12 Of The Best Glamping Destinations In The U.S.
by Hannah Marsh
Luxury camping (AKA “glamping”) is for those of us who want nature but also don’t feel like sleeping on the hard ground. Check out these 12 glamping destinations that make becoming one with nature a little more comfortable.
Beach Canyon in Topango, California
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still being close enough to check out the local beaches and boutiques in a tipi at Beach Canyon. For $200 a night, you’ll get 1-2 acres of space surrounded by trails for horeback riding, mountain biking, and/or hiking all while having a 180-degree view of the ocean!
Mustang Monument in Wells, Nevada
Fully relax in 300 square feet of living space complete with leather and plush chair, hardwood floors, and custom-made beds in Mustang Monument’s truly luxurious tipis. With these exquisite accomodations come an adventurous experience, including four days of hourseback riding, hiking, archery, roping, campfires, and of course, cocktails. At $1,650 per night, there is a minimum of a four-night stay, but with that itinerary we already want to stay longer.
Dunton River Camp in Cresto Ranch, Colorado
A stay at Dunton River Camp nestles you and your family into the Colorado wilderness, giving you stunning views of the 14,000 ft. El Diente peak and the Wilson Range. In addition to priceless views, enjoy a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with tub and shower, a gas stove, wi-fi, and two complimentary mountain bikes to help you explore!
AutoCamp in Santa Barbara, California
Maybe even luxurious tenting isn’t your style. That’s where AutoCamp’s vintage Airstreams come into play. The modern take on the lodging gives you your own patio, grill, and Adirondack chairs to enjoy before you head into downtown Santa Barbara to take in the city!
Glacier Under Canvas in Coram, Montana
No need to sacrifice gorgeous views or your comfort with Glacier Under Canvas’ amenties. You’ll have a private bathroom complete with shower, sink, flushing toilet (thank goodness!), a freestanding bathtub, and a king-sized bed to wake up in each morning and take in the gorgeousness that is Glacier National Park!
Fireside Resort Jackson Hole in Wilson, Wyoming
Nestled in the Teton wilderness, Fireside Resort at Jackson Hole’s modern lodging options allow you to get back to nature and a camping atmosphere while getting all of the benefits of having your own cozy residence. Fishing, biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and so many more activities await!
Bella Solviva in East Jordan, Michigan
Bella Solviva is the first of its kind in the Midwest, and it is expected to open in 2017. The finished glampground will include laundry facilities, complementary s’mores items, a fitness center, catered meals, and even a spa! The hardwood floors and superb tent might have you forgetting you’re even campign — until you step outside and check out those views, that is!
Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse in Waterbury, Vermont
Enjoy high speed WiFi, 86 acres of secluded activity space, private trails, gas grills, and a private bathroom with a spa-like shower in a cozy log cabin at the Moose Meadow Lodge. And once you’ve explored to your heart’s content, the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory is just down the road and New England’s best craft beer town is only three miles away!
Sequoia High Sierra Camp in Giant Sequoia National Monument, California
Think about having all of the California camping perks (gorgeous mountain peaks, peaceful trails and meadows, and brightly lit star studded skies) while still sleeping in a king-size bed with a feathur pillow and a carpeted tent. Add on maid service and five-course meals with craft beers and fine wines, and you’ve got the Sequoia High Sierra Camp life.
The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana
Imagine being able to call a butler after a tiring day of outdoor activities to get your evening bonfire started. You don’t have to just imagine that at The Resort at Paws Up because it’s real life. For $1,200 per night, you’ll get fully-furnished safari tents, a private en-suite bathroom, and a gourmet chef to prepare all of your meals. Honestly, we’d be in it for just the butler!
Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Wimberley, Texas
Located in Central Texas, Sinya sits high on a ride overlooking Lone Man Creek. This safari-inspired glamping retreat for two was designed to perfectly combine luxury with eco-friendly living. With special Honey Bee-supporting toiletries, a hot tub, hi-speed WiFi, spa bathrobes, air-conditioning/heating, and plenty of activities, you’ll be kind to the environment without sacrificing any of the comfort.
The Yellowstone Collective Retreat in Big Sky, Montana
Truly escape the world for a bit while you’re tucked away in the breathtaking Montana mountains in Big Sky, Montana. Their glamping tents include a king-size bed, electricity, a private bathroom, a safe, desk, sitting area, and an outdoor deck! It’s the best of lake and forsest and would be a perfectly romanctic honeymoon getaway!