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
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.
Rock Tavern River Kamp Yurt—Luray
Luray is known as the Cabin Capital of Virginia, but the folks of Rock Tavern River Kamp are bringing a few yurts to the party. Three yurts are available, each sleeping a variation of two to six people and including modern amenities. There’s not much roughing it when you’re riverside and have a TV and appliances at hand. Kayaks, tubes, canoes and rafts are available for rent.
Rates: $110-$135 per 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.
The Mark Addy Glamper—Nellysford
The Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford is a well known bed and breakfast, but did you know they’ve added a “glamper” to their mix of accommodations? It really is a beauty, too. The glamper is a 37-foot motorhome complete with water, electric, cable TV, full bathroom with shower, fireplace, full kitchen … Oh, and WiFi. Go on over to the Inn for breakfast if you like, or the innkeepers will stock the glamper with breakfast goodies. Pets are welcome!
Rates: $558 for two nights Book Now
Blue Haven 151—Roseland
Kick it old school when you glamp in a vintage camper at Blue Haven 151 in Roseland. It is anticipated that this is the year you’ll be able to choose from refurbished themed vintage Airstream, Avion, Spartan, and Curtiss Wright aluminum campers.
Rates: Summer rates (before August 31) from $75 per night during the week, $100 per night on the weekends; regular rate is $115 per night, $130 per night on weekends.
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.