Luxury Camping: A New Way to Experience the Great Outdoors

A new contemporary take on camping has taken the United States hospitality industry by storm- Glamping. Glamping, or luxury camping, offers adventure aficionados an opportunity to explore the great outdoors without giving up the comforts of home. You can wake up to the breathtaking views of Big Sur’s rocky coast or to the Great Plains of Montana all from the comfort of your cozy-king sized bed. Still not sold on luxury camping? Let your friends at Villa show you why luxury camping is the newest trend in travel.


Paws Up is known as the Midwest’s premier “dude ranch” offering guests an authentic look at the American frontier lifestyle. The ranch itself is a beautiful 37,000 working acres of rolling green pasture, crystal blue rivers, and is littered with herds of elk and Black Angus cows. Paws Up offers many different options in accommodations, but for camping, there are 6 different sites. To get the full woodland royalty experience the “River Camp” is the best option with safari-style luxury tents that are located along the legendary banks of the Blackfoot River that come complete with a queen-sized bed, spacious deck, a bathroom, twice a day cleaning service, and a personal butler. Apart from having tents more luxurious than most homes, Paws Up is the ultimate outdoor playground whether you decide to wade the rapid waters of the Blackfoot River in a whitewater rafting tour or saddle up for an all-day horseback riding excursion, this resort has countless activities to fulfill your cowboy or cowgirl needs.


TreeBones Resort is a perfect blend of 5-star resort meets rugged off-the-grid in Big Sur, California. The owners of the resort pride themselves in being a true Eco Resort and are sincere about protecting the surrounding landscape and strive to preserve its natural beauty. That being said, the resort is comprised of 16 eco-friendly Yurts carefully tucked away into the surrounding Cliffside. Allowing for guests to have secluded access to some of the most divine sunsets Big Sur has to offer. Each Yurt includes a king-sized bed, large living space with fireplace, small sink, and a generous redwood view deck that offers a picturesque ocean view. The resort alongside with the Yurts offers daily yoga classes, access to an organic garden, swimming pool with stunning ocean view, and one full-service restaurant and a sushi bar. Although the Yurts may not be as luxurious as the Paws Up’s safari-tents, the surrounding area makes up for it in the sheer beauty, with hundreds of trails to explore cutting through misty redwood forests to sandy beaches secluded by overhanging coastal cliffs.


Tucked away in a secluded portion of Sequoia & Kings National Park lies a cluster of 30 luxury tents perfectly ingrained into the surrounding environment - Sequoia High Sierra Camp. Here guests have a rare opportunity to explore some of California’s most remote wilderness, while still enjoying upscale amenities and comfortable canvas tented cabins. The bungalows are comprised of artisan furniture and decoration, king-sized beds, an open seating area complete with a coffee table and reading lanterns, and to tie it off, dramatic views of the Sierra Nevada mountain peaks just outside your tent. Far from the city crowds the luxury camp offers an array of activities to do such as hiking tours through mountain meadows, fly fishing in crystal blue alpine lakes, and stargazing under the bright nights of the Sierra Nevadas. After a long day of outdoor activities, the Sequoia High Sierra Camp offers a five-course gourmet dinner under a canvas roofed pavilion where guest are encouraged to convene and share stories of the day's adventures. End the night with your new-made friends at a traditional bonfire marshmallow roast overlooking the picturesque Kings Canyon.


Located 20 feet away from the roaring Dolores River rest 8 luxurious canvas tents - the Dunton River Camp. The tents are anchored onto a wooden platform that extends 10 feet out, showing off a compelling panoramic view of the San Juan Mountains. Each tent exudes a homely feeling and is equipped with a king-sized bed, full bathroom, two mountain bikes to explore the surrounding wilderness, and a gas burning stove. The camp site sits on 500 acres of hauntingly beautiful Colorado land and is checkered in trails for horseback riding, hiking, and biking. If guests don’t feel like immersing themselves in the endless outdoor activities the resort has to offer, they can arrange a pampering treatment at the spa tent that sits within feet from the river. After a long day of leisure or activity guests are invited to the rustic-style farmhouse for a meal cooked only with locally sourced organic ingredients paired with wines from Colorado's Sutcliffe Vineyards, whose three wines earned a 90 point rating in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Dunton River Camp perfectly blends the luxuries of home with Colorado's sheer natural beauty to create one of America’s most glamorous camping retreats

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