24 Aug Let’s Go Glamping!
By: Broadry Newsroom
RV camping isn’t always immediately connected with the idea of luxury in people’s minds — but it should be. While rugged, off-grid camping in primitive campgrounds is an option, you can also turn your RV adventure into an out-and-out glamping trip. (That’s a portmanteau of “glamorous camping,” if you haven’t encountered it before.)
But enjoying a luxurious camping trip requires finding a luxurious campground — ones that offer the premier experience complete with not only utility hookups, but also extras like fitness centers, swimming pools, golf courses, and organized community events to keep you engaged and entertained.
Without further ado, here are the 10 most indulgent, high-end RV parks in America.
Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort — Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas is so much more than its “Sin City” reputation — and Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort is the perfect place to get a real sense of what this one-of-a-kind city can offer. Voted among the top five luxury resorts in America for two years running now, this campground combines the beauty of its physical location with a bevy of thoughtfully designed amenities, such as a handsome 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, large swimming pool, whirlpools, a tanning pool, an on-site restaurant and more. It’s all located far enough away from The Strip that the noise and general frivolity won’t boil over into your backyard… but close enough that you can get there with ease if you want to. Both rental and ownership options are available.
Amenities: 50-amp full-hookup sites specifically designed for large Class A motorcoaches, on-site 50’s-themed diner, spa and fitness center with exercise equipment and massage rooms, bathhouses, laundry facilities, resort-style swimming pools and whirlpools, staffed 24-hour security
Cost: $70-$110+ per day depending on season and lot type
Why you’ll love it: Lighted professional tennis courts and pickle ball courts mean campers can get their game on any time of day… and after all, Las Vegas is known for its late nights
Perfect for: Solo travelers and couples who want to combine the party-hearty reputation of Las Vegas with its calmer indulgences
Normandy Farms — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Tucked into the woods that characterize the Massachusetts landscape southwest of Boston, and only a few hours’ drive from Cape Cod, Normandy Farms is a seasonally operant luxury camping option that offers a wide range of on-site facilities as well as plenty of off-campus incentives for campers to stay for a month or more. Along with its dog park, fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pool, and snack bar, this resort also offers a creative arts center with events such as yoga classes and cribbage, as well as a wellness center where professionals offer massage therapy in a wide range of modalities. Disc golf, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball, and other activities are available, both on the camper’s own time and as part of organized events offered by the resort’s administrators. There’s even a business center and concierge services — literally anything you need, they’ve thought of.
Amenities: 30/50-amp full hookup sites, business center with concierge service, creative arts center, dog park, disc golf, tennis courts, swimming pool, wellness center with massage services, restrooms, laundry facilities, playgrounds, campground and gift store
Cost: $56-$132 per day, depending on campsite type and day of the week
Why you’ll love it: From a dedicated dog park to onsite massage therapists, this spot has too many amenities to list; it feels more like a small city of campers than a campground
Perfect for: Families, couples, and individual travelers who want to experience a full summer in a unique camping community atmosphere
Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort — Polson, Montana
A top-rated Class A motorcoach resort located in the scenic heart of northwestern Montana, Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort offers stunning lakeside, mountain-rimmed views as well as luxurious amenities including an equipped commercial gym, high-class shower and laundry facilities, wide paved roads, a fenced dog run and more. Achieving top marks from a variety of campground reviewing services, this spot also benefits from its proximity to popular area attractions, including Flathead Lake, the National Bison Range, Kerr Dam, the St. Ignatius Mission and others. The Polson Fairgrounds are also home to a rodeo tradition that you won’t want to miss.
Amenities: 50-amp full hookup sites on oversized lots, wide paved roads, lot upgrade options with outdoor living and dining, gas fire pits, a fenced dog run, lush landscaping designed to enhance local views, granite countertops in shower and laundry facilities, equipped commercial gym, business center, communal areas
Cost: $70-$250+ per day depending on lot type
Why you’ll love it: Access to a variety of natural recreation opportunities make this resort into an outdoor enthusiast’s (well-appointed) playground
Perfect for: Rugged individualists and families who want to experience the Montana countryside while keeping creature comforts on their side, too
Desert Shores Motorcoach Resort — Indio, California
A unique, long-term rental or property ownership opportunity for owners of large, diesel-powered, Class-A motorcoaches, Desert Shores Motorcoach Resort offers a luxurious way of life tucked into southern California’s inland empire. A short drive from the spa destination of Palm Springs as well as the rugged wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park, this resort is one of the most exclusive on this list, whose lots are available only for purchase or long-term leases of at least three months. While costly, residents get the benefit of incredible communal spaces, including beautiful outdoor pools, private villas, well-appointed community dining spaces and so much more.
Amenities: 50-amp full hookup sites, private villas with over 800 square feet of living space, private garages, pools, community kitchen, communal dining spaces, fitness center, tennis courts, mountain views
Cost: Leases start at $6,000 for 3+ months; ownership opportunities start at less than $300,000 and range to more than $500,000; HOA fees of $695 per month apply
Why you’ll love it: Lush landscaping and incredibly indulgent, private amenities make this a desert oasis worth retiring to — and there are plenty of family-friendly areas for visits from the kids and grandkids
Perfect for: Retirees with large nest eggs who want to benefit from southern California’s 300 days of sun
Bluewater Key RV Resort — Key West, Florida
At Bluewater Key RV Resort, the very first part of the luxury experience is the location itself. Located alongside the stunning blue waters of Key West, this luxury campground offers palm-tree-lined pads where campers and owners enjoy beautiful weather year round as well as the ample fishing, boating, and other recreational activities offered by the proximity of the ocean. This resort also ups the game by offering private tiki huts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, laundry facilities, a dog park, high-speed wifi throughout the resort and more.
Amenities: 30/50-amp full hookup sites, private lots with lush landscaping and tiki huts, high-speed wifi and HD cable, clubhouse, dog park, people park, storage facility (fee required), community dock, boat launch, laundry facility
Cost: $112-$237+ per day depending on season and site type; ownership opportunities (and rentals through private owners) also available
Why you’ll love it: While the resort itself is well-appointed, this spot’s proximity to a range of unique activities and attractions unique the keys — like swimming with dolphins, SCUBA adventures and fishing charters — sets it apart
Perfect for: Families, couples, and retirees looking to live on island time all the time
Hearthside Grove Luxury Motorcoach Resort — Petoskey, Michigan
Nestled on the northwest side of the “mitten” of Michigan, close to the gateway of the UP, Hearthside Grove Luxury Motorcoach Resort is truly in the heart of the north… and a great spot to call your home away from home while you’re exploring this section of the midwest. This exclusive luxury resort offers amenities specifically for Class A rigs, and was originally started by a pair of brothers with a lifetime of experience in both camping and hosting — which translates into a familial hospitality combined with resort-style digs. A heated pool, clubhouse for gatherings and happy hours, a business center and more all make this a great place to get away from it all… even permanently, if you decide to opt for a long-term rental or lot purchase.
Amenities: 50-amp full hookup sites, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, water views available, laundry facilities, full-size clubhouse theater, business center, organized events and recreational activities, fitness center, kitchen, heated pool, sports courts
Cost: $90-$170 per day depending on lot type and season; lot sales and long-term rentals also available
Why you’ll love it: Beautiful stone-laid hearth fireplaces mean this resort truly lives up to its name — and offer the perfect place to sip a hot toddy or hot cocoa
Perfect for: Couples, retirees, those who like to entertain guests in beautiful communal spaces
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort — Hilton Head, South Carolina
A sprawling 50-acre wooded resort in the highly sought-after destination of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort offers both generous amenities and indulgent extras, like its large and refreshing outdoor pool, heated spa, well-appointed lounge and stocked gym. Even the basics are brought up to the next level: instead of simply offering bathroom amenities, this spot focuses on ensuring they’re spotless and well-decorated; instead of a mere dog walk, you’ll find a whole dog park and warmed dog wash station, which Fido will thank you for. The park is convenient to shopping outlets, golf courses, and — of course — the stunning beaches that draw visitors to this area in the first place.
