Do you want all of the fun and adventure of camping without the bitter weather, bugs, and uncomfortable sleeping bags?
You're not alone!
An increasingly popular 'outdoor' activity for vacationers and campers alike is glamping, luxurious and glamorous camping. When you glamp you get modern indoor amenities within tents or yurts, as well as breathtaking views and exciting outdoor activities you would expect with good ole fashion camping.
Here are a few of our favorite Glamp-Grounds across America!
Orca Island Cabins - Alaska
Just south of Seward you will find a hidden gem of luxurious camping, Orca Island Cabins. Orca Island offers guests some of the most accommodating yurts around, not to mention nearby activities such as hiking, tidepooling, fishing, and kayaking. You can also enjoy a nearby art gallery, nightly bonfires, and boat tours. What better scenery for camping than the Alaskan countryside? Just bring your own food!
- Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Running Water, Heater, Private Deck, Queen Bed, and Futon.
Under Canvas Zion - Utah
Under Canvas is an increasingly popular name in the world of Glamping and for good reason. While we tend to lean toward the Utah Zion location, there are several more (listed below) and even more in the works.
The Zion offshoot is a minimalist camp with an African Safari theme. Boxed lunches, breakfast to go, morning cookouts, and campfire dinners will fill your bellies during your stay and all the fantastic outdoor activities you can do on the 196-acre surrounding land will fill your appetite for adventure.
- Private Bathroom, Wood Stove, Private Deck
-The Great Smoky Mountains
(Zion pictured below)
Collective Retreats' Vail - Colorado
This is another big name in Luxury Camping, Collective Retreats always offering the finest outdoor lodging, the finest views, and the finest local foods.
The Vail location sticks out to us most, this location providing unbeatable views and farm to table meals. There are over 100 acres of ranchland surrounding your compound, as well as several chances to explore the 'pristine Colorado countryside' through ATV tours and horseback riding. Did we mention the onsite winery?
- King Sized Bed, Wood Stove, Electric Blankets, Lights, 4 Star Service
-New York's Hudson Valley
-Texas Hill Country
(Vail pictured below)
Elysium Woods - Idaho
Welcome to Idaho's finest Glamp-grounds, Elysium Woods. The name Elysium, meaning 'place of blessing', gives you a good idea of what you can look forward to here: peace, quiet, and spiritual/natural connection. At this location, you will be able to enjoy a 21-acre property dotted with streams, woodlands, and mountainside vistas. There is only one yurt on this property, so be sure to book this one plenty in advance.
- Full Kitchen, Living Room Furniture, King Sized Bed, Table and Chairs, Indoor Fireplace
Texas Bell Glamping - Texas
For a true Texas outdoor treat try Glamping with Texas Bell. At this unique glamp-ground, you will spend your night in a luxurious tent with unbeatable views of that classic Texas countryside. Enjoy the amenities of an outdoor bathroom and giant swing, as well as numerous indoor amenities. This one is open all year-round, also, making it seasonally unique.
- Air Conditioning, Queen Bed plus Inflatable Mattress, Picnic Tables, Fire Pit, Grills, Outdoor Bathroom
Lee Glamping Tent - Virginia
Lee Glamping Tent in Virginia is nice for two reasons:
- They are cheaper than most glamping options across America.
- They are one of the most eco-friendly and self-sustainable sites in the Glamping world.
While here at Lee you can enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 100 acres of surrounding farmland, the landscape boasting various pastures, woods, and trails perfect for hiking. Solar showers and lights make the site so eco-friendly, as does the rainwater barrel washing system.
- Full Sized Bed, Solar Light Side Table, Breakfast Table and Chairs, Covered Porch, Coleman Stove, Pots and Pans, Hammock, Composting Outhouse.
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