Glamping is the tween of outdoors. It’s a cross between Camping/Hotel retreat and you will want to choose your ‘glamp’ site wisely. There are different levels to glamping. If you like to camp but hate the set up and take down, than this could be for you.
Each glamping site is different but many cook for you, provide showers and some even have wine tasting in the evening. Spend more time having an adventure like hiking, cycling, ATVing and fly fishing. Spend more time with family and friends.
Glamping allows for time spent maximizing activities, minimizing living logistics. It’s a guilty pleasure, but not one to be ashamed of. With pre-constructed tents, real beds, and — at times the best part — real bathrooms, these 10 glamping spots are worth booking without a guilty conscience.
1. Firelight Camps
WELCOME TO FIRELIGHT CAMPS, where we create a revitalizing, comfortable, and stylish camping experience. Pitched on the grounds of La Tourelle Resort and Spa in Ithaca, New York, our platform tents are furnished with hardwood floors, a king or queen bed with plush linens and safari-inspired furniture. Each tent includes a private balcony for soaking in the natural beauty with a good book, a fresh mug of coffee or a cocktail. We greet you in the morning with a complimentary, locally-sourced continental breakfast served in our tented lobby. During the day, we invite you to unwind on the surrounding trails of Buttermilk Falls State Park, in a hammock under the forest canopy or with a treatment at August Moon Spa (a short walk from your tent). For the adventurous, you can explore the Finger Lakes’ famed vineyards, waterfalls and restaurants – or stay on the grounds for dinner at John Thomas Steakhouse. We spark the campfire at sundown, when a complimentary tasting awaits you at the bar and homemade s’mores promise to sweeten the company of friends, family and new faces!
2. The Resort at Paws Up
Paw’s up Resort. There’s almost nothing in life that rivals the feeling of a hefty trout striking your fly and the ensuing fight—headshakes and all. With that in mind, we’d like to welcome you to a slice of Montana fly-fishing heaven. The Resort at Paws Up is an angler’s retreat located within the “golden triangle” of western trout fly-fishing. It boasts a creelful of legendary rivers on property or nearby—including the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Clearwater and Missouri. So whether you’re checking off a few more Montana rivers from your wish list or are ready to pioneer into some true trout wilderness, this is the place for you.
3. Headwaters Eco Retreat
At Headwaters Jupiter, guests reside in their own private retreat. The main lodge is comprised of three up-cycled shipping containers, and is surrounded by native Florida plantlife, edible gardens, and other thoughtfully designed landscape elements. The retreat sits with over 500 feet of frontage on the headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. Come stay…come explore!
4. Minaret Station
For the Heli-Adventurer: You can basically add the prefix “heli-” to any standard outdoor activity, and you’ve got the activity list for Minaret station: heli-picnics, a heli-farm tour, heli-biking, or heli-skiing; there’s also guided hunts, jet boating, a top-of-the-line mountain kitchen and more. It’s one alternative-adventuring nesting box within another: a fully stocked mountain-view chalet will give you the time and rest you need to make the most of your adventure, and the convenience of a helicopter allows you to access luxury locations like a mountaintop gourmet restaurant. Some call it cheating; others see it as an evolved way to explore. Wanaka, New Zealand
5. Treebones Resort
Treebones Resort in Big Sur, Ca. Unique lodging and dining on California’s breathtaking Big Sur Coast. Expansive views in all directions.
6. TerraVelo Tours
For the Cyclist: TerraVelo is a multi-site itinerary curated for cyclists. After you book a plane ticket and pack your cycling gear, TerraVelo will pick you up, feed you gourmet meals handpicked by in-house chefs, accommodate you in furnished tents, offer massages when you’re sore, and drop you off at the airport when you’re finished with the ride. You can choose to explore Southern Utah, Yellowstone/Grand Teton, or various locations in California throughout a seven-day tour period, stopping at national parks and vineyards along the way. The trip culminates in an epic campfire with live music and plenty of booze. Southern Utah, Yellowstone/Grand Teton or California
7. Dunton River Camp
Dunton River Camp is a luxury ranch in Colorado, offering the ultimate glamping adventure. Enjoy immersion in nature without sacrificing modern comforts. Well heeled travelers will be amazed by these bespoke glamping tents, created to provide guests an opportunity to experience the best Colorado has to offer without sacrificing modern comforts.
Each of the 8 spacious tents come with amenities you would normally find in a luxury resort. The true luxury however is being able to experience the San Juan Mountains in South Western Colorado and being just steps from the West Fork of the Dolores River.
8. Moab Under Canvas
Moab Under Canvas is located on 40 acres 7 miles north of Moab, Utah, just moments away from the entrance to both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. With views across the desert towards Arches, the camp blends into its dramatic surroundings where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. If you ever wondered what it would be like to really experience the desert, now you need wonder no more. Our luxurious tents offer guests the opportunity to enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert without giving up the comforts of home. This is no traditional camp site.
9. Camp Wandawega
9. For the Adult who Still Believes in Summer Camp: Camp Wandawega champions the “old-school camp experience” and all of the activities that phrase conjures. You can stay in cabins or tents, or in a treehouse. There’s plenty to do: you can relax on the private beach, fish on the pier, go canoeing or boating, hike or bike, or play some classic camp games like shuffleboard, archery, tennis and horseshoes. Cook your meals on their grills and smokers, or venture into town on camp bikes to sample the local fare. Elkhorn, WI
10. The Wilderness Way Adventure Resort
10. For the Renaissance Outdoorsman: Ashcroft’s Wilderness Way Adventure Resort is an upscale, personalized adult adventure camp. Before you arrive, a staff member contacts you in order to help plan your curated experience at the Adventure Park. Accommodations include log cabins, tipis and tents with modern luxuries like beds, fresh water, heaters, towels, flashlights, and high-quality bath products. Activities include ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATVing, whitewater rafting, fishing and heli-touring. They also have connections with local wellness professionals, which means on-site spa treatments after a long day of activities.Ashcroft, BC