No need to pitch a tent at these glamping resorts! Glamping—glamorous camping—lets your family combine the luxuries of a fancy, furnished cabin, tent or teepee with the fun traditions of camping—sing-alongs, campfires with S’mores and more. Try something different with a future stay at one of these luxury glamping resorts for families.
1. The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Montana
There’s so much to experience at The Resort at Paws Up, we don’t even know where to start! The 37,000-acre resort offers horseback riding, fly-fishing, river rafting, paintball wars, hot air balloon rides, ATV tours, a kids’ club, authentic chuck wagon rides, archery and much, much more.
Perhaps the best part, though, are the luxury glamping accommodations, including cabins, campsites, and North Camp—the resort’s most luxurious glamping experience to date. North Camp features two- and three-bedroom tents with ensuite bathrooms and luxury furnishings and amenities. The tents can accommodate between two and six people and feature breathtaking Montana views just outside their doors. Your camp butler will be happy to start the campfire when it’s time for S’mores!
The large, luxury cabins (more like full homes), feature one, two or three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens. They can sleep between four and eight people. This luxury camping option is the furthest thing away from roughing it!
2. Wildcatter Ranch Resort & Spa – Graham, Texas
Located only minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth, this Texas family glamping resort features horseback riding, hiking trails, Jeep tours, an outdoor pool, spa treatments and authentic Texas cuisine that the whole family will love. One of the best dude ranches for families, Wildcatter Ranch Resort & Spa features cabin suites, hotel guestrooms and an entire homestead cabin.
The cabin suites with a Western-style decor feature king beds, hardwood floors, fireplaces and a front porch with rocking chairs. The hotel guestrooms are more typical of your average hotel guestrooms, with two queen beds and a bathroom. The homestead cabin is top notch, featuring a large living room with a fireplace and flat-screen television and a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Plus, there’s an adorable front porch with rocking chairs overlooking the beautiful views. If you want to enjoy the outdoors during the day, but close your door to the bugs at night, this luxury glamping resort is suitable for your family.
3. Westgate River Ranch – Lake Wales, Florida
Located about 90 minutes south of Kissimmee, Florida, this luxury glamping resort is situated on 1,700 acres along the Kissimmee River. The kids will love watching the Saturday night rodeo and then can get to know their own horses on a horseback riding adventure. There are a variety of accommodation options at Westgate River Ranch. There are multi-bedroom fully-equipped cabins, luxury teepees with a fireplace and ensuite bathroom, and luxury glamping tents that are set on a platform with a king bed and two twin beds so the whole family is comfortable. The tents feature air conditioning, a patio with mosquito net and two rocking chairs, a microwave and mini-fridge. The bathroom is a short walk away from the tent and guests are given a key to their own private bathroom and shower. This luxury glamping resort also comes with a personal glamping concierge who’s ready to light a campfire, open a bottle of wine and tell a ghost story.
4. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – British Columbia, Canada
This luxury glamping resort located in British Columbia, Canada, may be remote and open seasonally, but the “tents” here are nowhere near your average pop-up tent. Families arrive via floatplane and are then escorted by horse-drawn wagon to one of the 25 guest tents. The Deluxe Family Tents (which can sleep up to five people) feature a king bed and a queen-sized sleeper sofa (which sits on hardwood floors), a sink, toilet and shower and a private deck. For the authentic camping experience, the tent walls and ceiling are canvas and there are vintage oil lamps, candles and a propane-fueled “wood” stove. But don’t worry, there are outlets for hairdryers and charging devices, too! Free Wi-Fi is available in the tents (but not in the dining tents or spa area).
Families can enjoy the lake, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, boating or even take a helicopter tour. You’ll definitely be camping at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, but in ultimate luxury.
5. Mendocino Grove – Mendocino, California
Mendocino Grove, located just outside Mendocino Village in northern California is a low-key glamping site, perfect for families who are looking to disconnect. The simple, yet pretty campsite sits among giant redwood trees, and the Pacific Ocean can be seen between the great giants. The platform, canvas glamping tents at Mendocino Grove feature heated beds, electricity and a nearby Bath House where bathrooms and showers can be found. There’s a large meadow in the center of the Grove where families can play lawn games during the day or go on hikes or canoeing nearby. At night, a campfire attendant will light your family’s personal fire pit outside your tent and you can chat over S’mores.
6. The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg, Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek, located just 90 minutes from Missoula, Montana, offers a luxury, all-inclusive ranch experience that includes meals, alcohol, daily guided activities, evening entertainment and much more. Families will love to go fishing, hiking and horseback riding when glamping here. There are a variety of accommodation options, but the family canvas cabins are ideal for glamping families of three to six people. They offer two bedrooms with beds separated by a curtain, two gas stoves, a screened porch and private deck, and Wi-Fi.
7. 4UR Ranch – Creede, Colorado
This Colorado dude ranch offers luxury glamping at its finest. The cabins at 4UR Ranch offer a picturesque view from the porch. Families can sit on the porch swing and enjoy the mountain views before heading off for an outdoor activity. Families will love the outdoor pool, spa, hiking and biking trails, river rafting, horseback riding and of course, the kids’ program. At this glamping resort for families, the kids can learn what it takes to run a ranch. They will help with the animals, do arts and crafts, play games, go horseback riding and overall just enjoy nature. There’s even a kids’ rodeo competition where they all learn the ropes of camping!
8. Capitol Reef Resort – Torrey, Utah
For one of the most unique places for families to stay, try a teepee or a Conestoga wagon at the Capitol Reef Resort near Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. These luxury wagons can sleep up to six people with one king bed and two sets of twin bunk beds. They have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a separate, but private bathroom. The luxury glamping resort has plenty for families to do, too. Families can explore the national park, or enjoy an offsite excursion like horseback riding, llama adventures or a jeep tour.
9. Twin Lakes Camp Resort – DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Located on Florida’s panhandle about an hour north of Destin, this family glamping resort perfectly meshes nature with luxury. Twin Lakes Camp Resort is situated between King Lake and Holley Lake. The canvas cottages feature wooden floors, a king bed and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub. Families will also find air conditioning and heat, a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and television inside the tent. The lake views are wonderful to wake up to and the fire pit is a great spot to end an evening with the family.
10. Under Canvas – Moab, Utah
This seasonal glamping site is located just a few miles from Moab’s Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Under Canvas Moab is a desert glamping site surrounded by spots for mountain biking, climbing and hiking. The camp offers boxed breakfast and lunches, a fire pit and S’mores, camp activities, USB battery packs for charging devices and an adventure concierge. The platform canvas glamping tents feature king or queen beds, a private deck area, wood burning stove and a private bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Under Canvas also has locations in Zion, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Great Smoky Mountains, and Mount Rushmore (with even more coming soon).
What to Pack for Your Next Trip
Mom’s/Women’s Camping Outfit
Girl’s Camping Outfit
Dad’s/Men’s Camping Outfit
Boy’s Camping Outfit
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