the Guide were immediately able to start working on our business idea by applying for planning permission & licenses. We currently have 2 fully furnished yurts and are located in Norfolk, offering a luxury experience for our guests to relax and connect with nature."

Kate S.

The Ultimate Glamping Business Start-Up Guide®

Click each phase below to view the course content and bonuses in detail...

Everything you need to know about the glamping industry, including signs of growth and future trends so you can move on confidently with your ideas

  • What glamping is and what it involves from a customer perspective.
  • What customers expect from you when they stay and what will get them coming back for more.
  • How you can learn from what works best in this market.
  • The current glamping trends and how you can take advantage of them.
  • What the expectations are in the glamping market and how your business can meet those demands.
  • Key statistics across the world to help you craft your business ideas and plans.

Glamping business development essentials, including the key foundations and how you can secure future success within this industry

  • Environmental considerations of a glamping business and why they are so critical for success.
  • Choosing the perfect glamping business model for you and your lifestyle needs.
  • The options available to you and what each one involves.
  • Putting your guests at the heart of your business and the key to making your customer experience perfect so you attract repeat bookings.
  • Exactly what your unique selling position should be to help you stand out in the crowd.

Glamping business planning and templates, including financial estimates, cost and income examples and a template for you to use to craft your own plan 

  • Your business plan and financial estimates, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. 
  • Business plan examples and a template to develop your own plan.
  • Examples of potential income and expenditure figures, based on real glamping business models already operating, helping you understand what the set-up costs are and what your return on investment will be.
  • Examples of rental fees, occupancy rates and how much you can expect to earn with this type of business. Also included is an Excel spreadsheet showing the financial projections of an example glamping site.
  • How to visualise your goals, consider your targets and set your action plans.

Land feasibility, permissions and daily operations, including a land suitability checklist and tips to achieving approval

  • The elements that make land ideal for glamping.
  • Crucial issues to consider when buying a campsite to turn it into a glamping site.
  • The expected timeline for starting a site after you have purchased or leased your land.
  • The essential permissions you need to have in place to start your site.
  • Tips for gaining planning permissions and any zoning requirements.
  • Different options for gaining approval.
  • Daily operations and maintenance issues for glamping site owners to consider in relation to the facilities they have in place.

Securing the success of your glamping business in this unique industry

  • The key factors for success identified after working with thousands of glamping business owners.
  • The signs that show you are heading for rapid unique holiday rental success.
  • How to identify, measure and beat the competition so you can jump ahead of the game.
  • Key ways to increase your business revenue, identified by owners who have done just that!
  • Essential negotiation and persuasion skills to secure better deals and lower costs.

Your launch, marketing and promotion plan to attract the guests you need to make sure your business is profitable

  • The professional photographers guide to using photography and imagery to increase your bookings and occupancy rates.
  • The Guide also includes essential steps to commissioning a photographer so you get exactly what you want to boost your visibility and get the best value for money.
  • How to get the best, free and low-cost publicity for your glamping business.
  • The essential elements to organising a successful promotional event.
  • The key steps to being found online.
  • Your essential launch checklist to hit the market with a BANG!
  • The 'Social Media With Impact' guide for Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • How to go from 0-1000 followers using simple but very effective techniques.
  • Your social media strategy template to really get your business visible.

Glamping business interviews, a source list of tools and services, achieving the right mindset and developing THE glamping product of the future

  • 'Mindset Matters' and understanding your 'why' in business.
  • Interviews with glamping business owners who share their success tips and advice.
  • A source list of the best glamping business services and tools that has taken many years to curate.
  • Developing your glamping product idea, protecting it and getting it to the market.

Launch Your New Business On *Inspired Camping*

  • When you purchase this course this gives you an opportunity to launch your new glamping business on an inspiration portal that has thousands of views a day and tens of thousands of regular readers and social media followers.

Access The Course Materials From Anywhere In The World...

  • This is an online course so you can access the materials and download the extras from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, allowing you to learn at your own pace, in your own time and from home. Best of all, this means you can watch each video, go step-by-step through the workbook and take part in the lessons as many times as you want until you are confident enough to start forging ahead with your glamping business ideas.

Get Life-Long Access...

  • You will have lifelong access to the Guide and it's bonuses, all of which are being updated regularly with essential new information about emerging trends, news, ideas, knowledge, business planning tips, industry secrets and profit building tips within the glamping industry. 

Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed...

  • The course is staggered in its release to help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by the content provided. Phases 1 and 2 are released immediately and allow you to understand the industry, what will work in your country and what your preferred mode of glamping is. Phases 3 onwards are released on day 15 to allow you to move on to the business planning stages of your idea. The workbook and downloads are also designed to take you through each step of this process in an effortless way to maximise your business transformation from idea to reality.

Everyone Deserves To Make A Living Doing Something They Love!

Launch your glamping business today with the ultimate start-up guide


"I am SO grateful to have found you and your course, I felt like a kid on the first day of school totally overwhelmed and clueless. I'm absolutely buzzing now and feel so much more confident.. and for a tiny price! For everything you offer I expected a much heftier price tag so THANKYOU. I'm getting stuck in now and I can't wait to see where I end up."

Freya H.

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Purchase The Guide Today...

Students who have completed the course have already launched their unique holiday rentals and are now welcoming guests, including Louise, owner of Kudhva...

"I had the good fortune to meet Sarah Riley from Inspired Camping. She turned up at the perfect moment. I had just bought a piece of land and had an idea to make it into a campsite. I had a rough idea where to start but needed some serious help. You don't meet GLAMPING Experts everyday - but I did!"

Louise M.


If within 14 days after dipping into the first two phases of the course you don’t feel it will help you launch your business, email us to let us know why and how we can improve the Guide, and we will refund your investment.

"I really liked the workbook which you can make notes on during the video I think this really helps to focus on your content and extract everything that is applicable to me and my situation."

James T.

If all this does is give you a kick up the butt to get moving with your dream business then would it be worth the cost?


Well worth the cost.

We humans are great at procrastinating and saying we don't know where to start.

This is where to start!

So you can either go out for a meal at your local restaurant, go to bed and wake up in exactly the same place tomorrow...

...or you can take this opportunity to start planning your new glamping business.

Sound good?


So let me ask you... 


Are you going to be the person who takes action today?
Knowledge + Action = Results!


Everything you need to start your glamping business today


"I’m loving the course so far, thank you. I didn’t realise how helpful it would be and I’ve only just started!"

Clare W.

Frequently Asked Questions

The principles of setting up a glamping business are included in the guide and these are relevant to every country around the world. They demonstrate exactly what you need to consider when setting up this style of business and the secret to success in any location.

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