Calgary Fall House Present: Glamping is a multi-layered affair

Onion-shaped tents take centre stage as glamping antes up the outside expertise with beds, string lights and heaters.

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Tenting in a tent isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, except that tea is served in a porcelain cup when you relaxation in a queen measurement mattress with a feather cover pulled as much as your chin. That’s when tenting turns into glamping, a extra glamourous and opulent technique to benefit from the nice outside. Glamping takes the most effective elements of tenting and combines them with the posh and comfort of a keep in a lodge.

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Natalie Gomersall of Diamond Valley is the proprietor of Lavish Canvas, an organization that rents lovely white canvas tents for glad glampers nearly wherever in Southern Alberta. She and her crew ship the tent, set it up, lay down carpets, make up the absolutely framed mattress (convey your personal pillows), add tables, chairs, lamps or a festive string of lights and a heater. For patrons at camp websites, she’ll convey a camp kitchen, too.

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Campers are off the chilly laborious floor on an actual mattress and may take pleasure in meals with actual dishes.

“There aren’t any crimson Solo cups,” Gomersall says with a wink.

Her spherical Lotus model glamping tents are pegged into the bottom and take about half-hour to arrange. They’re 10-, 13- and 16-feet in diameter and are waterproof with screened home windows and doorways. Every tent physique has ample head room. Every reserving has a two-night minimal, starting from $250 for the primary two nights plus $50 for every further evening, as much as $650 for the primary two nights plus $75 for every further evening.

She first noticed Lotus tents at a festival-themed wedding ceremony in her native England and felt that renting these onion-shaped tents to Canadian glampers would make for a fantastic enterprise. She ordered three tents to start with and opened Lavish Canvas in 2019, proper earlier than the pandemic, which in her case turned out to be good for enterprise.

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“We did staycations and small weddings”, she says. “When you have a yard occasion or home occasion, it’s an additional room. A secret little room in your yard with a boho competition type of vibe. It’s actually enjoyable,” she says.

Gomersall will likely be on the Calgary Fall House Present, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 on the BMO Centre, with a design function known as Tenting Couture. The centrepiece will likely be a furnished 133-square-foot Lotus tent with an autumn themed out of doors seating space. The glamping setup is being styled in a muted color palette by White Home Prairie Designs. The tent received’t function a mattress, however it be comfy, cozy and alluring. Individuals won’t ever have a look at tent tenting in the identical means.

“Two years in the past, we had a really hesitant reserving at a campsite from a pair who’d by no means slept in a tent however had been keen to attempt. They booked the following 12 months and can again for his or her third 12 months in a row. They’re true glampers,” Gomersall says.

The Calgary Fall House Present runs Friday, Sept. 29 from midday to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Save $2 off common admission by reserving on-line at

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