If you are looking for vacations that allow for plenty of time outdoors and room for social distancing, why not try one of these glamping experiences? We have searched the country for family friendly glamping options, and were thrilled by the wealth of options out there. There’s everything from Conestoga wagons, to tree houses, to yurts, so everyone can choose a favorite. Here are 25 of the best places to go glamping with kids in the US!
Where to Go Glamping with Kids in the US
As people become more interested in exploring the outdoors, it is becoming more common for them to ask, “where can I find the best glamping near me”? We think we can answer that question. These 25 glamping spots around the US offer driving options for most Americans. Hopefully you can find the perfect place for glamping with kids near you.
What is glamping?
Technically, glamping is where camping meets luxury. Families can explore nature with modern conveniences not typically found with tent camping. The popularity of glamping has soared with the pandemic as people are trying to find accommodations that offer social distancing and a way to connect with nature. Enter family glamping, the latest way to explore the country without the crowds.
Glamping in the Northeast
Huttopia has several options for glamping: Maine, New Hampshire, and Québec. There’s a Huttopia in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that offers a family activity program, swimming at the lake, and even a heated pool! Huttopia in Southern Maine also offers a lake and pool for swimming, movies, magic shows, and more! You can’t go wrong with any of the Huttopia properties.
Eastwind is a year round boutique hotel that offers glamping at their stunning location in New York’s Catskills Mountains. Glamping comes in the form of a lushna, a Scandinavian wooden tent structure, that can sleep 2 people comfortably (perfect for a one-on-one trip with kids). Larger families will find several options that work: suites, hill house king rooms with sofa as well as the hill house double queen rooms. There’s also a sauna to enjoy at the end of the day. Families will love the stunning views and hiking in the area.
Sandy Pines Kennebunkport
Sandy Pines is tucked away in a forest near the beach with stunning ocean views and salty breezes. There are so many accommodation options on site including: Conestoga wagons, a glass house, Airstream, dome, cottage, and luxury glamping tents. Kids will never complain of boredom as the property has a salt water pool, lawn games, bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, and more. All of this within close proximity to the beach. Sign us up!
Moose Meadow Lodge
If you’ve ever wanted to go camping in a treehouse, now you can. Moose Meadow Lodge in Vermont even offers tree service if you want to have your breakfast delivered right to your treehouse! Located 200 feet from the main lodge, this unique bed and breakfast has everything you need to be immersed in nature.
Orr Family Farm
If you are looking for an out-of-the-box camping experience, why not try camping in a covered wagon at Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma? These historical options are built for larger groups but still have heating and air conditioning. There are different styles of wagons (and tipis too) so you can choose one that best fits your family. Guests also have access to the farm activities including fishing, jumping pillows, and human foosball!
EarthJOY Treehouse Adventures
Treehouse Village offers glamping in treehouses, hiking, fishing, and more on their 200 acre property in Kentucky. Families will love the idea of staying in one of the three on-site tree houses, each with their own unique offerings.
Aliyah treehouse has a hanging bridge so guests can cross from one tree house to the next. Pete Nelson treehouse was built by the star of “Treehouse Masters” and features large barn doors that make it feel like nature is everywhere. The Old Hickory treehouse features a slide from the tree house to the ground and a hammock under the house. Your kids will never want to leave!
Smokey Hollow Campground
Smokey Hollow campground is the ultimate family adventure in Wisconsin. Families can choose to tent camp, but why not try something unique? There’s a coach bus that sleeps 6, Conestoga Wagons, gazebos, yurts, and even deluxe cabins if glamping isn’t your thing. Guests can enjoy outdoor movies, a climbing wall, a wagon ride, and water games! This campground has everything you need to keep the kids happy.
Glamping with Kids in the South
These spectacular tree houses are located in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky. Canopy Crew actually builds the tree houses, but they have several available to rent as well. Accommodations have electricity and running water, and each one is uniquely designed, so you can choose a favorite!
