Traditional camping is certainly a lot of fun, but give staying in a glamping tent a shot if you ever wanted to try camping with a more luxurious twist to it.
Glamping is a mixture of the terms ‘camping’ and ‘glamorous.’ It basically refers to normal camping, only with more amenities like you would have at home. So while you’ll still be spending time in the great outdoors, you will also stay in a glamping tent, and have access to luxuries such as refrigeration, a full kitchen, a hot bath or shower and electricity, among others.
While glamping offers a few different kinds of options for accommodation, staying in a luxury tent is often the best option. The reason for this is that it gives you an experience as close to camping as possible, without the aspect of ‘roughing it’. Glamping USA often offers cabins, treehouses, or other ways of living, but the most common and adventurous options are glamping tents.
When you’re looking at a luxury canvas tent to stay in, the best glamping tents are made from canvas. This is because canvas glamping tents are more durable, spacious and versatile. For example, when it comes to safari tents, White Duck Outdoors offers six sizes with 5′ wall height, which makes it easy to set up the glamping site as you’d like and move furniture and gear in and out of the tent with ease.
If you don’t want to set up your own glamping tent, there are many glamping sites set up all over the United States, so you don’t even have to set everything yourself up if you don’t want to (and most glamping sites cost much less than a hotel room). Idaho is one such example of a state known for its mountainous terrain and stunning vistas, and it also comes with numerous glamping sites that you may have never heard of before.
The northern part of Idaho, also known as the Panhandle, has alpine lakes and forested mountains. The central part of the state has even more dynamic, high peaks and rivers, while the southern part of the state is noted for its wide-open valleys, rolling hills, and deserts.
Here are the top glamping sites to check out in Idaho:
Moose Creek Ranch, Victor
Victor is located near the Teton mountains, which extend into Idaho from Wyoming. In other words, when you wake up in Moose Creek you’re going to be treated to a stunning panoramic view of the mountains each day.
Moose Creek offers queen-sized beds and shaded borches in its well-made glamping tents. It’s also only a short distance from a small town that is well known for its delicious food as well.
They have five wood-walled luxury glam tents, each with its own queen bed and stove, fire pit and other furniture.
Stargazer Yurt, Idaho City
While there are yurt campgrounds all over Idaho, Stargazer Yurt campgrounds located near Idaho City are some of the very best. This campground has a very rustic look and feel to it, and also offers easy access to some of the very best hiking trails in the entire state.
Each yurt comes individually outfitted to be unique and separate from the other yurts on the campgrounds, so you will need to research each individual one to find the one that you like the best. Some even come with their own hot tubs.
Working Horse Ranch, Cascade
Working Horse Ranch near Cascade includes very rustic pioneer-type cabins that are designed to mimic the look and feel of the Old West. In other words, by staying here you may feel like you’re an American pioneer heading Westward with your family and staying for a few days.
The cabins are located near a meadow, under which are some of the very best stargazing views in the western United States. Meanwhile, you also have easy access to hiking trails, biking trails, and streams for fishing.
Working Horse Ranch offers 7 distinct cabins for glamping accommodation, each with their own feel. The Coffee Cabin, for example, has a double bed and a single bed, whereas the Dynamite Shack has one bedroom as well as a private porch to enjoy nature from.
Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast, Clark Fork
One of the best glamping sites in the northern Panhandle region of Idaho is the Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast near Clark Fork, which offers truly breathtaking scenery that is also well hidden and secluded from the rest of civilization. In other words, you’ll have access to almost everything yourself with only a minimal presence from other people.
As a bed and breakfast, you’ll get a nice warm breakfast each morning, and the rustic-style porch offers the perfect place to truly enjoy the crisp Idahoan mornings. Hot outdoor showers are available with each tent as well.
Huckleberry offers luxury glamping tents to stay in, all of which are equipped with a stove, screened walls, wooden floors and queen beds.
River Dance Lodge, Kooskia
Last but not least is the River Dance Lodge near Kooskia. This campground offers your choice between well-furnished cabins or nice safari tents, both of which are very nicely maintained. In the glamping tents in particular, you will be offered nice luxuries including antique clawfoot bathtubs, a wood stove to keep yourself warmed, and very comfortable beds.
The luxury glamping tents also have a deck behind the tent that acts as a porch area with the bathtub. Not too far from the glam tent are picnic tables and charcoal grills so you can cook up a storm while taking in the night sky.
Idaho is too easily overlooked as a camping and glamping destination in the United States, despite it offering amazing mountains, hiking trails, and fishing spots. When you come to visit any of these glamping sites, you’ll likely be back again in the near future.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to book nights at a glamping resort to take advantage of glamping tents. If you invest in your own canvas tent, you can create a glamping experience in your own backyard. At White Duck Outdoors, we offer a range of luxury glamping tents that include wall tents, bell tents and cabin tents.