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With vast landscapes, wide-open spaces, and plenty of rugged terrains, Arizona is the perfect place to take a camping vacation. Looking for a dose of luxury? Try glamping in Arizona. Parts of Northern Arizona get snow during the winter and are excellent glamping destinations during the warm weather months. Meanwhile, southern Arizona gets incredibly hot in the summer, which makes it ideal for winter glamping.
But regardless of what season it is and how luxurious of an experience you’re looking for, these are some of the most amazing places to go glamping in Arizona. A little bit of the outdoors plus all the comforts of home equals a recipe for perfection!
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This “Love Shack” camper is ideal for two guests and offers a unique glamping experience that’s 30 minutes from Grand Canyon National Park. It’s a 1962 Red Dale camper with a propane stove, water, wood stove, compost toilet, solar shower, and comfy bedding. Inside you’ll find dishes and breakfast options. It is 100 percent off-the-grid and uses a wood stove and propane space heater for warmth in the winter. There is no electricity, but the host provides a solar lantern and battery-operated light bar above the kitchen counter. Come here for peace, quiet, and seclusion, as well as an adventure getting here on a dirt and rocky road!
Here is another awesome yurt in Arizona for your glamping experience. This one accommodates up to four guests in an off-grid forest environment. You’ll have the comforts of electricity and running water in the Nordic Village Lodge nearby. The area has a 35-mile trail system that’s perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It comes equipped inside with two twin-size sleeping pads. Bring your own pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets. Small families and couples enjoy staying here. Other yurt amenities that your host provides include a porta-potty, food storage bin, folding chairs, small table, outdoor picnic table, wood-burning stove, and propane barbecue grill with grilling tools.
This yurt accommodates up to three guests in the Goat Springs Valley. You’ll get beautiful views of the red rocks and volcanic black rocks from here and also be a few miles from Window Rock Monument. There’s also a grocery store 10 minutes away. Stay here to glamp on Navajo land and be in a quiet and secluded area. Water and electricity are limited, although there is an outhouse for a bathroom facility. Dogs are not allowed here.
The town of Page, Arizona is known for its proximity to Antelope Canyon, which is a landscape photographer’s dream destination. And when you visit, it doesn’t get much more rustic or wild than sleeping in something unique, like maybe an authentic sheep wagon on Navajoland. The glamping experience at Shash Dine Eco-Retreat includes a night’s stay in in the middle of nowhere under a bright, starry sky. This is a kid-friendly glamping spot, and the hosts provide bedding, candles, lanterns, flashlights, books, snacks, beverages, and basic toiletries. There are actually seven different accommodations spaced apart in this area, which is a Native American-owned working sheep ranch and off-the-grid B&B. Canvas bell tents, a cabin, and a traditional Hogan are also provided for overnight guests. A traditional Dine’ breakfast of blue corn porridge, fruit, nuts, coffee, and tea are provided.
Raven's Nest Nature Sanctuary, Patagonia
With a name like “Patagonia,” you shouldn’t be surprised to find plenty of opportunities for glamping here. The Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary offers safari-type camping in luxury tents with hammocks outside. The Ravens Nature School teaches wilderness skills and sustainable living practices, and there is a safari tented camp with two tents. The sites are called Jaguar Camp and Ocelot Camp, and each one comes with a spacious canvas tent that measures 20 feet long by 14 feet wide and 10 feet high with fir wood platform. Guests will also enjoy retractable stairways to keep wildlife outside, linens, towels, an outdoor shower, and cooling fans. Energy efficient space heaters are also available for cool nights, and the beds are queen size with adjustable Sleep Number air mattresses. The covered dining area is called the Lion’s Den and serves organic smoothies, teas, and snacks at Coati Café.
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Another very interesting way to go glamping is to stay in an Airstream trailer! Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to own an RV and travel across the country while living in one? You can get a taste of that experience here, just outside of Tucson, with beautiful views of the mountains. Sleep up to three people and have a queen-size bed in a separate bedroom and a pullout foam sofa for one person in the dining area, equipped with stainless steel appliances, a retractable awning, patio with outdoor dining area, and barbecue grills for cookouts. There’s even a TV and DVD player inside, as well as Wi-Fi access. The host will consider pets, although smoking is not allowed and there is a two-night minimum stay.
Here’s a highly rated RV Vrbo property on the Navajo Nation that offers a great glamping experience in Arizona. From here, you can enjoy a peaceful vacation, easily access hiking trails, and watch stunning sunrises and sunsets. Navajo food and massages can also be provided for guests staying here at an additional cost. The RV sleeps up to six people and has a bathroom. Other features are the kitchen with a fridge, stove, oven, microwave, sink, and countertops. It’s 3.5 miles south of Page and close to Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend to help you plan your next adventure.
This yurt is a glamping spot for two guests and located in the high desert mule mountains. You’ll get awesome views from here, as well as hiking trails, shops, and restaurants nearby. Dogs are welcome here. The space is about 25 minutes from the Mexico border and 30 minutes from the Whitewater Draw Nature Conservatory. You’ll see the host’s house from the yurt, which has a kitchen, dining table, couch seating, shower, and toilet. Unlike many yurts, this one has air conditioning, electricity, hot water, indoor lighting, and a TV for DVD player use. It is possible to see local wildlife from here, such as javelina, wild cats, hummingbirds, and hawks. Wi-Fi connectivity is not guaranteed, but guest parking is available that you can drive right up to yurt for convenience.
Meanwhile, you can stay in this treehouse hosted on Airbnb for an Arizona glamping trip. This treehouse is great for two guests and has a twin bed, desk, dresser, space heater, kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry room, two bathrooms, and living and dining areas. Guests have 24/7 access to the main house, which is where the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room are located. Coffee service, fruit, and snacks are complimentary. You’ll need to climb a ladder that’s 15 feet tall to get up to the treehouse. It has Wi-Fi inside, and parking is free on the premises.
One of the most important and exciting sites to see in the entire state of Arizona is the famous Grand Canyon. And fortunately, there are some amazing glamping opportunities right around this epic landmark. Under Canvas is located on 56 acres in Williams, along Route 66 and a lovely forest area. Williams is considered to be the gateway town to the Grand Canyon, and it takes about 40 minutes to get here from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Under Canvas features a luxury safari camp with tent rates based on double occupancy. Pets will be welcome for an additional fee of $25 per pet per stay. The Suite Tent, Deluxe Tent, Stargazer Tent all sleep up to four people. All tents have private bathrooms with sinks, showers, and flushing toilets.