Glamping is the latest trend in camping for people who prefer more luxurious surroundings and the comforts of home while enjoying nature. The term is derived from combining the words camping and glamorous to come up with a word that defines a more upscale method for camping. Campground hosts specializing in the more comfortable style offer multiple opportunities for guests with refined camping accommodations that cater to the preferences of glampers. If you're looking for the best places to check out in Texas, here are our recommendations for five of its best glamping campgrounds.
5. Ndotto Resort Glamping @Firesong Ranch Spicewood, Texas
The Ndotto Resort offers upscale camping at its one-of-a-kind luxury tent sites. The resort is an adult-only retreat that brings couples in touch with nature with a tranquil environment free from wild parties and loud neighbors. The focus is on luxury and tranquility with attention to the details that combine to create a memorable experience for guests. No pets are allowed at the glamping site. The tent offers ample space to move around with a king-size bed, luxurious towels and bedding linens, wood floors, an AC Heater furnace, and heating, an electric indoor fireplace with remote control settings for heat or no heat, a luxurious Zen mattress, USB Port bedside tables, clothes rack and hairdryer. Guests also enjoy the kitchen with table settings and linens, dishes and utensils for cooking and serving, a Tea Bar, Nespresso Lattisma Touch Brewing System, Induction cooktop and pans, microwave convection oven and warming drawer, refrigerator and freezer, double sink with granite countertops, enclosed water closet and fan, luxurious indoor soaking bathtub, Sonos Compatibility Sound System and WiFi. Other amenities include vintage board games, an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor fireplace, and an outdoor shower. Only 2 adults over age 25 are allowed in the glamping tents. No parties or events are allowed.
4. Green Acres Elgin Yurt Elgin, Texas
Green Acres Elgin is a glamping camp space that offers a choice of two luxury campsites. The boutique glamping retreat is less than a half-hour drive from downtown, Austin Texas nearest the town of Elgin. The campground is on a 25-acre tract of land that is reserved for couples and families who want to get back to nature and unwind. It's a private site that offers yurts with queen-size beds, a modern bathhouse, an outdoor shared kitchen, and a barn. The campsite maintains a herd of Alpacas on-site for feeding. Horseshoes are also available with pits. This is an eco-friendly campsite with an emphasis on nature with each unit providing a private fire pit for conversation, storytelling, and cocktails. modern communal bathhouses, a communal vintage barn once the property of the Lyndon Baines Johnson family, complete with a kitchen and dining areas. Guests may feel free to enjoy the walking trails in the woods and use picnic tables. The campgrounds also have an outdoor sound system and sponsor outdoor games, cards, binoculars for bird-watching, and hammocks. The yurt has one queen bed and one twin bed and can sleep up to three guests. Full modern bathrooms are available. Only eco-friendly cleaning products are allowed. The venue provides detergents, dishwashing liquid, and hand soap. The town of Elgin is a ten-minute drive from Green Acres Elgin.
3. Courage Cabin Dripping Springs, Texas
Courage Cabin is a glamping accommodation in Dripping Springs, Texas. It's one of the more reasonably priced luxury camping options that offers a luxurious cabin on thirteen acres in a retreat setting for Yoga Meditation and immersion in the natural world. It's for practitioners of all levels. The cost of the cabin includes daily meditation and yoga classes. The Courage Cabin is set on a cliffside with a private deck overlooking the countryside with party lights and a bistro set with a full view of the stars at night. The cabin is air-conditioned and features a king-sized bed with high-end eucalyptus sheets, a heater with a remote, a workspace/breakfast table, kitchen essentials, and coffee maker, blackout curtains, a sound machine, bedside lamps, and a standard shared restroom facility. The restroom features an outdoor open-sky hot shower, and utility sinks. Guests should bring their food and grills. A cafe is available, and a swimming pool for a $20 fee per cabin. Wi-Fi is available. there is also a Tribe Store offering gifts and refreshments, hiking accessories, books, candles, and more. Private coaching is available. Pets are welcome but cost $15 as an add-on. Bathrooms come with shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and shower gel. Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper are also provided, along with a BBQ grill and charcoal.
2. The Glamp @ Skybox Cabins Glen Rose, Texas
The Glamp is an upscale camping venue with spaces for up to 2 guests age 18 or older. It's set in a grove of Oak trees with two bell tents, fully furnished on decking. Guests enjoy a full bathroom and kitchenette in a separate building. Parking is free in a designated area with a private entrance to the retreat surrounded by hardwoods and cedar. All glam tents have electricity and are fully furnished with hot water, air conditioning, and heat. they also come with a refrigerator, induction cooking cooktop, microwave oven, and coffee maker in the kitchenette. The beds are Queen, and Twin sizes with memory foam and bed linens, pillows, towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash soap. The camp provides a picnic table, outdoor dining area, fire pit, grill, plates, glasses, cooking utensils, pots and pans, and silverware. The drinking water faucet has a reverse osmosis filtration system. The camp provides Some snacks and drinks.
1. Cypress Valley Treehouses Artis Tree Spicewood, Texas
The ultimate glamping experience can be had in the Cypress Valley treehouses by Artis Tree. The luxury treehouses feature the comforts of home, nestled in ancient cypress trees. Guest sleep among the trees in a choice of treehouses. Choose from Juniper, Willow, Lofthaven, and Yoki. Each option sleeps up to two guests. The Nest sleeps four to six. The Ranch House offers glamping on the ground with accommodations to sleep up to fifteen glampers.
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