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

December 28, 2017
best east coast glamping

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.

Glamping Canvas Tent, North Carolina Coast

This canvas cabin is located in live oak woods near the beach.

 glamping north carolina

It’s a great spot for couples or a small family as it has a queen-sized bed and two cots.

 glamping north carolina

 glamping north carolina

The tent is just a short walk away from the water station, laundry facilities, bathhouse, and the pond. There’s solar power so you can keep your electronics charged, an outdoor ice chest, fire ring with grill top, rocking chairs, a picnic table, and a hammock.

 glamping north carolina

Beach fans will appreciate the easy access this tent has to the nearby beaches. 

 glamping north carolina

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Arabian Night Enchanted Luxury Tent, Virginia Beach

This glamping experience at Virginia Beach can fit up to four people.

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It’s located at Holiday Travel Park which has plenty of amenities like swimming pools, bathhouses, and a shuttle to the beach.

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There’s a mini-fridge, AC in the summer, and an electric heater for colder days.

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This place is extra special because of its interior design, which gives it the vibe of a middle eastern, luxury hideaway.

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

The Juicebox, Groovy, Hip Beach Glamping, Virginia Beach

This vintage glamping RV is located on the Holiday Travel Park Campground in Virginia Beach.

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The property is loaded with amenities like swimming pools, a trolley to the beach, and bathhouses.

glamping virginia

glamping virginia

It’s a 1973 Winnebago that traveled all over the country before retiring and becoming a cozy AirBnB.

glamping virginia

There’s WIFI, a kitchen, and three single beds. 

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Yurt On Clearwater Lake, Maine

This secluded yurt is located just 100 feet from the lake. It features a private deck, full kitchen, campfire, two beds, and a gas heater.

 glamping maine

There’s a well-stocked game cabinet, boat dock, mountain biking and snowmobile trails, a washing machine, and bathroom with a hot shower.

 glamping maine

Guests are encouraged to take day trips to Pico Peak, Farmington, Maine, Cascade Falls, Rangeley, and Sugarloaf areas. It’s open from May through October and has plenty of access to lake activities like swimming in the summer. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

The Little Yurt On Permaculture Homestead, Maine

Experience simple living at this rustic yurt, about an hour from Acadia National Park.

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It’s located on a permaculture homestead and has access to the ocean, hiking, and swimming.

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Water for washing comes from a cistern, and filtered drinking water is provided on site.

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There’s a composting toilet, and access to a warm shower nearby.

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Since the homestead is functioning, you may hear clucking chickens, wood working, and other noises from the farm. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Norumbega Green Double Yurt, Maine

This yurt is off the grid and open from May through October.

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Guests will have lots of peace and quiet on this 300-acre farm that has easy access to waterfalls, a stream, and nature trails.

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The property is also home to Norumbega Cidery, 10 acres of apple trees, pigs, and cows.

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There’s also an indoor fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly fall evenings.

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This is a great glamping spot in Maine if you want to fully experience the autumn season. 

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

The Most Romantic Yurt Ever, Florida

If you’re glamping in Florida, this is a great yurt for your stay.

 glamping in Florida

Live in luxury and enjoy the fire pit, grill, and cozy deck.

 glamping in Florida

It’s fully air-conditioned, has a mini kitchen, full bathroom, king-sized bed, WIFI, and a TV.

 glamping in Florida

Guests will have access to 500 acres of trails, plenty of stargazing opportunities, and two cute alpacas who live next door.

 glamping in Florida

 glamping in Florida

The interior design alone makes this place worth the visit.

 glamping in Florida

 glamping in Florida

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Elegant Garden Yurt, New York

This elegant yurt is nestled in the organic vegetable garden on a quaint property near Ithaca, New York.

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Enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen which is stocked with award-winning, locally roasted coffee, and chocolate.

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Spend some time on the stone patio using the gas grill, or sit out by the fire pit. The property connects to a nature reserve as well as Van Buskirk Gorge (which has lots of waterfalls.)

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Guests are welcome to harvest, fruit and vegetables from the garden, and collect eggs from the hen house to enjoy.

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The location is perfect for anyone who wants to explore downtown Ithaca or enjoy glamping in the Finger Lakes region.

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Romantic Luxury Riverfront Yurt Near Asheville, North Carolina

This luxury yurt in Asheville is outfitted with everything you need for the perfect glamping experience.

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It has a breakfast bar, wraparound deck, full bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen.

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Guests will have easy access to hiking trails, canoeing, white water rafting, skiing, biking, hot springs, and everything that Asheville has to offer.

yurt camping east coast

yurt camping east coast

Plus, it’s a great gateway to Smoky Mountain National Park!

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Serenity Yurt, Asheville, North Carolina

Experience luxury close to nature when glamping in Asheville.

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This yurt features WIFI, cable TV, heating, air-conditioning, and indoor-fireplace, and all of the essentials.

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There’s a hot tub on site, and a well-equipped kitchen for making your own meals.

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Guests can enjoy being secluded in the woods, while staying in a place with an eye for interior design.

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If you want to have plenty of photo opts for Instagram while still being close to nature, this is the spot. 

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Private Yurt On Horse Farm, Hudson Valley, New York

This 700-square foot yurt features one bedroom, a loft, full kitchen, and bathroom.

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There’s a propane fireplace to keep warm, as well as a fire pit, deck, charcoal BBQ, and a hot tub.

yurt camping east coast

It’s located on a horse farm so expect to see a few horses, pigs, chickens, goats, cats, and dogs roaming around.

yurt camping east coast

Spend some time exploring the walking trails, the creek, enjoying bonfires, and eating wood-fired pizza.

yurt camping east coast

If you’re visiting in winter, you’ll have access to snow shoeing, skiing, and ice skating.

yurt camping east coast

Enjoy the farm breakfast served daily at the main house, and access to plenty of shopping, dining, and natural areas.

yurt camping east coast

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Off Grid Yurt In The Woods, Pennsylvania 

This off-the-grid yurt can be found in the woods of rural Pennsylvania.

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Guests can soak in the cedar hot tub all-year-round, and connect with nature. There’s a composting toilet, a shower stall with hot water for bathing, and solar chargers if you need to charge your phone.

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Guests will be supplied with basic amenities, along with fresh drinking water and some cooking supplies to go with the grill.

yurt rentals east coast

The area is a known spot for birders so bring some binoculars if you want to see the various species. You’ll be close to the Susquehanna River, antique shops, vineyards, biking, hiking, and skiing. Fans of nature and the outdoors are going to love this east coast yurt. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Smoky Mountain Treehouse W/ Hot Tub, North Carolina

Located high in Maggie Valley, this cabin treehouse is surrounded by private woods for the ultimate, secluded getaway.

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There’s a gas-log fireplace, covered back porch, patio, and nature trails nearby.

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Guests have access to a modern kitchen, WIFI, and lots of comfy space to play games with the family.

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According to the hosts, this is a great spot for those traveling with kids.

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And, it’s a nature retreat that also offers all of the comforts of home. Don’t forget about the hot tub too!

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Lakefront Bohemian Treehouse, Ithaca, New York

This lakefront treehouse is located two miles from Ithaca, New York.

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It’s situated in a 300-year-old Oak tree, and features a covered wrap-around porch. It’s tucked away in the woods and can accommodate up to eight guests.

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Visitors will have access to two kayaks, a dock, a BBQ, and a beach. It has an eclectic, cozy character with oriental rugs, a modern kitchen, WIFI, and an indoor fireplace.

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There’s lots of natural sunlight and an artsy vibe amongst the natural, wooded scenery. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Treehouse Canopy Room on Permaculture Farm, Miami, Florida

Glamping in Florida is a great way to live in luxury while experiencing the state’s more natural setting.

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This urban oasis in Miami is located on a permaculture farm where guests can interact with goats, emus, pigs, roosters, cats, and lots of friendly people.

