8 of The Quirkiest Glamping Spots on The East Coast, U.S.A

December 28, 2017
Glamping east coast usa

8 of The Quirkiest Glamping Spots on The East Coast, U.S.A

Bored of hotels? Yeah, me too.

I’m a fan of experimental travel, so glamping is pretty high on my bucket list.
Stylish camping; what could be better?

Since I’m from the east coast, U.S.A, and I’m on a mission to glamp, I decided to do some research.
Not only do I want to go glamping, but I want to find some of the quirkiest, kitschy places around.

From yurts and caravans to cabins and eco-huts, here are the most unique glamping properties on the east coast, U.S.A.

Geodesic Dome, West Virginia

glamp in West Virginia

Located in Harpers Ferry, this dome accommodation can fit up to 12 people.

It has two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a pullout couch, and an air mattress.

glamping west virginia
There’s a roomy bathtub for warming up on cold, winter nights and a kitchen that (sometimes) comes stocked with beer.

west virginia glamping

Guests love the spiral staircase, artwork, central fireplace, and wrap-around deck.
It’s quite close to Washington D.C, so you could check out the city by day and retreat to the woods at night.

Lakefront Safari Tents, Florida

Best glamping in Florida

These tents are located an hour from Panama City Beach.
The intimate setting and lake scenery make these safari tents popular with couples.

Florida glamping

The claw foot bathtub, wooden floors, and private deck are favorite features.

Guests have access to a full kitchen, bathroom, heating/cooling, and a nearby fire pit.

Visitors also have access to the community pool and boat launch.

GlampingEast Coast U.S.A

Tree House, Vermont

interesting glamping in vermont

Channel your inner child with a stay in this tree house near Lake Saint Catherine, Vermont.
The house can hold up to five guests and everything inside is expertly crafted.

Vermont glamping
This tree house was built with all natural materials, and real trees are incorporated both inside and out.

glamping in Vermont
Inside the house is a composting toilet, and outside is a full kitchen. Guests can enjoy the fire pit, outside shower, and the second-floor porch.

The tree is only available during the summer so guests can get in touch with nature as they’re meant to.

Vermont glamping tree house
Up-Cycled Shipping Container, Florida

Florida glamping
This property in Juniper can fit up to eight guests.

The home was built using three up-cycled shipping containers, making it seriously unique.

glamp in Florida
Guests have loungers in the backyard and seating on the second-story porch.
There is a full kitchen in the main house outside the shipping container property.

glamping in florida

Visitors will also receive a complimentary kayak tour that lasts for two hours. Guests can borrow the kayaks and bicycles in their free time as well.


Thoreau’s Cabin, New York

New York Glamping
While it’s not the real site of Thoreau’s cabin, this one comes pretty close.

It’s located in Saugerties, a town full of nature and art galleries.
This secluded cabin is the perfect glamping opportunity for couples.

Glamping New York
The property is a rustic A-frame with tons of natural light, stained glass windows, and a wood burning stove.

There is a hot and cold outdoor shower, outhouses, and plenty of wooded scenery.

Best glamping ny
There is no WIFI access here, so glampers will be fully immersed in nature with no interruptions.


Romantic Yurt, Massachusetts

Massachusetts glamp
Glamping for 2? This yurt is the perfect stay.

It only accommodates two people and offers an intimate experience.

glamp Massachusetts

There is a king-sized bed, wood burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom that is only steps away from the yurt.

The deck is a favorite place for guests to lounge during the warmer months.

glamping in Massachusetts


Historic Houseboat, Florida

Florida glamping
This houseboat is located in the Manatee River, close to Sarasota.

Unassuming from the outside, the interior of this property is nothing short of luxurious.

glamping in Florida

It used to be a floating chapel, but has been renovated and turned into a private home.
There are two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a shared pool in the marina.

glamping for 2

Get ready for granite counter tops, state-of-the-art appliances, and a deck that features a BBQ grill.
This is one of the most luxurious spots on the list.

Florida unique glamping
Bell Tent, Massachusetts

glamping in Massachusettes
This property is located on a pond near Conway State Forest.

It sleeps up to three people and is secluded in the woods.

While there is no indoor toilet, guests have access to one nearby. There is also an outdoor shower which feels incredible during the summer months.

glamp in massachusettes
The tent has no electricity so guests can fully experience the natural surroundings. However, the communal farmhouse offers amenities and phone charging stations.

Mass glamping
Glampers are advised to bring their own cooking gear to use at the fire pit or with their own camping stove. There are hiking trails, kayaking opportunities, and blueberry bushes nearby too.

There were so many quirky glamping properties on the east coast that it was hard to narrow it down.

If you’re tired of hotels and want to experience a new way to stay, give glamping a try.

You Might Also Like

  • Michael M. December 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Very nice and thorough list with explanations. These places seem charming and accommodating. Will definitely be referencing this list when I’m planning my next weekend getaway.

    • Livesabroad December 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Mike!!! I hope you do!