Who doesn’t want to be in the great outdoors when the leaves are changing colors? It’s a most beautiful time of the year and Virginia puts on quite the show. Be in the perfect place at the perfect time when you move beyond your standard go-to lodging option for a glamping (glamorous camping) experience instead.
From simple to over-the-top, glamping is something couples of every budget can enjoy. Here are Virginia glamping opportunities for your fabulous fall weekend.
— THE TREE HOUSES OF PRIMLAND RESORT | MEADOWS OF DAN —
If you dreamed of a tree house as a kid, you probably weren’t dreaming this big. Meet the adult version of an awesome fort in the sky.
Primland Resort boasts three tree houses: Golden Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, and Barn Owl. Each fully-equipped cabin delivers luxury amenities, incredible views, and are for adults only. Rates from $788 per night through 11/30/15. No children or pets. BOOK
Golden Eagle Tree House at Primland Resort
— ROSE RIVER FARM YURTS | SYRIA —
The three cedar-and-glass yurts at Rose River Farm are spacious enough to bring the family and boast views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you enjoy fishing, reserve Pond View, as it’s situated right beside a stocked pond. All three yurts are fully equipped for your glamping comfort. Rates from $250 per night. No pets. BOOK
Pond View Yurt at Rose River Farm
— ROCK TAVERN RIVER KAMP YURTS | LURAY —
“Vacation in the round” when you book one of the three yurts available at Rock Tavern River Kamp. Situated along the Shenandoah River, each has a refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, infared fireplace, bedding, picnic table, fire ring, and propane grill. The largest of the three, The Painted Horse, has the added amenity of TV, DVD, and crock pot. Rates from $110 per night. Pets must be pre-approved and fees apply. BOOK
Rock Tavern River Kamp
— CAMP KARMA | BEDFORD —
“Upscale primitive” is the vibe at Camp Karma on Goose Creek. Their glamping option is designed for “couples who want to get away from the big city for a weekend without the hassle,” so they offer a tent complete with cots, mattresses, utensils, bucket for your wood gathering, bag of ice, and electric. You bring your essentials. Done deal. Rate is $75 per night. No pets. BOOK by calling 540-297-KRMA
Glam Camp at Camp Karma
— BLUE HAVEN 151 VINTAGE CAMPERS | ROSELAND —
Nostalgia washes over you when you enter the “funky style and affordable accommodations” that are Blue Haven’s collection of refurbished vintage campers. They’re Airstream, Avion, Spartan, and Curtiss Wright, to be specific, and each has its own old-school vibe. Rates from $120 per night (three night minimum). Pets require additional fee, plus you must bring a crate, leash, and disposal bags. BOOK by calling 434-688-4391.
Blue Haven 151
— THE MARK ADDY INN GLAMPER | NELLYSFORD —
This bed and breakfast has added to their repertoire of fine hospitality by offering a tricked-out motorcoach for your privacy. Don’t worry, the breakfast is still included with the stay. Rates from $558 for two nights. Pets welcome. BOOK
The Mark Addy Glamper
— THE DEPOT LODGE AIRSTREAM AND CABOOSE | PAINT BANK —
This collection of accommodations tucked against the Allegheny Mountains is diverse, but the most fantastic are the Norfolk & Western caboose and the Airstream.
The N&W caboose sits in the shade along Potts Creek. It’s an intimate one-bedroom retreat with gas fireplace, bathroom, and TV.
The 26′ 1976 “Land Yacht” Airstream is farther down Potts Creek. It’s refurbished in a bright aqua and orange color scheme and sleeps as many as four with bunks and a fold-down full size bed. A bath, phone, TV, and lounge-worthy Adirondack chairs will make this a comfortable place to spend a few days of fall. Rates for both from $159 per night. BOOK
The Depot Lodge Norfolk & Western Caboose
— 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.
Sanctuary Tree House at The Country Place