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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!
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.
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.
Also, check out this tent glamping experience that is an eco-retreat and located on the Navajo Nation. This is an opportunity to learn about Navajo culture and even take tours to the nearby petroglyphs. Guests have access to a restroom, hot shower, and breakfast at the B&B just behind the tent. You can also access the mesa for hiking and the historic old Hogan from here to experience the area. No alcohol is allowed onsite, a heater is $10 extra, and a jacket is recommended since the high desert gets chilly at night.
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.
Here’s a yurt that accommodates up to four guests and offers an off-the-grid experience with awesome starring night sky views. It is about 40 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The yurt is 320 square feet in size and has a full-size memory foam mattress, desert-theme décor, a wood-burning stove, and a kitchen area with a two-burner camping stove, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and basic utensils. There is a small outdoor shower outside the yurt, as well as a compost toilet and sink in the outdoor bathroom area. It also has a solar power system where you can charge your phone. Dogs are allowed for a $25 fee.
You’ll also love this glamping tent near the Grand Canyon for your next Arizona vacation. It’s a 315-square-foot bell tent 30 minutes from the South Rim. The tent has solar power, a wood-burning stove, basic cooking supplies, dry composting toilet, shower, sink, barbecue grill, and Wi-Fi. You’ll love looking up at the starry sky at night and using the hot tub that is shared with just one other rental unit. There is great cell phone service here, as well as free-range livestock so you can meet chickens, pigs, and goats!
This camper is available for rent on Airbnb and a great pick for two people. This is a 36-foot motorhome with two slide-outs that is on a lavender micro-farm in Cottonwood, Arizona. It’s just 15 minutes from the Sedona red rocks and also near the mining town Jerome. You can walk into the lavender field and also pick fruit from the fruit trees on site when you’re here.
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 last great glamping site we’ll highlight here is on a hill that overlooks the Catalina Mountains in the Tucson area. There is a 24-foot yurt and a RV casita here that both have heat and air conditioning. The yurt has a kitchen, and the bathroom is in the RV. You’ll be on two acres of land here with goats and chickens nearby at the neighboring property. Meanwhile, restaurants and shops are just 10 minutes away. Bike riders, stargazers, and birdwatchers enjoy staying here because of the natural environment. Guests here also have access to a barbecue, fire pit, and picnic areas.
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.
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.
Glamping vacations are often spent in tents and cabins, but how about a dome? If you’re planning to visit attractions in Phoenix, you can stay in a dome in nearby Laveen Village for an unforgettable trip. The dome is located on a 2,700-square-foot property that has room for eight guests to stay inside. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the dome, which spans two stories tall. You can also enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances. But in the backyard, make sure to enjoy the lovely desert landscape and colorful sunsets in the evening. The dome has air conditioning for the summer and a fireplace for cool evenings as well. Guests are provided with towels and linens, and there’s a two-car garage for parking. This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly option that’s great for a large family with kids. When you stay here, you’ll only be 11 miles from the Phoenix airport.