Do you love the outdoors, but don’t feel like roughing it for a change? Are you having trouble convincing your spouse to go camping with you? Try glamping instead.
Glamping blends camping with luxurious accommodations by taking the great outdoors and adding indoor conveniences like air conditioning, private bathrooms and king-sized beds.
Glamping has been around in other parts of the world for quite some time. But, the relatively new trend to the United States is quickly gaining popularity.
Yes, we know you’re a seriously, rugged outdoorsman that would never even considering glamping. But, don’t write off the idea just yet. Here are 10 glamping spots in the United States are actually worth it.
Spare No Expense
1. The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
If you’d like to visit one of the most popular glamping resorts in the U.S. comes, be forewarned it comes at a price. Though Paws Up offers a variety of tents and ranch-style homes at varying price points, a two-bedroom suite will run you upwards of $2,225 per night.
Situated on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch, the resort boasts an array of amenities including fly fishing, horseback riding, cattle herding, a spa tent and a gourmet restaurant.
If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury experience, The Resort at Paws Up may be for you.
2. Moose Meadow Lodge, Vermont
At Moose Meadow Lodge you can not only sleep beneath the trees, but in them. Supported by two mature pine trees, the treehouse at Moose Meadow will help you reconnect with nature.
The treehouse boasts a queen-size bed, 31 windows for all all-around view, wrap around deck, circular staircase and all the creature comforts of home within close proximity to some of the best snow skiing and snowshoeing the Northeast has to offer.
For just under $500/night, glamping in the treehouse at Moose Meadow Lodge will leave you reminiscent of your childhood.
3. Falls Water Resort, North Carolina
For less than the cost of a mediocre hotel room, check-in to the Yurt Village at Falling Waters Resort ($84/night).
Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains, the resort offers zip lining, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and a host of other outdoor activities just steps outside of your cozy, circular yurt.
Each yurt features a queen-sized bed, private deck overlooking Fontana Lake or one of the resorts ponds and a domed skylight perfect for star gazing. You’ll be glamping under the stars in comfort at Fall Waters Resort.
4. The Vintages Trailer Resort, Oregon
Centrally located in the heart of Oregon’s Williamette Valley, The Vintages Trailer Resort offers a unique take on glamping by taking you back in time.
Choose from a variety of vintage airstream trailers which are grouped together within the 14-acre Williamette Wine Country RV Park for rates starting as low as $90/night.
The park offers picturesque views, a pool and hot tub. Each trailer includes Lo’Occitane bath amenities and hotel quality linens. More importantly, you’re just a cruiser bike ride away from several local vineyards.
Wholesome Family Fun
5. Yellowstone Under Canvas, Montana
Enjoy the beauty and nature of Yellowstone National Park, then unwind at Yellowstone Under Canvas‘ luxury tent camp.
Just 10 minutes outside the park entrance, this luxury camp offers a secluded location, an on-site restaurant and plenty of activities including ATV tours, kayaking, fly fishing, zip lining and more.
With rates starting as low as $95/night, Yellowstone Under Canvas offers something for everyone.
The best part, they offer an “active family” package which includes their deluxe tent for the parents and an adjacent Tipi for the kids.
6. The Rock Ranch, Georgia
Nothing says family fun quite like piling into a Conestoga covered wagon outfitted with bunk beds.
The Rock Ranch in Georgia offers this unique camp-out experience for just $225 per wagon per night. Each wagon can accommodate up to eight people, which breaks down to roughly $28 per person.
The Rock Ranch is located centrally near Atlanta, Macon, Columbus and Lagrange. Perfect for families with children, the ranch has plenty of activities including locomotive train rides, zip lines, a petting zoo and more.
7. Cave B Estate Winery & Resort, Washington
Located 900-feet above the Columbia River Gorge, Cave B Estate Winery and Resort is the perfect glamping destination for a romantic adults-only getaway.
Choose your proximity to nature with accommodations in stand-alone cliff houses, cavern rooms, inn suites and desert yurts.
Regardless of where you decide to rest your head, the resort offers an on-site gourmet restaurant, luxury spa, award-winning estate winery and a dramatic cliffside outdoor swimming pool.
With rates as low as $179/night and a variety of inclusive packages, Cave B books quickly so be prepared to make your reservations early.
8. Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Texas
Escape for a romantic glamping getaway to Sinya on Lone Man Creek.
The entire campsite consists of a safari-style tent, situated on five acres, intended for two people. The tent is complete with a king-sized bed with goose-down linens, hot tub and veranda.
Enjoy swimming and fishing in the creek at your leisure, or venture to the nearby town of Wimberley for easy access to hiking, biking, tennis, zip lines and winery tours.
To up the level of luxury at this exclusive glamping destination, owner Lynn Gallimore serves as your personal concierge during your stay.
9. Fireside Resort, Wyoming
There’s arguably no place more idyllic for outdoor lovers than Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Fireside Resort is just minutes away from Grand Teton National Park and offers fireside cabins that are the perfect blend of rustic and modern design.
Each cabin features a fireplace, private furnished deck, full kitchen, a flat screen TVs and wireless internet.
The best part, Fireside Resort is pet-friendly so you don’t have to leave man’s best friend at home.
Take advantage of their vacation packages which include lift tickets and discounts on Jeep and ski/snowboard rentals.
10. Posh Primitive, New York
New York has way more to offer than the bustling metropolitan that is Manhattan. Upstate in the Southern Adirondacks, lies Posh Primitive, a private 150-acre luxury camping resort. Offering unparalleled star gazing, miles of trails and convenient access to lakes, rivers and streams, Posh Primitive is an outdoor-lovers dream.
You’ll sleep in a canvas-covered tents complete with covered porch with farm-to-table or locally-sourced meals included. There’s no need to leave your four-legged companion home on this trip because Posh Primitive is pet-friendly.
The best part about glamping is that since you’re sheltered comfortably from the elements, you can glamp all year long. With the New Year looming on the horizon, there’s no better time to start planning your next outdoor adventure.