The warm weather is upon us and we’ll all be looking for ways to spend more time outdoors. Camping is a fun activity that allows us to do so. It allows us to enjoy nature even after the sun goes down so we can sleep under the stars.
But camping requires a willingness to, as they say, “rough it.” And some are just not willing to do that. That’s why they invented glamping, also known as “luxury camping.”
Glamping has become so popular that there are campsites all over the country that offer luxury camping accommodations. We’re going to tell you about 14 of them.
1) Bellfire Tipi – Roxbury, New York
What makes camping in Roxbury, New York so great is the spectacular show that the stars put on at night. There’s very little light pollution in the small town located in the Catskill mountains which allows the stars to really shine.
The Bellfire Tipi in Meeker Hollow is the perfect place for stargazing. There’s a gorgeous firepit inside of the tipi along with custom-made furniture. There are two sleeping spaces that accommodate four guests. You can book your stay and learn more about the property here.
2) Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort – Big Sur, California
Imagine sleeping in a real bed while camping? Well, you can when you stay at Ventana. The site includes 15 new luxury tents inside their 20-acre redwood canyon. Not only are there beds with fancy linens, but there’s also running water in each safari-style tent along with housekeeping services. Book your stay here.
3) The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Montana
Is a lack of air conditioning the only thing stopping you from going camping? Then visit the Resort at Paws Up. They have 30 glamping tents that are all air-conditioned. These babies also boast hardwood floors that are heated and a private bathroom. You can reserve one of their tents here.
4) El Cosmico – Marfa, Texas
What’s better than art and nature combined? You’ll enjoy both of these things at this desert oasis getaway. The different accommodations include safari tents, Sioux-style tipis, Mongolian yurts or vintage trailers. Learn more about El Cosmico here.
5) Under Canvas Mount Rushmore – Keystone, South Dakota
Enjoy the Black Hills of South Dakota in a luxurious safari-style tent with a king size bed and a wood burning stove. This site also offers a suite-sized tent that accommodates a separate lounge area that houses a queen-size leather sleeper sofa. You can find more info on this glamping site here.
6) Capitol Reef Resort – Torrey, Utah
This camping site allows you to stay in a Conestoga wagon, how cool is that! Each wagon has a king-sized bed in addition to two twin bunks. These look like wagons for the pioneer ages but they are fully air-conditioned with private bathrooms. Book your stay here.
7) Dunton River Camp – Dolores, Colorado
The last thing one thinks of when going camping is taking a luxurious bath. But the Dunton River Camp makes that possible. Their glamping tents feature king beds, gas stoves, en suite bathrooms, and a soaking tub. Learn more about glamping at Dunton River Camp here.
8) Sandy Pines Campground – Kennebunkport, Maine
There are more than 16 glamping tents to choose from at the Sandy Pines Campground. You can also stay in their A-frame huts or Camp Carriages. You’ll find these spaces filled large beds, cozy furniture, and luxurious lighting. Book your stay here.
9) The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg, Montana
This five-star dude ranch offers both a cabin and tent camping experience in one. They have cabins that house a living room with two canvas tent attached which house the bedrooms. They have not one, but two full bathrooms! They are currently all sold out, but you can check back here.
10) Collective Governors Island – New York, New York
New York City isn’t typically synonymous with camping. But if you head over to the glamping retreat at Governor’s Island you can take in views of the Statue of Liberty while lying in your luxury glamping tent. These units are separate from the bell tent campsite and have their own bathroom. They also have king-sized beds and electricity. You can check out their accommodations here.
11) Little Raccoon Key – Little Raccoon Key, Georgia
Not only will you stay in a gorgeous glamping tent but you’ll also have an entire island to yourself. This fabulous glamping tent includes a large bed and a bathroom. You’ll enjoy the views of dolphins and lots of birds during your stay. Book your glamping getaway at Little Raccoon Key here.
12) Under Canvas Smoky Mountains – Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Under Canvas’ Smoky Mountains retreat had eight different styles of tents and tipis to choose from. All of them are luxurious. Their campgrounds really are a site to see as are the Smoky Mountains where they lie. Learn more here.
13) AutoCamp – Guerneville, California
Glamp in style in an Airstream trailer, luxury tent, or mini Happier Camper at Auto Camp’s Russian River grounds. Each of these units has a Casper mattress, fancy bath products and access to the river. They also include air conditioning, refrigerators, microwaves, and a kitchenette. Book your stay here.
14) Sinya on Lone Man Creek – Wimberley, Texas
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The Sinya on Long Man Creek offers super luxurious accommodations in safari tents. Each safari tent houses a king-size bed with luxurious linens, a claw-foot bathtub, and kitchenette. Learn more about this glamping site here.
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