Not everybody thrills by the idea of enjoying a traditional camping experience filled with pitching a tent, sleeping on the ground, cooking amidst a campfire, and drifting off to sleep in the chill night air.
Here are our top 10 favourite glamping spots around the globe.
1. Montage, Los Cabos
Whether you’re in the mood for glamorous camping, pumping up your adrenaline in a paintball match or unleashing your inner lumberjack with axe throwing, Montage Los Cabos offers new and exciting activities for every member of the family.
The Dos Arroyos Campsite is a perfect venue for a night in the outdoors. A picturesque setting, stunning nature, dinner under the stars, and Cabo’s perfect weather make this an unforgettable adventure.
Glamping is one of the many new experiences available with Montage Expeditions that blend culture, tradition, and unique excursions. Surfing in secluded surf breaks with a professional surfer, diving and snorkelling among coral reefs, mountain biking, exploring secluded canyons, or visiting Todos Santos for a day of strolling among art galleries and colonial buildings are among exclusive itineraries that immerse guests of the Montage in all the destination has to offer.
2. Sonoma County, California
Nestled in the heart of California’s coveted Wine Country is an exciting new twist on Glamping at AutoCamp Russian River. It is surrounded by soaring Sonoma redwoods and ideally situated between the Russian River and the charming nearby town of Guerneville—an outdoor and wine destination. Tucked into a grove of trees that feels secluded but is only a five-minute drive from hiking trails, swimming spots, and Guerneville’s charming main street, it’s the best in every world. Sleep next to the redwood forest, then wake up with coffee in your private outdoor space.
You can choose between a custom-designed Airstream trailer (that instantly-recognized “silver bullet” style) or a luxurious canvas tent with a plush, modern interior at AutoCamp Russian River in Guerneville. Located on a unique property in the Sonoma redwoods, these high-style accommodations offer a modern design and the kind of amenities and services expected in fine hotels. Kick back at the indoor and outdoor fire pit lounges, and explore the mid-century-modern architectural clubhouse.
3. Joshua Tree National Park, California
Camping at Joshua Tree National Park is almost sacred. Sleeping under a dark, starry sky, surrounded by the surreal landscape in all directions, with the sound of wind whipping around the boulders and nocturnal animals scurrying through the cacti, is as close to nature and the authentic desert as it gets. Less than an hour from the nine desert cities of Greater Palm Springs, Joshua Tree is the ideal gateway to the High Desert.
Joining the Russian River Valley, AutoCamp opened a new luxury campsite in Joshua Tree, California, early this year: with stylish accommodations in sleek Airstreams and glamping tents.
4. Yosemite National Park, California
Experience California’s most iconic national park from the peaceful vantage point of AutoCamp’s convenient location near the Yosemite entrance, surrounded by the beauty of the local forest.
The warm, inviting mid-century modern Clubhouse is an anchor for your exploration of this thrilling year-round location. The site has 15 luxury tents outfitted with high-thread-count luxury linens, bedding, and bathrobes — everything needed for a home on the Sierra range. Spend the day exploring the landscape with a hike, snowshoe trek, or climbing experience—or take things easy with a book by the pool.
5. Toms Creek Nature Domes, Port Macquarie
Enjoy a break with a difference. Here you can truly relax and unwind in the peace and tranquillity of a rural landscape. The last word in geo-design dome self-catering accommodation, these nature domes are the ultimate way to experience sustainable living in comfort and privacy without sacrificing any creature comforts. Onsite, there are also plenty of animals to interact with Alpacas, Miniature Horses, Miniature Goats, Dairy Goats, and Chickens.
Enjoy an early morning coffee while planning the day’s adventures. Have some breakfast or lunch al fresco and take a dip in your hot tub. Dine under the stars, get comfy with a hot chocolate and roast some marshmallows on the fire pit before calling it a perfect night.
6. Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine
Sandy Pines Campground – Kennebunkport, Maine Camping at Sandy Pines Campground offers a relaxing respite in a tranquil part of coastal Kennebunkport, Maine. Tucked into a secluded beach forest, bordered by a salt marsh, our setting is enhanced by ocean views and salty breezes. With an array of thoughtful amenities, family-friendly activities, spacious grounds, and one mile from Kennebunkport’s most stunning beach, this is camping at its best.
7. Ashville Glamping, Asheville, North Carolina
Leave the hotel room behind and experience the outdoors in a whole new way. From family-friendly Domes with indoor slides to a fairy-tale treehouse built for two — discover all their unique retreats and choose the perfect jumping-off point to your Asheville stay. Whether it’s river sports, hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, or sampling the best food and brews in the Southeast — Asheville Glamping is the base camp to adventure.
8. Castaways Resort & Spa, Auckland
Situated on the wild coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach on the southwest coast of Auckland, the beautiful and remote location offers a true sense of escape. Its rugged coastline and stunning sunsets will take your breath away. Complete with glamping cabins, outdoor baths, a Balinese-inspired day spa, clifftop restaurant and bar and a range of activities such as clay bird shooting and blokarting, Castaways Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury escape.
9. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Iceland
This is one of the most famous resorts in Lapland, known for its igloo-shaped glass domes. The rooms offer clear views of the aurora and night sky, while the resort also has husky sledging, reindeer sleigh rides, gold-digging, skiing and snowmobiles. Log cabins and luxury suites are also available (notable for including a bathtub, which is surprisingly hard to find in Finland). The wedding chamber is built from logs and creates a cosy and romantic honeymoon destination.
10. Wadi Rum, Jordan
If you plan a trip to the beautiful country of Jordan, you probably have Wadi Rum on your list of must-visit destinations. Also known as the Valley of the Moon, this area really does look like you’ve left earth and are wandering around on Mars. It’s a vast desert landscape with interesting rock formations jutting up in every direction that’s unlike anywhere else on the planet.
If you’re looking to camp in a luxury tent that is fit for Bedouin royalty, then you should definitely book a few nights at the Memories Aicha Luxury Camp! The decor is fabulous, with lush fabrics draped from the ceiling, ornate metal light fixtures hanging on the walls, and antique furniture throughout.