Where luxury meets the great outdoors is where you find the ultimate glamping experience. In the United States, these are the prime places to get your glamp on.
Bug Hill Organic Berry Farm
Located in Massachusetts is the Bug Hill Organic Berry Farm, which offers two different types of glamping. A more traditional experience using a tent is available, or guests can enjoy a room on the second floor of a farmhouse. The tent is decorated and furnished with a queen size bed and sits on top of a wooden deck. The shower is outdoors, as well as the latrine. The farmhouse room is furnished with a bed, table and chairs and has a shared bathroom. There is a 3-acre pond on the property, as well as nature trails where wild blueberries can be picked. A BBQ grill is available for cooking, and a forest surrounds the land, where you can enjoy hiking and exploring nature.
With eight lakeside cabins that were built in the 1920s, Lake Loon Lodge is a pet-friendly glamping resort in Minnesota. The cabins are open during the summer, with only one cabin, The Shack, available in the winter. It has two bedrooms, a large rock fireplace, a log futon, and a leather recliner in the living room. All of the Loon Lake Lodge cabins are WiFi enabled, and the lodge has books, snacks, charcoal, bait and board games available. Activities in the area include canoeing, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and hiking.
Modern, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified luxurious cabins are what you’ll find at Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Each of the 25 cabins features a fireplace, full kitchen, private furnished desk and fire pit. The beds have Tempur-Pedic mattresses covered in luxury linens, and there is a flat screen television in each living room and bedroom. The resort accommodations reflect the merging of boutique hotel style amenities, a rustic campground environment and the comfort and privacy of a vacation rental.
In Waterbury, Vermont is the Adirondack-style Moose Meadow Lodge in the Green Mountains. The lodge has four guest rooms and a treehouse, which can accommodate 8 to 12 people. The treehouse was started by students at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. It features a first-floor living and dining area, along with a wrap-around deck complete with a bathroom, and a circular staircase that takes guests up to a second story bedroom and an outdoor balcony. With 31 windows, a glass-enclosed gazebo and a handcrafted design made from cedar, pine and maple, the Moose Meadow Lodge provides a glamping experience that includes breathtaking panoramic mountain views.
Just seven miles from Glacier National Park is the Montana glampsite Glacier Under Canvas. The site features cabin-style safari tents that sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Each tent has a king size bed and additional cots can be purchased. There are individually enclosed full-service bathrooms nearby, and each safari tent comes with rugs, chairs, a coat stand, bed linens and a wood-burning stove. Deluxe options that offer private, en-suite bathrooms, lounge areas and other high-end amenities are also available, as well as cabins and a treehouse. Glacier Under Canvas, 101 Under Canvas Road, Coram, MT, USA, +1 406 552 4195
Sinya on Lone Man Creek
Located 5.5 miles northeast of Wimberley is Sinya, a luxury one-bedroom guesthouse that is situated on Lone Man Creek in Central Texas. The accommodations for the safari tent include a fully-equipped kitchenette, a feather cushioned sofa and a clawfoot bathtub. Guests are provided with spa bathrobes, firewood, kayaks, high-speed WiFi and s’mores fixins, as well as eco-friendly soaps and toiletries. Sinya was designed to combine a luxurious camping experience with eco-conscious practices that still leave room for comfort. With ceiling fans and an outdoor hammock, as well as energy-efficient air-conditioning and heating, Sinya provides a private, secluded glamping experience that is relaxing and makes guests feel like they’re staying at a high-end hotel.
Bed at Sinya on Lone Man Creek / (c) Sinya on Lone Man Creek | Bed at Sinya on Lone Man Creek / (c) Sinya on Lone Man Creek
El Capitan Canyon
Catering to luxury campers in the Santa Barbara area, El Capitan Canyon offers cedar cabins and safari tents in villages nestled among groves of oak and sycamore trees. The tents are each built on a raised wooden deck and guests can choose between a queen bed or two double beds. All tents have screened windows, zip-down flaps and are supplied with bed linens, towels, a small heater and electric lamps. The cabins vary in size and have front porches, peak ceilings, standard bathroom facilities and kitchenettes. Cabins also offer upgraded amenities like fireplaces, soaking bathtubs and sleeping lofts. A heated swimming pool and WiFi access offer additional comfort to guests.
Cabin at El Capitan Canyon / (c) Alissa Walker / Flickr | Cabin at El Capitan Canyon / (c) Alissa Walker / Flickr
Dunton Hot Springs
For a glamping experience in a romantic ghost town, head to Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. The resort features furnished log cabins and luxury tents. Each tent has two mountain bikes available for guests to use, as well as an en-suite bathroom. The hand-built cabins each offer unique accommodations and amenities, and can sleep from 2 to 10 people. Food and drinks, as well as a screening room and access to the hot springs, are included in the reservation price. The ranch, or the entire town (actually in Dunton County), can be rented for exclusive events, as well as for private glamping experiences for up to 44 people.
Located an hour south of Orlando is the Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, an authentic dude ranch in Florida that offers 20 glamping tents nestled in the wilderness. The cowboy-themed accommodations are set on platforms in a wooded area, and are fully-furnished with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Guests work with a Personal Glamping Concierge who helps schedule activities and make their stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Luxury linens and towels are provided, as well as complimentary toiletries. Additional concierge services include firewood delivery, morning beverage service delivery and a nightly campfire lit by the staff.
Open annually from June 1 through September 30, Mustang Monument Resort is a sustainable resort and preserve for wild horses. It is located south of Wells, Nevada and provides guests with a luxurious western ranch glamping experience. Guests can create customizable excursions up the mountain, where they get to see 650 rescued mustangs roaming the property. Excursions can be anything from range shooting to rappelling to outdoor safari adventures. Trained guides assist guests with activities and encourage them to take advantage of the all-inclusive amenities. Whether staying in a tipi or a cottage, accommodations feature leather chairs, hardwood floors and custom-made beds.