Margaritaville RV Resort at Lanier Islands has taken “glamping,” also known as glamorous camping, to the next level.
During the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 16, the board voted to roll out Safe Harbor Development’s plan of adding 11 cabins to the campground.
John Lush, Safe Harbor’s chief operations officer, said the cabins, or tiny houses, will start accepting visitors in two months.
Each structure is fitted with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, TV, living room and beds. They’re sized at 500-600 square feet and fit up to six people.
Lush said the cabins were purchased for $100,000 each and have “the prettiest view” overlooking Lake Lanier.
“We’re really seeing this camping and glamping throughout the nation,” Lush said. “A lot of RV resorts are starting to get them, it’s a nice trend.”
Over the last three years, Lush said the RV industry in the U.S. has experienced tremendous growth. This increase inspired him to jump on the glamping bandwagon.
“It’s not your grandfather camping anymore,” Lush said. “It’s the young people and the young families getting back to nature. We think the timing of this is perfect.”
The overnight prices for the cabins have not been released yet.