Some people love the luxuries of hotel accommodation, while others prefer camping to get close to nature. There are also people who like to enjoy the benefits of both types of vacation by opting to go glamping. If people choose glamping, they can enjoy staying in rural settings in various forms of accommodation while also enjoying the advantages of the luxurious touches that provide convenience and comfort in a hotel. Virginia has multiple glamping campgrounds, each with unique features that will appeal to different people. Here are the 10 best glamping campgrounds in Virginia.
10. Cape Charles/ Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort, Cape Charles
Cape Charles/ Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort is a waterfront campground set on 1,700 acres. The accommodation is safari-style glamping tents with views across the bay from their private decks. Some activities for the guests include fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming, and paddleboarding. The resort also has a private beach, a fitness center, playgrounds, and onsite eateries.
9. Creekside Camp at Depot Lodge, Paint Bank
Vacation Idea says that Creekside Camp at Depot Lodge in Paint Bank offers various types of accommodation, including two canvas-sided glamping tents. The glamping tents have indoor and outdoor showers, Wi-Fi, and wrap-around decks. During the day, glampers enjoy activities such as hiking, river floating, flyfishing, and seasonal hunting before heading back to their accommodation for a BBQ on the deck. If they do not want to cook themselves, there is the option to dine at the nearby Swing Bridge Restaurant.
8. Rock Tavern River Kamp, Luray
At Rock Tavern River Kamp in Luray, there are glamping options for groups of various sizes. Therefore, it suits everyone from couples to families to groups of friends. It is also a popular wedding and events venue due to the breathtaking surroundings. Some of the most popular activities for those who stay in the yurts at Rock Tavern River Kamp are tubing down the Shenandoah River and exploring Shenandoah National Park.
7. Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails, Covington
The upscale tents at Beaverdam Falls in The Cattails, Covington, face the Dameron Mountain and the waterfalls. They are also set close to rivers and wetlands. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, kayaking, and hiking during their stay. The tents have queen beds, heating, sun showers, hammocks, and campfires.
6. Getaway Shenandoah, Stanardsville
Jones Around the World lists Getaway Shenandoah in Stanardsville as one of the best glamping sites in Virginia. Getaway is a well-known glamping brand with locations across the United States, and it is associated with high-end glamping accommodation. At the Stanardsville location, which is nestled within the Shenandoah National Park, there are 45 premium cabins. The setting means that visitors can explore the surrounding parkland along the many trails and see natural landmarks such as waterways and waterfalls.
5. The Golden Eagle Tree House at Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan
A glamping experience with a difference is what you can expect if you book yourself into The Golden Eagle Tree House at Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan. The resort is in a stunning setting at the top of a mountain in the Blue Ridge Highlands in Patrick County. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views across the mountains from the resort’s vantage point. There are various forms of accommodation at the resort, but the best and most private is The Golden Eagle Tree House, which is constructed around an old oak tree. The deck overlooks the Dan River, and other features include a soaking tub, Keirug robes and slippers, and the use of a Ford Explorer to travel down to the resort’s lodge.
4. Fairy Stone State Park Yurts, Stuart
Fairy Stone State Park is in Stuart, which is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The park is famous for its lucky fairy stones and for its stunning mountain location. Within the park, there are yurts with private, elevated decks, which are surrounded by lush greenery. There is plenty for glampers to explore in the park, including a 168-acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir, where visitors can enjoy swimming and boating. The park also has multiple trails and an amphitheater.
3. Shenandoah Yurt, Stanley
Shenandoah Yurt is one of Virginia’s most luxurious glamping options, and you will find it just one mile outside the Shenandoah National Park in Stanley. The interior of the vast yurt offers more space and amenities than many people have in their homes, so it is a far cry from the rustic and often comfortable experience of camping in a tent. There are high-end interior fixtures and fittings, including modern wooden flooring, a fully-fitted kitchen, and a staircase to a mezzanine level. Other amenities include a deck with a hot tub, a pool table, a television with access to various streaming services, a firepit, and an e-bike rental.
2. Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Resort, Farmville
At Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Resort, there are six uniquely designed tipis. Each tipi has a living room area, kitchen, and full bathroom with showers, and either walls or cloth separates the bedrooms. The yurts are fully furnished, and there is a campfire area outside. You do not have to worry about becoming too hot in the summer or freezing in the winter, as the yurts have heated floors for the colder months and air conditioning for when temperatures rise. Onsite activities include a high-rope and zip-line course, hiking, biking, and boating.
1. Rose River Farm, Syria
According to Virginia for Lovers, one of the best glamping campgrounds in Virginia is Rose River Farm in Syria. Guests stay in two-bedroom cedar and glass yurts on 20 acres of land that are set against the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each of the three yurts offers more than 1,100 square feet of space, and they are 17 feet high to the tip of the domes. Some of the onsite activities include horseback riding, birdwatching, and fly fishing.
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