Our Story

Under Canvas began in 2009 with the opening of an all-inclusive glamping adventure package and has since grown to include nine glamping locations that span the country, as well as a customized event’s offering, bringing the glamping experience to life anywhere in the country. A leader in upscale, outdoor hospitality, Under Canvas has claimed awards from the likes of Conde Nast Travel and Travel + Leisure as the best resorts in the US and indeed, the world.

Our inherently spatially distanced, safari-inspired tents include amenities such as daily housekeeping and fresh towels, plush king-size beds, luxurious linens, en suite bathrooms, hot running water and even a wood burning stove for chilly nights. Expansive main lobby tents and adjoining patios adorned in West Elm furnishings inside and out provide a communal space to enjoy meals from our café style kitchens, reading, connecting with friends and family, learning about the best local adventures and an opportunity to purchase retail items to enhance guests’ stays. Complimentary programming ranging from yoga classes and crafts to acoustic live music and outdoor games means the fun doesn’t end when the national park adventures do. Kids and adults alike delight over evening s’mores around the communal campfire as they share their stories of their day’s adventure. Guests wake to sounds of nature, perfectly positioned to explore America’s most iconic national parks and monuments.

Recognized as the “perfect glamping experience” by Vogue, Under Canvas operates locations in Yellowstone and Glacier in Montana; Moab, Zion and Lake Powell-Grand Staircase in Utah; Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee; Grand Canyon in Arizona and Acadia in Maine.

We believe that nature is the best architect, family and friends are the best entertainment, and that a piece of every soul is hidden somewhere…outside.

Our Mission

To inspire connections with extraordinary places, people and the planet by enhancing access to the outdoors.

We believe…
  • being outdoors inspires and connects friends, families and loved ones.
  • unique experiences enrich lives and strengthen relationships.
  • nature fosters environmental consciousness.
  • nature is the best architect.
  • experiencing the outdoors doesn’t mean roughing it.
  • in being #OutsideTogether

 

The Beauty of Our Intentional Inconveniences

At Under Canvas, we care deeply about our precious natural resources, namely the landscape surrounding our camps and the life that it supports. Our guests contribute to this goal, first, by choosing to stay with us, and second, through what we call “intentional inconveniences.” These are small features and choices that go a long way toward preserving the environment. Here are some of the ways we reduce our impact and still deliver a luxurious experience.

LANDSCAPE– We have a minimal disturbance approach to development. We believe nature is the best architect and strive to leave the land as untouched as possible. A minimal footprint is what we are all about.

WATER– Our camps use significantly less water than a similar-sized hotel thanks to low-flow toilets, faucets that automatically shut off, and showers that activate only when guests pull a chain. Guests also help by hanging up towels to use again instead of having them replaced daily.

ELECTRICITY– Our camps use solar power whenever possible. Thanks to the abundant sunlight, our Moab and Zion camps can run 100 percent on solar power.

WASTE– Wherever possible, we have eliminated single use plastics in favor of compostable and recyclable materials. Water stations may be found throughout camps to encourage employees and guests to use refillable containers as well as apply mindful practices to minimize waste.

UNPLUG– We intentionally don’t offer wifi to our guests so our guests can disconnect from technology and reconnect with those they love.

Philanthropy

Our mission to be a bridge to the great outdoors is a priority in how we give. We love organizations conserving, preserving, and protecting our beautiful world and will consider all requests for our support from eco-minded organizations or efforts.

Our camp in Glacier, Montana is available in May & June specifically for hosting charitable camps. Organizations should contact us directly for further information about this opportunity.

Please reach out to us if you would like us to consider your organization for our support.