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The Best Glamping Resorts in the U.S.

Glamping tent with two chairs on the porch at Mendocino Grove.

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Glamping resorts offer both adventure and luxury.

If you're enticed by the idea of camping but don't want to deal with the inevitable grunt work that comes with it, glamping (or glamorous camping) is the perfect compromise. Read on to discover the most unique glamping resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and other destinations across the U.S.

The Resort at Paws Up: Greenough, Montana

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There's glamping, and then there's glamping at The Resort at Paws Up . One of the pioneers of modern-day glamping, The Resort at Paws Up offers six exclusive glamping camps (with prices to match), each one offering a different experience. Solo travelers and couples will love the two-story Tree Haus at the resort's adults-only retreat, called the green o. North Bank Camp – with three-bedroom, two-bathroom tents – is ideal for large families. You can book an individual tent or, if traveling with extended family and/or friends, even an entire camp. Guests can even bring along a furry friend, as this resort is dog-friendly.

Glamping guests enjoy a dedicated camping butler and, because this is an all-inclusive resort , three gourmet meals with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages daily. Select activities such as mountain biking and snow tubing are covered in nightly rates. For additional fees you can also take advantage of the many unique guided activities and excursions you don't find at most resorts, from snowmobiling to hot air balloon rides. On-site transportation and shuttle service to and from Missoula Montana Airport, about 35 miles away, are also included in your stay.

While the lodging and amenities make Paws Up one of the best glamping resorts in the U.S., it's the staff members who have earned this resort rave reviews from previous guests. The Resort at Paws Up offers glamping mid-May through mid-October, while the green o is available for stays year-round.

Address: 40060 Paws Up Road, Greenough, MT 59823

Terramor Outdoor Resort: Bar Harbor, Maine

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As KOA's first foray into glamping, Terramor Outdoor Resort offers luxury tent accommodations near Acadia National Park in Maine. All tents feature electricity, Wi-Fi, portable heaters and coolers plus other convenient amenities, though the types vary in capacity from two up to five guests and whether they have a bathroom. This family-friendly resort features an abundance of amenities that travelers love, including a pool and hot tub, lawn games, live entertainment, evening campfires, stargazing lectures, and an on-site restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy craft cocktails and regionally sourced beers. Pets are also welcome at Terramor, especially in the on-site dog park.

Terramor is a designated stop for the Island Explorer, a free shuttle service that transports visitors to Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor and other areas of interest on Mount Desert Island. The Island Explorer operates seasonally, from mid-June to mid-October.

Address: 1453 Maine state Route 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Backland: Williams, Arizona

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Opened in 2022, Backland is a remote resort with four glamping options: Backland Suite, Grand Suite, Sky Suite and Grand Sky Suite. The latter two feature a view of the stars from a 16-foot skylight over the bed, but all four are fitted with panoramic windows for breathtaking views of the Arizona wilderness. These luxury tents accommodate up to either four or six guests, plus no more than two pets. Each features king-sized beds, a full en suite bathroom with a shower, luxury linens, electricity, automatic climate control, an outdoor patio, a coffee maker, a minifridge, housekeeping services and some toiletries.

Backland purposefully doesn't offer Wi-Fi in the tents – only at reception – as guests are encouraged to unplug during their stay. Instead of doomscrolling on social media, you can enjoy bird-watching, stargazing and roasting s'mores over a campfire. There's also a tented spa, a restaurant and a pond with a beach. Glampers at this resort say they appreciate the cozy accommodations and peaceful atmosphere.

Backland is located less than 15 miles from downtown Williams, Arizona, close to some of the best places to visit in Arizona , including Flagstaff (about 40 miles away), Grand Canyon National Park (less than 60 miles) and Sedona , which is a roughly 60-mile drive from the resort.

Address: 6929 E. Rosilda Springs Road, Williams, AZ 86046

Klarhet: Lutsen, Minnesota

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Klarhet, which means "clarity" in Swedish, aims to bring just that to its glamping guests. The intimate property is located on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by a regenerative food forest, where an assortment of edible plants and animals attempts to mimic natural ecosystems – and where guests are invited to take a tour.

Klarhet offers just four domes – Raidho, Dagaz, Laguz and Berkanan – which all bring the outdoors inside with stellar views of the night sky and lush greenery. Each dome is equipped with king- and queen-sized beds; sustainably sourced cotton bedding; a large fan; a toilet; a custom rainfall shower; Public Goods bath amenities; Turkish bath linens, bathrobes and slippers; and a yoga mat. Amenities at Klarhet include a communal fire pit, board games and snowshoes to use in the local state parks, where you can also hike. Recent guests praise everything about Klarhet, from the accommodations to the staff.

Address: 233 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo: River Ranch, Florida

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The Sunshine State is synonymous with theme parks and beaches , so you might be surprised to learn you can also go glamping in Florida.

At Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Kissimmee, you can spend the night in a variety of luxury glamping accommodations, each with a private bathroom and kitchenette: Choose one of the climate-controlled luxury tents or the Luxe Conestoga Wagon, which has space for up to six guests. Regular glamping tents with separate bathroom facilities are also available. Guests of all the glamping accommodations enjoy perks such as coffee and pastry deliveries each morning and access to a personal concierge; if you opt for one of the three luxury glamping options, another special amenity is a golf cart for roaming the property.

Not only is Westgate River Ranch considered a glamping resort, but it's also the largest dude ranch east of the Mississippi. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of this property's activities and amenities: airboat and swamp buggy rides, horseback riding, an archery range, a petting farm, a weekly rodeo, an on-site steakhouse and more. Resort activities, including VIP tickets to the rodeo, are covered in rates for glamping guests staying in one of the two luxe accommodations, making the experience nearly all-inclusive. Previous visitors agree this relaxed resort is a fun alternative to the nearby theme parks in Orlando .

Address: 3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867

Bodhi Farms: Bozeman, Montana

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Nestled beside the Gallatin Mountains, Bodhi Farms allows travelers to sustainably and authentically experience the beauty of Montana through immersive activities and amenities. The warmer months boast creekside yoga and spa services, farming projects such as gardening and caring for livestock, a wood-fired sauna, nightly campfires, and fly fishing both on- and off-site. Farm-to-table dining at the field kitchen restaurant – situated on an open-air patio during the summer – includes the opportunity to try the Cowboy Brunch. Complimentary breakfast is available to guests of the hotel's nine glamping tents, another highlight of this eco-resort .

Available for stays from May to October, each cone-shaped tent features either one king bed or two twin beds, plus plush pet beds for up two dogs. The accommodations are also equipped with a private porch, two lounge chairs, a hammock, plenty of natural light, and heaters and fans upon request. Luxurious bathrooms are shared yet still feel private, and Bodhi Farms provides eco-friendly toiletries and complimentary bathrobes.

Just south of Bozeman, Montana, Bodhi Farms' location makes a convenient base to visit some of the state's top attractions , including Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone National Park , one of the top-rated national parks in the U.S.

Address: 13624 S. Cottonwood Road, Bozeman, MT 59718

Camp Long Creek: Ridgedale, Missouri

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Named for its location on Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar Lodge (created by the founder of Bass Pro Shops), Camp Long Creek offers glamping near Branson, Missouri . Its glamping units bring wood floors and chandeliers into a canvas tent, with each offering an outdoor bathtub, a fire pit, a table and chairs, a small fridge and coffee maker, and sleeping accommodations for two. These tents are scattered around the property, so views range from the lake to the forest. All units are dog-friendly and feature a private bathroom.

When you're not white-knuckling the roller coasters at Silver Dollar City (considered one of the best amusement parks in the U.S. ) or uncovering history at the Titanic Museum Attraction, take time to enjoy the resort's activities such as golfing, hiking, or boating and fishing on the lake. Other amenities include pools and hot tubs, a fitness center, and a canteen with grab-and-go bites and beverages. Previous guests rave about the setting and conveniences of glamping at this resort.

Address: 1358 Long Creek Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739

Alila Ventana Big Sur: Big Sur, California

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There are few destinations in California that offer luxury in a place where you would otherwise have to rough it. In Big Sur , a region that is only accessible via one road and doesn't always offer electricity, travelers will find a limited selection of five-star accommodations – among them Alila Ventana Big Sur .

The resort offers safari-style tents in a 20-acre redwood canyon, all equipped with plush beds, electric lamps, instant hot and cold potable water with sinks, and power outlets with USB ports. Glampers can also make use of amenities for enjoying the outdoors, such as Adirondack chairs, wood-burning fire pits and picnic tables. Restrooms and showers are available at a shared, well-maintained bathhouse.

Glamping guests can purchase the Spa Alila Day Pass, which includes one 50-minute massage or facial, one poolside entree and one nonalcoholic beverage, plus full access to the meadow pool, infinity hot tub and sauna. You also have the option to enjoy fine dining at The Sur House on-site. Some parts of the Alila Ventana Big Sur grounds are reserved for resort guests only, so glampers will not have access to certain facilities.

Address: 48123 California state Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Treebones Resort: Big Sur, California

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If you want to glamp in Big Sur, you might also consider Treebones Resort, which offers yurts with king beds and modern furnishings, as well as accommodations you're not likely to find elsewhere. The Autonomous Camp Collection's twin units, which can best be described as a full apartment fit into a tent, take glamping to the next level; this solar-powered, upscale option is complete with a bedroom, en suite bathroom, lounge area and outdoor deck. For a more rustic but no less unique stay, the Human Nest campsite is exactly what it sounds like – meaning you'll need to bring your own bedding and tent for protection from the elements when you sleep on the futon pad inside this wood art.

Something else Treebones Resort has that you don't find at most glamping resorts? Sushi. The Wild Coast Sushi Bar features an omakase dining experience in which patrons sit face to face with the chef, who uses their reactions to craft the 14-course tasting menu. Previous guests say it's an absolute must when staying here. You can also dine at The Lodge Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a massage studio and yoga. The rugged coastline views at Treebones Resort rival many in the area, and glampers may also choose to explore the beauty of Big Sur through guided excursions.

Address: 71895 California state Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Under Canvas: Multiple Locations

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First-time glampers should consider Under Canvas, which offers a dozen glamping locations nationwide – including its newest outpost in Paradise Valley, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.

Guests in the safari-style tents enjoy king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves, West Elm patio furnishings, and en suite bathrooms with organic bath products and hot running water. On-site cafe-style dining (including locally sourced ingredients) is available in addition to complimentary camp programming that spans yoga, guided hikes, live acoustic music, fireside chats and s'mores.

Other amenities vary by location. At Under Canvas West Yellowstone, there's a coffee bar and an event space just for kids, while at the Grand Canyon site, guests can sip cocktails at an outdoor bar. Under Canvas operates seasonally, with dates varying for each site.

ULUM Moab: Moab, Utah

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An elevated experience by Under Canvas, ULUM Moab – which opened in 2023 – caters to travelers in search of the ultimate luxury-meets-camping experience. As such, all Suite Tents feature a plush king bed with Parachute linens; a living area with a queen bed and chairs; an en suite bathroom with a rain shower, Aesop toiletries and Turkish cotton bathrobes; and a private deck. All accommodations are pet-friendly.

ULUM Moab also offers on-site dining, three dipping pools, a yoga deck, sound bath meditation and more – making it the perfect home base for explorations in the nearby city of Moab as well as Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Reviews of the new resort are all positive, with many mentioning the location and staff among their favorite highlights.

Address: 147 Looking Glass Road, Moab, Utah 84503

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort: Townsend, Tennessee

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Aside from Under Canvas' Great Smoky Mountains location, there are several individually owned resorts and rentals with glamping in Tennessee . Among the best options is Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, which in addition to its modernized cabins and tiny homes offers glamping tents.

These glamping accommodations come in three forms: the Luxury Glamping Lodge, Luxury Glamping Tents and Primitive Glamping Tents. All are equipped with plush bedding, heating and air conditioning, and a fire pit with a grill grate. The luxury options come with private bathrooms and kitchenettes, while the "primitive" experience means you'll have to venture over to the bathhouses.

An exhaustive list of resort amenities includes a lounge with coffee, games and books; a zero-entry swimming pool, splash pad and hot tub; outdoor spa services; a dog park (yes, the resort is pet-friendly); a playground; a community garden; sports courts; and food truck service. Don't forget to explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park , just minutes from the resort. Recent guests say Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is especially fun for families and groups.

Address: 118 Stables Drive, Townsend, TN 37882

Asheville Glamping: Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville Glamping stands out for the variety of accommodation options it offers across three sites near Asheville, North Carolina . In addition to traditional glamping tents, travelers can rent a treehouse or choose from a variety of domes, including options with indoor slides and space for up to eight guests – perfect for families.

Amenities vary by accommodation category. If you select the Safari Tent (which sleeps up to five guests with an additional cot), you'll enjoy a queen-sized bed and a futon; an outdoor propane grill, fire pit and picnic table; air conditioning; and a shared bathhouse with toilets and showers. Pets are welcome at Asheville Glamping, and you'll find plenty of local outdoor adventures to enjoy with your furry family members.

Read: The Top Hikes in Asheville, North Carolina

El Cosmico: Marfa, Texas

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If you're looking for a dog-friendly glampground with whimsy, consider the stylish El Cosmico in the small desert city of Marfa, Texas. One of the best glamping resorts in Texas , El Cosmico offers a variety of unique accommodations including solar-powered Jupe Tents, designed by a team from SpaceX and Tesla. In the future, it will offer the world's first 3D-printed hotel accommodations.

Travelers also have the option to stay in a vintage trailer, yurt or the Cosmic Kasita, a limited-edition bunkhouse. With the exception of some of the trailers and the Cosmic Kasita, most accommodations don't have private indoor bathrooms, so you'll use a communal bathhouse. El Cosmico also offers a communal outdoor kitchen and dining area, bike rentals, a provisions store, a hammock grove, an outdoor stage, and wood-fired Dutch hot tubs.

Address: 802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843

Collective Retreats: Multiple Locations

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Did you know you can go glamping in New York City ? Collective Retreats, which has a location on Governors Island, also operates two other glamping resorts – in Texas Hill Country and near Vail, Colorado – with several others in the works.

Accommodations in every location are pretty cushy, with luxurious linens, panoramic views, electricity and upscale toiletries. Some tent types, such as the Outlook Shelter exclusive to the Governors Island resort in New York, feature an en suite bathroom, while others require you to use a shared bathhouse.

Collective Retreats offers an array of activities across its locations, whether you want to get a massage in New York, go wine tasting in Texas Hill Country or ride a horse in Colorado. You can also enjoy the on-site dining experiences, with globally inspired cuisine.

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Dunton River Camp: Dolores, Colorado

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Situated on 500 acres in the Colorado Rockies, this former cattle ranch is surrounded by verdant meadows and forests radiating a sense of adventure. Dunton River Camp is not only stunning but also intimate: It has just eight safari tents on-site. Each tent, sitting on a 640-square-foot wooden platform, comes equipped with luxe amenities including a king-sized bed, a gas stove, complimentary Wi-Fi access, two mountain bikes, a private bathroom with a 6-foot soaker tub and shower, and a towel warmer.

Guests can choose between glamping sites with views of the Dolores River or the mountains. Nightly rates, based on two guests, include all meals and beverages (including nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks at the resort's lounge, Barbara's Bar), making this an all-inclusive resort.

Keep in mind that Dunton River Camp is only open in summer, from June to October. You can find Dunton River Camp in southwestern Colorado , about 190 miles south of Grand Junction.

Address: 50014 Road 38, Dolores, CO 81323

Capitol Reef Resort: Torrey, Utah

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Capitol Reef Resort is among several places in the U.S. where glamping takes the form of a Conestoga wagon. The resort's Conestoga wagons can sleep up to six guests thanks to two twin bunk beds accompanying the king bed. They feature lighting, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and beautiful rustic furnishings. Additionally, guests have access to detached private bathrooms located a short distance away.

The resort also gives lodgers the option to stay in conical glamping tents, which sleep two adults and come with much of the same amenities as the wagons – plus flat-screen TVs. Both glamping options are available seasonally, typically from late May through September.

Capitol Reef Resort also offers on-site dining and an outdoor pool and hot tub with views of Utah's red rock cliffs. Previous guests say it's a convenient place to stay if you plan to explore Capitol Reef National Park, one of the lesser-known treasures in Utah .

Address: 2600 Utah state Route 24, Torrey, UT 84775

Sinya on Lone Man Creek: Wimberley, Texas

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Experience the beauty – and the award-winning wineries – of Texas Hill Country at Sinya on Lone Man Creek, a property inspired by a trip to Tanzania and named after a baby elephant in Kenya. This glamping retreat is situated atop a ridge, making you feel as if you're in a treehouse overlooking the beautiful surrounding greenery and Lone Man Creek. The creek's name aptly sets the scene for this exclusive experience, since the property consists of only one tent – but it can accommodate two guests, so there's no need to be truly "lone" if you don't wish to be.

This singular tent is decked out in beautiful country-style furnishings and outfitted with a king-sized bed (not to mention goose-down pillows), a Nespresso coffee maker, a sofa, a kitchenette and a bathroom, which features a claw-foot tub, bathrobes and Turkish towels. Venture outside and you'll find the resort has five furnished outdoor spaces for lounging, including a deck with a hot tub and shower. Recent guests, many of whom visited with a romantic partner, appreciate the seclusion of this glamping resort.

Address: 428 Deer Lake Estates, Wimberley, TX 78676

Read: The Top Romantic Getaways in Texas

The Ranch at Rock Creek: Philipsburg, Montana

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This five-star dude ranch in western Montana, frequently lauded for providing one-of-a-kind travel experiences, also specializes in glamping. Like the rest of its property and offerings, The Ranch at Rock Creek takes its glamping to the next level.

Glamping accommodations start at nearly 800 square feet and are part-tent, part-cabin. With 10 such dwellings in four different styles – some of which are open year-round – options for amenities vary. Inside these "canvas cabins," you'll typically find spacious bedrooms, additional living areas, gas stoves, attached bathrooms, and outdoor spaces such as porches or decks. Guests can also sleep in a Conestoga wagon with a king bed and twin bunks.

What's more, glamping accommodations qualify for the resort's all-inclusive rate, which covers farm-to-table meals, drinks, transportation on the ranch and airport transfers, as well as resort activities like horseback riding and archery. Peak season at this property spans late May to early September, but the property is open year-round. The Ranch at Rock Creek exceeds expectations, according to previous guests.

Address: 79 Carriage House Lane, Philipsburg, MT 59858

Borealis Basecamp: Fairbanks, Alaska

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If you've ever dreamed of sleeping beneath the northern lights in Alaska , it's time to plan a stay at Borealis Basecamp. Located less than 30 miles north of Fairbanks , Borealis Basecamp unfurls across 100 acres and offers igloos and cubes in lieu of tents, further elevating the one-of-a-kind experience.

These igloos feature cozy beds, Wi-Fi access, private bathrooms with showers and hairdryers, free toiletries, and skylights so guests can fall asleep admiring the aurora borealis when visible. The cube accommodations feature most of the same amenities, but instead of skylights, guests enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows and "treehouse" beds with viewing windows just for kids, plus an en suite bathroom. Not surprisingly, recent guests say staying at Borealis Basecamp was one of the most unique experiences they've ever had.

Address: 2640 Himalaya Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712

Little Raccoon Key: Jekyll Island, Georgia

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Little Raccoon Key – a small, uninhabited island accessible by a short boat ride from Georgia 's Jekyll Island – stands out from most other glamping destinations in the U.S. for one reason: There's just one campsite available. Not only will you have the entire reef island to yourself, but you'll be pampered by staff from start to finish. In addition to your private-island accommodations and the short boat tour there that often passes dolphins, you can request chef-prepared meals, pre-arrival grocery delivery and a lesson on oyster reefs around the island at no extra cost.

Your campsite features most necessities, such as a luxury canvas tent, a memory foam mattress, a gas grill, a stove, a kettle, other cooking supplies, and an outdoor shower and toilet. You can also take advantage of the Adirondack chairs, board games and books. While Little Raccoon Key provides a cooler for ice, it's recommended to bring your own so you can store several days' worth of food, since there's no refrigerator. You also won't find running water or air conditioning at this solar-powered island camp, but you'll be provided with a battery-powered fan. Note that Little Raccoon Key requires a two-night minimum stay.

Address: 1 Harbor Road, Suite No. 1, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Firelight Camps: Ithaca, New York

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Experience the natural beauty of upstate New York with a stay at Firelight Camps. This glamping site enjoys a scenic location in a wooded area that's not only minutes away from local state parks including Buttermilk Falls but also less than 4 miles south of Ithaca's popular Collegetown neighborhood, making this particular destination easier to reach than most.

Canvas drapes the natural wood beams of the tents, which come with either one king bed or two queens. Tents also feature hardwood floors, a private tented balcony complete with rocking chairs, lanterns with USB ports, and a writers desk and chair. Upgraded tents come with electricity, though it's important to note that none have private bathrooms; instead, there's a shared bathhouse with eco-friendly products.

Guests can also expect to enjoy artisanal spirits at the on-site bar as well as delicious (and complimentary) breakfast each morning, thanks to co-founder Emma Frisch, who was a top finalist on season 10 of "Food Network Star" and has her own cookbook. Previous guests praise the resort staff's hospitality.

Address: 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Read: The Top Romantic Getaways in New York State

Sandy Pines Campground: Kennebunkport, Maine

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Kennebunkport is known for its beaches and quaint downtown area, which often leaves the nearby green spaces overlooked by visitors. But Sandy Pines Campground offers travelers the chance to experience these underrated landscapes in Kennebunkport without sacrificing proximity to the water. Guests can choose from a variety of unique accommodation options, including Airstreams, Conestoga wagons, cottages, huts and traditional glamping tents.

The tents for couples are decorated to the nines – some with chandeliers – and outfitted with a king-sized bed, a seating area, a private deck, a mini-fridge, lighting, air conditioning and a small heater, and bath amenities. The family tent options have similar features but come with either a daybed in the main tent or a separate smaller tent with twin beds.

Guests can take advantage of glampground amenities such as bathhouses, a saltwater pool, the General Store and Snack Bar, laundry facilities, bike and water sports equipment rentals, and lots of activities for kids. Speaking of younger guests, previous visitors say Sandy Pines Campground is especially ideal for families.

Address: 277 Mills Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Mendocino Grove: Mendocino, California

Glamping tents in Mendocino Grove.

Find a serene glamping experience in one of California's most breathtaking small towns . Mendocino Grove sits within a forest bluff adjacent to the town, affording spectacular views of the camp's towering trees and the coast.

Most glamping tents sleep two guests, but some sleep up to four or six. You'll also find some options that are dog-friendly. Beds vary in size and come with down comforters and wool blankets; the adult beds also feature heated mattress pads. All tents come equipped with fire pits, picnic tables and limited electricity for powering lamps (which have USB ports) as well as other approved devices including CPAP machines. Private decks with leather butterfly chairs complete the glamping accommodations.

Other on-site amenities include two shared bathhouses with organic products (plus a dog wash), hammocks, a bocce ball court and yoga. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cocoa at The Meadow Commons, which also offers Wi-Fi and lends out books and games.

Address: 9601 California state Route 1, Mendocino, CA 95460

Huttopia: Multiple Locations

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What started as a small campsite in the French Alps in 1999 has since expanded to more than 60 locations across three continents, including five U.S. sites in California, upstate New York, southern Maine and New Hampshire's White Mountains. Huttopia's goal is to provide travelers with comforts that go above traditional camping but aren't so comfortable that you'll stay in your tent rather than explore the beautiful surroundings of its properties.

All tents and cabins offer plush beds and electricity, while some have private bathrooms, kitchenettes or kitchens, and decks. Shared bathhouses are available to guests who don't have private toilets and showers. The company's newest U.S. location, Huttopia Wine Country, opened in 2023 in partnership with Northern California's Six Sigma Ranch and Winery. Overlooking the region's rolling vineyard hills, it features a swimming pool as well as French camping cuisine – from espresso to crepes to brick-oven pizza – at its on-site Café-Bistro.

AutoCamp: Multiple Locations

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If your idea of glamping is spending the night in an RV – but you don't have the budget or patience to buy one – it's time to explore AutoCamp. This glamping resort company specializes in Airstream accommodations, with six locations (and counting) ranging from national parks to beaches. Airstream amenities vary slightly by location, but you can expect plush beds (including dog beds upon request), spa-inspired bathrooms, heating and air conditioning, basic cookware, and fire pits with grills.

Families love the BaseCamp Mini Suites – an Airstream with an adjacent tent for kids – available seasonally at select resorts; another unique lodging option at some sites is the BaseCamp Suite, which is part-Airstream, part-tent. All locations offer traditional standalone glamping tents as well as accessible accommodation options.

Like the accommodations, some of the on-site programming varies by resort. For instance, AutoCamp Yosemite and AutoCamp Zion (the newest property) have pools, while the Cape Cod location has a playground. But all of AutoCamp's outposts are dog-friendly and offer complimentary cruiser bikes (first come, first served), Wi-Fi and coffee; they also promise on-site stores for provisions, including wine and beer, and an experience you won't soon forget.

Lakedale: San Juan Island, Washington

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Off the coast of Washington state, Lakedale offers year-round glamping on San Juan Island, a picturesque place that can only be accessed by ferry or floatplane. Here, year-round glamping accommodations consist of yurts. Each comes with a king bed, full-sized sleeper sofa, an en suite bathroom, a wet bar, a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a skylight, seating indoors and outside, and private decks with hot tubs.

In the summer months, travelers also have the option to glamp in a canvas cabin or cottage, ideal for families with space for up to six guests. Complimentary on-site activities at Lakedale include lawn games, bike rentals and water sports on the resort's three spring-water lakes.

Address: 4313 Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250

Read: The Best Weekend Getaways From Seattle

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls: Logan, Ohio

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Surrounded by the lush forests of Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is one of the most romantic getaways in Ohio . Choose from fully equipped cabins and cottages (some of which are pet-friendly) as well as yurts and geodomes. Each insulated yurt has a king bed or two twin beds, a full bathroom, a kitchenette that includes a gas log stove and microwave, a wood deck, and rocking chairs. The geodomes, outfitted with one king bed, have similar amenities to the yurts, plus a dining table and sofa.

All guests have access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, lauded by guests for its food (which includes complimentary breakfast); both are located in 1840s-style log cabins. Of course, you'll also find outdoor activities galore, from hiking to stargazing at nearby John Glenn Astronomy Park, named for the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.

Address: 21190 Ohio state Route 374, Logan, OH 43138

The Vintages Trailer Resort: Dayton, Oregon

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The Vintages Trailer Resort offers 36 trailers in a variety of styles, nine of which welcome dogs and all of which make the perfect home base for those exploring Oregon's Willamette Valley, otherwise known as Oregon wine country. Trailer styles and designs vary, but all offer comfortable beds, bathrooms – or at the very least toilets – air conditioning and heating, and kitchenettes or outdoor grills. Separate shower facilities are also available. Pro tip: Book the 1956 Spartan Royal Mansion trailer in the warmer months to stargaze from an open-air soaker tub.

The on-site amenities at The Vintages Trailer Resort are almost as good as the trailers themselves – think: a seasonal swimming pool, fire pits, a general store and complimentary cruiser bikes for enjoying Dayton, the gateway to several local vineyards. Even better is the staff, whom previous guests praise in their glowing reviews of the resort.

Address: 16205 SE Kreder Road, Dayton, OR 97114

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32 of the Best Glamping Destinations Across the United States That Are Seriously Gorgeous

Now this is our idea of luxury.

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Enter glamping, the luxury camping trend that's attempting to make the outdoors a little more manageable for those who may balk at the idea of pitching a real camping tent . While the portmanteau of "glamour" and "camping" was first coined in 2005, the trend has since taken the country by storm and rewritten the rules on outdoor adventures. Does your ideal version of "being one with nature" involve sipping wine in an Adirondack chair outside of a yurt campsite ? Then you've come to the right place.

Here, we've compiled the absolute must-visit glamping destinations across the U.S. From geometric mountainside pods to decked-out shelters and charming getaways by the ocean, you'll want to keep these venues in mind when you're planning your next vacation—because even camping adversaries will take one look and want to pack their bags ASAP. (While you're at it, check out the best places to camp in national parks too.)

Desolation Hotel Hope Valley

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Hope Valley, CA

The family-owned, eco-conscious hotel brand Desolation Hotels opened its flagship location in South Lake Tahoe in 2022 and recently expanded to Hope Valley with a second location made for glamping. Formerly known as Sorensen's Resort, this mountain retreat dates back nearly a century. It has 28 cabins with custom furnishings made by regional artisans and top-end kitchen appliances, with studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts available. The property also has seven luxe yurts and a fully resorted 1951 Spartan trailer, plus campgrounds. On-site is a wood-fired sauna, telescopes for stargazing, fire pits, lawn games—and seasonal gear for outdoor adventures is included.

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Orcas Island, WA

Easily accessible via ferry from mainland Washington in the Pacific Northwest, Orcas Island is part of the San Juan archipelago—and it's a goldmine of adventure potential, with whale watching, pristine beaches, lakes, and mountainous hiking trails. On the island, stay at the West Beach glamping resort, which offers charming cabins situated on the water and roomy pet-friendly safari tents, perfect for enjoying the island's natural beauty with the comforts of home.

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Beverly Wilshire

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Beverly Hills, CA

If a five-star hotel is your idea of camping, your campsite awaits at the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel (or the "Reg Bev Wil," for the Pretty Woman fans). The rooftop tent here, outfitted with a glittering chandelier and a Four Seasons bed, overlooks Rodeo Drive. Access this epic urban glamping experience through a hidden entrance, and complement the gold-dusted s'mores with a vintage Champagne flight.

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The Vintages Trailer Resort

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Willamette Valley, OR

This glamping hotel is comprised of 36 fully restored vintage trailer accommodations. Modern details include top-end linens and furnishings, local wines, and pour-over coffee from local roastery Caravan Coffee in each trailer. (You'll also find flat-screen TVs with Roku streaming devices and outdoor soaking tubs in the larger trailers.) The site is located along a tree-lined road illuminated by hundreds of twinkling lights at night. And bonus: A full-sized, heated outdoor pool recently opened.

Backland Luxury Camping

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Williams, AZ

In northern Arizona's backcountry, near the Grand Canyon, you'll find this luxury glamping eco-resort. During the day, treat yourself to a massage at the tented spa, go kayaking or fishing, or simply take in the gorgeous scenery on a nature trail. In the evening, have dinner—prepared with seasonal local ingredients by a gourmet chef—in the glass-walled restaurant, or on the patio, before retreating to your skyview tent to stargaze from your comfy bed. (Don't miss the complimentary s'mores around the fire first though!)

Camp Long Creek

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Ridgedale, MO

Big Cedar Lodge is known for it's action-packed resort, with its waterpark, golf course, first-class dining, and waterfront activities. Minutes away, you'll find Camp Long Creek with its luxury glamping accommodations on the banks of Table Rock Lake. The well-appointed units feature king-size beds, an outdoor tub, and fire pit (plus a kids-size tent in the courtyard with the family unit). Camp Long Creek has its own pool, marina, and Airstream food truck. You can enjoy the amenities at the main property, but don't be surprised if you're tempted to stay right here.

