The USA has a long-standing love for the great outdoors with spectacular natural scenery and breathtaking landscapes ranging from the majestic Rocky Mountains and the rugged cliffs of Big Sur to the verdant woodlands of New England to enjoy. Camping in the great wide yonder, however, isn’t for everyone, so if you prefer enjoying soaking up nature without sacrificing having running water or having to ablute in the woods, here are some of the top glamping sites in the country complete with plush feather beds, comfy blankets, and flushing toilets. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Cedar Ridge Ranch
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Cedar Ridge Ranch is a family-owned and operated farm in Carbondale, Colorado that features two safari tents, a yurt and a fully-equipped cabin for overnight stays. Located a short drive from Carbondale and Aspen, Cedar Ridge Ranch has been offering farm stays and glamping options, farm tours, horseback riding and lessons, and felting workshops since 1999, as well as spaces and facilities for corporate seminars and weddings. The equestrian-focused farm provides a horse-boarding and training facility with horse-care, lessons, and trail rides into the spectacular surrounding landscapes.
3059 Co Rd 103, Carbondale, CO 81623, Phone: 970-963-3507
2.Ithaca by Firelight Camps
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Set on the grounds of La Tourelle Resort and Spa in Ithaca, New York, Ithaca by Firelight Camps offers a stylish and sophisticated camping experience. Platform tents feature hardwood floors, designer décor, and safari-inspired furnishings, king or queen-size beds with plush linens, and private balconies with beautiful views. A newly renovated bathhouse boasts changing rooms with hot showers, flushing toilets, full-length mirrors, and deluxe amenities, including eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and laundered towels. A delicious complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the tented lobby of the property, and a camp store carries homemade s'mores kits, and guests can dine at one of two excellent restaurants on the property in the evenings. Nearby attractions and activities include exploring the Finger Lakes' famed vineyards and waterfalls; hiking the many trails in the Buttermilk Falls State Park; or being pampered with a luxury spa treatment at the August Moon Spa.
1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: 607-229-1644
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3.Maine Forest Yurts
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Set on 100 acres of pristine wilderness on Runaround Pond in Durham, Maine Forest Yurts is a year-round glamping retreat that offers an ideal spot for an overnight or weekend getaway. Located a short drive from Bradbury Mountain State Park, the family-friendly and dog-friendly campground feature fully furnished yurts with bunk beds and futons, kitchenettes with gas and wood stoves, and nearby bathrooms with hot showers. A variety of activities is offered such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in Runaround Pond, and hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and wildlife viewing.
430 Auburn-Pownal Road, Durham, ME 04222, Phone: 207-400-5956
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© Mendocino Grove
Located high on a densely forested bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Northern California’s Mendocino Coast, Mendocino Grove is a 37-acre dog-friendly property with 60 safari-style classic and family tents with large decks and gorgeous panoramic views. All tents are equipped with redwood floors, comfortable beds and plush, designer linens, leather butterfly chairs, expansive decks with outdoor tables and gas barbecues, and modern bathroom facilities feature flushing toilets and hot showers. A complimentary outdoor breakfast bar is served every morning, and recreational amenities include hammocks, picnic tables, games, and several hiking trails.
9500, 9601 CA-1, Mendocino, CA 95460, Phone: 707-880-7710
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5.Sinya on Lone Man Creek
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Perched high on top of a ridge overlooking Lone Man Creek in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Sinya on Lone Man Creek is a romantic, safari-inspired, glamping retreat for two people. Located just five miles away from the charming town of Wimberley in Central Texas and surrounded by the spectacular natural scenery of the Texas Hill Country, Sinya brings guests an African safari experience without the colonialism and big game with a canvas tent imported from Kenya, luxurious amenities and impeccable service. Giving the term ‘camping’ new meaning, Sinya was designed to combine luxury with eco-conscious sustainability without sacrificing comfort. The gorgeous wooden, animal-skin-rug-laden hideaway is the perfect spot for getting away from it all or wooing your loved one. Soak up the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors in the lap of luxury as you rise with the sun to the sound of songbirds.
Deer Lake Estates, Wimberley, TX 78676, Phone: 713 502-3997
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6.Under Canvas Moab
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Set on 40 acres of beautiful landscapes north of Moab in Utah, Under Canvas Moab is part of the Under Canvas group that offers an exceptional glamping experience with luxury tents and immediate access to the great outdoors. Located near the entrance of the Canyonlands and the Arches National Parks, the deluxe camp offers a range of deluxe tents to choose from, which include comfortable bedrooms, sitting areas with leather queen sofa beds, en-suite bathrooms with showers and flushing toilets, wood stoves, and private decks. The camp features fire pits and barbecue facilities, and activities include hot-air ballooning, rock climbing, and guided hikes.
