Top 5 Glamping Destinations

Glamping.com has recently released a list of their top 5 glamping destinations for 2015. Each of their picks merges grit with glam to produce a one-of-a-kind glamping experience.

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The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana

A luxury ranch resort situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana, 35 minutes northeast of Missoula.

Photo, pawsup.com

Photo, pawsup.com

Website Overview: “At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. Whether you choose an expansive private home or a sophisticated, safari-style luxury tent, Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance and comfort. Here, you’ll live day to day, adventure to adventure. Spend an hour, a day, or a week on horseback — all in a wilderness sanctuary you’ll never forget. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, or lose yourself in a world-class spa. You’ll sleep on the finest sheets, eat world-class cuisine and receive impassioned personalized service. It’s home to first-class adventure on a grand scale. The Resort at Paws Up—truly The Last Best Place. ”

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Glen Oaks Big Sur, California

Rustic-modern cabins in beautiful Big Sur country.

Photo, glenoaksbigsur.com

Photo, glenoaksbigsur.com

Website Overview: “The adobe motor lodge was considered modern in 1957, and 50 years later, Glen Oaks Big Sur has a fresh rustic-modern and green sensibility. Our remake takes the lead from the original natural adobe walls, known for keeping the hot sun out and the warmth in, and uses recycled and renewable stone, Peroba wood, bamboo, resin, wool carpets and organic cotton for a healthy and natural environment. Walk-in showers are evocative of showering in the forest, but the stylish chrome and porcelain fixtures will bring you back to the modern world. Whether you are out on a hike, or cozy in your room, you are never far from the warmth and color of nature. The natural wool blankets by Pendleton Woolen Mills and Coyuchi organic cotton bedding and feather duvets are delightful to snuggle under.”

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The Outlook Lodge, Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

An 1889 lodge near Pike’s Peak, re-imagined as a private, contemporary escape providing all the necessary creature comforts while maintaining a rustic simplicity.

Photo, outlookgmf.com

Photo, outlookgmf.com

Website Overview: “The Outlook Lodge is a handsome retreat tucked away in picturesque Green Mountain Falls and surrounded by Colorado wilderness. Offering both adventure and indulgence, The Outlook Lodge is an intimate, all-seasons getaway. Reserve the entire Outlook Lodge for a truly private escape. The Lodge is a perfect locale for family getaways, private events, and weddings.”

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Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse, Waterbury, Vermont

An Adirondack-style luxury lodge nestled on 86 secluded acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Photo, moosemeadowlodge.com

Photo, moosemeadowlodge.com

Website Overview: “With four luxury guest rooms and a magical treehouse, the property provides mountain views, a hot tub, hiking trails, a trout pond, and the Sky Loft—a glass-enclosed gazebo at the highest point of the property with unparalleled panoramic views. Whether you love skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, hunting, fishing, antiquing, fine dining, the arts, or simply getting some rest, the Moose Meadow Lodge is a perfect location to do everything or nothing at all.”

*****

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Spicewood, Texas

Sleep 30 feet up in an old-growth Cypress tree and experience zipline adventures near Austin, Texas.

Photo, cypressvalleycanopytours.com

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Photo, cypressvalleycanopytours.com

Website Overview: “A night in the trees will be one you always remember. Your treehouses are nestled high up in beautiful cypress trees where you can listen to the night noises of our magical ravine, watch the fireflies dance, and slumber peacefully in your treetop haven. The Lofthaven, Juniper, and Willow treehouses each sleep two guests, and the Nest sleeps up to six guests. A bridge connects you to your magnificent bathhouse with a waterfall-filled tub to relax and look out over the ravine.”

Visit Glamping.com for a directory of hand-selected, personally vetted, high-quality glamping destinations around the world.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I would love to go to all of these places. Each one looks like fun and a chance to enjoy the wooded beauty of the various areas.

  2. I can’t even begin to think what these la-di-da places cost! Not in my budget – for that kind of money I could go on safari ( for a 4th time) in Africa.

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