The Best Glamping Holidays Resorts in America

… This is a Guest Post by Rich Brown from Rolling Fox  …

If you love camping, but you don’t want to give up on luxury, then glamping holidays may be a great choice for you. While the idea of glamping dates back to the 1300s when Turkish Ottomans built luxurious tent cities, the modern glamping movement began around 2005.

When you go glamping, you get direct access to all the benefits of communing with nature without putting up with sleeping bags, sleeping pads and burnt food. If you would like to try glamping, then consider these top resorts around America.

Glamping holidays with style at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas, image credit Mark Lochridge

Glamping holidays with style at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas

Yellowstone Under Canvas

This glamping holiday in Yellowstone National Park is offered by the Under Canvas brand.

Guests visiting Yellowstone Under Canvas, which is open from late May through early September, have three choices of unique tents to meet their glamping needs with the most luxurious contains a king bed and a private bathroom.

Under Canvas glamping holiday, image Amelia Anne Photography

Glamping in Yellowstone National Park with Under Canvas

Glamping Tree House in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Stay in a tree house in Watsonville, California for a unique glamping experience. This tree house in the Santa Cruz Mountains is also conveniently located near Monterey Bay, California. Guests can use the well-equipped kitchen, relax in the private bath or in the hot tub located under the tree.  You can find the treehouse on AirBNB and if you’re new to it all you can get an AirBNB credit here.

Long Point Eco Adventures

Long Point Eco Adventures are located within the Carolinian forest overlooking the Long Point Bay. Guests can stay in one of 15 luxurious glamping suites equipped with either king or queen beds. Each comes with an indoor toilet and outdoor shower. Wake up each morning to a buffet breakfast.

Glamping at Long Point Eco, Photograph by Goh Iromoto

Glamping at Long Point Eco

The Resort at Paws Up

The ranching lifestyle takes center stage at The Resort at Paws Up. Six luxury campsites offer six glamping tents. Each tent has its own bathroom. Guests can also choose to rent a vacation home with a glamping tent located just outside. Each accommodation comes with a camping butler and chef.

Dunton Hot Springs

Rent the whole restored 19th century ghost town of Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado, for your next glamping holidays or choose to stay in one of 13 luxurious suites. This secluded mountain hideaway offers many onsite activities including rappelling, fishing and hiking. During the winter months, enjoy ice skating and cross-country skiing.

View from a tent at Dunton Hot Springs Glamping holidays, image Dunton Hot Springs

View from a tent at Dunton Hot Springs

Camp Orenda

Enjoy sitting on the attached porch attached to each canvas tent at Camp Orenda. Alternatively, relax in front of the electric wood burning stove at this glamping location within Adirondack State Park. Each of the six luxurious tents accommodates from four to six guests. Enjoy meals prepared in the kitchen.

Mustang Monument

The eco-friendly Mustang Monument Resort owned by Madeleine Pickens is located near Wells, Nevada, and is dedicated to protecting the mustang. Stay in one of the 10 luxurious 300 square foot tipis featuring leather chairs, custom-made beds and hardwood floors. Most packages are for adults only. Meals and activities are included.

Treebones

Treebones is located near Big Sur on California’s central coast. Guests can choose to stay in a yurt offering queen or king beds. Alternatively, they can choose to stay in the 500 square foot Autonomous Tent with its king bed and gas fireplace. Guests can also choose to stay in the wood-woven human nests.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Guests can choose between four styles of canvas cabins at The Ranch at Rock Creek located near Philipsburg, Montana. Most cabins feature either a king or two queen beds making them great choices for families. Guests can choose from a variety of activities including mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding.

Posh Primitive

The log-embellished canvas tents at Posh Primitive located in the Adirondack mountains each offer a custom-bed and décor made by local craftsmen. Guests can enjoy meals prepared from locally-sourced ingredients or cook their own food on the provided woodstoves. The staff at this glamping campground are happy to arrange activities.

Glamping Posh Primitive style in the Adirondack mountains, image Posh Primitive

Glamping Posh Primitive style in the Adirondack mountains

Blue Bear Mountain Camp

Guests find a variety of glamping accommodations at Blue Bear Mountain Camp located near Boone, North Carolina. Consider staying in a tipi equipped with a queen bed or in one of the two or four person cabins tucked away in the woods. Guests can also bring their own tents or RVs.

Sequoia High Sierra Camp

The Sequoia High Sierra Camp is only accessible to those who are willing to hike to its location high in the Sierra Mountains. This camp features 32 canvas tents sleeping one or two people. The bathroom is shared with other campers. Enjoy exploring the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks from this campground.

Sinya On Lone Man Creek

From its location within the Texas Hill Country near Wimberly, Texas, Sinya On Lone Man Creek offers modern elegance including a feather-cushioned sofa, well-equipped kitchen and a king bed. This secluded glamping location on Lone Man Creek offers swimming in the creek along with the opportunity to explore the quaint city of Wimberly.

Claw foot bathtub and shower at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas, image Al Arqueta

Claw foot bathtub and shower at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas

Enjoy a hot tub on a glamping holiday at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas, image credit Al Arqueta

Enjoy a hot tub on a glamping holiday at Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Texas

Westgate River Ranch

The Westgate River Ranch located near Polk County, Florida, offers a variety of accommodations on its dude ranch. There are 20 glamping platform sites each featuring air conditioning and heating. Guests can choose to stay in the luxurious heated and cooled teepees with room for up to four guests.

If you love to go camping, but refuse to leave some luxuries behind, then glamping is a great choice for you. These locations located across the United States and Canada offer luxurious glamping holidays in a variety of settings.

While a few leave it to guests to fill their days, many offer amazing opportunities on their property. Guests can choose to prepare their own meals at many glamping locations. Other times, the resort offers great food. We hope that you have enjoyed this list, and ask that you share it with your friends.

This has been a guest post by Rich Brown, a camping and hiking enthusiast who also runs the blog rollingfox.com. We write camping guides, tips, gear reviews and camp cooking. You can follow Rich on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

This post contains some affiliate links, so if you click on a link and book something I will earn a small commission to keep the blogging lights on, but don’t worry, it’s at no extra cost to you. Thank you.

Like to stretch your legs on holiday? You may also like to check out what it’s like to do the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk in Australia. 

 

Rich from Rolling Fox

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  1. wooovvv great post. This looking adorable. i want stay here…

  2. Cool place to shower, “Sinya on Lone Man Creek”….I just can’t wait to get out there. Today is another boom…Tomorrow is another day…When it will be a SUNDAY???

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