Located in the gorgeous mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, this camping destination offers a tree house, canvas tents, an airstream, and domes. Glamping domes allow guests to truly enjoy sleeping under the stars from the comfort of their beds. Our favorite accommodation at Asheville Glamping in Dome 3, which sleeps up to 8 guests and has a sleeping loft with stairs or a 9 foot slide for returning to the ground floor. Talk about an unforgettable stay!
The glamping bell tents of Georgia Glamping are located on Lake Lanier. They have all the bells and whistles of a hotel room, and more. Families can add-on glamping extras like s’mores, paddle boat and kayak rentals, and even lil’ glamper bags filled with fun outdoor activities for kids. You choose your own tent site, and make this experience your own!
This family owned company in Northwest Arkansas set up a glamping experience that suits your needs. There are three different levels of tent setup, See the Sites Adventurer, The Full Experience Glamper, and The Ultimate Comfort. They will even come to your birthday party or special event and set up on your property! These packages come set up with beds and linens, lanterns, and camping chairs. All you have to do is choose the one that’s right for your glamping in Arkansas vacation.
Silver Bullet Retreats
Head to Florida to experience airstream camping as you’ve never experienced before! These retro luxury campers are the perfect way to try glamping in Florida. You can turn your campsite into a glamping resort with full kitchens and running water included. Families glamping with kids can choose their campsite in Central Florida, and the airstream is delivered by the company.
Blue Ridge Tree Houses
These five star luxury treehouses are currently in the building phase, scheduled to open in 2021, but they already look amazing! Each treehouse sleeps four, and with two separate accommodations, you could easy bring a second family to share in the fun. Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia, local activities include hiking, fly fish, white water rafting, and boating. Sign up on their website and you will be the first to know when they are open!
Where to Go Glamping in Texas
Palo Duro Glamping
Located on the floor of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle, Palo Duro Glamping has tents are perfect for families, sleeping up to 6 people. In addition to the stunning setting, the tents have air conditioning, and a small kitchenette. Glamping kids will be entertained with board games, bikes, corn hole, and the quintessential fire pit, perfect for roasting s’mores in the evening!
Tipis on the Guadalupe
Located in New Braunfels, Texas, Tipis on the Guadalupe offers eight different tipis that are awesome for glamping with family. Inside each tent are two or three queen-sized beds with sleeping couches, a cable tv, small kitchenette, and air conditioning (super important in the Texas summer months)!
There is a community game room located inside a TREE HOUSE, with ping pong, board games, and hang out space. Located next to the Guadalupe River, families can swim, go tubing, fish, or just splash in the water. Pack your bags, you’re going to love this place!
Whether you are looking for a quiet escape or some intentional family time in nature, Green Acres in Texas Hill country has 25 acres of eco-lodging to help you connect with nature without traditional camping! Green Acres has a tiny house, yurts, an airstream, and even a lodge. The property is pet friendly and offers hammocks, outdoor games, farm animals, and plenty of place to explore!
Glamping in the Southwest
If you want to immerse yourself in the great outdoors but don’t want to stray from the comforts of home, you will love the Under Canvas campsites. Many of them are located near National Parks, including the Grand Canyon, Zion, Moab, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore. These luxury tents are nicer than some of the homes I’ve lived in! Under Canvas has thought of everything from complimentary camp activities to on-site dining and even daily housekeeping inside your tent.
Zion Wildflower Resort
Zion Wildflower Resort is located in Greater Zion in the town of Virgin, Utah. It is located half way between Hurricane and Zion National Park. We stayed in a Conestoga wagon our first night and loved it! The wagon had a super comfortable king sized bed and two sets of bunk beds, each with twin beds. It would easily sleep up to 6 people. There are no bathrooms in the wagons, but it’s an easy walk to the nearest one. Bathrooms are spotless with heat (or A/C in the summer), with a toilet, sink, and shower/tub in each one.
If a covered wagon isn’t your thing, consider renting a different accommodation at Zion Wildflower. There are canvas tents and bungalows that sleep two to six people with their own bathrooms. Note: the room that sleep 6 with the king bed has full size bunk beds which can be a tight squeeze if you have older kids.
