Glamping Around The World

Bar W Guest Ranch: Whitefish, Montana

Bar W has many options for lodging, including two luxurious tents available May 1-October 31. Each tent contains a queen-size bed, a full-size futon, a private porch, a kitchenette and has a private bath just outside. 

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: Vancouver Island, Canada

Clayoquot offers two types of luxury tents.The first has a king-size bed, a queen-size day bed, a full luxury ensuite bathroom, in-floor heating, a flush toilet and an indoor/outdoor shower with double showerheads. The second series of tents connects via cedar boardwalks and each room contains a queen-size bed, queen-size day bed and a private composting toilet and shower just outside the tent. To keep warm, there is a thermostat-controlled propane wood stove.

El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara, California

At El Capitan Canyon, guests can stay in one of 26 cabins or five yurts nestled in historic oak and sycamore groves along El Capitan Creek. Each has its own outdoor picnic table, grill and fire pit. A private bathroom and shower, as well as the heated swimming pool, are located nearby. Inside the yurt is a queen bed and one twin day bed with a twin trundle. Tents feature either a queen bed or two double beds. 

Hintock River Camp: Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Available in single or double occupancy, each tent has an ensuite bathroom, adjustable air-conditioning, a refrigerator, a private veranda and rustic wooden furniture. While there, take a dip in the gorgeous natural spring pool, hike or mountain bike Hellfire Pass and canoe the River Kwai Noi.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp: Kenya

Each morning, staff at Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp will bring fresh tea, coffee and biscuits to your door. A stay at the camp includes three meals and two safari activities daily, when you'll have the chance to see Africa's Big Five: lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros. Depending on the season, you could see the annual Great Migration. 

Longitude 131°: Australia

Watch the sunrise over Ayers Rock in one of Longitude 131°'s 15 air-conditioned tents located at the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. With just the flick of a switch near your bed, you can soak in the sights of the Australian Outback. During the day, you can relax, enjoy a spa service, or take a tour—just make sure you return in time for your three-course dinner served under the stars. 

The Oberoi Vanyavilas: Ranthambhore, India

Located right next to Ranthambore National Park—an area known for its resident tiger population—the Oberoi Vanyavilas lets you experience both luxury and the rugged jungle. On a guided drive through the park, you have a chance to see tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer and other animals. Afterward, you can return to your tent and watch satellite television, surf the internet, or take a walk in the private walled gardens.

Paperbark Camp: Woollamia, Australia

Paperbark Camp is situated near Jervis Bay, where guests can swim in crystal-clear waters or stroll along white sand beaches. The eight original safari tents and four deluxe safari tents sit back from the ocean in a forest of eucalyptus and paperbark trees. Each tent is elevated off the ground for additional privacy and offers a wraparound verandah, hardwood floors and solar-powered lighting. 

Paws Up Resort: Greenough, Montana

Paws Up's Moonlight Camp sits at the foot of Lewis & Clark's famous Lookout Rock and just next to the Blackfoot River. This family-friendly vacation spot has six two-bedroom glamping tents and guests can rent mountain bikes, play tetherball or use the local soccer fields. 

If you're looking for something more luxurious, you can make a reservation at Pinnacle Camp. Tents in this area sit on a bluff overlooking the confluence of Blackfoot River and Elk Creek with incredible views of the 37,000-acre property. Amenities include ensuite bathroms with a jetted tub and shower, a plush dining pavilion and other resort amenities.

Sirikoi Lodge: Lewa Downs Conservancy, Nanyuki, Kenya

The private verandas on Sirikoi's four tents overlook a watering hole where you can spot elephants, giraffes and other wildlife. Inside, there is a fireplace, two double beds or two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a Victorian bath (with views) and a shower.

Grand Prismatic Spring: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Behold the Grand Prismatic Spring—the largest hot spring in the United States and third largest in the world, measuring 250 by 300 feet wide and 160 feet deep. The color of the water is due to pigmented bacteria and microbial mats that grow along the edges of the water. The pool is fed by an underground spring that pumps out an estimated 560 gallons of 160ºF water per minute. 

Hotel Whitepod: Monthey, Switzerland

When guests check in at Whitepod, they are given a backpack, map, headlight, walkingsticks and crampons (depending on the season) before making the 15-minute hike to their room. Each pod has a gorgeous view of the Alps, a wood-burning stove, a wood supply near the entrance and bathrooms with electric heaters. Each pod can sleep two to four people.