What Is Glamping?
Glamping is a term that has arisen to define the concept of ‘glamorous camping.’ Think of it as camping in style, or luxury camping without the hassle, hard work, and dirt! By combining the luxuries of home with the beauty and extraordinary elements of nature, glamping is a way to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience outdoors.
Check out our list of glamping destinations below to book your next weekend getaway!
Shash Dine Eco-Retreat, Page
If you want to experience what it's like to live a weekend on the Navajoland in the fresh air laced with cedar tree scents while enjoying private, unobstructed views of Lake Powell, Echo and Vermillion Cliffs, then Shash Dine' Eco-Retreat is for you!
The Navajo Experience is a three night stay in an earth and log hoghaan (Hogan) on the ranch which includes the following:
A traditional dinner of mutton, vegetables, dessert, and drinks.
Navajo storytelling during the meal.
An early morning photo tour of a remarkable vista.
Breakfast each morning.
This working ranch is also the home to owners and entrepreneurs Baya and Paul Meehan, their two children, horses, chickens, and a herd of Navajo Churro sheep. Baya and Paul wanted their children to grow up the Navajo way, and started their B&B from scratch.
Open year round
"Shash Dine’ is an incredibly unique and special experience. It feels like such a privilege to be able to spend time out in these lands, disconnected from the world and plugged into the landscape, even if just for one night." -Samantha P.
Under Canvas, Grand Canyon
Experience the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon without having to "rough it" at this safari inspired resort, Under Canvas. A quick 25-minute drive to the South Rim entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, this retreat sits on 160 secluded acres in the beautiful juniper forest.
Under Canvas’ glamping resort is minutes from Williams, making it easy to check off all the Route 66 tourist attractions on your list. Drive or take an excursion to Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim, filled with museums, visitor centers and glorious overlooks.
2020 Dates: April 9th – October 26th
"I can’t begin to say enough wonderful things about Under Canvas Grand Canyon. The service, decor, the bed, the sunrise, the food, the unlimited s’mores, the views... all phenomenal. It’s a rare experience to disconnect like that while feeling so comfortable." - Morgan M.
Nordic Village, Flagstaff
Simplify your life and reconnect with nature at the Arizona Nordic Village in Northern Arizona. Nestled in the heart of Coconino National Forest surrounded by ponderosa pine trees and aspens, the Village is a magical place to be. Spend the night in a yurt, a circular tent common among the nomadic tribes of Central Asia. Each tent comes equipped with bunk beds, wood stoves, and a window-like bubble on the ceiling for guests to count the stars instead of sheep as you fall asleep.
The Nordic Village is a great event venue in the summertime for outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions, business retreats, and races, offering multiple different packages to suite your events needs. In the winter, guests can rent cross country skis and snowshoes to use on the groomed trail system.
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Flagstaff and about an hour to the Grand Canyon, Nordic Village makes for the perfect place to set up shop for an adventurous weekend.
Open year round
"A fun place for a getaway; try skiing or snow shoeing. We took our dogs for a day of exercise and fun in the snow, while we did snow shoeing. The prices were reasonable and the staff was nice." - Brent J.
The Cozy Peach, Schnepf Farms
What do you get when you combine pig races, pumpkins, peaches galore, fresh-baked pies, and vintage Airstreams? The Cozy Peach at Schnepf Farms, which just might be the cutest glamping spot in all of Arizona. This family-run farm has been a staple in the agriculture town of Queen Creek near Mesa since 1941. The Cozy Peach is surrounded by thick groves of trees, a corn maze, and nearly a dozen trailers with sleek, metal exteriors dating back as far as the 1940s. Each one has been beautifully refurbished while keeping 95 percent of the original parts intact to maintain the character.
To enjoy some R&R, book a massage or an in-trailer mani/pedi. The rustic Secret Library makes for the ultimate escape, where a quiet trail behind the camp leads you through a grove of trees and places you in a clearing with a stack of books and a hammock, the perfect place for finally getting into that book you’ve been meaning to get read, meditating, or taking an afternoon nap.
Open year round
"We were fortunate to stay at the renovated vintage trailer at the Cozy Peach at Schnepf Farms. They are charming and restored nearly 100% to their original condition. Excellent bedding and furnishings. We loved enjoying breakfast at the seasonal market and café." - Randy F.
Cochise Stronghold Retreat, Pearce
Nestled in the Dragoon Mountains and bordered on three sides by national forest land, this bed-and-breakfast beckons nature lovers and anyone seeking solitude in a beautiful setting. Expansive canyon views and unique rock formations, as well as birds and abundant wildlife, can be enjoyed from each of the three units.
This ideal glamping spot comes equipped with all of the modern amenities including a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, dining patio, and a hot tub, which is perfect after long days of hiking and mountain biking.
Open year round
"This is a great place for people to escape the Desert Heat and feel like you are in another world, a world of mountains and animals. We saw deer, coyotes, all types of birds (big and small), humming birds, and even chickens. This place has a one bedroom and small kitchen/bath with great outdoor patios in front and back." - Chris G.
The Shady Dell, Bisbee
The Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court’s long and epic journey began in 1927 as a place to provide trailer and camping spaces to weary travelers along the famous Highway 80, which stretched from Savannah, Georgia to San Diego, California.
Situated a mile high up the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, Arizona, a historic copper mining town, the Shady Dell is home to nine vintage travel trailers. Among them are a 1949 Airstream, a 1950 Spartan Manor and a 33-foot Royal Mansion built in 1951. A particularly popular trailer is the “1947 Tiki Bus Polynesian Palace”, complete with a hand-carved outrigger bar.
Open year round
"This is one of the coolest and funkiest places to stay in the USA. All of the RVs are equipped with a welcome pack that has everything you could need for a fun stay. They even have a 50's Diner and a mini drive in movie theater! Just fantastic, can highly recommend this place to stay at " - Julie V.