Are you itching to get away with the family somewhere other than your house but aren’t sold on traditional hotels just yet? Or maybe you simply want to explore the great outdoors but definitely don’t want to rough it and go camping? Well, how about glamping?
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When it comes to glamping, there are different types of accommodations that can fall under glamping such as yurts, canvas tents, tipis, airstreams, and wagons. There are also various levels of glamping.
Premium Tented Camps: Think of these as hotel rooms with canvas walls. These are the most affordable glamping experiences. They offer limited privacy and in many cases, bathrooms and meals are in shared spaces. These can be found in many National Parks, Hampton’s, Asheville NC, Catskills, Texas Hill Country, and more.
Safari Inspired Glamping Accommodations in various locations throughout the US including Zion, Grand Canyon, Moab, Glacier NP, Mt Rushmore, Great Smoky Mountains, And Yellowstone with additional locations coming soon. At Under Canvas properties, you can enjoy the great outdoors without giving up the comforts of home. Some tents even have optional en suite bathrooms.
Collective Retreats offers an extraordinary way to explore destinations while enjoying luxury outdoor accommodations. Explore various destinations from the Texas Hill Country, New York's Hudson Valley, Yellowstone, Vail, and New York Cities Governor Island. As a New Yorker and lover of outdoors, I am excited to share the Governors Island glamping experience. Being able to escape the bustling NYC by just hopping on a water taxi from downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn is amazing. Here, enjoy complimentary bike rentals, family-friendly lawn games, morning yoga, a NY harbor boat adventure, and incredible views of NYC.
Luxury Tented Camps: These offer more privacy, are very isolated, often have en-suite bathrooms, electricity, many are all-inclusive.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek offers a “true west” experience on 6,600 acres under the Montana sky. Enjoy the canvas cabins on the Rock Creek River. Outdoor adventures are available for the whole family, with horseback rides, wildlife exploration, fly-fishing, and more.
Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Utah
Amangiri (which means “peaceful mountain”) is set in Utah’s stunning canyon country and incorporates the beauty of the Four Corners desert into its design. The central pavilion, built around a dramatic swimming pool, houses the living room, gallery, library, and dining room/ cellar. Take in the spectacular views of the surrounding mesas and reverse sunset from your Camp Sarika Pavilion and private fire pit.
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Known as “The Last Best Place,” The Resort at Paws Up may be just that. A pristine escape in the Rocky Mountains, taking full advantage of the Big Sky countryside, this wilderness outpost offers something for all energy levels. Explore the land on horseback, cast a fly for trout, or simply indulge in spa treatments. Experience upscale camping in one of 36 luxury tents, with decadent furnishings, your own private bathroom, and even the services of a camping butler. Nature served on a silver platter.
Private Glamping Experiences are purely customized and exclusive setups in isolated areas for 2 to 15 people. These experiences can include private chefs, overnight rafting experiences and so much more. Examples of locations include the North Rim of Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Canyonlands, and more.
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