Camping is the ultimate way to get back to nature but many discerning travellers are put off by the lack of facilities and suboptimal sleeping comfort. However, glamorous camping or ‘glamping’ provides an excellent alternative, offering the thrill of a camping adventure in the wilderness without compromising on comfort. Here are seven of the most luxurious glamping sites in the world for the bucket list.
Ventana Big Sur – California, USA
Ventana Big Sur is a luxury eco resort that features glamping options for its visitors. Guests can make the most of the safari-style canvas tents located in the magnificent redwoods while enjoying views of a 20-acre canyon. Ventana Big Sur prides itself on offering a luxury camping experience; a more refined way to connect with the outdoors and experience the full splendour of Big Sur. From property-wide recycling programmes and low-flow taps to the use of native landscaping elements, the glamping site is committed to setting the standard for an eco-friendly California resort.
INN THE PARK Fukuoka – Kyushu, Japan
Located in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Japan’s Fukuoka City, INN THE PARK offers a relaxing, natural getaway with coastal views. Opened in March 2022, the glampsite provides lush accommodation such as spherical tents and traditional tarp glamping tents featuring a fireplace and dining room, where guests can enjoy local culinary delights. For a more private stay, there are three cabins available with views of Hakata Bay.There’s also an onsite BBQ area and restaurant, onsen facilities for those looking to unwind, a music room to honour Fukuoka’s reputation as a ‘city of music’, and horse stables for adventurous travellers.
CampV – Colorado, USA
Colorado’s CampV is the perfect place to slow down, unwind and rejuvenate in nature. Glamping tents are beautifully furnished, with cosy bed linen and electricity, or guests can choose to book a luxury cabin or refurbished Airstream. Community is at the heart of CampV and there are year-round events which visitors can get involved in, such as art classes and live concerts. Beyond CampV, Colorado’s incredible landscape begs to be explored.
River Camping Bled – Lake Bled, Slovenia
Nestled in acres of forests and mountain peaks, Slovenia’s incredible River Camping Bled makes for the perfect rustic stay. The various glamping options sleep up to seven guests and include everything visitors need for a relaxing break, from a fully equipped kitchen and air conditioned living space to a large shaded terrace, each with picture perfect views. Eco conscious at heart, guests can choose from mirrored cottages to spherical forest globes, all boasting their own additional unique amenities. Close to the breathtaking Lake Bled, guests can try their hand at kayaking on the serene waters or even climbing the Stol, a scenic mountain that straddles the border between Slovenia and Austria.
Cava Robles & Pismo Coast Village – SLO CAL, California, USA
Cava Robles is a luxury RV and cabin ‘glamping’ site in the heart of San Luis Obipso’s laid back wine country, Paso Robles. With cottage rentals and full RV hook-ups, guests can experience two outdoor pools, three hot tubs, walking trails, and on-site wine tasting and delicious food at their Farmhouse Bistro. If coastal views are more your thing, check out the award-winning Pismo Coast Village RV Park. With its spectacular oceanfront location guests can wake up to the sound of the surf, scent of the salt air, and full amenities including a general store, restaurant, heated pool, arcade, laundromat, bicycle rentals, and miniature golf.
AutoCamp – Yosemite Mariposa County & Greater Palm Springs, California, USA
AutoCamp combines the best of both; luxury accommodation and authentic outdoor ruggedness via its sleek Airstream trailers. Rooted in the timeless American tradition of hitting the road, AutoCamp properties take everything that’s great about sleeping in the wilderness and elevate it with impeccable design. AutoCamp Airstreams come with a queen size bed, a sofa that converts into a full size bed, full bathroom, well-stocked kitchen and a patio with fire pit. Return from a day hiking Yosemite to a luxurious shower at AutoCamp Yosemite or take in the mountain views in Joshua Town from the comfort of a mid-century modern Clubhouse. www.yosemite.com |