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Timberline Glamping at Hillsborough River

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Thonotosassa, FL

Just moments away from downtown Tampa, Hillsborough River State Park features miles of nature trails and wildlife viewing. Timberline Glamping's super spacious—and fully furnished—safari tents and ball tents offer solid glamping options for large groups, with bunk beds for the littles. Explore the park via hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, exploring suspension bridges, or strolling along the river rapids.

Collective Governors Island

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New York, NY

Even though you're only an eight-minute ferry ride from Manhattan's Financial District, you'll feel a world away at the glamping retreat on Governors Island. Facing the Statue of Liberty on the west side of the island, the retreat includes bell tents with shared bathrooms and a separate area of luxury glamping tents that all have their own private en-suite bathrooms. Collective also has glamping retreats in the Hudson Valley, Texas Hill Country, Yellowstone, Vail, and Sonoma, California.

Dunton River Camp

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Dolores, CO

In the summer, stay at one of the mountain or river glamping tents on this former cattle ranch from the 1800s. Don't worry—they all feature king beds, gas stoves, and en suite bathrooms with soaking tubs.

Windy Hill Farm

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2023 marks the first full summer season for the new Windy Hill, an all-inclusive getaway destination located within driving distance of some of major Southeast metros, including Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and Lexington. Come for luxurious accommodations, three daily meals, and tons of on-site activities, including kayaking, yoga, cooking classes, clay shooting, and beekeeping.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

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Philipsburg, MT

The glamping "tents" are more of a hybrid cabin-tent combination at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a five-star dude ranch in western Montana. The 1,300-square-foot Sweet Grass Cabin has a cabin living room at its center and two canvas tent bedrooms attached to it, along with two full baths.

Fairy Stone State Park

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Known for its uniquely shaped, imagination-inspiring—and purportedly lucky—stones, Fairy Stone State Park is located just minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take in the magic of the park by renting a yurt, each boasting a private deck area ideal for sipping coffee while taking in the mountains' majesty.

Capitol Reef Resort

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While guests can also stay in the main lodge, Conestoga wagons, or a tipi at this resort located on the edge of Capitol Reef National Park, our pick would have to be this luxurious two-bedroom cabin. Who could argue with this view?

Camp Sarika

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Big Water, UT

When you require serious luxury to get into the concept of camping (and when budget is no object), your dream destination is Camp Sarika by Amangiri in the Utah desert. The property accommodates just 30 guests in 10 tented pavilions over 136 acres— and each pavilion has its own private plunge pool and deck. Sarika is a 30-minute hike (or five-minute drive) from its ultra-posh sister resort, Amangiri. (Camp guests also get full access to the resort's facilities.)

Camp Aramoni

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Tonica, IL This boutique campground and events space is located a mere 90 minutes from Chicago, right outside of Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. It offers 11 safari-style tents—spaced out for privacy—all outfitted with hotel-like amenities, including air conditioning and heat, hardwood floors, king-sized beds, a cozy seating area, en suite bathrooms, mini fridges, and personal campfires. On-site is Bricks and Stones, the property's rustic lodge, and the Burlington, a restored 1971 Airstream converted into a coffee bar.

Sandy Pines Campground

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Kennebunkport, ME

Located in a serene salt marsh in Southern Maine, Sandy Pines Campground offers a fun array of glamping options, including retro mobile homes, expansive tents, and even renovated covered wagons. Think air conditioning, mosquito nets, electricity, and other comforts. A retro general store sells snacks, alcohol, s'mores ingredients, and even the fixings for a lobster roll. The property also has a heated saltwater pool, clean bathhouses, and a modern lounge space with board games and a fireplace.

Camp Wandawega

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Elkhorn, WI

Think of this 25-acre lake retreat overlooking Lake Wandawega as a retro-tinged throwback to childhood summer camps, with canoeing, campfires, and glamping accommodations that have a distinct Wes Anderson film vibe. There are vintage side-by-side cabins, an A-frame cabin, tipi-style tent options, and the newest hickory tent cabin. On-site activities include fire building, archery, embroidery, outdoor movies, hikes, and more. There's also a cute little library, a dry goods store, a poker room, and even a van offering free beer.

The Kentucky Castle

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Versailles, KY

The Kentucky Castle's stunning glamping site overlooks majestic horse farms—just minutes from downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Over the past five years, this 110-acre estate has been transformed into a boutique hotel, and has just recently added the glamping experience and a farm-view cabin to its accommodation options. A farm-to-table restaurant, pool, and spa are all among luxurious options on the property.

El Capitan Canyon

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Located on 350 acres surrounded by nature, El Capitan Canyon is an elevated clamping experience in a stunning Southern California location. Book a stay in one of the cedar cabins, complete with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and comfortable bedding—plus a private picnic table with a fire pit and removable grill. Otherwise, choose a stay in a yurt, complete with a domed skylight for stargazing. On-property amenities include a heated pool and complimentary bikes.

Firelight Camps

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This luxury safari-inspired site puts the glam in glamping, thanks to hardwood floors, king- or queen-size beds, battery-powered lanterns, and private tented balconies. That's not all—located on La Tourelle Resort and Spa—Firelight also boasts complimentary locally sourced breakfast, a lobby tent that doubles as a reception desk, and access to the nearby Upper Buttermilk Falls hiking trails. Plus, you and your friends can bond at the central "fire circle" with fellow campers.

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With summer and warm weather here, many people are itching to get outside.

According to Kampgrounds of America, camping is a particularly popular trend this summer . But let's face it ⁠— camping isn't for everyone. If backpacking with all your food, pitching a tent, and sleeping on the ground just doesn't sound appealing, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy an unplugged vacation while connecting with nature.

Glamping offers the ideal compromise since it infuses a strong dose of, you guessed it, glam into camping accommodations. Glamping enables guests to sleep in comfy beds while still enjoying gorgeous natural settings. However, if more traditional camping does sound preferable, these are some of our favorite campsites across the US .

Glamping has grown in popularity with available accommodations now going far beyond a simple tent with an actual bed. Choose from singular accommodations like Airstreams , vintage trailers, tree houses , star-gazing domes, and more. Even the more traditional tent experiences often come with perks like air conditioning, stylish hotel-like decor, or roomy one- and two-bedroom options with private ensuite bathrooms.

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These glamping options are a step well above pitching your own tent and rolling out a sleeping bag. But they're still wallet-friendly options for your next outdoor escape, all coming in under $200 per night.

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Just opened July 2021, this new Texas Hill Country destination offers traditional tent sites and RV sites, plus the option of A-frame Riverview Cabins and mid- to large-sized cabins that can accommodate groups of up to 10 guests.

This exceptionally family-friendly property will delight parents and kids alike. While kids enjoy the playground, mini-golf course, four waterslides, and taking part in scavenger hunts and other scheduled activities, parents and can relax at the waterpark from the comfort of a private cabana, grab a bite at the food and coffee truck, tube down the river, or enjoy the bar. 

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Found in Utah, this resort gets its name from Capitol Reef National Park, which is right on your doorstep. That means you'll wake up to epic views of red rock mesas, and hiking trails are in abundance. 

Though the resort also has standard rooms and suites, more adventurous guests can opt to sleep in standalone cabins or covered wagons. The Conestoga Wagons can sleep up to six guests, with one King bed and two bunk beds. They are perched around a communal fire pit with red Adirondack chairs sprinkled throughout. Though it's a short walk away, you'll still have access to a private bathroom and the wagons are equipped with air conditioners.

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Nestled on 37 forested acres, Mendocino Grove breaks up its Safari-style tents into "neighborhoods" of eight to 10 tents spread across the property, for a communal but still intimate experience. Tents range from sleeping two to six guests, and feature heated beds with down comforters, lanterns, nightstands, and more. Guests can also hang out on private redwood decks furnished with leather butterfly-chairs and picnic tables. You won't be totally cut off here since there are USB charging ports in each tent and Wi-Fi available on the property.

While you won't have a private bathroom, the communal bathhouses offer a nice place to take a hot shower (inside or outside) and are stocked with high-end bath products. The camp is pet-friendly and there's even a special dog washing station. Other shared amenities include a coffee station, firepits, hammocks, grills, and lawn games. 

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Sleep under the stars in a dome with Asheville Glamping. The plastic domes come in different sizes and offer different amenities, but for a roomier option, try Dome 4, also called the Star Gazing Dome. It includes a Queen-sized memory foam bed with a constellation identification book to watch for shooting stars. The dome also comes with a private outdoor hot tub.

Asheville Glamping also offers bell tents, safari tents, Airstreams, treehouses, and the Nest, an adults-only cabin perched in the trees and accessible only via two suspension bridges. 

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Billowing canvas tents flanked by large, tilted logs that create an idyllic A-frame shape welcome guests at Fireflight Camps. Inside the tent flaps, you'll find hardwood floors with colorful area rugs, one King or two Queen beds, battery-powered lanterns for soft lighting at night, and a writer's desk and chair. A private porch furnished with rocking chairs completes the scene. For those who prefer an even higher level of comfort, four of the tents include electric heaters, fans, floor lamps, and outlets and are available for a slightly higher fee.

A locally-sourced continental breakfast is included in your stay and a shared lobby/lounge space also features a coffee and tea station. Other shared amenities include firepits, a bathhouse with hot showers and flushing toilets, outdoor lounge areas, and lawn games like bocce ball and corn hole. The camp is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends with you.  

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Though KitFox is just 20 minutes from Santa Fe, it feels a world away thanks to its remote high desert location. Just recently opened, the glamping destination is set on 160 private acres with access to over 30 miles of hiking trails at an adjacent 10,000-acre nature preserve. 

Tent options on the property include large cabin-style platform tents with King-size beds and a private deck, or smaller round canvas tents. All tents come with cozy bedding, extra seating options, a lantern, a water dispenser, and a cooler. For an all-inclusive experience, opt for the "Dine in the Wild" package , which includes overnight tent lodging plus a welcome snack and beverage, camp dinner, coffee, and breakfast. You'll be able to dine alfresco and gorgeous table settings surrounded by cacti and mesa landscapes.

Be aware that this is an off-grid experience with limited to no cell service and Wi-Fi, though they do provide LED lanterns, solar lights, and USB charging packs.

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Located on Navajo land close to the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, it's worth getting outside of your canvas tent to explore the deep history of the area. The family roots here can be traced back fifteen generations to the Long Walk, when Navajo hid in the canyons to escape being forcibly removed and marched from the land by the US Army. On walks throughout the area, eagle-eyed visitors can spot petroglyphs, arrowheads, and pottery shards.  

During warmer months, guests can sleep in bell tents decked out with plush bedding, candle lanterns, solar lights, snacks, and games. Or, you can opt to curl up in a restored covered sheepherders wagon. During the winter, there are also small cabins with wood-burning stoves to keep warm, as well as two hogans, traditional dome-shaped dwellings of the Navajo. Don't miss visiting the on-site ranch, with sheep, goats, horses, cows, and more.

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Take car camping to a whole new level on your next beach trip at this brand new spot that just opened in April. As the name implies, AutoCamp offers stylishly-outfitted Airstreams as accommodations. The luxurious airstreams pull out all the stops when it comes to amenities, from Queen-sized Tempur-Pedic mattresses with plush linens and flat-screen TVs, to spa-inspired private bathrooms and small kitchens. Each one includes a private deck with an outdoor dining area and a fire pit with a grill.

While AutoCamps are currently open at Yosemite and Russian River, you can get a head start on booking the soon-to-open Cape Cod location. The newest spot will offer luxury tents, as well as cabin-like X Suites that are fully ADA accessible. No matter which option you choose, the chic interiors, curated food and beverage offerings, complimentary coffee and tea, and weekly activities like yoga and beer tastings are sure to elevate your experience. 

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Make your next wine-fueled getaway in one of these cute, colorful vintage trailers. Ideal for a girls' getaway or a bachelor or bachelorette party, these Tinker Tin trailers are found on 130-acres of organically farmed vineyards in Paso Robles, California. Book the trailers individually or reserve the entire area and all five trailers for a private group stay.

The funky trailers are from the 1950s and come in canary yellow, turquoise, hot pink, and lime green. Many feature original touches from flooring to countertops for an authentic vintage vibe. All come with just one double bed, so even a couple might find it a bit snug. However, booth-style dining tables and mini kitchens make for a fun stay.

In addition to taking in the scenic vineyard views and lounging by the pond with a glass of wine, for an additional fee you can book yoga, wine tasting tours, massages, or private tasting classes. 

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Imagine waking up to the smell of Ponderosa pines and juniper in the Black Hills of South Dakota, after a night spent cozied up in sumptuous sheets, and pulling back your tent flap to stunning views of Mount Rushmore. You can do just that at one of Under Canvas's newest locations.  

All of the Under Canvas tent options feature King-size beds, private bathrooms that include upscale bath amenities, private decks, and wood-burning stoves. Deluxe and Stargazer tents are ideal for couples, while the Suites sleep up to four people and are a great choice for families.

Additional camp amenities include complimentary activities, guided nature walks, and communal fire pits. Food costs are additional, but well worth the extra spend since offerings go far beyond the usual camp burritos. The menu features homemade seasonal fare using locally-sourced ingredients, like pan-roasted trout and mini pulled pork tacos.   

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These destinations offer upscale perks and amenities, whether it's stylish hotel-like interiors, air-conditioned tents, or a private hot tub to enjoy under the stars. Those little extras can make all the difference in a stay, making these accommodations an excellent value for the price.   

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If sleeping in a tree house is your dream, The Mohicans has nine unique options for you to choose from, including a little red barn tree house with stained glass windows and a two-tiered house perched on stilts. The property also has a few cabins and one airstream for those who prefer to stay below the treetops.

All of the treehouses have cozy beds, full bathrooms with toilets and showers, heating, and air conditioning. Some also have outdoor showers you can take advantage of during the warmer months. Most also have small porch areas for enjoying the fresh air. Guests can fill their days ziplining on a canopy tour, canoeing, hiking, swimming, or water skiing.

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Found on Mount Desert Island, guests at Terramor have easy access to the stunning beauty of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. Choose from five different types of luxury tents that can sleep two to five guests. 

Alder tents are ideal for families, with Queen beds and three Twin beds, though they are on the more rustic side with no in-tent washrooms (guests use a communal bathroom right nearby instead). Meanwhile, for those who want more glam and less camp, Birch Tents feature top-of-the-line linens, King beds, private porches, connected private bathrooms, and outdoor furniture around a private firepit. 

The on-site Lodge offers a restaurant with seasonally-inspired meals, a bar, and an outdoor grilling experience. Guests can spend their days mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, or strolling through the shops of Bar Harbor.  

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For those who want a stay that's a step up even from a luxury tent, Fireside Resort is entirely made up of charming tiny cabins. The decked-out interiors include kitchenettes, sumptuous beds, oversized windows, leather sofas, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and large private decks. Some cabins also include firepits and hot tubs.

With the majestic Teton wilderness as your backdrop, wake up to glorious mountain views before heading out to enjoy hiking, skiing, white-water rafting, snowmobiling, and more. In the summer months, you can also enjoy special events from Old West Days to marathons.  

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While this peaceful spot tucked in the Catskills is a standard hotel with regular rooms, they also offer a glamping option. Lushna cabins are based on Scandinavian notions, embracing the popular idea of hygge with simple but cozy aesthetics. Snuggle up in a small A-frame cabin and take in the mountain scenery without ever leaving the Queen-sized beds pushed right up against the scenery, outfitted with luxurious Frette linens and Faribault wool blankets.

The cabins are small at just 220 square feet, but they do come with private bathrooms and nearby circular wooden saunas. Barbeque kits are provided upon request to complete the camping experience. If you get tired of hanging out in your A-frame, wander over to High Spirit, the hotel's chic cocktail lounge, for a smoky ginger Mezcal Paloma and light bites.   

