The Best Glamping Spots in America

by  Megan DuBois | Feb 13, 2022
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Under Canvas Grand Canyon / Photo courtesy of the property/Bailey Made

In the late 2000s, glamorous camping (or "glamping") became a worldwide travel trend. Since then, it's become even larger and more luxurious, with treehouses, tiny homes, tents, and cabins all being part of the phenomenon.

Read on for the full list of the best glamping spots in each state -- plus what to see and do when you get there and more need-to-know information to help you plan your bucket-list-worthy adventure. Here, the best glamping in America.

Glamping in Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama is home to white-sand beaches, southern hospitality, and Sugar Sands RV Resort. While the glamping spot does have a lot of concrete blocks to park an RV, there are also five tiny homes that you can rent to stay in. Each tiny home has one queen bed, a flatscreen television, a wine fridge, an upstairs loft, and more. The average cost for two nights in one of the tiny houses is $350. No matter what time of year you visit, a relaxing stroll on the nearby beaches is in order, and as the weather warms up, you can catch a ride on a charter boat for fishing and dolphin excursions.

Glamping in Alaska

Exploring the Last Frontier is a dream vacation for many people, which likely includes being engulfed in the majesty of a glacier. With Alpenglow Luxury Camping, you can see and sleep right next to one. The deluxe tent rentals come with a helicopter ride over the Matanuska Glacier, a queen-size bed, a fire pit, chairs, and incredible glacier and valley views. The glamping experience starts at $899 for two guests (meals are included), depending on if you add extra excursions. While at the glacier, you'll learn to ice climb and have a glacier cocktail.

Glamping in Arizona

Just outside of Grand Canyon National Park is Under Canvas Grand Canyon. The secluded 160-acre campsite has multiple tents for groups, couples, and solo travelers; rates start as low as $209 per night. Each tent is equipped with high-end amenities like organic bath products and West Elm furnishings. After settling in at your site, you can hike along the nearby trails, take a jeep safari, or just bask in the silence of nature.

Glamping in Arkansas

Iris Hill Glamping in Eureka Springs features three beautiful wooden "pods" where guests can sleep and enjoy the wonders of nature with a few modern-day amenities like air conditioning, heating, a flatscreen TV, and a coffee pot. Each pod has its own private bathroom just steps away from the front porch. Nearby you can explore the city's downtown area, where there's an annual chalk art festival and a secret woodland chapel called Thorn Crown. Bookings start at $198 for two nights.

Glamping in California

In Santa Barbara, travelers will find El Capitan Canyon, where safari tents, yurts, and cabins are awaiting your arrival. For those looking for a more traditional camping experience but with the touches of home, consider the safari tents. Each spacious tent is built on a permanent deck, an excellent spot for meals and outdoor games. All tents have a queen or two double beds, a grill, a fire pit, and a shared bathroom. On-site activities and amenities include wine tastings, concerts, a spa, guided hikes, and a llama farm. Rates start from $155.

Glamping in Colorado

The backcountry of Leadville, Colorado is home to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, which has beautifully appointed yurts for families to enjoy while on a ski vacation. Bookings start at $250 per night. The sleep yurts can accommodate up to six people in handcrafted log beds. The wood stove and kitchenette are perfect for early mornings and making breakfast. If you don't feel like cooking, you can also make reservations at the on-site Cookhouse, where you'll be treated to a four-course meal. 

Glamping in Connecticut

Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut is a sprawling woodland resort with 18 different cottages and glamping sites. Depending on availability, you could stay in a lodge based on a trappers cabin, cottages with trees growing right inside, or a treehouse suspended 35 feet above the forest floor. Each of the cottages has a steam shower, a fireplace, and two mountain bikes. While at the farm, explore the organic gardens, the White Memorial Conservancy (which offers 40 miles of hiking trails!), and an award-winning eatery. Rates from $699 per night. 
Glamping in Delaware

Beachfront glamping in Delaware is easy at Massey's Landing in Millsboro. The campsite is one-part RV resort, one-part traditional campsite, and one-part cottage rental. Cottages (from $169 per night) offer ample room for sleeping, cooking, and reconnecting as a family. Many of them also offer waterfront views and are pet-friendly. Here, lounge on the beach, canoe, kayak, fish, or rent bikes.

