Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is one of the hottest trends in experiential travel. It's a way to explore the great outdoors without the inconveniences of traditional camping. Think king-sized beds and Egyptian cotton sheets instead of a foam pad and sleeping bag. Think gourmet cuisine instead of burnt hot dogs. Utah glamping is growing as more properties are providing guests with a more immersive way to experience the spectacular scenery and world-famous rock formations that define this state. There are a handful of properties that currently offer glamping in Utah:
The aptly named Capitol Reef Resort is located just outside Capitol Reef National Park and offers a few glamping options. Choose from conestoga wagons or luxury teepees.
Zion Ponderosa is located just outside the east entrance of Utah's Zion National Park. Choose from luxury safari tents or western wagons.
Just minutes from Moab, Arches and Canyonlands, you can experience glamping at Moab Under Canvas. Various sizes of safari tents and teepees dot this "glampsite".
Under Canvas®Zion offers seven luxurious tent options and rests on 196 acres of land bordering Zion National Park.
Located in Northern Utah near Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch offers, you guessed it, luxury conestoga wagons. They also have grand tents and an on-site restaurant.
Stay at this eco-chic, off-grid, solar, luxury camp on a 1200 acre private working ranch overlooking Zion National Park. This glamping camp specializes in cattle drive tours and horseback riding tours. Moonlight Oasis also offers tent and gear rentals that you can take with you on any adventure. You simply pick up your glamping tent kit and drop it off when you're finished.
Vacation like a Hollywood star in one of the eight star-studded airstreams with décor that will make you feel like you are on the movie set of films, or park your own RV in one of the large pull-through sites with full hook-ups.
Canyon Recreation, the ultimate camper Jeep rental company, makes taking on some of Utah's beautiful backroads easy and adventure fueled. Your camper Jeep comes outfitted with a rooftop nylon tent (not to mention a foam mattress, sleeping bags, and lanterns), as well as everything you need to set up camp and cook a five star dinner.
BaseCamp 37° is an off-the-grid but well connected glamping site located just 40 minutes away from Zion National Park.
Stay in comfortable, luxurious yurts surrounded by 20 acres of private property with numerous trail heads, petrified forests and rock formations to explore.