The Most Luxurious Glamping Sites to Book in Michigan

Hoffmaster State Park is just one of the places to go camping in Michigan
Hoffmaster State Park is just one of the places to go camping in Michigan | © James Schaedig / Alamy Stock Photo

Home to 19 million acres of forest, Michigan is a haven for campers and outdoor lovers. Whether you’re here to hike the state park trails, swim in Lake Michigan or explore the extensive vineyards, stay in one of these top campsites – they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

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When it comes to the great outdoors, Michigan is up there with any state in the union. From beautiful lakeshores and wild mountains to rolling orchards and wineries, there’s plenty to see and do. The best way to explore is to camp in the thick of it all, but of course, not everyone enjoys being so exposed – that’s why glamping was invented.

Pere Marquette River KOA Campground

Get ready for s’mores, wagon rides and outdoor movie nights at this family-friendly campground in the Manistee National Forest near Ludington. While there are plenty of places to pitch your own tent, we recommend upgrading to the deluxe cabins or even a canvas tent with a full-sized bed – some come with their own hot tubs and fire pits. There’s also a seasonal pool, open from May to September.

Wild Cherry Resort

Situated on the Leelanau Peninsula in a perfect location for exploring Michigan’s beautiful wine country and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore, the Wild Cherry Resort is undoubtedly one of the best-placed glamping sites in the state. Though Wild Cherry is mostly home to RV sites, it has both yurts and rustic cabins for all the comforts of high-end glamping. It also has over 20 wineries within 10 miles (16km) – what more could you ask for?

Rocky Top Farms

When visiting the cherry capital of the world, where better to stay than an orchard? Rocky Top Farms has long been famous for its cherry butter, sold alongside preserves, chutneys and a wide variety of fruits. However, it’s now also known as one of the top glamping sites in the region. Stay in a luxury yurt, retro trailer or dog-friendly cabin. They’re completely off-grid, so turn off your phone and embrace the quiet surroundings.

Mount Bohemia Adventure Resort

Tucked away as far north in the Upper Peninsula as you can go, Mount Bohemia is primarily a ski resort, famous for some of the best skiing in the Midwest, but it also has a number of sweet glamping options. Whether you want to stay lakeside or trailside, there are several types of cabin available, as well as yurts. If skiing isn’t your thing, they also specialize in hiking, kayaking, fishing and yoga.

Paddler’s Village

Back on the Upper Peninsula, Paddler’s Village is a modern campground located in a town called Christmas, which sits on Lake Superior. Alongside the obvious watersports available on the lake and a popular sunset dinner cruise, their glamping options include platform tents with a bed, sofa and deck; and yurts, which come fully kitted-out with a small refrigerator, electricity, wifi and a skylight dome overhead.

Fancy discovering even more camping sites in Michigan? Check out our guide to where to go camping in Michigan, USA.

Nina Zietman contributed additional reporting to this article.

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