Sure, getting off the beaten path can be a fun and rewarding camping experience, but for those of you who enjoy the comforts of home with just a hint of the rustic experience, roughing it may not be your first choice! Be prepared to explore the world of glamping, a luxurious alternative!
What Is Glamping?
Glamping, simply put, is glamorous camping and takes all the fun of traditional camping and puts a luxurious spin on it! Many resorts remain rustic, so guests can still enjoy nature and partake in activities like hiking, fishing, and biking, while camping in the lap of luxury! Plenty of these glampgrounds also boast a resort feel, with spa packages and wellness retreats, for a well-rounded and relaxing experience! Another draw of glampgrounds is that they are eco-friendly, with many offering conservational features such as composting toilets and energy-saving fixtures!
The accommodations of glamping can range from traditional abodes with incredible additions for sophistication, to insanely unique spaces that you won’t find anywhere else! You’ll find everything from fully decorated and equipped safari tents, yurts, tree houses, teepees, cabins, and classic RVs for a more traditional, yet impeccably upscale, experience! Some destinations are more unusual, with guests staying in shipping containers, covered wagons, and even a jumbo jet! Many resorts also have RV and tent sites so you can bring along your rig to experience all the fun.
There are several wonderful options for glamping right here in Utah! Most of these glampgrounds feature a more rustic feel, as they are located near Utah’s many national parks and natural wonders!
Conestoga Ranch, Bear Lake
This incredible resort is both traditional and unique, and of course plenty of fun for the whole family! Choose from one of many fantastic sleeping accommodations, including traditional tents, grand tents, tent suites, and amazingly unique covered wagons! A main lodge is filled with great activities and amenities, and a general store is on site for all your essential glamping needs! Enjoy a great meal at the fantastic restaurant, or participate in some relaxing yoga! For more information and reservations, check out their website!
Moab Under Canvas, Moab
When you want a wonderful glamping experience near all the fun of Utah’s national parks, check out Moab Under Canvas! This glampground exclusively features tent glamping, with plenty of great and comfortable options! Choose from several fully furnished tents from safari tents, deluxe tents and suites, to teepees for the kids! Luxury bathrooms near the tents will keep you refreshed! This luxury camp is centrally located between gorgeous Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Canyonlands National park, so you can still get out and adventure while you glamp! Visit their website for more information!
Capitol Reef Resort, Torrey
This expansive resort offers a vast array of accommodations, with a full hotel, cabins, and conestoga wagons! For a truly fun glamping experience, be sure to check out the resort’s newest addition, teepees! These spacious and unique tents have 250 square feet of room with king beds, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, and more! You really can’t beat the breathtaking view you’ll get of the nearby Red Rocks! Conestoga wagons are also available here and sleep up to six people! The best part is that you will be just outside gorgeous Capitol Reef National Park, where beautiful sights are plentiful! Check out their website and book your stay!
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of glamping, you can enjoy endless possibilities for this luxurious take on a classic activity! Glamping is a world-wide phenomenon, so be sure to check out spots if you plan to travel out of the country! Enjoy your fabulous glamping stay!