Camping is one of the most exciting ways to de-stress. People of all ages can use camping for a mixture of adventure, natural surroundings, and at times adrenaline rushes. Old school camping however is not for the light-hearted. Not all can sleep quickly under the stars with wildlife noises. Old school camping outdoors, under the sky, is not for those with a weak heart.
It used to be that regardless of how much you spent on your camping trip, the comfort level could still be relatively low. Back pain and sleepless nights are common problems associated with camping, making it a tiring getaway. This is where the evolution of glamping comes in, a classic combination of glamor and camping. Glamping allows people who wish to enjoy the camping fun but cannot compromise on their comfort, experience this outdoor getaway to its fullest.
When it comes to glamping, there are a few places in Austin that offer the best experience to luxury-seeking adventurists. You no longer have to visit Austin just for Taco joints, food trucks, bat watching, elite music, and exceptional art.
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I mean wow! After searching throw numerous Glamping rentals this one was just too amazing to not put at the top. At Cypress Valley Tree Houses you get an expansive canopy of cypress trees with their circle structures. You literally get an aerial yurt built around the trunk of an old-growth cypress tree. They have varying rentals in sizes, but it is definitely a bucket list place to stay.
Walden Retreats isn’t located in Austin but is close enough to make the list. Camp One is located 1 hour west of Austin and 1 hour north of San Antonio in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Situated on 96 acres of private land along the Pedernales River, this is your private luxury camping getaway. Their location is perfectly suited for great experiences like 290 wine trail, Luckenbach dance hall, Pedernales falls, Fredricksburg, fishing, garrison brothers bourbon and so much more.
The first glamping site that does justice to this luxury camping experience is Planet Rock. Planet Rock was the first glamping site instituted in Austin, Texas. The place was created to fulfill the camping needs of luxury-seeking adventure lovers. Open to groups of people, this site serves as the perfect getaway from a monotonous routine. With natural rock walkways, an outdoor hot shower, a grand fire pit, and surrounded by mesmerizing natural sites, Planet Rock promises its visitors a memorable experience. Five tents that are designed keeping in mind the needs of the luxury lovers feature a large campfire, and a remodeled home is all that people can enjoy at this glamping site. It is a place that beautifully combines luxury and camping. While encompassing the exquisite natural sights, it offers the best entertainment options. From outdoor ping pong and volleyball court, this place keeps people entertained throughout their stay.
Austin Hideaway with Yurt and Bathhouse
This small place has it all for your glamping needs! If you are looking to be closer to nature then you will love this quaint yurt. Hidden away in a quiet yet spacious backyard, this listing is elegant and slightly rustic, providing an entirely unique experience. Guests are immersed in nature with the open-ceiling bathhouse, allowing them to admire the serenity outdoors while bathing beneath a canopy of leaves. Wildflowers add a splash of vibrant color to the wildlife in spring, whereas thick grapevines are heavy with fruit in the summer. Fire up the pit in the winter or have a nice picnic come fall. Whenever you choose to visit, this yurt camping in Austin is sure to provide you with a wonderful glamping experience.
Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country
UDOSCAPE – a unique, heart-throbbing ADULTS-only star-gazing glamping resort in the Texas Hill Country. The site has 4 luxuriously furnished pods nestled up a hill with amazing hill country views. Amenities include grills, fire-pit, and hammock sites. Each Pod comes either with a dedicated bubble tent or a hot tub. All Pods are tastefully and luxuriously furnished, with a kingsize bed, en-suite restroom, kitchenette, dining area, etc. Get ready to experience camping as you have never before imagined!
Pod #4 comes with a deck recessed private hot-tub. The interior is uniquely furnished with a “floating” king-size bed and is thoughtfully lit to set whatever mood you desire in the evenings. You don’t have to worry about getting cold or hot as space has an air-condition/heater to adjust to your temperature needs. The space is beautiful, feels very cozy, intimate, and is thoughtfully laid out. Go up the loft with our ship-ladder where you will find an XL twin-size bed. The kitchenette is thoughtfully furnished with a microwave, mini-fridge, silverware, plates, and cooking bowls (no hot plates, stove, oven, pots, or pans, please). Try our GoSun solar cooker for your cooking needs and be pleasantly surprised! Just grab and unfold the table from your closet on the deck outside. Place your prepared meal in Gosun’s cooking tube. Face it toward the sun, and monitor your food as it cooks. Voila! Sorry, we don’t provide or allow hot-plates! You are up on a hill, therefore, it is usually breezy or windy in the evenings and at night. You will enjoy our deck furniture the most during those hours.
Wahwahtaysee Resort – Luxury Glamping
This luxury glamping resort is located on 100+ acres on the San Marcos River and just 1 hour South of Austin, Wahwahtaysee Resort has beautiful, custom-made safari tents that perfect for anyone looking for a luxurious glamping experience! Their “650-foot safari tents include a large living room with a queen sleeper sofa, a bedroom with a king-sized bed and luxury linens, and a kitchen area with a mini-fridge, sink, and microwave.”
They have three properties you can book on Airbnb
Nothing beats an original tent posted up at any location you request within 60 miles of Austin, Texas! Tipi hosted by Jinny promises just that! She is willing to set up a tent anywhere within 60 miles from Austin, Texas. You can book out her rental on Airbnb. The tent comes with a queen size air mattress on a frame with bedding. I need a 20ft x 20ft flat spot with no tree above to set up the tent.
Green Acres is a boutique retreat located in Elgin, Tx. The place was put together by two families the Otts and Ivey who knew the importance of a quick get-a-away. They have put together 5 Yurts, a spartan mansion, an airstream, and a lodge to entertain their guest.
This beautiful tent space is 1.5 miles from Pedernales Falls park and sleeps two with one bed and four bathrooms. The tent has a scenic overlook facing west for spectacular sunsets and Texas hill country vistas. Bring a telescope as the nighttime is perfect for stargazing and campfires. The campground is secluded but equipped with amenities including a grill, fire pit, bathhouse use, trails and fossil hunting, wi-fi, and free parking, Enjoy a hike in the wild Texas terrain that abounds here at Ranch 3232.
Stay the night in a modern safari tent on 40 acres in Texas hill country in Blanco, Texas! These tents can fit up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, and 2 bathrooms. Can’t beat watching a sunset on their expansive decks. It is a great way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle.