Hotel room camping has become one of the most popular vacation trends for families. Hunker down inside a tent, enjoy gooey S’mores, and even watch the night sky above — all from the comfort of your hotel room.
1. The Peninsula Beverly Hills – Los Angeles
Head to Camp Peninsula at The Peninsula Beverly Hills! After you’re greeted by Peter Bear, the hotel’s precious mascot, you’ll be taken to your luxurious guestroom, where a teepee awaits! Other fun includes flameless S’mores, and camp-themed games and a scavenger hunt with hotel staff; parents are welcome to join, or can escape to the spa for a few hours. The Camp Peninsula package also includes use of a BMW to explore the area and pretend you’re roughing it.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe – Truckee, CA
The Indoor Camp Out Package at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offers the fun and excitement of a camping experience in the nearby mountain range… in the comfort of a luxury hotel guestroom! Ideal for children ages 4 to 8, the package includes a tent outfitted with Ritz-Carlton linens and featherbed, an activity book with crayons, camp light, teddy bear and a S’mores kit to use by the outdoor fire pit.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Avon, CO
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, located at the base of Beaver Creek Ski Resort, offers a similar in-room camping experience. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, this package includes an in-room teepee (instead of a tent) outfitted with Ritz-Carlton linens and featherbed. Colorado’s second Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, also offers this experience.
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Amelia Island, FL
Amelia Island, Florida, was once a refuge for pirates and bootleggers. Now, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, encourages guests to immerse themselves in the island’s pirate lore with its Indoor Pirate Camp Out! The package includes a pirate-themed tent (complete with a porthole window, of course!), signature bedding, a battery-powered lantern, treasure chest and pirate map, and more.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples – Naples, FL
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, offers the in-room camping experience… with a space theme! This one includes a play telescope, a star lantern, an activity book, a cozy throw blanket, and more. The in-room camping experience is available for suite accommodations only, and is recommended for children between ages 3 and 8.
6. Four Seasons Hotel Boston – Boston
Families are invited to experience the great indoors with a camping adventure at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. The package includes an in-room tent, welcome gift from the Four Seasons Toy Wagon, “Gone Glamping” pillow to take home with you (one pillow per guestroom), and the opportunity to participate in a cookie-making class on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
7. Great Wolf Lodge – Nationwide
When it comes to in-room camping, Great Wolf Lodge reigns supreme. The water park hotel chain offers Build-Your-Own Fort Kits at five locations nationwide: Grand Mound, Washington; Grapevine, Texas; Traverse City, Michigan; Mason, Ohio; and the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. The kits include colored sheets and clothespins, and a camp lantern to enhance the woodland lodge theme. Great Wolf Lodge also offers themed rooms that make you feel like you’re camping! Check out the Wolf Den and KidCabin Suites.
8. The Stein Eriksen Lodge – Deer Valley, UT
The Rocky Mountain Range is enormous, providing ample opportunities to explore forest, valley, mountain and lake—and tempt nature’s evening in the comfort of a plush hotel suite. The Stein Eriksen Lodge coffers the Little Explorers Experience Package, complete with a cloth tent, plush toy moose, National Geographic Starry Night Lantern, and an educational book for little campers.
9. Waldorf Astoria Park City – Park City, UT
The Waldorf Astoria Park City offers the Little Miners Camp package that includes a custom teepee for kids! The package also includes a stuffed animal, camping lantern, and a book for your “little miners” to take home. Kids are given the tools to imagine what life was like during Park City’s mining era, when the surrounding mountains yielded $400 million in silver and created nearly two dozen millionaires.
10. The Little Nell – Aspen, CO
The Little Nell is world-renowned for luxury, so of course it offers a comfortable, if not once-in-a-lifetime setting for indoor camping. Upon arrival to your suite, you’ll find a teepee loaded with camping-themed books, travel journals, stuffed animals, and in-room S’mores. Little Nell’s children’s amenities only accentuate the experience—step stools, toddler wash mitts, child-size robes and slippers, toys, rattles, and more are available. And licensed babysitters are at the ready should you choose to leave the little ones camping while you escape into Aspen’s nighttime scene.
11. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek – Beaver Creek, CO
Located within Beaver Creek Resort is the luxurious Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, which also caters to first-time campers. The in-room camping includes a personal tent, all set up and ready to go for the wee ones. It’s also equipped with a snuggly sleeping bag and a faux fire pit to stay “warm.” The Park Hyatt’s chef can prepare a S’mores kit to be enjoyed by the whole family, and the package also includes luxury kids’ pajamas for the ultimate cozy family night under the stars of Vail Valley.
12. Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel – Portland, OR
When it comes time to camp out at night, the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel has you covered. Free of charge, guests can have a good old-fashioned indoor campout delivered to their room, best for children ages three to eight. Included in the package are a floor cushion, teddy bear sleeping bag and campfire nightlight.
Wait, there’s more. Look out for the scout leader, or shall we say, the Bedtime Butler, who makes the rounds four to five nights a week, delivering a cart of traditional nightcaps and a selection of other treats to rooms. The surprise and delight offerings rotate with the seasons, but often include local bourbons, hot tea, fresh towels and slippers for adults, plus cookies, cocoa, and books for kids. The catch is, you can’t request or ‘order’ the Bedtime Butler. He or she will visit rooms at random with their cart of complimentary ‘nightcaps’ to choose from, so guests have to keep an ear out for a knock at the door. Kids love it and it’s a great way to restock the tent with treats.
13. The Logan – Philadelphia
The Logan in downtown Philadelphia offers the urban campout package in their oversized living rooms with panoramic views. The nature-inspired indulgence includes an indoor S’mores kit, assembled teepee, indoor star machine, kids’ “Rocky” style robe, bottle of wine (a treat for the adults!), and a take-home marshmallow-scented candle to remember your trip to the great indoors.
14. The Radisson Blu Mall of America – Minneapolis
The Mall of America draws the crowds with shopping, attractions, and restaurants, despite frigid winter temperatures in Minnesota. And the Radisson Blu Mall of America had the forethought to design the perfect way to unwind from it all: in-room camping, of course! The hotel’s Fort Blu Kids Camping Package allows guests to transform their hotel room into a cozy campsite, where they can savor classic Midwest wilderness with S’mores; tell stories while perched on log-shaped pillows, which guests can take home; and sleep under a starry night sky in a kid-sized tent, which families can also take home to continue the camping adventure. The camping adventure never ends with the bonus of the mobile campsite from Mall of America to your home!