For anyone looking for a more unique way of spending time in the Great Outdoors, glamping may be just the answer. This form of “upscale camping” offers several comforts of home in an outdoor setting and the state of Massachusetts is home to many beautiful outdoor settings.
From the Berkshire Mountains to the Cape Cod seashore, the state offers a variety of options for enjoying scenic settings in any season. If the stunning nature isn’t enough, many of these glamping sites and campgrounds in Massachusetts are located near popular tourist destinations.
1. Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort
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Located in Foxboro, the Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort is nestled in the woods between Cape Cod and Boston. This luxury camping resort has been a popular destination for families since 1971. There’s a variety of camping options available at Normandy Farms, ranging from tent and RV camping to YURT and deluxe cabin rentals. For a more elevated camping experience, the camping resort also features safari tents and pop-up trailers. As for resort amenities, Normandy Farms offers nature trails, a fitness center, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, a fishing pond, a dog park, ball fields, recreation lodge, bike park, and much more. More things to do in Massachusetts
72 West St, Foxboro, MA 02035, Phone: 508-543-7600
2. Camp Kiwanee
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Encompassing approximately sixty-eight acres of beautiful land in Hanson, Massachusetts, Camp Kiwanee is a function venue and campground owned and operated by the town. Aiming to provide a unique camping adventure for all guests, the camping destination offers natural beauty, many amenities, and several different camping accommodation options to choose from. Campers can spend a couple hours fishing at the on-site pond, toast marshmallows by a campfire, go hiking to Smitty’s Bog, head to Cranberry Cove, or simply relax in one of the more than thirty cabins. Camp Kiwanee also hosts a variety of activities and events throughout the year.
One Camp Kiwanee Rd, Hanson, MA 02341, Phone: 781-293-2333
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3. Bonnie Brae Campground
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The Bonnie Brae Campground is a cozy camping resort located near several attractions and outdoor recreation, such as theater, antique shops, art galleries, fishing, hiking, biking, and boating. Amenities at the campground include firewood for sale, fire rings and picnic tables at shaded sites, complimentary Wi-Fi, kayak and canoe rentals, boat rentals, fishing, access to Pontoosuc Lake, and a pool. As for camping accommodations, the Bonnie Brae Campground provides tent sites, RV sites with full hookups, and cozy cabins with smart televisions, a microwave, and small refrigerators. Showers and restrooms can be found in a separate building.
108 Broadway St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, Phone: 413-442-3754
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4. Savoy Mountain State Forest
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In addition to over fifty miles of hiking trails, the Savoy Mountain State Forest offers numerous tent campsites for spending the night beneath the starry night sky, as well as log cabins available for rental. With so many miles of woodland trails, the state forest provides abundant options for visitors of any experience level. In addition to camping and hiking, the Savoy Mountain State Forest also offers many other outdoor recreational activities, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, non-motorized boating, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Campers in the Savoy Mountain State Forest can also participate in scheduled educational programs.
260 Central Shaft Road, Florida, MA 01247, Phone: 413-663-8469
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5. Birch Berry Pines
The Birch Berry Pines glamping resort is nestled in the scenic Berkshires of Massachusetts, offering secluded, exclusive campsites located conveniently near many popular attractions. The private glamping sites at Birch Berry Pines include complimentary garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, fire starters, firewood, and lanterns. The grounds are also within walking distance to the Ramblewild Tree Top Adventure, which is one of the country’s top aerial adventure parks. There’s also opportunities for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and water sports at the nearby Onota and Pontoosuc Lakes, as well as hiking at Mount Greylock and zip-lining, alpine slide, and mountain biking at Jiminy Peak. More day trips in Massachusetts
6. Pine Acres Family Camping Resort
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The Pine Acres Family Camping Resort in Oakham, Massachusetts offers an array of choices for rentals and campsites, catering to a variety of camping styles and including some pet-friendly sites. Campers can relax by the pool while their children play at the splash pad, or take advantage of fishing and boating opportunities on the lake. Along with numerous planned activities, Pine Acres also features many other amenities for guests, including Wi-Fi, a laundromat, miniature golf, tennis and basketball courts, a gem mining sluice, jump pad, baitshop, beaches, store, ball field, waterfront park, children’s playscape, arcade, and a lodge.
203 Bechan Rd, Oakham, MA 01068, Phone: 508-882-9509
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7. Yurt in Williamsburg
Ideal for those who would like to try their hand at camping without sacrificing too many home comforts, glamping is gaining many fans in the US. This particular yurt is perfectly nestled in the woods, surrounded by acres of peace and solitude. Glampers have access to a proper bathroom in the main house on the property, located just 200 feet away from your private retreat. The comfortable yurt has a wood-burner for chilly winter nights, a full kitchen where you can easily make meals, a comfortable king-size bed and attractive floor rugs. You have direct access to various walking/hiking trails into the hills.
Yurt in Williamsburg, Williamsburg, MA 01096
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8. Hygge Hideaway Glamping on Cape Cod
Imagine waking up to the sound of the dawn chorus of birds in your perfectly positioned glamping tent in Sandwich, MA. The tent is nestled in the heart of private woodland clearing in the grounds of the owner’s home. It offers perfect privacy and tranquility but you have access to a basement TV room/bar and a private bathroom. The tent is beautifully fitted out with all you need for a great glamping adventure. There is a comfortable full-size bed, seating for 2, a private outdoor hot tub and romantic railroad-style lanterns. You also have a fire pit. The location is just 10 minutes from local shopping, restaurants and beaches.
Hygge Hideaway Glamping, Sandwich, MA 02563
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9. Hilltown Hideaway Riverside Camp
Nestled in the woods of western Massachusetts, Hilltown Hideaway Riverside Camp is the perfect destination for a romantic glamping getaway. The comfortable bell tent is erected on a wooden deck alongside a pleasant babbling brook. There is a new bathhouse with composting toilet and HOT shower and a fire pit with grill for back-to-nature camp-style cooking. Inside the comfortable tent you have 2 single beds, attractive floor rugs and a table and chairs. Outside you have a picnic table and the tent is supplied with basic camping cookware. Nearby activities include walking and hiking and swimming off the river-shore beach. Dogs are allowed provided they are kept on a leash at all times.
Hilltown Hideaway Riverside Camp, near West Chesterfield, MA 01084
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10. A Yurt of One’s Own
What could be more idyllic than a yurt of one’s own, nestled on the edge of 100 acres of pristine woodland. This is exactly what awaits you when you book the romantic Yurt of One’s Own close to Shutesbury. The yurt is beautifully furnished with a large and comfortable bed – if you lie flat on your back you can watch the overlapping tree branches through the large round skylight. There is also a comfortable couch for reading, bed-side tables and tea and coffee making equipment as well as wine glasses. There is a solar-heated shower and a composting toilet and a fire pit for camp-style cooking and atmosphere.
A Yurt of One’s Own, near Shutesbury, MA 01072
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