If you love the idea of alfresco living, but don’t want the hassle of pitching a tent, then glamping could be for you! From deluxe resorts with all mod cons to rustic retreats, here are seven of the best.
Lucky Arrow Retreat, Texas
Enjoy a luxury stay in a spacious cabin or characterful yurt at this peaceful resort nestled within rolling Texan hill country. You’ll be staying on a verdant 15 acre site with a heated swimming pool and shaded beer garden. Ten air conditioned yurts feature a queen size bed and vintage record player plus coffee maker and private deck for enjoying the leafy views. Pop into Bell Springs Winery next door for a leisurely lunch and tasting session.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon, Arizona
This Arizona resort is a deluxe safari style tented camp just 25 minutes from the South Rim entrance to magnificent Grand Canyon National Park. Set in 160 acres of peaceful juniper forest, each tent sleeps up to four guests in king size beds and comes equipped with wood burning stove, ensuite bathroom and private deck. Enjoy onsite gourmet dining and s’mores around the campfire. Stargazer tents come complete with a panoramic window above your bed, so you can lie back and contemplate the galaxy.
Huttopia, Adirondacks, New York
Escape from the madding crowd to this recently opened glampsite tucked away in 300 acres of secluded woodland. This peaceful camp offers simple and spacious accommodation in the form of trapper-inspired wood frame and canvas tents. Choose from rustic two person units with solar power, compost loos and barbecue. Or opt for the two bed, electric powered Trappeur tent, which sleeps up to five and has a kitchen, dining area, bathroom and a roomy terrace with fire pit. Enjoy board games, football and table tennis at the camp’s central main lodge and fill up on wood fired pizza at the onsite bistro. Lake George Village, a popular visitor hub, is a four mile drive away.
Capitol Reef Resort, Utah
A mile from Capitol Reef National Park, this cushy resort offers an array of highly comfy accommodation in stunning surroundings. Within striking distance of Utah’s celebrated Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zion National Parks, the camp is surrounded by excellent hiking trails and fantastic red rock landscapes. Accommodation spans comfy guestrooms, tepees and air conditioned Conestoga covered wagons around a communal fire pit. Tuck into fried catfish, Philly steak sandwiches and enchiladas at the onsite Pioneer Kitchen restaurant. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and gym.
Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Enjoy charming rustic accommodation and fabulous mountain views at Jackson Hole, a mere six miles from the pristine lakes and towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park. You’ll stay in an intimate wooden cabin kitted out with a compact kitchenette, comfy bed, flat screen TV and a spacious private deck with fire pit for you to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Several cabins come with private hot tubs. The surrounding area offers find a wealth of activities include hiking, fishing, kayaking and white water-rafting.
Resort at Paws Up, Montana
If budget allows, push the boat out with this high-end glamping experience. Paws Up is a deluxe resort on a 37,000 acre ranch surrounded by Montana’s glorious mountain wilderness. Here you can relax in bespoke designed cabins and luxurious glamping tents, complete with claw foot bathtubs. Accommodation is spaced out across the expansive site, so you can opt to stay on the banks of the beautiful Blackfoot River, or in a woodland hideaway or cliff-side retreat. Enjoy gourmet dining and abundant activities from trout fishing to horseback riding, spa treatments and hot air balloon rides.
Sandy Pines Campground, Maine
Nestled in a tranquil beachside forest fringed by salt marsh, this family friendly campground is less than a mile from the soft white sands and calm waters of Goose Rocks Beach. At Sandy Pines you’ll find a heated saltwater pool, lawn games aplenty, plus multiple accommodation options. Spacious safari tents come with all mod cons including king size beds, air con and fire pits. Or opt to sleep in an airstream, vintage caravan, Conestoga wagon or stargazer dome. Site facilities include a kid’s playground, volleyball courts, a general store and snack bar.
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