The beautiful natural landscapes of the Northwest makes it one of the best destinations for campers. However, camping can be a demanding experience. Sometimes, you want to take a trip into nature but preparing the gear for a traditional camping trip can be more exhausting than it is relaxing. Fortunately, glamping – a combination of the words camping and glamour – has become a popular option for outdoor enthusiasts.
Glamping gives travelers the opportunity see the beautiful scenery of the great outdoors while staying in furnished canvas tents, treehouses, cabins, yurts, caravans and other lodging options. Many glamping locations will provide luxurious amenities and accommodations that will help campers to feel more comfortable while they are enjoying nature. Here are some of the best glamping destinations you can find in the Northwest.
1. Coast Cabins Cottage | Manzanita, Oregon
Manzanita is a cozy little coastal town that offers an incredible glamping opportunity with their numerous spacious cabins and deluxe lofts. Typically, the cottages here offer about 440 square feet which is enough space to create comfortable accommodations for two people. These cabins come with exclusive access to private outdoor hot-tubs and guests can enjoy a romantic evening sitting by a glowing wood fire.
Guests will sleep in a large, queen bed that will have crisply pressed linens and as many pillows as they need. Each cottage comes equipped with a small full kitchen that can be used to prepare delicious meals and a Nespresso coffee machine for espresso, coffee or teas. Guests at Coast Cabins will also receive complimentary amenities such as a service for Oregon wine and beverages, fresh fruit and chocolate in each room.
2. The Bull Hill Guest Ranch | Kettle Falls, Washington
Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Washington State, the Bull Hill Guest Ranch offers a picturesque landscape view of the Pacific Northwest. With over 50,000 acres of tree-filled mountain landscapes, the Bull Hill Guest Ranch is an ideal destination for glamping. It has become a popular destination for family trips, outdoor adventurers and people who want some privacy while enjoying a classic western lifestyle.
Guests will have the opportunity to experience an authentic western experience and enjoy outdoor activities like fly fishing and horseback riding. Bull Hill has two glamping tents, also called Safari Tents, which are available to rent. Each tent comes with a private bath and shower in addition to being fully furnished and set up with electricity. This glamping opportunity is perfect for couples and small families.
3. Moran State Park | Orcas Island, Washington
Moran State Park is Washington State’s fourth largest state park and it is the ideal glamping destination for campers who like to go hiking or biking. With its 30 miles of natural trails, five freshwater lakes and numerous lakeside camp spots, this destination is a better pick for campers who want to be comfortable but are still looking to unplug. This is because there is no electricity and barely any cell phone service available in the tents.
The Glamping tents available at the Moran State Park come pre-furnished with real beds and tasteful decorations. The tents themselves are built on top of cedar platforms and are surrounded by a beautiful 5,000 acres of forestry and wilderness. Guests can reach the state park by boarding the Washington State Ferry that goes to the San Juan Islands.
4. Yurt Camping at Paradise Point State Park | Ridgefield, Washington
The Paradise Point State Park is located along 6,000 feet of shoreline alongside Ridgefield’s East Fork Lewis River. This state park is conveniently located near the I-5, which makes it easy to access while still being deep enough in nature to feel immersed in the experience. Campers can take advantage of the multiple yurts which are about 16-feet in diameter and 10 feet tall. These yurts are convenient because they do not require any of the setup necessary for a tent.
Each yurt comes fully furnished with bunk beds for up to three people and a queen-sized futon that can comfortably accommodate two people. Yurts also come with a single overhead light, an electrical outlet and a heater. On the outside, guests will be given access to a picnic table, a small deck and a fire grill for some campsite barbecuing.
5. The Elk Lake Resort | Bend, Oregon
This glamping destination is located in Bend, Oregon near Elk Lake. While this location is rustic and surrounded by nature, there are still city amenities located nearby in case they are needed. Campers can set up at the Elk Lake Resort and then head out into the wilderness to explore all of the hiking trails, lakes, rivers and mountains in the area.
The Elk Lake Resort offers guests glamping tents in the woods that can comfortably sleep up to four campers. Each glamping tent will come with all of the items necessary for a comfortable lodging such as a lantern, bedding, linens, comforters and more. Guests will also be treated to complimentary soap, shampoo and conditioner during their stay.
Note: Guests can bring along one vehicle per camping site. Any additional vehicle will be charged $5.00 per night.
6. Willow-Witt Ranch | Ashland, Oregon
Deep in Southern Oregon’s high country, campers can visit the Willow-Witt Ranch for an unforgettable glamping experience. This 445-acre ranch runs as a small farm that offers guests farm stay accommodations. The Willow-Witt Ranch is the ideal destination for campers who are committed to environmental protection and preservation. This is because the owners are dedicated to conserving and restoring land, taking advantage of alternative energy and maintaining sustainable agriculture.
Guests at the Willow-Witt Ranch will lodge in four wall tents that are furnished with comfortable bedding, a wood stove and other helpful amenities. Each tent will come with a fully-equipped kitchen that can be used to prepare meat, eggs and milk that can be purchased at the Farm Store. Guests can also pick their own vegetables from the garden for their meals. This destination provides the freshest glamping opportunities in the northwest.