Immerse yourself in nature and connect with the world around you without sacrificing the world-class amenities you desire. From spa services to cocktail classes, live concerts, sunrise yoga, kid’s clubs, rodeos, and more, these amazing glamping destinations offer unforgettable activities and services for every type of traveler.
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1. Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch, Florida
To experience unspoiled Florida wilderness, steer away from popular tourist hot spots and wrangle up a glampsite at Westgate River Ranch Resort. This dude ranch offers camping with an eye-popping list of activities for all ages, including airboat rides, horseback riding, archery, fishing, a petting zoo, mechanical bull riding, and rock climbing, just to name a few.
But perhaps the most impressive offering is the award-winning Saturday night rodeo, featuring trick riding, barrel racing, and bull riding.
Glamping accommodations here are vast, with slick options such as Conestoga wagons and luxe teepees that offer services from a personal glamping concierge. With upscale linens, posh fireplaces, morning coffee delivery, and more, you’ll be far from “roughing it.”
2. The Fields of Michigan, South Haven, Michigan
Morning yoga followed by a relaxing spa treatment. Blueberry picking, long strolls on the beach, and cocktail classes. At The Fields in Southwest Michigan, you’ll find all of this and more in a bespoke glamping destination. The resort offers deluxe tent-style accommodations, along with a wealth of activities. Gather ‘round a campfire for wine tastings paired with s’mores and grilled cheese, or take a sailing excursion, complete with picnic lunch, on nearby Lake Michigan.
Activities are carefully curated and lean heavily into the grown-up crowd, but starting this summer the resort will host select family-friendly weekends. Best of all, The Fields welcomes your canine companions, making it the perfect getaway spot for your pooch as well.
3. Under Canvas Zion, Virgin, Utah
Surrounded by 196 acres of remote desert terrain, Under Canvas Zion offers stunning views of sandstone cliffs and majestic red rock formations, all in a location that’s just miles from the entrance of Zion National Park. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day of adventure with delicious on-site dining, organic bath products, and modern furnishings in your safari-inspired tent with an en suite bath.
Complimentary activities abound at the resort, including live music, morning yoga, painting, movie nights, trivia, bingo, scavenger hunts, and offerings to entertain the little ones. Travel down the road a bit and you’ll also find the recently opened Under Canvas Bryce Canyon, which provides a similar array of amenities nestled in a juniper forest setting.
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4. Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine
From sleeping in a vintage Airstream to taking in the views from a glass house designed for stargazing, nestling into a cozy A-frame hut, or making space for the whole family at a roomier cottage offering, Maine’s Sandy Pines Campground offers the perfect glamping getaway for couples or families.
Children will stay entertained at the property’s Kids’ Kraft Sessions, while visitors of all ages will enjoy access to one of New England’s most idyllic beaches, Goose Rocks Beach. Kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or splash around in the resort’s heated saltwater pool, then head into town for fresh lobster rolls to truly make the most of this charming glamping retreat and campground.
5. The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana
From safari-style tents to luxury treehouses, The Resort at Paws Up offers posh glamping digs in a scenic Rocky Mountain setting. The 37,000-acre, all-inclusive property boasts 100 miles of trails to explore, along with a staggering array of wilderness adventure options exclusive to resort guests.
Cover some ground on an ATV adventure, saddle up for horseback riding, try your hand at fly fishing, take your shot at a world-class sporting clays course, or delight in the resort’s numerous other activity options, including boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, rappelling, swimming, and more. As you unwind with spa treatments, live music, and upscale dining, you’ll debate if you ever want to go home at all.
6. Circle Pines KOA Holiday, Williams, Arizona
If you’re looking for family-friendly options, KOA resorts offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to camp in a setting full of features designed with younger travelers in mind. When it comes to striking the perfect mix of unique accommodations and unforgettable activities, the Circle Pines KOA Holiday has it all.
Situated an hour outside Grand Canyon National Park, and near the historic downtown of Williams, Arizona, the resort’s glamping options include covered wagons, colorful teepees, and a variety of cabins. Kids will enjoy the on-site Go-Kart track and miniature golf course, as well as offerings such as trail rides, gem mining, hayrides, a jumping pillow, and an extensive array of daily activities during summer.
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7. Tiny Digs Hotel, Portland, Oregon
For those looking for a taste of glamping in the big city, the themed miniature homes at Tiny Digs Hotel strive to “Keep Portland Weird.” With options that sleep two to five guests, the quirky homes resemble everything from a cozy cabin or tiny barn to a train car, beach cottage, and more, all with private baths and kitchenettes.
Though the property does boast traditional niceties such as a communal fire pit and lawn games, the main attraction of this glamping destination is its proximity to everything that the city has to offer. From here you can walk to numerous craft breweries, bars, coffee shops, and eateries, including the city’s popular food truck parks, all of which allow you to truly live like a local.