A trip to the National Parks is the perfect way for all ages to experience our country’s most majestic sites. If you’re looking to stay overnight near or in a national park, you don’t have to go far to find something a little less rugged. There are amazing glampsites that are better (and cheaper) than most hotels out there! So here are the best places for glamping near National Parks.
Acadia Yurts – Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia Yurts are located on the Mount Desert Island in Maine. You can get reach them by car or ferry, and it’s just miles from Acadia National Park. Guests will find luxury yurts and tiny houses for rent. Each unit includes a full kitchen and bathroom, beautiful decor, and incredible views.
Adventures on the Gorge – New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia
Adventures on the Gorge is more than glamping, as it offers a variety of lodging options and more adventure than you could ever imagine. Stay in a big or small cabin, glamping tent, or even a vacation home. Just like the name suggests, this place is all about outdoor activities from white water rafting to zip lining to paddle boarding. No matter your favorite adventure, you are sure to find it here!
Basecamp Terlingua – Big Bend National Park, Texas
There aren’t many places for glamping near Big Bend National Park, but Basecamp Terlingua definitely fits the bill. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations: tipis, casitas, bubbles, trailers, or lotus tents. This is quite a popular spot, so be sure to book well in advance. Basecamp Terlingua is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the park.
Capitol Reef Resort – Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef Resort is close to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Here you’ll find a Wild West style glamping resort inspired by 19th-century people who used to transport items to the nearby cities and rural communities. Here you can stay in covered wagons or teepees that come complete with air conditioning and king beds.
C Lazy U Ranch – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
C Lazy U Ranch is located at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This is one of the first luxury guest ranches, and it has been around for over 90 years! There are a variety of accommodations and each comes with coffee machines and refrigerators. Resort amenities include horseback riding, fly fishing, yoga, a spa, and more. This is definitely high end glamping!
Clear Sky Resort – Glacier, Montana
Clear Sky Resort is America’s first and only luxury sky dome resort. Choose from 2, 4, or 5 person domes and have a clear view of the night sky from the comfort of your bed. This is a great place to go after a long day of hiking, whitewater rafting, or anything else you’ve done while visiting Glacier National Park in Montana. It’s located just twenty minutes from the park’s entrance, making it super convenient! (And if you can’t make it to Montana, there’s a Clear Sky Resort near the Grand Canyon).
Collective Retreats – Yellowstone, Montana
Collective Retreats offers luxury tents with five different locations across the country. Each retreat offers a variety of accommodations including Summit Tents, Journey Tents, and Outlook Shelters. The tents have electricity, a wood-burning stove, and all the amenities you’d need! There are a few different locations, with Yellowstone being the closest to the parks. There are additional locations in Texas, New York, and Colorado, but they are much further from their respective National Parks.
Grand Canyon Under Canvas – Grand Canyon, Arizona
This Under Canvas location is just twenty five minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The property sits in a juniper and piñon forest, making for a very unique setting. Accommodation choices include tents that sleep up to 4 and even a special tent for the kids. Guests can enjoy on-site dining, movie nights, s’mores making, and many other camp activities.
Joshua’s Treehouses – Joshua Tree, California
If you are looking for an awesome place to glamp near Joshua Tree, check out Joshua’s Treehouses. With a stunning setting in the California desert, this property has yurts, tiny houses, and studios. Disconnect from the craziness of daily life and relax out here away from it all.
Little Arrow Outdoor Resort – Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
For glamping near Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you can’t beat Little Arrow Outdoor Resort. This property offers cabins, tiny homes, glamping tents, and airstream trailers. The resort has every amenity you need on vacation including a coffee lounge, zero entry pool, and playground. After you explore the park, be sure to head to nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg where other adventures await!
Sequoia High Sierra Camp – Sequoia Kings Canyon, California
Located near Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in California, you’ll find a secluded mountain retreat here. Nestled in the beautiful sequoia forest, this glampsite has deluxe amenities to accompany the natural beauty here. You’ll have a beautiful starry sky to view from one of the nearby waterfalls of wildflower fields, making this worth a stay!
Zion Wildflower – Zion, Utah
There are many options for glamping in Zion National Park, but our favorite is Wildflower Resort Zion. Located about 15 minutes from the entrance to the national park in Springdale, this property has everything from bell tents, to tiny houses, to covered wagons. Amenities include community s’mores each night, a playground for kids, an outdoor activity area, and complimentary wi-fi. Spend the day hiking at Zion or exploring Greater Zion, and come back for a fun evening with the rest of the Wildflower guests.
If you’re looking for an excellent way to go camping but not stay in a tent in the middle of the woods, you can stay at any of these glamping sites for a much better glamping experience.