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Glamping in the USA
There's just something about camping that offers you a reset like few other types of vacations. It's rejuvenating to be in the great outdoors miles away from any city noise, smelling the campfire, and seeing the sparkling of the Milky Way under a black velvet sky. For some the flip side of camping is the lack of creature comforts, such as no hot water, subsisting on oatmeal and rice, and having to pitch a tent. Enter the glamping trend, or glamorous camping, where cloud-like beds, gourmet food, and wonderfully hot showers may be par for the course. If this sounds good to you, you might want to check out one or more of these glamping hotspots in the USA.
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Firelight Camps in Ithaca, New York
For an upstate New York waterfall glamping experience, book a stay at Ithaca’s Firelight Camps, located along the 70-acre property of La Tourelle Resort & Spa. Grab your girls (or your guy) for a wild foraging adventure, followed by a hands-on feast led by Food Network-star Emma Frisch. Then get ready for some serious Instagraming to commence once you check out your accommodations, which include a hardwood floor safari tent with a king or queen bed, sitting porch, lantern lights, daily breakfast, and nightly marshmallow roasting. There’s also a lobby bar that serves Finger Lakes craft beverages, communal campfires in the outdoor lounge area with games and bocce ball and a store, where you can stock up on homemade trail snacks.
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Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch in Cody, Wyoming
At the Cody Trout Ranch Camp in Wyoming, you can rent a fully-loaded RV site or stay in one of their roomy (and adorable) teepees on the Shoshone river bank. Campfire pits, laundry facilities, shower areas—there’s even the option to fish for your own dinner at the trout hatchery. At night you can sit under the stars and sleep next to the sound of the running river, plus, all pets are welcome.
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The Yellowstone Collective Retreat in Big Sky, Montana
Glamping doesn’t get much better than The Yellowstone Collective Retreat. These swanky tents with rustic-chic interiors, Adirondack chairs, and private en-suite bathrooms are tucked away in the mountains in Montana and definitely deserve a visit for a girl’s weekend or a romantic couples vacay. A locally sourced, chef-prepared breakfast is included and served daily at Three Peaks Lodge and lakeside dinner options are available, upon request. Nightly sunset campfires with cocktails and s’mores are a regular activity, as are weekly farm-to-table dinners.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06
Seneca Sol in Burdett, New York
A private balcony in a secluded forest setting? Yes, please. Seneca Sol is a glamping resort in the Finger Lakes wine region on the east side of Seneca Lake—AKA the perfect place to get away from city life for a few days. There are furnished safari tents, indoor common areas, and a modern bathhouse for those not interested in getting that dirty. There’s also continental breakfast and concierge services and the best part is, these Airbnb hosted “rooms” start at $164 a night. Total bargain.
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Orenda in Johnsburg, New York
Looking for a tranquil retreat to detox, relieve stress or simply spend a fun weekend away in the Adirondack Mountains? Then check into Orenda, where you can hike, mountain bike, take a guided nature walk, get your zen on in the bathhouse, or enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset on Crane Mountain. Each of their six canvas cabins is decked out in Adirondack-inspired style and include plush down comforters, wood-burning stoves, and stocked split firewood. Their outdoor showers even feature heated floors—beat that.