There are plenty of reasons to want to go camping: the scenic beauty, the fresh air, the relaxation… the list goes on. But not everyone can deal with the less pleasant side of camping like pesky insects, sauna-like heat (or arctic tents and cabins), crowded showers you have to share with other families who want nothing more than to nakedly discuss how much they absolutely love this particular camping spot.
Well, you’re in luck! To answer your call for a less… rustic camping experience, glamping is here to make you at least seem adventurous. It has all the perks of camping with the added glamor of such luxuries as indoor plumbing in your heated yurt (with hardwood floors, ahem) and 1,000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. No matter where you want to go in the country, there is a glamping spot for you. Always wanted to visit Montana? Then head to Paws Up for the Big Sky Country experience without all the mosquitos. If the South is more to your liking, maybe check out North Carolina’s The Can’t Find It Inn or northern Georgia’s Martyn House in the Chattahoochee Forest.
Whether you want to spend a week in a canvas yurt overlooking the cliffs of Big Sur or just rent a little cabin in North Carolina without having to worry about the kids, there is a way to tell everyone at home that you’ve “gone camping” without actually coming home with ring worm.
Just remember: if you insist on bringing your own toilet paper and sleeping bag, it isn’t really glamping.