9 Glamping Spots Within a Day's Drive of SLC for Your Spring Vacation


Unique stays are all the rage on Airbnb and other platforms these days. I don’t have to tell you that here in Salt Lake City, we like the outdoors. Sometimes though, you don’t want the charm that comes with camping in the spring or winter.

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Enter glamping! Glamping is truly an experience. Glamping gets you closer to the great outdoors without sacrificing those must-have amenities. You know, like a bed. Or heat. Unique glamping stays range from the truly rustic to the truly luxurious. A glamp spot can include a pitched tent with a bed and heat and no indoor bathroom. It could also include a 5-star A-frame log cabin with a hot tub and a full chefs-kitchen. There’s also everything in between.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to do the legwork searching for these unique spots because I’ve done it for you. I’ve browsed the internet to find you the best glamping opportunities within a day’s drive of Salt Lake City. These spots are perfect for a longer getaway - think a week, rather than a weekend.

For those who want to search for your own unusual, out-of-the-box, and luxury stays, filter your Airbnb searches by selecting such homes as “treehouse,” “cabin,” “tiny home,” or “tent.”

Most of these stays aren’t what you might think either - I’m not talking a shabby a-frame tent where you’re sleeping on the floor. Think more like an exotic safari tent or a full-on yurt with a kingsized bed. Some of these places might lack indoor plumbing, but most are still heated and include a bed.

So please put on your glamping boots, Salt Lake, and let’s hit the road!

This Luxury Yurt Near Zion NP

If this yurt isn’t Instagram-worthy, I really don’t know what is. This yurt is beautiful and decorated. It features a queen-sized bed and a space heater inside the yurt to keep you comfy and warm. The yurt area also includes showers, a bathroom, and a coin-operated laundry. Plus, there’s wifi! What’s not to love?

This Log Cabin Near Bryce Canyon NP

This log cabin features a king-sized bed and all of the amenities an actual house would have: a washer, dryer, stove, fridge, and stocked kitchen area. Perfect for a family looking to get away without giving up modern necessities. The porch has views for days! The space is even pet-friendly for those who want to vacation with their dogs.

This Actual Hut in Near Canyonlands

If your vacation includes more hiking, kayaking, or exploring than it does anything else, this place will leave you breathless. After a long, remote drive up you'll feel like the only people in the world here. Plus, you don’t have to give up a bed and a heater to see the stunning natural beauty of this remote region. Come prepared with food and water, and be prepared to have a remote experience like none other.

This Swanky Tipi in Moab

This little tipi is located within an RV park near Moab. You’ll have access to the park showers and bathrooms while you’re here. You’ll have your own personal sink, grill, fire pit, and a picnic table inside a private, fenced-in area. You'll feel like you're camping alone, but with all the amenities you need for a luxurious time. The tipi itself is well decorated and features a large bed, dresser, and a heater to keep you warm at night.

This Cozy Cabin Near the Uintas

The front porch of these cabins offers gorgeous mountain views. Let's be honest, the views alone are worth the booking. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable queen-sized bed. There is also a kitchen and dining area. If you are traveling with family, there are two twin beds in a loft area as well. The sitting area also has a quaint wood-burning fireplace.

This Actual Beach Front Castle on Bear Lake

Ok, it may not be an actual castle, considering no kings or queens have ever lived here. However, it sure looks like one, and it’s definitely right on the water. This place is perfect if you want to go all-out in true luxury. No expense was spared in the making of this place - there's even a double oven. It’s as well-stocked as you can get and has a total of twenty-six beds and ten full bathrooms!

This Camper Near Craters of the Moon NM

This fifth wheel is newly renovated and not skimping on the amenities. It includes a private shower, a kitchen, and even a BBQ pit for you to use. The camper is located in an RV park, and guests will have access to the RV park amenities. It will sleep up to three people and is roomier than you might otherwise expect.

This Farm Stay Tent Near Fishlake National Forest

Yet another luxury tent for the wild at heart. This tent includes a heater, a couch and living area, and a soft queen bed for your stay. Beautifully decorated inside, it sits on a wooden camping pad to keep you above the ground. This tent will keep you nice and warm at night, but you will need to leave it to use the restroom. Guests have access to a communal fire pit, shower, and bathroom.

This Luxury Yurt Lodge in Escalante

One peek inside this yurt and you won’t believe you’re camping. This luxury yurt includes a full living space with a couch and a television for your needs. There is a gorgeous four-post bed to snuggle upon. Guests in the yurt get their own bathroom - ideal for those who aren’t looking to go outside or who don’t want to share a communal space. The view from the yurt is truly spectacular, as well.

So which of these camp spots are on your list?

When planning your upcoming spring vacation, are you thinking about going glamping? There are plenty of reasons why this glamorous camping phenomenon has taken off this year. First, these spots make it easy to safely socially distance.

Glamping also provides some relief from the stay-at-home issues we’re all facing, while still allowing us to safely vacation. Remember, if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or believe you have been exposed, it’s best to reschedule your vacation.

Staying close to home doesn’t have to be boring this spring. When deciding on your vacation, why not choose a spot not only close to home but remote enough that you feel like you’re a world away?

Are you booking any of these properties? Let me know!

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