If you’re craving an escape in the great outdoors but don’t know where to set up camp, don’t overlook some unique ecotourism hotspots and popular glamping destinations around the country. Setting up camp at a luxury ranch in the mountains or settling inside a cozy tent in the forest can be the perfect way to set yourself up for a few days of adventure. Here are five off-the-grid ecotourism and glamping destinations to book this season:
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Plan your escape to 56 secluded acres of forest land along the famous Route 66 so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and head off on a Grand Canyon tour at your leisure. This campsite is located just 25 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and features oversized tents designed with wood burning stoves and comfy seats for stargazing.
If California is calling your name, set your sights on a coastal retreat where you can settle into a safari-style tent for a few nights. Mendocino Grove features spacious tents furnished with real beds, cotton linens and redwood floors. You’ll wake up to a complimentary outdoor breakfast bar each morning and have access to bathroom facilities on the campsite.
Famous for its beautiful mountains and forests, Asheville is a haven for ecotourists and glamping enthusiasts. Enjoy a hiking adventure anytime it suits you before settling in to one of the geodesic domes or Airstreams for the night. Accommodations include modern amenities to make you feel right at home.
Dunton River Camp
If you have your heart set on a mountain adventure, make your way to the San Juan Mountains for the ultimate glamping adventure. This summer-only resort is features tents set up along the Dolores River or tents surrounded by Aspen trees. The entire resort is located on Cresto Ranch, a former cattle ranch.
If you’ve always wanted to sleep in a treehouse, here’s your chance. While it’s not exactly an exotic destination for your glamping getaway, this luxury resort in North Michigan features adults-only safari tents, hobbit huts, treehouses, and vintage RVs. Take your pick of accommodations for the night and enjoy a few days of exploring nature at your leisure.