Read our full review of Eastwind's Lushna Cabin Suites here

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When you think of camping or glamping, overlooking skyscrapers probably isn't what comes to mind. But at this Governors Island luxury camping retreat, the iconic New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty are both backdrops. A short private water taxi ride from downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn drops guests off at a pastoral haven. 

Journey Tents feature Queen or Twin-sized beds with 1,000 thread-count linens, down comforters, and designer blankets. There's air conditioning in every tent so muggy New York nights won't prevent you from getting a great night's sleep. While the standard Journey Tents come with shared bathrooms, you can upgrade to a Summit Tent for a private en-suite bathroom, along with an exclusive minibar curated by The Goods Mart. 

In the morning, wake up to a complimentary in-tent continental breakfast before opting to tackle the many activities offered from a harbor tour to lawn games to a massage. You can also explore the island by renting bikes at an additional fee.       

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These camps put the glam in glamping. You'll feel more like you're at a five-star hotel than out in the backwoods. While they come with a hefty price tag, no detail is overlooked, from large tents with sumptuous bedding to unrivaled activities and cuisine, ensuring a splurge-worthy vacation. Plus, both spots include all meals, drinks, and many of the offered activities included in the nightly price.   

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If glamping on your own private island sounds like your idea of paradise, then Little Raccoon Key Glamping is for you. Part of Georgia's picturesque Golden Isles, this glamping destination is found on a reef island teeming with wildlife both on land and underwater just off the shore. In fact, you may even be lucky enough to spot pods of dolphins on the boat trip from Jekyll Island to the glampsite island. 

The accommodations are luxury canvas tents that are weather-proof and feature all you need to be plenty comfortable, including memory foam mattresses and luxe linens, a wood-burning stove, dishes and pans for meals, as well as board games and books. An outdoor shower, gas grill, hammocks, and Adirondack chairs make relaxing in the outdoors easy.   

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Dunton Hot Springs is an adventure haven located just across the mountain from Telluride. This outdoor getaway offers an array of exciting outdoor adventures, wellness-focused activities, fine dining, and unique events. In the summer, enjoy a scenic horseback ride, try fly fishing on an exclusive nine-mile stretch of the West Fork of the Dolores, or head out on hiking or mountain biking trails that range from easy to heart pounding. Dunton can also provide expert guides to help you summit nearby 14,000-foot peaks or take guests rock climbing.

Choose between traditional indoor cabins or glamping tents at the Dunton River Camp, located four miles down the road from the main property. The eight opulent tents offer modern amenities in the midst of nature, complete with en-suite bathrooms with six-foot soaking tubs. Each tent comes with two complimentary mountain bikes for exploring the grounds and trails.

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Nowhere does glamping quite like the famed Resort at Paws Up, as evidenced by the fact that a stay here includes a camping butler. The 37,000-acre ranch features untamed Montana wilderness steeped in Lewis & Clark history, situated along 10 miles of the idyllic Blackfoot River. There are more than 100 miles of designated hiking, mountain biking, horse, and ATV trails. 

There are 28 cabin homes open year-round, and 36 glamping tents open seasonally in warmer months. Each cabin or tent is individually decorated in Western-chic style with furnishings and artwork hand-curated by the owners. The tents are no ordinary, snug stay. Many feature one or two bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, and clawfoot soaking tubs. Guests choose their camp based on their tastes, opting for river views, cliffside stays, or more secluded areas. 

Glamping is elevated camping. Rather than pitch your own tent at a campsite, glampsites have accommodations already set up with beds as opposed to sleeping bags. Many glamping destinations also have upscale amenities from pools and saunas to on-site restaurants. Others are basic canvas tents with beds where you'll still need to bring all your own toiletries and food.

Glamping costs range considerably depending on the resort and the time of year. Summer sees prices soar, but keep in mind that many glampsites are only open seasonally during the warmer months. Budget options often start around $100 to $150 per night, but often will be extremely bare bones with little to no amenities.

For those seeking serious luxury, hotel-like tents with ensuite bathrooms and all-inclusive dining are available. However, they can cost $1,000 or more per night.

It depends on the accommodation. Budget options typically won't have attached bathrooms, but many sites have communal bathrooms and showers available for use. Higher-end options and cabins will generally have ensuite bathrooms. 

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35 Best Glamping Retreats in the U.S.

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Want to experience the great outdoors without having to sleep on the ground? You're not the only one. Luxury camping — aka glamorous camping or glamping — has become so popular that there are now several dedicated glampgrounds (yes, that's a term) and five-star glamping resorts that offer furnished tents, yurts, tree houses and other in-nature accommodations for those who want the best of both worlds.

You can spend your day in the wilderness while experiencing many comforts of a hotel getaway. No pitching tents, splitting firewood or cooking over a fire pit involved in these glamping experiences. Some even come with air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms and heated floors.

The 35 best glamping retreats in the U.S. won't cost you a fortune either, with most places on this list costing less than $300 a night. So, pack your backpack or your suitcase; there is plenty of room and comfort at these glamping spots across America.

Under Canvas Glamping in the Smokies

Under Canvas

Within steps of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 182 acres where you can glamp "under canvas," hence the resort's name, which now has seven locations across the U.S. The safari-inspired tents operate similarly to a hotel with daily housekeeping, on-site dining and furnishings such as sofas, lounge chairs and private bathrooms.

Complimentary camp activities are also offered, with live music schedules and s'mores by the fire pit. Plus, you're just 10 minutes from charming Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and all of its many attractions.

You'll find rates starting at $204 per night.

Book: Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

WT on Whidbey Glamping in Washington State

WT on Whidbey

Glamping's become so popular that there's an Airbnb-like website called Glamping.com, where you can find more personalized glamping experiences. That's how we stumbled upon WT on Whidbey in Washington State. These themed glamping tents for adults-only can be found on Whidbey Island, 45 miles north of Seattle.

The spot features a fully stocked outdoor kitchen for cooking, a Tiki bar, and tents with queen-sized beds, board games and Bluetooth speakers.

Choose from the World Traveler or the Moroccan tents with rates starting at $187 per night.

Book: The WT on Whidbey

Westgate River Ranch Glamping in Florida

Westgate Resorts

Florida isn't just amusement park resorts and high rises on the beach. The Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo — yes, rodeo! — offers glamping in Central Florida.

Fully furnished tents are air-conditioned and heated as well as fitted with private bathrooms, rocking chairs and mini kitchens with a king and two twin beds providing room for the family.

And you cannot beat the rates: $49 per night.

Book: Westgate River Rance Resort & Rodeo

Joshua Tree Glamping in California

Joshua Tree Yurt

To spend the night beneath the stars of Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most magical ways to visit the Southern California desert.

Stay in a yurt in Joshua Tree with Moonshine, Dougs Corner and Kooks Corner tent options. These three yurts share a pool, spa, kitchen and bathroom.

When the nights get cold, dip into the outdoor hot tub or gather around the fire. Yurts start at $89 per night.

Book: Joshua's Treehouses

Under Canvas Glamping at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

The same company that gives you access to glamping in the Smokies offers similar opportunities for glamping near the Grand Canyon.

A stay at Under Canvas's 160 acres is 25 minutes from the Grand Canyon's South Rim in Arizona.

You'll have private bathrooms inside your tent, along with rustic furnishings and a night-viewing skylight just above your bed.

Book: Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Big Cedar Lodge Glamping in Missouri

Big Cedar

Deep within the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge now offers fabulous glamping accommodations.

Cabins, huts and two-person canvas tents are available overlooking Table Lake. The tents feature private bathrooms, outdoor tubs, fire pits and balconies — not to mention chandeliers over king-sized beds. And your pets are welcome, too!

The Big Cedar glamping accommodations are a bit pricey, however, at just under $500 per night, but that includes the entire family.

Book: Big Cedar Lodge Glamping

Savannah's Meadow Glamping Near Dallas

Savannah's Meadow

Just outside of the city life of Dallas and Fort Worth are treehouses you can enjoy to get away from it all.

From April through November, you can be surrounded by trees while sitting in the lap of luxury. You'll have a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, bathroom and a master bedroom with sliding glass walls to let the outdoors in.

The treehouses are part of a bed and breakfast, which means there's also breakfast daily, with rates starting at $230 per night.

Book: Savannah's Meadow

Asheville Glamping in North Carolina

Asheville Glamping

Choose from a stay in a treehouse, safari tent or even a dome with walls of windows on your adventure glamping trip in North Carolina.

At Asheville Glamping, domes and safari tents start at $145 per night, and "The Nest" treehouse begins at $295 per night.

All are air-conditioned and heated with queen beds and include private bathrooms with showers.

Book: Asheville Glamping

Posh Primitive Glamping in the Adirondacks

Posh Primitive

Head for the hills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York for the luxury camping resort, Posh Primitive. 

Don't let the rustic setting throw you off, these posh tents have queen-sized beds, Pendleton linens and covered private decks.

Rates are a bit higher for these oversized tents at $395 per night, but near the campground are lakes and rivers for canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, as well as hiking trails, zip-lining and mountain biking.

Book: Posh Primitive

Sandy Pines Glamping in Maine

Sandy Pines Campground

Enjoy coastal Maine's beach forest at Sandy Pines Campground. This Kennebunkport resort provides summer fun in the form of Airstreams, domes, Conestoga Wagons, huts and safari tents.

Glamp tents for two feature air-conditioning, king-sized beds and a wooden deck to enjoy the New England air. You'll have to share a bathhouse, but who will care when staying in these cozy, furnished homes away from home?

Rates start under $200 per night.

Book: Sandy Pines Campground

Huttopia Glamping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Huttopia

Lakeside glamping surrounded by New Hampshire's White Mountains can be found at Huttopia. More than huts, this company provides tented and cabin options for wooded getaways.

A bit more rugged looking on both the exterior and interior, these 425-square-foot safari tents offer a king-sized bed, dining area and bathrooms.

You'll find tents starting at just over $100, and the company also offers locations in Maine, the Adirondacks and Canada.

Book: Huttopia

The Fields Glamping in Michigan

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Relax by a wood-burning stove as you enjoy a chef-made breakfast at this South Haven, Michigan, glamping resort.

These 400-square-foot tents feature king-sized beds, electricity, en-suite bathrooms and a front porch, and run about $309 per night during summer months.

The resort features a dining room, on-site mini market and hiking trails. Plus, it welcomes pets.

Book: The Fields

The Wilds Glamping at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio

The Wilds

Not only can you stay in a unique yurt with all the bells and whistles of a glamping resort, but you can also stay overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium while you do it!

Nomad Ridge at The Wilds is an adult-only experience where you can listen to the animals of the zoo while sitting on your own private deck.

Packages include open-air safaris, dinner and breakfast, Wi-Fi and concierge for stays from May through October. Members of the zoo receive a discounted price for the one-night stay for two, starting at $292.50. Nonmember rates start at $325. Weekday visits receive $100 off the price.

Book: The Wilds

Savage River Lodge Glamping in Maryland

Savage River

Maryland's Savage River State Forest, near Frostburg, offers 700 acres of outdoor activities and attractions. After a day hiking through the woods, retire to one of eight yurts available at the Savage River Lodge.

Comfy king-sized beds await alongside leather and suede sofas and chairs. Yurts offer wood-burning stoves, luxurious bathrooms and radiant floor heat.

Made for two, the yurts begin at $270 per night.

Book: Savage River Lodge

FireLight Camps Glamping in New York

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Outside of Ithaca, New York, FireLight Camps provides another way to become one with nature, without losing the creature comforts of home.

Glamping tents, starting at $189 per night for two, are completely immersed in the woods but are filled with king- or queen-sized beds, rocking chairs and a writer's desk (should one be so inspired).

You'll share dining and bathhouses but receive complimentary continental breakfast. The communal lounge also offers games, campfires, charging stations and trail maps for the area.

Book: FireLight Camps

Safari West Glamping in Santa Rosa, California

Safari West

Imagine a glamorous stay near Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California, and add a bonafide safari to your adventure for a vacation package that's what dreams are made of.

Starting at $310 per night, sleep in one of 30 canvased tents with polished hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms and private decks at Safari West. This 400-acre preserve has more than 90 species and 900 animals roaming on the land around you as you sleep.

Book: Safari West

Red Rocks Glamping in Colorado

Red Rocks Glamping

Set amidst the red rocks of Colorado, just minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, is a glamping destination of furnished tents.

Meant to help music lovers enjoy a full weekend under the stars for concerts and camping, the exclusive destination provides tents with a choice of a queen-sized bed, two twins or four cots.

Guests enjoy an on-site concierge, hot showers, communal grilling and comfortable bedding, with restaurants and shops just 5 minutes away in Morrison, Colorado.

Book: Red Rocks Glamping

Terra Glamping: East Hampton in New York

Terra Glamping

East Hampton is filled with beaches, boutiques and Manhattan-worthy restaurants often filled with wheelers and dealers and celebrities.

But starting at $300 per night, you can also have a romantic, waterfront getaway at Terra Glamping. Look across the bay to Shelter Island and Sag Harbor from the comfort of your sturdy tent, outfitted with queen-sized beds and quality furnishings.

Tents come stocked with games, and the 30-tent campground features hot showers, nightly s'mores and campfires, and daily continental breakfast for guests.

Book: Terra Glamping

Normandy Farms Glamping in Massachusetts

Normandy Farms

Attempt to rent a house near Cape Cod in the summer months, and you'll pay a pretty penny. But Normandy Camps has made it easier for you to experience a Massachusetts summer with a location between the Cape and Boston.

Safari tents, 16 feet by 20 feet, sleep six people with a queen-sized bed, a sleeper sofa and two sleeper chairs, beginning at $125 per night.

The tents feature electric-heated fireplaces, ceiling fans, mini fridges and microwaves, as well as a front porch with rocking chairs — just as you'd like to wile away the days.

Book: Normandy Farms

El Cosmico Glamping in Texas

El Cosmico

Somewhere in the desert of western Texas, near the Mexico border, you'll find the artsy and communal El Cosmico. (Actually, it's in Marfa, Texas.) Under the big and bright stars at night, you can sleep in a teepee, tent, Airstream, shipping container or a yurt.

The latter provides a queen-sized bed, sofa and deck for which to watch those aforementioned stars twinkle deep in the heart of Texas. You'll be pleased to know the yurts have air-conditioning for those hot days, as well as heat for cold desert nights. Rates begin at $150 per night.

Book: El Cosmico

Little Raccoon Key Glamping in Georgia

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Georgia's Golden Isles are largely conserved, with dune-lined beaches and marshland filled with wildlife. You can experience it all on a Little Raccoon Key island glamping trip.

Stay in a large, 26-foot by 15-foot tent with a memory foam mattress, outdoor shower and wood-burning stove. On your private oasis, you'll find hammocks, a grill for cooking and Adirondack chairs.

You may also elect to have a chef-prepared meal, groceries delivered, massage services and dolphin-watching excursions. The starting price for your one-night stay for two begins at $499 — well worth the privacy.

Book: Little Raccoon Key

Capitol Reef Resort Glamping in Utah

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One of Utah's "Big 5" National Parks is home to Capitol Reef Resort. Skip the resort rooms, and get a feel for how people may have once camped in this very area with a stay in a teepee. The only difference is these teepees put the glam in camping.

Inside each teepee, just 250 square feet in size, is a double pillow-top king bed, a flatscreen TV and a private bathroom.

The teepees are only available from June to September and start around $250 per night.

Book: Capitol Reef Resort

Collective Vail Glamping in Colorado

Collective Vail

When the snow melts, discover the other side of Vail's mountains with a stay at 4 Eagle Ranch, which has teamed with Collective Vail to provide luxurious camping on the 1,000-acre estate.

Journey and Summit Tents are available, starting at $179 per night, with king, queen or twin beds covered in 1,000-count linens. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the on-site Three Peaks Restaurant, and visitors can enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing and hiking.

