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12 Best Glorious Glamping Resorts & Vacations in the United States

Glamping—the quirky phrase for glamorous camping with added comfort and luxury items—could be the perfect choice for your next vacation. Discover the great outdoors at these American glamping resorts.
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Glamping Resorts in the U.S.

Glamping ResortLocation
Fireside ResortJackson Hole, Wyoming
Under CanvasGrand Canyon, Arizona
Moose Meadow LodgeWaterbury, Vermont
Epic Private JourneysLake Powell, Utah & Arizona
Terra GlampingEast Hampton, New York
Bali House and Bali CottageKehena Beach, Hawaii
Glacier Under CanvasGlacier National Park, Montana
Silver Bullet RetreatsCentral Florida
Fishtail RanchChama, New Mexico
Sandy Pines CampgroundKennebunkport, Maine
Dunton River CampDolores, Colorado
The Resort at Paws UpMissoula, Montana

1. Fireside Resort – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Howdy, luxury! Ultra comfortable king size beds, luxury linens, concierge and cleaning services. Fireside is a completely extraordinary glamping resort experience. Relax in the great outdoors in your Glamping Wyoming Bathhouse, which offers private luxurious washrooms, including rain showers, heated floors and indulgent organic spa products. Expect campfire sit-downs, Scotch, and guided tours—this resort also provides top chefs to prepare meals and gourmet snacks and happy hours. You’ll soon understand why glamping resorts are a major travel trend.

To get there, book a flight to Jackson Hole Airport and land at the commercial airport closest to Jackson, 10 miles north of town, inside Grand Teton National Park.

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2. Under Canvas – Grand Canyon, Arizona

Under Canvas is a luxury Arizona glamping resort located on 56 secluded acres of beautiful forest along historic Route 66. Sitting at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, the comfortable tents and tipis sit in one of the largest Ponderosa pine forests in the world, close to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

The Stargazer glamping tent option has its own viewing window above a king bed to stargaze at night. The ensuite bathroom in your tent includes a shower, sink and toilet. A wood stove keeps the tent warm at night and a private deck allows you to enjoy the great outdoors.

Most Grand Canyon visitors fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport because it is the closest major international airport to the South Rim, the most visited part of the National Park. When you fly to your Arizona glamping resort, find cheap flights with Skyscanner.

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3. Moose Meadow Lodge – Waterbury, Vermont

Nestled in 86 acres of secluded beauty, this wooded glamping resort experience is one of the most tranquil in the United States. Glampers can choose between many themed log cabins, including the Teddy Bear Room, The Duck Room, Mountain View Room, or the popular Tree House.

Amenities include Jacuzzi spas, terry cloth robes, luxurious soaps and shampoos, internet, breakfast, and much more. Nearby activities include endless trout fishing, hiking trails, complementary snowshoes and sleds, mountain views, and endless wrap around porches to take in the great outdoors. The cabins at this glamping resort come with full kitchens and outstanding views. You’ll find great comfort and glamorous camping for all seasons.

The closest airport to Waterbury is Burlington International Airport. Direct flight routes are available from major cities across the United States, including Chicago, New York and Atlanta.

4. Epic Private Journeys – Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona

Find a great first time Arizona glamping resort experience at this charming location on the border with Utah. Combine the enjoyment of the striking and rugged terrain and fun of a traditional camping site with more comfort and luxury options.

Explore coves, slot canyons and private islands on the lake by day. Find a calm sanctuary at night in large, comfortable canvas tents while your gourmet meals are prepared by experienced chefs.

Lake Powell extends all the way from northern Arizona to southern Utah. Due to the lake’s remote location, Page Municipal Airport in Page, Arizona – the only public airport within 40 miles – is the best bet for visitors who wish to fly directly to Lake Powell.

Photo courtesy of Epic Private Journeys

5. Terra Glamping – East Hampton, New York

Glamping resorts tend to have amazing scenery, alongside luxurious facilities and a higher standard of camping accommodation. Terra Glamping’s East Hampton location is only two and a half hours from New York City. The site features 30 safari-style tents that are ideal for stargazing and exploring the boutiques and restaurants in the Hamptons. Guests are treated to a queen-size memory-foam mattress, down bedding, and furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury hotel room.

