Glamping is officially in the dictionary, confirming that the once trendy word for ‘camping in luxury’ has proven its legitimacy and it’s here to stay. But like most things on an upward trend, a lot of options to try out glamping popped up fast, so how do you narrow it down?
As experts in glamping we’ve got an eye for this and we’ve put together our bucket list of the Top 5 Glamping Retreats we want to try!
Located on a quaint island in the middle of Manhattan, Collective Retreats is the glamping retreat that has truly thought of everything. A true highlight of Collective Retreats is it’s location, Governors Island. This
glamping resort is just a short 8 minute ferry ride from the heart of Manhattan where you’ll be dropped off on Governors Island and greeted by an escort who will help you with your luggage and provide a short drive to the property.
The island is also home to a small but interesting Fort from World War II, a high school, and several restaurants and
snack bars. There are several different options for accommodations, including deluxe wall
bathroom in their tent. Take the walking path directly from the property that will lead you around the island to a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty or walk to the top of the small hill for a spectacular view of the city.
Food and entertainment is no problem, with the property including a gourmet menu, a full bar, garden games like giant Jenga and corn hole, and plenty of different lounge chairs to simply sit and enjoy the exclusive view.
Price ranges from $400-800 per tent/per night.
El Cosmico, located in Marfa Texas, may not the most glamorous, per se, on our list, but it is probably the most unique and the most affordable with accommodations starting at just $85 a night.
Marfa, Texas is famous for two things – a Louis Vuitton Store in the middle of nowhere and the Marfa lights. The Marfa
lights are said to glow over Marfa at different times. You can go on guided tours where locals
will take you to their favorite viewing spots, or you can sit out in the empty fields and see if
you can find them yourself.
El Cosmico definitely has a vibe, A Giant Eye hangs in the entrance to the property and several outdoor wood burning Jacuzzis sit nestled together
next to the coffee bar when you first enter. If you’re an aspiring influencer, or photographer, there are lot a lot of photo ops with bright colors and strong hippie vibes contrasting the desert backdrops.
So where do you sleep in the middle of the desert? Take your pick. The permanent accommodations include a 40
foot Tipi with a fire pit in the middle, a decked out classic 1950’s trailer, or a modern tiny
house shipping container, complete with your own private telescope and viewing window. The hot
Texas air and feeling of accomplishment you’l get after driving through nothing
for so long will make you feel a part of the special club of people who
have completed the journey to Marfa.
We got to experience this unique place up close and personal with Stout Tent Events. We provided tents for a large group to use this space as a wedding and event venue with our Stout Tent – Pro Bell Tent’s serving as rental accommodation overflow.
Price range $85+ per night
The Resort At Paws Up is located in Greenough, Montana. This glamping stay is an adventure
lovers paradise and is geared toward glampers who want a full experience. Horseback riding, cooking classes, painting classes, jewelry making, photography, aerial course, bike park, shooting, river
rafting, hiking, go-karts, fishing, rappelling, off–roading, live music, and even hot air
balloon rides… is there anything they don’t provide?!
They’ve got adventure entertainment covered, but we were also impressed with the attention to the detail around the property too. This glamping resort is on the pricer end of our list, starting at $1,980 a night, but we promise, you’ve never seen camping like this before!
The tents include gorgeous bathtubs (ask us about our Stout Tent Glamping Bath Suites), exquisite furniture, and the most comfortable bed you will probably ever sleep in. The dining will blow you away with several different restaurants on the property and a full gourmet menu. Our mouths were watering just reading the menu! They even have a chuckwagon option listing prime
rib, corn, and asparagus grilled over a campfire for a real cowboy experience.
Price starts at $1,900 per night
There is something that just sounds so relaxing about glamping on the beach, hearing the
waves gently crash as you drift off to sleep at night. This list wouldn’t be complete without including Todos
Santos Eco Adventures. They’ve established luxury tent camps in two of Baja California’s most beautiful nature reserves – Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve in the mountains that form the spine of the peninsula. This place is for the glamper that is not afraid to travel off the beaten path and feels the ocean in their soul.
Picturesque sandy beaches and pristine snorkeling are steps away from your tent. Sign up to swim with sea lions and whale sharks, or take out the kayaks or a paddle board. For your on shore adventures, enjoy hiking or take a cooking class. But don’t worry, you don’t have to cook all your own food, there is a chef that cooks all the delicious
meals on site and even provides nightly happy hour.
This company is particularly known for its sustainability practices, which is another reason why it caught our eye. Their award-winning trips and sustainability practices have been featured in National Geographic, the London Times, Outside Magazine, and Coastal Living. Their guides and instructors are all residents of Baja who have a deep knowledge and love for the area, and take great pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise. (Read more about their sustainability practices here!)
Comfort, adventure, exploration, and genuine care and concern for our mother earth – glamp with TOSEA.
Price starts at $275 per person, per night.
Located just about a half hour outside of Austin in Dripping Springs, TX is the Lucky Arrow Retreat. This one is for the glampers who want to combine their love of camping with wine and distillery tours (sounds like a perfect combo if you ask me!) The retreat is adjacent to the Bell Springs Winery, and you can book an excursion in a vintage Land Cruiser Troop Carrier with a personal guide who will take you on a tour of local wineries and distilleries.
Their glamping tents and yurts feature queen size beds, Yeti coolers and neo-retro Crosley record players. The best part though might be that they come air conditioned so you can still enjoy camping in the Texas summer! This 15 acre retreat also features a covered beer garden and heated pool.
Lucky Arrow Retreat is also a pet friendly space, so bring your fur babies with you!
Prices from $159 per night
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