Glamping in Florida

When many people think of the Sunshine State, they think of beaches and theme parks. You can take your family glamping at Walt Disney World: Just minutes away from Magic Kingdom are The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness. Each cabin has a deck porch, sleeps up to six guests in one bedroom and the living room, and has a full-sized kitchen. Each night you can watch the Electrical Water Pageant float along Bay Lake by driving or taking a golf cart down to the water's edge. You can also visit the horses that call the campground home at Tri-Circle D Ranch – all of which can be seen in the parks for parades and Disney weddings. Rates start at $360 per night.

Glamping in Georgia

Glamping near a lake is easy in Cumming, Georgia, where you can stay in a spacious tent just off the shores of Lake Lanier with Timberline Glamping Company. Each site includes a wood fire pit, hammocks, picnic tables, and a glamping tent with everything you might need for a comfortable stay. Nearby, outdoor activities (including paddleboarding, boating, and fishing) abound. There's also a mountain bike trail at Charleston Park, which is popular among locals and visitors. Bookings start at $134 per night.

Glamping in Hawaii

At the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, kids ages five to 12 can have an exclusive glamping experience just for them. Glamping takes place at the resort's rooftop deck, which has incredible views of the ocean and mountains. Each camper gets a tent, a stargazing lesson, dinner, s'mores, games, and breakfast the following morning. Children will be supervised by kids' club instructors; rates from $120.

Glamping in Idaho

South Victor is home to Moose Creek Ranch, which offers private glamping cabins and airstream glamping (open seasonally). As a bonus, each accommodation offers outdoor fire pits. At night, walk out to look up at the bright stars above. Be sure to get up early in the morning to walk along the edge of the forest to admire stunning flora and fauna. Rates start around $120 per night.

Glamping in Illinois

Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins is located in Elizabethtown, Illinois, and surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest, the only national forest in the state. Here, you can choose between two treehouses (one that sleeps six and another that sleeps two) and four cabins, which start at $120 per night. For something truly unique, you can book a guided mushroom hunting experience. Hiking trails and nature activities are also nearby.

Glamping in Indiana

Mary Rose Herb Farm & Retreat is located in Bristow. The small farm has two rental yurts that accommodate two guests each. The charming accommodations are situated amid an open field, yet they still feel secluded from the primary residence and the herb farm. Each yurt has central heating and cooling, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and more. In the morning, a hot breakfast will be delivered right to your deck. Rates start at $90 per night.

Glamping in Iowa

Honey Creek Resort is just steps from Rathbun Lake in Moravia. There are nearly 30 two- and four-bedroom cottages to rent at the resort, and each has a fireplace and a wrap-around deck. Your stay includes access to Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park, which kids will love. After the water park, you'll want to consider exploring the surrounding forests and prairies. Cottage rentals start at around $300 per night.

Glamping in Kansas

The wide-open plains of Kansas are home to the Acorns Resort in Milford. The property offers an abundance of cabins and lodges to rent from $120 per night. The custom-made cabins have private sleeping, bathing, and entertainment areas to rest and recharge after a day spent exploring the local area. State parks and wildlife reserves are also nearby.

Glamping in Kentucky

Stanton's Red River Gorgeous treehouses, which start at $199 per night, are not to be missed. Each treehouse offers something special about them. Highlights include a treehouse propped on the side of a cliff, a dual treehouse for larger groups, and one that's modeled after a geodesic dome. 

Glamping in Louisiana

Just off Highway 39 in Braithwaite is Stella Events and Adventures, which doubles as a glamping site in the middle of Bayou Country. The property boasts a 53-acre private lake and five waterfront A-frame cabins. The accommodations (which start at just over $100 per night) are solar-powered and equipped with screened-in porches. Plus, New Orleans is just about 40 minutes away, making it an ideal easy escape. 

