8 Summer Glamping Destinations Across the U.S.

May 19, 2023 | Campgrounds, Glamping

8 Summer Glamping Destinations Across the U.S.

From cabins and yurts to tents and wagons, these glamping destinations are perfect for getting outside this summer.

By Samantha Lechlitner-Lewis

Photo courtesy Gatherwild Ranch

Whether you’re a first-time glamper or looking for your next outdoor escape, these glamping destinations are perfect for getting outside without sacrificing comfort. Experience all of the season’s outdoor adventures by day, and then retreat to your glamping tent, cabin, yurt, or wagon at night. Most of these accommodations even put you close to major U.S. attractions like national parks, historic roadways, and popular cities. 

From tiny houses in the Pacific Northwest to Scandinavian tälts in the Midwest, here are eight glamping experiences great for a summertime getaway.

Interior of a glamping tent with a bed, lighting, and windows
Photo courtesy North Shore Camping Co.

1. North Shore Camping Co., Beaver Bay, Minnesota 

Perched above Lake Superior, this Scandinavian-inspired glampground embraces open-air living—offering an ideal amount of comfort, wilderness, and relaxation. Each tält (glamping tent) is equipped with amenities like fire pits, cookware, a gas stove, a picnic table, and other glamping necessities. There’s also access to a pool, hot tub, and sauna at North Shore’s partnering location, Cove Point Lodge, which is next to the glampground. 

There’s also an abundance of outdoor recreation nearby, ranging from walking trails and state parks to the famed Superior Hiking Trail and the Split Rock Wilds mountain biking trails.

Cabin tucked away in the woods
Photo courtesy Roamstead

2. Roamstead, Cosby, Tennessee

Featuring cabins, yurts, and RV and tent sites, Roamstead blends glamping accommodations with hotel-style amenities and comfort to give guests an elevated outdoor experience right outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There’s even access to the park via the Maddron Bald Trail next to Roamstead’s property. 

Sitting in proximity to the most-visited national park in the U.S., downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Cherokee National Forest, and outdoor recreation of all kinds, this glampground makes you feel like you’re away from it all while keeping you close to all of the area’s attractions.

Airstream glamping setup with a tent, fire pit, and chairs
Photo courtesy Moose Creek Ranch

3. Moose Creek Ranch, Victor, Idaho

This glamping basecamp puts visitors close to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and all of its nearby attractions like Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Whether you’re traveling by RV or want to sleep in a cabin, glamping tent, or an Airstream, there are multiple ways to stay at Moose Creek Ranch. And with upscale, modern amenities, no matter which type of accommodations you choose, you can embrace the outdoors with all of the creature comforts you’d expect at a luxury resort.

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While you can stay here any season, the warmer months let you take advantage of all of the area’s outdoor activities, without worrying about snowfall affecting your travel plans.

Canvas glamping tent with a platform deck outside
Photo courtesy Gatherwild Ranch

4. Gatherwild Ranch, Germantown, New York

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the Hudson Valley at this quaint glampground tucked away alongside the Hudson River. With eight glamping sites to choose from, you can stay in tiny, cabin-like houses or canvas glamping tents. While you can relax on site and explore the property, there’s also plenty to do nearby in Hudson and Rhinebeck, New York.

Gatherwild offers guests a curated, unique experience for those looking to get off the grid and away from the crowds. From hanging with farm animals to biking the hilly terrain of the Hudson Valley, you can be as adventurous or relaxed as you want.

Purple tiny house sitting in a glampground with mountains and trees in the background
Photo courtesy Thousand Trails Leavenworth

5. Tiny House Village, Leavenworth, Washington

The Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Campground offers visitors multiple ways to stay, including its Tiny House Village glamping accommodations. Located near the Bavarian-inspired village of Leavenworth, this glampground surrounds you with the beauty of the Cascade Mountains, German culture, and all types of outdoor activities.

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While you need a Thousand Trails camping pass to stay here, guests can enjoy the campground’s many amenities. From pickleball courts and volleyball to hiking trails and swimming, when you’re not exploring off-site, this property has something for everyone, and most sites are pet-friendly.

Glamping tent in a wooded area with a picnic table outside
Photo courtesy Ventana Big Sur

6. Ventana Glamping, Big Sur, California

Explore all the beauty of Big Sur, California, from the comfort of a luxury, safari-style glamping tent. Ventana offers guests an upscale glamping experience surrounded by natural landscapes like towering redwood trees, canyons, and Post Creek, which winds through the property. Each tent comes with a fire pit, picnic tables, chairs, lanterns, and other amenities. Plus, you have access to bathhouses, a snack bar, and the on-site Big Sur Smokehouse. 

Minutes away from Highway 1 and only 30 miles outside of Carmel, California, this glampground is an ideal base camp for experiencing the many attractions along this stretch of coastline.

Interior of a glamping tent with a bed, ceiling fan, dressers, and wood floors
Photo courtesy The Ranch at Rock Creek

7. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana

This Montana ranch takes glamping to the next level. The Ranch at Rock Creek is an all-inclusive property featuring multiple ways to stay, including luxury glamping cabins, Conestoga wagons, a remodeled barn, and rooms at the property’s Granite Lodge. From upscale dining experiences to spa services, the Ranch gives guests resort-like amenities and hospitality. 

Located in the heart of Montana’s wilderness, there’s also plenty to do outside like hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, and more. The Ranch is also near several state parks and national forests, plus it’s less than 4 hours from Yellowstone National Park.

Interior of a yurt with a bed and bunk beds
Photo courtesy Lawson Adventure Park and Resort

8. Lawson Adventure Park and Resort, Dumont, Colorado

Less than 40 miles outside of Denver, Colorado, the Lawson Adventure Park and Resort puts guests in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. Designed for those looking for an epic outdoor adventure, this glamping location offers a plethora of experiences like ATV tours, whitewater rafting, zip lining, climbing, hiking, and more. You can stay in one of the park’s fully-furnished cabins or glamping yurts, all of which offer amazing views of the surrounding mountains and wilderness.

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Dine on-site at the Basecamp Bar and Grille or book a private dining experience for your group. And the cabins, yurts, and bar area are all dog friendly as long as your four-legged friends are leashed.