Taking a trip is a great way for couples to escape, engage with one another in a whole new way and enjoy taking in sights. Whether two people are wanting to visit the mountains, a bustling city, the beach or a secluded destination, glamping is one of the coolest ways to do so.
All over the country, there are luxurious spots that allow guests to camp in style, and many of these locales feature unique housing accommodations such as treehouses, teepees, tents and tiny homes. So for a truly romantic getaway, consider one of the following 10 suggestions down below…
10 Collective Hill Country, a Retreat at Montesino Ranch in Wimberley, Texas
Located in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country, this glamping destination, which is an all-inclusive ranch retreat, is perfect for couples looking to get away and take a break. A Honeymoon Suite offers up a tent with a king-sized bed, electricity, an en suite bathroom, a private deck area and a wood-burning stove, and a romance package includes a farm-to-table dinner, in-tent breakfasts and massages! If and when people decide to venture out of their tent, the surrounding area allows visitors to take in horseback riding, wineries, hiking, art galleries, live music, shopping and more.
9 TimberStone Adventures, Inc in Stoneham, Maine
TimberStone is nestled in the mountains, offering treehouses and an 18-hole disc golf course. The biggest treehouse is 1,200 square feet and has two stories and a jacuzzi tub. A second treehouse is 375 square feet with a loft. And the smallest is a great hideaway for couples, with a deck, hammock and grill. Plus, while staying here, people can enjoy disc golf that covers 25 acres, breathtaking views of the White Mountain National Forest, as well as hiking, shopping, waterfalls, a scenic railroad, theme parks and other nearby attractions.
8 Vernonia Springs in Vernonia, Oregon
Vernonia Springs is an eco-friendly glamping locale that sits in between Portland and Cannon Beach and that offers yurts and wall tents. The yurts are each 200 square feet, and they all have a queen-sized bed, heating, lighting and power. The tents are 12′ x 12′, set up on platforms and supported by cedar frames. Furthermore, the wood used to build them was harvested and milled locally! These accommodations also offer a queen-sized bed, plus lighting and power. Couples who stay here can take in the Banks-Vernonia State Trail on a rented bike/ebike, too.
7 The Bali House & Cottage at Kehena Beach in Pāhoa, Hawaii
The Bali House is over 1,400 square feet, with designer linens and imported furnishings. It sits on a 9,000-square-foot estate filled with gardens, a gazebo, a hot tub, a pergola and patio areas with ocean views. The Bali Cottage has two stories that are made out of pine, cedar, merbau and teak and decorated with authentic Bali and Japanese antiques. There is also a covered wrap-around. This entire location is surrounded by lava rock walls, exotic plants, bamboo fencing and tropical fruit trees, and guests can enjoy massages, yoga and a private chef. There is also a cliff-side trail that shows off the black sands of Kehena Beach
6 Desert Sands Vintage RV Park in Borrego Springs, California
A vintage vibe can be taken in at the Desert Sands Vintage RV Park, which features cool housing options like “Vegas” (a 1976 Boles Aero 5th wheel), “Desert Rose” (a 1954 Yellowstone vintage trailer) and “Tabby” (a teardrop trailer). They all come with bedding, heaters, cookware, fire pits, toiletries and ingredients for staples such as coffee and s’mores; most also have air conditioning, some offer wi-fi, and the property offers a laundry room, public showers/restrooms, a clubhouse and a pool with a jacuzzi. This desert destination, which is on the border of the Anza Borrego State Park, would make for a fun getaway for an adventurous couple.
5 Under Canvas® Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Under Canvas® is known for its safari-inspired canvas tents, and the one in the Great Smoky Mountains keeps visitors close to forests, mountains and the Appalachian Trail. This brand even sets up adventures for people, such as ATV tours, fly fishing, helicopter tours, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. For food, there is cafe-style dining, dinner under the stars and the option to eat s’mores at the community fire pit. Of course, there are a variety of tents here, too, which offer features like beds with luxurious linens, wood-burning stoves, private bathrooms, lounge areas and amazing views (one even has a sky-viewing window!).
4 Ithaca by Firelight Camps in Ithaca, New York
Firelight Camps is all about comfortable, stylish and revitalizing camping experiences, as they help individuals, couples and groups appreciate nature, adventure and connections even more. A stay at this location, in Ithaca, New York, comes with complimentary and locally sourced breakfasts, a chance to do some yoga, a bath house, massage options and a lobby that offers board games, bocce ball and corn hole. Nearby, there are wineries, cideries and distilleries to visit, as well as tons of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Plus, four of the tents even come with electric heaters, lamps and outlets, depending on who can go without their phones and who can’t!
3 WeeCasa Tiny House Resort in Lyons, Colorado
WeeCasa has tiny houses ranging from around 165 square feet to 400 square feet, all located in Lyons, Colorado, which is known as the Gateway to the Rockies. These neighborhood-style homes may be small, but they come with perks like appliances, cookware, bedding, indoor bathrooms, toiletries, heating/air conditioning, wi-fi, fire pits, lawn games and private river access. For instance, The Mountain Aspen features a loveseat, kitchenette and queen-sized bed. The Cherry Birch features cork floors, wood ceilings, a queen-sized bed and a kitchenette. And The Hobbit House features a circular front door, queen-sized bed, loft, kitchen and electric fireplace heater!
2 Goblin Valley State Park in Green River, Utah
Goblin Valley State Park is full of hoodoos (or "goblins") - rock structures with sort of a mushroom shape. Many tourists head here to see these natural wonders and to stay within this park either in a walk-in tent pad, an RV or a yurt. There are showers, toilets, picnic tables and fire pits available to all who camp here, but those who glamp in these unique tent dwellings also get heating/air conditioning, a single bed, a double bed, a futon, a table with four chairs, the option for deck chairs and an outdoor grill.
1 Headwaters Jupiter in Jupiter, Florida
Last but not least is a very unique glamping experience that those wanting warming weather may want to consider… Headwaters Jupiter is an eco-retreat that is surrounded by organic gardens, hiking/biking trails and the Loxahatchee River. Oh, and the housing accommodations that are found here are inside up-cycled and repurposed shipping containers! Couples who opt for this Florida-based destination can become one with nature or explore the restaurants, stores, entertainment venues and other attractions (like an 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and a preserved pioneer-era homestead) in the coastal town of Jupiter.