Book: Collective Vail

Zion Ponderosa Glamping in Utah

Zion

One of the most-visited national parks in the country has a bordering resort with cabins, wagons and tents in which to enjoy the best of Utah's Zion National Park scenery.

Glamping tents at Zion Ponderosa, starting at $149 per night, include access to all of the resort's amenities, from zip-lining to horseback riding to swimming pool to chuckwagon dinners and more.

Tents offer room for numerous people with a queen bed, twin and sofa beds available to accommodate families. Shower facilities are shared, and daily breakfast is included.

Book:   Zion Ponderosa

Coldwater Gardens Glamping in the Florida Panhandle

Coldwater Gardens

Outside of the Panhandle's Pensacola area is a place you can glamp for as low as $75 per night.

Coldwater Gardens offers canvas tents with two queen beds, mini fridges and front porches, so you can enjoy the white-sand beaches and still sleep surrounded by the Florida night air.

Book: Coldwater Gardens

Igloo Glamping at the Borealis Basecamp in Alaska

Borealis Basecamp

Why sleep under the stars when you can sleep beneath the sky filled with color as the Northern Lights dance above? At Borealis Basecamp, an hour from Fairbanks, Alaska, and any light pollution, you can see this winter phenomenon from a window-filled igloo.

Starting at $389 per night, you'll stay warm beneath 12-foot ceilings with a 16-foot curved window to catch the views. Each igloo has private bathrooms, kitchenettes and comfortable beds. A meal program is available to add on meals from Basecamp Dining, which also provides views across the Alaskan wilderness.

Book: Borealis Basecamp

Doe Bay Glamping in Washington State

Doe Bay

Find yurts and domes overlooking Washington's San Juan Islands at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. Between May 1 and Oct. 1, yurts with queen-sized beds are available on the property that provides live music, whale watching and kayaking within steps.

The resort also features a cafe with a to-go menu and on-site dining as well as spa services. Rates begin at $116 per night, with a two-night minimum, as the yurts sell out.

Book: Doe Bay Resort

Alpenglow Glamping in Alaska

Alpenglow

Whether you want to see the Northern Lights or just enjoy Alaska's midnight sun during the summer, the Alpenglow will give you both in its Deluxe and Forest tents.

Queen- and twin-sized beds sleep two or three people and look out to Matanuska Glacier and the mountains. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub, sit back and relax on a private deck, and gather around a fire pit to ward off the evening chill while you stay at one of the northernmost campsites in the U.S., priced at $155 per night.

Book: Alpenglow Luxury Camping

Acadia National Park Glamping in Maine

Acadia Yurts

Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in Maine welcome visitors to a home-away-from-home at Acadia Yurts, where more than two dozen furnished yurts are available during your national park visit.

Yurts sleeping four to six people are outfitted with queen-sized beds and queen sleeper sofas, kitchenettes and full bathrooms. Each yurt, starting at $190 per night, has heating and air-conditioning, as well as WiFi. Hammocks, grills and outdoor dining areas are also available across the property.

Book: Acadia Yurts

Bubble Glamping at Basecamp Terlingua in Texas

Bubble tent

Sure, you could stay in a teepee, but if you really want to glamp in style, consider the bubble camps of Basecamp Terlingua, located near Big Bend National Park in Texas.

You'll literally stay in a clear, inflatable bubble, walled off from other bubble guests for privacy, so you can really see the stars when darkness falls over the desert location.

The furnished bubbles book up, but when available, you'll find them starting at $249 per night.

Book: Basecamp Terlingua

Caravan Outpost Airstream Glamping in California

Caravan Outpost

Bubbles aren't the only unusual glamping options that have popped up in recent years. In Ojai, California, a caravan of 11 Airstreams in a semicircle are available to enjoy.

The Airstreams, starting at $194 per night, can sleep four to five people and welcome pets. Inside, a kitchen, bathroom, foldout bed and queen-sized bed provide comfort, while a record player with vinyl records and WiFi add a hipster touch.

Book: Caravan Outpost

Mendocino Grove Glamping in California

MendoGrove

These "neighborhoods" of tents — eight to 10 tents in one of six different areas — can be found in Northern California's Mendocino. From safari-style to family tents, each are raised off the fir needle–covered floor of the forest.

Starting at $145 per night, the sparsely filled tents offer beds, folding chairs and bedside tables.

Book: Mendocino Grove

Conestoga Ranch Glamping in Utah

Conestoga Ranch

Offering tents that can accommodate two to six people with en-suite bathrooms, hand-selected furniture and a host of amenities, such as complimentary cruiser bikes, Utah's Conestoga Ranch glamping starts at $190. The ranch also features the Campfire Grill Restaurant for open-air breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Plus, it is just a few hours along a scenic route to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Salt Lake City.

Book: Conestoga Ranch

Under Canvas Glamping Near Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Less than 4 miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota, visit the monument and the Black Hills, and then tuck in for the night at another luxury camp provided by Under Canvas.

Like its other national park locations, you'll have a concierge to help you plan adventures, camp activities, daily housekeeping and on-site dining.

Inside, enjoy a king-sized bed alongside all the tent furnishings, with rates beginning at $304 per night.

Book: Under Canvas Mount Rushmore

Alligator Bayou Glamping in Louisiana

Alligator Tent

Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast added its own glamping experience by literally putting up a tent in the backyard and outfitting it with twin beds. Air-conditioning, WiFi and a grilling area are also available.

Guests staying in the Alligator Bayou tent, starting at $125 per night, receive a continental breakfast and pool access.

Book: Louisiana Cajun Mansion

The 24 Best Glamping Destinations Across North America

Hop on the glamping bandwagon and enjoy a luxe outdoors experience one of these awesome glamping tents, treehouses, and yurts from East to West Coast

The 24 Best Glamping Destinations Across North America

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There's no doubt that the activity of glamping is on the rise. Camping but with a sprinkle of glamour in the form of light amenities like heating, cooling, soft linens, wi-fi, kitchenettes, and even a sauna or hot-tub, glamping provides just the right balance of grit and comfort to make a weekend away affordable, cozy, and memorble-without the type 2 fun you may encounter on a traditional camping trip.

And where there's nature-there's glamping, which means the diverse landscape of the United States provides some ample opportunity to awaken in endless glamping options-like canvas tents , treehouses , trailers, and unique stays like renovated silos and lookout towers (more on that later). Whether you're dipping your toe into the world of camping, want to treat yourself, or are planning a badass group trip-the options below are excellent spots to do just that. Spread out throughout (most of) the United States, they're the best of the best we've found along our own glamping journeys, but fear not-there's plenty more where that came from, just check their corresponding guides.

So choose your player (or state) and get out there friends.

The 24 Best Glamping Spots Across the USA

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Under Canvas Grand Canyon — Valle, AZ

Vibe: canyon corner.

Near the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, and set on 160s acres of pinon and juniper forest Under Canvas Grand Canyons offers upscale accommodations on the edge of one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. Safari-style canvas tents feature modern West Elm furnishings and a private outdoor seating area, while on-site, there's dining, a fully-stocked market, and a zen garden-all with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Rate: Starts at $219/night

Read our full guide to Arizonia glamping locations

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Mendocino Grove — Mendocino, CA

Vibe: relax in the redwoods.

With multiple, maze-like floors of vintage-styled furniture and decor, this canvas-tent treehouse puts your average campsite to shame. Hike 44 sets of stairs to a lush bedroom complete with a deck, sitting area, and fireplace and another set to a bathroom and cooking area. And if that's not enough, the Tennessee River is nearby for some local adventure.

Rate: $ 166/night

Read our full guide to California glamping locations

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Dunton River Camp — Dolores, CO

Vibe: cattle ranch chic.

Across the way from Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs offers a luxury camping experience more akin to an all-inclusive glamping resort rather than camping-with-some-amenities. Four-miles down the Dolores River from the main glampsite, sits the 500-acre River Camp. Once a Cattle Ranch, the expansive property now features a number of luxury safari-style tents with king-beds, en-suite bathrooms with double vanities and even towel warmers, and two mountain bikes to explore the area included in your stay.

Rate: $ 2,035/night

Read our full guide to Colorado glamping locations

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Getaway — Moodus, CT

Vibe: contemporary hideout.

Getaway offers glampsites around the country just outside of major cities for some outdoor R & R. Located an hour away from New Haven, their Moodus, CT location features 45 of their contemporary 1 or 2-bed cabins, complete with kitchenettes, hot showers, queen beds, fire pits, and staple cooking ingredients.

Rate: $ 90/night

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Treehouse at Danville — Geneva, FL

Vibe: its 5 o'clock somewhere.

Embrace a Florida vibe and experience luxury glamping at this multi-level treehouse featuring an elevator, hot tub, tiki bar, a shower with LED lighting, a large flatscreen tv, and a handful of porches and viewing platforms, Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park, and Florida's Canaveral National Seashore are all within in an hour drive, but if you plan to stay home, you can rent a number of vintage vehicles to take a spin around the property for some fun.

Rate: $ 230/night

Read our full guide to Florida glamping locations

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Owl in the Oak Treehouse — Duluth, GA

Vibe: sweet n' simple.

Five minutes from downtown Duluth, the Owl in the Oak Treehouse transports you a world away with a stone path and small footbridge. The interior is simple but cozy, featuring a sitting area, kitchenette, lofted bed, and a deck overlooking a small stream. For some in-town exploration, downtown Duluth is only 5 minutes away, and the Chattahoochee River is nearby for some outdoor adventure.

Rate: $ 209/night

Read our full guide to Georgia glamping locations

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Crystal Peak Lookout — Fernwood, ID

Vibe: views for days.

Survey the remote Idaho wilderness from 360 degrees worth of windows at the Crystal Peak Lookout. Inside, there's just the right amount of the original 1950's character, with minimalist and cozy amenities added for a contemporary stay, including a private wood-fired sauna.

Rate: $ 300/night

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AutoCamp Cape Cod — Falmouth, MA

Vibe: coastal chill.

The first East Coast location from outdoor lodging brand AutoCamp , their Cape Cod location features a campus of mid-mod inspired Airstream trailers, cabins, luxury tents, and a central clubhouse on the banks of Little Sippewisset Marsh and Wood Neck Beach. The charming towns of Woods Hole and Falmouth are a short drive away for some New England exploration, or cozy up around a fire-pit on-site.

Rate: $ 244/night

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Floating Camp Roam — Bremen, ME

Vibe: we're on a boat.

Afloat in Pemaquid Pond in Bremen, Maine, Camp Roam is a charming houseboat with a swim ladder, spacious sun deck, a grill for some seriously epic outdoor dining, and a light-filled interior perfect for taking in the surrounding waters. If you'd like to hang out on shore for the day, the charming town of Durham and Runaround Pond Recreation Area are both nearby.

Rate: $ 275/night

Read our full guide to Maine glamping locations

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The Copper Cabin - Keweenaw County, MI

Vibe: rustic outpost.

The Copper Cabin offers visitors the perfect rustic Michigan experience, even in winter. After snowshoeing into the cabin, visitors can check out Mt. Bohemia, arguably home to Michigan's best skiing, or explore 37 miles of biking trails at Copper Harbor in the summer. For those looking to trek out to Isle Royale National Park, the cabin provides a good spot for breaking up the long drive up to Michigan's most northern attraction.

Read our full guide to Michigan glamping locations

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Clark Farm Silos - Kalispell, MT

Vibe: silo no more.

Five unassuming grain bins play host to contemporary accommodations at this glamping property in Kalispell, Montana. Besides king-beds, en-suite bathrooms, private fire pits, and views of wide-open skies perfect for stargazing, a stay at this stunning property grants access to Montana's endless terrain of rustic beauty-including a short drive to Whitefish Mountain for skiing, Glacier National Park, and Flathead Lake.

Rate: $ 521/night (for four guests)

Read our full guide to Montana glamping locations

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Luxury Stone and Timber Treehouse — Concord, NC

Vibe: cottagecore fantasy.

Set on a 40-acre farm, lifted up on stone pillars with whitewashed walls and exposed weathered wood beams, this A-Frame treehouse is a peaceful escape straight out of fairytale dreams. The detail-oriented interior comes stocked with a queen-size bed, fuzzy bathrobes, and rain boots for tromping around the property. A communal kitchen, fire pit, farm store, hammocks, and on-site coffee roasting also await on the farmland property.

Rate: $ 206/night

Read our full guide to North Carolina glamping treehouses locations

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That 70S Trailer — Taos, NM

Vibe: desert enchanment.

Experience the magic of New Mexico from the comforts of this renovated 1957 camper rental. Designed to be the height of luxury in its time, the 400-square-foot trailer includes generous windows, queen-sized bed, a spacious desert yard, an outdoor wood stove, and multiple decks, all in mid-century-meets-southwestern decor.

Rate: $ 96/night

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The Magical Treehouse — Paul Smiths, NY

Vibe: adk adventure.

An hour's drive to the Canadian border and a cool 6 hours drive from NYC , this magic treehouse in the Adirondacks of New York is worth the journey. The elevated polygon provides multiple nooks and crannies of laid-back, old-school comfort, with plenty of books provided for reading. A screened-in porch on the property hosts a cooking area, and outdoor activities like climbing, kayaking, paddling, horseback riding, biking, and more are all nearby.

Rate: $ 325/night

Read our full guide to New York glamping locations

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Willow-Witt Ranch Glamping Tents — Ashland, OR

Vibe: farm fresh.

This Oregon glamping spot located on an organic farm puts the Southern Oregon Cascade Mountain Range-and farm fresh provisions-at your fingertips. At the ranch, fresh organic farm produce, goat milk, farm-fresh eggs, and farm-raised meats and sausages are all available to munch on, or hit up the surrounding hiking trails to work up your appetite. When it comes time to rest your weary head, luxury tent rentals are outfitted with a queen bed (or two double beds for sleeping four), a full kitchen, and hot outdoor showers.

Rate: $ 150/night

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Safari Luxury Tents — Dover, PA

Vibe: historic hideout.

In Southern Utah, this A-frame cabin has everything you need for a relaxing glampout: hammock chairs, a wooden deck with an outdoor kitchen and dining area, plus a secluded hot tub, and not to mention a huge deck system with unparalleled views of the desert. Outdoor adventure in Zion National Park is only a short drive away or take a road trip to Arizona's Grand Canyon.

Read our full guide to Pennsylvania glamping locations

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The Roost — Chattanooga, TN

Vibe: there's levels to it, rate: $ 231/night.

Read our full guide to Tennessee glamping locations

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Cypress Valley — Spicewood, TX

Vibe: more is more.

There's yurts, and then there are yurts in trees. Less than an hour from downtown Austin, near the Colorado River, Cypress Valley is home to a number of aerial glamping experiences, one of which is a 350-square-foot treehouse yurt. The yurt itself hosts just a bedroom, but a 40ft suspension bridge connects you to another cabin with a kitchenette and bathhouse with a heated waterfall. Very impressive.

Rate: $ 525/night

Read our full guide to Texas glamping locations

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Zion EcoCabin — Hildale, UT

Vibe: a on a hill, rate: $ 645/night.

Read our full guide to Utah glamping locations

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Cooper’s Hawk Treehouse — Meadows of Dan, VA

Vibe: lookout luxury.

Sleep among the treetops in this treehouse overlooking Roaring Creek and the Dan River of Virginia. Its 440 square feet of living space is built for two, making it an awesome romantic getaway, and with 12,000 expansive acres to explore there's no shortage of things to do, including star-gazing from the on-site observatory.

Rate: $ 751/night

Read our full guide to Virgina glamping locations

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Vermont Retreat Yurt — Putney, VT

Vibe: vermont crunchy.

Embrace Vermont's verdant seclusion at this private, sustainable yurt overlooking meadows and woods. Highlights include an outdoor shower, a rustic and comfortable interior, a wrap-around porch, and on-site medicinal plants, veggies, and farmland pastures. And of course, the obligatory sweet Vermont general stores, puppet theaters, and farm-to-table restaurants are all a stone's throw away.

