8 Best Glamping Places In Texas To Visit This Summer

Best Glamping Places In Texas To Visit This Summer

Texas offers a number of attractive features, including great beaches, charming small towns, and an abundance of open space perfect for camping. For those seeking a more comfortable camping experience than a traditional sleeping bag on the ground, Texas is also home to various glamping destinations.

The term “glamping,” a fusion of “glamor” and “camping,” introduces a luxurious and comfortable twist to the typical rustic camping adventure, offering options such as safari-style tents, country cabins, vintage RVs and modern treehouses. These unique accommodations offer an upscale camping experience throughout Lone Star State, allowing travelers to enjoy the outdoors in greater comfort and style.

Walden Retreats, Johnson City

With their handmade textiles, white linens and wood paneling, the luxurious safari tents convey an upscale yet cozy atmosphere that makes you feel like you are on a real safari expedition. The tents have wraparound decks, individual fireplaces, king-size beds, private ensuite toilets and outdoor showers. The suites have a cast iron wood burning stove and an additional living room.

StarStruck Glamping, Alpine

Reserve a few nights at StarStruck Glamping if you want to stargaze. StarStruck is located in the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest protected dark sky reserve in the world. From your bed, you can watch mountains, stars, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

Laughing Hen Silos, La Grange

The Laughing Hen Silos, three restored silos eight miles outside Round Top, Texas, offer rustic decor, chandeliers hanging from high ceilings, air conditioning, private front porches, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Each of the three silos has a private bath and a view of the 11-acre property.

Lucky Arrow Retreat, Dripping Springs

Cabins, safari tents, yurts, and porch houses are among the glamping options available at Lucky Arrow Retreat in Dripping Springs. While the breezeway cabins feature their own hot tubs and large breezeways, the 16 courtyard cabins are arranged in fours around a courtyard with two hot tubs and a fire pit.

Stay Onera, Fredericksburg

The Stay Onera in Fredericksburg, Texas, not far from Main Street, combines modern style with the beauty of the natural world. Expect artistically stunning accommodations with private hot tubs, fire pits, yoga decks, efficient kitchens, hammocks, private bathrooms, and soft beds.

Palo Duro Glamping, Canyon

Palo Duro Glamping offers “glampsites” which are canvas-covered tents with covered porches, air conditioning, hammocks, fire pits, games, refrigerators, coffee makers and gas grills. The Palo Duro Trading Post, where you can get a burger kit, is near trails and cabins. Free breakfast, free ice cream, s’mores kits, linens, towels and carts to transport your gear to your glampsite are just a few of the amenities offered.

El Cosmico, Marfa

El Cosmico is located in the west Texas desert and blends well with the creative atmosphere of Marfa. The 21-acre property features teepees, safari tents, yurts, a self-catering area, and vintage trailers in a variety of vibrant colors. The Cosmic Kasita is very popular, with 10-foot ceilings, a queen-size bed, an indoor bathroom and shower, air conditioning, and basic cooking facilities.  

Basecamp Terlingua, Terlingua

Several glamping alternatives are available at Basecamp Terlingua, a hidden gem in the Chihuahuan Desert, including casitas, lotus tents and even “bubbles” The lotus tents are onion-shaped tents that are a bit more robust because they are not sealed or insulated, but they have evaporative cooler in the summer and a space heater in the winter. The casitas are gorgeous adobe houses with outdoor showers and firepits. The bubbles, clear vinyl domes positioned away from the other rooms for privacy and stargazing, are undoubtedly the site’s most striking offering.