Why This European Country Is One Of The Best Destinations In The Entire World To Glamp

Don't get us wrong, a room at the Four Seasons amidst a collection of luxurious amenities is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to spend your holiday away from your urban abode. Then again, there's something about the peaceful serenity of quiet seclusion that comes when immersed in the natural world. No other country in the world combines the two quite like Slovenia. This European country is pioneering a new type of getaway where luxury, culture, and nature coalesce. With over 100 glamping resorts across its gorgeous landscape, Slovenia is quickly becoming the world's leading destination for upscale camping accommodations.

With a dreamy canvas of lush forests that serve as a fortress for emerald mountains, rushing rivers, and rugged coastlines, Slovenia is a poster child for natural beauty. It's the only European nation whose topography combines the elegance of the Alps with the dazzling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Its compact regions are wedged tightly together, making travel between villages a seamless trek. Glamping in Slovenia embodies the best of this culture, capitalizing on treating glampers to unique experiences you won't find anywhere else in the world, as luxury tents and intricately designed cabins offer travelers a piece of paradise in the wilderness without ever compromising on the comforts of home. From chocolate-themed villages and treehouse-style living with farm-to-table fare served along the river banks to cozy chateaus in the heart of wine country, these are some of Slovenia's most iconic glamping resorts.

Luxury along the river banks

You know this glamping retreat will live up to all your luxury trip expectations if it receives a shout-out from Vogue. The iconic lifestyle publication named Garden Village Bled one of the top glamping destinations worldwide, with contenders from Malibu to Australia's remote outback territory. An eco-friendly resort situated on the banks of Lake Bled, it doesn't take long to figure out what makes this one of Slovenia's most elegant glamping retreats. Luxurious two-story treehouses are perched along the lush emerald slopes, with adorable wooden footbridges connecting each peaceful abode, framed by a captivating background of green forests and tumbling brooks.

Accommodations at this garden retreat range from modern tree tents to luxury apartments, complete with indoor hammocks, private terraces, full kitchens, communal fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. Seed-to-table dining concepts boast the fruitful harvest of fresh fare grown on this resort's property, delivered straight from the garden to your plate on the river banks. Their private greenhouse and manicured orchards are open to guests, inviting visitors to taste just how heavenly a freshly picked apple can taste. Well-deserving of its title as a luxury resort, Garden Village Bled has all the luxury treatments of any posh hotel. Their massage pavilion and sauna allow glampers to sink into the comfort of nature amidst the healing aroma of essential oils. In the warmer months, cool off in the stream or soak in the sunshine on the small beachside oasis along the stream.

Glamping with a chance of wine and chocolate

We bet you've never heard of a luxury glamping experience whose theme centers around one of the world's most coveted delicacies: chocolate. According to Authentic LuxuryChocolate Village is one of Slovenia's best glamping resorts. Nestled within a stunning Natura 2000 natural park on the Drava River, it's the quintessential dreamy getaway. While beautiful in every season, nothing can compare to nibbling on chocolate morsels by the fire inside a cozy tent surrounded by snowflakes. Named after types of cocoa beans, guests can select from a trio of glamping houses, including Forastero, Criollo, and Trinitario. From organic modern farmhouse styles to panoramic treehouses and spacious single-floor cottages, the best part is they are only a hop, skip, and jump away from the famous chocolate center. It's perfect for a solo trip but even better for couples with a mutual passion for cocoa.

What's the best pairing for a square of chocolate? A glass of wine, of course! Sommelier or not, guests will love Chateau Ramšak, situated on a stunning 37 acres of Slovenian wine country. The captivating wine region of Štajerska is just a grape's toss away from Maribor, the city with the world's oldest grapevine. From the rippling stream to the largest wine press in Europe, Surrounded by gently rolling hillsides, the Luxury Glamping Tent comes with a private jacuzzi, personalized breakfast delivery, and, of course, customized wine tastings, making Ramšak the ultimate glamping destination for wine lovers.