Glamping America. It’s the luxurious way to camp for the camping enthusiast and a happy medium if you love to camp but your significant other or family doesn’t. If you’re not yet familiar with the term it’s basically a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping” combined. Interestingly enough, although it’s an international activity that is practiced all over the world, in America, it’s still a bit of a new trend; one that is catching on, thanks in part to reality television (it was once featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County).
So, if you’re planning a vacation and you’re curious to know what this glamping craze is all about, check out our Top picks for some of the most beautiful and also unique sites across the United States.
Yellowstone Under Canvas
Experience Yellowstone under the stars with luxury accommodation of either safari or tipi tents and A La Carte dining. With private bathrooms, uninterrupted views and the only noise being the wildlife, this is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Katy’s Lazy Meadow
This is for the urban camper in the sense that it’s located along the Esopous Creek in New York and has a bit of a throwback 50s décor inside of each cabin (it was actually designed by Kate Pierson of the B52s). Inside, there are bright colors, vintage décor and private bathrooms. Outside, there are festivals year-round and fishing and floating too. And what if you happen to live on the other coast? No problem. There’s a Katy’s Lazy Desert in California as well. (Pretty cool, right?)
If you never thought that the words “camping” and “catering” could actually go together, this is actually one site that will prove you wrong! In Utah, you can take 4×4 drives, go mountain biking, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, white water rafting and yes, order catered meals (complete with dessert!). It’s so awesome that some people even have their weddings there!
Rock Tavern River Kamp
Nestled in Shenandoah River in Luray, Virginia, this site features some of the most exquisite yurts that you’ve ever seen. Being that it’s a riverfront campsite, you’re able to go fishing and also tubing. Plus, you also have the option of going hot air ballooning, horseback riding or even participating in a wine tasting.
Glamping America In The Scottish Lakes High Camp
Is the rustic scene more your style? Or perhaps you’re thinking about going glamping during the peak of the winter season. If so, you can’t go wrong by doing it in the Cascade Mountains of Washington! This particular location has the cutest triangular-shaped cabins. And less than 10 feet away from them, you can go skiing, sledding or snowboarding. Or, if you’d prefer to cozy up away from the snow, they have woodstoves and saunas.
Would you prefer to take a bit of a walk on the wild side? If so, this particular glamping destination is right up your alley! Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Lupin Lodge has a “clothing totally optional” atmosphere as a way of promoting and embracing self-awareness and the celebration of one’s body image. Plus, the lodges have hot tub/jacuzzi, outdoor showers, massages and a play area for children.
If you we’re sure about glamping before reading this, we’re pretty sure you’re interested now. For more information on glamping and all of the fun that it has to offer, visit Glamping .com. For info on other destinations, visit Skyscanner .com or the Huffington Post.
Image Credits: Yellowstone Under Canvas