10 Gorgeous Glamping Destinations in the Northwest Posted on 26 May 09:57
"Glamping" has become the new way to get outside, and even though we're often partial to more traditional outdoor treks, we think it's awesome. If you go glamping instead of the usual camping, you get to spend time in the outdoors without stringing your food up in a tree or being afraid to run out of your tent to pee at night. It usually involves a yurt, decked-out camping trailer, or luxury canvas tent. When you tell your hardcore outdoor friends about your upcoming vacation and they roll their eyes and say, "That's not camping," you can happily say, "You're right, it's glamping." Unfortunately that probably won't shut them up about how you "should" be spending time in the great outdoors, but you're still going to have fun.
If you're based in the Northwest like we are at Fishpeople, there are tons of truly beautiful glamping destinations within a day's drive. Even if you're not, you should make it a point to head over and explore. Below are a few of our favorite glamping options!
These fancy trailers are perfect for winos: they sit right in the heart of Oregon's wine country in Dayton, Oregon. Every trailer is a little bit different and they have something that will work for just about everyone, whether you're a family, couple, or kicking it with yourself. There's a pool, hot tub, and plenty of outdoor games to keep you busy within the park!
The Tipi Village Retreat is located just outside of Eugene, Oregon in Mohawk Valley. In addition to being a great spot for your family, it's perfect for group gatherings like weddings, family reunions, or work retreats. Stay in one of the gorgeous tipis or go for the more traditional cabin.
The Bali House is located in Silverton, Oregon - very convenient for anyone traveling from Portland. This gorgeous cedar and glass cabin is on a 67-acre organic farm and near the Silver Falls State Park for some incredible hiking and views. It's also located near the Oregon Garden. Even if you just feel like sticking around the cabin, roast marshmallows over an open fire and grill your dinner under the stars.
This might be the first time you've heard the phrase "luxury tent", but that's exactly what this 40-acre resort has to offer. It's located in the heart of Central Oregon in Terrebonne. In addition to the relaxation the truly gorgeous surroundings provide, partake in the resort's spa, yoga, and meditation.
We recognize that the above title seems like a total oxymoron, but it really exists. This forest tree house can be found in Cave Junction, Oregon. Nearby, there's white water rafting, wine tasting, and bird watching in addition to the classic outdoor activities like fishing, disc golf, and horseshoes! Not to mention, tree climbing is a given. This particular find is from Glamping Hub, a site that can help you find glamping destinations all over the world.
This resort is located on the banks of Soap Lake in Central Washington. You can bring your own RV or stay in one of their tepees or cabins. Soap Lake is one of the most unique lakes in the world thanks to a hugely diverse mineral content. This resort doesn't just have a spa - it has a natural spa, thanks to the mud that lines the lake and is supposedly great for your skin.
We don't care how old you are, you can totally sleep in a tree house, especially if it comes equipped with a queen size bed and is just across the river from beer and wine haven Hood River, Oregon. The tree house is right on the border of Oregon and Washington in White Salmon, Washington. Up to four people can sleep in it and take advantage of the hot tub, gorgeous surroundings, and nearby Columbia River.
Think really fancy dude ranch you'd want to go to even if you haven't ever been within 10 feet of a horse. This gorgeous lakefront glamping destination is one of Canada's top wilderness resorts, boasting its own feature in National Geographic. It's known for horseback riding, wilderness adventures, and pasture-to-plate meals. Stay in a "canvas cabin" (a.k.a. awesome tent) or in the ranch house in one of the suites.
These tent suites right on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast are truly unlike anything you've seen before. Luxury is an understatement. They include bathtubs under windows that overlook the sea, decks facing the ocean, and a fireplace. While you're there, do some hiking and biking and be sure to catch a water shuttle to Thormanby Island.
This resort is about 45 minutes from Vancouver Island, B.C. and describes itself as an eco-safari. It's only open from mid-May to the end of September. The luxury and deluxe tents include multiple beds and en suite bathrooms to keep you plenty comfortable. Experience bear and whale watching in one of the most densely wildlife-populated natural environments in the world. They have a restaurant on site that features all local and sustainable ingredients, because they truly have a lot to showcase!
Although our soups are the perfect companion for traditional camping thanks to their shelf stable packaging and easy reheating, glamping means you can fancy them up! In fact, we have three recipes just for your glamping needs.