What are the Hipcamp Awards?
The annual Hipcamp Awards celebrate our top-performing Hipcamp Hosts and their properties—those that provide magical experiences for Hipcampers time and time again. The awards are given out across the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
How are Hipcamp Award winners determined?
Hipcamp Hosts maintain an incredibly high level of quality when it comes to the experiences they provide Hipcampers. Because of this, we use a set of qualifying criteria to determine our winners per category each year. In order to qualify for a 2024 Hipcamp Award, a property must:
- Have been live and unpaused as of January, 1, 2024
- Have held an average property-wide Hipcamper recommendation rate for 2023 at or above 95%
- Have received 3 or more completed bookings between January 1 and December 31, 2023
Qualifications are then calculated further, considering thousands of Hipcamper reviews and ratings, plus a variety of additional factors for specific categories that indicate a great Hipcamper experience. Across each category, first- second-, and third-place winners are crowned, in addition to up to 12 additional finalists.
What happened to voting?
We heard your feedback and have taken a data-driven approach to the Hipcamp Awards. By utilizing last year's bookings data, we aim to eliminate bias and truly reward Hosts who provided the best experiences for their Hipcampers. WIthout the need to collect votes, Hosts can focus on what they do best!
How and when will I find out if my Hipcamp is an award winner?
Hosts will start to hear more from us about the Hipcamp Awards come March 2024. Make sure your inbox is set up to accept emails from Hipcamp!
What about winner badges?
Stay tuned—all winning Hipcamp properties will receive a ‘Best of 2024’ badge on their property page this spring. In the meantime, Hipcamp will promote winners to our entire global community of Hipcampers via email, social media, and more.
If a Host has more than one site, can they receive multiple nominations?
We award property-level winners, meaning entire properties are named the best Hipcamps to visit, not just individual sites. An entire Hipcamp property may win Best Hipcamp in Arkansas in addition to being named the #2 Treehouse in the US for their individual treehouse site, even if they have other accommodation types on their land.
My site was a finalist last year, but it’s not on this year’s list. What happened?
Hipcamp is continuing to grow, with new Hosts joining every day. Because winners are crowned based entirely on last year's bookings and review data, winners may be different from those who placed the year before.
We’re so thankful to have all of our Hipcamp Hosts as part of our community, and we’re so proud of all Hosts who provide unforgettable experiences all year long!