There are plenty of great amenities at Zion Wildflower Resort. Fire pits are spread throughout the complex, and there’s a main yard with a playground, ping pong, and corn hole games. Wi-fi is complimentary, but we found it only available near the front office. Also, there are no televisions in the rooms, so this can truly be an unplugged vacation.
The Cozy Peach
If you are looking for glamping in Arizona, don’t miss Schnepf Farms. One of the state’s oldest farming families found an awesome way to amp up the glamping experience with their vintage trailers. Located on a 300 acre peach farm, The Cozy Peach glampground has plenty of room for little ones to explore.
Families can enjoy their u-pick gardens with flowers and produce, ride bikes, and see farm animals. Across the street is the Queen Creek Olive Mill, an Italian eatery offering tours, coffee, wood-fired pizza, gelato bar and more. The on-site Fresh From the Farm bakery offers an assortment of baked goods for visitors. What more could you ask for?
Capitol Reef Resort
Capitol Reef Resort offers a variety of accommodations just one mile from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Families can chose from Conestoga wagons, teepees, and cabins knowing they will have stunning views from the campground. The property offers hiking with llamas, horseback riding, and a swimming pool too. Kids will go crazy for this outdoor adventure!
Glamping out West
Piney River Ranch
Located just outside Vail, Colorado, this property is more than a glamping experience. Piney River Ranch has three glamping tents and six cabins of various sizes. Each lodging option has a private deck, outdoor BBQ, and stunning mountain views. Families will love the easy lake access which allows for fishing, canoeing, and stand up paddle boarding. Don’t miss the six mile round trip hike from the ranch to a waterfall, and horseback riding. This all-in-one destination has a restaurant on site, snack bar, and general store, so you never have to leave once you arrive.
Lakedale is located on San Juan Island, Washington, with 82 acres for exploring and social distancing. Families looking to camp out with kids can find everything from yurts, to an airstream, to canvas tents, and even a lodge! While at Lakedale Resort be sure to enjoy complimentary activities including bocce ball, swimming, and more. Kayaks, canoes, and an aquacycle are availble to rent from the General Store. This resort offers endless family adventures!
Royal Gorge Cabins
For outdoor adventures in a spectacular Colorado setting, head to Royal Gorge Cabins. These tents are completely outfitted with luxury bedding, electricity, and even wi-fi (if you can’t unplug the entire time). Just across the road you will find Echo Canyon River Expeditions, so be sure to book your family a white water rafting expedition for an unforgettable experience.
Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch
The tipis at Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch might not seem like much from the outside, but the inside is incredible! You can rent one of their fully furnished glamping wagons or tipis and stay on the Shoshone Riverbank. Families can even fish on the river and cook their daily catch! There are campfire pits and cooking grates, so you can still experience camping without the hard ground or sleeping outdoors.
If you want to go glamping Big Sur California doesn’t disappoint. This yurt village comes with some pretty unique options including dining on site with garden-to-table food and even a sixteen course sushi tasting menu. Those staying in a yurt can enjoy hot and cold running water, a bath, and other amenities. You will also have a viewing deck with chairs to look out over the vast California landscape.
Far and Away Adventures
For families looking for the ultimate outdoor glamping in Idaho, consider a rafting trip with Far and Away Adventures. By day, families raft on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and at night, guides set up the ultimate 5 star camp with organic menus, wine tasting, professional chef, and completely outfitted tents. It’s the adventure of a lifetime and one of the more unique glamping ideas out there!
Covering close to forty acres, Mendocino Grove on the California coast offers family tents completely outfitted with upscale bedding, lanterns, and more. The campsite sits under giant fir trees and guests can take in the ocean air. There is a fire ring, grill, and seating in front of each tent, to make everyone comfortable. Hiking, biking, and canoeing are offered nearby, so you can create a trip to suit your family’s needs.
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So there you have 25 awesome places for glamping with family. We hope we answered the question “where is there glamping near me?”, and if we didn’t be sure to take a look at our other articles for inspiration. We love mountain getaways with kids and favorite lake vacations for families.