13784 US-191, Moab, UT 84532, Phone: 888-496-1148
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7.Ventana Big Sur
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Ventana Big Sur is a woodsy-chic resort surrounded by 243 acres of beautiful natural landscapes off the Pacific Coast Highway next to the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Situated 30 miles south of Monterrey, the luxury resort features 15 different safari-style tent campsites and Redwood and Canyon “Glampsites.” Each tent boasts king-size beds with heated blankets, natural fiber rugs, picnic tables, and gas and wood-burning fire pits, and nearby bathhouse has hot showers and designer amenities. A delicious complimentary breakfast is served every morning, along with evening cheese and wine receptions, and a farm-to-table restaurant and bar offer healthy, organic cuisine in a casual setting. Additional facilities range from a clothing-optional swimming pool, dry sauna, and spa to a fitness center, daily yoga, and Tai Chi classes, and guided walks.
48123 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Phone: 831-667-2331
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© Asheville Glamping
Nestled in the North Carolina’s mountains just a short drive from Asheville, Asheville Glamping is a fantastic spot for a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the ‘Beer City.’ Set on 15 acres of beautiful land, Asheville Glamping features a variety of overnight accommodations, ranging from geodesic domes, vintage airstream trailers and traditional camping tents with modern amenities. Air-conditioned safari tents have queen beds with wooden frames, pull-out sofas, fridges, fire pits and propane frills, lights and charging outlets, and rustic shower houses with hot showers.
Asheville, NC, Phone: 28806-9474
9.Capitol Reef Resort
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Located just outside the of Capitol Reef National Park and a few miles from the quaint town of Torrey, Capitol Reef Resort is a casual resort that offers a variety of lodging options, ranging from luxury cabins and guestrooms to Conestoga wagons and teepees. Located in Utah's south-central desert and surrounding a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles known as the Waterpocket Fold, the Capitol Reef National Park spans 378 square miles and boasts some spectacular landscapes of golden sandstone, beautiful canyons, and striking rock formations. Capitol Reef National Park offers a variety of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, climbing, stargazing, and ranger programs.
2600 UT-24, Torrey, UT 84775, Phone: 435-425-3761
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© Collective Retreats
Collective Retreats offers glamping in several states ranging from Vail, Colorado, and Yellowstone to the Hudson Valley, Sonoma, and the Texas Hill Country. Each location features 15 luxurious tents in spectacular areas surrounded by breathtaking landscapes with high-end décor such as wooden floors, designer beds with 1,500-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, private en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and L’Occitane bath products, electricity, and gourmet French-press coffee bars. A variety of activities is offered at each location, ranging from hiking and mountain biking to tailor-made excursions and romantic experiences.
Head Office: 1800 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 970-445-2033
11.Dunton River Camp
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Located at Cresto Ranch in the San Juan Mountains, Dunton River Camp is a summer-only luxury glamping resort. Set on a 500-acre former cattle ranch dating back to the early 1800s and ringed by mountains, the frontier-style campsite features eight spacious tents either on the banks of the West Fork of the Dolores River or tucked beneath Aspen trees. Tents are equipped with designer décor and furnishings, king-size beds with deluxe bedding, en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, and gas stoves. Large shaded decks boast beautiful views, and complimentary mountain bikes are available for exploring the property. Other facilities at the camp include a spa tent, a riverside sauna and a cozy 19th-century farmhouse with antique rocking chairs and plush sofas for relaxing with a drink.
50014 Co Rd 38, Dolores, CO 81323, Phone: 877-288-9922
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12.El Capitan Canyon
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Nestled amidst the rolling coastal hills north of Santa Barbara, El Capitan Canyon offers canyon glamping just a few minutes from a beautiful state beach. Set on a secluded leafy property and surrounded on three sides by the backcountry of El Capitan State Beach and the ocean, comfortable overnight accommodations range from basic canvas tents built on wood platforms, cozy cedar cabins with private bathrooms and kitchenettes, and an Adventure Yurt with a sizeable dome-shaped skylight for star-gazing. The property offers easy access to El Capitan State Beach and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, and complimentary cruiser bikes are available for exploring. Visitors can also enjoy a range of activities such as kayaking, whale-watching excursions, surfing lessons, and wine-tasting, and a summer concert series is held May through September.
