September 30th, 2020
Our Top Three Places to Go Glamping on the East Coast
Three Top Glamping Sites on the East Coast of the US
The East Coast of the United States offers a wide range of environments with varying landscapes, all of which provide some spectacular views while glamping. Glamping is the perfect decision if you like camping or want to escape from the city but don’t want to rough it out the way campers usually would, with your own mini stove to cook or spending nights in sleeping bags.
With glamping, you can stay in a variety of different styles of setups including a bell tent or a wall tent while keeping some of the finer amenities of home, such as an internet connection, access to electricity and, importantly, a comfortable bed. Instead of staying occupied with your usual, daily routine, though, you can stay in the middle of nowhere with just the sounds of nature.
We took a look at 3 of the best glamping resorts for tent glamping on the East Coast. While there are a fair few resorts that offer a variety of experiences, these were the ones that stood out to us as top choices for getting out in nature.
Georgia Glamping offers getaways just outside major cities in Georgia like Atlanta and Augusta, on Lake Lanier and Clarks Hill Lake. With accommodations available in the form of bell tents and wall tents, all with unique furnishings, you can experience glamping in a few different styles.
Georgia Glamping offers amenities like a wood fire pit, hammocks and picnic tables. There are also restrooms and showers available for those not so comfortable with spending an extended period of time in the outdoors.
Due to the scenic location of the glamping sites right next to bodies of water, there are a variety of activities on offer as well. These include paddle boarding, swimming, boating and kayaking. There are playgrounds to keep the kids occupied as well - but when you’re in such a beautiful location, a playground might just be the last thing on their minds!
Rusty's Roost River Camp
Rusty’s Roost River Camp offers six 16’ x 20’ glamping tents that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 6 people, depending on the size of your group. Nestled in Green Mountain in North Carolina, the River Camp offers 600 feet of river access during your stay.
Staying in the glamping tents at the River Camps means getting plenty of the comforts of home, including cozy linens and stylish furniture, with easy access to shared facilities like bathrooms and hot showers. Each tent is equipped with full linens, deck chairs, a table with chairs and solar power.
The river is perfect for swimming for glampers of all ages and the shallow depth means you can walk out on the river for long distances. Kayaks are also available for those looking for a different kind of activity. At the end of the day, you can dry up around one of the fire pits onsite.
Firelight Camps, in Ithaca, NY takes camping to a new level by offering experiences in nature in a way that’s revitalizing and authentic. Each tent is set up in a way that ensures natural landscapes remain intact so guests can be fully immersed in the glamping experience. They place an emphasis on forming connections and taking full advantage of being out in nature, away from our regular routines.
On the glamping site, Firelight Camps offer nature hikes in Buttermilk Falls State Park to understand the local ecosystem and dive deep into the outdoors. Outdoor yoga is an option for those looking to get reinvigorated when spending time away from home. There’s also live music and the option of in-tent massages for those looking to kick back and relax.
If you’re looking to explore the surrounding local areas, downtown Ithaca also has plenty to offer for people from out of town. A number of state parks are nearby if you’re looking to hike or walk among the trees and forestry. Local cafes and restaurants, farmers markets and wineries also make for diverse experiences while spending the weekend glamping.
Photo: Rita Kapoor Wojick
For some locations along the East Coast, glamping is more of a three-season getaway. However, there are locations that you’re able to go year-round. Some of the Northern locations also include heat so it can be available the majority of the year.
Get out and celebrate nature by trying your hand with glamping. Even if you’re not a camper, you might surprise yourself with how much you enjoy the simplicity of stepping away from everything for a little while.
The East Coast has a lot to offer with a variety of different types of environments and landscapes. No two places are the same, and even the same location can offer a vastly different experience at different times in the year. This is even more prevalent when it comes to the Northern states.
Written by Mike Williams
Mike is an avid outdoors enthusiast with a great love for the American West Coast. Having graduated with a degree in Communications, Mike quickly moved into freelance writing for a variety of brands before joining the White Duck Outdoors team to work in a role and industry that excited him..
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