10 Glamping Destinations That Will Inspire You to Get Outdoors
A trendy alternative to regular old camping, “glamping” — glamorous camping — is the perfect mix between a nature-based escape and a relaxing, unplugged vacay. From coastal Hawaiian yurts to a posh city glamping suite, it’s never been easier to add a little bit of luxury to an outdoorsy adventure. Not sure where to go with bae or your jet-setting besties? We picked 10 places around the US that offer ultra-unique experiences for any type of traveler.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, MT (from $850/night): This is the ultimate treat! Experience the magic of Big Sky country with a stay at the Ranch at Rock Creek, Forbes’ Travel Guide’s only five-star ranch. This genuine Western adventure comes with luxe amenities and inclusions like food and drink (including daily tea, hors d'oeuvres, and wine and cocktails), WiFi, daily housekeeping, a private driver for your group, on-site mountain bikes, and more. (Photo via The Ranch at Rock Creek)
Treebones Resort, Big Sur, CA (from $159/night): Another California gem, Big Sur's Treebones Resort is known for its relaxing coastal yurts, which boast ocean and mountain views. To round out the glamping experience, the resort offers delicious eats — make a trip to the on-site sushi bar for dinner, or the lobby for a breakfast buffet (read: MYO waffle bar). Plan your trip in late fall to early winter or late winter to early spring to spot gray whales migrating from the shore. (Photo via Treebones Resort)
Moab Under Canvas, Moab, UT (from $89/night): Super close to gorgeous natural attractions like Bryce Canyon and Arches National Park, Moab Under Canvas is a perfect place to hunker down after you’ve explored each day. Choose from a Deluxe, Suite, or Safari experience. Have a big group? No problem — you can always add an extra teepee! (Photo via Moab Under Canvas)
Westgate River Ranch, River Ranch, FL (from $199/night): Luxe, fully-furnished, and air-conditioned teepees are the name of the game at this authentic Florida dude ranch. Set away from hustle and bustle, this Cowboy-themed gem comes with everything you’ll need for a great glamping trip, including a campfire setup and personal glamping concierge service. A one-hour drive from Orlando, it’s an extra-great place to unwind after a whirlwind trip to Disney World. (Photo via Westgate River Ranch)
Posh Primitive, Chestertown, NY (from $175/night): This tranquil upstate Adirondack destination is awesome for anyone who loves lakes, rivers, and activities like swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. The log-embellished tents have covered porches for relaxing bug-free, while the 150-acre property offers an organic garden and miles of trails for any type of adventurer. (Photo via Posh Primitive)
Huttopia White Mountains, Albany, NH (from $39/night): The newest spot on our list, Huttopia began welcoming glamping guests at the end of June this year. Given its proximity to Canada, it’s no surprise that this new hotspot is already adored for its French wines, cheeses, and espresso. Though fall is chilly in the north, an October visit is prime time for scoping the Northeast’s famous fall foliage while enjoying the European vibes. What a dreamy combo! (Photo via Huttopia White Mountains)
Hawaiian Journeys, Big Island, HI (from $60/night): If you’re a little bit boho and love island life, this laid-back glamping destination is for you! Our favorite thing about the cluster of yurts is their location, which is tucked away in the lush forest on the southern slope of Mauna Loa. You’ll love relaxing on more than 15 miles of Pacific shoreline while soaking in views of South Point — all less than an hour’s drive away from Volcano National Park. (Photo via Hawaiian Journeys)
Cane Bay Campground, St Croix, USVI (from $100/night): Skip the hotel on your next island adventure and book your stay at the Cane Bay campground, where you can choose between tenting options or eco-cabins set under a tropical canopy, steps from the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. Cap off a sunny day on the beach or cruise to nearby Buck Island with dinner and drinks; the local Cruzan rum shouldn’t be missed. (Photo via Cane Bay Campground)
Camp Navarro Redwoods, Mendocino, CA (price varies): Great for groups, this Northern California gem is the perfect place to “expand your mind and stop time” with gourmet food and healthy activities like yoga classes, hikes, and aromatherapy sessions designed to leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Wine lovers, take note: Camp Navarro is surrounded by nature in the Anderson Valley’s lesser-known wine country, making it a worthy alternative to popular (and crowded) places like Napa and Sonoma. (Photo via Camp Navarro Redwoods)
W New York Outdoor Glamping Suite, New York, NY (from $2,000 night): Think you need to leave the city to glamp? Think again. The same relaxing vibes are available in Manhattan at the W’s Outdoor glamping suite. This cool spot has 12-foot yurts with glowing lanterns, light-switch-powered fire pits, and views of New York City’s sweeping skyline. It's pricey, but this hotspot can fit up to 10 people on the terrace and comfortably sleeps four, making it a dreamy destination for a bachelorette party or group getaway. (Photo via W New York)
Krista Gray is a web producer and freelance writer who lives in San Francisco. When she's not working with clients through her company GoldSquare, she loves reading, traveling, and learning new things.