11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, Phone: 805-685-3887
© El Cosmico
Set on the high plains desert of Marfa in Texas, El Cosmico is an artsy glamping outpost that features a variety of overnight accommodations, including teepees, trailers, yurts and large 120-square-foot tents. All tents feature durable canvas walls, wooden floors, queen-size beds with plush bedding, and chairs and modern amenities such as electrical outlets and high-end towels and linens. A luxury bathhouse features hot showers, a soaking tub, modern vanities and flushing toilets, and a hammock grove provides an idyllic spot for relaxing beneath the trees. Wood-fired Dutch hot tubs are available to rent every night for a romantic night of stargazing.
802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843, Phone: 432-729-1950
14.Headwaters Jupiter Eco Retreat
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Nestled on the banks of the Loxahatchee River, Headwaters Jupiter is a unique eco-retreat which is built with recycled and sustainable materials. Surrounded by a 1,000-acre wilderness preserve and resting on 500 feet of frontage on the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River, the retreat has a main lodge made from three re-purposed ocean-going shipping containers with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The surrounding preserve boasts five miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore, and there are canoes and kayaks to enjoy on the Loxahatchee River. There are many options for dining, recreation, shopping, and sightseeing within a short drive from the property.
Riverbend, Loxahatchee River, Jupiter FL
15.Huttopia White Mountains
Huttopia White Mountains is an eco-friendly property that celebrates the surrounding environment and supports environmental issues. Embodying the Huttopia Spirit, canvas and wooden tents are nestled on the banks of a lake beneath leafy trees in New Hampshire and boast beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and winding streams. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, a casual restaurant set in an Airstream caravan that serves delicious home-made pizzas and French-style pancakes, and a full-service bar offering a variety of libations. Visitors can also enjoy swimming in the lake and an activity program for all ages.
57 Pine Knoll Rd, Albany, NH 03818, Phone: 603-447-3131
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Kestrel Camp is a luxury tented camp set in the American Prairie Reserve, a preservation project that aims to land to the animals that once roamed the plains such as bison, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, and brown bears. The deluxe camp features five climate-controlled suites with king-size beds with designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, and sweeping views of the surrounding landscapes. The camp has an elegant central lounge area and dining room where guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine and relax over fine wines, and a variety of tailor-made excursions are available such as eco-tours with biologists.
American Prairie Reserve, 7 East Beall Street, Suite 100, Bozeman, MT 59715, Phone: 877-273-1123
17.Little Raccoon Key
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Little Raccoon Key is an exclusive private island retreat that offers an unforgettable glamping experience. Set on a 40-acre reef island off the coast of Georgia which boasts a rich history and is surrounded by a wealth of diverse fauna and flora, Little Raccoon Key is a nature-lover’s paradise with a variety of birds, wildlife and marine life to see. A luxurious, all-weather-proof tent has comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses and designer linens, and a bathroom with a hot shower and a gas grill allow for cooking onsite. Relax in hammocks strung between the trees or sun loungers as you soak up the tranquil surroundings.
1 Harbor Rd Suite # 1, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, Phone: 706-284-3247
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© Posh Primitive
Nestled on a 100-acre property in northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Posh Primitive, Adirondacks, New York is a glamping resort with log-embellished canvas tents and modern facilities. Comfortably furnished tents have hand-crafted timber beds with queen-size mattresses, plush linens and Pendleton wool blankets, locally-made antiques and furnishings, and woodstoves stocked with seasoned firewood. An elegantly dining lodge serves gourmet cuisine prepared from local ingredients, and a wealth of activities include fishing in nearby rivers and streams, whitewater rafting trips, hiking on one of the several trails, mountain, and road biking trips, and caving and garnet mine tours.
435 Stock Farm Rd., Chestertown, NY, Phone: 518-744-6808
19.The Ranch at Rock Creek
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Nestled in a secluded valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, south of Glacier National Park, the Ranch at Rock Creek is a 6,600-acre working cattle ranch that epitomizes the spirit of old Montana. The ranch creatively blends elegant and rustic, informal and world-class to offer a five-star luxury experience with luxury accommodations in weathered barns, cozy log cabins and rustic-style canvas tents, and an exceptional farm-to-table culinary experience helmed by a highly skilled culinary team. Days are spent horseback riding through the hills, hiking or mountain biking empty trails, fly-fishing in cool mountain streams teeming with trout, or testing skills with a bow and arrow. Winter offers a variety of snow-centric fun such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, and an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and day spa offer relaxing ways to unwind.
