Insurance for Glamping Resorts

What is glamping? Glamping is short for “glamourous camping” and it refers to a form of elevated camping. Pods, tents, yurts, tipis, and treehouses are typical amenities that guests may enjoy during a glamping experience. Just as with campgrounds or RV parks, operating a glamping resort can involve a variety of safety risks (for example, boating accidents, slips and falls, etc.). As a glamping resort owner, you want to be sure that you have appropriate insurance coverage in place before an incident occurs.

luxury tents in the woods with accommodations for relaxing

Coverages Glamping Resorts Should Consider

Knowing what insurance policies to select for your glamping resort can be  difficult. By talking with a local insurance agent about what services your resort offers, you can get a better idea of what coverages you should consider. Below are some common coverages that glamping resort owners often consider.

  • General Liability – Typically would provide coverage if a guest is injured due to the negligence of you or your staff or due to a dangerous condition on the property
  • Commercial Property – Can cover your buildings and other property assets from certain losses
  • Commercial Auto Coverage – Automobile coverage for vehicles that you use as part of your business (e.g., maintenance vehicles, guest transportation, etc.)
  • Workers’ Compensation – May be required if you have employees working at your resort
  • Inland Marine – Typically will cover scheduled property such as canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and mountain bikes
  • Umbrella Liability Insurance – Added protection for liability claims that go above other liability policy limits

Top Insurance Companies for Glamping Resorts

Insurance can help to protect the investment that you have made in your glamping resort. Obtaining quotes and prices from different insurance companies is a great start. Contact Cross Insurance to start your quoting process and so we can help to provide you options from different insurance companies we represent.

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How to Save on Insurance for Your Glamping Resort

One way to reduce potential risks as a business owner is by creating a safety checklist Below are some areas to check around your resort to maintain a safe environment for both you and your guests.

  • Inform guests of the natural wildlife in the area and the potential dangers
  • Educate guests on where they can safely use campfires and woodstoves and how to fully extinguish them
  • Provide designated areas where fire extinguishers can be easily accessed
  • Ensure buildings have the appropriate amount of smoke alarms and emergency exit signage
  • If you have a hot tub or pool, make sure it is fenced
  • If you offer specialized activities, provide a professional to accompany guests
  • Keep first aid kits and consider first aid training for your employees
  • Provide slip-resistant flooring or mats in relevant areas, such as indoor and outdoor showers, bath houses, and pool areas
  • Post Code of Conduct and appropriate safety signs in easy to see places
  • Proactively provide maps of your resort to guests and local emergency services

Additional Insurance Coverages to Consider 

Every glamping resort has its own unique amenities, offerings, and needs. If you have particular assets you would like to insure, are concerned about certain risks or hazards, or would just generally like to learn more about potentially available coverage options, don’t hesitate to  reach out to your local insurance agent. Here are some common additional coverages that glamping businesses may want to consider.

  • Watercraft
  • Special Events
  • Liquor Liability  
  • Cyber
  • Business Interruption

Business Interruption Insurance for Your Glamping Resort

As someone who enjoys the outdoors, you know the weather it is unpredictable. Generally, glamping resorts are found in remote wooded areas, subject to heightened weather perils. If a windstorm caused a tree to crash into your main office building, the repairs could take weeks. Being closed for business means you could miss opportunities for potential income. If your business is forced to close for a covered peril, business interruption insurance could help with costs like operating expenses. You can commonly add this coverage to your commercial property insurance. Some of the typical business interruption perils may include, but are not limited to:

  • Theft
  • Fire
  • Windstorms
  • Falling Objects
  • Lightning

glamping tent with chairs and other amentities in a wooded area

Insurance Quotes for Glamping Resorts

To request a quote for your glamping resort, you can fill out our form here. From there, an insurance professional will collect more information and details on what policies and coverage limits you are interested in, among other details. Some of these details may include, but are not limited to:

  • Where your property is located
  • How much it would cost to rebuild the property
  • The materials used to construct the property
  • The age of your property
  • Your claims history
  • The claims history of the area you are located in
  • What, if any, security features your property has in place

These, and other factors, will determine what you will pay for insurance premiums. At Cross Insurance, we work with a number of insurance carriers, which means more options to choose from when it comes to selecting a plan for your glamping business.



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