Glamour Camping or “Glamping” – Exploring an Elite Motorcoach Resort
Glamping? What is that?
Glamping or glamour camping is a slang term used to describe some of today’s most luxurious motorcoaches and RV’s. As well as a term loosely used to describe resorts that cater to guests that are interested in staying out of a traditional building or hotel structure while bringing all of the creature comforts of home along with them.
What Exactly is a Motorcoach Resort?
There isn’t an exact definition but for the most part a motorcoach resort is a high end RV resort with amenities similar to a 3 or 4 star hotel. In most cases these motorcoach resorts only allow Class A motorhomes and usually have restrictions on the age of the coach you bring. Many motorcoach resorts are similar to condominiums in that spots are owned by members rather than rented.
For the most part, motorcoach resorts are open to the public as many owners wish to rent their RV spots when they are not using them to recoup some of their investments. Amenities typically include an onsite club house, gym, swimming pool, spa, luxury bathrooms and private showers, bar, game rooms and more. Some resorts even have attached golf courses and marinas where you can park your boat right next to your coach.
How Much is a Motorcoach Resort Stay?
Hold on to your hats folks, these places are not cheap but looking on the bright side, they are cheaper than just about any 4 or 5 star hotel that’s for sure! A single night stay at a motorcoach resort like Palm Beach Motorcoach will set you back between $80.00-150.00 per night. Most parks have weekly and monthly discounts that can bring that price down considerably but think of this as a “vacation” not something most of us can do every day.
What About Buying a Spot?
Buying a spot at a prestige motorcoach resort can be as expensive as buying a house! Spots at Palm Beach Motorcoach (which just recently opened) range from $160,000 t0 almost $300,000. What is really interesting is how absolutely massive the price can range from seller to seller. If you find a resort that has spots for sale from existing members, there are absolutely deals out there, especially for those looking to sell quickly. We’ve seen amazing spots on the Pacific Coastal cliffs of Oregon overlooking the ocean for as little as $50,000. Of course if you are willing to sacrifice the view then deals are absolutely there to be had!
If you choose to look into ownership, make sure you consider property taxes, common charges and any other fees that the associations may charge as part of the sale. Always do your research.
Some Noteworthy Motorcoach Resorts
- Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort – www.jpbresort.com
- Aztec RV Resort – www.aztecrvresort.com
- Pelican Lake Motorcoach Resort – www.pelicanlakemotorcoachresort.com
- Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort – www.lvmresort.com
- Bella Terra of Gulf Shores – www.bellaterrarvresort.com
- Pacific Shores MotorCoach Resort – www.pacificshoresmotorcoachresort.com
- Motorcoach County Club – motorcoachcountryclub.com