Glamping holidays

Nature, with a little added luxury: it’s got to be glamping.

Russell Bowes

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert

Glamping holidays Ok, so ‘glamping’ may not be a term you’ve ever heard of before, but it’s the next big thing in Britain. In fact, it’s already proven popular in many destinations, with glamping sites found in France, the USA and the Caribbean. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s camping with a glamorous twist: think of holidays in the midst of nature, but with rather more refinement than your average, rain-soaked break. Ideal for romantic holidays, glamping offers intimate surroundings, stunning scenery, and none of the hassle associated with pitching tents in torrential rain!

Of course, there are a huge number of ways to enjoy glamping this year, with a myriad of accommodation options available. You could opt for a yurt, bell tent or tipi, or even a stay in a vintage wagon. Here at HomeAway, we have lots of glamping accommodation options open to you: from riads and gazer pods, to wooden huts and airstreams. What exactly are these types of properties, you say? Never fear: read on for a run-down of our top 5 glamping destinations, boasting some of the world’s most beautiful, unique accommodation options. So go on: get glamping!


Top 5 destinations for glamping holidays


Airstreams in the USA Airstreams in the USA

Where better to enjoy the great outdoors in style than the United States of America? We have glamping accommodation located in a number of a different states, from rustic lake cabins in Montana and eco-retreats in Texas, to luxury trailers on the California Coast. One of the most popular types of glamping accommodation in the US is the airstream, regarded as the ultimate option when seeking a five star, yet natural retreat! Replete with air-conditioning, electrical appliances, kitchen, internet access and large bathtub, these American bullet caravans became popular in the 60s and 70s.

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Bell Tents in France Bell tents in France

We have a number of glamping options located across France, offering travellers the best of both unspoilt landscapes and authentic village life. Why not try a bell tent when you fancy glamping in France? Often equipped with electricity and kitchen appliances amidst a range of other creature comforts, bell tents are the closest thing to the average tent; with those all-important luxuries thrown in, of course. Nestled in the heart of unspoilt woodland, you can wake up to the sounds of nature each day, enjoy long hikes up towering mountains, ready to fall asleep under the stars by night.

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Yurts in England Yurts in England

Yurts are one of the most popular types of glamping accommodation in England, with many located on the banks of pretty lakes, surrounded by dense, unspoilt forests. Some even come with hot-tubs and bathtubs inside! Of course, you could always opt for a vintage wagon or caravan when staying in England instead. You could escape in a restored gypsy wagon, replete with hand-painted exterior and all the mod-cons you could ever need: from a cosy, log burning stove to separate kitchen, fire-pit and outdoor bathroom, you can really get back to nature without giving up those little luxuries.

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Shepherd Huts in Wales Shepherd huts in Wales

When thinking about holidays in magnificent Wales, why not go back in time and consider a stay in a a shepherd’s hut? Not unlike American log cabins, these beautiful little huts may be small but they’re perfectly formed! Just big enough for  a double bed, table, chairs and stove, it’s the perfect choice for couples looking to get cosy in the countryside. Alternatively, if you can’t do without a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom indoors, you could splash out on a converted cart barn: an intimate space often with wood-burning stove, you’ll love gazing out over the beach and beyond.

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Eco-cabins in the Caribbean Eco-cabins in the Caribbean

It just doesn’t get much better than glamping in the Caribbean. In a small, rustic cabin overlooking a white sand beach, you’ll soon realise paradise is well within reach! Of course, enjoying a little bit of luxury doesn’t mean you can’t be eco-friendly: properties are usually equipped with the latest eco-solutions, so you can enjoy paradise and peace of mind. And just to top-off the romantic feel, most of our Caribbean glamping properties come with a hammock and moonlight deck, so you can enjoy sunbathing and relaxing by day, before stargazing with your loved one by night: utter bliss.

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