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10 Amazing Glamping Spots in North America

Because, really, what's not to love about someone providing a luxe tent for you in these awesome locations?

Treat yourself and let the resort provide your tent for a night. (David Crane)
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Yes, camping is fun. It gets you off the grid and into most wildernesses for free, once you’ve bought all the equipment. But every so often, it’s nice to have the experience without having to do all the hard work yourself. If you’re willing to splurge, we picked a few of our favorite glamping spots around the world for every type of traveler. 

Alpenglow Luxury Camping

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(David Crane)

Glacier View, Alaska

Open June through early September, Alpenglow Luxury Camping is a remote outpost about an hour north of Palmer, Alaska. Canvas tents on cedar platforms are located in a forested area on the property of Mica Guides, a local tour operator that leads treks and ice climbing on the nearby Matanuska Glacier. Breakfast and coffee are served each morning, and a communal area has a fire pit, cedar hot tub, and solar-powered chargers for your phone. Outdoor showers are being added this summer. From $132

Asheville Glamping

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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Glamping, which opened in 2012 about 20 minutes from downtown, has vintage trailers, domes, safari tents, and, new this spring, treehouses, all open from March through November. Book way in advance to score the large, two-story dome, with a nine-foot slide from the lofted bedroom. Some sites have no running water—you’ll use a shared bathhouse and bring in your own drinking water—but all come with electricity, a refrigerator, and a grill out front. Go for a hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway or a stretch of the Appalachian Trail, mountain-bike in Pisgah National Forest, or do a pub crawl among the city’s more than 25 craft breweries. From $110

Cabañas CuatroCuatros

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(Kelly Fausel)

Ensenada, Baja

With 19 architect-designed tent cabins tucked into a vineyard, Cabañas CuatroCuatros offers the perfect quick getaway south of the border. Just 80 miles from San Diego, the accommodations are set on a 144-acre property that’s home to an equestrian center, restaurant, and wine-tasting room. Take a sail through Salsipuedes Bay, scuba dive from the beach, or mountain-bike local trails. Your tent comes with an outdoor shower and a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From $238

The Resort at Paws Up

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(Courtesy the Resort at Paws Up)

Greenough, Montana

The Resort at Paws Up offered glamping way before it was a thing—this summer is its 15th season of booking luxury tents from May through October on its massive 37,000-acre property outside of Missoula. While you’re there, fly-fish the Blackfoot River, ride mountain bikes, and paddleboard from the resort’s private island lodge on nearby Salmon Lake. You’ll get a butler who can book outings or start your campfire, a chef at a neighboring dining pavilion, Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with heated floors. From $597

AutoCamp Santa Barbara

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(Erin Feinblatt)

Santa Barbara, California

You can camp on the beach outside of Santa Barbara, but if you want to stay closer to town, AutoCamp has you covered. Sleekly designed, permanently parked Airstreams are within walking distance to Handlebar Roasters, the best coffee in town, plus tasty tacos, craft beer, and homemade ice cream at the Santa Barbara Public Market. Grab the complementary cruiser bike at your Airstream to ride the three-mile Cabrillo Bike Path, which crosses three beaches along Santa Barbara’s scenic waterfront. AutoCamp also has two other California locations, near Yosemite and the Russian River. From $179

The Vintages

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Dayton, Oregon

Set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the Vintages is made up of 34 trailers on a 14-acre property smack in the middle of wine country. Your trailer comes with bathrobes, coffee fixings, and an outdoor grill, and you’ll have access to the property’s pool, lawn games, wine tastings, and outdoor movies in summer. By day, explore the nearby space museum or take a hike in Willamette Mission State Park. From $120

Anegada Beach Club

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Anegada, British Virgin Islands

The Anegada Beach Club—on the remote island of Anegada—has standard hotel rooms, but come for the thatch-roofed palapas that dot the beach. You’ll get a canopy bed, a deck that looks out over the sea, and a private bathroom. Kitesurfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking are all on offer at the shores out front. From $360

Sandy Pines Campground

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(Douglas Merriam)

Kennebunkport, Maine

You can glamp in any number of shelters at Sandy Pines Campground—canvas tents, Airstreams, A-frames, covered wagons, and cottages on wheels. The place has a saltwater pool, a children’s craft tent, and a general store with s’mores supplies. Goose Rocks Beach, with its white sand and mellow surf for paddleboarding, is just a mile away, or ride a section of the 65-mile Eastern Trail, a bike path that passes through coastal Kennebunkport. From $199

Under Canvas Mount Rushmore

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Keystone, South Dakota

Under Canvas Mount Rushmore opened in 2018 near Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You’ll have views of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln from the deck of your safari-style canvas tent, which comes with an attached bathroom, hot shower, and solar-powered lights. Chefs whip up meals in the neighboring camp café. While you’re there, hike in the Black Hills and climb granite walls in Custer State Park. From $149

Hawley Farm Glamping

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Hamilton, Missouri

An hour north of Kansas City, you can camp in a yurt or canvas tent at Hawley Farm Glamping. If you’re coming with a group, they’ll also set up more standard tents for you, complete with beds, lanterns, and a campfire at the ready. Situated on a 210-acre working farm, with hiking trails and a fishing pond, your tents come with solar-heated showers, s’mores fixings, and coffee and breakfast delivered each morning. A wildlife conservation area and the quaint town of Hamilton are just a few miles away. From $165

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