b'Specialty Lodgingfrom page 19 Montana CanvasMontana Canvas, based in Belgrade, Mont., has been building tents for over 40 years. plus feet wide on the exterior, he said. It hasThe company continues to focus on its glamping model tents to better serve all camp-room for full-sized beds or bunks, full-sizedground owners. shower, pedestal sink, toilet and a little kitch- Glamping resorts and folks new to the overall enette area with a bar sink, along with roomglamping industry are what we have in mind for for a countertop fridge and microwave on thenext year, said Curt Dinges, president of the firm countertop.that evolved from western pack tents to luxury ver-Typically, the units ship in multiples of two.sions. We offer two key sizes in several package The company can fit two pods on a truck, soconfigurations for straightforward decisions re-it helps to split shipping costs. The units aresulting in easier setup for campgrounds. We are all made in the U.S.laser focused on our quality and continue to use He said the Mega Pod now retails in the $18,500 range. These pods are delivered fullythe most up-to-date, made-in-the-U.S. fabrics and built with plumbing, HVAC and electrical in place and ready to hook up at the site. Theindustrial materials.roof is a steel shingle. These continue to be challenging times in this industrial climate with raw material Its Class 4 hail-rated, and its got the Miami-Dade wind rating, so its a 40-year prod- and shipping delays occurring daily, he added. My advice for 2022 is to plan ahead. uct, Poynor added. Packages include a 12- by 14-foot luxury model and another thats a 14- by 20-foot www.glampingpodsofamerica.com417-385-1664suite. One has a queen-sized bed for two adults, while the other model will accommodate a family of four. Package A has everything included. The more affordable Package B leaves Life in Tents the campground to build a fly area. In Package C, the entire frame must be provided by Portland, Ore.-based Life in Tents is a family-owned tent maker founded by Brandythe campground. and Alice Kate Lamb specializing in bell tents for residential and campground use. ItsPackages start at about $2,600 and range up to $3,800. Owners can add full floor plat-primary tent product is the classic bell tent.forms, porches and furnishings. Its canvas is touted to be weather-resis- Dinges noted that park owners can end up with a luxury $200 per night glamping tent tant, mold-resistant, waterproof and fire re- for between $15,000 to $20,000.tardant. www.montanacanvas.com406-388-1225 The typical glamping tent has a 10-foot center bamboo pole, 12 secure rebar stakes,Nomadics Tipi Makers12 thick and reflective guideline ropes withNomadics Tipi Makers has been building classic Tipis for over 50 years. aluminum sliders to tighten the canvasWe are seeing an increase in our staple of campground models because of the COVID structure, 100% natural cotton, double- camping trend, said Tashina Youngstrom, managing di-stitched canvas treated to resist mold andrector of the firm. We are also seeing business from private mildew and a PVC 19-ounce rip-stop zippered floor. campgrounds and new campgrounds springing up because Popular models are versions of its Fernweh canvas tent. of COVID.The 16-foot Stella Stargazer bell tent with transparent panels that allow a sky viewShe stated that its enlarged door entrance that allows runs about $1,690. The Stella canvas bell tent is a beauty and a beast, the companyeasier access continues to be popular.states.The 24-foot tipi introduced in 2021 has also grown in People like being able look through the transparent ceiling panels and see trees, na- popularity with campgrounds as it provides a size large ture and the stars to provide them more connection to nature, noted Brandy Lamb.enough to integrate a bathroom that has also become a It also comes in a 19-foot model for $1,950. popular option for campgrounds.www.lifeintents.com971-220-8368Nomadics has incorporated more floor plans and pack-ages for customers who want full baths. Cartridge toilets or plumbed plans are now available.Youngstrom suggested that most campgrounds make a village with a grouping of at least three tents on the property. Pricing ranges from $4,500 to $7,500, depending on options.www.tipi.com541-389-3980Outstanding TentsOutstanding Tent is introducing two new lines of tents for 2022, including the Fellow. The Fellow offers flexible sizing ranging from 160 square feet with a simple bedroom to just shy of 300 square feet with a kitchenette and full bathroom floor plan options, the com-pany states. The Fellow is designed to fit within traditional RV park layouts and can be situated on uneven or level sites. Outstandings new Ranger line of tents will be introduced in late 2022 and provide addi-tional options for larger family accommoda-tions. Each models kit-of-parts construction enables flexibility, quick assembly and ease of maintenance over time, noted Higbee.The companys online showroom reveals new furnishings and stylings for 2022 based on guest feedback and glamping trends worldwide. Pricing for the new offerings has yet to be released.www.outstandingtent.com 503-754-0160Pacific YurtPacific Yurts was founded in 1978 and builds each yurt with quality materialsfrom kiln-dried Douglas fir frames to solid wood doors from its Cottage Grove, Ore., headquarters, noted Alan Bair, founder of the company We are busier than ever, said Bair. The trend is towards larger yurts with more amenities. Our customers usually in-stall these, and we provide help as needed so we focus on providing the quality yurt product itself.The broad range of options includes insulation, 15-year guaranteed fabric and the ability to add bathroom and kitchen facilities.The Power Dome option has taken off, Bair said. It allows the transparent bubble in the center of the roof to open with a remote-control fob.Its an exclusive in the industry as so many of our inno-vations have been over the years, he added. Roofing fabric is available in multiple colors to blend into any area, explained Bair. Pa-cific Yurts are suitable for any climate, with insulation options that include wall liners and 22 February 2022Woodalls Campground Magazine'