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Glamping Options for Amazing Sightseeing in Any Weather on the Suncoast or Elsewhere

| Angela Naff |

While many enjoy the outdoors, from camping to swimming, sometimes during the summer, these activities can be tough due to the weather. Many have considered glamping as an alternative to off-grid camping in a tent. Many use glamping for special events, quiet weekends away from everything, and even air-conditioned fun amid the hottest seasons. We have a few glamping options for you if you are looking for a getaway close to home or a new twist on your next vacation.

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo (River Ranch, FL) – This is where Florida nature meets resort-style amenities and provides a not-so-touristy adventure experience. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Florida provides all of the thrills of camping without roughing it. Set on a platform, each of the spacious Glamping tents is fully furnished, provides real beds with upgraded linens, offers air conditioning and heating to keep your tent at the perfect temperature, and comes with a private bathroom. At our Florida glamping resort, you can sleep beneath 5-million stars under a canopy of majestic oak trees.

Luxury Glamping at Lake Louisa (Clermont, FL) – A fully furnished, luxury bell tent offers all the comforts of home. This CareFree Luxury site includes an air-conditioned, fully furnished, well-appointed waterproof canvas bell tent. We include lots of little luxuries, attention to detail, and a creative flair that is the foundation for memories of a lifetime!

Glamping Lake Louisa State Park
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Conestoga Ranch (Bear Lake, UT) – Situated along the shores of Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres. This glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy, and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from the luxurious Grand Tents, the authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, or the cozy Traditional Family Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, the Campfire Grill restaurant, a General Store, an activities field, a yoga and massage tent, and Wi-Fi.

Glamping Wagons
Photo courtesy of Conestoga Ranch

The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Saratoga, WY) – Inspired by the region’s majestic beauty and rich history, lodging at Brush Creek Ranch is where rusticity meets luxury. Choose from a wide range of Wyoming lodging options, including luxury cabin rentals, splendid lodge rooms, and spacious log cabin suites. With guest facilities specifically designed for high-end experiences, guests select from a variety of lodging options, including 13 Trailhead Lodge rooms, 10 two- and three-bedroom Log Cabin Residences, and 9 cabin suites. The ultra-private Magee Homestead offers a private lodge and secluded collection of seven historically restored cabins five miles from the Trailhead Lodge. All facilities come furnished with premium bedding, luxury amenities, and a refined Western personality.

Ithaca by Firelight Camps (Ithaca, NY) – Welcome to Firelight Camps where they create a revitalizing, comfortable, and stylish camping experience. Pitched on the grounds of La Tourelle Resort and Spa in Ithaca, New York, these platform tents are furnished with hardwood floors, a king or queen bed with plush linens and safari-inspired furniture. Each tent includes a private balcony for soaking in the natural beauty with a good book, mug of coffee or a cocktail. You are greeted in the morning with a complimentary, locally-sourced continental breakfast served in the tented lobby. The camp store carries homemade s’mores kits.

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Did you find some amazing glamping ideas you might not have thought of before? This is sure to be a vacation getaway with memories galore. Whether you do the high-end glamping or simply an option that provides an upgrade to amenities you would normally have outdoors – there is a glamping solution for everyone. Whether kids, family, or just a romantic getaway, glamping could be the next stress-relieving time that you didn’t know you would love.

Happy glamping, Suncoast!

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