Glamping has become the go-to option for families and couples looking for time outdoors in comfortable accommodations. This type of camping, which includes more luxurious accommodations than traditional camping, has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it continues to be a great choice for those still looking for time in nature away from all the crowds. .
There are plenty of glamping sites to choose from, some with basic amenities or premium offerings, but all offering amazing opportunities to experience nature at its best, with hiking, biking, kayaking and hiking. other activities to make the most of the warmer months.
Here we’ve rounded up three glamping options, located in the mountains of Baja California, the forests of South Dakota, and on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Canada.
Rancho Cacachilas, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Rancho Cacachilas Adventure Camp is located in the Sierra de Las Cacachilas mountains, overlooking the town of Ventana and La Ventana Bay. This sustainable property, located just 40 minutes southeast of La Paz, is a private working ranch offering all-inclusive adventure experiences, from outdoor activities to culinary experiences, amidst a beautiful slice of nature. wilderness of Baja California, teeming with rocky slopes. , Cardón cactus and green hills.
Wake up to the first rays of the sun in your Palapa Casita tented camp and start your day with a refreshing ranch-to-table gourmet breakfast in the dining room. The property has 10 palapa casitas overlooking the bay, in double, triple or quadruple occupancy. Each casita has a deck with a hammock, table and chairs to enjoy the view.
Spend your day learning about the workings of the ranch and its organic gardens, mountain biking or hiking the many trails (from easy to difficult) with a guide, or simply lounging by the sparkling pool overlooking the mountains in the distance . When night falls, the sky fills with millions of stars. Sit by the roaring campfire near the clubhouse (games room, reading room, and restrooms) and listen to your guide as he regales you with stories and local facts about the constellations.
Every meal features delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients from the ranch’s organic gardens. Culinary experiences include workshops on sustainable gardening, bee and honey, and artisanal goat cheese making.
The all-inclusive package includes three meals a day and snacks. The package also includes a certified bilingual guide to make your experience educational and enriching. Bathrooms and showers are within walking distance of your tent camp.
- Cost: $300 per person, per night. $150 per child, per night.
Under canvas Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA
Under Canvas offers tented camps near U.S. national parks, and one of them is the Mount Rushmore location, which carries the slogan “high-end adventure with monumental views.” This place actually has one of the best views – of the carved rock face with four presidents – Mount Rushmore. Visitors to Under Canvas Mount Rushmore can enjoy secluded tented camps, complete with en-suite bathrooms with showers, right on the doorstep of the national monument.
Each of the tented camps sits on wooden platforms among ponderosa pines and common junipers, and comes in three options: Deluxe, Suites, and Stargazer. The latter offers a glass dome above the bed ideal for sleeping under the twinkling stars. These safari-inspired tents have king-size beds, wood-burning stoves, chairs/sofas and a small terrace outside to spend your free time. The resort also offers tents with access to public baths.
The spacious and airy main lobby features comfortable and cozy West Elm furnishings. The on-site bar/café offers seasonal dishes prepared with local produce, which can be enjoyed in the outdoor dining area. In the evening, enjoy free s’mores and sit by the fire with friends and family.
Activities abound at Under Canvas Mount Rushmore. The resort offers live music, yoga, and children’s activities and has access to the Black Hills forested area for hiking. Those looking to venture outside of camp can drive to popular destinations such as Custer State Park and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Those who enjoy long road trips can plan a day tour to marvel at the rugged beauty of Badlands National Park and stop at the famous Wall Drug along the way.
- Cost: Rates range from $223 to $409.
oTENTik or yurts, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, along the province’s southern coast, is renowned for its highest tides in the world and its iconic Hopewell Rocks. More than 160 billion tons of water flow in and out of the bay twice a day, revealing giant rock formations, giving visitors a unique chance to walk on the seabed. For outdoor enthusiasts who want to take advantage of all that this national park has to offer, Parks Canada offers several accommodations, from basic oTenTik tents to yurts.
oTenTik tents combine the features of a tent with the appeal of a rustic A-shape cabin and are equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor. These tents, located at Headquarters, Chignecto, Point Wolfe Campgrounds, are perfect for campers looking for a little more comfort on their National Park adventures. Customers are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, as well as cooking equipment and typical camping items. Each tent includes parking space for one vehicle, a picnic table, two lounge chairs and a fire pit (only at Chignecto and Point Wolfe campgrounds).
The Headquarters Campground is in a semi-wooded area near the east entrance, with great views of the Bay of Fundy and close to the village of Alma. Point Wolfe Campground provides access to many hiking trails along the rugged shoreline. Chignecto is located northwest of the headquarters in a large wooded area on the highlights of Fundy National Park.
For those who want a little more comfort, a stay in a yurt at the Headquarters campground may be a good option. These circular structures have insulated walls and roofs, and are equipped with a propane stove and comfortable furniture. Showers and toilets are in a separate service building. Guests can prepare meals at the nearby kitchen shelter.
- Cost: Rates start at $96 per night for tents. Keep in mind that prices vary depending on the season.