A camping trip always seems like a great idea in theory—after all, who doesn’t love spending time in the great outdoors pitching a tent, gathering firewood and getting the sleeping bags out for a cozy night under the stars? But as romantic as that idea sounds, for some – bugs, hard ground, no bathroom, no A/C can all get in the way of a great time. That’s where glamping comes in: Enjoy a close connection with nature while still having the modern comforts of a hotel at your disposal. Win!
Whether you prefer an igloo, hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, or a stunning mountain view near your campsite, there is a glamping destination perfect for everyone. Some of these are bouuuu-gie! Here are our favorites!
Moose Meadow Lodge, Vermont
Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont, sits on 86 private acres in the Green Mountains and offers visitors a unique Adirondack-style experience. While the property offers four luxurious guest rooms, the real star is the treehouse. Supported by two large pine trees, the treehouse, built from cedar, pine, maple, and hemlock trees, features 31 windows across two stories so that you won’t miss a moment of the action outside. You’ll also enjoy breathtaking mountain views, join guided hikes, fish at the trout pond, and admire the view from the Sky Loft—a glass-enclosed gazebo at the highest point of the property. The treehouse even features a wraparound deck perfect for taking in all the sights and sounds of the forest below.
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Montana’s Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with idyllic wilderness, all on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in Montana. Guests can choose to stay in either luxurious private homes or sophisticated safari-style tents, all providing an experience of rustic elegance. The resort’s 36 tents are divided into six camps of one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites, providing comfort and modern amenities—including Wi-Fi and cell service, and are open from May to October. In-suite features include hardwood floors, air conditioning/heat, luxurious linens and private bathrooms with heated slate floors, stylish vanities, and Montana-sized showers.
Naturluxe & Stars, New York
Opened in 2021 in Watkins Glen, Naturluxe & Stars offers three glamping options, one of which is a safari tent with a toilet, sink, and showers. The property offers two other tent types (platform and bell), which don’t offer private bathrooms—though the shared bathhouse does, along with a private outdoor shower. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, and end the night with campfire s’mores. Rates also include access to lawn games and 42 acres of private hiking trails.
Alila Ventana Big Sur, California
Alila Ventana Big Sur is a five-star resort set in a 20-acre redwood canyon, featuring safari-style tents with plush beds, electric lamps, potable water, and even USB ports for charging. Outside amenities include Adirondack chairs, fire pits and picnic tables. Guests are also welcome to use the shared bathhouse, which features restrooms and showers. Visitors can also opt for a Spa Alila day pass, including a 50-minute massage or facial, a poolside entree and beverage, and full access to the meadow pool, infinity hot tub and sauna.
Cuyuna Cove, Minnesota
Cuyuna Cove offers an exciting glamping experience with fresh air, scenic views, and all the comforts of home. Plus, the tents are conveniently located in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and Yawkey Mine Lake, so you can quickly access the mountain bike trails. As a bonus, your stay includes using Cuyuna Cove’s inflatable paddleboards. Outside each canvas tent is a private fire pit with a grate for cooking and chairs for relaxing around the fire. Take a break after your adventures at Cuyuna Cove’s redwood sauna—the perfect way to relax and soothe sore muscles.
Safari West, California
Safari West in Santa Rosa, California, is a 400-acre wildlife preserve and private safari park with more than 900 animals. Guests can stay in luxury tents or log cabins; all accommodations include private bathrooms, air conditioning and heat. Safari West offers a variety of ways to experience the safari park, from an African-style adventure in the luxury tents to a guided tour of the property in an open-air jeep. In addition, guests can explore the area’s 6 miles of hiking trails, take part in wildlife-tracking classes, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Sandy Pines Campground, Maine
Sandy Pines Campground has been a landmark in Kennebunkport, Maine, for decades. After a revamp in 2017, the camp now offers 15 luxe glamping tents, each designed by a different local designer and equipped with a king-size bed, mini-fridge, firepit and air conditioning. Some glamping tents within the campground even give you the option of adding on an additional 8′ x 8′ kid-friendly tent. Sandy Pines also provides RV sites for short-term or long-term rental and park-model “tiny houses” for sale.
