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Glamping in Texas: 15 Fabulous Places To Go

These are the best places to go glamping in Texas. Glamping is the way to go for travelers looking for the ultimate Texas outdoor adventure without forgoing the other luxuries of home.

Honestly, glamping should be on everyone’s Texas bucket list!

You’ll satisfy your appetite for nature while still retiring to a comfortable accommodation with plenty of electricity for your devices and ample protection from creepy crawlies each night.

Even better, some include an onsite game room, and some have a private hot tub for you to enjoy. Now, that is a romantic Texas getaway!

In addition to that, you’ll be able to enjoy Texas’s diverse natural beauty, including the Texas bluebonnets.

Whether you are heading to the Texas coast or the Texas Hill Country, I am sure a glamping experience is nearby waiting for you!

New to the world of glamping?

No worries, we have you covered. Keep reading to discover what glamping is all about, and to explore some of the best spots in Texas to try out glamping for yourself!

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So What Exactly is Glamping?

Several people have asked me, “So what exactly is glamping? What does glamping mean?”

Well, think of glamping as fancy or luxury camping. If you are like me and enjoy nature but prefer to shower and sleep in a real bed every night, you might like glamping.

Glamping allows you to enjoy all the joy of being in a small town and nature that comes with camping without giving up the good stuff that comes with being comfortable, like a king-size bed, electricity, air conditioning, and a bathroom.

Glamping accommodations range in style and amenities. You can glamp in a cabin, a yurt, a teepee, a wagon, an Airstream, or even tents.

Some sites are fully furnished and include a private bathroom and a great outdoor space with a hot tub under the stars. I don’t know about you, but a hot tub under the stars and a king-size bed sounds great!

While others are more primitive and could include tents with a shared bathroom and outdoor fire pit, making them a true glamping retreat.

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Is There Glamping In Texas?

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The short answer is…ABSOLUTELY!

There are so many awesome places in the Lone Star State to try Texas glamping, especially in the hill country! Thanks to our abundance of land and wide-open space, Texans have grabbed this trend and aren’t letting go.

The Lone Star State has many options to consider when planning your luxury camping getaway.

This state has almost every glamping type, including yurts, teepees, safari tents, bubbles, canvas tents, cabins, treehouses, old railroad cars, and more!

Also, some of the best cities in the state offer you the opportunity to glamp. You can find glamping in Dallas, Austin, Houston, El Paso, and many small towns around them!

This allows you to be near some of the top outdoor destinations in the state while Texas glamping as well. I’m talking about Texas road trip destinations like Big Bend National Park, the Texas Hill Country, the Guadalupe River, and more.

Glamping in Texas: Texas weather

I often describe the weather in Texas as bipolar. You know, if you don’t like it wait a little while because it will change.

The weather will vary depending on where you are in the state (and remember, it is a HUGE state).

South Texas is notorious for long, hot, humid summers and mild winters; while northern areas can get colder in the winters, it is also hot and humid in the summers.

If you choose Texas as a glamping destination in the summer months, we recommend being near swimming holes to cool off and escape the heat.

If traveling in the winter, consider the Texas Hill Country for mild, enjoyable weather conditions.

Best Places For Texas Glamping: Texas Hill Country and More

Son’s Island in Seguin

If you are looking for a fun waterfront getaway in Texas, then you should definitely check out Son’s Island in Sequin.

This three-and-a-half-acre island boasts plenty of activities to ensure you have an awesome getaway. You will find this Hawaiian-themed oasis in the Texas Hill Country between New Braunfels and Seguin, TX.

Spend the day enjoying the many amenities offered by Son’s Island, like kayaks, paddleboards, and more.

At night, you can light a fire in the fire pit before roasting S’mores before retiring to your all-inclusive tent camping site.

Here, you enjoy staying in a fully furnished tent that includes entry for 4 people, use of an overnight cabana, 2 queen beds (cots with queen mattresses), fans, and electricity.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Cabins

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If you are looking for a unique stay, then consider the historic cabins that you will find near Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Just take note, the location of these cabins makes them super popular in the summer months, so make your reservations in advance!

These historic cabins have been renovated and include the necessary items like running water and air conditioning.

Do note that not all the cabins have a bathroom within the cabin, so if that is important, read the details for the particular cabin you are booking.

Regardless, you will be rewarded with epic views of Palo Duro State Parke and some of the best stargazing!

To make your reservations, click here or call the park at (512) 389-8900.

El Cosmico in Marfa

On the outskirts of the small Texas town of Marfa, you will find the 21-acre campground that is El Cosmico.

Accurately described on the El Cosmico website as a “Bohemian West Texas Nomadic Hotel,” El Cosmico has been welcoming guests to their fun and funky accommodations for years!

At El Cosmico, you can find almost every type of glamping known to man. This property boasts restored vintage trailers, a Kasita house, safari tents, yurts, teepees, and tent sites.

El Cosmico prides itself on being an escape from technology; guests are encouraged to unplug and unwind. The West Texas property offers yoga, workshops, and more, making this a great glamping retreat.

A few miles away, you will find the town of Marfa, where you can explore the artsy community and the elusive Marfa lights.

Green Acres ATX in Elgin

Head 24 miles east of Austin into the hill country, and you will find the town of Elgin and the perfect little place to “unplug” Green Acres ATX.

Green Acres is an eco-friendly lodge proud to be a welcome escape for guests to unwind and renew.

After spending a day walking the nature trails and enjoying the farm animals, visitors can retire to one of the unique accommodations offered at Green Acres.

Glamping takes on a whole new meaning when you enjoy one of the air-conditioned yurts, their Spartan camper, Airstream trailer, or the nicely appointed cabins. That’s a great Texas glamping experience in the Lone Star state’s hill country!

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Geronimo Creek Retreat

Photo Courtesy of Geronimo Creek Facebook Page

If staying in a teepee or a fun treehouse tops your list of glamping experiences, then Geronimo Creek Retreat is for you.

Located about 45 minutes from San Antonio, Geronimo Creek Retreat is a great getaway!

At Geronimo Creek Retreat, guests are treated to awesome fully furnished accommodations in their treehouse cabins that feature two bedrooms, kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and decks that overlook the creek.

Those choosing to stay in a teepee will love that their digs have a kitchenette and air conditioning to ensure they feel at home!

There is plenty to do while staying at Geronimo Creek as well. You can swim in their spring-fed creek (complete with rope swing), use one of the free kayaks, soak in the hot tub, play games, and more. A soak in the hot tub sounds perfect!

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The Cell Block | Clifton, Texas

Most of us wouldn’t consider staying in a jailhouse as a getaway. Well, what if I told you that there is a historic jailhouse that welcomes visitors and prides itself on being the perfect place to relax and forget your worries?

Presenting, The Cell Block in the small town of Clifton, TX. What was once a small city jail has been transformed into a luxury place to stay in downtown Clifton.

When you’re ready to call it a day, head inside to find your queen-sized bed and lock yourself in for the night inside your gated “cell block” bedroom wall.

This is definitely a fun spot in the Lone Star state.

Silver Spur Resort | Canton, Texas

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Channel your inner Pioneer for our next glamping suggestion because you can enjoy staying in a covered wagon if you choose the Silver Spur Resort in Canton.

Silver Spur offers a fun experience when you stay in their Conestoga Wagons. These wagons have a king-sized bed, a small dining table, and at least one set of bunk beds in each wagon.

The resort has many fun amenities, including an onsite restaurant and brewery, fun outdoor games, an escape room, a fishing pond, a swimming pool, a fire pit, and more.

Cypress Valley Treehouses and Cypress Valley Canopy Tours| Spicewood, TX

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Photo from Cypress Creek Retreat’s Facebook Page

Didn’t we all dream of staying in our treehouse as kids? Well, lucky for us, we can do that in the Texas Hill Country town of Spicewood, TX, at Cypress Valley Treehouses.

Cypress Valley is home to 5 different treehouses, each with unique characteristics.

Their largest treehouse, The Nest, is great for a family. While traveling, couples (like us), will enjoy the Yoki Treehouse with its soaking tub and multi-level design.

If luxurious simplicity is what you are after, then the Willow or Juniper Treehouse might be more your style. They each have a queen bed with a private deck but shared bathroom facilities.

