35 Best Glamping Retreats in the U.S.
Want to experience the great outdoors without having to sleep on the ground? You're not the only one. Luxury camping — aka glamorous camping or glamping — has become so popular that there are now several dedicated glampgrounds (yes, that's a term) and five-star glamping resorts that offer furnished tents, yurts, tree houses and other in-nature accommodations for those who want the best of both worlds.
You can spend your day in the wilderness while experiencing many comforts of a hotel getaway. No pitching tents, splitting firewood or cooking over a fire pit involved in these glamping experiences. Some even come with air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms and heated floors.
The 35 best glamping retreats in the U.S. won't cost you a fortune either, with most places on this list costing less than $300 a night. So, pack your backpack or your suitcase; there is plenty of room and comfort at these glamping spots across America.
Under Canvas Glamping in the Smokies
Within steps of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 182 acres where you can glamp "under canvas," hence the resort's name, which now has seven locations across the U.S. The safari-inspired tents operate similarly to a hotel with daily housekeeping, on-site dining and furnishings such as sofas, lounge chairs and private bathrooms.
Complimentary camp activities are also offered, with live music schedules and s'mores by the fire pit. Plus, you're just 10 minutes from charming Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and all of its many attractions.
You'll find rates starting at $204 per night.
Book:Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
WT on Whidbey Glamping in Washington State
Glamping's become so popular that there's an Airbnb-like website called Glamping.com, where you can find more personalized glamping experiences. That's how we stumbled upon WT on Whidbey in Washington State. These themed glamping tents for adults-only can be found on Whidbey Island, 45 miles north of Seattle.
The spot features a fully stocked outdoor kitchen for cooking, a Tiki bar, and tents with queen-sized beds, board games and Bluetooth speakers.
Choose from the World Traveler or the Moroccan tents with rates starting at $187 per night.
Book:The WT on Whidbey
Westgate River Ranch Glamping in Florida
Florida isn't just amusement park resorts and high rises on the beach. The Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo — yes, rodeo! — offers glamping in Central Florida.
Fully furnished tents are air-conditioned and heated as well as fitted with private bathrooms, rocking chairs and mini kitchens with a king and two twin beds providing room for the family.
And you cannot beat the rates: $49 per night.
Book:Westgate River Rance Resort & Rodeo
Joshua Tree Glamping in California
To spend the night beneath the stars of Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most magical ways to visit the Southern California desert.
Stay in a yurt in Joshua Tree with Moonshine, Dougs Corner and Kooks Corner tent options. These three yurts share a pool, spa, kitchen and bathroom.
When the nights get cold, dip into the outdoor hot tub or gather around the fire. Yurts start at $89 per night.
Under Canvas Glamping at the Grand Canyon
The same company that gives you access to glamping in the Smokies offers similar opportunities for glamping near the Grand Canyon.
A stay at Under Canvas's 160 acres is 25 minutes from the Grand Canyon's South Rim in Arizona.
You'll have private bathrooms inside your tent, along with rustic furnishings and a night-viewing skylight just above your bed.
Book:Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Big Cedar Lodge Glamping in Missouri
Deep within the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge now offers fabulous glamping accommodations.
Cabins, huts and two-person canvas tents are available overlooking Table Lake. The tents feature private bathrooms, outdoor tubs, fire pits and balconies — not to mention chandeliers over king-sized beds. And your pets are welcome, too!
The Big Cedar glamping accommodations are a bit pricey, however, at just under $500 per night, but that includes the entire family.
Book:Big Cedar Lodge Glamping
Savannah's Meadow Glamping Near Dallas
Just outside of the city life of Dallas and Fort Worth are treehouses you can enjoy to get away from it all.
From April through November, you can be surrounded by trees while sitting in the lap of luxury. You'll have a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, bathroom and a master bedroom with sliding glass walls to let the outdoors in.
The treehouses are part of a bed and breakfast, which means there's also breakfast daily, with rates starting at $230 per night.
Asheville Glamping in North Carolina
Choose from a stay in a treehouse, safari tent or even a dome with walls of windows on your adventure glamping trip in North Carolina.
