Resorts

Luxurious tents you'll actually want to camp in

This is the Persian styled camp, Jack's Camp in Botswana

This is the Persian styled camp, Jack's Camp in Botswana  (Jack's Camp)

We'll come out and say it: "glamping" is a dirty word.

But there is something to be said for lounging in the outdoors with style. For those who'd rather stay at the spa than sleep under the stars, there are still tents out there for you.

It may not be camping per se (one tent comes with a full billiards table inside), but you're sure to be communing with nature thanks to floor-to-tent-roof views of the African wilderness or Canadian forests.
 

  • 1. Paws Up, Greenough, Montana

    Paws Up, Greenough, Montana

    The Resort at Paws Up

    This 37,000-acre resort on a cattle ranch offers summer guests access to 30 luxe, safari-style tents along the Blackfoot River.

    The perks here though come in the form of outdoor activities: think picnic lunches on a rafting trip and massages after a bicycle tour.

  • 2. El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas

    El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas

    El Cosmico

    Ok, this is technically a teepee, but what El Cosmico's 18-acre trailer, tent, and teepee hotel lacks in amenities it makes up for in charm and Texas hospitality.

  • 3. Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    Banyan Tree Al Wadi Ras Al Khaimah

    Views of sunrise and sunset are both stunning from one of the 133 white-topped, wood-platform tents spread across the Al Wadi Nature Reserve.

    Each tent features a large tub and rain shower, a private sundeck with daybeds, and a pool. Did we mention the butler-staffed private barbecues?

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  • 4. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Canada

    Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Canada

    Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

    Visit one of the 24 pristine white tents hidden deep in the Canadian forest to find billiards tables and wood-burning stoves.

    Perfect for families, the camp offers horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining, archery, and art classes.

  • 5. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

    These eight architecturally stunning tents have poured-concrete floors, white linens, and exquisite food.

    Plus, the camp is in one of the most remote locations in Africa, perfect for an electronics detox.

    Check out more of the world's most luxurious tents.