North Carolina is home to many exceptionally scenic areas which offer outstanding outdoor recreational facilities. Camping and glamping are by far the best ways to enjoy an immersive vacation or getaway in one of the state’s stunning mountainous regions. North Carolina has been quick to respond to the growing trend of glamping and many ideal accommodation options have sprung up in recent years. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Falling Waters Resort, North Carolina

Falling Waters Resort, North Carolina

Located in the Nantahala Gorge area of Bryson City in North Carolina, the Falling Waters Resort is a popular weekend destination for adventure seekers. The resort is nestling right in the heart of the prime Smokey Mountains adventure area where you can participate in a wide selection of adventure activities including white water rafting, hiking, zip-line, canopy tours, mountain biking, fishing and horseback riding. The resort offers glampers romantic yurts on elevated wooden decks, offering great views of the forests. Each yurt is comfortably furnished with a Queen Bed (all linens supplied), futon, mini-fridge, coffee maker and heater. The bathhouse and laundry are close by and each yurt has a private BBQ.

Falling Waters Resort, 10345 US Hwy 19/75, W. Bryson City, North Carolina 28713, Phone: 800-451-9972


Asheville Glamping, North Carolina

Asheville Glamping, North Carolina

Asheville enjoys brilliant year-round glamping weather and offers several options for adventurous couples and families to consider. These include an excellent adult tree house, a dome-home with clear skylight for star gazing and a variety of other options including trailers, safari-style tents, yurts, tipi’s and airstreams. All of these offer all the fun activities of camping combined with a few home comforts at the end of the day. One of our spacious domes even features a fun tunnel slide from the loft to the lounge. All options include comfortable beds, outdoor seating and BBQ areas and access to near-by bath houses. Many include more little luxuries like TV, temperature control and coffee makers. More North Carolina day trips

Asheville Glamping, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828-450-9745

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The Tipi Village at Eagles Nest

The Tipi Village at Eagles Nest

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The Tipi Village at Eagles Nest Lodge offers the ultimate in rustic chic glamping along with all the activities this wonderful mountain resort has on offer. The comfortable tipis have a King Bed and 2 twin beds, (all linens and pillows supplied) and indoor heating to cope with chilly mountain nights. Each tipi has Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffee maker and a fridge and freezer for your food. You also have access to a private bath house and the popular communal hot tub. Activities at the property include hiking, biking, ATV, archery, a ropes course and loads of fun water sports on the river – rental equipment is available on site.

The Tipi Village at Eagles Nest, 51 Eagles Nest Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604, Phone: 866-370-1817


Mountain Springs Cabins

Mountain Springs Cabins

A glamping experience is not always limited to sleeping in a luxury tent – at Mountain Springs Cabins you can choose to live in a quaint little cabin, a tiny house or a yurt. This resort is located on 50 scenic acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 10 minutes west of Asheville. Here you can get back to nature as you enjoy beautiful waterfall hikes, mountain biking, trout fishing, trail hiking and whitewater rafting. At the end of an exciting day your comfortable tiny home or yurt awaits. All options are thoughtfully appointed to offer home comforts life Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, TV and comfortable beds in the heart of the mountains. More Beaches Near Jacksonville, NC

Mountain Springs Cabins, 27 Emma’s Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28715, Phone: 828-665-1004

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The Cabins at Long Branch

The Cabins at Long Branch

Located very close to the breathtaking Nantahala Gorge, the Cabins at Long Branch are an ideal glamping option for a group getaway. The property comprises 2 X 2-bedroom cabins which can be rented individually or together to accommodate up to 12 adventurous guests. Each of the two cabins are set in a secluded woodland setting, just minutes from exciting whitewater rafting and other fun activities on Nantahala lake. You can spend your evenings around your campfire or listening to the sounds of nature on your large covered porch. Or, if you prefer, you can watch TV and connect to friends and family using the Wi-Fi. More NC Getaways

The Cabins at Long Branch, Clinton Cabin Rd, Nantahala, NC 28781, Phone: 662-773-3009


The Arbor Cabins at Lake Lure

The Arbor Cabins at Lake Lure

This popular glamping resort is located just a few steps from Lake Lure Beach and Marina, where it offers a selection of very privately-situated rustic log cabins. The romantic cabins are ideal for a couple’s getaway, boasting a comfortable King Bed, quality linens and a brilliant private deck with a hot-tub for two. Inside there is a log fireplace, Wi-Fi and TV with Netflix. Additional thoughtful touches include a welcome pack of delicious breakfast treats. The cabins are nestled under a tree canopy inhabited by some amazing wildlife – be sure to bring your camera. Activities include hiking, biking, boating and paddling as well as exploring many local attractions including wineries, breweries and craft outlets. More ideas: North Carolina Islands

The Arbor Cabins at Lake Lure, 2494 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746, Phone: 828-625-1171


