With September rounding the bend – the time of the year when the leaves turn from shades of green to crisp crimson and amber, it can only mean one thing, it’s time to plan a getaway for the ultimate USA glamping experience.
With Mother Nature’s gift about to drop this fall, right now is the best time to take advantage of the outdoor experience glamping spots have to offer while still enjoying the change in seasons. This year it’s all about stepping off the beaten track and experiencing local luxury.
Everyone wants some adventure, but for those who don’t want to compromise on luxury and relief, there are alternatives to sleeping in a canvas tent. So this Autumn, sleep in resort-like services and hospitality hotspots– all without sacrificing an ounce of comfort.
This is why glamping is becoming a fashionable travel trend. It is a chance for anyone wishing to connect deeply with the world without worrying about shaking off the bed bugs at night. Sleep as very few have in 5- star converted villas, massive open planned tents, cabins, cubes, pods, cottages, treehouses and more.
Glamping spots take advantage of the surrounding elements of nature, so why not shift your perspective by travelling off the grid through experiential camping, the prodigy of opulence? Autumn in the USA is blessed with so many unique places around the country to explore with fantastic landscapes and gorgeous fall foliage.
To help you get started for September, here are the top five glamping spots for you to experience the true colours of seasonal change:
The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg’s Glamping Spots
The Ranch at Rock Creek is a guest opportunity that combines upscale amenities and wide-open spaces like never before. Between ten square miles of rugged Montana ranchland, guests can experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities, outstanding accommodations and cuisine.
The ranch also has a full-service spa that offers rejuvenation and relaxation. These include professional massage therapy treatments in the dedicated five-room spa inside the stone-and-timber Granite Lodge. It truly is a place that provides the feel of the ‘true West’ without sacrificing true comfort. The ranch’s onsite concierge staff will ensure you can experience it all and take care of the rest.
Iris Hill Glamping – Eureka Springs
Located just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is the Iris Hill Glamping retreat. Instead of rejuvenating in a lodge, each site has been set up with a log dome cabin or ‘glampods’ as they call it. The pods are catered to sleep two adults, and the place is fitted with the best amenities like a flat-screen TV, free Wifi, and USB ports for all your devices.
Right next door, you will find your private bathroom amongst acres of wooded splendour eager to show off their colourful leaves.
The Resort at Paws Up – Glamping Spots At Greenough
The Paws Up resort is located on an authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. If cosy pods are not for you, then maybe something a bit bigger may be more worth your while. At 3250 square feet, this three-bedroom home can sleep up to eight people, making it a fall lodge all year round.
Inside, experience the wood-burning fireplace, western decor and autumnal aesthetics, while outside, the resort will provide you with your own Lexus SUV to use during your stay on the 37,000-acre ranch. Nicknamed ‘The Last Best Place’, The Resort at Paws Up is the perfect combination of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness in one of the most breathtaking countries in the world.
Moose Meadow Lodge – Waterbury
What about experiencing something off the ground? The Moose Meadow Lodge offers a private treehouse glamping location next to a pristine pond. Imagine waking up next to the splashing of rainbow trout and the music of the hermit thrush as you gaze into the wilderness.
This handcrafted two-story treehouse is made with cedar, pine, maple, and hemlock. Even though it may look like your last place to take shelter in a horror movie, the wood cabin has 31 windows to maximise your experience of the natural surroundings – adding plenty of natural sunlight. One of the best features is a living and dining area on the first floor with an expansive wrap-around deck.
As you climb up the circular staircase, expect to find a second-story bedroom with a custom-made queen-sized bed that provides the ultimate comfort and warmth, while the balcony offers a high perch to take in the natural beauty and views. The new bathroom on the first-floor deck includes a custom sink made from a rock on the vacation property, a shower, and an incinerating toilet. Best of all, the lodge can even provide tree service and deliver breakfast to you each morning.
The Collective Vail – Wolcott
Down in Colorado, there are a few glamping spots that may tickle your fancy, but if you would prefer something more authentic to the world of glorified camping, then the luxury tents in Collective Vail could be the right fit you. This retreat isn’t your traditional brick-and-mortar hotel. The resort features 12 high-end canvas tents atop a hill at the 225-acre Montesino Ranch. It gives you a taste of pristine Colorado while still being an easy drive from the modern resort town.