Rebeka and Nathan Self, co-owners of Georgia Glamping Company, are in the studio for today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group comes together to talk about Georgia Glamping’s one-of-a-kind glamping opportunities, its exciting new campsite locations and fun ad-on options.
Married for 12 years, Rebeka and Nathan came up with the concept for Georgia Glamping after a less than stellar Florida vacation in which their children found themselves more entertained by their I-Pads than the sandy beaches. On the road trip home, the two brainstormed ideas on ways they could get their family to spend time outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of a traditional vacation. Combining Rebeka’s childhood love for camping with Nathan’s appreciation of nice hotels, the couple came up with the idea of creating a business that provides “glamping” opportunities as a brand-new way to escape.
In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Glamping Company was forced to shut down due to Forsyth County regulations. However, after reopening on May 1, the company experienced a strong demand for glamping opportunities. In fact, from May 1 through the season-closing day on November 30, the company had a 100% occupancy rate compared to a 58% occupancy rate the previous year. After just recently reopening its site for 2021 bookings, the company has been overwhelmed by the responses and continues to look forward to the new year and the new opportunities ahead.
Georgia Glamping Company’s original location is set along the beautiful shores of Lake Lanier at Shady Grove campgrounds. In addition to restrooms, playgrounds and a courtesy dock, the campsite also offer three glamping options including canvas bell tents, canvas safari tents and a retro RV featuring remodeled, modern farmhouse interiors. Each tent offers glampers a true camping experience outside the tent walls and a mini-hotel experience within them. Inside the tents, glampers will find real memory foam mattresses, hotel-style bedding, coffee makers, mini-fridges, air conditioners, heaters, lamps, rugs and other features to create a space that is comfortable and enjoyable for all.
In addition to its Lake Lanier location, Georgia Glamping Company is also excited to introduce two new campsite locations. Located in Henry Country, Iris Lake offers 22-acres of campsites set along a private lake. Here, glampers can experience a peaceful vacation with a non-motorized boating lake, nature trails, a gathering lodge and an exciting new “tabin” experience that combines the best features of a tent and cabin to create a desirable resort-style glamping option. Rebeka and Nathan are also excited to take on four new sites in Augusta at Clarks Hill Lake this coming March, offering even more lakeside glamping experiences.
Of course, the glamping experience wouldn’t be complete without the add-ons. Because roughly 80% of Georgia Glamping’s customers are first-time campers, the company strives to offer a variety of add-on options to allow for a more customized experience. When booking a stay on the website, glampers can choose from a variety of add-ons to enhance their experiences, including kayaks, beach cruisers, gourmet smores kits and much more.
For more information about Georgia Glamping Company and to book an upcoming glamping experience, visit www.georgiaglamping.com. Weekend and fall glamping dates book quickly, so be sure to schedule well in advance!
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