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It’s near the art district and also South Beach so you’ll have access to some of Miami’s hotspots. Guests can find local honey and fresh produce onsite, and will have access to a shared kitchen and outdoor shower.

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It’s a bit rustic so be aware that there is no air conditioning and the mosquitos tend to come out during the rainy season.

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While staying in this canopy treehouse, guests will have access to bicycle rental, sailing, and kayaking for a small fee. There’s WIFI too so you can get some work done or plan your trip from the comfort of the treehouse. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE

Sugar Creek Treehouse With Hot Tub, North Carolina 

Located 45 minutes from Asheville, this treehouse is situated above a mountain stream in the woods.

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Take the floating log staircase upstairs to this cozy hideaway with your family or partner.

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Fall asleep listening to the cascading waterfalls located nearby. The cozy sleeping loft is a great place to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee before starting your day.

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There’s a wrap-around deck, a modern kitchen with modern amenities, WIFI, and a hot tub to keep warm. This eco-friendly treehouse was built with the environment in mind so be prepared to recycle.

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When staying in this North Carolina treehouse, you’ll have easy access to fishing spots, hiking trails, and lots of natural scenery. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

America’s Smallest Castle, Asheville, North Carolina

This treehouse can be found just a few minutes from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville.

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The hosts claim that this is the largest treehouse on the east coast, and say that it’s great for couples, writers, families, painters, and people with pets. 

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The property can be found situated in the arms of a 100-year-old tree, and is considered a masterpiece by previous guests.

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Guests will have access to a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful views, a deck with a grill, indoor fireplace, WIFI, and access to the nature from all angles. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Dreamy Treehouse Retreat, Asheville, North Carolina

This custom-made treehouse can be found amongst the white oaks of Asheville. It’s a childhood fantasy come to life with all the modern amenities.

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Spend some time on the deck watching the sunset, or lay in bed and stargaze through the large, spacious windows.

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There is tons of natural sunlight, and the space is decorated with interior design in mind.

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Brew a pot of coffee and sit out on the rocking chairs to take in the view, or spend some time wandering around the gorgeous property. 

glamping asheville

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Maine Island Treehouse With Kayaks and Lobster, Maine

This treehouse is located on Birch Island amongst a pine forest. You can reach the property by water taxi or kayak.

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The views are beautiful and guests will have access to hiking trails, clam digging, fishing, kayaks, and swimming. 

glamping maine

glamping maine

Note that this glamping site doesn’t have modern amenities like WIFI and television, so you can fully focus on the great outdoors. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Tree Cabin, Vermont

Head to Vermont for some treehouse camping on the east coast. This treehouse is located right on the edge of Walker Pond and borders 40 acres of forest.

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Guests can go canoeing or soak in the cedar hot tub during their day. 

The treehouse has large glass windows with beautiful views, and a LCD TV for when you want more modern amenities.

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There’s a mini-kitchen, a deck overlooking the pond, and plenty of walking trails around the property.

treehouse camping east coast

treehouse camping east coast

And, just a little side note, this place has been voted the most popular AirBnB in Vermont.

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Tree House Condo w/ Frida Kahlo Room, Virginia

This sunny treehouse is located on a historic property and has a built-in movie theater, fireplace, and outdoor balcony. 

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The condo features a skylighted living room and a ‘Frida Kahlo’ bedroom full of artwork. Guests have access to the swimming pool and tennis court during the summer. 

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Make sure to ask your hosts about their AirBnB experiences which include: a garden tour, treasure hunt, picnic and wine tasting, crafting class, and private pilates class.

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When you’re not warming up by the fireplace, you can take a walk to the nearby restaurants which include: a Korean karaoke bar, Ethiopian vegan patisserie, an Indian market, and a Balboa tea shop. 

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Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Secluded Willow Treehouse, New York 

Glamping NY just got easier with this romantic treehouse near Woodstock. It’s located on a property in the woods and overlooks a swimmable pond.

Glamping NY

Glamping NY

The listing suggests that this is the perfect spot for a cozy getaway with your partner, or a great hideaway for working on your next novel.