Rate: $ 176/night

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The Rolling Huts in Methow Valley — Winthrop, WA

Vibe: steel herd.

The team at Olson + Kundig outdid themselves with these tiny trailers in Washington's Methow Valley. Besides a cool, contemporary interiors, these cabins are central to every adventure you could ask for. From mountain biking, river rafting, horseback riding, golfing, yoga, fishing, and skiing all outside your front door, you might just want to extend your stay. And if the Rollings Huts aren’t quite what you're looking for, check out the safari-style Methow Tents instead.

Rate: $ 145/night

Read our full guide to Washington glamping locations

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Off-Grid Inn — Fall Creek, WI

Vibe: small but mighty.

The stylish Off-Grid Inn packs in the room for three adults, air-conditioning and heater, a small kitchen, and a sustainability-focused bathroom while still immersing visitors in nature. The owners also recently finished this fun complementary inn in the same location, in case some friends want to tag along. Both are available on Airbnb.

Rate: $ 232/night

Read our full guide to Wisconsin glamping locations

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South Crow Cabin — Buford, WY

Vibe: little cabin luxury.

Get ready to be cozy in this mini-cabin adjacent to thousands of acres of public land with hiking trails, mountain bike trailers, fishing, and other water sports. Inside a futon folds out to accommodate two guests, an outdoor gas fireplace and deck offer up an excellent spot for stargazing, and generous windows overlook the 40-acre property.

For a lot more where that came from, check out our Cabins section

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Glamping is a trend that’s being spotted at an increasing number of campgrounds these days. But what’s the difference between glamping and camping ?

Simply put, glamping is a form of luxe-camping. It gets you into the outdoors and connects you to nature, while offering the finer things too.

Yurts, tiny homes, vintage Airstreams, treehouses, Conestoga wagons, Cabooses, Geodomes, high quality canvas tents, and a whole lot more have been transformed into outdoor oases. The key feature is they offer a unique way to immerse yourself in nature with extra amenities.

Related Unique Ways to Glamp

Types of Glamping

Glamping comes in many forms. Usually these options can be found in outdoor recreation destinations like this RV and Glamping Resort near Moab, Utah. Luxe-camping accommodations are also commonly found in and around state parks, national parks, and even in urban hideaways.

Here are the types of glamping you’ll find in the wild:

Stationary Airstreams offer an experience that merges luxury RVs with tiny houses, featuring electricity, bathrooms (usually), kitchenettes, and a retro feel. Airstream trailer hotels are becoming an accommodations category of their own, where properties arrange stationary Airstream trailers in a campground-like setting.

Emberglow Outdoor Resort in Western North Carolina is a great example of a property featuring a lovingly restored 1971 Airstream along with 20 other unique glamping options (including a double-decker British bus!).

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Renovated vintage campers

Airstreams aren’t the only glamping campers out there – RVs from all walks of life are being lovingly restored to provide comfy camping opportunities for guests. Camp Leconte in Gatlinburg, TN is one example featuring cute Shasta glampers. And then there’s The Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview, Washington offering majestic Spartan travel trailers (and more) for vintage camper glamping.

Pods and geodesic domes

Pods are trending for their compact footprint and dedication to energy-efficient systems. They usually come fully equipped with a homey feel and often feature glass architecture that brings the views right to your door. Pods can take a few different shapes, but they are usually an arched structure with floor to ceiling windows on either end. Geodesic domes are another version of glamping pods that are exploding in popularity. Think of them like a futuristic igloo with hotel-like amenities and floor to ceiling windows.

Related Geodesic domes come to the the edge of Canada’s most stunning wilderness

Luxury tents

Canvas tent campgrounds offer the quintessential glamping experience. They’re simple and familiar with varying levels of amenities depending on what you need and want. Plus they’re built on platforms with beds, so no more sleepless nights on the ground.

Many glamping tents feature decks, BBQ grills, fire rings, and more to elevate the experience. Check out places like the Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA or the Ventura Ranch KOA to book an experience like this.

These round structures hearken back to the days when Mongolian nomads ruled the steppes of Central Asia. Back then, they were conveniently portable and simple. Nowadays, Yurts can reach the pinnacle of outdoor luxury by featuring ample living and sleeping areas, full kitchens and bathrooms, and even outdoor hot tubs.

One of our favorite places to stay in a Yurt is at El Cosmico Campground , a rad spot near Big Bend National Park .

A white yurt with a red door and deck sits in Marfa, Texas

Tiny homes are more than bastions of minimalist living, they also serve as glamping options at campgrounds around the country. That’s because they generally feature home-like amenities that can be rolled into the middle of nature.

Related This tiny house retreat helped me unplug and reconnect with what matters most

Covered wagons

These wild west road vehicles have been transformed into luxury accommodations at campgrounds across the U.S. Glamping wagons like the ones at  The Graystone Ranch in Ohio  offer a secluded stay amidst 26 private acres of nature. The wagon features a full bathroom, workstation, a comfy queen bed and bunk beds for the kiddos.

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If being one with nature is your jam, look no further than treehouse glamping. These structures have taken off and pack a plethora of amenities up in the air.

Many ‘treehouses’ feature upscale amenities, full kitchens, bathrooms, and even spacious decks with hot tubs and grills.

Related America’s Best Treehouse Hotels

Other glamping things

Old airplanes, spaceship-like structures, schoolbuses, and oh so much more are regularly transformed into quirky accommodations that pile on the amenities.

The sky really is the limit when it comes to glamping.

Related You can even sleep in a spaceship

Glamping Resorts

As glamping continues to grow in popularity, several businesses have sprung up to build properties focused on the trend. Here are a couple examples:

Details AutoCamp is a network of Airstream-centric glamping properties that’s situated along spectacular locales around the country.

Cost A night at an AutoCamp location costs anywhere from $130 to more than $300 depending on the site and amenities included. The Airstreams are typically more expensive because they feature a private bathroom.

Locations AutoCamp’s highly coveted glamping locations feature scenic backdrops near places like  Yosemite National Park , Russian River Valley, Joshua Tree, and the shores of Cape Cod.

Under Canvas

Cost Like other glamping locations, the cost per night depends on a variety of factors, but the standard tents start at $159.

Location Under Canvas locations are situated outside of national parks across the U.S. You can glamp just outside many national parks and other scenic destinations.

Details Under Canvas is focused on luxury tents that connect you with nature in a way that doesn’t skimp on nice things. From plush beds and full bathrooms to spacious communal gathering areas, Under Canvas helps set the standard for glamping.

Glamping Tips With Kids

Many glamping locations offer a variety of draws for families. For instance, Under Canvas promotes a kid-specific experience with two beds in a simple but stylish teepee-style tent.  Sandy Pines Campground  in Kennebunkport, Maine, offers unique family accommodations in covered wagons, glasshouses, and domes with access to a pool.

Family glamping locations can typically accommodate four to six people without the need for an extra room. Note that prices increase with the addition of extra beds.

Are you interested in a family glamping vacation? Here are some tips for glamping with kids:

  • Consider a location with proximity to national parks
  • Look for locations with onsite recreation
  • Plan activities through the campground
  • Pack plenty of layers and all-weather clothing
  • Don’t forget campfire snacks

Canvas tent in the woods with camp chairs on the porch and firewood.

Photo by: Ashley Rossi

What to Expect on Your Glamping Trip

Aside from comfortable digs and epic views, what else should you expect on your glamping trip?

Room prices increase when private  bathrooms  are included as opposed to the standard communal bathrooms.

Will you have  electricity ? This widely depends on the campground, location, and the types of accommodation offered. Most campgrounds will at least offer charging ports and battery-powered devices, like fans and lights.

WiFi  may be offered depending on the glamping brand’s philosophy and location. For instance, Under Canvas values a completely unplugged atmosphere, while AutoCamp offers complimentary WiFi at locations that can hold a signal.

When it comes to  food , most campgrounds offer on-site eateries, general stores, and fire pits. Do you want to indulge in fine dining or embrace your camping roots around a fire? The choice is yours—but note that some locations will not allow you to prepare or cook food in individual glamping accommodations because of wildlife safety concerns.

Concrete seating area filled with pillows inside a windowed canvas tent with a fire pit in the middle.

Photo by: Madeleine Balestrier

What to Pack for Glamping

Another luxury of glamping is not having to pack and lug all of your camping gear. But what should you pack when you’re not quite camping, but not staying in a hotel?

Here is a general list of what to pack for glamping:

  • Battery packs
  • Bug repellent
  • Wifi Hotspot
  • Hanging bathroom caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Cookware (if not already provided)

If you decide to take advantage of the fire pit on-site, then it’s also recommended to plan accordingly with cookware, cooler, and food if your accommodations don’t provide these necessities.

Rock path leading to a canvas tent surrounded by shrub and red mountains and pink sky.

Glamping FAQs

Does glamping have electricity.

Amenities like electricity, WiFi, heating, and air conditioning are all dependent on individual glamping campgrounds and you should confirm before booking.

What do you need for a glamping trip?

Think about what you’ll need throughout your stay to make it more convenient. Some items to bring can include a headlamp or flashlight, a battery pack (if there are no charging options offered), bug repellent, a cooler with snacks and other food items, shower slippers, and campfire cookware.

How much does it cost to go glamping?

The cost of a glamping experience is based on your wants, needs, and desired location. You can find accommodations for around $100 to well over $1,000 per night. You have to decide if you want a more rustic experience with communal bathrooms and minimal amenities or an all-inclusive option with activities, spa treatments, and suites.

The best way to get the most bang for your buck is to travel during the early or off-season, prepare your own meals, and plan free activities in nature. Regardless of your budget, you will be sleeping in a comfortable bed surrounded by nature.

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Popular Locations for Glamping

The United States is rife with popular locations for glamping, especially along coastlines and near national parks.

The Northeast is a quintessential destination with Acadia National Park, the rugged Atlantic coastline, and peak fall foliage . What makes it better is the plethora of glamping options across the region that allows you to wake up swathed in cozy fall colors.

Check out  Sandy Pines Campground  for a northeast glamping experience.

Venturing out to the Northwest is the perfect getaway when you’re looking for solace and unique accommodations tucked behind curtains of green rain forest. Check out  Blue Lake Resort’s  geodesic domes situated on the lakefront in central Washington state.

Night photo of lit "Waypoint" sign with string lights and people walking next to an Airstream.

Waypoint Ventura Vintage Trailer Hotel & Campground  | Ventura, CA – Photo by:  western

Glamping destinations and resorts are popping up all over the western U.S. Picture a day spent climbing in Yosemite National Park or hiking in Zion National Park and returning to a campsite that celebrates the outdoors and features a freshly-made king-sized bed.

Check out Waypoint Ventura Vintage Trailer Hotel & Campground or Moab RV and Glamping Resort for a couple cool spots to stay.

While other destinations throughout the U.S. close for the winter months, most Southeast locations are open all year round.  Emberglow Outdoor Resort provides access to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, while  Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort  draws the family-fun crowd.

Similar to the West, glamping sites in the Southwest go above and beyond with relaxing amenities and access to nature.

Here are some of the most popular locations for glamping in the Southwest:

  • Hog Valley RV & Treehouse Resort
  • Under Canvas Zion
  • Williams-Circle Pines KOA

While camping might not be for everyone, the outdoors should be. Glamping helps make that space more accessible for travelers, couples, and families looking to personalize their experience with luxury, comfort, and nature.

The good news is the growing world of glamping has something for everyone to try out. Plan a luxury camping vacation today with the Roadtrippers app .

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25 Essentials to Put on your Glamping Packing List

Glamping may stand for “glamorous camping”, but not all glamping resorts are created equal. Whether you are staying at off-the-grid at Highwood Retreat , an upscale glamping resort such as Terramor Outdoor Resort or Under Canvas , or a more utilitarian ready-to-camp resort like Huttopia , you need to be prepared with a comprehensive glamping packing list.

The joy of glamping is getting the adventure of camping without all the work — and with a lot more comfort. So you don’t need to load up your vehicle with tarps and tents, stoves, and sleeping bags; but you do need to think ahead more than simply stuffing things in your overnight bag for your glamping trip.

Don’t worry, we have done glamping in tents across New England and have learned what to pack, and what to leave behind. Like camping, most glamping resorts are far enough from major urban centers that you will want to be prepared. So grab your coffee, start reading, and print out this glamping checklist because you are about to have some fun.

First time family glamping/camping? Check out these tips for camping with kids . If you are looking for places to try glamping, check out these glamping spots in New Hampshire or places to go glamping in Tennessee .

Drinking from CamelBak MultiBev on porch of glamping tent

What Should you Bring on a Glamping Trip?

This post is sponsored by CamelBak but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Before you pack up for your outdoor adventure, the first thing you need to know is exactly what is provided at your glamping site. Most glamping resorts will include bed linens, towels, and simple bathroom amenities but from there it can vary widely. Some questions to consider are:

  • Is the tent/yurt/treehouse/cabin equipped with electricity or will your lanterns or lamps be battery-powered? (this is the case at Under Canvas)
  • Are linens and towels included? Some simple yurts or basic tents may not include them and if this is the case, you can bring your own sleeping bag or sheets.
  • Does your glamping tent offer a kitchen and will you be preparing meals or eating out?
  • Does your lodging have a private bathroom? Are toiletries provided?
  • What other camping or outdoor activities do you plan on doing?

If you would rather do car camping with kids , make sure to pack the essentials.

One great addition to your glamping packing list is a CamelBak MultiBev reusable bottle. It is the perfect choice for ditching disposable cups and bottles for a more sustainable lifestyle — even when traveling.

The CamelBak MultiBev is perfect for glamping because it is one compact bottle that serves multiple purposes and covers you from your early morning coffee on the tent porch to the hydration you need on the hiking trail.

CamelBak travel mug with hot water being poured

The outer layer of the bottle twists off to become an insulated travel cup. The leak-proof mug lid, perfect for sipping hot beverages, conveniently rolls up and folds away inside the bottle lid when not in use so it doesn’t get lost.

Once you finish your morning routine, rinse out the cup and slide it back on for an insulated, refillable water bottle that will keep you hydrated throughout the day. I’m all for a 2-in-1 product that saves me packing space!

CamelBak tamara and glenn on the porch of the glamping tent

Everyone that travels with me knows that I don’t leave home without my refillable beverage containers! Plus the MultiBev is dishwasher safe and BPA, BPS, and BPF free, which makes it easy to ditch the disposables with a sustainable and safe option.

CamelBak MultiBev bottle in front of water falls at Watkins Glen State park

And be sure to check out my friend Karilyn’s advice on what to cook while you are glamping.

Glamping Packing List

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. All opinions are my own.

