Whether you like it or not, glamping (a.k.a. luxury camping) is here to stay. While the portmanteau of glamour and camping was first used all the way back in 2005, its addition to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in early 2018 is proof that travelers’ predilection for seeing the great outdoors while also having access to running water and air conditioning is no longer just a trend. So, if your ideal version of being outdoorsy involves sipping wine in an Adirondack chair outside of a yurt, here are 14 spots across the United States just for you.
1. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
Big Sur, California
When Ventana shut down last year for renovations after the only bridge into Big Sur was destroyed, they decided to add 15 luxury tents to the 20-acre redwood canyon below the main part of the resort. Not only do the safari-style tents include real beds and luxe white linens, but there’s also hot running water in each one plus daily housekeeping services to boot.
2. El Cosmico
Whatever your glamping style is, there’s something for everyone at this hotel slash campground in the artsy desert oasis that is Marfa, including canvas safari tents, Sioux-style tipis, Mongolian yurts and renovated vintage trailers.
3. Under Canvas Mount Rushmore
Keystone, South Dakota
Opening May 24, 2018 in the Black Hills of South Dakota on the outskirts of an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore features three different styles of glamping tents. From safari style tents with king-size beds and wood-burning stoves to suite tents that are large enough to fit a separate lounge area with a queen-size leather sleeper sofa, you could travel here alone, with a few of your best girlfriends, or your entire family.
There are also Under Canvas glamping retreats in Zion, Moab, Yellowstone, Glacier, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon.