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There’s nothing like immersing yourself in nature on a woodsy getaway where days are wiled away hiking, swimming or kayaking, where everybody ends their day together around the campfire to trade stories and connect. But giving up your comfy bed and other luxurious amenities from home (hot shower, anyone?) is not a sacrifice everyone is willing to make. That’s where glamping comes in, connecting the best of a nature getaway with a glamorous luxury escape. As it just so happens, this trend is exploding and glamping accommodations are sprouting up across the country, from tipis to tiny homes to cabins and campers. Here are the best glamping spots in every state, based on popularity, price and sweet amenities. Better yet: Each one can be easily booked via Travelocity.
You’re in Alaska for an adventure of a lifetime, right? Cabins are the most popular way to glamp in the Last Frontier and the aptly named Alaska Adventure Cabins, a collection of 16 abodes strung along the Sterling Highway, offer just that. Think individually decorated units featuring free WiFi and parking, sofa beds, flat-screen TVs and balcony or sofa bed on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, 9,000-square miles of wilderness featuring glaciers, snow-capped mountains, hiking trails, pristine lakes and much more.
Alabama may not be the first place you think of when you think of a beach vacation, but maybe it should be! Gulf Shores, located only an hour southeast of Mobile, is a stunning stretch of white sand beaches, and a nice alternative to nearby Florida. The Cabins at Gulf State Park will make you feel like you’ve arrived on a secluded island; each cabin is built on stilts and includes one bedroom (or more, depending on which type you book) bathroom and kitchen. After kayaking, swimming in Shelby Lakes or hiking through a state park, dine at the local restaurant or whip up dinner at your cabin to enjoy on your private screened-in porch.
Does it get any more romantic than spending the night in a treehouse?! The Oak Crest Cottages & Treehouses are nestled in the heart of Arkansas’s majestic Ozark Mountains. You’ll be a short hike away from the extremely photogenic Pivot Rock and just a few miles from the wonderfully kooky city of Eureka Springs. Built into the wooded landscape, the treehouses will surrounded you with lush greenery, secluded from the chaos of city life, and let you relax in the jet tub and in comfy beds!
You might say Under Canvas (which makes several appearances on this list) basically invented glamping. The Arizona outpost of this growing brand of safari-inspired tents offers luxe accommodations near the South Rim of the Canyon. And by luxury, we mean en suite bathrooms (shower, sink and toilet), wood stove, private deck and—in some cases—a viewing window above the bed for stargazing. Camping is the most affordable way to glamp in Arizona and while Under Canvas will set you back a little more than a pitched tent, we say it’s totally worth the splurge.
The Golden State is blessed with breathtaking outdoors, but Los Angeles and San Francisco remind us that doing California right means living it up in style. That’s why Basecamp Hotel South Tahoe fits pampered travelers like a glove. The location offers explorations within arm’s reach of Tahoe’s stunning trails, ski slopes and pristine waters. Meanwhile, the hotel offers tented rooms that bring the great outdoors in: Think luxe bedding, high-speed WiFi, faux log fires, picnic table, camping chairs and in-room tents! It’s camping (the most affordable lodging option in a very pricey state) done right.
Cozy-rustic meets trendy-chic at Basecamp Boulder, featuring a selection of interesting amenities that “respect your budget,” including spa and sauna access, and bike rentals. You could opt for a traditional hotel room but we recommend the Great Indoors Room, where you’ll feel like you’re sleeping under the stars, thanks to the full-surround mountain murals, camping chairs and four twin beds that are flush with the ground.
A luxe New England country house close to both a scenic beach and a winery—where do we sign up?! Reconnect with nature at this 12-acre farm property, where you and your crew will be surrounded by bucolic vistas and adorable farm animals. The pond on property is great for ice skating or snowshoeing in the winter. In the warmer months, you’ll find great local berry picking at at Ruwet Berry Scary Acres. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy fresh eggs each morning from the 200+ chickens in the barn.
