Not a Camper? Become a Glamper!

Broadry Outdoors

(Broadry) — Going camping has been one of the most popular vacation ideas in 2021 and many are continuing to look for that outdoor retreat this winter and well into 2022. There are plenty of beautiful RV resorts and campgrounds across the country that are suited for all types of travelers, but what about those who want to immerse themselves in a safe, outdoor setting and aren’t so sure about roughing it at a campsite? Go glamping! There are more options for glamping vacations this season than ever before, including tiny houses, colorful cottages, yurts and other unique accommodations, where the place you sleep is an experiential aspect of your vacation. 

Safari Tents: Get a glamorous taste of tent camping in the glamping-style safari tents located just north of Los Angeles at Marina Dunes RV Resort in Marina, CA. Situated off the shores of Monterey Bay with beachfront access and close to everything the area has to offer, this RV resort is within driving distance of downtown Monterey, making it a perfect glamping escape. Bordered by famous wineries, Big Sur and Santa Cruz, guests have plenty to do in the area. Guests can enjoy direct access to Fort Ord Dunes State Park, nearby hiking trails and Marina State Beach, perfect for taking that sunset stroll. The cozy safari tents include a queen-sized bed, two bedside tables, lamps, and an electric heater to ensure a comfortable night’s rest.

Yurts: Within five miles of California’s beautiful Yosemite National Park’s west entrance gate sits Yosemite Lakes RV Resort. The resort’s 400-acre preserve set amidst a backdrop of towering trees makes it a convenient location to the national park hotspot. The campground’s unique yurt rentals allow guests to have an immersive escape to nature in comfortable retreats that still retain all the modern amenities. The Hillside Yurts sleep four comfortably in a queen-size bed and a double-size futon. You’ll also enjoy a bathroom suite with a shower and a fully furnished kitchenette. Glamping has never been easier with an apartment-sized refrigerator, double-burner gas stove top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and dinnerware for four. When you’re looking to take in that fresh air, the attached porch has a gas grill, nearby picnic table, and fire ring to help you “glamp” through your Yosemite stay.

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Cottages: The tropical-inspired colorful cottages of Fiesta Key RV Resort in the heart of the Florida Keys is a glamping getaway, all on an island of its own. There is no escaping the incredible ocean views as you enjoy the resort’s onsite restaurant, beach bar, free WiFi hotspots, swimming pool, hot tub, playground and attached marina. These glamping cottages allow plenty of room to relax and take in the sunsets from your breathtaking oceanfront porch. The waterfront colorful cottages are fully equipped and furnished, with separate bedrooms, a living room with a sleeper sofa, full sized kitchen, and a loft. Additionally, PADL provides rentable paddleboards at the resort, which gives guests the opportunity to explore the open water on a paddleboard.

Tiny Houses: A tiny glamping adventure for all ages can be found at Oregon’s Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. Located within Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, this village features tiny houses Anderson, Atticus, Ingrid, Lincoln, Savannah, Scarlett and Zoe, ranging from just 175 square feet to a roomy 358.  Just east of Portland, the village welcomes guests to a stunning natural backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. With activities like hiking some of the 700 groomed trails, opportunities for rock climbing, bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, lakes and streams to explore, miniature golf, a 27-hole golf course and the famous Alpine Slide, this is no ordinary glamping vacation. The Mt. Hood tiny houses come fully equipped for a glamping lifestyle and relaxing by the communal firepit after a day enjoying the great outdoors.

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Cabins: Conveniently located just north of Houston, Lake Conroe RV & Camping Resort, a 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Hall of Fame winner, makes for that perfectly charming glamping escape. Enjoy the beautiful beach area, the resort-style amenities including boat rentals, a swimming pool and mini golf. Don’t forget your four-legged companion this time, as this pet-friendly RV resort has a dog park with a full agility course that will have your pet feeling like it’s glamping too. Glamp in a cozy cabin rental as they come with a microwave, coffee maker, air conditioning and satellite TV to make this Texas-sized destination a comfortable glamping spot for all types of vacationers.

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