All over the globe, tiny towns are waiting to invite you to come to stay a few nights in some of the most luxurious—and quirky—outdoor accommodations around. If winter glamping is on your travel bucket list here are eight destinations worth traveling to that will feed your desire for nature and keep you toasty warm all night long.
Mont-Saxonnex, France: Camping Altipik
Set among the tree-lined mountain peaks and near several shimmering lakes sits the alpine ski lodges known as Alitpik. This is the ideal destination for anyone looking to ski or snowboard just minutes away in the equally picturesque mountains of France, but who also want a little camping adventure packed in. At the site, visitors can spend an evening or two in either a luxurious canvas tent or wigwam. Each one comes complete with snuggly warm featherbedding and wood-burning stoves that complete the cozy atmosphere.
To book: Safari tents starting at $135/night; pitchup.com
Kent, England: The Old Apple Shed
Tucked away in the countryside of Kent sits perhaps the most adorable camping shed ever imagined. Known as the Old Apple Shed, this building was once used to actually store both apples and cherries. Now, however, it’s been converted into a prime wintertime glamping getaway. Upon arrival guests will be greeted with a homemade cake, along with every amenity they could ever need inside their cabin fit for two people. Be warned: You may get a visit from one of the farm’s dogs, or even its pony, Toast, who likes to peek through the windows.
To book: Starting at $155/night; theoldappleshed.co.uk
Northern Lapland, Finland: Torassieppi Jerisjärvi
Located in the winter wonderland that is Northern Lapland, several geodesic domes await the most adventurous travelers. At the campsite, guests will have access to plenty of winter activities including cross-country skiing, reindeer spotting, après-ski events, and even the potential for a prime view of the Northern Lights. Best of all, the domes come with floor-to-ceiling windows meaning you could see those lights right from your bed.
To book: Domes starting at $301/night; pitchup.com
San Juan Island, Washington: Lakedale Resort
The Pacific Northwest just got a little cooler thanks to Lakedale Resort’s new and improved glamping experience. Located on San Juan Island, the resort’s custom-built canvas cabins and cottages each come with 225-square-feet of living space. Inside, guests will find plush queen-sized beds, warm flannel duvets, and full bathrooms. At night, the resort will even provide guests with its “Toasty Toes turndown” service, where they will deliver two fleece-covered hot water bottles to “keep your tootsies warm.” The resort even has a Duplex Canvas Cabin, which they say is ideal for two families or a large group vacationing together.
To book: Contact for rates and availability; lakedale.com
Santa Cruz, California: Glamping Tree House
If camping like a kid again is your ideal getaway then look no further than the Glamping Tree House in Santa Cruz, California. The treehouse is built right into the redwood forest and will give campers all the privacy they could ever ask for. While it’s an old-school method of camping, this tree house couldn’t be more modern. It comes well-equipped with a queen-size bed, a kitchen complete with a small stove, a refrigerator, cooking tools, and some basic kitchen staples, along with a full bathroom and even a hot tub located on the ground level below.
To book: Starting at $179/night; glampinghub.com
Seefield, Germany: Camping am Pilsensee
Located just a 30-minute train ride from Munich, sits the campsite at Lake Pilsensee. Onsite, guests will be delighted by the easy access to both the city an the country’s Five Lakes Region. Along the lake sits camping pods, which look somewhat like giant wine barrels. But fear not, they all come with the creature comforts of home. And, you’ll feel like you’re in a home away from home at the campsite, which also comes with a restaurant, snack bar, modern bathrooms, and plenty of adventure all around.
To book: Pods start at $51/night; pitchup.com
Whitefish Montana: Glamping Tents
Whitefish, Montana is already a nature lover's paradise, but when it’s paired with glamping it can become a next-level vacation. Next time you head north book a stay at The Lodge, which offers two luxurious canvas tents that come with utterly adorable western decor. Inside, the tents come with a queen sized bed, kitchenette and private decks for stargazing. At the lodge, guests will also dine family style on steak, chicken, and BBQ cookouts made right onsite. In the morning, visitors will also be awaked by the smell of freshly brewed coffee along with whatever breakfast they desire.
To book: Starting at $464/night; glampinghub.com
Stockholm, Sweden: Hobbit Huts
Living like a hobbit takes on an entirely new meaning while staying at the Hobbit Huts. Located in the magical wilderness outside of Stockholm, Sweden sits the 12 huts, which will bring plenty of magic back into your travel experience. Inside, each hut comes with two bunks furnished with sheepskin rugs, candles, and small woodburning stoves to keep you warm at night. The camp even bills itself as “back to basics” and that shows, as guests are expected to chop their wood themselves. And, this accommodation really might not be for the faint of heart as it comes with neither electricity nor running water, but, if you’re up for an experience of a lifetime this is most certainly it.
To book: Starting at $223/night; glampinghub.com