This romantic little cottage in Rehoboth is a great option for a double date trip. With two bedrooms, a big kitchen, and a lovely garden patio, it’s got all you’d need for a weekend away. Plus, it’s just a short walk to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk so you can spend your days lazing at the beach before retreating back to your cottage home-away-from-home.
These tiny houses pack a big punch on this Florida campground near Siesta Key. The cottage’s minimalist design doesn’t mean they skimp on any amenities. Here, you’ll find free WiFi, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchens and cheerful Florida decor. Just a short drive from the famous sugar-fine white sands of Siesta Key Beach, Tiny House Siesta also lies close to some delicious Sarasota restaurants!
Tucked into the mystical Blue Ridge Mountains, Canopy Blue Luxury Treehouse is a stunning cabin-style retreat for your next Appalachian adventure. Start your day with an exhilarating hike through Chattahoochee National Park, spend an afternoon lounging on the bed-swing or cozy up by the fireplace, and then cap off your evening with a dip in the hot tub! With mountain biking trails and river rafting nearby, you’ll get to immerse yourself in nature knowing pure luxury awaits you at the end of the day.
Camping is the most affordable way to stay in the Aloha State, but why settle for one campground when you can rove in style from one to another? This VW Camper offers something a pitched tent can’t—a set of wheels! Based in Kauai, explore the oldest island in the Hawaiian archipelago including the famed Nā Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon State Park and Wailua Falls, plus charming small towns like Hanlei, Hanapepe and Waimea in a banana yellow Volkswagen, featuring seats that fold flat into snug beds.
Cabins are the most popular form of glamping in the Gem State, which is why we love Angler’s Lodge, a hotel hybrid that functions as both a chic lodge and a smattering of tipis in the woods. Each tipi is outfitted with two full beds, Indian blankets, pine furniture, and close proximity to bathrooms and showers. Of course, we wouldn’t blame you for choosing a chic lodge room (pictured). As for the location, Island Park is just a stone’s throw from Yellowstone—think buffalo, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and more.
There’s no reason “luxury” and “cabin” can’t go hand in hand. The two come together beautifully at the three-bedroom Luxury Starved Rock Cabin vacation rental, a cozy, comfortable homebase for your adventures in nearby Starved Rock State Park, just two hours outside of Chicago. Expect log furniture, a spa tub, a fully-equipped kitchen, a crackling fireplace and garden.
At first glance, you may be asking yourself if this campsite is actually in the Canadian wilderness, rather than western Indiana. But alas! Castaway Lake Side Canvas Cottage Tent sits along the shores of a tranquil lake six miles inside Shakamak State Park. The cottage is covered in a canvas tent that extends to provide a covered porch and looks like something you’d see at a luxury safari site or wilderness retreat. With a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, you’ll have all the luxuries you could want or need. Kayak or swim in the lake, hike through the park, then lay outside your cottage and count the stars under Indiana’s unspoiled night sky.
One of this two-bedroom log cabin’s most attractive features is its outdoor hot tub, which overlooks rolling hills as far as the eye can see. At Stunning Cabin Decorah, you can dine out on the spacious porch and look for deer, or in cold weather, cozy up next to the fireplace. If cabin fever hits, attractions like Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, Topping Goliath Brewing, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum aren’t too far away.
Glamping? In Kansas City? You’d better believe it. While Worlds of Fun Village, a family-friendly RV park and campsite, is actually on the Missouri side of the state line, it’s undoubtedly the place to be for family fun for both Kansas and Show Me State visitors. The camp/glam ground puts the Worlds of Fun Amusement Park right in your backyard, with options for tiny-house style cabins or cottages, plus family-friendly amenities like an outdoor pool, picnic area and barbecue grills.
If sipping your way through Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail is on your bucket list, keep reading! The Lofty Lodge is tucked neatly among the Kentucky bluegrass and can sleep a crowd so it’s a great spot to bring friends. With deer hunting trophies hung on the walls and a giant tree stump mixed into the great room decor, it’s got a woodsy man-cave vibe that brings the outside in. Just a few miles from a couple of golf courses, a state park, and—most importantly!—Maker’s Mark distillery (get a designated driver!), you’ll have plenty to do during your visit to the Bluegrass State.
While New Orleans seems to get all the headlines, there’s another city we think deserves some attention. There is so much to do in Baton Rouge, plus it’s less crowded than its Bourbon Street sister. You’ll enjoy plenty of finger licking good Cajun food and can get a feel for the marshland at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, just a few miles from this Charming Acadian-style Cottage. With one bedroom and an in-room kitchen, its a cozy little spot, perfect for a romantic weekend down in the bayou.
You won’t have far to walk home after visiting Boothbay Craft Brewery. Tour the brewery, sip a cold one, then saunter back to your very own Boothbay Brewer’s Cottage, right on the brewery’s grounds. For a tasty meal, grill up some buttery lobster on the property’s BBQ—because you’re in Maine, of course! You’ll likely have just witnessed your dinner come in, since the cottage is near the local port, where fishermen float in and out with the day’s fresh catch. This cheery little country house has two bedrooms and a spacious living and dining room, along with a nice yard to enjoy the gorgeous Maine weather during the summer months.
The clean color palate, shiplap walls and freshly renovated kitchen may make you think you’ve stepped into one of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s stunning “fixer uppers.” But alas, this chic Uptown Cottage lies in Frederick, Maryland, not Waco, Texas. The beautiful property boasts two bedrooms, a lovely kitchen, private patio, and the grassy backyard is ideal for a proper Maryland crab bake! If you’re not a chef, Fredericktowne Village is just a short trip away, and history buffs will enjoy the Roads and Rails Museum and National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
There is perhaps no better place to escape for idyllic summer weekend than beautiful Cape Cod. This Stunning Cottage With Verdant Gardens, recently renovated and dressed in weathered shingles, is the perfect home base for exploring Provincetown. A large and lovely kitchen begs family and friends to gather for some quality time, while huge French doors open onto a private patio and garden area. The oceanside property has one bedroom, so it’s also a great romantic retreat for Cape Cod-loving couples. Spend a day at the beach or head into buzzy P-town to stroll the boutiques and restaurants before heading back to this cozy cottage for a peaceful New England evening.
Simon & Garfunkel sang “Michigan seems like a dream to me now” and a stay at Cedar Creek Lodge will make you see why they did. Located in beloved resort town Saugatuck, this rustic cabin sits just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan. The lodge also includes a pool but If swimming and watersports aren’t your thing, there are two golf clubs down the street, mountain biking and hiking trails nearby, and bike rentals on site. At the lodge, you’ll feel as though you’re in a luxe Lincoln Log set, cozy and relaxing with gorgeous warm colored wood. Unwind on the porch or by the fire pit after a long day spent enjoying the great outdoors. With three bedrooms and a large living room, there will be plenty of space for the whole family to spread out and be comfortable.
Escape the city in style with a peaceful treehouse-cabin stay right in Minnesota’s Northwoods. At the Tree House Glamping on Dixon Lake vacation rental, you can enjoy your breakfast from the balcony overlooking untouched forest, or let the stress melt away with a soak in the spa tub. The treehouse is right on Lake Dixon, so swimming and fishing are just a stone’s throw away, while hiking, and bike and boat rentals round out the offerings.
This sweet Tiny House by the Beach is a perfect place to call home on the Mississippi coast. Just steps from the shore, you can have the sand between your toes at Gulfport Beach in just minutes from leaving the house. The kids will love Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, a water park less than half a mile from the property. After a day of fun in the fun, the Tiny House by the Beach will welcome you home with comfortable, quaint quarters, and a cheery pastel façade.