Borealis Basecamp, Alaska
At Borealis Basecamp, just 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, you can enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the 100-acre parks’ on-site fiberglass igloos. These specialized dwellings are built to a similar spec to what polar expeditions and research centers use, so you’ll stay warm even in the most frigid conditions. The igloos offer comfy beds, Wi-Fi, showers, complimentary toiletries, and skylights for stunning Northern Lights views. The camp also features brand-new cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows, “treehouse” beds with viewing windows, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom.
The Vintages Trailer Resort, Oregon
The Vintages Trailer Resort features 36 trailers in various styles, nine of which are pet-friendly. The perfect home base for those exploring Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the heart of Oregon’s wine country, each trailer has comfortable beds, a bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, and a kitchenette or outdoor grill as well as showers. The Vintages Trailer Resort also offers fantastic amenities like a seasonal pool, fire pits, a general store and complimentary bikes to explore Dayton’s vineyards. The resort features four seasons’ worth of activities—from snowshoeing and sledding in the winter to mountain biking and hikes in the summer. The resort also features a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and apres-ski on a heated patio.
On the coast of Washington State, Lakedale offers glamping on San Juan Island year-round. Reachable only by ferry or floatplane, this picturesque island boasts yurts with king beds, full-size sleeper sofas, en-suite bathrooms, wet bars, fridges, TVs, skylights, and private decks with hot tubs. During summer, families can book canvas cabins or cottages. The cabins sleep four and feature queen-size pillow-top beds with flannel duvets, a dining table, and a full-size futon. For larger families, Lakedale also offers a canvas bunkhouse, a 450-square-foot version of their canvas cabin with two queen beds and a full-size futon that sleeps up to six people. On-site activities include lawn games, bike rentals, and water sports on the resort’s three spring-water lakes. Lakedale’s “glamp-ground” is open from May through September.
Under Canvas, Utah
These safari-inspired accommodations are next-level camping. The spacious tents have plush king-size beds, luxurious linens, en suite bathrooms, fresh towels, hot running water, and a wood-burning stove for chilly nights. Ulum is set on 200 acres of desert, bordered by Utah’s iconic red-rock cliffs on three sides. You’ll witness gorgeous views of the park and the majestic Looking Glass Rock is just a short distance away. You can also try daily yoga classes and listen to live music in the evenings. Other amenities include stargazing and desert hikes.
Collective Governors Island, New York
Think you can’t go glamping in New York City? Set on the doorstep of Manhattan (it’s just an 8-minute ferry ride!), the resort offers a variety of luxurious and comfortable tents with all the amenities of a hotel room, including plush bedding, en-suite bathrooms and stunning views of the city skyline. Guests enjoy various activities on the island, including kayaking, biking and exploring the historic buildings—but don’t worry too much that you’re missing out on the traditional glamping experience: There’s still a communal fire pit with nightly s’mores sessions.
Camp Wandawega, Wisconsin
Known for its historic charm and exquisite attention to detail, Wisconsin’s Camp Wandawega prides itself on transporting guests to simpler times. Opened in 1925, the camp has multiple “clusters” of vintage cabins and tents bookable on Airbnb and perfect for groups traveling together. Most have their own picnic site or campfire grove, but there’s also a dining hall featuring food from some of the Midwest’s best chefs and the opportunity to order “provisions” for your site before arriving. Unlike some camps in the area, Wandawega is open for the winter, letting guests enjoy ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, and sledding as the Wisconsin winters allow.
Collective Hill Country, Texas
Collective Hill Country is situated in Wimberley, Texas, a quaint town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country known for its natural beauty and charming small-town atmosphere. Even though the retreat is just an hour outside of Austin, the views here are breathtaking from the tents’ spacious decks. You can get a real sense of place by ordering one of the curated barbecue boxes, allowing you to recreate some Lone Star favorites for your crew while watching the sunset over the region’s trademark mesquite and live oak trees.
Dunton River Camp, Colorado
Perhaps one of the poshest glamping destinations around, Colorado’s Dunton River Camp is in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and has just eight tents spread across its 500 acres, ensuring the ultimate private getaway. The comfortable tents include en-suite bathrooms, many with large soaker tubs and showers, and gas stoves for chilly mountain evenings. Activities abound here, too: Go horseback riding in the High Rockies, tool along the Camp’s private waters along the Dolores River’s West Fork, or take an archaeological day tour to the desert.