Blue Bear Mountain Camp, North Carolina

Blue Bear Mountain Camp, North Carolina

Located on 150 pristine acres of mountain splendor in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Bear Mountain Camps offers camping and glamping to suite all tastes. You can choose a secluded hike-in campsite and set up your tent or opt for a few home comforts in one of the camps’ furnished and equipped Teepees. Each teepee has a queen bed (with electric blanket), outdoor table and chairs, fire ring and park grill. Each teepee site can accommodate one or two small tents – ideal for families or small groups of friends. On-site facilities include miles of hiking trails, a trout pond and access to many fun water sports including kayaking, tubing, white-water rafting and more. More unique weekend trips in North Carolina

Blue Bear Mountain Camp, 196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd, Todd, NC 28684, Phone: 828-406-4226

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Sugar Creek Treehouse

Sugar Creek Treehouse

At Sugar Creek Treehouse you can find the quintessential tree house of your childhood dreams. Located 35-ft above a trickling mountain stream and surrounded by 6 acres of dense North Carolina wilderness, Sugar Creek Treehouse is an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Much more than a glamorous camping experience, the Sugar Creek Treehouse boasts a full kitchen, proper bathroom, large outdoor deck, a wood-burning stove for chilly nights and a brilliant hot tub which can be used all year round. More traditional camping amenities include an outdoor fire-pit. Activities include swimming or paddling in the Toe River, fishing for your dinner or hiking and wildlife watching. More Day Trips in NC

Sugar Creek Treehouse, 27 Sugar Creek Lane, Green Mountain NC 28740, Phone: 803-312-2536

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Linville Falls Campground

Linville Falls Campground

Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina, the Linville Falls Campground offers a shady, privately-owned retreat where everyone can enjoy a relaxing camping or glamping experience. The resort offers a choice of rustic wooden cabins (with in-suite bathrooms and kitchens) or comfortable trailers. Each campsite has an outdoor grill, fire pit and picnic table for alfresco dining under the stars. There are clean bathhouses, some of which offer access to guests will mobility restrictions. Activities include scenic drives to several outstanding locations and exploring miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. Other on-site facilities include a laundry and a children’s playground. More ideas: Places to Visit in NC

Linville Falls Campground, 717 Gurney Franklin Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647, Phone: 828-465-2681


Lakeside Retreats and Glamping, Raleigh

Lakeside Retreats and Glamping, Raleigh

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Although Lakeside Retreats and Glamping is located just 20 minutes from Raleigh, you will feel as though you are a thousand miles from your daily nine to five. The peaceful retreat is located on private, family-owned land which has 6 beautiful yurts of different sizes, a charming Tiny House and a selection of amenities for glampers to enjoy. The yurts all feature a comfortable futon couch (which converts into a bed), mini-fridge, air-conditioner, microwave, toaster and coffee machine. There is a bathhouse, sauna, outdoor showers, fishing on the lake, walking and biking trails and a 9 hole disc golf course.

Lakeside Retreats and Glamping, 4521 Mial Plantation Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, 919 373 5521


Charming Yurt on Country Farm, Marshall

Charming Yurt on Country Farm, Marshall

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Offering a perfect country escape for a couple or a small family, this charming yurt offers almost all your home comforts including an indoor bathroom with claw-foot tub, a full kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi. However, you will wake up to the sounds of nature and step out into some wonderful fresh country air. There are 2 double beds, one of which is tucked into a mezzanine level under the clear dome of the yurt – perfect for star gazing. Outside you have a private deck area with outdoor seating. The yurt has air-conditioning for summer and a log-burner to keep you toasty warm in winter.

Charming Yurt on Country Farm, Mountain CV Drive, Marshall, NC 28753


Rusty’s Roost River Camp, Green Mountain

Rusty’s Roost River Camp, Green Mountain

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Peacefully positioned along the N.Toe and Cane Rivers, Rusty’s River Camp offers 6 comfortable glamping tents, each of which has a private deck with outdoor seating overlooking the river. Five of the tents can accommodate up to 6 people in 2 Queen Beds and 2 singles. Tent No.1 is perfect for a couple and has 1 large king-size bed. This one is also closest to the shared bathhouse, where you will find hot showers and rest rooms. Each of the tents has an outdoor BBQ grill and running water. Inside you will find a table and chairs for dining, all your bed linens, lanterns and solar lighting.

Rusty’s Roost River Camp, 4904 Whitson Branch Rd, Green Mountain, NC 28740, 910 722 6888


Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain, Brevard

Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain, Brevard

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The Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain is just the place for couples or families to get back to nature and enjoy exploring the DuPont Forest area. The yurt is located next to a small stream and you will have easy access to farm stalls, food stands and other necessities. You can cook outside on the BBQ grill and there is a propane heated shower and a clean outhouse. Inside there are two comfy double beds, one of which is on the mezzanine level, allowing you to do some star-gazing through the central dome. The property is also dog-friendly. Little Green Yurt gets excellent reviews and many returning happy glampers.

Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain, Between Brevard and Hendersonville, North Carolina


All offer comfortable beds (as opposed to camping cots) and quality linens, while some go a whole lot further to ensure that you can get close to nature without giving up your little luxuries. Some options have in-suite bathrooms and kitchens while others require you to use a Bath house and cook your meals outdoors. These are just some of the great options waiting for you to discover.

What is the best season to go glamping in North Carolina?

Glamping in North Carolina is best enjoyed during the warmer season (late Spring, Summer and Fall).

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