The term glamping might seem like an oxymoron. A portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping,” the two definitions are seemingly at odds with one another. But for those with an aversion to traditional camping, glamping offers a way to be immersed in nature while still enjoying the types of comforts you’d find in a hotel. Glamping has become more popular than ever, and gorgeous locales around the world are setting up luxury tents (among other things) for adventurous travelers to enjoy.
From Australia to Chile to the Southwestern United States, there are some glamping sites that speak to the local culture through the decor of their tents, domes, and yurts. Posh Primitive, for instance, prides itself on outfitting their interiors with the work of local craftspeople of upstate New York. Other places prefer to take a spa-like approach, focusing instead on standard luxuries like high-thread-count sheets and heated floors. Regardless of the style, the unifying thread of these places is that they offer a cozy place to sleep in gorgeous settings.
Interested in glamping? Here are 15 sites across the world ready for you to book.
Paper Bark Camp
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Comprising 12 canvas safari-style tents, you can enjoy the view of “soaring eucalypts” as you scout for birds and kangaroos at the Paper Bark Camp. All abodes feature wrap-around decking and outdoor furniture, as well as screens to protect you from insects. In addition, they include king-sized beds as well as a bathroom with a hot shower.
Location: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Enjoy Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park from the comfort of EcoCamp’s geodesic domes. They are large enough to house groups of friends and families with a loft-style interior that has a low-emission wood stove and a propane heater in the bathroom.
Locations: Governors Island, Hill Country, Hudson Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Vail, and Sonoma
With the tagline, “Much more than a place to sleep,” Collective Retreats takes luxury to places where conventional hotels can’t exist. They have locations in New York, Colorado, California, and more—each with the same incredible amenities. They boast 1,500 thread count sheets, chefs who create farm-to-table dishes, and excursions that make the most of your location.
Mt. Hood Tiny House Village
Location: Welches, Oregon
For those that can’t get enough of the tiny house trend, the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village offers a petite retreat (between 175 and 260 square feet) that’s perfectly positioned for those that want to experience the great outdoors as well as culture. The village features five homes close to Mt. Hood National Forest and within an hour of Portland.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek
Location: Wimberley, Texas
Sitting atop a ridge over Lone Man Creek is Sinya, a glamping site nestled within Texas Hill Country. It features an authentic safari tent from South Africa that’s equipped with the likes of luxurious bedding, a century-old claw foot bathtub, and a feather-cushioned sofa that allows you to take in the gorgeous views outdoors.