"Glamping" in Montana

August 19, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Frankly, it’s not the wild beasts that might scare the dickens out of me on a trip like this, it’s the folks in the hot-tub-equipped wall tent next door. But for those who like to raise their kids thinking that a private bathroom is an inalienable right, there are a growing number of upscale outdoors experiences designed to answer their every need. The phenomenon has been labeled “glamping” (we’re guessing by the P.R. agency), another way to say “glamorous camping.” “‘It’s not about experiencing what Lewis and Clark did,’ said Milton Pedrazza, chief executive of Luxury Institute, a New York-based research company. ‘It’s about enjoying nature and all the comforts that come with the luxury lifestyle. They see it as one big seamless, wonderful experience.'” Kimi Yoshino in The Los Angeles Times.