Combining glamour with the outdoors, “glamping” is the new trend of luxury camping that offers travelers the chance to appreciate nature without the sacrifice of modern comforts. On a glamping adventure, you can soak in the majestic sight of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, explore the lush vegetation of Nantahala National Forest or have easy access to the attractions in Asheville. Breathtaking views and a comfortable bed, these accommodations offer a little luxury to your outdoor adventures. From well-appointed tents to luxury tepees, read on to discover the best places to go glamping in North Carolina.

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EarthSeed: A Quiet Reflective Space in the Smokies, Canton EarthSeed
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EarthSeed

EarthSeed: A Quiet Reflective Space in the Smokies, Canton

Located on a Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, visitors will find a small spiritual retreat center perfect for people looking to focus on their wellness. Nestled on a picturesque property with 22 acres nestled along a beautiful river in the Smoky Mountains, this refuge offers views of state and national forest as far as the eye can see. The EarthSeed tent is set up beside a creek where you’ll be able to hear the serene flow of water, while a queen-size bed, chairs, small table and ample lighting ensure that you have a comfortable overnight stay. Relax on your spacious deck and soak in the beautiful surrounding nature and diverse wildlife before cooking your meals on the nearby grill.

Creekside Glamping, Candler Creekside Glamping, Asheville
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Creekside Glamping, Asheville

Creekside Glamping, Candler

Nicknamed “The Haven,” this quiet slice of paradise is located just 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville. Located in the lower section of an expansive homestead, this canvas tent offers the ultimate privacy where you can meander through a bamboo forest to find a private waterhole to call your own. You have full electricity at this luxury site, where a refrigerator and propane grill allows you to make your own meals. Nestled under the shadow of Mt. Pisgah, the stunning landscapes found at Blue Ridge Parkway is found just 5 minutes up the road. However, with a spacious porch that overlooks the creek and bamboo forest, no one will blame you for staying in.

Glamping Tent on Luxury Camping Resort, Candler Glamping Tent on Luxury Camping Resort, Candler
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Glamping Tent on Luxury Camping Resort, Candler

Glamping Tent on Luxury Camping Resort, Candler

Located on a grassy piece of land next to the lush Pisgah National Forest, this luxury tent invites its guests to relax and unwind in its natural setting. You’ll have plenty of space in the two 17-foot wide tents set up at this glamping resort, where you and two of your closest friends can enjoy an overnight adventure. Spacious enough to include a sofa or a set of chairs, each tent has its own queen-size futon so you can stretch out under the stars. Start your morning with a hot shower and a cup of complimentary coffee, while lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the dining tent and picnic table area.

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Solar-Powered Luxury Tipi, Boone Solar-Powered Luxury Tipi, Boone
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Solar-Powered Luxury Tipi, Boone

Solar-Powered Luxury Tipi, Boone

A hand-painted solar-powered tepee, up to four guests can enjoy the comforts of this glamping hotspot in the beautiful town of Boone. A queen size bed, high-quality linens, and roll-away beds ensure you have a comfortable night of sleep, while a bistro table, bedside tables and outdoor deck with furniture add a touch of luxury. You have access to a picnic table, fire pit, and barbecue, and after a day of hiking the nearby trails, fishing for trout and kayaking, guests can simply soak in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountain vistas that surround them. For a break from the many outdoor adventures, guests can browse the local boutiques, galleries, and shops nearby.

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Silver Bettie, Asheville Silver Bettie, Asheville
Silver Bettie, Asheville

Silver Bettie, Asheville

Perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the outdoors but be an arm’s reach from Wi-Fi access, the Silver Bettie is a 1955 restored glamper sitting on a picturesque 3-acre property. A spacious 31-foot camper with a four person hot tub, modern kitchen and tiled bathroom shower, you certainly aren’t roughing it here. Air conditioning keeps you cool as you fall asleep without having to swat for bugs on the luxurious memory foam mattress. Lounge in the living room or take advantage of the propane cooktop for a lovely outdoor meal next to the fire pit. When you’re ready for some modern conveniences, relax inside with a smart television equipped with Netflix.

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Nantahala Yurt, Nantahala National Forest Nantahala Yurt, Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala Yurt, Nantahala National Forest

Nantahala Yurt, Nantahala National Forest

We’re confident you’ve never stayed at yurt lodging quite like this one. A part of the Wildwater Lodging at Falling Waters Nantahala, these Nantahala Yurts provide access to the Smoky Mountains and a plethora of outdoor activities. Spoiling guests with deluxe accommodations, here you’ll have Queen-size beds, a domed skylight to gaze at the stars, and a private deck that overlooks the scenic Fontana Lake. There’s a good chance you won’t spend much time here during the day, as you’ll find an extensive menu of activities to choose from, including whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, mountain biking and horseback riding. Rent canoes or kayaks and float along the lake, or listen to sounds of nature on a day of fishing.

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Dome, Asheville Dome, Asheville
Dome, Asheville

Dome, Asheville

Nestled on a 15-acre property where cows are your neighbors, the Dome is surrounded by horse and cattle farms less than 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville. An intimate accommodation choice with a comfy queen size bed, air conditioning and small refrigerator, guests can enjoy stunning mountain views through large bay windows. Perfect for a romantic getaway where you want to get away from it all, couples can get cozy by the outdoor fire pit and grill their own dinner as they watch the sunset together. For access to picnic tables and a short nature trail, head to the nearby French Broad River only a mile away from the site.

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Boho Tipi, Asheville Boho Tipi, Asheville
Boho Tipi, Asheville

Boho Tipi, Asheville

Breath in the fresh air at Boho Tipi, where a beautifully decorated safari tent offers guests a range of luxuries amongst its 15 acres of natural surroundings. Spacious and modern, a comfortable couch and Queen size memory foam bed offers guests ample space to relax and unwind. Snuggle under the Native American Pendleton blanket or hang out on the beautiful white leather lounge chairs, as you have electricity, lighting, and access to a refrigerator and full-length mirror inside. Head outside for photo-worthy views of a serene pond, and make sure to time to explore the nearby area with a hike up one of the hills, as the combination of mountain landscapes and sunset colors make for a romantic escape.

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Bell Tent, Asheville Bell Tent, Asheville
Bell Tent, Asheville

Bell Tent, Asheville

Offering over 300 square feet of floors space, Bell Tent isn’t your typical overnight camping experience. It’s here in this Asheville location that you’ll find a queen-size bed and apartment sized refrigerator, where a propane grill and coffee maker ensure you can have plenty of comforts from home. With air conditioning and Wi-Fi, you’ll never be too far from modern conveniences, but the real highlight of this property is the luxury two person hot tub. Relax your muscles after a day of adventure and watch the stars light up in the night sky as you soak in your surroundings.

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Asheville’s Romantic Tent Glamping Getaway, Asheville Asheville’s Romantic Tent Glamping Getaway, Asheville
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Asheville’s Romantic Tent Glamping Getaway, Asheville

Asheville’s Romantic Tent Glamping Getaway, Asheville

Setting the scene for a romantic getaway for two, this luxury tent offers you the ultimate glamping experience in a serene natural setting. Nestled on a 20-acre sanctuary, you’ll find plush bedding, a private outdoor shower with hot water and complimentary breakfast served tent-side each morning. Enjoy the covered outdoor seating on your spacious deck, where a private fire area offers a cozy place to snuggle up to a campfire. You’re just minutes from the French Broad River activities, where you can spend your day rafting, tubing, and fishing, while Asheville’s craft breweries offer plenty of spots to indulge in a refreshing beverage.

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