Best Glamping Spots in America (PHOTOS)

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There are plenty of reasons to go camping: the scenic beauty, fresh air, relaxation... the list goes on. But, not everyone can deal with the less pleasant side of camping like pesky insects, sauna-like heat (or arctic tents and cabins), crowded showers that are shared with other families who want nothing more than to nakedly discuss how much they absolutely love this particular camping spot.

Well, you're in luck! To answer the call for a less... rustic camping experience, glamping is the solution for even the most delicate adventure seekers. It has all the perks of traditional camping with the added glamor of luxuries like indoor plumbing in your heated yurt (with hardwood floors, ahem) and 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. No matter the part of the country, there's a glamping spot for everyone. Always wanted to visit Montana? Then head to Paws Up for the Big Sky Country experience without all the mosquitoes. If the South is more appealing, check out North Carolina's The Can't Find It Inn or northern Georgia's Martyn House in the Chattahoochee Forest.

Whether it's a week in a canvas yurt overlooking the cliffs of Big Sur, or just a kid-free weekend in a little cabin in North Carolina, there is a way to tell everyone at home that you've "gone camping" without actually coming home with ring worm.

Just remember: insisting on bringing toilet paper and sleeping bag renders the trip no longer "glamping."




Filed Under: Adventure Travel, EcoTravel

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April D. Thompson

This is definitely my type of camping. Will have to give glamping a try sooner than later.

August 13 2011 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SinyaLynn

Thanks for the mention, but your description of an "amenity-strewn cabin with a roof shaped like a tent" is incorrect. Sinya is indeed an authentic canvas safari tent that was manufactured in South Africa. The roof is actually composed of 4 layers of canvas. There is a wooden wall inside the tent that separates the bathroom area from the living area and is the support for the AC / Heating system, as well as the kitchenette that contains the sink, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, and oven. The walls of the tent are canvas, as well.
Regards,
Lynn Gallimore, owner
Sinya on Lone Man Creek

August 12 2011 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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glamper

there is lot of information about glamping on cheapglamping web site

July 15 2012 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SinyaLynn

Thanks for the mention, but your description"amenity-strewn cabin with a roof shaped like a tent" is incorrect. Sinya is indeed an authentic canvas safari tent that was manufactured in South Africa. The roof is actually composed of 4 layers of canvas. There is a wooden wall inside the tent that separates the bathroom area from the living area and is the support for the AC / Heating system, as well as the kitchenette that contains the sink, refrigerator, microwave, and oven.
Regards,
Lynn Gallimore, owner
Sinya on Lone Man Creek

August 12 2011 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chloe

They sound fantastic though. I would love to try glamping! I am not a huge camping fan so this would be perfect.

http://www.cruise.co.uk

February 15 2012 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply