6 Top Places for a Fall Glamping Getaway

Enjoy the great outdoors on an elevated camping trip.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash, ContributorOct. 20, 2017
By Sheryl Nance-Nash, ContributorOct. 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

6 Top Places for a Fall Glamping Getaway

Group of friends enjoying an outdoor meal, a tent in the background.

Forgo fire-making, tent-pitching and bug-spraying this fall, and unplug in comfort at an upscale cabin, tent or yurt.(Getty Images).

Fall is a great time to commune with Mother Nature, enjoy the crisp autumn air and take to the great outdoors. Even if you're not interested in roughing it, you can still enjoy time outside, and retreat to a stylish cabin, tent or yurt. Here are some of the best places to take in the wonderment of the wilderness and wildlife this fall — without insect repellent and sleeping bags.

Loloma Lodge
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

There's plenty to fall in love with at Loloma Lodge, which sits at the base of the Western Cascade Mountains, and along the McKenzie River. Most of the cabins were built between 1927 and 1932. Amenities include full kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. Loloma's four mid-century built riverfront cabins each have full kitchens, a cozy bedroom with a queen bed, a bathroom appointed with a shower and a futon sofa in the living room for additional guests. Plus, the cabins all have extraordinary river views. At night, roast s'mores on your outdoor fire pits. And by day, explore nearby waterfalls and the Tamolitch Pool.

Huttopia White Mountains
Albany, New Hampshire

If you want to feel like you're camping in the lap of luxury in the woods, head to Huttopia White Mountains in New Hampshire, near North Conway. There, you'll find a beautiful forest crossed by two streams. Depending on which glamping tent or chalet you reserve, you'll have access to a bathroom, cooking facilities and a spacious living area. Relax, and enjoy the fall foliage from Iona Lake or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. If you're hungry and don't want to cook, have a homemade pizza or a delicious French breakfast.

Cabañas CuatroCuatros
Ensenada, Baja, California

Wine lovers swoon for this retreat. Located near Mexico's emerging wine region of Valle de Guadalupe, Cabañas CuatroCuatros is a coastal haven with 18 "cabanas" (Mexico's version of yurts), scattered among vineyards and mountains overlooking the sea. Designed by famed Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha of Taller de Arquitectura, the cabanas include queen- or king-size beds, a fireplace, air-conditioning and heaters, a minibar, wooden showers and personal decks for relaxing with a glass of wine while taking in the vineyard scenery. Best of all, you can unplug, enjoy nature and take advantage of the property's on-site equestrian center and new zip lining park. The property is also home to an intimate bar that offers panoramic ocean views, a wine tasting room and a full-service restaurant.

Treebones Resort
Big Sur, California

If you want to connect with nature in Big Sur, how can you go wrong with a name like Treebones? The resort's wood art was created and built by local artist Jayson Fann. Bring your own sleeping bags and other gear if you choose this lodging option. Alternatively, consider retreating to a yurt, treehouse or the new Twig Hut, a handwoven two-story hut with ocean views and keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales. At night, also listen for owls and barking sea lions.

Little Raccoon Key
Little Raccoon Key, Georgia

Looking to get away from it all? Little Raccoon Key is a private reef island just south of Jekyll Island in Georgia that faces the St. Andrews Sound that offers an underdeveloped wilderness conservation. There are tours, fishing, events and oyster reef roasts and you can expect to see hawks, osprey and eagles. Chill on the beach, kayak, charter fish or learn about the area's history and wildlife with a guided history, reef or marine tour.

Nomad Ridge at The Wilds
Cumberland, Ohio

If you're an animal lover, this is the spot for you. Nomad Ridge is a 10,000-plus acre wild animal preserve where you'll find little-known and endangered species such as the Pere David's deer, wild horses and southern white rhinos. You can pick from one of 12 hillside yurts appointed with screened windows, bamboo floors and bathrooms. Each yurt has its own private deck for wildlife viewing, and there¹s also a larger deck and fire pit for guests to share, along with access to a 24-hour concierge. The adults-only overnight stay includes dinner and breakfast for two at the stunning Overlook Cafe and open-air safari tour tickets to experience the wildlife firsthand. Want more activity? Sign up for a specialty tour, like horseback riding safaris.


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