With main-stream hotel accommodation becoming really expensive, many families are looking for a more affordable way to enjoy family vacations. While many are reluctant to go camping, more and more families are finding that glamping is an acceptable alternative. You still have all the fun of camping but get to sleep in a comfortable bed. If you are planning a glamping vacation in Florida you will find several good options, ranging from rustic cabins to miniature houses (Tiny Homes) and beautifully appointed safari-style tents. Most of the glamping resorts are located in beautiful locations where there are many activities on offer. Choose your comfort level and get ready for a great vacation. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
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The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort offer families an amazingly novel way to enjoy the best of Walt Disney World. Nestled in the heart of the woods, you would never guess that you are just minute away from all the fun of the Magic Kingdom – a water taxi will have you there in no time at all. The cabins offer an ideal way of enjoying some of the fun activities of a camping break while not giving up the comforts of home. Each of the cabins has comfortable King and bunk beds, a seating area, full bathroom and a kitchen. Outside your cabin you will find a private deck and a charcoal grill.
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, 4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-2900
2.Florida Glamping: Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo
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Unleash your inner equestrian soul as you check into the Westgate River Ranch Resort, located one hour south of Orlando on 1,700 beautiful acres. Here you will be surrounded by one of Florida’s last remaining Dude Ranches where you can kick back and relax as you enjoy getting back to nature. Your glamping accommodation takes the form of a Luxe Teepee, a standard or Luxe Glamping tent or the Luxe Conestoga Wagon. All are equipped with comfortable beds and luxury linens, air-conditioning, microwave and mini-fridge. All have either en-suite or separate private shower rooms and toilets. The whole family can enjoy exceptional horse-back rides and the Friday Rodeo.
Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo, 3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867, Phone: 863-692-1321
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3.Glamping Near Me: Camptel Resort Cedar Key
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Marrying modern luxury with the joys of getting back to nature, Camptel Resort at Cedar Key offers a brilliant introduction to glamping. You can expect a spacious safari-style tent set up on a private deck with outdoor seating and BBQ grill. The tent interiors have been carefully designed to offer most of the comforts guests are used to in an up-market hotel room – comfortable beds, (with mosquito draping), bedside tables, reading lamps and more. If you are new to camping and think you would like a few extra amenities you can choose a Tiny Home instead – these have private bathrooms, kitchens and air-conditioning. The location offers a wide selection of activities and there is an outdoor swimming pool.
Camptel Resort Cedar Key, 11850 FL-24, Cedar Key, FL 32625, Phone: 352-543-5375
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4.Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage and Bungalow
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Renowned photographer Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Bungalow is a lot more spacious and luxurious than most glamping tents, while still offering guest the opportunity to enjoy fun camping activities. The bungalow is located in the heart of the Big Cypress National Preserve, surrounded by nothing but wilderness. Here you can spend quality time exploring the unique eco-system of the everglades, while still enjoying all the comforts of home. The bungalow features a King Bedroom (sleeper couch available for children), full bathroom and kitchen and a seating area with TV. Outside you can have fun preparing your BBQ and listening to the sounds of nature around your campfire.
Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Bungalow, 52388 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, Fl 34141, Phone: 239-695-2428
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5.Florida Glamping: Bird House, Suwannee Cabin Sanctuary
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Built out of cedar wood and gauze, and offering 360 degree views of the surrounding woods and river, the Birdhouse is an amazing choice for a glamping vacation. The area offers a great selection of active activities for the whole family including hiking, fishing, swimming and kayaking on the Suwannee River. Off-shore fishing charters are available just 20 minute away on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. After a busy day of exploring you can return to your comfortable Birdhouse hideaway – inside you will find 3 single beds, a love seat, mini-fridge and a rocking chair. You can bring along a tent to provide extra accommodation and make family memories as you enjoy a BBQ on your private charcoal grill.
Bird House, 390 SE 843 Street, Old Town, FL, Phone: 844-663-2269
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6.Glamping in Florida: Everglades Adventure Tours - Chickee Cabins
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Add an extra dimension to your Everglades Adventure Tour by opting to spend your nights glamping in a traditional Native-built Seminole Indian Chickee cabin or hut. These brilliant little shelters have a traditional intricately thatched roof; huts have wooden sides and large covered windows, while cabins have open meshed sides offering views out over the swamps. There is an outdoor seating area and large groups are welcome to bring extra tents. Shower rooms and toilets are located just a few steps away. You can spend your days exploring the amazing diversity of the swamps on a guided kayak tour or on a traditional pole boat. Other activities include hiking, canoeing and wildlife photography.
