Gone Glamping

Love the idea of camping but can't do without the luxuries of a hotel? Try glamping, the luxe camping trend taking on traditional campgrounds.
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Have you ever wanted to spend a night in a tepee, get cozy in a lushna or stargaze from a safari-style tent?

You’re in luck. These whimsical lodgings are part of a travel trend called “glamorous camping,” commonly known as “glamping.”

These digs come with a variety of modern features such as air conditioning, indoor bathrooms, solar-powered lights, Wi-Fi and king-size beds with luxe linens. Not to mention many glamp-sites have perks like saunas, hot tubs and fire pits, on top of insane vistas that look out to the desert or onto the mountains.

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Windham, N.Y.

Nature lovers rejoice! Eastwind Hotel & Bar in the Catskill Mountains is equal parts wilderness and glam with hiking trails within walking distance and a hotel lounge with a bar and a sauna nearby. The hotel offers lushnas, miniature A-frame huts with a mesmerizing view of Windham’s ski slopes. Cabins are available year-round for about $250 a night and are equipped with a cozy queen bed and gorgeous heated bathrooms just a few steps away.

Valle, Ariz.

Under Canvas offers glampers canvas safari tent accommodations 20 minutes outside Grand Canyon National Park. The two-person Stargazer tent has its own viewing window above the king bed to peruse the starscape, an en-suite bathroom and a wood stove to keep you toasty. This tent is available from April-October and starts at $189. It includes all meals with the option of booking separate adventures, because hiking though the Grand Canyon on this trip is a must.

River Ranch, Fla.

Get your countryside vibe and stay in a tepee year-round at a dude ranch in the Sunshine State. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is a glamp-ground located on some of Florida’s last untouched land along the Kissimmee River. The lavish tepees come fully furnished with a fireplace and a porcelain bathtub. The tepee lodgings start at around $555 per night and can accommodate four people. River Ranch also offers all-inclusive activities, such as horseback riding and airboat rides.

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