Amenities: 30/50-amp full hookup sites, wifi, cable TV, paved streets and landscaped concrete pads, onsite bike rental delivery, mobile RV mechanics available, seasonal snack bar, pool, spa, on-site dog park and warmed dog wash station
Cost: $90-$140+ per day depending on season and site type
Why you’ll love it: All the dog-specific amenities will have your pup wagging their tail, and organized on-site events keep two-legged family members engaged too
Perfect for: Pet lovers, beach bunnies, and those without towing/towed vehicles — the ocean is just a mile away and there are many walkable shopping opportunities
Mountain Views RV Resort — Creede, Colorado
With both permanent ownership opportunities and the ability to rent a site for just a few nights or weeks, Mountain Views RV Resort caters to serious vacationers, including full-timers who’ve made it into a lifestyle. Tucked away in the mountains southwest of Denver, Creede is surrounded by lush forests, towering peaks and unique wildlife, making this a great spot to combine creature comforts with the rugged, countryside beauty that pulls so many out onto the road in the first place. Amenities include multiple on-site lodges as well as river frontage for fly fishing and paddle boating, and planned activities like fitness classes keep residents busy no matter how long they stay. It’s easy to see why so many campers end up calling this place home for the long term.
Amenities: 30/50-amp full hookup sites, wifi/DSL internet, picnic tables at each site, on-site mail room, on-site lodges with table games and cable TV, BBQ area with outdoor dining accommodations, on-site gift shop, river frontage, fish cleaning station, horseshoes, bocce ball, badminton, croquet, planned activities
Cost: Starting at $60 per day; monthly rates and ownership opportunities available
Why you’ll love it: From ATV adventures to fly fishing, there’s no shortage of adventure here, making it perfect for those looking to get away from it all for quite a while
Perfect for: Long-term campers or full-timers who want to make a home for themselves in the southwestern Colorado mountains
Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground — Virgin, Utah
No matter where you go in Utah, you’ll be greeted with a vast array of outdoor recreation opportunities — and Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground is the perfect place to call a luxurious home base. Offering an on-site convenience store, take-out grill, social hall and more, this campground is an easy drive from Zion National Park as well as the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Dixie National Forest and other nearby wilderness areas. There’s even a seasonally operant shuttle bus service that ushers campers to and from Zion National Park for just $7 per person round trip.
Amenities: 30/50-amp full hookup sites, large outdoor pool and spa, on-site laundromat, bathroom facilities with complimentary showers, camper kitchen, playground, takeout grill, off-leash dog area
Cost: $40-$68 per day depending on site type and season
Why you’ll love it: With its dog-specific areas and a mining sluice for kids and adults alike, this is a great option for families exploring southern Utah
Perfect for: Families, pet-lovers, and National Parks enthusiasts
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch — Alto, New Mexico
Far away from it all but also nearby to south-central New Mexico must-sees like White Sands National Park and the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch offers a luxurious experience about equidistant from Roswell and Las Cruces. The only Class-A-exclusive park of its type in the state, Ruidoso’s comfortable sites offer all the generosity that big rigs require — like ultra-smooth paved driveways and 50-amp service — as well as above-and-beyond extras like private patios with gas fire pits, reverse-osmosis filtered water, privacy landscaping and more.
Amenities: 50-amp full hookup sites, wifi, satellite cable TV, fully paved roads, paved sites with desert views, shower and laundry facilities, party pavilion, on-site hiking trails
Cost: Starting at $95 per day
Why you’ll love it: Private gas fire pits and patios make it easy to enjoy outdoor time no matter the weather (though the resort closes seasonally each winter)
Perfect for: Couples and solo adventurers looking to get away from it all in style
A Luxurious RV Vacation Starts with a Luxurious RV
While finding a perfect campground is a key part to experiencing a luxurious vacation (or lifestyle), securing the right RV for the job is also critical. Plus, many of these exclusive, resort-style campgrounds only allow large, well-maintained Class A motorcoaches into their midst.
If you don’t own a motorhome of your own (yet) or want to moonlight in the luxurious glamping lifestyle without making a firm commitment, you might consider renting an RV — and you might also consider renting that rig through a peer-to-peer RV rental service like RVshare. When you rent an RV directly from its owners, you benefit from lower prices and a more straightforward rental process… and plus, private owners offer a wide range of rigs, unlike the big commercial franchises. Even if you’d rather see what the camping life is like with a small, modest travel trailer, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for in your area — and since all the RVs are lived in and loved by their owners, they tend to have a lot more character and comfort, to boot.
This is a syndicated article highlighting the latest travel and lifestyle news from Broadry members. This series features outdoor travel and camping recommendations from our travel data partners at RVshare.com.