For those who desire to experience “the outdoors” without roughing it while camping in tents, we’ve pulled a list of luxury yurts and tipis, elaborate treehouses, decked out campers, and cabins that offer a luxurious outdoor experience with all the amenities and comforts of home.
Rose River Farm Cabins—Syria
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Rose River Farm in Syria leads the way in Virginia glamping with their luxury cedar-and-glass yurts. A former Miss Virginia is just one of the glampers who have enjoyed the pristine 20 acres shadowed by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The yurts (there are three) are spacious at a little more than 1,100 square feet with the dome reaching 17 feet. Every amenity you’d hope to find in an upscale, five-star hotel suite can be found here, with a highly prized additional amenity – PRIVACY. Choose your yurt based on the view – pond, meadow or mountain.
Rates: $275/night; $1,500/week | BOOK NOW
Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Resort Tipis—Farmville
With six unique tipis at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Resort, you’ll find a perfect glamping experience for groups ranging from two to six people. Each tent has bedrooms separated by walls or cloth partitions, full bathrooms with showers, kitchens, and even living room areas complete with TVs and couches. The tents are air-conditioned for the summer months and have heated floors for the winters. While you’ll have a campfire area right outside your tipi, you’re definitely not “roughing it” when staying at these swanky structures.
Rates: From $224-$284/night | BOOK NOW
The Golden Eagle Tree House—Meadows of Dan
Primland Resort is perched atop the mountains of Patrick County in the Blue Ridge Highlands in the Meadows of Dan. Enjoy the unsurpassed views of the mountain homes or the treasure of the resort – the Golden Eagle Tree House. It’s literally built around the limbs of a sturdy old oak tree and is the most private accommodation in the resort. Keurig, robes, slippers, 2,700′ overlook of the Dan River from the deck, nightly turn-down, a soaking tub – oh, and a Ford Explorer to travel to and from the lodge – make this a stay worthy of every bucket list.
Rates: From $617/night | Call 866-960-7746 for Reservations
Sanctuary Tree House at The Country Place—Luray
The Country Place is a campground with additional cabins and a tree house that’s almost like sleeping under the stars. It’s a simple 10′ x 11′ screened room with a full sized bed and skylight. An “upper deck” puts you a little closer to the twinkles of the cool fall night. Rates from $195 for two nights. Available April through October. No pets.
BOOK by calling 540-743-4007.
Fairy Stone State Park Yurts—Stuart
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Located just a few minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fairy Stone State Park is well known for its “lucky” fairy stones. But the park also offers a little more magic with their yurt rentals, which each have a private deck area that are perfect for enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and the surrounding mountain beauty in the early mornings.
Rates: From $75/night. Book Now
A great Blue Ridge Mountain lookout is the two-story, well-appointed Rock-N-Creek Cabin in Montebello. The cabin offers porches overlooking the Tye River and four ponds; the wildlife is abundant. Amenities include a stone fireplace, all the television and entertainment you desire, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, and a chef. Yes, a chef. Chef Richard Christy has cooked for President Gerald Ford and he can certainly fix you a plate, too.
Rates: $195/night for two with additional guests over the age of 12 charged $30 each | BOOK NOW
Camp Karma in Bedford is an upscale primitive campground that has introduced glamping. They provide the tent – all set up for you – with everything you need to enjoy a basic camping experience. Dishes, utensils, camp chairs, wood, ice, and cots with mattresses are all provided. That means the only things missing are you, your sleeping bag and pillow, and some hot dogs for the fire.
Rates: $74 per night. Call 540-297-KRMA to book.
Chic Mountain Yurt—Floyd
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This two-bed, one-bath yurt sleeps up to four people and is a short drive from Floyd, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Virginia Tech. Set on a secluded 150-acre property filled with mountain streams and rugged trails, the yurt is fully equipped with a kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi, allowing you to relax in nature while retaining the comforts of home. An added bonus? Pets are welcome at this cute mountain rental.
Rates: From $100/night. Book Now
The Depot Lodge—Paint Bank
In Paint Bank, Virginia there are bison, a really cool general store, an indoor swinging bridge, and The Depot Lodge, an accommodation that is part of a larger collection. That larger collection includes a refurbished 1967 Airstream “Land Yacht” Overland Trailer and the Glamping Tent at Crump’s Camp. The Airstream will accommodate four people with bunks and a fold-down full size bed. A bath with shower and mini-tub are a highlight, as is a TV and phone service. The Glamping Tent is actually located in Waiteville, West Virginia, just a few minutes away from Paint Bank. It boasts a private bathroom, gas fireplace, satellite TV, and your choice of king or two twin beds. A dock on Potts Pond is right outside your door and a perfect place to enjoy the view.
Rate for Each: $249 per night. Book Now
Want to find more glamping inspiration? Check out Beyond Glamping: Distinctive Places To Stay In Virginia and Glamping On Virginia’s Eastern Shore. And don’t forget about Virginia’s Cottages & Cabins – where sweet bayside cottages, unique stays, large lodges for family togethering and mountain cabins.