Many people in Texas are lovers of the outdoors but don’t want to sleep in a tent on the hard ground, which is where glamping comes in.
What is glamping, you may ask?
Glamping is enjoying all the adventure traditional camping has to offer, but with the amenities and comfort of home. Imagine sleeping under the stars, listening to nature’s sounds from a king-size mattress and feather topped pillows, with a kitchen and bathroom included.
Below we have rounded up 12 great places to go glamping in Texas.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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The Palo Duro Canyon State Park has historic cabins overlooking the nation’s second-largest canyon- AKA the Grand Canyon of Texas. The cabins include all the amenities to make camping feel more comfortable while keeping the rustic flair. This Texas glamping location also has tents with two large beds and a rustic front porch to sit and enjoy your cup of coffee or relax after a day of exploring the canyon.
Pro-Tip: Book ASAP. Cabins fill up fast in the summer, with reservations booked months in advance.
El Cosmico in Marfa
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Ditch the technological world and escape to El Cosmico in Marfa. This 21-acre nomadic campground keeps with the belief that life should be a balance of adventure and do-nothingness. El Cosmico is a communal retreat offering learning, and art-making opportunities, with a hammock grove, outdoor kitchen, community lounge, mercantile, and outdoor stage. Choose from a variety of places to stay, such as renovated vintage trailers, safari tents, Sioux-style tepees, and Mongolian yurts.
Green Acres ATX in Elgin
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Green Acres ATX is known for its renovated campers, eco-lodges, and yurts on a beautiful 25-acre space. Each unit has access to a private firepit, modern bathhouses, and a communal Vintage barn for cooking and dining. Enjoy walking trails, picnic tables, outdoor games, hammocks, and friendly farm animals.
Geronimo Creek Retreat in Seguin
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This is a Water lover’s dream stay! Geronimo Creek Retreat has a private river where guests can enjoy complimentary kayaking, paddle boarding, and rope swinging. When you need a rest from the water, Geronimo has more activities like ping pong tables, hammocks, games, and firepits. Getaway cabins, tepees, and treehouses are available, each including air-controlled rooms, a kitchenette, a large porch with scenic views, and a private restroom.
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Son’s Geronimo is situated on the gorgeous and peaceful Geronimo Creek. These birdhouse cabins are uniquely designed to give guests the joys of beauty and nature while feeling the comforts of home. What makes Son’s Geronimo unique is that the whole back wall of the cabins opens up, creating indoor/outdoor living space! Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, fishing, or listen to the birds chirping from your place for a fun-filled getaway.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Wimberley
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If you are looking for a romantic glamping experience, look no further than Sinya on Lone Man Creek! Above the Texas hill country, guests will enjoy the ultimate place for relaxation. Relish in a cozy bath, rest on the private deck in a hammock listening to the bird’s chirp, and cook in your kitchen with all the necessary amenities. Nearby, take a hike on trails, cool off in local swimming holes, or drive to Wimberley to check out some of the boutique shops in town.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood
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Sleep in the trees at Cypress Valley! Take a walk across a suspended wooden bridge 40 feet up in the air to access your luxury tree house adventure. Uncover that playfulness you experienced as a child as you sleep in the tree house, go ziplining, or take a step back and relax at the property by reading in a hammock or listening to the bubbling sounds of the pond. If you prefer to sleep on the ground, check out one of their yurts!
The Local Chapter at Big Bend
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Located near the west entrance of Big Bend National Park, The Local Chapter is a unique glamping experience in Texas. Hike during the day exploring all Big Bend National Park has to offer, and then wind down inside your private yurt wrapped in a cozy blanket, viewing the milky way, or look through the telescope provided with each unit.
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Skybox Cabins is located across 50 acres of native live oaks and cedars. Choose from a variety of ways to stay, such as cabins, tree houses, or “The Glamp,” which is a cozy bell tent. Enjoy relaxing in your private space, visiting with the horses and dogs on the property, or head to nearby Big Rocks Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Glen Rose.
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Looking for some Texas magic? Head to Rancho Pillow. This retreat-style ranch is a whimsical wonderland of a glamping spot. Stay in a tepee designed with the Four Elements on the sheetrock walls, and head to the bathhouse to enjoy a bath in the open-air privacy pedestal tub. Take a midnight dip in the heated saltwater wading pool, or walk to the poetry library and grab a book to read in a hammock.
Collective Hill Country
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Clear your mind with a transformative and immersive experience at Collective Hill Country. With superb views, delicious cuisine, and a top-notch wellness program, you will leave feeling like a whole new person. Your experience at Collective Hill Country includes farm-to-table dinners and activities such as yoga, pilates, meditation sessions, horseback riding, and hiking.
Mystic Quarry Resort
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Located right off the Guadalupe River, Mystic Quarry Resort has some beautiful places to glamp. With a focus on native primal structures, the Quarry has tepees, cabins, and tiny houses available for rent. During your stay, enjoy the swimming pool, hot tub, hiking and biking trails, a game room, and more.
Ready to Create Your Own Glamping Oasis in Texas?
All of these are excellent options for glamping in Texas. If you are interested in creating your own glamping paradise, Turn Key Fabrication would love to help you get started. Using our Tiny Houses or Rooms, you can create a profitable business and experience financial freedom.
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