Add These 5 Glamping Destinations to Your Bucket List
If you love the beauty of the great outdoors, but simply can’t go without luxuries like good food and a warm shower, you should consider going glamping. An alternative to camping, glamping (or glamorous camping) is the perfect girlfriends’ getaway idea.
If you’re ready to make some plans for a once-in-a-lifetime excursion, there are plenty of glamping destinations that offer beautiful scenery, fun outdoor activities, and even some pampering—all without having to rough it. Here are just a few places to add to your bucket list for an unforgettable glamping trip.
Take your camping experience to the next level by heading to one of these glamping destinations.
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1. Millersylvania State Park
Is there such a thing as a pampered wilderness? Well, there is in the state of Washington, where you can experience Millersylvania State Park in style. Here, you can stay in a gorgeous cabin made of canvas and wood logs set in the great outdoors. During the day, you and your gal pals can hike the trails or go kayaking in Deep Lake. You can also go wine tasting at the local winery or visit a nearby chocolate shop for delicious treats.
2. Treebones Resort
Big Sur, California, is one of the most picturesque spots in the United States. At Treebones Resort, you can sleep inside a yurt perched above a redwood platform with views of the Pacific Ocean. Other amenities include a heated pool and spa, a restaurant, a sushi bar, and an outdoor bar. While here, you can go hiking or kayaking.
Explore the Big Sur coastline by going glamping in a yurt with a view.
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3. The Resort at Paws Up
Paws Up offers a luxurious cowboy-inspired glamping experience. While here, you can enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn buggy and take in views of Montana’s Big Sky. There are five different luxury camps to choose from, which include tent suites with private bathrooms, heated floors, spa tents, outdoor fire pits, and outdoor lounge furniture. You can head to the on-site restaurant, but butlers are also available for your convenience.
4. Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Far from your standard log cabin, the Yukon-style cabins along Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula offer tranquility and comfort in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Most are styled as a cross between a cabin and a canvas tent with a small front porch and chairs, while two of the cabins are classic log cabins. Inside, you can find bedding, linens, lighting, and propane heaters. His and hers bathhouses with showers and toilets are available outside. A main lodge provides a wood-fired sauna and a bonfire pit for gathering, plus books and board games. You can go hiking, fishing, and biking in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Located 6,000 feet above sea level in the Kenai Mountains on Skilak Lake, these glamping cabins are only accessible by boat.
5. Airstream Autocamp
The iconic Airstream trailer has become the new road trip and glamping destination all in one. At the AutoCamp in Santa Barbara, California, you can vacation in style in a vintage Airstream trailer outfitted with modern furnishings, luxury pillow-top mattresses, a deep-soaking tub, a kitchen, a patio BBQ, Adirondack chairs, locally roasted coffee, and beach cruisers. Small in scale but big on style, these Airstream trailers are also pet-friendly and within biking distance to the beach.
Glamping is a great way to savor the outdoors, while still enjoying some rest, relaxation, and the comforts of home (or a luxurious resort). Search online for glamping destinations that satisfy your wanderlust and then plan your perfect getaway.
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