Are you looking for a vacation that’s a step up from camping but not as intense as traditional backpacking or hiking? If so, glamping might be just what you’re looking for. Glamping is a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping” that’s become popular in recent years. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to rough it. In this blog post, we’ll share our top 5 favorite glamping destinations in the United States, according to the folks at Capital Vacations.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone is one of the most popular national parks in the country, and for good reason—it’s absolutely stunning. If you’re looking to glamp in Yellowstone, we recommend that you stay at the Yellowstone Under Canvas campground. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy all the comforts of home—including a queen-sized bed, en suite bathroom, and private deck—while being just minutes away from all the Yellowstone attractions.
Moab is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. It’s especially popular with mountain bikers and hikers, but there’s something for everyone here. If you’re looking to glamp in Moab, we recommend staying at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa. This resort sits on 160 acres along the Colorado River and offers stunning views of red rock cliffs. You can also take advantage of the resort’s amenities, which include an on-site restaurant, spa, and swimming pool.
Big Sur, California
Big Sur is one of California’s most beautiful—and most popular—coastal regions. If you’re looking to glamp here, we recommend Ventana Big Sur. Ventana is an adults-only resort that sits on 225 acres of redwood forest and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. At Ventana, you can choose between luxury tents and suites—all of which come with en suite bathrooms and private decks.
The Catskills, New York
The Catskills are a popular destination for New Yorkers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. And what better way to enjoy the Catskills than by glamping? We recommend staying at De Bruce Wine Country lodges & Inn—a secluded adults-only retreat nestled in 400 acres of forestland. At De Bruce Wine Country lodges & Inn, you can choose between suites and cabins—all of which come with en suite bathrooms and private porches or decks overlooking the grounds.
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is a popular destination for its many breweries, restaurants, and art galleries. It’s also home to some stunning scenery—including the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re looking to glamp while enjoying all that Asheville has to offer, we recommend staying at Elohee Retreat Center & Spa—a secluded retreat situated on 33 acres of forestland near Waterfalls and hiking trails galore! Elohee offers both lodge rooms and private cabins—all of which come with en suite bathrooms (some even have Jacuzzis!) and access to the resort’s amenities (which include an on-site restaurant/cafe).
There you have it—our top 5 favorite places to go glamping in the United States! Whether you’re looking to enjoy stunning natural scenery or escape the hustle and bustle of city life (or both!), one of these destinations is sure to be perfect for you!