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Of course, you need more than a water bottle and your hiking boots for your luxurious camping getaway. Here is your checklist for what else to pack:

  • Headlamp or flashlight for finding your way to your campsite in the dark or from the campfire at night.
  • Extra battery packs/chargers for your cell phone — especially if there isn’t an electrical outlet in your lodging.
  • Small travel power strip with USB outlets — if there is an outlet.
  • Campfire essentials — you can’t bring in firewood from out of state, but you can bring a long lighter, fire starter, and a s’mores kit including sticks if your site includes a campfire ring or fire pit.
  • Bug repellent — you will need a good bug spray and don’t be surprised if a few sneak into the tent as well.
  • Hard-case suitcase and/or plastic bin — I recommend fully closing your bags to keep any potential hitchhikers out. Traveling with a plastic bin will help keep your clothing fresh if it is humid and provide a safe spot to store snacks (if food is allowed in the lodging.)
  • Extra blanket — it is helpful to have an extra blanket to snuggle up by the fire or sit outside on the porch and star gaze on chilly nights.
  • Welcome mat/rug — if not provided, it is helpful to have a small rug or mat that can trap dirt when you are entering the tent that you may have brought back from the trail.
  • Tablecloth — if your accommodations include an outdoor eating area, you may want to pack a picnic tablecloth that can be easily wiped off to enjoy your meals al fresco while keeping clean.
  • Sanitizing wipes — these are helpful for cleaning hands, items, feet, and more.
  • Paper goods — often glamping tents won’t include tissues or paper towels, or they may be limited.
  • Beach towel or travel towel — even if towels are provided, you may want an extra if you are enjoying any water activities or for clean up and drying off.
  • Travel lantern or fairy lights — to add a little more light to your space, bring along a pop-up travel lantern or battery-powered “fairy lights” to make your lodgings cozy.
  • Cooler — if your tent or glamping accommodations don’t include a fridge, you should bring a quality cooler to keep drinks or snacks cold (if this is allowed to be in the tent.)
  • Pillows — unless you are staying at a luxury resort, the pillows may be less than perfect, so for sanitary reasons and comfort, bring your own if space allows.
  • Camp chairs — check and see what is provided but many places will only supply two camp chairs if any. If your group is larger, bring some extra.
  • Bathroom caddy — glamping bathrooms can really range from none (gasp) to full luxe. At Under Canvas, we had to hold the chain to keep the water flowing for our shower. Most will have limited space to put things down so a hanging toiletry bag is recommended. If you have to trek to a shared or private bathroom, make sure to pack a bathroom caddy and shower sandals/flip-flops.
  • Garbage bags — you don’t want to let trash linger if you are staying a while and not every resort offers housekeeping.
  • Cooking supplies — if you are preparing your meals, be sure to investigate what tools and appliances are provided. It is easiest to prep as much as possible in advance or make meals ahead that can be reheated in a pot on a camp stove, over a fire, or even in the microwave if that is available. You don’t know the condition of the pots, pans, utensils, cutting boards, etc., or if much is even provided.
  • Simple to prepare foods — think instant oatmeal that you can make in a mug, simple soups, and stews, etc. And don’t forget your trail snacks if you will be hiking!
  • Electronics-free entertainment — time to dig into that book, break out the deck of cards, or bring along a board game or puzzle.
  • A corkscrew — because — wine! (Hint: you may want to bring some wine or beverages too!)
  • Portable fan — if you are traveling in the summer months. Often this isn’t needed if you allow some air circulation but if there is a heat wave, you will be happy to have one.
  • Outdoor clothing — hiking pants, hiking shirts, hiking boots, sandals, bathing suits, athleisure wear, cozy PJs — think COMFY!
  • Slippers — you will be glad to have them to putter around the tent on a chilly night.

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Tamara Gruber is the Founder and Publisher of We3Travel. A former marketing executive and travel advisor, Tamara is an award-winning travel writer and recognized expert in family travel. Tamara is a member of SATW and the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and serves on the Board of the Family Travel Association. She is also the publisher of YourTimetoFly.com and the co-host of the Vacation Mavens travel podcast.

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9 Glorious Glamping Spots Around the U.S.

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After more than a year of lockdown, travelers are flocking to open-air destinations as a welcome refuge from the pandemic. Indeed, this year is shaping up to be a banner one for camping vacations, with 51 percent of boomers planning to increase their camping trips , according to the 2021 North American Camping Report, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

But some of us may not see the appeal of old-style roughing it.

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Enter glamping , which lets you immerse yourself in the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home. A perfect marriage of rustic nature and modern luxury, this form of “glamorous camping” combines the joys of the wild with the amenities of civilization, like comfy beds, running water and electricity. Not to mention hot tubs, personal butlers, chandeliers and heated floors in some. It's no surprise, then, that 49 percent of all campers are interested in glamping this year, according to the KOA report.

Here are nine fun glamping spots across the U.S. Prices are summer estimates, unless otherwise noted. To find additional options, try sites such as Hipcamp, Glamping Hub and Glamping.

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1. Under Canvas Grand Canyon (Valle, Arizona)

Under Canvas offers upscale options near popular national parks and monuments, including Acadia, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone.

Take the property near the Grand Canyon, for example. Set on 160 secluded acres of piñon and juniper forest at the foot of Bill Williams Mountain, the camp is just 25 minutes from the iconic park. Cushy, safari-style canvas tents boast king-size beds, West Elm furnishings, wood-burning stoves and en suite bathrooms. This place takes the environment seriously: Bathrooms have pull-chain showers, faucets that automatically shut off and low-flow toilets. Plus, low-level lighting mitigates light pollution to amplify the starry, starry sky, which you can enjoy through the Stargazer Tent's viewing window above the bed. Bookend your exploration of the park with a locally sourced breakfast and dinner, served in the communal dining area.

How to get there:  Fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, three hours away, or Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, one hour away.

Cost:  Tents start at $209 per night.

Contact:  888-496-1148

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2. Asheville Glamping (Asheville, North Carolina)

Tucked snugly into the verdant forest, the deluxe air-conditioned tents of Asheville Glamping sit on raised wooden platforms and feature queen-size beds, private fire pits and propane grills, and (in some) hot tubs. Half the tents have private bathrooms; the others share a nearby bathhouse. There are also eight light-filled air-conditioned domes (snuggle under heated blankets in winter) with their own bathrooms as well as vintage trailers, yurts and even a tree house. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and lovely Asheville itself are all a short drive away.

How to get there:  Fly into Asheville Regional Airport, about 20 minutes away.

Cost:  Tents start at $145 per night, domes start at $155 and the tree house at $290, with a two-night minimum.

Contact:  828-450-9745

a tent at Black Tree Resort

3. Black Tree Resort (Lake George, Colorado)

High end marries high country on 80 acres bordering Pike National Forest. With privacy in mind, the 11 tents at Black Tree are spaced out and outfitted with luxury linens on queen-size beds, handcrafted furniture, solar-powered lighting and private bathrooms (one tent and bathroom are ADA-compliant). Love seats and wood-burning stoves ramp up the cozy factor. You can zip around the property on an electric golf cart or just chill on your private covered deck or on Adirondack chairs around your own firepit. After a day of hiking, boating, fly-fishing, horseback riding, ziplining or white-water rafting nearby, cozy up to a chef-prepared meal delivered right to your tent. And, yes, it's pretty pricey.

How to get there:  Fly into Denver International Airport, two and a half hours away, or Colorado Springs Airport, an hour away.

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Cost:  Tents start at $595 per night, including all meals and beverages.

Contact:  719-748-0172

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4. Sandy Pines Campground (Kennebunkport, Maine)

Just a mile from Goose Rocks Beach and a short drive to the waterfront attractions of charming Kennebunkport, Sandy Pines Campground boasts the best of both worlds. This stylish resort in the woods offers nine individually decorated “couples glamp tents,” with such evocative names as Blixen's Oasis, Castaway and Wanderlust. At 430 square feet, each one features a king-size bed with fancy linens, wood deck with cushioned seating, AC and heater, mini fridge, firepit and access to a shared bathhouse. When you're ready to venture out of your cozy cocoon, enjoy a heated saltwater pool; bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals; and a variety of lawn games. You can even play bingo on Sunday nights.

How to get there:  Fly into Portland International Jetport, 40 minutes away.

Cost:  Tents start at $269 per night.

Contact:  207-967-2483

Luxury tent at Alpenglow Luxury Camping

5. Alpenglow Luxury Camping (Glacier View, Alaska)

Here's one for the bucket list: camping on a remote Alaskan glacier after swooping in by helicopter. Alaska's biggest and most accessible glacier, Matanuska, serves as home base for this overnight on the ice. And what a base Alpenglow is. Settle into one of your tent's two deck chairs, a glacier cocktail in hand, to swoon over stunning views of the glacier. There's no electricity and you'll have to share a composting toilet, but just think of the bragging rights!

For a longer stay, choose from a two-person, 10-foot-by-12-foot Forest Tent or a three-person, 12-foot-by-14-foot Mountain Tent back at the main camp. Featuring Alaskan decor, each is perched on a covered cedar deck with Adirondack or rocking chairs for taking in the spectacular vistas. Again, this is nature in the raw, with shared bath facilities and no heat or electricity (charge your electronics in the common area); warm up under your down comforter, in a communal cedar hot tub or around the firepit.

How to get there: Fly into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Alpenglow.

Cost: Forest Tents start at $159 per night and Mountain Tents at $139, including breakfast. The Glacier Overnight Adventure starts at $1,100 for two in a basic mountaineering tent (the Deluxe Tent costs $200 extra), including the helicopter flight, breakfast and dinner, and a guided one-hour glacier hike. Alpenglow's summer season ends in early September.

Contact: 330-314-3633

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6. Conestoga Ranch (Garden City, Utah)

Perched on the shore of beautiful Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch calls itself “the Caribbean of the Rockies.” Yes, you can actually sunbathe on white sand beaches or go boating, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing and standup paddleboarding. The ranch is also near two marquee national parks: Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Come for the location but stay for the glamorous part of glamping in Royal, Grand or Traditional tents. King-size beds? Check. Mini fridges and dining tables? Yes. Oriental-style rugs and private campfire patios? You bet. Campfire valets will even start your blaze and deliver all the fixings for s'mores! Don't want to trek to a shared bathhouse? Choose the Royal or Grand Tents with their en suite bathrooms. The Royal even boasts a clawfoot soaking tub and pinch-me hilltop views. Alternatively, you can stay in four- or six-person covered wagons that would be the envy of the early pioneers. Enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant. Just be sure to treat yourself to a heavenly in-unit massage.

How to get there:  Fly into Salt Lake City International Airport, 125 miles away, or Jackson Hole Airport, 145 miles away.

Cost:  Traditional Tents start at $219 per night, Grand Tents at $439 and the Royal Tent Suite at $539.

Contact:  844-464-5267

Collective Hill Country family tent

7. Collective Hill Country (Wimberley, Texas)

You may be on a 225-acre ranch deep in the heart of Texas, but you can expect more creature comforts than creatures at Collective Hill Country . (Collective Retreats also has properties in Vail, Colorado, and on Governor's Island, in New York City.) The dozen tents here put the glam into glamping with 1,500-thread-count linens on king beds and French press coffee bars. En suite bathrooms notch it up with rainfall showers, luxury robes and plush Turkish towels. Luxuriate with in-tent massages and spa services, along with epic views from your private deck. This eco-resort embraces its Hill Country heritage, including locally inspired decor — such as hand-dyed textiles, rugs and blankets — and chef-prepared regional cuisine.

What to do here? Learn bow and arrow, tomahawk or knife-throwing skills. Go horseback riding, hiking or biking on the verdant trails. Join yoga or Pilates classes. Then tuck into a five-course farm-to-table dinner (blackened venison, anyone?) followed by live music and campfire s'mores with a local twist — butterscotch cookies, pecan-fudge chocolate and agave-grapefruit marshmallows.

How to get there:  Fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or San Antonio International Airport, each about an hour away.

Cost:  Tents start at $263 per night in September, when the resort reopens for the season.

Contact:  970-445-2033

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8. The Resort at Paws Up (Greenough, Montana)

A stay at this 37,000-acre working ranch in western Montana is a seriously pricey splurge, but those who can afford it will get an unforgettable five-star experience under the stars. Cloaked in thick pine forests at the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, the resort's six glamping camps feature one-, two- and three-bedroom safari-style tents that could put the Ritz to shame. Expect elaborate chandeliers, plush linens, in-unit bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and heated floors — and personal chefs and butlers, to boot. Standout activities include fly-fishing, skeet shooting, white-water rafting and rappelling down cliffs made famous by Lewis and Clark. Even the s'mores are next-level decadent, created by certified s'moreologists, no less.

You'll also see hundreds of resident elk and Black Angus cattle during dude ranch activities like trail rides, cattle drives and (gourmet) chuck wagon dinners.

How to get there:  Fly into Missoula International Airport, 30 minutes away, with complimentary round-trip transportation between the airport and the resort included with your reservation.

Cost:  The resort is fully booked this summer. Fall rates start at $1,530 per tent with a two-night minimum and include all meals.

Contact:  877-580-6343 or 866-929-7571

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9. Nomad Ridge at The Wilds (Cumberland, Ohio)

Embrace your inner Hemingway on an animal safari in, yes, rural Ohio. At the adults-only Nomad Ridge at The Wilds , you'll see cheetah, giraffe, oryx, rhino and zebra while bedding down in climate-controlled yurts with bamboo flooring and Asian-inspired decor. Sit on your personal deck and take in sweeping views of the beautiful animal-speckled savanna. Each of the 12 yurts — structures made of canvas stretched over a wooden frame — comes with a king or queen bed, comfy lounge, mini fridge, bathroom (some with two-person showers) and complimentary Wi-Fi. One yurt is ADA-accessible.

Need help picking the right safari from among zipline, horseback, fishing or sunset options? A staff concierge is at the ready 24 hours a day. After a savory dinner, relax around the fire ring and listen to the sounds of the wild under starry skies.

How to get there:  Fly into John Glenn Columbus International Airport, about an hour and a half away.

Cost:  Tents start at $325 per night, including breakfast and dinner for two and a safari tour. Discounts available for weeknight stays.

Contact:  740-638-5030

​Award-winning travel writer Veronica Stoddart is the former travel editor of  USA Today . She has written for dozens of travel publications and websites.​​​

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5 Ultimate Glamping Spots for Unforgettable Experiences

Posted: June 29, 2024 | Last updated: June 29, 2024

<p><strong>For outdoor vacation experiences mixed with the luxury of modern life, glamping is the perfect way to spend your vacation. Traditional camping means sacrificing comfort and amenities to immerse yourself in the wild adventure of the outdoors; glamping lets you get all you can from the wilderness without losing the comforts of modernity. In this article, we’ll take a journey to some of the world’s most interesting glamping destinations that offer a variety of outdoor experiences and luxuries. Whether you’re looking for rustic vineyards or desert vistas or simply taking in the natural beauty of the United States, keep reading to see what luxury outdoor experiences are waiting for you.</strong></p>

For outdoor vacation experiences mixed with the luxury of modern life, glamping is the perfect way to spend your vacation. Traditional camping means sacrificing comfort and amenities to immerse yourself in the wild adventure of the outdoors; glamping lets you get all you can from the wilderness without losing the comforts of modernity. In this article, we’ll take a journey to some of the world’s most interesting glamping destinations that offer a variety of outdoor experiences and luxuries. Whether you’re looking for rustic vineyards or desert vistas or simply taking in the natural beauty of the United States, keep reading to see what luxury outdoor experiences are waiting for you.

<p><span>For our first stop, we’re heading into the heart of South Moravia, Czech Republic, for Reinsten Winery. Here, they offer an idyllic setting among vineyards for camping, complemented by wine-tasting experiences and a serene natural environment. What makes this vineyard unique is the region’s deep viticultural tradition, emphasizing sustainable winemaking practices.</span></p> <p><span>While enjoying your stay, you can explore scenic landscapes, historic villages, and a rich wine culture. The best time to visit is between late spring and early autumn, coinciding with the grape harvest, but also take some time to look into the local festivals you won’t want to miss.</span></p> <p><b>Insider Tip: </b><span>Don’t just stay in your room for your nights; take some night walks through the vineyards for a peaceful and unique experience.</span></p>

1. Reisten Winery, Czechia

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For our first stop, we’re heading into the heart of South Moravia, Czech Republic, for Reinsten Winery. Here, they offer an idyllic setting among vineyards for camping, complemented by wine-tasting experiences and a serene natural environment. What makes this vineyard unique is the region’s deep viticultural tradition, emphasizing sustainable winemaking practices.

While enjoying your stay, you can explore scenic landscapes, historic villages, and a rich wine culture. The best time to visit is between late spring and early autumn, coinciding with the grape harvest, but also take some time to look into the local festivals you won’t want to miss.

