For some, camping is a way to reconnect with nature and spend some much needed time in close quarters with their loved ones. But for others, camping is a 24 hour nightmare of bug bites and no cell reception. Fear not, city slickers, for there is a solution: glamping. Glamorous camping complete with luxury accommodations and modern familiarities is sweeping the nation, and you can be a part of the movement. One look at these glampgrounds, and you’ll never want to to go back to pitching your tent.
Terra Glamping | Northern California | website
Nestled along the Pacific Coast Highway, just outside of San Fransisco, this company makes oceanside luxury possible. Though your typical lounge tent includes modern furnishings and a stellar view–this is an unplugged camping site. No wifi, only a connection to the water.
The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough, Montana | website
This resort has options. It boasts no less than six different glamping locations, including their popular cliffside camp overlooking the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek. Honeymooners can enjoy clawfoot tubs and ornate wood decor in their decked out tents for two.
Yellowstone Under Canvas | West Yellowstone, Montana | website
Experience one of the natural wonders of the U.S. in a luxurious setting. Yellowstone’s safari tents come in deluxe, suite and tipi styles. Many come with your own bathrooms, wood burning stoves and views to die for.
Posh Primitive | Chestertown, New York | website
Located in the Southern Adirondack mountains, this campsite not only delivers on canvas tents with locally made furniture and fresh linens, but a dining area nearby serves farm to table meals daily.
Willow Haven | St. Louis, Missouri | website
Looking for a glamping getaway that’s more private? Well, in St. Louis you can hit up Willow Haven for a secluded safari tent complete with king size bed and nearby pond. It’s a slice of paradise in our own backyard.
El Capitan Canyon | Santa Barbara, California | website
This high-end glamping site wants you to feel as pampered as your living quarters. The canyon holds frequent spa and wellness treatments in addition to serving various health food, all while you take in the breathtaking canyon.
W Hotels Glamping in the Concrete Jungle | New York, New York | website
This one’s for the city girls at heart. There are times we long for the camping experience, but within our own concrete quarters. The W hotel has a suite just for this purpose. On the terrace of their Extreme Wow Suite, is a glamping dream perfect for cocktail parties or a night in with your significant other under the stars.
Dunton Hot Springs | Dunton, Colorado | website
Step back to a simpler, but nonetheless just as glamorous, time. Dunton provides over 10 custom log cabins with beautiful artistry inside. They’ve been updated while still holding on to their original 1800’s charm. All convene around a classic saloon, dance hall and picturesque views of nearby nature. Sign us up for simplicity.
Redwood Tree House | Sonoma, California | website
Settle into the best of wine country with an empty glass and a fully glammed living space. Each cottage comes equipped with bedrooms for up to four and a dining/entertaining area for up to 10. The real elegance comes in the form of a private garden and a hot tub in the fern grotto. It’s a bit of an upgrade from your childhood treehouse.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek | Central Texas | website
This popular locale stresses balance between going green AND glam. Not only can one do traditional camping activities like hammocking or roasting smores around the fire, they can make meals in a kitchen complete with all modern conveniences and sleep in fresh cotton linens.
The Bali House & Cottage at Kehena Beach | Pahoa, Hawaii | website
Say aloha to a cottage hideaway in paradise. Feet from Kehena Beach, enjoy the atmosphere on the wraparound deck or stay inside with authentic bamboo flooring and tropical artifacts.
Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse | Waterbury, Vermont | website
This vaca spot combines the best of both worlds. The lies on 86 acres you’ve got all to yourself, but is only miles away from ski resorts and other attractions in the New England area. The lodge has a laundry list of unique flourishes including a sky loft, free wifi with Apple TV and private trails around the property.
The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg, Montana | website
This ranch’s glamping quarters, ooze rustic charm and can be tailored to any sort of glamping occasion. Whether you go with a classic canvas or sweet grass cabin, you will be offered a cozy home away from home outfitted with tons of perks. The ranch doubles as a frequent wedding venue and horse range, too!
FireLight Camps | Ithaca, New York | website
FireLight is the definition of what glamping was meant to be. You get a tent, you get to experience campfires, and close-knit sleeping arrangements. But this one does come with some cool additions such as a bathhouse, yoga classes and complimentary breakfast daily.
Maybe camping isn’t so bad after all…pack your bags and book the glamping experience of your dreams. Which destination was your favorite? Comment below!