Guests should take a flight to LLa Guardia or JFK, then rent a car to make the two-and-a-half-hour drive to East Hampton.

Photo: Kristen Kellogg

6. Bali House and Bali Cottage – Kehena Beach, Hawaii

Nestled on Kehena Beach on the Big Island, this distinctive beach paradise is a great way to experience the outdoor life in Hawaii, while not skimping on any high-end luxuries.

Prepare to be pampered in a 1,000 square foot cottage of indoor and outdoor living space. You’ll have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, garden spas, high thread count linens, and a spectacular view over the ocean. Nearby, snorkeling, hiking, marine sanctuaries, boating, and even lava boat tours are available.

Travel to Kona International Airport in Kona to the west, or Hilo International Airport in Hilo to the east. Most visitors arrive in Kona. There is also the option of flying into Honolulu International Airport first and then taking a short, 35-40 minute flight to the island of Hawaii.

7. Glacier Under Canvas – Glacier National Park, Montana

Once you’ve spent your day experiencing the beauty and adventure of Glacier National Park, you can return to your luxury glamping resort and unwind in style. Spend your time at this glamping resort in stunning countryside exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, golfing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding or fishing.

Canvas tents are vast with high ceilings and luxury furniture. Campfires, and planned activities are offered while picnic lunches are available.

The most convenient airport to Glacier National Park is Glacier Park International Airport located in Kalispell, Montana. The airport is 30 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park and 12 miles from the town of Whitefish.

8. Silver Bullet Retreats – Central Florida

Make your own quirky glamping resort with a vintage Airstream – remodeled, updated and stylishly decorated for a luxury retro camping vacation. Pick your campsite location in Central Florida and your Airstream will be delivered to you. Nearby campsites offer outdoor fun including swimming, boating, trekking, fishing, kayaking and barbecuing. Turn your campsite into a glamping resort with internet, TV, full kitchens, outdoor furniture, and refrigerators.

The largest airports in Florida include Miami International Airport, Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport.

9. Fishtail Ranch – Chama, New Mexico

Hunting lodges and comfortable tent accommodations make Fishtail Ranch a glamping resort with a difference. Guests enjoy home cooked meals, spacious bedrooms, large decking areas and opportunities to explore the beautiful scenery surrounding the property.

Airport options for your glamping resort vacation in New Mexico include Albuquerque International Sunport and Las Cruces International Airport.

10. Sandy Pines Campground – Kennebunkport, Maine

This stylish glamping resort has a variety of rental options that allow you to enjoy camping in Maine with added comfort. Campground owners Tim Harrington and Debra Lennon recently teamed up with 12 New England interior designers to create luxe tents including bespoke bedding, seating, furnishings, lighting and artistic accessories. Consider this for your next glamping resort retreat and enjoy modern tents and quaint carriages while you plan to explore the great outdoors.

Maine’s two largest airports are Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.

11. Dunton River Camp – Dolores, Colorado

If it’s been your dream to sleep in the Colorado Rockies, then you’ll want to book a few nights at Dunton River Camp. This luxury ranch lets you be fully immersed in the beautiful nature while enjoying the comforts of ensuite bathrooms, gas stoves, and Wi-Fi and phone connection. Guests can choose between the River Tent (you’ll be lulled to sleep from the sounds of the Dolores River) or the Mountain Tent (you’ll wake up surrounded by Aspen trees and views of the El Diente peak). Each reservation comes with the free rental of two mountain bikes.

This glamping spot is located in Dolores, Colorado. Nearby airports include Cortez Municipal Airport, Durango-La Plata County Airport, and Telluride Regional Airport.

12. The Resort at Paws Up – Missoula, Montana

The Resort at Paws Up in western Montana is where luxury meets unspoiled wilderness. This ranch resort is located on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch that features safari-style luxury tents. From mid-May through mid-October, guests can stay among several types of tents, including the North Bank Camp which fits up to six guests and sits atop a bluff overlooking Blackfoot River. Guests will be treated to silky soft bed linens, ensuite bathrooms with heated floors, and a personal chef and butler.

To get here, guests will want to fly into Missoula International Airport (MSO), which is only a 30-minute scenic drive from the resort. Complimentary round-trip transportation between the airport and the resort is included with a room reservation.

Photo courtesy of The Resort at Paws Up

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