Glamping in Maine

The newly opened Terramor Outdoor Resort in Bar Harbor, which is near Acadia National Park, has 60 acres of wilderness to explore. The canvas glamping tents have king-sized beds and private fire pits, while most are equipped with an en-suite bathroom. The resort offers weekly seafood boils, stargazing lessons from local experts, and the opportunity to build your own six-pack of beer from local breweries. Meanwhile, the main lodge is home to a restaurant, bar, pool, and hot tub.

Glamping in Maryland

Ella's Enchanted Treehouses in Bittinger is home to three treehouses, each of which boasts a private entrance, beautifully adorned rooms, and a cozy atmosphere. Around the treehouse,s guests can hike, bike, ski, swim, fish, or simply bask in the beauty of nature. Bookings start at $295 per night. 

Glamping in Massachusetts

AutoCamp in Cape Cod features several accommodations, including the refurbished Airstream Suites (from $139 per night) outfitted with plush linens, spa-like bathrooms, a private patio, a fire pit, and a kitchenette. The luxury canvas tents are another great option. Meanwhile, on-site amenities include a general store, a contemporary clubhouse, wifi, bike rentals, and complimentary coffee and tea. 

Glamping in Michigan

Glamping on the beach in a cottage is possible with Michigan's Mai Tiki Resort, which is nestled along the shores of Lake Huron. The 12 cottages range from one to four bedrooms. Each has a private deck, chairs, a grill, and picnic tables. Stroll along soft-sand beaches, try your hand at tubing or fishing, explore miles of hiking trails, or play a challenging round of golf. Nightly rates start at $150.

Glamping in Minnesota

Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Dakota County is home to beautifully crafted cabins, which were handmade by high school students. The cabins have two full-size bunk beds, a small indoor sitting area, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to a spacious deck. The local area is home to hiking trails and beautiful wildlife. Rates start at just under $100 per night.

Glamping in Mississippi

Five tiny homes make up the glamping area at Longleaf Piney Resort in Hattiesburg. Each house, which has at least one queen bed, is distinctively designed and decorated. Around the resort, you can find local breweries, fun restaurants, golf courses, and zoos. Nightly rates from $89.

Glamping in Missouri

Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge offers gorgeous lakefront glamping tents and cabins. Glamping units offer dazzling chandeliers, plush bedding, private fire pits, and outdoor tubs. The cabins are just as eye-catching with cozy rustic-chic decor. On-site activities include water sports, fishing, boating, and more. Rates start at around $600 per night.

Glamping in Montana

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough spans 37,000 acres. Thirty-six glamping tents are available seasonally and are decorated to reflect a western-chic style. Guests staying here can hike on more than 100 miles of trails, go on private cattle drives, have chuckwagon dinners, go on helicopter tours, and embark on hot air balloon rides. Bookings start at just over $1500 per night with a three-night minimum.

Glamping in Nebraska

If you've ever wanted to glamp and stay at a winery, consider a stay at Slattery Vintage Estates which offers you the chance to do both. From mid-May through mid-October, guests can stay in tents furnished with antiques and private decks. This location is for guests ages 21 and over, and rates start at $70 per night. You can add on wine, beer, dinner, s'mores, and hot breakfast for an additional cost.  

Glamping in Nevada

Glamping in an airstream has become very popular, especially amongst people fond of all things vintage. At Zephyr Cove Resort, you can rent a beautifully renovated airstream that sleeps up to four guests. Amenities include a gas stove, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, fire pit, and a picnic table. The resort does require a two-night minimum, and pets are not allowed. Rates are about $350 per night. 

Glamping in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a beautiful place to explore, with miles and miles of untouched wilderness. When that wilderness calls, you'll want to check out Huttopia White Mountains. The seasonal glamping spot has canvas tents and cabins that start around $125 per night. After a dip in the nearby Lake Iona, you can try your hand at activities like pottery, cooking workshops, and even science experiments.

Glamping in New Jersey

Finding a secluded spot to get away in the Garden State can be difficult, though it's not entirely impossible. At Avalon Campground in Clermont, you can rent a canvas tent that has been outfitted with a queen-sized bed, air conditioning, a coffee maker, dishes, a charcoal grill, and more for a vacation where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy nature. Rentals from $149 per night. 

