You've heard of glamping—glamorous camping—but did you know there's a website called Glamping Hub that makes access to the world's top tents (well, fancy tents and then some) as easy as booking an Airbnb? Launched in 2014 with just 200 accommodations on its site, the Denver- and Spain-based booking platform now offers 34,000 accommodations in more than 115 countries, and it will likely reach 50,000 accommodations by the end of summer.
Turns out that glamping is an ever-growing $45 billion global industry, and with that in mind, Glamping Hub raked in a cool $2.1 million in revenue in 2016 and it's likely to triple that revenue in 2018. The hub doesn't own its featured properties, but makes about 10 percent off the top of reservations by acting as a third party booking platform.
So how about those listings? Well, it's not all $4,000 Anthropologie tents. There are 27 different types of accommodations, including tree houses, cabins, tipis, villas, and domes. They're all immersed in nature and also offer hotel-quality comfort for that glitzy experience—let's hope glitzy keep the mosquitoes away.
These are the site's 20 most popular American glamping destinations of 2018.
Is it still glamping if you're staying in a cabin? Sure, why not? And these cabins do bring the luxury, from a shipping container compound in Hill Country to a beachfront beauty in Olympia, you know, where the temperature is actually tolerable in summer.
- Eco-Cabin, Texas Hill Country
- Cabins surrounded by Redwood, Big Sur, California
- Spacious cabins Overlooking Fern Valley, California
- Comfortable cabins for families near the Grand Canyon
- Beachfront glamping cabin on a private island, Olympia, Washington
- Unique A-frame cabin in the mountains of San Jacinto, Southern California
- Tree house style cabin at foot of Mt. Adams, Washington
Top Crazy Glamping Structures
Yurts. Green houses. Domes. Decked-out tents. These destinations are unique, to say the least. You might be staying in a hobbit pod, but does every hobbit pod on earth have access to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in-season?
- Pod on a crop farm, Tennessee
- Glamping dome in Appalachian Mountains, Georgia
- Safari tent camping in Coastal Woodlands, San Francisco
- Safari cabin tent, Warner Springs, California
- Luxury camping near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
- Cedar green house, Oregon
- Beautiful yurts, Upstate New York
- Off-the-grid yurt with heating, Utah
- Rustic yurt near Zion National Park, Utah
Top Tree Houses
These top spots are for everybody who hasn't seen Hereditary yet.
- Glamping tree house in Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, California
- Romantic tree house near Chattanooga, North Georgia Woodlands
- Secluded tree house in forest near the Appalachian Mountains, Georgia
- Tree house romantic getaway in the Redwoods, Santa Cruz, California