Let’s face it: Camping isn’t for everyone. But, once those unhappy campers go glamping, they’ll be eager to get outside all seasons of the year. Glamping is about experiencing the beauty of the outdoors while holding onto little luxuries (like running water), which makes it truly the best of both worlds. Glamping accommodations are extremely cozy: we’re talking plush mattresses, in-tent chandeliers (if you’re staying at Lakedale, at least), French Press coffee, and extras that will make you feel even more comfortable than at home. Blame it on all the fresh air— you’ll sleep like you’ve never slept before. Check out a short list of some of our favorite places to glamp all over Washington State. We promise even the most reluctant of campers will love them!
Located in: Olympia, Washington
The beautifully decorated canvas cabins at Millersylvania State Park will make you feel like you’re in the lap of luxury. Each of the six yurts comes with its own decor scheme. They don’t have indoor bathrooms, but they do have king-size beds with memory foam mattresses, fireplaces, electric heaters, vanity tables with power, a table with place settings for four, a grill with utensils, an outdoor fire pit, and a mini fridge and microwave oven. Plus, they’re pet-friendly. Best part? Pampered Wilderness provides a coffee maker with coffee for the first morning, gourmet popcorn and all the fixings for s’mores!
Located in: Ilwaco, Washington
If you know us, you know we love a yurt! The yurts at Cape Disappointment—a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean—are 16 feet in diameter by 10 feet high and are furnished with bunk beds that sleep three, a full-size futon, floor lamp, small end table and heater. They can sleep up to six. Bring along blankets and warm clothing for chilly nights at the beach, which is within walking distance from the yurts. Outside is a picnic table, fire pit with a grate and a deck that is ADA accessible.
Located in: Orondo, Washington
Pack your pooch and your honey to spend a night or three at this little hobbit house built into the hills surrounding the Columbia River Gorge. It is tucked away and surrounded by six miles of hiking trails. You won’t see anyone else around and you’ll be talking about the views for years to come. Play a game of chess on the board built into a slice of tree trunk, stroll the garden, or take a selfie with the valley behind you. Memories await!
Located in: Quincy, Washington
The Cave B yurts, a ten minute walk to the main lodge, provide a closer-to-nature experience for those who would like to enjoy the property’s restaurant, spa, winery, pool and activities for a lower price tag. Each unit comes equipped with a king-sized bed, private in-yurt bathroom, modern sofa, table and chairs, mini-fridge, teapot, and docking station to play your own tunes. Minimalist decor allows you to enjoy the beauty of the yurt architecture itself: its skydome for stargazing, the latticed walls and the novelty of its curved shape. Each yurt is environmentally-sensitive; framed in sustainable Douglas Fir, and set upon sites designed to maximize vineyard or Columbia River views.
Located in: Ferndale, Washington
If you love the smell of cedar, you’ll want to move right in to this cute Airbnb near Seattle—a 4-foot-wide Western Red Cedar passes directly through the middle of the Treehouse without a single bolt driven into it! If you’ve ever dreamt of staying in a tree house, this place is an absolute dream come true. It’s perfect for two people celebrating a special event or looking for a romantic getaway from the usual. Guests have described it as “serene,” “quiet” and “majestic.” And, while Sir Cedrics is still glampin, guests are still able to get that true “camping” experience: It features a fire pit, propane bbq, and outhouse.
Located in: Winthrop, Washington
Designed as a modern alternative to camping by famed Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, the six rolling huts in Washington’s Methow Valley are grouped as a herd, each with views of the Cascade Mountains. Each hut comes equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, fireplace and Wi-Fi. There is a sleeping platform perfect for two, and modular furniture in the living area that can be reconfigured to sleep two more. Each hut has an adjacent portable toilet. Full bathrooms and showers are housed in the centrally-located barn a short distance away. Bonus: The restaurant on the property is famous for its pizza!
Located in: Yacolt, Washington
You’re never going to want to leave this super-modern yet very naturalistic 16 foot yurt just 12 minutes from Battle Ground. It has a sauna, outdoor shower, and firepit. It’s situated on a property that is a working farm where you can enjoy the company of Dorper sheep (and baby lambs!) as well as pigs. There are also ample hiking trails nearby, including a small waterfall!
Located in: Leavenworth, WA
LOGE (pronounced like “lodge” and standing for “Live Outside, Go Outdoors!”) camps are more than a place to stay—they’re a community. Inspired by the surf, climbing and camping culture of the 70’s and the relaxed energy of a road trip with friends, LOGE gets people out and exploring together. Their first location in Leavenworth is right in the thick of it—choose from single queen bedrooms or one of eight cabins situated directly on the river, which feature amazing outdoor community spaces, kitchen, firepits, and hang out areas to put your feet up after a long day on the mountains or in the water. Bonus: 1% of top line revenue at each LOGE location is donated to a local non-profit that fosters responsible outdoor use.
Located in: Eastsound, Washington
These deluxe canvas cabins on Orcas Island are comfortable, cozy, and designed to allow you to enjoy the benefits of camping without feeling the need to bring and set up your own equipment! They are a two minute walk to the beach and have partial views of President’s Channel. Each cabin has a queen size bed, futon, table, chairs, BBQ, and all the little luxuries that will make you feel cozy. They are a quick walk to the bath house and your stay includes use of the hot tub, 15% off whale watching and charters with Outer Island Expeditions, on-site activities including kayak/canoe rentals, and tons more. Cozy up by the community fire pit and take in the island air—it’s time for some serious R&R.
Located in: Friday Harbor, Washington
We couldn’t talk about glamping without mentioning ourselves! At Lakedale, glamping options abound on our 82 acres and three lakes. We have a Yurt Village, which offers the ultimate glamping getaway (we’re talking hot tubs and king-size pillow-tops). We also have Canvas Cabins, Canvas Cottages, and Log Cabins to scratch your “enjoying the outdoors without being fully outdoors” itch. If you’re meeting friends or family, the Duplex Canvas Cabin is ideal for two families vacationing together, offering side by side Canvas Cabins for easy socializing. Our glamp-ground is open from May through September (sometimes earlier, depending on the weather, with access to our mess tent and Mary-Ann’s famous granola!) and our Yurt Village and Log Cabins are open all year.
With all these options around the state, we have some serious exploring to do! Make sure to bookmark this list to plan your next getaways and know you are always welcome at Lakedale.