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8 Luxury Camping Resorts Families will Love this Summer 2022

The top glamorous luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

Glamping has continued its rise as a top Google search term for those seeking vacation ideas and information during the last two years. We’ve previously covered this luxury-meets-the-Great-Outdoors experience, including a memorable stay on Governor’s Island. But there’s always something new in travel, so we’re back with some additional inspiration for your next adventure. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 8 luxury camping – aka glamping – resorts across the US that families with kids will love for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

8 luxury glamping resorts across the US to enjoy with your family

With the end of the school year just around the corner chances are you’ve already locked in your summer vacation plans. Maybe you’ve booked a house in the Hamptons or Cape Cod, or perhaps you’re planning on exploring the great outdoors together as a family. Or you’re still undecided.

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If you love the idea of taking the kids on a good old fashioned outdoor camping trip, but you aren’t so sure about sleeping in that old tent from your husband’s college days, then glamping could be the vacation for you. It’s the perfect middle ground. It combines the proximity to nature you get on a traditional camping trip with the comfort and relaxation of a hotel stay.

The top glamorous luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

The top glamorous luxury camping – aka glamping – resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

Even better? Glamping resorts encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors without forcing parents to plan a complicated family camping itinerary, including not having to pack all the bulky equipment and tools. Win, win if we do say so ourselves.

From luxury safari tents to a vintage Airstream in all its glory, here are 8 glamping resorts across the US where you can enjoy stargazing and s’mores as a family sans sleeping on the ground.

The top glamorous luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

The top glamorous luxury camping – aka glamping – resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

8 luxury glamping resorts across the US to enjoy with your family

1. huttopia adirondacks, New York

A few miles from Lake George Village, in the Adirondack Mountains, lies Huttopia. The resort boasts 79 custom-designed wood frame and canvas tents.  These accommodations range from totally hooked up with power to fully unplugged, for those who want an electricity-free experience.

The Adirondacks, New York.

Perfect for families with youngsters, it features a central lodge with board games and a playground, as well as a heated pool, outdoor live music, outdoor cinema screenings, arts and crafts and nature discovery activities on select dates.

 

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2. autocamp cape cod, Massachusetts

The location can’t be beat at Autocamp Cape Cod. Close to the shore, it’s just a few minutes from multiple beaches in Falmouth, Woods Hole and the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Visitors can choose from a few different styles of accommodations: nostalgic metal Airstreams, tiny houses and canvas tents all outfitted with stylish, modern amenities.

It’s easy to have a cookout as every suite and tent feature mini refrigerators and basic cookware, dishes, and utensils. Outdoor fire pits with a grill top are also included at every suite. (Tip: Add a gourmet s’mores kit to your room tab when checking in.) There’s also a playground for little ones as well as regularly scheduled activities like sunset kayak tours for older kids and adults.

 

3. terramor outdoor resort, Maine

Less than 10 miles from Bar Harbor at the edge of Acadia National Park is Terramor Outdoor Resort on Mount Desert Island. Set on 60 acres, Terramor offers 64 tents split into five categories including kid-friendly bunk and twin beds.

The top glamorous luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

Acadia National Park, Maine.

Accommodations include private outdoor fire rings, overhead fans, heaters and cozy Pendleton blankets. These accommodations can make communing with Mother Nature all the more comfy. Enjoy daily hikes, swims, lobster boils, oyster and cocktail pairings, beer tastings with local brewer Fogtown Brewing Company and a nightly wind-down with s’mores.

 

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4. Asheville glamping, North Carolina

Whether you choose to glamp in a tree house, Airstream, tent or clear dome, nature hikes in the surrounding mountains or exploring downtown Asheville is only a few minutes away.

Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, North Carolina.

Each accommodation at Asheville Glamping comes with air conditioning and some include extras like a grill, fire pit, and hot tub. Be sure to book Dome 3- The MegaDome which includes a twisty slide coming down from the lofted bed area.

5. camp fimfo, Texas

Having just opened last summer, Texas Hill Country’s Camp Fimfo will delight parents and kids alike. While kids enjoy the playground, mini-golf course, four waterslides and taking part in scavenger hunts and other scheduled activities, parents and can relax at the waterpark from the comfort of a private cabana.

The top glamorous luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids for vacation trips this Summer 2022.

It includes stunning views where you can hike, kayak, take cooking lessons, and climb.  Families can also enjoy arts and crafts activities like birdhouse painting or canvas painting. There’s also on-site scavenger hunts, yoga, fireside chats and more.Hill Country in Texas.

Or grab a bite at the food and coffee truck, tube down the river or enjoy the bar. Accommodation options include A-frame Riverview Cabins and mid- to large-sized cabins that can accommodate groups of up to 10 guests as well as traditional tent sites or RV sites.

 

6. the resort at paws up, Montana

Fall asleep to the rushing sounds of the 10 mile long Blackfoot River, in 37,000 acres of pristine Montana land. The luxury tents at The Resort at Paws Up feature chic rustic furnishings, art-adorned walls, electricity, air conditioning, and heat.

We’d be remiss not to mention the camping butler who awaits your beck and call. There are even rain showers, jetted tubs, and heated floors. Outside, a playground awaits for all ages to enjoy. Think boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, rappelling, swimming and more.

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7. under canvas mount rushmore, South dakota

Situated in the Black Hills of South Dakota on the outskirts of an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore features three different styles of glamping tents. From safari-style tents with king-size beds and wood-burning stoves to suite tents large enough to fit a separate lounge area with a queen-size leather sleeper sofa.

The site features stunning views where guest can hike, kayak, take cooking lessons, and climb.  Families can also enjoy arts and crafts activities like birdhouse painting or canvas painting. There’s also on-site scavenger hunts, yoga, fireside chats and more.

8. mendocino grove – california

Mendocino Grove is a NorCal glamping institution, featuring spacious private tents on redwood platforms with leather butterfly chairs. The property is set on 37 acres. It features two communal bath houses with both indoor and outdoor showers and organic bath products. Guests can also make use of the bocce court, yoga classes, a playground, hammocks and board games.

luxury camping – aka glamping – resorts in the U.S. best for families with kids

8 luxury camping – aka glamping – resorts across the US to enjoy with your family

There you go, 8 places to go glamping with the family this summer. Are you in on this outdoor adventure? Just don’t forget the bug spray!

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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