At Asheville Glamping, domes and safari tents start at $145 per night, and "The Nest" treehouse begins at $295 per night.
All are air-conditioned and heated with queen beds and include private bathrooms with showers.
Posh Primitive Glamping in the Adirondacks
Head for the hills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York for the luxury camping resort, Posh Primitive.
Don't let the rustic setting throw you off, these posh tents have queen-sized beds, Pendleton linens and covered private decks.
Rates are a bit higher for these oversized tents at $395 per night, but near the campground are lakes and rivers for canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, as well as hiking trails, zip-lining and mountain biking.
Sandy Pines Glamping in Maine
Enjoy coastal Maine's beach forest at Sandy Pines Campground. This Kennebunkport resort provides summer fun in the form of Airstreams, domes, Conestoga Wagons, huts and safari tents.
Glamp tents for two feature air-conditioning, king-sized beds and a wooden deck to enjoy the New England air. You'll have to share a bathhouse, but who will care when staying in these cozy, furnished homes away from home?
Rates start under $200 per night.
Book:Sandy Pines Campground
Huttopia Glamping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Lakeside glamping surrounded by New Hampshire's White Mountains can be found at Huttopia. More than huts, this company provides tented and cabin options for wooded getaways.
A bit more rugged looking on both the exterior and interior, these 425-square-foot safari tents offer a king-sized bed, dining area and bathrooms.
You'll find tents starting at just over $100, and the company also offers locations in Maine, the Adirondacks and Canada.
The Fields Glamping in Michigan
Relax by a wood-burning stove as you enjoy a chef-made breakfast at this South Haven, Michigan, glamping resort.
These 400-square-foot tents feature king-sized beds, electricity, en-suite bathrooms and a front porch, and run about $309 per night during summer months.
The resort features a dining room, on-site mini market and hiking trails. Plus, it welcomes pets.
The Wilds Glamping at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio
Not only can you stay in a unique yurt with all the bells and whistles of a glamping resort, but you can also stay overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium while you do it!
Nomad Ridge at The Wilds is an adult-only experience where you can listen to the animals of the zoo while sitting on your own private deck.
Packages include open-air safaris, dinner and breakfast, Wi-Fi and concierge for stays from May through October. Members of the zoo receive a discounted price for the one-night stay for two, starting at $292.50. Nonmember rates start at $325. Weekday visits receive $100 off the price.
Savage River Lodge Glamping in Maryland
Maryland's Savage River State Forest, near Frostburg, offers 700 acres of outdoor activities and attractions. After a day hiking through the woods, retire to one of eight yurts available at the Savage River Lodge.
Comfy king-sized beds await alongside leather and suede sofas and chairs. Yurts offer wood-burning stoves, luxurious bathrooms and radiant floor heat.
Made for two, the yurts begin at $270 per night.
Book:Savage River Lodge
FireLight Camps Glamping in New York
Outside of Ithaca, New York, FireLight Camps provides another way to become one with nature, without losing the creature comforts of home.
Glamping tents, starting at $189 per night for two, are completely immersed in the woods but are filled with king- or queen-sized beds, rocking chairs and a writer's desk (should one be so inspired).
You'll share dining and bathhouses but receive complimentary continental breakfast. The communal lounge also offers games, campfires, charging stations and trail maps for the area.
Safari West Glamping in Santa Rosa, California
Imagine a glamorous stay near Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California, and add a bonafide safari to your adventure for a vacation package that's what dreams are made of.
Starting at $310 per night, sleep in one of 30 canvased tents with polished hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms and private decks at Safari West. This 400-acre preserve has more than 90 species and 900 animals roaming on the land around you as you sleep.
Red Rocks Glamping in Colorado
Set amidst the red rocks of Colorado, just minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, is a glamping destination of furnished tents.
Meant to help music lovers enjoy a full weekend under the stars for concerts and camping, the exclusive destination provides tents with a choice of a queen-sized bed, two twins or four cots.
Guests enjoy an on-site concierge, hot showers, communal grilling and comfortable bedding, with restaurants and shops just 5 minutes away in Morrison, Colorado.
