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Glamping is ideal for adventurers who have a love for the rugged outdoors but don’t want to sacrifice on their modern conveniences, where you can gaze at the sparkling Milky Way then retreat to your plush king-size bed. These popular glamping spots offer access to gourmet food, hot showers and comfy blankets, while inviting perks like outdoor pools and hot tubs are available for those truly looking to mix Mother Nature with a bit of pampering. Perfect for a luxurious outdoor adventure, read on to discover the best glamping spots in the United States.
Marvel at the desert sky while staying at this modern-bohemian dome in Joshua Tree, California. It features natural wood and stone elements, as well as a natural wood-burning stove, space heaters and AC for those hot desert days. Featured in the likes of Conde Nast, this Airbnb is fully equipped. After soaking up the sprawling mountain views and the twinkling night sky, you can spend your time perusing the antique books and games.
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Located in Colorado, this glamping site is set on a 100-acre horse ranch a few minutes from Carbondale. Animal lovers flock to this luxury glamping site, which offers access to a farm with horses, cows, pigs, alpacas and chickens. Wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee from the French press and fuel up with fresh farm eggs and bacon, then wrap up your day on the deck admiring the night sky and take advantage of the barbecue grill. The hosts even offer farm tours where you can learn about sustainable farming and “Alpaca Picnics”, while a large communal fire pit, bocci ball and croquet are available.
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Enjoy the best of both worlds at this glamping site, which offers a cozy tent with a kitchenette, set on a 5-acre park. The large tent is at the edge of a wildlife-rich pond and has a fire pit, propane heater and sheepskin comforter for cooler nights. You’ve got all you need here, including eye masks, earplugs, a sound machine and board games, while the property also boasts a volleyball court, horseshoes, yoga barn and meditation tent as well as a hot tub, outdoor shower and garden seating areas. If that’s not enough, the site is located close to beaches, hiking, wine tours and golf.
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This Mushroom Dome in Aptos is a popular glamping retreat in California. Situated on 10 acres of land, the semi-rustic space has a loft under a geodesic dome. Inside the loft is a comfy queen-size bed, a small refrigerator and barbecue on the deck. It’s only 10 minutes from the beach (Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beach) and 20 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz, while road trippers can reach Big Sur in 1.5 hours. This Airbnb books out quickly, so reserve it in advance if you’re up for the adventure.
The Cherry Blossom Yurt in Rising Fawn, Georgia offers the ultimate mountain getaway. Its mountaintop location on Lookout Mountain appeals to nature lovers, as it’s surrounded by mountain trees with colorful scenery and wildlife such as deer, turkeys and owls. The yurt has its own kitchen with a stove and full-sized refrigerator, while the living area has a comfy couch and TV with streaming services. Heating and cooling are offered throughout the yurt, and Wi-Fi is also available. Wake up and catch the sunrise from the over-sized deck, which has an outdoor eating area. At night you can see the city lights of Chattanooga in the far distance.
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Luxury glamping at its finest, this inviting tent is tucked under maple trees and features a covered patio, indoor pool and hot tub. Hang out on the canopy porch or sit by the fireplace on cold nights, while a TV, fridge, coffee maker and dedicated Wi-Fi spot are available to make your stay comfortable. When you’re ready to explore, downtown Walla Walla is just 10 minutes away.
This glamping tent in Kane County, Utah can sleep up to 5 people, offering a queen-size bed as well as three twin-size beds. Outside the tent is a small deck with a table and a communal fire pit. Your stay includes a tasty breakfast, as well as fun facilities on the Zion Ponderosa Resort property such as a pool, hot tub, sports courts, ping pong and a petting zoo. Best of all, its close to Zion National Park as well as “secret” gems of Cable Mountain and Observation Point. Other outdoor adventures nearby include guided hikes, canyoneering, jeep tours and horseback riding.
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You can’t beat the view at this luxury glamping site in Port Angeles, Washington, which runs on solar power. Just 25 minutes from downtown Port Angeles and 25 minutes from Olympic National Park, this tranquil tent is set on 7 acres. Not only can you marvel at views of downtown Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Sequim Bay, Dungeness, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker, but you’ll have access to a music speaker via Bluetooth, wine glasses, mini-fridge and a jetfoil coffee setup.
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Head to this glamping tent in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to experience a night under the Smoky Mountains forest canopy. Perfect for beginner glampers, it features a queen-size bed with warm blankets, propane heater and a private deck. A guest lounge with a coffee/tea bar is available, and firewood is provided for your outdoor fire pit. You’ll be just 12 miles from Gatlinburg and outdoor activities such as horseback riding and zip lining.
Looking out onto beautiful mountain views in Weaverville, North Carolina, this dome home is just 20 minutes from Asheville. There’s an outdoor shower on the deck, while indoors you’ll find a comfy queen-size bed and kitchenette with a mini-fridge and hot plate. Wake up to the sound of wildlife all around you in this remote Airbnb, which offers access to a scenic hike down to the antique tobacco farm on the 36-acre land.