Insider Tip: Don’t just stay in your room for your nights; take some night walks through the vineyards for a peaceful and unique experience.

<p><span>If you’re interested in stunning natural beauty and artistic heritage amid 160 acres of forest along the California coast, this next stop is for you. Located in the iconic Big Sur, a region known for its stunning natural beauty and artistic heritage, Ventana is the ultimate glamping experience.</span></p> <p><span>They have tents equipped with luxurious amenities like heated blankets, king-sized beds, private fire pits, and daily housekeeping. Surrounding the area are scenic coastal views situated in California’s iconic Redwood forests. The best time to visit is late spring to early fall for the best weather. Just don’t forget to explore the nearby hiking trails for breathtaking vistas and natural serenity.</span></p>

2. Ventana Big Sur, California

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If you’re interested in stunning natural beauty and artistic heritage amid 160 acres of forest along the California coast, this next stop is for you. Located in the iconic Big Sur, a region known for its stunning natural beauty and artistic heritage, Ventana is the ultimate glamping experience.

They have tents equipped with luxurious amenities like heated blankets, king-sized beds, private fire pits, and daily housekeeping. Surrounding the area are scenic coastal views situated in California’s iconic Redwood forests. The best time to visit is late spring to early fall for the best weather. Just don’t forget to explore the nearby hiking trails for breathtaking vistas and natural serenity.

<p><span>Next, we’re headed into the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco. The Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp is situated in a vast desert landscape, offering a unique glimpse into Berber culture and desert life. Here, they offer camel rides over sand dunes, traditional Moroccan cuisine, luxurious tents, and breathtaking sunset views.</span></p> <p><span>You can take in the mesmerizing dunes of the Sahara and truly experience the desert’s beauty without sacrificing the comforts of modern life. The best time to visit is from September to May to substitute the extreme desert heat for a warm and comforting dessert experience. While there, don’t forget to take a guided camel ride to the dunes at sunset for spectacular views.</span></p>

3. Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, Morocco

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Next, we’re headed into the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco. The Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp is situated in a vast desert landscape, offering a unique glimpse into Berber culture and desert life. Here, they offer camel rides over sand dunes, traditional Moroccan cuisine, luxurious tents, and breathtaking sunset views.

You can take in the mesmerizing dunes of the Sahara and truly experience the desert’s beauty without sacrificing the comforts of modern life. The best time to visit is from September to May to substitute the extreme desert heat for a warm and comforting dessert experience. While there, don’t forget to take a guided camel ride to the dunes at sunset for spectacular views.

<p><span>Now we’re off to an area famous for its stunning landscapes and ancient geological features at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA. Here you can find comfortable yurts with luxury amenities, including private bathrooms and cozy outdoor seating to take in the geological marvels.</span></p> <p><span>Located between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, this travel destination offers a variety of outdoor activities for those who want to balance the beauty of the desert with a sense of adventure. The best time to visit is in the spring and fall for optimal hiking and exploration weather. While there, take advantage of the clear night skies for some truly exceptional stargazing opportunities.</span></p>

4. Escalante Yurts, Utah

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Now we’re off to an area famous for its stunning landscapes and ancient geological features at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA. Here you can find comfortable yurts with luxury amenities, including private bathrooms and cozy outdoor seating to take in the geological marvels.

Located between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, this travel destination offers a variety of outdoor activities for those who want to balance the beauty of the desert with a sense of adventure. The best time to visit is in the spring and fall for optimal hiking and exploration weather. While there, take advantage of the clear night skies for some truly exceptional stargazing opportunities.

<p><span>For our final destination, we’re headed to unique glamping tents set on a working blueberry farm, offering farm-to-table experiences. At the Fields of Michigan in South Haven, you will have a rustic experience where you can enjoy their expansive blueberry fields and the scenic beauty of Lake Michigan’s shores.</span></p> <p><span>Let yourself dive into the area’s rich agricultural heritage and spend your vacation relaxing in the simpler farm life away from the complexities of modern cities. The best time to visit is in the summer for the weather and blueberry season. Just don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and spend some time in the blueberry-picking fields for an authentic farm experience.</span></p> <p><span>More Articles Like This…</span></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/barcelona-discover-the-top-10-beach-clubs/"><span>Barcelona: Discover the Top 10 Beach Clubs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/top-destination-cities-to-visit/"><span>2024 Global City Travel Guide – Your Passport to the World’s Top Destination Cities</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/exploring-khao-yai-a-hidden-gem-of-thailand/"><span>Exploring Khao Yai 2024 – A Hidden Gem of Thailand</span></a></p> <p><span>The post <a href="https://passingthru.com/exclusive-luxury-camping-havens/">Ultimate Glamping Escapes: 5 Exclusive Luxury Camping Havens for Unforgettable Experiences</a> republished on </span><a href="https://passingthru.com/"><span>Passing Thru</span></a><span> with permission from </span><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/"><span>The Green Voyage</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Jam Travels.</span></p>

5. The Fields of Michigan, Michigan

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For our final destination, we’re headed to unique glamping tents set on a working blueberry farm, offering farm-to-table experiences. At the Fields of Michigan in South Haven, you will have a rustic experience where you can enjoy their expansive blueberry fields and the scenic beauty of Lake Michigan’s shores.

Let yourself dive into the area’s rich agricultural heritage and spend your vacation relaxing in the simpler farm life away from the complexities of modern cities. The best time to visit is in the summer for the weather and blueberry season. Just don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and spend some time in the blueberry-picking fields for an authentic farm experience.

<p class="wp-caption-text">Image Credit: Shutterstock / donvictorio</p>  <p><span>Route 66, the iconic highway that once connected Chicago to Los Angeles, is rich in American history, nostalgia, and, purportedly, the supernatural. This legendary path, often called “The Mother Road,” is dotted with haunted motels, deserted towns, and mysterious landmarks that have accumulated ghostly tales over decades. From the restless spirits of the Old West in Oatman, Arizona, to the ghostly occurrences at the Monte Vista Hotel in Flagstaff, travelers on Route 66 embark on a journey through America’s heartland and its haunted past. The road offers an incomparable adventure for those looking to explore the folklore that America’s expansion westward left behind.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip:</b><span> Stop by the historic town of Jerome, Arizona, now a thriving artist community but once known as the “Wickedest Town in the West.” Its haunted tours are especially captivating.</span></p> <p><b>When to Travel:</b><span> Spring and fall offer the most comfortable conditions for this cross-country journey, avoiding the extreme temperatures of summer and winter.</span></p> <p><b>How to Get There:</b><span> While the original Route 66 has been decommissioned, much of it runs parallel to Interstate 40. Start in Chicago, following Historic Route 66 signs through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally California.</span></p>

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As a travel writer, my favorite assignments to tackle are glamping articles . These experiences can vary dramatically as accommodations can be traditional camping tents , yurts, rustic cabins, or even luxurious cottages. And because they’re so different, I’m always excited to see how the adventure unfolds. On my previous assignment for Open Sky , we stayed in the Star Seeker , a 960-square-foot yurt with a clawfoot copper soaking tub, a spacious patio with outdoor seating, and an outdoor shower. It was an opulent experience for sure. For another glamping article, I stayed at a Hipcamp campsite in a small tent that was next to a busy road. My husband and I kept joking that the cars were going to drive right into our campground. 

When I got the opportunity to review the newly opened Snow Peak Campfield in Long Beach, Washington, I jumped at the chance. Snow Peak, a Japanese company, is best known for its high-end, minimalist camping accessories, equipment, and clothing. Although it has other campsites in Japan, this is its first location in North America. Nestled along the banks of Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula, the property spans 25 scenic acres and is surrounded by lush nature. We chose to stay in the Jyukabo suites , adorable micro cabins designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma with a living area, kitchenette, and bathroom.

Though our accommodations offered a level of comfort unmatched by any ordinary camping tent, there were still products that I relied on to make my stay even better. From comfortable shoes and personal wipes to classic campsite must-haves like an outdoor blanket and a camping chair, these are the 15 travel essentials that leveled up my glamping experience — and they're versatile enough to bring on any camping adventure so you can get the coziness of home out in nature.

Monos Metro Duffel

I’m a huge believer in packing light , so of course I used the trusty Monos Metro Duffel, which is my favorite weekender bag because it holds so much. Sleek and sophisticated, it’s water- and scratch-resistant, making it durable and functional. The interior is roomy with a separate 15-inch laptop compartment and several side pockets to keep everything organized. It comes with the Metro Classic Kit, which can be used to store travel-sized toiletries, paperwork, or other small essentials. Featuring the brand’s QuickSnap modular add-on system, the Metro Classic easily affixes to the outside of the duffel for easy access. Sometimes I even use it as a wallet or makeup bag. It’s super versatile and is an added bonus to the duffel. 

Vivitulip Women’s Full-zip Athletic Jacket

Snow Peak’s concept is simple: connect with nature and community in comfort. So when I was packing, I anticipated being outdoors a lot and planned my outfits in terms of layers. That’s why I brought Vivitulips’ Full-zip Jacket. Made with a lightweight, polyester-spandex blend, it offers a hint of stretch that's great for layering, especially on chilly mornings. I wore it on hikes, trail runs, and while lounging around the campsite, and could easily sport it on a travel day if I needed to save space in my suitcase.

Brooks Ghost 15 GTX Running Shoes

I’ve been training in Brooks sneakers for as long as I remember, from road running to CrossFit. The Ghost 15 GTXs are the perfect shoes to pack for glamping because they're waterproof and lightweight, making hiking and other outdoor pursuits comfortable, regardless of the weather. These are super functional and worth the investment. My husband’s also a huge fan of the brand's Caldera trail running shoes , which feature extra cushioning for uneven terrain.

REI Co-op Cool Haul 24 Soft Cooler

A cooler is always nice to have (pro tip: It’s a good idea to bring additional food when camping or glamping because if you’re in a remote area; you might not have access to a grocery store). Not all coolers are equal in keeping your food and drink items insulated, but this is where REI’s 24 Soft Cooler excels. It’s rugged on the outside for all those outdoor pursuits. It’s also leakproof and seam-sealed to keep the moisture in and varmints out when camping or glamping. The top handle and padded shoulder strap allow for easy carrying; it also comes with an attached bottle opener for convenience.

Rumpl Puffy Blanket 

A cozy blanket keeps you comfortable when camping or glamping because it can keep you warm on chilly nights. It’s also useful for picnics, concerts, or trips to the beach. I’m a huge fan of Rumpl because its blankets are lightweight and available in the coolest colors and designs. Easy to pack, it's also stain- and water-resistant. At Snow Peak, I’d use it inside our suite for our pups, Tonka and Paisley, to cuddle on. For chilly nights, I’d wrap it around to keep warm while we grilled dinner on our Takibi Kit , and we also laid on it as we stargazed.

Badger Bug Spray

I always carry this DEET-free mosquito repellent with me. Formulated with natural citronella and lemongrass to keep the bugs away, this small 4-ounce bottle is perfect for travel. If you’re not a fan of sprays, the brand also makes this balm version , which works just as well. If you’ve already been bitten, you don’t have to suffer with the discomfort. Instead, you can use the Heat it for Android: Smartphone-powered Insect Bite Healer , which relieves itching with concentrated heat to 124 degrees Fahrenheit. Entirely free of chemicals and safe to use, it offers 12 modes of treatment. It’s also battery-free, eco-friendly, and compatible with Android smartphones via USB-C. It's also offered in an iPhone version as well.

Athleta Trekkie North Mid-rise Bermuda Shorts

Athleta makes some of my favorite activewear, like the Elation Ultra High-rise shorts that are great for yoga and Pilates classes because they’re compressive in all the right places and stay put when you're on the move. These super comfortable ripstop pants, however, are great for hiking and kicking around in. The lightweight material helps you stay cool while offering two-way stretch for maximum maneuverability. Two zippered side pockets are great for holding cash, credit cards, and keys. The fabric also has UPF 50+ protection with impressive sweat-wicking and quick-dry properties. 

Glerups Slip-on Shoe With Natural Rubber Soles

You’re going to need a pair of slip-ons when glamping. I found these useful at Snow Peak for slipping on and off when going in and out of our suite, especially to walk the dogs or grab something from the kitchen while we were grilling outdoors. The high-quality wool molds to the shape of your foot and the rubber soles provide support and traction. They come in 21 fun colors with sizes ranging from 5 to 11. I’m also a huge fan of the company’s luxurious indoor slippers , which offer nice cushioning on hardwood floors, whether at home or in hotels.

Lighting Ever LED Camping Lantern

Lanterns create such a great ambiance, whether you’re in a tent, yurt, or cabin. I love this one for our glamping adventures because it’s waterproof with four different light options. Lightweight and portable, it's just as effective inside as it is outside, and with an extended battery life, this super cute and compact light lasts up to 12 hours.

Coleman Broadband Mesh Quad Chair

Easy-to-fold camp chairs elevate your experience because they’re easy to set up indoors and outdoors, and they’re portable enough to bring along on picnics. What I love about this one from Coleman is that it’s lightweight, comfortable, and can also hold up to 250 pounds. The mesh backing allows you to stay cool even in the heat and a side cup holder is a great place to set your drink. It comes with a carry bag for transporting. Also, the outdoor brand offers a one-year-limited warranty on its products. At this $30 price point, it’s definitely worth it; I’ve even used it for backyard barbecues and gatherings.

Outside Inside Backyard Racket Set

In between hikes and setting up camp, chances are you’ll have some downtime. What better way to reconnect with your loved ones than with a fun activity? My husband and I loved this racket set, which includes two rackets, three badminton birdies, and a ball. Although it’s still up for discussion who was better at badminton, we had tons of fun. Our pups were chasing after the birdies and running around with us. Packing board games, like this Fireside Gaming Kit , is also a great idea.

Ekouaer Satin Long-sleeve Pajama Set

At the end of a day of adventuring, I couldn’t wait to get into my cozy Fable England pajamas ; they made glamping more comfortable and reminiscent of home with their soft and dreamy satin fabric. They also boast an elastic drawstring waistband and two side pockets, and I love their fun and whimsical pattern. One of the highlights of my stay was slipping into these pajamas and nibbling on s'mores after taking a relaxing soak in the hot pool and cypress sauna at the camp's Ofuro Spa.

Chances are, you’ll also be lounging around the campsite and roasting s’mores, so why not stay comfy while staying stylish? If you’re on a budget, check out this equally comfy and chic one from Amazon-loved brand Ekouaer , which comes in over 30 colors and patterns and only costs $36.

Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes

Even though we had access to showers during our trip, I carry these compact wilderness wipes whenever I’m traveling because they offer a quick refresh for my skin. You can use it on both your face and body. Ingredients such as aloe vera and vitamin E help to clean and moisturize. Best of all, it’s 100 percent compostable after use.

Snow Peak Iron Grill Table 4-unit Standing Set

Snow Peak’s Iron Grill Table was so awesome that we’re thinking about getting our own for future camping trips. At the camp, everyone had access to the table (which was fully stocked with the brand's functional and aesthetically pleasing add-ons ), and it made prepping and cooking super efficient. Similar to a countertop at home, we had space to spread out our ingredients and cooking utensils. The best part is that when you purchase your own IGT, you get to customize the size, height, and design. Made from sturdy aluminum alloy with stainless steel legs, it’s easy to collapse and store. 

Steeped Coffee Tea Bags Single Serve Coffee Pouches 

If you’re a coffee drinker like me, you know how important that first cup of joe is in the morning. Not all accommodations will have coffee or java-making essentials on hand. That’s why I love bringing Steeped Coffee Tea Bags on all my trips. They're as simple as brewing tea; just add water and wait a couple of minutes. Unlike instant coffee pods, I find these more cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient. Plus, the flavor is amazing; you can taste the coffee's deep richness in every sip.

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