Glamping NY

 Glamping NY

The property comes with a firewood-heated hot tub, indoor fireplace, and fully equipped kitchen so it can be enjoyed in the winter weather. 

Glamping NY

Glamping NY

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Octogonal Glass Treehouse, Massachusetts

Looking for treehouse glamping on the east coast? This glass octogon version is worth checking out. Located on seven private acres, this treehouse has quite the view.

treehouse camping east coast

Warm up by the wood-burning fireplace in the winter or spend time grilling on the deck in the summer. 

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There’s a fully stocked kitchen, dining room, WIFI, master bedroom, and large windows with views of the pinelands.

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This is a great spot for hikers, skiers, and anyone who loves luxury with a hint of the outdoors. 

treehouse camping east coast

Get $50 off your first AirBnB stay HERE.

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, Florida

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Located in Lake Wales, this glamping spot a zip line, mechanical bull, and rock climbing wall. Guests can go horseback riding, play mini-golf, or visit Lake Kissimmee, which is only 8 minutes away. 

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The property offers luxury glamping tents that come with their own porch, outdoor furniture, and picnic bench. They’re clean, modern, and have the rustic twang you would hope for in a glamping property. 

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Some of the glamping tents have large soaking tubs, a fireplace, and artistic furniture. There’s also a pool and a saloon onsite. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE.

Cedar House Inn & Yurts, Georgia

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This spot offers free WIFI and garden views to guests. There are private bathrooms, and American-style breakfast on offer too.

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The yurts are on their own platform, secluded away from the rest of the property. They’re clean, stylish, and surrounded by nature. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE

MLC Rowe’s Round House, Georgia

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Located just 19 miles from Blue Ridge, this vacation is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. There’s a kitchen, dishwasher, oven, and coffee maker. Guests can sit out on the balcony and enjoy their morning coffee while overlooking the forest. 

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With wooden floors and furniture, this round house feels cozy and welcoming. There are multiple bedrooms, plenty of bedding, a living room, and TV access. It’s like a yurt, but has way more amenities. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE.

Lake Nantahala Smoky Mountain Yurts,North Carolina

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Located in a mossy forest by a bubbling stream are these stunning Smoky Mountain yurts. They are equipped with WIFI, a seating area, flat-screen TV, and a hot tub on the property.

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Each unit has a terrace with river views, a patio with garden views, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom with shower.

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These yurts are stylish, comfortable, and super close to hiking trails and fishing spots. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE

Savage River Lodge, Maryland 

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This glamping lodge is tucked away in Savage River State Forest. Guests will find peace and quiet on this 40-acre plot of land. Each mini lodge is made from white pine, and blends the nostalgia of camping with the modern luxuries of yurt living. 

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They come equipped with radiant floor heat, full bathroom, and a gas fireplace. Guests can enjoy breakfast onsite, take a fly fishing lesson, or hit the slopes on their skis. There’s also an onsite bar where you can meet other yurt guests and take it easy. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE.

Huttopia White Mountains, New Hampshire 

This property offers chalets and tents. Each unit features a seating area, a kitchen, stove top, coffee maker, and private bathroom. Some units have a dining area and/or a terrace. There’s an onsite restaurant, bar, children’s play area, and seasonal, outdoor pool. 

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east coast glamping

There’s also table tennis and places for fishing and canoeing. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE

Firelight Camps, New York

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Located in Ithaca, this campground is a beautiful getaway from the city. It has an onsite spa and wellness center, and free WIFI in public areas. 

glamping east coast

All tents have a balcony, an outdoor seating area, a desk, and a shared bathroom with free toiletries. 

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There’s a fitness center and a shared lounge onsite. And, there are tons of outdoor activities like hiking, and golfing. 

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Check Daily Rates & Reviews HERE.

Geodesic Dome, West Virginia

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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Tree House, Vermont

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Romantic Yurt, Massachusetts

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Glamping for 2? This yurt is the perfect stay.

It only accommodates two people and offers an intimate experience.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bell Tent, Massachusetts

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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.

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

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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.

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  • 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!