Book:Red Rocks Glamping
Terra Glamping: East Hampton in New York
East Hampton is filled with beaches, boutiques and Manhattan-worthy restaurants often filled with wheelers and dealers and celebrities.
But starting at $300 per night, you can also have a romantic, waterfront getaway at Terra Glamping. Look across the bay to Shelter Island and Sag Harbor from the comfort of your sturdy tent, outfitted with queen-sized beds and quality furnishings.
Tents come stocked with games, and the 30-tent campground features hot showers, nightly s'mores and campfires, and daily continental breakfast for guests.
Normandy Farms Glamping in Massachusetts
Attempt to rent a house near Cape Cod in the summer months, and you'll pay a pretty penny. But Normandy Camps has made it easier for you to experience a Massachusetts summer with a location between the Cape and Boston.
Safari tents, 16 feet by 20 feet, sleep six people with a queen-sized bed, a sleeper sofa and two sleeper chairs, beginning at $125 per night.
The tents feature electric-heated fireplaces, ceiling fans, mini fridges and microwaves, as well as a front porch with rocking chairs — just as you'd like to wile away the days.
El Cosmico Glamping in Texas
Somewhere in the desert of western Texas, near the Mexico border, you'll find the artsy and communal El Cosmico. (Actually, it's in Marfa, Texas.) Under the big and bright stars at night, you can sleep in a teepee, tent, Airstream, shipping container or a yurt.
The latter provides a queen-sized bed, sofa and deck for which to watch those aforementioned stars twinkle deep in the heart of Texas. You'll be pleased to know the yurts have air-conditioning for those hot days, as well as heat for cold desert nights. Rates begin at $150 per night.
Little Raccoon Key Glamping in Georgia
Georgia's Golden Isles are largely conserved, with dune-lined beaches and marshland filled with wildlife. You can experience it all on a Little Raccoon Key island glamping trip.
Stay in a large, 26-foot by 15-foot tent with a memory foam mattress, outdoor shower and wood-burning stove. On your private oasis, you'll find hammocks, a grill for cooking and Adirondack chairs.
You may also elect to have a chef-prepared meal, groceries delivered, massage services and dolphin-watching excursions. The starting price for your one-night stay for two begins at $499 — well worth the privacy.
Book:Little Raccoon Key
Capitol Reef Resort Glamping in Utah
One of Utah's "Big 5" National Parks is home to Capitol Reef Resort. Skip the resort rooms, and get a feel for how people may have once camped in this very area with a stay in a teepee. The only difference is these teepees put the glam in camping.
Inside each teepee, just 250 square feet in size, is a double pillow-top king bed, a flatscreen TV and a private bathroom.
The teepees are only available from June to September and start around $250 per night.
Book:Capitol Reef Resort
Collective Vail Glamping in Colorado
When the snow melts, discover the other side of Vail's mountains with a stay at 4 Eagle Ranch, which has teamed with Collective Vail to provide luxurious camping on the 1,000-acre estate.
Journey and Summit Tents are available, starting at $179 per night, with king, queen or twin beds covered in 1,000-count linens. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the on-site Three Peaks Restaurant, and visitors can enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing and hiking.
Zion Ponderosa Glamping in Utah
One of the most-visited national parks in the country has a bordering resort with cabins, wagons and tents in which to enjoy the best of Utah's Zion National Park scenery.
Glamping tents at Zion Ponderosa, starting at $149 per night, include access to all of the resort's amenities, from zip-lining to horseback riding to swimming pool to chuckwagon dinners and more.
Tents offer room for numerous people with a queen bed, twin and sofa beds available to accommodate families. Shower facilities are shared, and daily breakfast is included.
Book: Zion Ponderosa
Coldwater Gardens Glamping in the Florida Panhandle
Outside of the Panhandle's Pensacola area is a place you can glamp for as low as $75 per night.
Coldwater Gardens offers canvas tents with two queen beds, mini fridges and front porches, so you can enjoy the white-sand beaches and still sleep surrounded by the Florida night air.
Igloo Glamping at the Borealis Basecamp in Alaska
Why sleep under the stars when you can sleep beneath the sky filled with color as the Northern Lights dance above? At Borealis Basecamp, an hour from Fairbanks, Alaska, and any light pollution, you can see this winter phenomenon from a window-filled igloo.
