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The 12 Best Glamping Resorts Across the US

Forget the pup tent and sleeping bag. Go glamping, or camping in luxury, in a furnished tent with a plush bed. Hike in the stunning scenery, stargaze, lose yourself in a good book or relax around a campfire, all while staying in a luxurious canvas tent.

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Photo: Stuart Thurlkill/The Resort at Paws Up

Go Glamping and Immerse Yourself in Nature and Luxury

There's no such thing as roughing it when you're glamping. Glamping means soft beds and indulgent touches like wine glasses and Wi-Fi in canvas tents. Glamping sites have gorgeous scenery, from wave-washed shores to the summer-green or autumnal-colored canopies of trees. Others, like this cliffside glamping tent at The Resort at Paws Up, overlook rushing rivers or peaceful deserts. Glamping is the perfect way to lose yourself in nature without giving up all the comforts of home.

If you're looking for a glamp site, browse our list of the 12 best glamping resorts in the US Before you go, be sure your destination is open. Some close seasonally, and some activities and events may not be offered due to weather.

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Photo: Under Canvas Acadia

Under Canvas Acadia in Surrey, Maine

Glamp in a safari-style tent with a king-sized bed (some also have queen sleeper sofas) at Under Canvas Acadia. All tents come with private bathrooms, decks and wood-burning stoves equipped with complimentary firewood. Stroll the rugged Atlantic shoreline or explore Acadia National Park, which is about 35 minutes away. It's worth getting up before dawn to catch the sunrise at Cadillac Mountain in the park, but call ahead — you may need to register your vehicle. Back at your glamp site, dine on lobster or another seasonal dish (the nightly special is the catch-of-the-day), enjoy wine, specialty cocktails and locally crafted beers or toast s'mores around the campfire. Book a Stargazer tent with a window over its comfortable bed and sleep under the stars. Under Canvas has multiple glamping locations.

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Photo: Stuart Thurlkill/The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana

Western-chic furnishings, fine linens, private en-suite bathrooms, camp chefs and butlers make The Resort at Paws Up a top glamping destination. Six different camps boast heated and air-conditioned tents with free Wi-Fi and can accommodate couples, families or groups. Each camp has a "personality," like the quiet, secluded Moonlight; Cliffside, near beautiful Elk Creek; and River Camp, with its game room for all ages. The resort is on a working cattle ranch that covers 37,000 acres and has designated trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV touring. Guests can fly fish, join a cattle drive, kayak, take the Grizzlyman Fitness Trail, dog-sled, snowmobile and more, weather and season permitting. Ask about foodie festivals, sport-shooting, guided wildlife tours, the spa and other events and activities. Paws Up also offers private luxury home accommodations.

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Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/Treebones Resort

Treebones Resort in South Big Sur, California

Love Big Sur? Book a stay at Treebones Resort and glory at the breathtaking coast. Treebones offers unique, autonomous glamping tents. The posh tents, shown here, are solar-powered and translucent, so they let in soft, natural light. Each has a 12-foot ceiling, bedroom, en-suite bathroom, outdoor deck and lounge area. Treebones also offers yurts, a tiny house, "bring your own everything" campsites and a Human Nest that looks like a work of art. The wooden Nest is as basic as it gets; you must bring your bedding, gear and tent, because it's open to the elements and furnished with only a futon pad. Treat yourself to The Wild Coast Sushi Bar for an omakase experience while you're at this resort. Guests sit facing the chef, who creates a multi-course tasting menu based on their feedback. If incredible natural scenery isn't enough, practice yoga, book an eco-adventure, get a massage in the studio or check out the scheduled events.

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