Glamping: Luxury camping at its finest.
This summer, don’t plan the same old hotel and beach getaway you do every year—why not try something new? Where luxury meets the great outdoors is where you’ll find the ultimate glamping experience. These glamping destinations are a far cry from the build-it-yourself tent in a bag. These glampsites offer amenities like comfortable king beds, ensuite bathroom facilities and stunning views. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch.
From full-on glamping sites to grounds with contemporary resort amenities, we’ll guarantee you’ll sleep soundly at these luxury glamping destinations.
Conestoga Ranch – Garden City, Utah
Situated along the shores of northeastern Utah’s Bear Lake, known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its magnificent turquoise-blue waters, Conestoga Ranch sits on 18 acres and welcomes guests May-October each year. This glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from the luxurious Grand Tents, the authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, or the cozy Traditional Family Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens. The Grand Tents feature mountain-rustic style lodging with ensuite bathrooms. Conestoga Ranch was designed with groups in mind, and reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and big parties of up to 160 guests are welcome. Don’t worry, WiFi and cellphone reception are available.
Dunton River Camp – Dolores, Colorado
Nestled in the stunning San Juan Mountains of the famous Colorado Rockies, Dunton River Camp at Cresto Ranch offers guests an authentic Colorado glamping experience in a majestic alpine setting. The eight beautifully furnished luxe African safari-inspired tents are complete with a gas stove, luxurious ensuite bathroom, private lounging porch and thoughtful decor elements that fuse the rugged with the refined. All tents are equipped with their own mountain bikes for exploring 1,600 miles of back country trails. Those seeking relaxed resort amenities can head over to the resort’s sister property, Dunton Hot Springs, a perfectly restored 19th-century ghost town, to enjoy the natural hot springs, get a massage at the spa, hang out in the saloon, go to the gym or attend a yoga class.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming
A stay at Brush Creek Ranch, an authentic ranch resort nestled in Wyoming’s stunning Sierra Madre mountains, is more than an overnight expedition. The all-inclusive Brush Creek Ranch is exclusively designed for adventurous travelers, corporate group retreats, family vacations and ranch-style destination weddings. Set on 30,000 pristine private acres in the heart of the Platte River Valley in Southeastern Wyoming, Brush Creek Ranch offers guests the opportunity to experience the luxury and adventure of the American West in sophisticated style. For the adventure seekers, the Activities Barn is the hub of adventure at Brush Creek Ranch, where you’ll find everything needed from a fly fishing excursion to horseback riding and more.
Mendocino Grove – Mendocino, California
With breathtaking natural beauty all around, guests can enjoy a modern and authentic camping experience with comfortable sleeping arrangements and an array of deluxe amenities in the coastal woods of Mendocino. Enjoy all the romance of camping without the hassle of tent wrangling and gear. Mendocino Grove redefines the whole glamping experience with roomy tents, comfy beds, crisp white linens, down comforters and hot showers stocked with towels and EO Marin bath products. Mendocino Grove is so dog-friendly, they even have their own dog-washing station. This secluded historic property is located on 37 acres of woodland and a five minute walk to the charming town of Mendocino, a picturesque destination with stunning ocean views, gorgeous beaches and rivers, unique boutiques, art galleries and much more.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek – Wimberley, Texas
Inspired by a life-changing journey to Africa, Sinya on Lone Man Creek is a quaint and secluded safari-style luxury retreat located atop a ridge overlooking Lone Man Creek in Texas Hill Country. The idea of Sinya started back in 2005 after, Lynn Gallimore, the owner, took a solo journey to Tanzania and rediscovered herself at a camp named Sinya. After her return, she designed and built a stunning safari tent equipped with all of the luxuries of a high-end hotel. Sinya was designed to balance luxury with eco-conscious practices – without sacrificing comfort. The house is two stories high and comes with its own kayaks so you can explore the natural surroundings.
Under Canvas Zion – Virgin, Utah
Nestled in red-rock desert just outside Utah’s magical Zion National Park, Under Canvas Zion offers an extraordinary lodging experience just as beautiful as the park itself. This glamping camp is located on 196 acres with close access to incredible trails, off-the-beaten-path adventures and stunning natural views that make Zion so famous. The Stargazer luxury tent offers a viewing window above the king bed and is extra beautiful at night. Enjoy a private ensuite bathroom, wood-burning stove and private deck in your desert oasis. Under Canvas Zion is perfect for couples looking for an elevated glamping trip. Join a yoga or pilates class or hike one of the many trails surrounded by views of soaring sandstone cliffs and spectacular natural wonders.
Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri
Big Cedar Lodge’s glampsite tents are located in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains and sit along the 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake. With breathtaking views, each glamping tent opens up to the lakeside for an unforgettable experience. The 40 luxury camping accommodations may have a canvas tent exterior, but when you walk inside you’ll find wood floors, heating and cooling available and a king bed with a chandelier hanging above. Each unit has its very own private stone patio area with a fire pit and outdoor tub for you to enjoy. You’ll have access to a serene infinity pool overlooking the lake with picturesque views of the Ozark Mountains, and you’ll also be able to take advantage of the 65-foot yacht on the property, Lady Liberty.
