Spending time in nature has never been more popular, but if roughing it in a small tent with nothing but a sleeping bag is not your cup of tea, consider a glamping trip. Blending picture-perfect, unspoiled natural settings with hotel amenities, glamping resorts are an excellent option for those who want to get close to Mother Nature without foregoing modern comforts like a memory foam mattress, a private bathroom, or access to butler services.
Fortunately, there is no lack of glamping resorts in all four corners of the country, with new properties popping up in places such as California wine country, upstate New York, and many of America’s most beautiful national parks.
So whether you are into fly-fishing, hiking lush forests, exploring Moab’s alien landscapes, or creative retreats in artsy towns, we rounded up the best glamping experiences in the country.
Montana: Under Canvas North Yellowstone
Under Canvas’s glamping locations are near some of the country’s most picturesque national parks and landmarks. Case in point? The North Yellowstone campsite is nestled in the spectacularly lush Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River and features safari-inspired canvas tents that sleep up to six people. Private bathrooms, lounge areas, comfortable beds, luxe linens, and patios await guests in the picture-perfect wilderness of Montana. On-site breakfast, BBQ, craft cocktails, and nightly s’mores by the fire ensure a stellar dining experience, too.
Under Canvas has another Yellowstone location, West Yellowstone, so when booking, make sure you choose the right one.
Montana: Paws Up in Greenough
Set on a 37,000-acre working ranch, Paws Up allows guests to connect with nature while having butler services a quick phone call away. Several glampsites are spread out across the property, ensuring privacy and unique experiences each time you visit (because, trust us, this is a place you will return to). The 36 luxury tents have king beds, en suite bathrooms, elegant décor, private decks, WiFi, air conditioning, daily housekeeping services, and, yes, a butler. The camp menu changes daily and includes dishes like elk tenderloin, baked brie, and goat cheesecake.
But the best thing about Paws Up is the endless list of activities—from kid-friendly nature hikes, arts and crafts, and pony rides to archery, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.
Texas: El Cosmico in Marfa
This “nomadic hotel and campground” in Marfa is the preferred lodging option for artists and creative types that flock to the small Texan town in search of inspiration. El Cosmico boasts 21 acres in the desert with diverse accommodations — from a tiny mirror house to safari tents, yurts, vintage trailers, and teepees. The interiors are just as eclectic — earthy shades punctuated by vibrant pops of color and rustic décor. The campsite also boasts a very unique amenity we wished more glamping sites had: a hammock grove.
The communal outdoor kitchen is a great place to meet like-minded travelers, or if you’re in the mood for exploring, head to Marfa, a short walk away.
New York: Firelight Camps
Tucked in the woods next to the Upper Buttermilk Falls hiking trail, Firelight Camp in Ithaca immerses its guests in nature and local culture without forgoing the comforts of modern life. Their tents are outfitted with king or queen beds, hardwood flooring, a desk, and chairs, while the private decks have rocking chairs.
The on-site bar serves cocktails and brews from local microbreweries, while snacks and s’mores kits are available at the campsite’s store.
Utah: AutoCamp Zion National Park
Utah’s first national park now has a luxury campsite sitting among its ethereal landscape and treating travelers to stunning views and modern amenities. AutoCamp Zion National Park offers dozens of custom Airstreams with queen-sized beds, kitchenettes, private bathrooms with rain showers, and private patios with firepits and dining areas.
Like every AutoCamp location across the country, travelers have access The Clubhouse, a modern communal space with floor-to-ceiling windows and chic mid-century modern design that houses a restaurant, a store, and lounge areas.
Yoga classes, mountain biking, hiking, or simply enjoying the stunning views are all favorite past-times here.
New York: Terra Glamping
Glamping in the Hamptons? Why yes. Welcome to Terra Glamping, “where modern luxury and the Milky Way collide,” as the company slogan references the campsite’s blend of unspoiled nature and top-notch amenities.
You can book one of 30 safari tents tucked away in Cedar Point Park with water views of Sag Harbor and Shelter Island and enjoy a private porch, a memory foam mattress queen-size bed, and elegant décor. Breakfast and grilling areas are available on-site, but East Hamptons and Sag Harbor are a short drive away if you’re craving something more elevated. Grab a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard, and explore the scenic shoreline from the water.
Utah: Ulum Moab
Few places are as striking as Moab — dramatic red rocks, towering sandstone arches formed by the snaking Colorado River, where ancient dinosaur bones remind of the destination’s prehistoric origins. And in the middle of it is ULUM Moab, a luxury campsite set on 200 awe-inspiring acres.
In-tent amenities include private decks, Parachute bedlinens, bathrooms with rain showers, Aēsop toiletries, and chic interiors. When you work up an appetite, head to the restaurant, where elevated southwest dishes and craft cocktails are served with a side of unobstructed desert vistas.
California: Huttopia Wine Country
Glamping on a working winery? Sign us up. Huttopia, the family-owned French camping company’s latest outpost, is making headlines with its unique location. Surrounded by stunning views of grapevines and centuries-old oak trees, less than two hours from San Francisco, Huttopia Wine Country is a kid- (and parent-) friendly glamping spot that opened on June 30th with 63 solar-powered wood cabins and canvas tents. With facilities such as a heated pool, a playground, games, a central lodge, and a super Instagrammable Airstream-turned-food-truck, the property is perfect for families looking for a new glamping destination (with some fun wine-focused activities such as wine tastings for those 21 and over).