While most places around the country and the world are easing up on social distancing requirements, covid-19 has still changed the way we do things. Travel is one of the industries most affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
Airlines are requiring that people wear masks throughout their flight, many resorts are reducing occupancy, and a lot of countries aren’t allowing outside travel just yet.
That’s why camping or better yet glamping might be a good travel option in summer 2020.
Glamping offers fun, adventure, and the opportunity to continue social distancing if that’s what you prefer.
The following are some glamping destinations to consider.
Ventana Big Sur
Ventana is in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and even the world—Big Sur.
There are 59 suites at the Ventana Big Sur resort, and while it may be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pacific Coast, it’s high-end luxury through and through.
The glamping takes place in the tent cabins on the property. They are designed to be similar to safari-style accommodations.
In each of the tents at Ventana, there are custom mattresses and premium linens. You’ll have views of a 20-acre canyon and there’s a fire pit at each tent.
The Collective Yellowstone
The Collective Yellowstone offers backcountry glamping an hour from Yellowstone National Park, and a short distance from the Gallatin River.
The Collective Yellowstone is located in the Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana. You can ride horses, fly fish, or get spa services like massages right in your tent.
The Summit Tents offer a king bed or two single beds, designer bedding, electricity, and en suite bathrooms with hot, running water and rain-style shower. There’s also a wood-burning stove that provides heat in the tent.
Luxury Arrow Retreat
The Luxury Arrow Retreat is in the Texas Hill Country.
There are cabins and at Luxury Arrow Retreat.
There are ten yurts on the property and each is a standalone 200-square foot unit. The yurts have heating and air-conditioning, and coffeemakers. There’s a common Bath House on the property, and each yurt has its own sitting deck.
Under Canvas is located in the Grand Canyon. The camp is set on 160 secluded acres and is 25 miles from the South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.
The camp amenities include housekeeping, organic bath products, on-site dining, a Zen garden, and a concierge service to help you plan your adventures.
There are varying levels of tents.
The suite features a lounge area as well as a separate bedroom area.
The Stargazer offers a viewing window above the king bed, a private deck, and a wood-burning stove.
Several of the tents offer private bathrooms, and a few of the tents include a communal bathhouse.
You can purchase packages at Under Canvas, which include lodging as well as all meals, a choice of an adventure, and complimentary coffee service.
Adventure options include hiking, biking, and Jeep tours.
Little Racoon Key
Little Racoon Key is a reef island off the Georgia coast. It’s part of Georgia’s Golden Isles, and you’ll find unspoiled beauty and wildlife.
There is a 10,000-year-old reef, a grass savannah, and you’ll see pods of dolphins and dozens of different types of fish.
When you glamp at Little Racoon, you also get an included mini-dolphin tour. When you arrive on the island you stay in a luxury canvas tent, and it’s run by solar power.
Inside the tent are a memory foam mattress, a wood–burning stove, and fresh linens. There are an outside toilet and shower.
Finally, there’s Terra Glamping offering waterfront accommodations in East Hampton, New York. Terra Glamping is a little different because the Brooklyn-based company offers event accommodations and pop-up glamping.
Their glamp site is overlooking Gardiners Bay in Cedar Point County Park.
You can make reservations to glamp with Terra online, and they have 30 available tents. Each tent has one or two memory foam mattresses and a six-foot deck.
There are also lounge tents, a grilling area, hammocks, and showers.
A stay with Terra includes a continental breakfast every morning and the chance to make s’mores each evening. You can also use complimentary stand–up paddleboards and kayaks.
We’ve heard a lot recently about the new normal, and while change can be scary, it can also be refreshing. Maybe you rethink your summer vacation this year with glamping in a rustic, beautiful location far from big cities or crowds of people.