Camping got a makeover years ago and it’s called glamping, or the act of luxurious camping. In Texas, camping has long been a favorite pastime, so it’s no surprise that glamping quickly caught on. If you’d like a bit of luxury while you enjoy the Texas outdoors, check out these stunning glamping sites in Texas.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek
Safari tents have made their way deep into the heart of hill country in Wimberley, Texas at Sinya on Lone Man Creek. The safari tent sits on a ridge over the swimmable Lone Man Creek and includes a luxurious interior with a king-size bed, clawfoot tub, kitchenette, and patio with stunning views. An outdoor shower and hot tub are added perks, though Sinya on Lone Man Creek really blows visitors away with Nespresso coffee, spa robes, firewood, and S’mores ingredients. With heating and air-conditioning, Sinya is a luxurious year-round accommodation.
Geronimo Creek Retreat
Seguin, Texas is home to Geronimo Creek Retreat, a wonderful spot that provides a camping experience—with an upscale twist. The property is filled with a game room, a creek with a rope swing and free kayaks, and teepees, treehouses, and cabins for rent. The teepees, placed along the creek, have kitchenettes and comfy beds, as well as private bathrooms with showers. The elevated treehouse cabins are furnished with full kitchens, two bedrooms, an outdoor deck, and flat screen TVs. The getaway cabins look like elevated cabins with a front wall that opens to the front deck, great for allowing a cool breeze into the chic, rustic-style interiors.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours is a ziplining tour company outside of Austin, and subsequently, an amazing place to book a glamorous treehouse stay. For example, there’s the Lofthaven Treehouse which has a cypress tree that runs through the center of the accommodation. Inside, the romantic décor is complete with a canopy bed and wicker chairs. Guests can enjoy amazing sunset views on the wrap-around patio. A breakfast bar with a coffeemaker, mini-fridge, and toaster oven is perfect for keeping snacks and preparing breakfast. There’s a lovely bridge that takes guests to a bathhouse with a private shower and a waterfall tub. The Nest is another treehouse on-site with two bedrooms, a kitchen, an outdoor shower, and stairs where you can enjoy stunning outdoor views.
Elgin is home to Green Acres, a property with charming yurts decorated in upscale Southwestern décor. Organic bedding on queen beds, writing desks, and air-conditioning create a glamping atmosphere within the yurts. There’s a modern bath house that supplies toiletries and towels for guests, as well as a barn, outdoor kitchen, hammocks, and outdoor activities like bocce balls. While the yurts are the most popular accommodation, Green Acres also offers a chic 1965 airstream with hip décor, like a vintage record player, furnishings by The Citizenry, and a cocktail-supply section. Green Acres is touted as an artsy retreat for creatives, so be prepared to be without Wi-Fi, as they like to foster connections between guests and want you to get in tune with nature (in a luxurious way).
Bed and Breakfast
Savannah’s Meadow Treehouse Bed and Breakfast offers a charming glamping experience in lavender fields northeast of Dallas in Celeste, Texas. The two treehouse rentals are spectacular. There’s the Majestic Oak Treehouse, a multi-story high treehouse above the hot tub and pool, with a living tree that runs through the structure. A kitchenette, a bedroom with a retractable roof, a crow’s nest with beds and a glass ceiling, and a full private bathroom make this treehouse a favorite. The Bare Creek Hollow Treehouse is a cozy space with a full kitchen and room for up to six people.
El Cosmico, a nomadic 21-acre hotel and campground, merges Buddhist ethos with hippy-inspired bohemianism to formulate a contemplative space detached from everyday chaos in the oasis of Marfa. This tranquil retreat has teepees, yurts, trailers, and safari tents that offer unique outdoor stays, as well as accommodations in a main building for a more traditional hotel experience and space for folks to set up tents for traditional camping. With a quirky design and great amenities, like a hammock grove, outdoor kitchen, stylish bathhouses, and wood-fired Dutch hot tubs, El Cosmico is the place to stay in Marfa, Texas.