Winter Road Trips

Roughing It in Style: Where to Go Glamping in Texas

Glamor + Camping = Glamping!

By Ana Garcia Published in the Winter 2022 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Starstruck Glamping, about 30 minutes from Big Bend National Park, is the very definition of privacy.

If combining the authenticity of sleeping outside in the great outdoors with just a touch (or even a whole lot!) of modern luxury appeals to you, then you might be a glamper. This emerging trend puts a new, more comfortable spin on camping, and has become so popular over recent years that it’s even become a new travel category. And, lucky you, Texas has some of the most beautiful and unique glamping spots in the country. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite “glampgrounds;” perfect for a fall or winter getaway.

Big Bend

Starstruck Glamping Domes

StarStruck Glamping is located about 30 minutes from Big Bend National Park and one hour south of Alpine. The definition of privacy, you can sleep with the curtains open and stargaze directly from bed. There is no cellphone signal but the WiFi is strong, and there’s even a private bathroom in your personal dome.

Johnny Yurts are fully equipped with air conditioning and heating.

Johnson City

Johnny Yurts

Johnson City, known for being the ​​“twinkliest” town in the Hill Country, is also home to a handful of notable wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Choose from eight yurts that can fit up to four people and are fully equipped with AC and heating. Spend your night stargazing from one of the two hot tubs onsite. If you visit during the holidays, check out Lights Spectacular, a Christmas light display so bright that NASA reported being able to see it from space!


Getaway Brazos Valley Cabins

The tiny cabins in the woods at Getaway Brazos Valley Cabins are meant for you to disconnect and enjoy nature. Located an hour outside of Houston, these modern and pet friendly cabins can accommodate two to four people and feature a private bathroom, full kitchen, and AC. Highlights include contactless check in, no Wi-Fi (for people who really want to disconnect), and the joy of sitting outside by a campfire making s’mores.

Glen Rose

Skybox Cabins

Skybox Cabins is located at the tippy-top of the Texas Hill Country. Accommodations range from treehouses to luxury cabins with a rustic feel, modern amenities, and balconies with incredible views. It literally feels like you’re sleeping in the trees, making it one of the most unique getaways in Texas. 

Cottonwood Shores

The Retreat on the Hill

Located on a hilltop with amazing sunset views, this welcoming retreat overlooks Lakes Lyndon B. Johnson and Marble Falls. Choice of accommodations include a clear star-gazing dome, safari tents, tipis, A-frames, and cliff homes. Walk over to Bay View Restaurant & Bar for dinner with a view. 

Glamping in Fredericksburg at Stay Onera.


Stay Onera

Take a trip to wine country and stay at this luxury treehouse resort. Choose from nine completely different lodging options ranging from domes to unique treehouses, complete with pools and private cedar soaking tubs. The resort is located minutes from downtown Fredericksburg. During the holidays you will find the town’s 30-foot Christmas tree and an authentic German Christmas pyramid.

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