Upon researching, there are some pretty insane Airbnbs in Utah, from condos with rock climbing walls to one with slides running off the balcony. But we’re zeroing in on magnificent tents and outdoor oriented wonders that make for an unforgettable night amongst Utah’s signature red rock territory and the vibrant night sky. Ready to go glamping in outrageously scenic destinations in Utah? These little slices of paradise won’t disappoint.
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Nestled within Navajo sandstone in The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, is a cave that features a kitchen, bedrooms, baths and balconies. Teetering on the edge of not really roughing it in any sense of the word, the escape still sets deep within nature and takes a serious off-road vehicle to tackle the terrain on the drive in—you’ll even go through a river. So getting here and staying here is equally exciting, and the roused off walls and abundance of stone strongly give off natural cane vibes.
Half cabin half tent, this A-frame structure’s wall flips outward to mesh the elements with your cozy lodging space. Truly off the grid living, but in style, you have to hike over a ravine from your car to get here. Within the vicinity is a wildflower meadow with lounge chairs and a telescope for unparalleled star gazing, and outside of the hut, you’ll find a block of ice and s’mores supplies. Homemade vegan marshmallows can even be requested in advance!
You can only camp at this mountain overlooking yurt during the warmer months, and it can sleep a whopping 11 guests at once! Beds are plush and comfy, a wood burning stove is located inside, and an outdoor patio overlooking grand views is the perfect spot to fire up the grill. A fire pit surrounded by sturdy benches is steps away, welcoming tired hikers to wind down after a day of exploring the memorable landscapes in Zion National Park.
In close proximity to Zion, Coral Pink Sand dunes, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon North Rim, this simplistic tent are all you’ll need to have an immersive experience with red rock views the moment you step outside. Hiking trails can be accessed by foot, and by meandering not too far you’ll reach waterfalls, bridges and other spectacles of a lifetime. The site is shared with other tents, which are spaced far enough to give guests space. Chill by the fire pit at night, roast marshmallows and take in the shimmering sky. Side note—there are bathrooms and a shower that services the campground.
Having a bit more perks than some glamping sites, every morning guests dive into a hot breakfast, while a naturalistic pool with rock formations and a hot tub are also part of the experience. Add in the game room and outdoor activities, and an ambient lit tent on a wooden platform, then there’s not much more one could ask for in an outstanding haven with both outdoor and indoor offerings. Let’s not forget how close you’ll be to canyons and National Parks.
On the same property listed above, there’s a traditional Conestoga wagon that will take you back to the pioneer days. It sleeps six with its king bed and two sets of bunk beds against the walls. But you won’t really be living like those out on the range, because there are outlets to charge your iPhone and other electronics. You get all the same amenities like pool access, hearty country breakfast and panoramic views. The wagon is super cozy and an absolutely fitting way to glamp in some of Utah’s most beautiful areas.
Tents are simple but feature snuggly beds and a wood platform foundation. The surroundings are what really makes this particular spot stunning, as jagged red peaks wrap around the campsite. As far away as it may seem from it all, there’s a store and gas station a couple of miles away, and onsite sits downright swanky bathrooms. Hiking this area is nothing short of breathtaking, and you’ll even encounter Native American petroglyphs.
These tents are huge and feature warm wood floors and lantern lighting. Electricity inside is provided via solar panels, adding to the convenience. Although you’ll have plenty of your own space amongst the desert mountain terrain, there are common ground facilities like a “bad weather hang out area,” kitchen, super nice bathrooms and more. If you’re a socialite, Basecamp 37° is a great place to mingle with other adventurists.
Now for the mother of them all, a scenic slice of land housing multiple sleeping wagons and the most luxurious tents, known as Conestoga Glamping Ranch Resort. The seasonal retreat is a summer haven with authentic wagons and upgraded suite tents that offer their own bathrooms, private bars, a deck with fire pit and an overall “royalty treatment feel”. A nearby city allows guests to venture to great places to eat and shop. But why would you eat out when there’s an onsite, open-air restaurant serving craft booze and Dutch oven delicacies? Bear Lake is the showstopper of it all, and is known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” because of its electric aqua waters.