Making Camping Enjoyable and Fun: Why Comfort Camping Is the New Staycation

Who says camping without an RV has to be uncomfortable ?!  Just because you choose to sleep in a tent or hammock doesn’t mean you have to ‘rough it’.  I prefer to sleep with the smell of the earth and all the sounds that come with sleeping close to nature.  Some of my best sleep is outdoors. In this article, I will discuss why comfort camping has become the new staycation for many individuals seeking relaxation and adventure exploring the wonders of the US. We will also delve into some of the downsides of comfort camping and provide strategies to strike a balance for an enriching camping experience.


Camping has always been a beloved pastime for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. However, the concept of camping has evolved beyond traditional tents and campfires. Comfort camping, a cousin of glamping (glamorous camping), has gained tremendous popularity in recent years. It offers individuals the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature while indulging in a moderate amount of modern conveniences and comforts.

The Growing Popularity of Comfort Camping

Comfort camping has emerged as a new form of staycation, appealing to those who seek relaxation and rejuvenation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This trend has gained momentum due to various factors, including the desire for unique experiences, the growing interest in sustainable travel and local travel, and the ease and availability of diverse comfort camping gear.

Benefits of Comfort Camping

– Escape from Everyday Stress

Comfort camping provides an escape from the daily grind, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in nature’s tranquility. It offers a chance to disconnect from technology, unwind, and recharge both physically and mentally while exploring the natural wonders of the US.  There is no shortage of campgrounds, Recreational Parks, and National Forests to explore and find your little piece of paradise.  

– Connection with Nature

While enjoying the comforts of modern amenities, this type of camping still enables individuals to connect with nature. Whether it’s waking up to the sound of birdsong or stargazing under the open sky, comfort camping fosters a deep appreciation for the natural world.

– Convenience and Amenities

One of the primary attractions of comfort camping is the convenience and amenities it offers. From cozy beds and private bathrooms to electricity and camping kitchens, this more luxurious camping style allows individuals to enjoy the beauty of nature without sacrificing comfort.

Downsides of Comfort Camping

While comfort camping can enhance the overall camping experience, it’s important to be aware of the downsides of this form of camping.

– Overdependence on Technology

In the pursuit of comfort, it’s easy to become overly reliant on technology during camping trips. Excessive use of gadgets can hinder the connection with nature and may prevent you from fully immersing yourself in the camping experience.

– Disconnect from Nature

Ironically, this type of camping has the potential to create a disconnection from the very essence of camping—nature itself. The allure of luxurious amenities may distract you from appreciating the simplicity and beauty of the natural surroundings. It’s important to strike a balance and find ways to reconnect with nature while enjoying the comforts that you decide on.

– Environmental Impact

Comfort camping, with its emphasis on amenities and convenience, can have an environmental impact. The excessive use of resources, such as electricity and water, can contribute to waste and pollution. It’s crucial for comfort campers to be mindful of their ecological footprint and adopt sustainable practices and focus on an eco-conscious camping trip.

Strategies for a Balanced Comfort Camping Experience

Camping and Nature

To ensure a balanced and fulfilling comfort camping experience, here are some strategies to consider:

– Embrace Nature and Disconnect

While enjoying the comforts, take time to embrace nature and disconnect from technology. Engage in activities such as hiking, wildlife observation, or simply sitting by the campfire and savoring the peacefulness of the outdoors. Allow yourself moments of tranquility and connection with the natural world.

– Minimize Technological Dependency

Resist the temptation to constantly use electronic devices during your comfort camping trip. Instead, opt for activities that encourage human interaction and engagement with the environment. Engage in conversations, play games, or explore the surroundings through guided nature walks. Embracing the simplicity of camping can lead to more meaningful experiences with friends and family.

– Practice Leave No Trace Principles

As responsible campers, it’s essential to practice Leave No Trace principles. Respect the environment by properly disposing of waste, using designated trails, and leaving campsites as you found them. By following these principles, you can minimize your impact on the natural surroundings and contribute to the preservation of pristine camping areas for future generations.

The Role of Equipment and Gear

When engaging in comfort camping, the choice of equipment and gear is crucial. Opt for eco-friendly options such as solar-powered devices or rechargeable batteries to minimize the use of disposable resources. Choose sustainable materials for your camping gear and equipment, supporting brands that prioritize environmental responsibility.

Investing in quality gear that provides comfort while being mindful of its environmental impact will contribute to a more sustainable and enjoyable comfort camping experience.


Comfort camping offers a unique way to enjoy the beauty of nature while indulging in modern comforts. By finding a balance between luxury and connection with nature, comfort camping can provide a rejuvenating and memorable experience. Remember to disconnect from technology, embrace the simplicity of camping, and practice sustainable camping principles.

So, whether you choose a tent and a hammock slung over a river or a bigger tent with breathtaking views, comfort camping can be a fulfilling way to unwind and reconnect with yourself and the natural world.


Q1: Is comfort camping suitable for families with young children?

A1: Yes, it is actually best suited for families with young children! It allows you to introduce children to the wonders of nature while providing the comfort and amenities they need for a pleasant camping experience.

Q2: Can I go comfort camping in all seasons?

A2: It’s best suitable for various seasons, but it’s essential to consider the weather conditions and choose accommodations accordingly. Some options may be more suitable for specific seasons, check out other articles to explore how you can comfortably camp all year round.

Q3: How can I find eco-friendly comfort camping accommodations?

A3: When searching for camping accommodations, look for eco-certifications or sustainable labels. Research the resort or campsite’s environmental initiatives and check if they prioritize sustainability in their operations. Reading reviews and seeking recommendations from fellow eco-conscious travelers can also help you find eco-friendly options.

Q4: Can I experience comfort camping on a budget?

A4: Absolutely! Look for affordable camping options such as glamping sites with basic amenities or consider alternative options like renting a camper van or setting up a budget-friendly campsite with essential comforts. I’ve even found some gems at Goodwill like old tin tea kettles, steel pans (no teflon!) for cooking, and even adorable plastic picnic glasses still in the package.  With a little research and creativity, you can enjoy the benefits of comfort camping without breaking the bank.

Q5: Can comfort camping be a solo activity?

A5: Yes, it’s perfect as a solo activity. It provides an opportunity for self-reflection, solitude, and personal rejuvenation. Look for camping accommodations that offer safe and cozy spaces for solo travelers, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.

Avatar photo

Kelley Brakstad

Kelley, the voice behind Comfort Camping Insider, hails from the stunning landscapes of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. She passionately shares her tips, tricks, and insider knowledge to enhance your camping adventures, fostering a love for the outdoors with the comforts of home. Join her in discovering the art of comfortable camping.

More to Explore