Glamping (a.k.a. luxury camping) is here to stay. Travelers love seeing the great outdoors while also having access to running water and air conditioning. So, if your ideal version of being outdoorsy involves sipping wine in an Adirondack chair outside of a yurt or glamping tent, here are the 5 Best Glamping destinations in the United States!
Big Sur, California
When Ventana shut down last year for renovations after the only bridge into Big Sur was destroyed, they decided to add 15 luxury tents to the 20-acre redwood canyon below the main part of the resort. The safari-style tents include real beds and luxe white linens, and there’s also hot running water in each one plus daily housekeeping services as well.
Keystone, South Dakota
This beautiful destination opened on May 24, 2018 in the Black Hills of South Dakota on the outskirts of an original gold mining settlement. The Under Canvas Mount Rushmore features three different styles of glamping tents.
From safari style tents with king-size beds and wood-burning stoves to suite tents that are large enough to fit a separate lounge area with a queen-size leather sleeper sofa, you could travel here alone, with a few of your best friends, your spouse, or your entire family.
There are also Under Canvas glamping retreats in Zion, Moab, Yellowstone, Glacier, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon.
While guests can also stay in the main lodge, a luxury cabin or a tipi at this resort is located on the edge of Capitol Reef National Park. The Conestoga wagons they've outfitted with king beds and two sets of twin bunks look like an amazing experience. Even though the wagons are based on 19th century designs, you won’t be roughing it like a pioneer. They're all air conditioned and have private bathrooms just a few steps away.
Roxbury, New York
The small town of Roxbury in New York's Catskills mountains is one of the best places for stargazing in New York state. What better way to stargaze than by clamping. Make a weekend out of it by camping at the Bellfire Tipi, which is decorated with custom-made furniture and has a fire pit at its center is wonderful. Unlike many of the other glamping sites in this list, the Bellfire Tipi does not have electricity, so it is a little more "roughing" it.
The glamping “tents” are more of a hybrid cabin-tent at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a five-star dude ranch in western Montana. For example, the 1,300-square-foot Sweet Grass Cabin has a cabin living room at its center and two canvas tent bedrooms attached to it along with two full baths. Oh, how we love the bathrooms, luxury glamping and and the outdoors.