The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg, Montana
Visit The Ranch at Rock Creek and stay in one of the all-inclusive glamping canvas cabins for a unique luxury camping trip in Montana. The canvas cabins are individually furnished in a rustic camp style, featuring private baths, comfortable beds with luxurious bedding and the creek running just outside your front door. The activities offered can keep you busy for days if not weeks. You can choose to spend your days fly-fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, sporting clays, hiking, rope courses and the list goes on. End your day at the Granite Spa, which offers a wide selection of spa treatments and private yoga lessons overlooking tranquil scenery. Trust us, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star services and amenities enrich the experience, making it the ultimate luxury glamping experience.
Ventana Big Sur – Big Sur, California
For any of you familiar with Big Sur, you’ve probably heard of the iconic 5-star luxury resort, Ventana Resort, with stylish rustic decor in the most gorgeous, Big Sur setting. So it only makes sense that Ventana has launched their very own glampsites. Ventana Big Sur offers a luxury resort meets glamping experience overlooking the dramatic California coastline. Big Sur is a majestic place providing a different way to connect with the great outdoors. The camp sites are tucked away for a truly immersive natural experience. Sleep on a custom-designed plush mattress with luxury hotel linens in one of their 15 safari-style canvas tents. You’ll experience the full splendor of Big Sur, while still relishing all the amenities and services of a world-class glamping resort.
Collective Hill Country – Wimberley, Texas
Collective Hill Country is located just 45 minutes from Austin and one hour from San Antonio, outside the charming town of Wimberley, Texas. The 225-acre ranch brings to life an authentic Texas flavor while providing guests with modern comforts. The sustainable, eco-friendly ranch is set alongside the Blanco River, and includes an organic working farm. Like the company’s other locations in Vail, Colorado; Hudson, New York; and Big Sky, Montana, Collective Hill Country is comprised of 12 luxury canvas tents. Each tent has a king bed with the option to add cots for children, a wood burning stove, and a private bathroom. In addition to many onsite activities including an onsite spa, horseback riding and outdoor adventures, there are plenty of wineries, art galleries, and musical venues nearby to experience the town like a local. Enjoy food prepared by local chefs and evenings filled with campfires and s’mores.
Firelight Camps – Ithaca, New York
Located in Upstate New York, Firelight Camps is where one goes to experience a revitalizing, comfortable, and stylish glamping destination. The camp features an on-site spa and wellness center and each tent comes with a balcony with an outdoor seating area. This trendy campsite is perfect for a weekend escape with some friends or a romantic city getaway. There are a number of outdoor activities to pass the time, including hiking through one of the Finger Lakes iconic gorges and cascading waterfalls. For those looking to take it up a notch, dive deeper into the forest with a Wild Foraging Hike – a hands-on adventure with local experts where you’ll learn to identify and harvest a variety of wild Northeastern plants. The Finger Lakes offers many places to explore beyond the camp, including wineries, farms, restaurants, trails, lakes, art, music and theater.
Alpenglow Luxury Camping – Chickaloon, Alaska
Experience glamping like never before – off the grid with no electricity. But don’t worry, you can charge electronics at the camp’s common area. Spend the night in a rustic, cozy canvas glamping tent featuring Alaskan decor and a spacious porch with spectacular glacier views, one of the best ways to appreciate the Matanuska Valley. Enjoy privacy and tranquility in the handmade cedar hot tub. Open June through early September, Alpenglow Luxury Camping is a remote outpost about an hour north of Palmer, Alaska. For an unforgettable evening, view the Northern Lights in early-September as they rise over Alpenglow luxury camping tents. You’ll have an adventure of a lifetime and enjoy the natural beauty that Glacier View has to offer.
The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Montana
The Resort at Paws Up offers the best of glamping and unspoiled wilderness at the crossroads of Western meets rustic chic. The 37,000-acre ranch resort is an authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana offering first-class service and luxurious accommodations and amenities. The 36 safari-style tents are divided into six camps, each fully outfitted with one-, two- or three-bedroom tent suites. From late May through early October, you can be surrounded by nature while reveling in every kind of comfort, including cell service and Wifi. Each tent is also carefully appointed with hardwood floors, air conditioning and heat, private ensuite master bathroom with heated slate floors and stylish vanities. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, decadent spa treatments, personalized service and 100 miles of trails to explore.
Book a trip and try some outdoor glamping—trust us, it’s a lot more glamorous than you’d think.
Glamping gives adventure travelers the comforts of a safe retreat and the special amenities of a luxury hotel in some of the most remote and breathtaking areas. This new trend of luxury properties meets the great outdoors provides guests with the highest standards in personalized service and world-class luxury, while still allowing opportunities for wilderness adventures and a connection with nature. These experiences offer a retreat from the noise of modern life and a a cozy way to have a memorable, experiential vacation. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the unique experiences provided by these luxury glamping destinations.