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You can enjoy the year-round scenery at this stunning yurt property near Creede, Colorado. Set in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, you’ll have access to firewood and a wood stove, family-friendly games and a propane oven/range as well as a kitchen table and queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress. Set on 27 acres of private land surrounded by a sea of National Forest, there’s a 1,000-foot vertical drop-off out the front door into the East Willow Canyon and Phoenix Park with waterfalls. Biking and fishing are popular in the area, while the hosts even provide a hiking document highlighting the best hikes in the area.
If the idea of glamping on a farm sounds appealing to you, this Airbnb in Ridgeland, South Carolina is the perfect retreat. You can enjoy life on an off-grid farm in this 12×12 foot wall tent, which has a queen-size bed with a 12-inch memory foam mattress, cooking utensils and outdoor shower. The horses, goats, cats and dogs are a bonus, as well as a horse trough as a swimming pool. You can pack a lot into your itinerary, as Savannah, Charleston and Hilton Head are just a short road trip away.
Located on a 70-acre property, Firelight Camps in Ithaca offers hardwood floor safari tents with a king or queen size bed, sitting porch and lantern lights. There’s a daily breakfast so no need to eat beans out of a can, while a lobby bar serves Finger Lakes craft beverages that you can enjoy while you kick back at the communal campfire in the outdoor lounge area. Play bocce ball or explore the surrounding trails at Buttermilk Falls State Park.
Conestoga Ranch is located along the shores of Bear Lake’s bright blue waters, located just outside Garden City in Utah. Nestled on 18 acres, this glamping hotspot is designed to make your camping experience easy with its luxurious Grand Tents, stylish Conestoga wagons and spacious Traditional Family Tents. Each one comes equipped with plush beds and fresh linens, while the Grand Tents even have an ensuite bathroom. You’ll find entertainment in the game tent, private spa-style bathrooms in the Main Lodge in addition to a General Store and massage tent.
You’ll find the ultimate glamping experience at Collective Yellowstone in Big Sky, Montana. Treat yourself to a night under the stars in these swanky tents with rustic-chic interiors that also include private en-suite bathrooms, a wood-burning stove and a private deck. Tucked away in the picturesque mountains in Montana you’ll feel a world’s away from your everyday stressors while you dine on locally sourced, chef-prepared breakfast and sunset campfires with cocktails and s’mores.
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Lake Wales is a unique 1,700-acre wilderness setting that offers you all the western-themed fun you can handle. From hayrides to horseback riding and ziplining over the ranch, the list of activities to choose from is endless. They even host a rodeo where you can cheer on bull riders. Go glamping in spaces that offer AC, king-sized beds and a private patio deck. A perfect ending to an adventurous day, sit by the central fire pit and indulge in s’mores as you soak in Florida’s natural landscapes.
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Designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings, the accommodation at Huttopia White Mountain in New Hampshire. Sitting on the banks of a lake in a beautiful forest crossed by two streams, you’re less than 2.5 hours from Boston. You can enjoy the lake and beach, or take a dip in the heated pool. Refuel with home-made pizzas in the Airstream caravan or sip drinks on the wooden terrace, then stock up at the Lodge Tent with its grocery area and wine corner.
Better than staying at a hotel, The Resort at Paws Up offers a camping butler, camp chef and nightly bonfires complete with s’mores and cocktails. You’ll enjoy daily full-service housekeeping and laundry services in your private en-suite master bedroom with heated floors, while food options range from bison New York steak to grilled salmon. Perfect for a romantic getaway, there are even honeymoon tents with a claw-foot bathtub for two and a picnic dinner experience by candlelight.
You have your choice at Dunton River Camp in Cresto Ranch from mountain tents with views of the 14,000-foot El Diente Peak in the Rocky Mountains or river tents that overlook the picturesque Dolores River. Both are solid choices, as each come equipped with private decks with lounge chairs where you can soak up your surroundings in addition to king-size beds, gas stoves, mountain bikes for rent and six-foot-long bathtubs. There’s also a riverside spa and sauna and private yoga classes.
Located in Jackson Hole, Fireside Resort offers 25 rustic, yet modern lodging choices in Wyoming. The Wedge Cabin allows you to cuddle by the fireplace or enjoy a romantic dinner with its kitchenette, while Road Haus has a high ceiling design, private deck and queen-size bed. For larger groups, stay in the Caboose Cabin with space for six. These sustainably built cabins offer a unique glamping experience, where you’re surrounded by the Teton wilderness and can enjoy its rustic appeal.
Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore offers a unique location on the outskirts of an original gold mining settlement. You can pick from a variety of different styles of glamping tents here, which include safari-style tents with king-size beds with wood-burning stoves and suite tents that boast a separate lounge area and queen-size sleeper sofa.
You’ll find luxury safari-style tents at Ventana Big Sur, which boasts views of a 20-acre canyon in addition to a wood-burning fire pit, cozy heated blankets and electric lamps. The tents include a welcome basket with a s’mores kit, mugs, tea and bottle opener with wine glasses to enjoy on your picnic table. There’s even a glamping Bath House with teak-enclosed showers, heated floors and full hotel amenities.