The rugged camping lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Sleeping in sleeping bags and setting up tents? No, thank you. Some prefer a more glamorous style of camping, glamping if you will, and I don’t blame ’em. Glamping is for those who wish to experience the beauty of the outdoors without its discomforts, and there isn’t a shortage of campgrounds that cater to these crowds.
Here’s a collection of some of the best campgrounds for our fellow glampers. If you’re looking for a great place to take your RV on a summer road trip, take notes.
RVC Outdoors is a glampers dream — enjoying the outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of the indoors. Staying in one of their cabins or cottages, you’ll be surrounded by nature without being engulfed by it. No bugs? Running water? A comfy bed? Yes, please.
Each RVC cabin and cottage is complete with climate control, a full kitchen, a stackable washer and dryer, and a flat-screen TV. Don’t want to go full-on glamp? Try a yurt out for size. Yurts have hardwood flooring, climate control, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. Camping with some dashes of glamping.
With 9 campgrounds across 9 states, from Yosemite in California to Pine Mountain in Georgia, you can get the outdoor hotel resort experience wherever you go. Talk about luxury AND convenience.
With almost 200 campgrounds and resorts in 25 different states, Thousand Trails has something for campers and glampers alike. Whether you want to head to the beach or run for the mountains, there is a site for you. Hike the Grand Canyon or snorkel in the Florida Keys all while knowing you have the luxury of your cabin, cottage, tiny home, or yurt waiting for you when you get back.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try a more unique rental for size. A covered wagon, perhaps?
Under Canvas is known for its safari-styled glamping accommodations with national parks like Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone right at your doorstep. Their upscale camp setups boast of daily housekeeping, on-site dining services, and various adventures to choose from.
You can explore 7 national parks with Under Canvas. All locations offer three luxury tent options with king-sized beds and wood-burning stoves in secluded locations with stellar views. They’ll even help you plan your excursions from ziplining to hiking to llama trekking. Can you imagine a more stress-free, luxurious, beauty-filled experience? I can’t.
New York is known for its bustling city life, but did you know that about a 4-hour drive from NYC is a glamping oasis? Firelight Camps in Ithaca offers a luxurious experience like no other. With furnished tents complete with hardwood floors and king-sized beds, you’ll get the perfect balance of camp and glamp. Spring for one of their electric tents if you want to go full glamp.
Firelight Camps offer the amenities of the traditional hotel like free continental breakfast and a bar. Not to mention, freshly brewed coffee from sun up ’til sundown? Sign me up!
There’s nothing quite like having the sounds of nature outside your window and your butler at your beck and call. Yes, I said butler. The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana is the height of luxury. Did I mention, that you also get a camp chef?
Paws Up is 37,000 acres of pure, undeveloped Montana beauty. You can stare out at 10 miles of river and walk 100 miles of nature trails. Stay in a luxury home, safari-style tent, or tree haus. With six luxury campsites and plenty of activities, there’s a place for every glamper, honeymooner, and family.
Got Your Glamping Gear?
If you’re off to go glamping, there’s not much you’ll need. The beauty of glamping is that the campgrounds and resorts will do much of the work for you. All you have to do is prepare to take in all the beauty and luxury the glamping lifestyle has to offer. Come on, Barbie. Let’s go glamping.