Starting at $389 per night, you'll stay warm beneath 12-foot ceilings with a 16-foot curved window to catch the views. Each igloo has private bathrooms, kitchenettes and comfortable beds. A meal program is available to add on meals from Basecamp Dining, which also provides views across the Alaskan wilderness.
Doe Bay Glamping in Washington State
Find yurts and domes overlooking Washington's San Juan Islands at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. Between May 1 and Oct. 1, yurts with queen-sized beds are available on the property that provides live music, whale watching and kayaking within steps.
The resort also features a cafe with a to-go menu and on-site dining as well as spa services. Rates begin at $116 per night, with a two-night minimum, as the yurts sell out.
Book:Doe Bay Resort
Alpenglow Glamping in Alaska
Whether you want to see the Northern Lights or just enjoy Alaska's midnight sun during the summer, the Alpenglow will give you both in its Deluxe and Forest tents.
Queen- and twin-sized beds sleep two or three people and look out to Matanuska Glacier and the mountains. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub, sit back and relax on a private deck, and gather around a fire pit to ward off the evening chill while you stay at one of the northernmost campsites in the U.S., priced at $155 per night.
Book:Alpenglow Luxury Camping
Acadia National Park Glamping in Maine
Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in Maine welcome visitors to a home-away-from-home at Acadia Yurts, where more than two dozen furnished yurts are available during your national park visit.
Yurts sleeping four to six people are outfitted with queen-sized beds and queen sleeper sofas, kitchenettes and full bathrooms. Each yurt, starting at $190 per night, has heating and air-conditioning, as well as WiFi. Hammocks, grills and outdoor dining areas are also available across the property.
Bubble Glamping at Basecamp Terlingua in Texas
Sure, you could stay in a teepee, but if you really want to glamp in style, consider the bubble camps of Basecamp Terlingua, located near Big Bend National Park in Texas.
You'll literally stay in a clear, inflatable bubble, walled off from other bubble guests for privacy, so you can really see the stars when darkness falls over the desert location.
The furnished bubbles book up, but when available, you'll find them starting at $249 per night.
Caravan Outpost Airstream Glamping in California
Bubbles aren't the only unusual glamping options that have popped up in recent years. In Ojai, California, a caravan of 11 Airstreams in a semicircle are available to enjoy.
The Airstreams, starting at $194 per night, can sleep four to five people and welcome pets. Inside, a kitchen, bathroom, foldout bed and queen-sized bed provide comfort, while a record player with vinyl records and WiFi add a hipster touch.
Mendocino Grove Glamping in California
These "neighborhoods" of tents — eight to 10 tents in one of six different areas — can be found in Northern California's Mendocino. From safari-style to family tents, each are raised off the fir needle–covered floor of the forest.
Starting at $145 per night, the sparsely filled tents offer beds, folding chairs and bedside tables.
Conestoga Ranch Glamping in Utah
Offering tents that can accommodate two to six people with en-suite bathrooms, hand-selected furniture and a host of amenities, such as complimentary cruiser bikes, Utah's Conestoga Ranch glamping starts at $190. The ranch also features the Campfire Grill Restaurant for open-air breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Plus, it is just a few hours along a scenic route to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Salt Lake City.
Under Canvas Glamping Near Mount Rushmore
Less than 4 miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota, visit the monument and the Black Hills, and then tuck in for the night at another luxury camp provided by Under Canvas.
Like its other national park locations, you'll have a concierge to help you plan adventures, camp activities, daily housekeeping and on-site dining.
Inside, enjoy a king-sized bed alongside all the tent furnishings, with rates beginning at $304 per night.
Book:Under Canvas Mount Rushmore
Alligator Bayou Glamping in Louisiana
Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast added its own glamping experience by literally putting up a tent in the backyard and outfitting it with twin beds. Air-conditioning, WiFi and a grilling area are also available.
Guests staying in the Alligator Bayou tent, starting at $125 per night, receive a continental breakfast and pool access.
Book:Louisiana Cajun Mansion