I spent a lot of time at camping sites when I was a little girl. But as I've grown older, my desire to spend a few nights sleeping on the ground in a cramped tent with no WiFi and only one opportunity to shower has diminished — thank goodness for glamping sites! Glamping is the art of "camping" while enjoying five-star hotel amenities, provided you're willing to pay the price, and you're up for a summer adventure.
Thanks to some insight from Cortnie Purdy Fausner, co-founder and creative director of The Venue Report, an awesome site that helps you find the chicest wedding, vacation, and party venues, and more, I've rounded up nine glamping sites that will make you wonder how you ever tolerated regular camping in the first place.
Image: Mustang Monument
The Lodge & Spa At Brush Creek Ranch — Saratoga, Wyoming
Talk about glamour in the heart of the American West. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive glamping experience on 30,000 acres of wilderness, and includes rustic accommodations, a luxury spa, and some of the best fly fishing that side of the Rocky Mountains.
Paws Up Montana — Greenough, Montana
Dunton River Camp — Cresto Ranch, Colorado
Once used as a cattle ranch (though cattle still graze on a large part of the land), the Dunton River Camp utilizes eight, fully-furnished prospector-style tents to provide a five-star hotel experience. Each tent includes ensuite baths, WiFi, and more — and, of course, guests have access to 500 acres of beautiful river country.
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Glacier Park Weddings At Great Northern Resort — West Glacier, Montana
TreeHouse Point — Issaquah, Washington
Remember all those treehouse fantasies you had as a kid? Finally live them at TreeHouse Point. Except, of course, these treehouses come furnished with complimentary chocolate-covered salted caramels.
Image: Courtesy of TreeHouse Point