Glamping has become an incredibly popular trend worldwide and was named “2020’s Hottest Travel Trend” by Forbes. Glamping, or glamor camping, is the perfect way to experience the beauty of nature and the extraordinary landscapes across the United States and world! If you are looking for that perfect luxury glamping destination we’ve got you covered! Still wondering what glamping is? Check out our ‘What is Glamping?’ blog to get the inside scoop.
From forested mountain sides to waterfront locations in the northeast, red rock canyons to rolling prairie lands there are so many beautiful glamping experiences to be had. While there are so many glamping destinations that top our list, the most sought after glamping locations near top national parks and bucket list destinations. Here our top five glamping destinations to add to your list:
5. Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park
Experience desert glamping at its finest near Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. This top glamping destination offers stunning red rock vistas, unique rock structures and hundreds of miles of land to adventure on. Enjoy world-class mountain biking trails throughout the area, slick rock off-roading trails for those adrenaline junkies, extraordinary hiking trails, rafting on the Colorado River and more.
Under Canvas Moab sits on 40 acres of land just seven miles north of Moab, Utah. This glamping location is only 5 minutes from Arches National Park and 40 minutes from Canyonlands National Park. With multiple safari-inspired tent options, guests can enjoy the amazing sights of the Utah desert including its deep canyons and looming plateaus.
4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes our list of best glamping destinations due to its lush forested landscape, changing foliage in the fall and the many adventure opportunities in the area. Plus, what better way to experience The Land of Blue Smoke than from the comfort of an upscale tent.
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is tucked into a wooded valley in the Smokies just 10 miles from Gatlinburg, TN, the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy nightly programming, on-site dining including locally sourced beverages and spirits, complimentary s’mores around the campfire. Wake in your plush king-size bed under canvas cover and enjoy the fog settled around the grounds before setting out to explore the beauty and adventure of Tennessee.
3. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is located in northern Montana and offers end-to-end breathtaking vistas and overlooks of some of the Rocky Mountain’s most beautiful and epic landscapes. From towering rock walls, to crystal mountain lakes to plunging waterfalls, this national park is certainly one for the bucket list. Named after the glaciers that once inhabited the area and carved out the beautiful mountainscapes and lakes that remain, Glacier National Park is the perfect place to connect with nature through a plethora of outdoor adventure options including stunning hiking trails, white-water rafting Montana rapids, fly fishing, scenic drives and more.
Just seven miles from Glacier National Park, Under Canvas Glacier allows you to take in the sights of this breathtaking wilderness and then spend the night in an upscale safari-inspired tent or canvas treehouse. Enjoy on-site programming, bookable adventures, complimentary s’mores around the expansive firepits and more when you stay at Under Canvas.
2. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the United States and features bucket list attractions including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, bubbling hot springs, rare wildlife sightings and more making it a top glamping destination. Not only that, but there are tons of recreation opportunities in and around the national park including horse-back riding, white-water rafting, world-class fly fishing, unbeatable hiking and more.
Imagine staying in an upscale canvas tent with amenities rivaling a luxury hotel room while being able to enjoy the outdoor wonderland that is Yellowstone. Under Canvas Yellowstone is only 10 minutes from the park’s west entrance in a secluded location that even features an on-site restaurant.
1. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is an adventure enthusiast’s dream and is recognized as a Natural Wonder of the World because of its combination of size, scale and collective beauty. Not only can you explore the hundreds of miles of trail systems in the national park including one that travels down into the canyon but you can enjoy a bike ride to picturesque viewpoints throughout the park, jeep safaris and more. Glamping offers the best way to truly soak in the beauty of this destination from the desert landscape and pleasant temperatures to the Pinyon Juniper Woodlands and stunning sunsets.
Situated on stunning lands covered with pinyon juniper near historic Route 66, Under Canvas Grand Canyon in Valle, Arizona is just 30 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Wind down at night with complimentary s’mores and once-in-a-lifetime stargazing before retreating to your upscale canvas tent for the evening.
Since 2012 Under Canvas has been providing glamping accommodations across the country. Enjoy all that nature has to offer while relaxing in comfort at our locations across the U.S.