Extra as it may be, “Glamping” is the ultimate way to soak in the great outdoors without the hassle of tedious tent building, dirt dwelling, and dare we say it – “bathroom” excursions in the wilderness. It’s still camping, but glamorous – so who can really be upset about it? And, as people all across the country are starting to sip the Glamping Kool-Aid, Glamping resorts are starting to pop-up in all of the country’s most breathtaking natural wonders, so no one has to miss out on all mother nature has to offer. Keen on planning your own Glamping excursion to wine down the summer, take in the beautiful fall foliage, or glamp out for the upcoming Labor Day weekend? Check out these spots first.
Ventana Big Sur, Alila Resort
California, United States
Located on the edge of California’s majestic Big Sur, the Ventana Big Sur Resort offers serene views of California’s beautiful coastline all while tucked away amidst the state’s renowned redwoods. The “Glampsites” offer full scale, marble lined, luxury bathrooms, heated floors, and soft-as-a-cloud beds fixed with finest linens to graze your skin. While fully wired electricity is standard on any glampsite, Ventana Big Sur ups the ante with complimentary turned down service, house-keeping, bath products, and bed side lighting – essentially taking a 5-star hotel stay experience outdoors. Anyone looking for some serious R&R will feel well taken care of at Ventana.
New York, United States
Tucked away in Upstate New York’s Southern Adirondacks, Posh Primitive is an exclusive glampsite that offers a luxury experience seamlessly embellished with more rustic touches. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, and climbing are all fair game for Posh Primitive guests, and are always accompanied by first-class, certified wilderness professionals. After a day’s worth of adventure, guests return to their “log cabin chic” style tents, bathe in luxuriously designed bath rooms, dine in gourmet on-site dining facilities, and assemble around a carefully manicured fire to roast marshmallows and gaze at the stars. New York’s adventurous set will love all the activities this site has to offer and will love the lush furnishings even more.
Dunton River Camp
Colorado, United States
This hidden gem is located is a summer-only luxury camping resort located at the Cresto Ranch in the San Juan Mountains of South Western Colorado just steps away from the West Fork of the Dolores River. So, if you would like to glamp out here, you need to reserve your booking asap! This magnificent property boasts eight spacious tents on a 500-acre former cattle ranch that dates back to the late 1800s. Glampers will experience the luxury of sleeping in a king size bed and relaxing in a 6-foot soaker tub. Dunton River Camp tents includes gas stoves, high-design furniture, shaded deck, mountain bikes and all the amentias you would expect from a luxury hotel.
Resort at Paws Up
Montana, United States
Resort at Paws Up, 37,000-acre luxury ranch, is one of the most famous glamping resorts in the United States. From mid-May through mid-October, they offer some of the largest glamping tents around. There are several different tent bedroom sizes to choose from. Their three-bedroom 1,220 square feet tent has two bathrooms and can accommodate up to six guests.
This resort takes glamping to the next level and will provide you with the perfect setting for some much-needed R&R to celebrate you. Guests will be taken care of by their own camping butler in addition to daily housekeeping. Each safari-styled tent includes hardwood floors, fine linens, feather beds, large decks, chic-rustic furnishings, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, and heated blankets for those chilly nights. Plus, let’s not leave out the en suite bath with heated slate floors, stylish vanities, luxurious rain showers, and organic spa products for your relaxation and self-care needs.
Throughout the day, enjoy spending time with nature while hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and riding along the ATV trails. In between your nature adventures, glampers will dine in style. Each luxury camp has its own private Dining Pavilion and camp chef. Meals are served family-style by the camping butler. Glampers can also dine at their casual dining restaurant in the Village at Paws Up. All meals, beverages, including specialty selected beer, wine and well drinks, are included in the nightly rate. During the evening, guests can wind-down enjoy s’mores around the campfire and stargazing. Now, that’s our kind of glamping!
AKA Central Park
New York City, United States
Are you looking for an ultra-high-end experience for this Labor Day? If so, you should try glamping in New York City at the AKA Central Park Hotel. Now wait, I know what you’re thinking. Who glamps in the city? Just hear us out for a minute and you’ll see while this will provide you with the ideal glamping experience.
AKA Central Park will provide you with an innovative indoor/outdoor bedroom experience with the Manhattan skyline view. Guests will be provided with must have glamping pajamas from Bergdorf Goodman for the ultra-luxury sleeping experience. And, let’s not forget the photographer who will document the night for your life-long memories, family and friends to see, and Instagram feed. This resort is unlike any other camping experience you’ve ever had in the city. These Sky Suites have their own 1,000-square foot wraparound terrace with a wood-burning fireplace, penthouse accommodations, a bottle of wine, outdoor queen-size bed, state-of-the-art telescope for stargazing, outdoor lounging and dining areas, and wood-burning fireplace. I bet you didn’t know you didn’t have to leave the city to glamp in luxurious style. But, if you want experience this ultra-luxury glamping experience, you don’t have much time. Glamping with AKA Central Park Hotel is only available from June through Labor Day.