Do you want experience campfires, clear, starry nights, and the great outdoors without the hassle of loading up gear or sleeping on the hard ground? If so, glamping might be for you.
Also referred to as “glamorous camping,” glamping is all about comfort and convenience. Glamping has grown increasingly popular over the past decade for campers of all ages. It’s not only a great way to enjoy nature, but it offers couples and families the opportunity to experience camping without the struggle of setting up a tent, starting a fire, sleeping with pesky bugs, or sacrificing the comforts of home.
Most glamping destinations offer comfortable beds or cots, gorgeous views, outdoor seating with fire pits and grills, small kitchens, and bathrooms. You will also find that many destinations are eco-friendly and nature-focused, in which case you may not have electricity or running water, but you can feel good knowing you are being kind to Mother Nature.
Glamping accommodations can come in many shapes and sizes including tents, yurts, treehouses, teepees, and more!
Camp Native loves every style of camping, and glamping is no exception. Here are 4 of our favorite glamping destinations from across the U.S. that offer amazing views, comfortable accommodations, and great outdoor recreation.
1. Frost Mountain Yurts: Brownfield, Maine
These beautiful year-round yurts, located in the backwoods of western Maine, are eco-friendly and pet-friendly. There is no running water or electricity, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature, but each yurt has its own porta-potty and campers have access to water for washing.
Each yurt features 3 bunk bed sets and 2 futons, a table with 4 chairs, wood stove and wood, a cook stove with fuel, lanterns and candles, all utensils for cooking and eating, cards and games, a fire pit, a gas grill, Bodum French Coffee Press, 8 cup percolator, a hammock, Tiki torches, and a 5 gallon solar shower.
The only items guests need to bring along are drinking water and food, a cooler for refrigeration, and your favorite blankets and pillows.
Frost Mountain Yurts is situated on 60 acres of land, making it the ideal quiet getaway with ample privacy. There is a great network of hiking and snowshoe trails that leave from the yurts, and mountain bikers will love the nearby Mountain Division Trail. If you want to hop on the water, there are a number of lakes nearby for boating, fishing, and swimming. Or, escape the crowds and cool off during the warmer months in the hidden pools of Evans Notch.
Learn more about Frost Mountain Yurts or book your private glamping getaway on Camp Native today!
2. American River Resort: Placerville, California
Located along the South Fork American River, this campground offers beautiful river front cabin tents. These tents are focused on the convenience and comfort of the guests, and they are available year-round.
These sturdy, watertight canvas tents are simple, but between the comfortable cots on the inside and the jaw-dropping views on the outside, a person couldn’t ask for much more. All of the tents are on raised platforms and include a deck with seating so you can take in the gorgeous sights.
These cozy camping tents can accommodate up to 4 people, guests only need to bring along sleeping bags or a sleeping pad and blankets. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. The campground will prepare tasty meals for you.
Popular nearby activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking on the American River, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and biking. This is a great basecamp for exploring the High Sierras or taking a drive to Lake Tahoe.
Learn more about American River Resort or reserve your California waterfront cabin tent today on Camp Native!
3. Sourdough Sue’s Bear Lake Lodging: Seward, Alaska
Sourdough Sue’s is located 7 miles outside of Seward, Alaska, and is home to 3 cozy yurts. Breathtaking mountain views, picturesque landscapes, and exciting outdoor adventure await guests staying at these beautiful yurts. Campers can look forward to a warm, comfy place to relax from May 1st through September 1st.
Guests have their choice of either a 30 foot yurt or a 24 foot yurt during their getaway at Sourdough Sue’s. The 30 foot yurt can comfortably accommodate 8 people and includes two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a modern bathroom, and a covered deck with a grill. There are two 24 foot yurts that can comfortably accommodate 6 people and feature a private bath with showers, a 3/4 kitchen, and a covered deck with a grill.
Sourdough Sue’s Bear Lake Lodging is located near Kenai Fjords National Park, Exit Glacier, Bear Lake, Trail Lakes Hatchery, Resurrection Bay, and the Small Boat Harbor. Bear Lake is close by and offers opportunities for fun on the water. Around the yurts you can pick berries, watch for wildlife, hike the Iditarod Trail, bike, kayak, take a scenic boat ride, or have a picnic on the beach.
Learn more about Sourdough Sue’s Bear Lake Lodging or book your stay on Camp Native and start living the Alaskan dream!
4. Royal Gorge Cabins: Canon City, Colorado
Royal Gorge Cabins is located in the heart of Royal Gorge Country, near Canon City, Colorado. For guests who want cozy accommodations while still being able to enjoy the ambiance of the campfire and the clear Colorado sky, the luxury glamping tents at Royal Gorge are perfect. These glamorous tents are available April through October.
The glamping tents can comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children. Guests enjoy all of the luxuries of home with a queen bed, a sofa sleeper, power outlets, double french doors, free Wifi, a fire ring, and easy access to the clean bath house.
Popular nearby attractions include exploring the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, river rafting, fishing the Arkansas River, jeep tours, mountain biking the Royal Gorge Rim, hiking Temple Canyon, zipline tours, golf, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Manitou Cliff Dwellings.
Learn more about Royal Gorge Cabins or start planning your luxury Colorado glamping adventure on Camp Native!