What does Branson have to offer, you ask? Where do we begin? There’s Silver Dollar City, Marvel Cave, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede… and so much more. If you’re a music junkie, hit the famed 76 Country Boulevard where a string of theaters hosts a plethora of different music acts and shows. For some time outside, Branson has scenic Table Rock Lake, and if you want to escape to the indoors, be sure to hit Branson’s Landing for shopping and entertainment. When you’re ready to finally rest your head, the New Cottages offer free WiFi, multiple bedrooms and big open kitchens. And the cottages are as family-friendly as Branson itself: The homes are set on three acres of woods and feature a large yard complete with a volleyball net, pingpong table, horseshoes, cornhole, a fire pit and hammock.
Cabins are the most popular form of glamping in majestically beautiful and largely rural Montana. But if you’re visiting in summer, definitely stay with glamping specialists Under Canvas who have staked out grounds just seven miles from Glacier National Park. Their safari-style tents offer fancy amenities like private bathrooms and private wood decks, deluxe suites with separate sleeping wings, wood stoves and infinite stargazing. The camp is a stone’s throw from Whitefish, an upscale resort town with a chic, cowboy vibe.
Tall wood-beamed ceilings, a fireplace and balcony bring the outdoors in at this spacious, luxurious cabin. Dancing Bear Lodge also offers a hot tub, fitness center and outdoor pool on site, plus sights like the Mormon Trail Center, Dodge Park and Desoto National Wildlife Refuge are not too far away
When we think of Lake Tahoe we often think of California, but half the famed lake is located in Nevada and it’s easily as beautiful as its Golden State counterpart. Cottages are the most popular form of glamping in Nevada so do yourself a favor and book the chalet-like Humboldt Cottage near Incline Village. This vacation rental features three bedrooms, an amazing outdoor patio overlooking the woods, a balcony looking out to mountain peaks, a fireplace, ping-pong table, washer/dryer, free WiFi and free parking. You won’t regret its prime location near Diamond Peak Ski Resort either.
The Tentrr Snuglife Camping tents put the glam in glamping. Tentrr is a fast-growing and well-liked company that does a great job setting up tent sites so you have everything you need for an enjoyable and luxe night away. At Snuglife Camping in Wilton, the tent has a big comfy bunk bed, porch with Adirondack chairs, firepit, and a nearby picnic table. Set inside Miller State Park, you’ll be surrounded by Mother Nature and can spend your time hiking or wildlife watching, knowing a plush tent set-up is waiting for you at the end of the day.
At Mountain Creek ski lodge in Vernon, you can choose to wind down, or crank up the adventure. On the relaxing side, choose from hiking, golfing, swimming in the pool, soaking in the hot tub or booking some spa time. For a more adrenaline-charged escape, choose from downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or making a splash at the waterpark—all depending on the season, of course.
Prepare for an unforgettable stay at the three-story, A-frame Texas Tipi on the River lodge—located in New Mexico, natch. The woodsy getaway along the river charms with retro chic-meets-Southwest design elements, as well as a cozy fireplace, picnic area, spiral staircase and three levels of balconies offering mountain and river views. Take your pick of hiking, skiing, snowboarding or trout fishing, all in your own backyard. Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area are also nearby.
The famous Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York offer something for everyone. In the winter months, you’ll find some of the best East Coast skiing, snow shoeing and cider houses; however, summer is when the region truly comes alive with a bounty of outdoor activities. Graham & Co is a lodge-style property located in one of the most charming towns in the Catskills, Phoenicia. Here you can fill your days floating down the Esopus Creek, fly-fishing on the Beaverkill, hiking Tanbark Trail or dipping into the Peekamoose Blue swimming hole. Graham & Co.’s accommodations range from basic bunks with a communal bathroom to motel-style rooms. The property itself has a fun, funky, laid-back vibe and has a great pool scene.
