Love the Outdoors but Hate Sleeping in a Tent? We have something for you!
From domes and treehouses to glamp-sites and hot springs, there are plenty of places to spend the night where you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to get closer to mother nature. According to research from Booking.com, comfort was ranked as the top must-have in a holiday accommodation, so if you’re not feeling a sleeping bag, you’re not the only one!
Home to one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the world, the U.S. should be at the top of your list if you want to conquer the great outdoors. Using the new Book the U.S. List, we found the most breath-taking, adventure-seeking, once-in-a-lifetime places to stay where you won’t have to sacrifice comfort while becoming one with nature.
Under Canvas at Zion – Utah
This glamping camp is located on 196 acres of land bordering the Zion National Park in Utah, with tents opening straight onto the cacti-covered sand and facing giant reddish rock formations. Wake up and have a coffee on the porch of your deluxe, safari-style tent, then order a packed lunch to take with you on a hike through the park. At night, the walkways between the spaced-out tents are lit up with solar-powered fairy lights and there’s a roaring campfire at the top of the site (with s’mores provided).
Dunton Hot Springs – Colorado
Settled by gold prospectors in the late 19th century, Dunton Hot Springs is a tiny former mining town and now a collection of restored, log cabins built in a circle around the ‘Saloon’ and ‘Dance Hall’. In addition to gold, miners were drawn to this remote location in the Rocky Mountains by the steaming hot natural springs. These days, it attracts a well-heeled clientele seeking respite from city life amid the waterfalls, mountain meadows and aspen forests. While some cabins have private hot springs, they all have verandahs with rocking chairs for sipping on scotch as the sunset turns the snowy Rocky peaks lilac.
Borealis Basecamp – Alaska
Experience the beauty of the Alaskan outdoors…from inside. The Borealis Basecamp is a collection of igloos constructed on a high-altitude ridge crest in Alaska, each with a section of transparent ceiling for uninterrupted views of this flickering green natural phenomenon; so you can lie in bed to watch the stars and dancing aurora borealis from the comfort of your warm, private dome.
Adventures on the Gorge – West Virginia
Surrounded by forest on the rim of the New River Gorge, this adventure retreat is a splendid setting for an outdoors holiday. The property specializes in white water rafting, but you can also hike, bike, horseback ride, rock climb or zip line through the trees. The deck of the restaurant is a beautiful spot to enjoy a West Virginian sunset over a plate of home-grilled chicken wings, before heading back to your luxury wooden cabin suite (complete with private jacuzzi).
Old Pine Treehouse – Ohio
Halfway between Cleveland and Columbus is an adventurer’s paradise – the Old Pine Treehouse. Whether you want to disconnect from the world, explore the beauty of nature or simply bring back memories of your childhood treehouse, the Old Pine Treehouse, located in Glenmont, Ohio, is the place for you!