Imagine lying in your safari tent with the canvas front doors open to a view of a sprawling meadow flanked by tall pine trees or a sea of wildflowers with a snow-capped mountain sitting behind the vast expanse of the ocean. Yes, this is what I envision when I dream of camping. But let’s take this dream one step further, imagine not having to stuff your entire camping gear into your car. Leave your tent, therm-a-rest, sleeping bag, and toilet paper at home. Glamping is luxurious camping with amenities already included. You get beautiful scenery with little work. Some of these glamping places even provide resort-style services such as yoga, a spa, or fine dining. Keep on reading for the best places to get your glamp on in Oregon and Washington.
Panacea Resort takes glamping to another level. Situated by the Crooked River National Grasslands and Crooked River Canyon, you are surrounded by 40 acres of beauty and nature and literally in Smith Rocks back door. Panacea Resort is an off the grid, i.e., leave your cell phones at home, eco-conscious luxurious sanctuary. The resort has it all, the pool, the spas, daily yoga, and outdoor adventure all around you.
A billowy tent encircled by a 5-acre forest with views of a serene wildlife pond. Close to the beach, hiking, wine tours, biking trails, and golf. Cozy and private in a park-like setting, this romantic destination is sure to give the wow factor. Canvas tents come with a kitchenette, wi-fi, and a hot tub, so you are all set for a weekend getaway.
More than just glamping, this is an entire experience. You have the chance to stay in a forest and wetland that also has a small ranch that is committed to land conservation, alternative energy, and sustainable agriculture. To add to the adventure, groups of up to six can schedule a 4 hour lunch day hike with their pack goats. Willow-Witt Ranch is an idyllic country glamping destination.
Giant Teepees stand between fences of twigs with soft beds adorned by Patagonia style motif wool blankets. Yes, those are pretty amazing, but what I love are the outdoor bathtubs! A little private oasis set under the vast open skies. So Instagram worthy. The teepee lodgings are surrounded by wineries literally within walking distance. Even better, on Saturdays, you can go horseback riding to the wineries. No joke! The proceeds go to help their Horse Rescue Program
This glamping experience is only 10 minutes from downtown Port Angeles which means the best of both worlds. Seven acres of private land with a 360-degree view of Straight of Juan de Fuca, Sequim Bay, Dungeness, Vancouver Island, Mount Baker, and downtown Port Angeles. Enjoy the view with a glass of wine while you watch the sunset. The tent runs on solar power, and the heat is propane, so you remain super cozy. Use the binoculars to check out the ships in the harbors or the birds singing nearby. Enjoy a comfy, full-size bed with down comforter and Patagonia blankets. The view alone makes this glamping choice one of my favorites.
This glamping experience is within the campgrounds of Millersylvania State Park, which means ample space to ride your bike or hike the numerous trails nearby. Swim or canoe on the beautiful Deep Lake. These glamping tents come with a mini-fridge and an outdoor fire pit. The tented cabins also feature a fireplace and electric heater to keep you warm on those chilly nights.
Amidst a carpet of wildflowers on a mountaintop, this rustic setting is perfect for those who want to commune with nature. Ideal for those who wish to commune with nature. Surrounded by nature, there are ample opportunities to hike, bike, and ride horseback straight from your front teepee door. Beautiful views, including Mt. Hood and the teepees, are furnished for the ultimate glamping experience.
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