79 Carriage House Ln, Philipsburg, MT 59858, Phone: 877-786-1545
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20.The Resort at Paws Up
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Resting on a sprawling 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana, The Resort at Paws Up offers incomparable luxury in the heart of the incredible, unspoiled wilderness. The Ranch features superior accommodation, ranging from private homes to luxury tents, as well as gourmet cuisine, a deluxe spa, and outstanding personalized service. Six safari-style one and two-bedroom tents feature rustic décor, en-suite bathrooms with heated floors, clawfoot bathtubs, and outdoor Japanese soaking tubs. A dining pavilion, an elegant lounge, and a fire pit offer comfortable places to dine and relax, and authentic Montana Dude ranch activities include trail riding chuck wagons and cattle drives.
40060 Paws Up Rd, Greenough, MT 59823, Phone: 866-915-5122
21.Under Canvas® Mount Rushmore
© Under Canvas® Mount Rushmore
Situated near an original gold mining settlement in Keystone, South Dakota, Under Canvas® Mount Rushmore offers a touch of luxury in the Old West while glamping under the stars. Boasting spectacular views of the famous monument, the camp provides luxurious safari-inspired canvas tents which include comfortable bedrooms, sitting areas with leather queen sofa beds, en-suite bathrooms with showers and flushing toilets, wood stoves, and private decks. Enjoy an incredible camp cookout with a leisurely breakfast in camp or head out on a day safari with a packed picnic lunch, and other camp activities include Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours and Old West horseback safaris.
Presidio, 24342 Ranch Rd, Keystone, SD 57751, Phone: 888-496-1148
22.Under Canvas Smoky Mountains
Explore the unspoiled beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the luxurious Under Canvas® Smoky Mountains camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The 182-acre seasonal retreat offers the ultimate outdoor experience with authentic safari-inspired canvas tents surrounded by 800-square-miles of lush forest and spectacular mountain views. Comfortably furnished tents have safari-chic décor, wooden floors, designer beds and plush linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers and flushing toilets, wood stoves, and private decks. Award-winning cuisine is served in the elegant dining safari-style dining room, and a communal campfire area is ideal for relaxing in the evening with a drink, and nearby attractions include the Smoky Mountain Zoological Park and the Gatlinburg Space Needle observation deck.
1015 Laurel Lick Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862, Phone: 888-496-1148
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23.Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
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Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is an authentic Florida dude ranch and wilderness paradise in Central Florida. Westgate River Ranch offers Wild West-themed accommodations, ranging from safari tents to deluxe teepees with hardwood floors, modern décor and furniture, plush linens and stylish amenities. A wealth of outdoor recreational activities include a state-of-the-art ropes course, a rock-climbing wall, zip-lining, a mechanical bull and bungee jumper, horseback riding, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, swimming, golf, and a petting farm. A 1,200-seat Rodeo Arena hosts a long-running Saturday night championship rodeo with bull-riding, trick riding, calf roping, and barrel racing.
3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867, Phone: 863-692-1321
23 Best Glamping Spots in the United States
- Cedar Ridge Ranch, Photo: Cedar Ridge Ranch
- Ithaca by Firelight Camps, Photo: Ithaca by Firelight Camps
- Maine Forest Yurts, Photo: Maine Forest Yurts
- Mendocino Grove, Photo: Mendocino Grove
- Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Photo: Sinya on Lone Man Creek
- Under Canvas Moab, Photo: Under Canvas® Moab
- Ventana Big Sur, Photo: Ventana Big Sur
- Asheville Glamping, Photo: Asheville Glamping
- Capitol Reef Resort, Photo: Capitol Reef Resort
- Collective Retreats, Photo: Collective Retreats
- Dunton River Camp, Photo: Dunton River Camp
- El Capitan Canyon, Photo: El Capitan Canyon
- El Cosmico, Photo: El Cosmico
- Headwaters Jupiter Eco Retreat, Photo: paul prescott/stock.adobe.com
- Huttopia White Mountains, Photo: Brendt-Petersen/stock.adobe.com
- Kestrel Camp, Photo: dzimin/stock.adobe.com
- Little Raccoon Key, Photo: Little Raccoon Key
- Posh Primitive, Photo: Posh Primitive
- The Ranch at Rock Creek, Photo: The Ranch at Rock Creek
- The Resort at Paws Up, Photo: The Resort at Paws Up
- Under Canvas® Mount Rushmore, Photo: Under Canvas® Mount Rushmore
- Under Canvas Smoky Mountains, Photo: pjjaruwan/stock.adobe.com
- Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, Photo: Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
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