Glamping, or “glamorous camping,” is becoming one of the biggest trends in travel! With glamping, you still have the connection to the outdoors, but have some modern luxuries like comfortable beds, beautiful tents, and even clawfoot bathtubs.
While offering some serious luxury, glamping is still all about immersing yourself in nature- whether it’s on a lake, in the forest, or up in a tree!
Here are some of the best glamping destinations in the USA!
• Yurt Village at Falling Waters Resort, North Carolina •
The Nantahala Yurts at Falling Waters Resort are inspired by the traditional Mongolian designs and provide comfortable accommodation for your stay.
Each yurt comes with a large comfortable bed and a futon on which you can relax, a stereo, along with a stunning skylight offering a view of the stars above. Each yurt has its own deck overlooking the lake, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery in the area.
You can also find exciting activities such as white water rafting and zip lining around the resort for the adventure seekers out there!
• Glamping Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains •
Nestled away in the Sequoia forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the tree house is near the Monterey Bay area and the city of Santa Cruz, California. The tree house is equipped with a comfortable bed and a kitchen with a small stove, and a refrigerator. Talk about luxury!
There is a full bathroom and an amazing hot tub under the trees, perfect to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Enjoy the wildlife around you by hiking, biking, fishing and even whale watching at some of the best Californian beaches, just 25 minutes away.
• The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana •
The resort provides several different accommodation types including guest rooms in The Lodge, private log homes, or canvas cabins and tents, on an expansive and beautiful property.
This option allows you to be close to nature without being stripped of the luxury that The Ranch at Rock Creek was founded on. The Dining Room and The Blue Canteen are your two restaurant options for dining on the ranch- and breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine is ALL included in the total price!
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• Sequoia High Sierra Camp, California •
Located in the Sequoia-King’s Canyon National Park in California, this camp an exclusive hike-in resort that offers an amazing glamping experience, isolated in a small part of this beautiful park.
The 10 canvas tent cabins are simple, but decorated with artisan furniture and luxurious bedding, and even have lanterns to allow you to read in the evenings.
This is an isolated spot with little ambient light, meaning on a clear night you can see thousands of stars, with stunning mountain peaks in the background.
• Blue Bear Mountain Camp, North Carolina •
While Blue Bear Mountain Camp accepts traditional camping and has some RV spots too, the ‘glamping’ option on this site is to rent one of the traditional tepees that are available.
Large beds and stylish furnishings give the tepee’s interior a modern touch, and they also have a private bathroom and dish washing area. The surrounding woodlands and mountains provide beautiful scenery, and the camp has easy access to some great hiking trails.
• Steep Ravine, California •
Steep Ravine is one of the only public camping sites with cabin lodging in California. Because of this, the cliffside location and cheap booking price, these legendary cabins book out months in advance.
While the location and cabins are absolutely stunning, inside of the cabins aren’t much more than bare wooden planks for sleeping and a cute little fireplace that sits in the corner.
No beds. No electricity. No problem.
Bring your own glamping gear like pillows, candles, some wild flowers and an air mattress and nice linens and your cabin will feel cozy in no time!
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• The Resort at Paws Up, Montana •
The camping at Paws Up Resort is truly luxurious, as the resort has several tent suites situated on their property. The glamping tents come with a deck, comfy chairs and a luxurious bed.
You don’t have to worry about cooking your own food, because they have a camp butler and chef who will be able to help you prepare your meals, and a dining room with canvas covers to help keep out the insects when the sun goes down.
Beautiful art and ceiling fans help to make this even more comfortable- it is a ‘glamping’ destination in the most impressive sense of the word!
• Yurt on an Organic Coffee Farm, Hawaii •
This beautiful yurt sits on a 8-acre, Certified Organic coffee farm in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. This yurt has a deck completely surrounding it, where you can lay out in the sun, take in the views of the ocean and mountains at the same time, or just sit back and relax.
On clear nights, stargazing is a visitor favorite while sitting on the deck with the lights out. You are also surrounded by the great outdoors, and can go snorkeling, diving, kayaking, hiking, and beaches without having to travel far.