Set in the beautiful hills of North Carolina, you’ll find the aptly named Tiny House, Big Adventures. As the name suggests, the property is quite small at just 339 square feet, but it offers all the amenities of a big box hotel. A nice bedroom and open kitchen allow you to rest and enjoy breakfast at home, and the fireplace in the yard is a great space to enjoy s’mores and happy hour. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of adventure at Pisgah National Forest and Appalachian Ski Mountain.
The cabins at The Lodge at Van Hook are perfect for anyone looking for a quiet, secluded retreat. Modestly appointed, they prove you don’t need much to be happy. With comfortable beds, welcoming living space and charming wooden walls, you’ll unwind happily after a day of exploration. About 5 miles away, you can swim or boat in the Van Hook Arm, part of the Missouri River. Crow Flies High State Recreational Center is a 12-mile drive and offers a beautiful scenic overlook with views of Four Bears Bridge and Lake Sakakawea.
If you’ve ever wondered how big a shipping container actually is, here’s your chance to find out. This property, which had a past life moving goods across the high seas, now sits in Dover, reimagined as a tiny house. This cozy one-bedroom space also includes a kitchen, living room and bathroom inside its mint green container walls. The house lies in a scenic wooded area, not far from the Tuscarawas River. Nearby, you can go mountain biking, hiking and sailing, before coming home to dream about the high-seas adventures your tiny house once had!
Broken Bow has a reputation for being a beautiful, forested setting where you can unplug and immerse yourself in the outdoors. It also happens to be the gateway into Beavers Bend State Park. With Rowdy Beaver Cabin as your home base, you’ll have prime access to lush wooded trails, wildlife sightings (think black bears and bald eagles!), casinos and crystal clear lakes. The cabin itself has plenty to offer, including three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, lodge-style living room, hot tub and pool table.
Cabins are the most popular form of glamping in woodsy Oregon and nothing epitomizes cabin charm better than the trendy tiny house. And—surprise!—this glamping option isn’t located in some far off state park or in a remote part of the Oregon Coast, but rather right in the heart of Portland. These Tiny Digs only 5 miles from downtown offer free WiFi, kitchenettes, premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, self-parking and express check in/check out and are located on a tree-lined nook of land that offers glamping in the heart of the big city!
This Modern Tiny House has a great cabin vibe with woodsy décor and warm wood finishes. The best part though, may be the spacious outside grill and seating area set beneath a lighted pergola. Ideal for couples, this cozy retreat oozes ambiance, so you may want to bring some food and games, and never even leave. If you do chose to step out, you’ll find yourself close to the mountain trails of both Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Caledonia State Park.
Just the location of this cottage collection is glam enough to make you want to book it. Vineyards, polo fields, bird sanctuaries and beaches are all with a few miles of this beloved Rhode Island property. There are 36 cottages to choose from at East Island Reserve Hotel, and they run the gamut as far as number of bedrooms to choose from. The cottages are bright and modern, and there is a community pool in the complex for all guests to enjoy!
Charleston oozes old school Southern glam. From the Victorian-style, old-money estates to the fancy boutiques along cobblestone streets, this South Carolina town is just about as charming as it gets. A world-class culinary scene, beautiful beaches and excellent shopping set Charleston apart from other Atlantic Coast towns, and this tiny house is just the place you’re going to want to stay while you explore. The house boasts a chic, well-outfitted kitchen and a cloud-like bed snuggled under the A-frame ceiling. It also has a private garden where you can enjoy your morning coffee as you listen to the birds and breathe in that sweet Carolina breeze.
The Under Canvas brand was one of the first to really nail the glamping experience, and now they have a campsite in South Dakota at the base of Mt Rushmore. The stunning dome shaped tents include camping-chic sitting areas with leather chairs, wood burning stoves for extra heat at night, and a bed set beneath a clear partition in the canvas tent, so you can literally lie beneath the stars. You can’t go wrong with any of the Under Canvas sites, but this Mt. Rushmore location is truly something special!
In the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, this Tennessee outpost of Under Canvas campsites offers a variety of tent types so you can have a romantic getaway for two or plan a trip with friends and share a huge tent. The amenities are always pretty stellar with Under Canvas—think plush bedding, cozy seating adorned with lodge-style throw blankets, wood burning stoves, and even an on-site restaurant. The Smokies have so much to offer at any time of year, from zip lining and hiking to skiing at Ober Gatlinburg and exploring Dollywood, so it’s no wonder Under Canvas chose to set up camp here.
We hate to say it, but this Corpus Christi campsite is what Instagram dreams are made of! With twinkly lights strung up for magical evenings, colorful bungalow doors, and super cool dome shaped yurts, this campsite is downright adorable. Camp Coyoacan has a fun pool area and grills for guests to enjoy and mingle together. You really don’t have to leave the social campsite for anything—except to swim in the ocean. The site is just a short walk from IB Magee Beach Park.
Lodge life is by far the most popular way to get the best out of Utah, and by that we mean soaking up the awesome red rock vistas of the Colorado Plateau from the comfort of cozy accommodations. Enter the Red Cliffs Lodge, a charming abode located on the banks of the Colorado River and just a stone’s throw from Arches National Park. Think knobby pine furniture, private patios and kitchens in some cabins, and a woodsy setting with stunning vistas within close proximity to the restaurants and nightlife of downtown Moab.
Anee Farm Lodge makes glamping in the cold winter months a dream. Plan your next Killington ski trip and stay in one of the lovely rooms at this lodge. Better yet, plan a big group trip and book the whole place! Set on the banks of a private pond, the setting couldn’t be any more serene. The rooms are country-cottage chic with exposed beams and you’ll find fresh flowers on the nightstand. Plus, we hear that the innkeeper makes a killer breakfast and may even whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies if you’re lucky!
This airy, bright yellow island cabin is about as picturesque as it gets. The cheerful Adirondack chairs on the front porch draw you in, and the spacious interior welcomes you to stay a while. It sleeps six so it’s perfect for families or a group of friends. With a kitchen and outdoor grill, you can enjoy cooking together and eating meals family style. Spend your days playing catch outside, swimming in the pool or strolling along the beach. There are wild horses roaming free on Chincoteague Island so be sure to venture out one day to spot them.
Ditch the hustle and bustle of Seattle in favor of this darling country house only 12 miles from Olympic National Park. Country homes are the most affordable glamping option in the Evergreen State and we can see why people love them. This one includes a kitchen, living room and dining area, plus a patio, fireplace, TV/DVD player and more. We love the lofted sleeping area and knotted pine furniture.
When we hear the word “chalet,” we usually think of cozy alpine house in Switzerland—not West Virginia! But when we saw Moosie Chalet, our jaws hit the floor. With four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, this stunning mountain abode belongs in its own category called “Chalet Mansion.” Located in the Appalachian Mountains, you’ll be close to great skiing, Blackwater Falls and Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. After plenty of time exploring the outdoors, you’ll be thrilled to come home to the chalet of your dreams, grill out, shoot some pool and simply relax.
Set on 700 acres of natural woodlands that include two private lakes and the nationally protected Namekagon River, Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat makes for a serene escape to nature. Book a room at the lodge, opt for a duplex cabin or rent a cottage—each puts you within easy reach of the wilderness retreat’s many activities like kayaking, canoeing, tennis, volleyball or swimming at the on-site beach.
Experience the West the way people did 150 years ago—under the stars in a covered wagon or tipi. The Buffalo Valley Ranch along the Buffalo Fork River puts you at Grand Teton National Park’s front door, with the Grand Tetons as your backdrop, and can help you arrange horseback riding, float trips, guided fly fishing and trail hikes to better enjoy all the best scenery in the area.
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