What Is Glamping?

Glamping is term that has arisen to define the concept of ‘glamorous camping.’ At Under Canvas®, we like to think of it as camping in style, or luxury camping or camping without any of the hassle or hard work or dirt! We combine the luxuries of home with the beauty and extraordinary elements of nature to give our guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience outdoors! We love being a bridge to the outdoors for people who quite frankly really don’t want to rough it. Glamping to us means an incredible outdoor camping experience that is beautiful, comfortable and incredibly memorable.

What is a glamping tent?

Our glamping tents comes with a real king bed with a plush mattress along with furnishings much like you’d like see in a hotel room or bedroom. Several of our tents even have a gorgeous wood deck, and full bathrooms with flushing toilet, ceramic sink, and hot shower within your glamping tent! Want to view the stars from inside your tent? Then book our stargazer tent with a incredible private star-viewing window over the bed.

What is a luxury campground?

Our glamping camps are setup in amazing locations throughout the United States, and they are equipped with staff to assist you 24 hours/day. You don’t have to lift a finger! There are also nightly activities like a campfire with s’mores and games and Yellowstone and Zion even have on-site restaurants. Imagine enjoying a sundowner on your deck with a glass of wine watching the sunset and bald eagles flying overhead. Spectacular vistas, incredible moments, beautiful tents is what a luxury camp is all about.

Our luxury camps are also available for weddings, corporate retreats, and events for you to host your special gathering at some of the most unique venues in the country! Why have your guests camp when they can glamp.

A luxury campsite with rainbow in the distance

Why go glamping?

If you want to avoid the struggle of setting up your own camping tent and lugging all of your equipment around, then come glamping with us! This allows you to be extra comfortable whilst connecting with nature without having to transport equipment across the country or even own equipment for that matter. Why taken on the work yourself when you can have all the fun without any of the hassle.

How to go glamping

Book your reservation with us, and we’ll take care of all of the details! Simple pick up the phone and our customer experience team is ready and waiting to help you plan your glamping vacation. Don’t want to make a phone call? Then go online and within just a few clicks you can have your next trip all taken care of. Want more than just a few nights booked and want someone to plan your whole itinerary. No problem at all. We’ll listen to what you are looking for and find out your likes and preferences and we’ll make suggestions for you to choose from and we’ll plan your itinerary for you. What could be better?
Indoor bathroom for a glamping tent

Do the tents and teepees have toilets?

Some do, yes! Our deluxe, suite, and stargazer tents all have private en-suite bathrooms with toilets, sinks, and even hot showers. Our other tents at our camps have access to luxury bath-houses with private stalls.

What about bugs and critters?

Well this is still camping after all! The great outdoors is still all around you and may occasionally find a way in. However, with daily housekeeping in your tent and great care and attention from our maintenance staff we’d be surprised if had any animal disturbances. Just remember to keep food out of your tent and critters won’t be encouraged to venture in.

Do I need planning permission?

Not if you stay directly with us at one of our camps but If you rent our glamping tents to put on your own event at your own venue you may need a permit. This will vary by location and we can help you figure out what you might need.
Person taking a photo of beautiful sunset

Things to do while glamping

Our glamping camps are all located near national parks or places of incredible natural beauty where you can stay active each day! There are plenty of adventures to be had hiking, biking, rafting, wildlife viewing, horse back riding, kayaking, canyoneering, and much much more. Our reservations team are experts on each area, and they will setup an all-inclusive adventure package for you and your family to get the most out of your vacation. Simple tell us your family or group’s details and we’ll make recommendations specifically for your group.

What should I bring?

Thankfully just a suitcase full of your belongings without the car load of camping gear. We’ll provide everything you would normally find in a hotel room and we’ll ask you to bring your personal items. Don’t forget to look at the weather before you come so you can be adequately prepared for the temperatures you are likely to encounter. Many of our locations can have great temperature swings between night and day. Many will see thunder storms and so multiple layers are often appropriate not to mention having a great water bottle will be essential. If you don’t have one of those don’t worry you can buy one at camp.

Can I rent luxury safari tents?

Yes you can! If you are thinking of having your own private event for a party or wedding or retreat we can bring our tents to you. We travel throughout the United States and Canada with our glamping tents to bring this experience to you anywhere that you choose. We specialize in large events like weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and birthday parties. We have several types of tents that we can bring to fit all of your event needs. See all of our rental tents here.

Where to go glamping in the USA?

Our location list is constantly growing so keep checking back to see if we’ve added any new locations. Come see us at our locations in Montana, Utah, Arizona, South Dakota and Tennessee. They’re located close to major US attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Moab, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Mount Rushmore, and Zion National Park. You can see all of our locations here: Under Canvas® Camps.

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