Interested in camping out under the stars, but not too keen on pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground? Now imagine that your camping quarters featured a king bed with luxury linens, heated wood floors, deep soaking tub and expansive mountain views. Sounds a lot more like honeymoon heaven, right?
Thanks to one of the hottest trends in the eco-boutique segment of the hotel industry, newlyweds can now choose from a multitude of glamping opportunities all over the U.S. and Canada. Below, we've highlighted seven upscale resorts that offer a most memorable -- and comfortable -- honeymoon getaway.
The Resort at Paws Up (Greenough, Montana)
At this sprawling resort just east of Missoula, couples can choose between six glamping tents, each fitted with a king bed, jetted tubs/showers, and luxury resort amenities. Honeymooners will definitely want to book the Tango Point tent. In addition to its prime location along the banks of the scenic Blackfoot River, the suite comes with heated slate floors, a dining pavilion with fireplace and lounge, plus your very own camping butler.
Meanwhile, being situated in the picturesque Blackfoot Valley, newlyweds will enjoy premium access to world-class outdoor activities such as fly fishing, horseback riding, river rafting and hot air ballooning. Honeymoon glamping doesn't get much better than this.
Dunton Hot Springs Resort (Dolores, Colorado)
Located on the site of a former ghost town in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, this property has seen new life as an acclaimed luxury resort. Newlyweds can indulge in local organic cuisine inside a historic saloon, rejuvenating spa treatments, and an endless list of outdoor activities, including a myriad of hot springs.
On top of booking refurbished cabin suites, newlyweds can also select luxury canvas tents via Dunton River Camp. Featured tents at this separate resort area boast wraparound decks, gas stoves, classic soaking tubs and -- of course -- mile-high views.
El Capitan Canyon (Santa Barbara, California)
Nestled within lush groves of oak and sycamore trees, this 350-acre camping resort in Southern California offers unique nature accommodations via cedar cabins and luxury tents. Standout safari tents come with willow beds, down-style duvets, western-inspired blankets, and casual furnishings. The property is a popular pick among couples taking advantage of the region's many year-round outdoor pursuits, especially beach excursions, hiking trips and wine country outings.
Camp Orenda (Johnsburg, New York)
Newlyweds sticking to the East Coast can now find a luxury camping experience in their neck of the woods. Camp Orenda, set in the heart of Adirondack State Park, features spacious canvas cabins furnished with Adirondack (naturally) furniture, wood-burning stoves and comfy queen beds.
Couples can also expect a memorable stay with amenities like open flame fireside dining and farm-to-table cuisine. Meanwhile, get ready for unforgettable days spent kayaking, fishing, and zip lining before returning to super cozy accommodations.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (British Columbia, Canada)
Accessed only by seaplane or boat, this upscale eco-safari destination on Vancouver Island is hard to beat. On top of dozens of unique wilderness experiences (grizzly bear watching anyone?), the resort boasts out-of-this-world glamping thanks to giant white canvas tents furnished with wood stoves, oil lamps, and antique furniture.
Fireside Resort (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
Conveniently located about six miles from Teton Village, Fireside Resort merges the comforts of a luxury hotel room with familiar camping ambiance. After a day hitting the slopes or exploring backwoods trails, couples can return to an ultra-comfortable king size bed, luxury linens and a romantic campfire complete with s'mores.
Moab Under Canvas (Moab, Utah)
Located just minutes from both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab Under Canvas is a perfect retreat for couples seeking a bit of honeymoon adventure. Both locales are ultimate destinations for hiking, biking and rock climbing, among many other thrilling activities.
When it comes to accommodations, glamping suites have private ensuite bathrooms, an entire bedroom wing inside the tent with a king size bed, a lounge area, and a wood burning stove with complimentary firewood. Once the sun sets at Moab, prepare for some of the best stargazing you'll ever get to see.
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