The word ‘camping’ may summon images of fire pits, tents, and cabins, but that’s not the only way to experience the great outdoors. We’re here to show that camping can take many forms – from luxe to rustic, traditional to eccentric, retro to modern. As travelers continue to seek unique destinations, particularly over the fall months as the weather cools, we’ve rounded up some of the unique stays – defining camping not by where you sleep, but by the adventure within!
From the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina all the way to Lake Elsinore in California, campers can enjoy the freedom to roam from the comfort of their very own covered wagon, bohemian treehouse, authentic caboose, treetop cabin, or tiny home – among many other unique options.
Fall asleep amongst the trees with unique Mountain View Treetop cabins at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Golden Valley. Treetop Cabins sleep up to 4 guests and offer a full bed with twin trundle bed and twin sleeper sofa. Amenities include AC/heating, coffee maker, and an outdoor kitchenette on the lower deck with a small sink, 2-burner stovetop, and a mini refrigerator. There’s also a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring. Enjoy access to your own private detached bathroom, a short walk from the cabin and adjacent to the pavilion! With charming décor, the comforts of home, and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you may never want to leave this wooded wonderland.
These Lotus Belle glamping yurts are a decadent retreat for those who want to enjoy nature in comfort. Imagine going for a hike, then spending the rest of the day reading a book and enjoying a drink by the South Platte River. The yurt provides a King/Queen sized bed, a small table, lounge chairs, and a firepit. Platte River Fort is close to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and historical Greeley, Colorado. Set upon 235 acres this destination is perfect for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers & special occasions.
Find a western retreat at Archview RV Resort & Campground’s cozy Casitas! These one-room rentals include a full bed and bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 guests. They also provide linens, a heater and window air conditioner, a built-in table and bench for seating, a mini-refrigerator, microwave, flat-screen cable TV, and WiFi to keep you connected. Each of the five Casitas has a façade with a unique western theme like the saloon, mayor, and jail, and they all surround one of the community fire pits. Located in Moab, Utah this destination is the perfect home base for exploring the beautiful red rocks of Arches National Park.
This luxury unit is designed to encourage a couple to experience time alone (together) in the peacefulness of the woods. Located along the ravine, nothing but unobstructed, lush forest views are provided. The private deck offers calming sounds of the babbling brook from 15 feet above the forest floor. A kitchenette (sink, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker), AC / heat, full bathroom, queen-sized bed, and fold out couch are included. A privately situated picnic table and fire pit allow additional outdoor enjoyment. Experience this one-of-a-kind lodging at Emberglow Outdoor Resort, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain Foothills of Western North Carolina.
Take a step back in time at True West Campground’s West Glam Frontier! Experience western times in their beautiful Conestoga inspired covered wagon. Amenities include a King-sized bed, twin bunk beds, a refrigerator, microwave and a coffee maker. Although more comfortable than those used in the 1800s, the Western times’ nostalgia is sure to make your stay both memorable and unique. With hundreds of miles of horse trails and stables to accommodate your horse safely, this destination offers a stay both you and your horse will enjoy.
Launch Point’s Vintage Village provides guests with the opportunity to stay in style. Offering unique stays with yurts, vintage trailers, and RV spaces. Located in a secluded clearing and featuring a beautiful dual-stone fireplace, Vintage Village provides guests with the opportunity to stay in one of their vintage trailers where you can meet other guests and visitors. Their one-of-a-kind vintage trailers feature custom furnishings and layouts to provide guests with a unique camping experience. Choose from chic designs to vintage replicas, and find the perfect match for you.
Let your family have a truly unforgettable vacation experience with a stay in Lake in Wood’s themed Caboose rental. The station offers one bedroom with a queen-size bed, plus twin bunk beds in the main living area to accommodate two adults and four children. This rental comes fully furnished with additional comforts like a private bathroom, ceiling fan with light, heat, and air conditioning. The kitchenette area includes a mini-refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, dinnerware, drinkware, and utensils. Also provided is a covered cooking area with a charcoal grill outside because no cooking can be done inside the Caboose. All aboard for a trip to Lake in Wood RV Resort!
Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to have the vacation of a lifetime. Choose your favorite bear with themed tiny homes designed with Yogi Bear™, Cindy Bear™, and Boo Boo™ in mind. The three Tiny Home units include two queen beds and one twin bed. In addition, there is a loft, kitchen (no oven), bathroom (sink, toilet, & shower), AC/heat, and cable TV. Don’t forget to bring towels, blankets, pillows, linens, grilling utensils, and personal items. For your convenience, they offer linen rentals for a small additional fee.
With rustic accents like brushed metal sinks, quartz countertops, and cool barn doors, this Tiny Home was set up to appreciate some of the great things about Nashville, and why they call Nashville, “Music City”.The living room has blue velvet sofa, flat screen TV, plus special music focused decor. Barn-wood style wood flooring and tall ceilings add to the airy feel, while cool “personal touches” keep you comfy. It has a luxurious full kitchen stocked with nice cookware and accessories, a spacious bathroom with quartz countertops, full shower setup, Master bedroom with sliding barn-doors and closet, 2 bunkbeds right outside the Master, and a loft with 2 twin beds. Go on the front covered porch and enjoy your own private gas grill and beautiful Piney River views!
Take a walk through the orchards at Big B’s, and you may find yourself never wanting to to leave. Camping here means finding a tranquil space among rows of organic apple trees, taking in the beauty of Colorado’s North Fork Valley, and sampling their award-winning hard ciders. Big B’s offers a variety of camping options, and whether you tent among the trees or stay in the cabins overlooking the nearby Mt. Lamborn, you’ll be sure to love their events with live music and awesome BBQ, U-Pick fruit, farm store, hard cider tasting room, and cafe.