Everglades Adventure Tours, Ochopee, FL 40904, Tamiami Trail E, Phone: 800-504-6554
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7.Glamping in Florida: Tiny House Siesta
What, you may ask, is a Tiny House? From the outside these remarkable little sea-side
Homes resemble a cross between a caravan and a beach hut. Once you step inside you will find a tiny kitchen, bathroom and a seating area. There is a loft area with a comfortable Queen bed and electric lights and ceiling fan. Some of the homes have additional facilities like TV and air-conditioning. The resort is located right on one of the best beaches in Florida and each of the Tiny Homes has an outdoor seating area with a beach umbrella. There are 12 Tiny Houses to choose from, all of which offer a perfect introduction to the world of glamping.
Tiny House Siesta, 6600 Avenue A, Sarasota, FL 34231, Phone: 941-474-3782
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8.Glamping in Florida: Luxury Glamping at Lake Louisa State Park
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Visitors who are looking to get back to nature but are reluctant to give up home comforts like a comfortable bed and climate control will find the perfect solution at one of Lake Louisa’s luxury glamping tents. The Luxury Double Tents give you a 300 square foot bell tent with plenty of room for the whole family to spread out. The beds are comfortable, dressed in quality linens and there are bedside tables, lamps and a coffee maker. Outside your tent you can relax on the deck or sit around your fire pit. On-site activities include hiking, horse-back riding, guided hiking tours and guided kayak excursions.
Luxury Glamping at Lake Louisa, 7305 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714, Phone: 352-394-3969
9.Florida Glamping: Drop Anchor
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Drop Anchor Inn enjoys an idyllic location, right on the beach in Islamorada, on the Florida Keys. Think clean white sand, tropic water and brilliant coral reefs. Your glamping experience at this resort takes place in a lime-green ocean-front trailer with steps leading directly onto the beach. Inside there is a large comfortable bed, a seating area with cable TV, tiny ensuite toilet and shower and a kitchenette. Outside there are Adirondack chairs on your deck. You can dock your boat at the seawall and settle in to enjoy all the wonderful activities available in Islamorada including diving/snorkeling, boating, shopping and fishing charters.
Drop Anchor, 84959 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, Phone: 305-664-4863
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10.Florida Glamping: Matlacha Tiny Village
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Matlacha Tiny Village is a collection of fun tiny glamping homes located on the edge of the ocean not far from Cape Coral. Each of the Tiny Homes as been individually decorated and offers just about everything you need to enjoy a laid-back coastal vacation. The neat and cheerful trailer/beach huts each have a loft bedroom with comfortable Queen Bed, an indoor seating/dining area (converts to beds for children), a full mini-kitchen with fridge and microwave and a flat-screen TV. Other little glamping luxuries include a shower and toilet cubicle and air-conditioning. Outside you will find a communal BBQ grill, a kayak launch, dock and deck.
4661 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, FL 33993, Phone: 239-633-7447
10 Best Florida Glamping Spots
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Photo: The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Florida Glamping: Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo, Photo: Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo
- Glamping Near Me: Camptel Resort Cedar Key, Photo: Camptel Resort Cedar Key
- Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage and Bungalow, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Florida Glamping: Bird House, Suwannee Cabin Sanctuary, Photo: Bird House, Suwannee Cabin Sanctuary
- Glamping in Florida: Everglades Adventure Tours - Chickee Cabins, Photo: Everglades Adventure Tours – Chickee Cabins
- Glamping in Florida: Tiny House Siesta, Photo: Colin/stock.adobe.com
- Glamping in Florida: Luxury Glamping at Lake Louisa State Park, Photo: David Prahl/stock.adobe.com
- Florida Glamping: Drop Anchor, Photo: Drop Anchor
- Florida Glamping: Matlacha Tiny Village, Photo: Matlacha Tiny Village
- Cover Photo: Daniel Beckemeier/stock.adobe.com
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