Glamping in Texas is a one-of-a-kind experience! The Lone Star State has a myriad of spaces that are the perfect setup for great outdoor adventures, including glamping. Glamping: a portmanteau of glamorous and camping, adds luxury to the traditional camping experience. If roughing it is unappealing to you, but you would still like to bond with nature, albeit while still enjoying the comforts of home, glamping is a happy medium. In this travel guide, we are sharing recommendations for extraordinary glamping in Texas, especially featuring unique accommodations.
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Lake Bastrop is a reservoir on the Colorado River, in Bastrop County, Texas, less than an hour away from downtown Austin. North Shore Park and South Shore Park are Texas state parks managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and are open year-round.
Tip: Most parts of Texas have relatively mild winters, making year-round glamping a feasible option.
The sprawling 182-acre North Shore Park offers tent camping, glamping, and RV amenities, available for overnight stays. Specifically, the camp features 8 campsites that have water, 11 campsites that have RV water and electricity, 1 cabin that sleeps up to 6 people, 6 safari-style tents, 5 Airstreams, and also 1 bell-style tent.
Our unique accommodation in an Airstream was one of the highlights of our glamping experience at North Shore Park. Each of the 5 Airstreams onsite sleeps up to 4 people. Therefore, had more than enough space for our party of two.
Our Airstream far exceeded our expectations! We had hot running water, heat, and air conditioning; a living and dining area with a flat-screen TV; a full kitchen complete with a cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave, and sink; a private bathroom, flushing toilet; and a sleeping area with a comfy bed. Additionally, towels, cookware, and dinnerware are available for guest use in the Airstreams. We had everything we needed to ensure a comfortable stay.
Right outside the Airstream was a private deck and chairs where we enjoyed our morning coffee while taking in amazing views of the lake. We also had a private fire pit, perfect for late-night campfire stories and marshmallow roasting.
Activities and Amenities at North Shore Park
North Shore Park has picnic tables areas, an outdoor hot tub, hiking and biking trails, a fishing pier, a camp store, as well as kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Outdoor recreation also includes fishing and swimming on the lake. As nature lovers, we also enjoyed a short walk at a nearby nature trail.
Similar to its northside counterpart, Lake Bastrop South Shore Park is certainly a great place for glamping. You can choose to stay in an RV, glamping tent, or cabin. The park also features 6 camping sites with RV full hookup, 32 campsites with RV water and electricity, and for larger groups, there are 18 cabins which can each sleep up to 5 people.
Activities and Amenities at Lake Bastrop South Shore Park
Water recreation includes fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. On-site are canoe, kayak, fishing, and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Outdoor recreation includes bird viewing, hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, picnicking, and a playground. You can also play a round of mini-golf or rent pedal cars for the day too.
2. El Cosmico
El Cosmico, located in Marfa, Texas, is a nomadic hotel and campground sprawling over 21 acres.
Here you will find a wide variety of accommodation options offering camp comfort or luxury experiences including luxury tents, trailers, yurts, teepees, and safari tents also.
Collective Hill Country is a glamping site located outside Wimberley, Texas, a small town in the heart of Texas Hill Country. It is approximately 1 hour away from Austin.
Here you will find accommodations that feature the best of both worlds— a marrying of nature and luxury. Think a king-size comfortable bed in a luxury tent, complete with an ornate chandelier, in the midst of the wilderness, in the heart of mother nature’s beauty. Additional tent amenities include hot running water, a full flush toilet, elegant decor, and luxury linens.
Located a short drive from Big Bend National Park, Base Camp Terlingua is also a unique place that offers a glamping experience like no other!
Primarily known for their bubble luxury tents, additional accommodations include tipis, casitas, lotus tents, retro trailers, and regular campsites. That being said, their bubbles are hands down a fan favorite, offering a memorable experience.
Geronimo Creek Retreat is located in Seguin, Texas, approximately 30 minutes from San Antonio.
Accommodations include treehouses, teepees, getaway cabins, and the main house known as the homestead haus. Geronimo Creek is a spring-fed, natural body of water that keeps a constant 68-72 degree temperature year-round. Therefore, swimming is an activity you can consider. Amenities also include a hot tub and a game room.
If you are seeking a treehouse glamping experience, River Road Treehouses has you covered.
Located near Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, accommodations include 5 treehouses and 1 lodge. Features include a full kitchen, full bath, air conditioning, with each treehouse comfortably sleeping 6-8 guests.
Are you ready for your own glamping in Texas Adventure?
The best part about glamping is that you get to enjoy modern amenities, comfortable accommodation, and a great time enjoying nature. We thoroughly enjoyed glamping in Texas, so much so that in as much as it is one of many bucket list items that we have checked off as accomplished, we are looking forward to even more glamping experiences. Hopefully, these Texas glamping options shared will help you get started on your luxury camping adventure too! Happy glamping, friends!
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