Glamping in New Mexico

Larger families or groups will want to check out Blame Her Ranch in Ribera, where the entire property is yours to explore. The ranch house sleeps up to 24 guests and has 8.5 bathrooms, a game room loft, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, floating gardens and decks, and a huge lawn. Blame Her Ranch also has the only cauldron hot tub in the country. Rates average around $4,300 per night for a multi-night stay -- and diving that up between families will help take the shock out of the price tag. 

Glamping in New York

Lake George Escape in upstate New York is a 178-acre RV resort with charming glamping units that can sleep up to eight people. Each unit has a full kitchen and bath, cable TV, and comfy beds. The resort also offers an array of on-site activities, including a nine-hole disc golf course, wagon rides, fossils hunting, and live entertainment. Should you want to bring your furry friend, there is also a brand-new expanded dog park at the site. Rates start at just under $200 per night.

Glamping in North Carolina

At Asheville Glamping in Asheville, you'll find multiple dome homes, treehouses, yurts, renovated RVs, and more. Each accommodation offers something unique, such as stargazing from the comfort of your bed or soaking in nature from the treetops. Rentals start at $125 per night for a deluxe tent and go up to $485 per night for an eight-person dome.   

Glamping in North Dakota

New Town might not seem like a top glamping destination, but the adorable cabins at The Lodge at Van Hook are worth the drive out west. The bright and airy accommodations each have queen beds, a full kitchenette, boat parking, and a private deck. The only way to make reservations here is to call the lodge -- but the extra effort is worth it to escape the city for a few days.

Glamping in Ohio

The Mohicans Treehouse Resort is nestled in the heart of the Mohican Valley in Glenmont. Here, you'll find nine stunning treehouses, all of which combine vintage materials like 100-year-old barn siding and hand-hewn beams with modern amenities like granite countertops. High in the trees, you'll be surrounded by 77 scenic areas of seclusion. Bookings rates do vary by season and availability.

Glamping in Oklahoma

Glamping in Oklahoma's wide-open spaces is easy and fun at Orr Family Farm, where you can choose to glamp in a historic, handcrafted Conestoga wagon. Each accommodation (which sleeps anywhere from four to eight guests) offers private bathrooms, temperature controls, picnic tables, and deluxe bedding. Guests can enjoy daily complimentary coffee and s'mores. While staying at Orr Family Farm, your group can enjoy riding a restored 1874 vintage carousel, zip lines, pedal boats, and other fun outdoor activities.  

Glamping in Oregon

On the outskirts of Portland, you'll find Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. The seven tiny homes range from 265 square feet to around 360 square feet in size. The tiny houses are perfect for travelers looking for a place to rest after a day spent out in nature or exploring Portland. Nearby activities include hiking trails, fishing, an alpine slide, and excellent birding opps. Rates start at $139 per night. 

Glamping in Pennsylvania

At Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in the Poconos, guests can wake up to the sounds of nature. Each of the property's glamping units features a fire pit, high-speed internet, a queen bed and a daybed, and a deck with chairs overlooking the Delaware River. Your booking also includes a canoe trip, breakfast, and a recreation attendant to help you make fire and bring everything you need for s'mores. From $286 per night.

Glamping in Rhode Island

Melville Ponds Campground in Portsmouth has two completely refurbished airstreams available to rent from $127 per night. Both sleep two guests and have one bathroom. The campground is just five miles from Newport, where you can explore quaint shops and dine at the local restaurants after spending a day on the nearby hiking trails.  

Glamping in South Carolina

South Carolina's Lowcountry region is home to some of the most unique glamping sites around. For example, don't miss your chance to stay in a redone L&N train caboose at the KOA campsite in Mount Pleasant. The refurbished train car, which can sleep up to six people, has a half bathroom, a partial kitchen, and central air. The campsite is located about 20 minutes from Charleston, so a day trip is definitely doable. Consider exploring the city and snagging a dining reservation at one of the many award-winning restaurants before heading back to the train car for the night. While the caboose can be booked online, it is easier to call the campsite directly to book.

Glamping in South Dakota

Those traveling to South Dakota can stay close to the state's biggest tourist attraction, at Under Canvas Mount Rushmore. The glamping site offers incredible views of the monument and has a variety of canvas tents to choose from. Depending on the tent you choose, you could have a private bathroom or a shared bathhouse. On-site, you'll be able to enjoy nature walks, a restaurant, and seasonal activities. Just a few minutes away, you can explore the Centennial Trail or Big Thunder Gold Mine. Rates start at $189 per night. 

Glamping in Tennessee

At Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend (near Great Smoky Mountains National Park), guests can choose between tiny homes, glamping tents, RV rentals, and more. The glamping tents here are exceptionally spacious at over 500 square feet. They're also equipped with a private bathroom, a fire pit, and a refrigerator. Every day, a local food truck visits the resort, allowing you to get a taste of the local culinary scene. Rates start at around $300 for two nights. 

Glamping in Texas

The Inn Between in Concan is comprised of several cute tiny homes that are perfect for a glamping getaway. Each accommodation has a unique theme (including "Cozy Cactus," "The Greenhouse," and The Louise Cottage, which is modeled after the famed Thelma & Louise character). You'll also find at least one bedroom and one private bathroom for each. The site is just a few minutes away from the crystal-clear waters of the Trio River and Garner State Park. Nightly rates from $76.

Glamping in Utah

Imagine sleeping under the stars of a national park. At Zion Glamping Adventures, you can do just that. The company's multi-site glamping area can be found along the edge of national parks like Zion, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and Bryce Canyon. The canyon where the glamping tents are set up offers stunning views of the Canaan Mountain wilderness. You'll also be within easy walking distance of waterfalls and a natural rock bridge.

Glamping in Vermont

Many of Vermont's glamping sites are open seasonally from May to October, including the Treehouse at Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury. The treehouse is two stories tall and has more than 30 windows to show off Mother Nature while you're inside. The accommodation can comfortably sleep up to four guests in an upstairs loft and the downstairs area. You'll find a lake with a small dock at the end of the stairs going down to the forest edge. Rates for the treehouse start at $650.

Glamping in Virginia

Sandy Outdoor River Adventure is home to several stunning glamping units, some of which can sleep up to six people. Each accommodation has bedrooms separated by walls or cloth, a full bath and kitchen, and a living room with a TV and couches. The units are air-conditioned in the summer months, while guests staying here in the winter can enjoy heated floors. Also, don't forget to check out the on-site adventure park. Rentals start at just over $350 per night.

Glamping in Washington

Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island is best known for its luxurious, 425-square-foot yurts, each of which has a private deck, hot tub, and tranquil forest views. The yurts also boast four large windows and French doors, allowing you to take in nature right from your bed. Rentals start at $279 per night.

Glamping in West Virginia

Three Otters Eco Retreat in Cacapon has multiple glamping options, including yurts and floating tree tents that hang four feet above the ground. The yurts are located on the shores of the Potomac River and sleep up to six people. The floating tree tents sleep three and have a transparent roof that's great for stargazing. Don't skip town without visiting nearby Berkeley Springs, America's first spa town. Today, travelers come here to soak in natural mineral waters. One thing to note about this destination is that they are only offering full property rentals for the time being, which start at $1,400 per night.

Glamping in Wisconsin

Edenwood Ranch and Preserve in Wautoma is arguably the best glamping spot in Wisconsin. The glamping tents here are whopping 1,200 square feet each. As part of your stay, you'll gain access to the on-site archery range and horseshoe pit. Guests will also find an abundance of hiking and birding spots nearby. Rates start at $249 per night.

Glamping in Wyoming

Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole is a lovely spot for a weekend away to reconnect with your family, friends, or just yourself. Each of the 23 tiny house cabins has well-appointed rooms with private bedrooms and bathrooms. The many windows allow light to flood in, while the outdoor patios are ideal for relaxing any time of day or night. Bookings start at just over $300 per night.

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