Trade in your sleeping bags for camping with resort-style amenities.

Written by Rachael Kuhl

 

These destinations take camping to a whole new glamorous level. Think treehouse oases, private massages, and 24-7 concierge service. Roughing it? Not in the slightest!

 

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Mile End Glamping

Margaret River, Western Australia

www.mileendglamping.com.au

If camping under the stars sounds like your dream vacation, consider spending the night in a geodesic dome that allows you to stargaze from the comfort of a king size bed. Located in the natural playground known as the Margaret River Valley, Mile End Glamping is a stone’s throw away from white sand beaches, beautiful forest hikes, and some of the most renowned wineries in the world. Bring some fabulous wine back to your campsite, where you can enjoy private gourmet meals and goods sourced from the local artisan vendors that Margaret River is renowned for. Retire in style in your geodesic dome, which features a full kitchen equipped with laundry and dishwasher, private rainfall showers, as well as air conditioning and heating. The geodesic domes have floor to ceiling windows that allow the natural light to stream in to your private rooms, as well as provide the perfect setting to fall asleep while gazing at the stars.

 

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Mara Ngenche Luxury Tents

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

www.maasaimara.com

Going on a safari is fun, but living the safari makes for quite the unforgettable experience. The Mara Ngenche Luxury tented camp drops you right onto the Great Migration path in the Ai Tong Plains region of Kenya. However, just because you live near the animals, doesn’t mean you have to live like an animal. Enter your ultra-heavenly safari tent, which comes equipped with plush king size beds, laundry service, delicious meals, and an en-suite bathroom. You can sip champagne from your private patio as you watch for lions and cheetahs. However, if you are looking for more adventure, book a private hot air balloon safari tour, or embark on a sundown game drive the camp offers. For the best experience, visit between July and October and witness the migration of zebras, wildebeest, and Thomson’s gazelles to the Serengeti.

 

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Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas

Tulum, Mexico

www.playamambo.com

If you’re looking for a more responsible, eco-friendly glamping experience, look no further than the Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas in the gorgeous beach town of Tulum, Mexico. Committed to reducing their carbon footprint, Playa Mambo creates a harmonious balance between man and nature, but doesn’t skimp on luxury. Modeled after traditional Mayan palapas, Playa Mambo beach cabanas come stocked with electricity, fans, and hot water recycled from an ancient well on site. Soak in the views of the turquoise Mayan Riviera oceanfront from your private beachfront terrace, and then walk through the lush emerald jungle that serves as the backdrop of the compound. With no landlines in sight, you’ll be forced to abandon your phone, and will have no choice but to try your hand at snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the Mayan ruins that sit merely 5 minutes away from the cabanas.

 

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Finca Cotllor

Barcelona, Spain

www.vinoscolltor.com

 

Wine lovers everywhere, prepare yourselves. Just outside of Barcelona lies the tiny medieval town of Santa Maria d’Olois, where the Finca Cotllor Winery offers guests a very hands-on vineyard experience. Book a night’s stay in their vineyard yurt, a light, airy canvas tent that is anything but simple. Amenities such as a wood burning stove and stone shower bring a modern yet rustic touch to the camping experience, and the seating area gives you the al fresco dining experience of camping, with the added benefit of having a complete outdoor kitchen. There are plenty of exciting adventures awaiting you outside of the winery, such as caving, off-road excursions, yoga classes, and hiking trails. If you want to keep track of the outside world, go ahead; the yurt has solar-powered electricity, so you can boast about your amazing adventure on social media. #wishyouwerehere.

 

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Vail Collective Retreat

Vail, Colorado USA

www.collectiveretreats.com

Colorado is infamous for being one of America’s most beautiful, natural destinations. 20 minutes west of the famous ski town, Vail, lays the luxurious and private Vail Collective Retreat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the rugged countryside from one of the collective’s luxury tents, which comes stocked with comfy king size beds, secluded outdoor decks, and private tipi-style bathrooms.  A stone’s throw away from all the hiking, fishing, and skiing adventures Vail is famous for, retreat to your tent and prepare to be pampered extravagantly. Request a private farm-to-table style meal in your luxury tent, or enjoy an outdoor “BBQ in a Box” lunch with your own butler. For a more traditional camping experience, meet up at the nightly campfire, where s’mores and spirits are served. Campfires and cocktails, butler-service BBQ, and gorgeous natural scenery? And they said the only way to camp is by roughing it.