The amenities at Cypress Valley are another reason it is considered one of the best glamping spots in Texas.

Guests can book a zip-line tour with Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours has been a Texas favorite for years as they guide guests along the 5 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, and a rappel.

Living Waters on Lake Travis | Spicewood

Another hill country choice in Spicewood, TX, Living Waters on Lake Travis is a great destination for those looking to do some glamping.

Located about 35 miles from Austin, Living Waters offers guests the feeling of serenity in nature while still enjoying the convenience of being centrally located.

Living Waters offers a variety of glamping choices, including eco-friendly glamping cabins, a safari tent, or a minimalist glamping tent.

On-site year-round perks include massage therapy, yoga, swimming, private lake access, and the use of the floating dock.

River Road Treehouses | New Braunfels

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Photo from River Road Treehouses’ Facebook Page

You will find River Road Treehouses in the Texas Hill County near the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, TX.

Guests at River Road can choose between 6 luxurious treehouses on this site. Each treehouse is equipped with a fully decked-out and ready for visitors.

Guests have access to an exclusive 1.5-acre park by the property that allows them to enjoy the Guadalupe River. In addition, there are picnic tables, fire pits, hammocks, and more. I mean, s’mores over the fire pit sound great!

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Walden Retreats – Johnson City

Head to Walden Retreats if you are looking for a unique Texas getaway. Walden offers two safari tents for visitors to choose from.

Located in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin and San Antonio along the Pedernales River. These tents boast a comfortable bed, a clawfoot tub, and more.

Visitors can enjoy the serene nature of the Texas countryside, including the Pedernales River. The 96 acres are great for exploring and the perfect location to stargaze at night!

For those visitors who want to get out and explore the Texas Hill Country, Walden is close to Pedernales Falls State Park and Fredericksburg.

4 C’s Rodeo Ranch

Located just minutes from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX, is 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch.

Head to 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch to find a location offering full RV hookups, free Wi-Fi, a full-service campground, and cabin rentals for your glamping in Texas experience.

The 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch cabin apartments have kitchens and private bathrooms. You can also rent horse stalls if you bring your trusty stallion along for the trip. Doing this means you can go horseback riding anytime you choose!

While in Stephenville visitors can enjoy a picnic in the city park, learn about the history of the town at The Stephenville Historical House Museum, or play some putt-putt golf at the local J&D Golf Land.

Spoon Mountain Glamping

porch of glamping tent looking out onto field
Photo from Spoon Mountain Facebook Page

The Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley, Texas, has welcomed visitors for years, so it only makes sense that it is also a great glamping destination!

Visitors will find the Spoon Mountain tents the perfect luxury camping experience in Wimberley, Texas!

Each tent is professionally decorated and welcomes visitors with a king-sized bed, a small kitchenette, and a walk-in shower.

Outside, you will enjoy a private deck on their hillside property. This is the perfect place to grab a glass of wine at night and settle in to watch the sunset over Wimberley.

This is a fabulous Lone Star State getaway!

Wahwahtaysee Resort

For truly luxurious camping in the hill country on the San Marcos River, you must check out Wahwahtaysee Resort. Located on 100+ acres of property between Austin and San Antonio, Wahwahtaysee Resort is one of the best glamping experience spots in the state to visit!

Wahwahtaysee features five luxury safari tents and a container cabin on their property.

A visit to Wahwahtaysee Resort will make you feel like you have escaped it all thanks to their expansive land and great experiences.

After enjoying a day of swimming, fishing, kayaking on the San Marcos River, or just relaxing, visitors can settle in for a meal from a private chef! After dinner, head to your safari tent to enjoy the outdoor shower before settling into your king-sized bed. Now, this is Texas glamping!

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Lucky Arrow Retreat

inside of tent at Lucky Arrow
Photo from Lucky Arrow Retreat’s Facebook Page

If you want to stay in a yurt for your glamping experience, consider heading to the town of Dripping Springs. You will find Lucky Arrow Retreat just minutes from Dripping Springs’ town center.

Lucky Arrow sits on 15 acres, making it a great glamping in Texas experience.

The property houses 10 yurts, each with a queen-sized bed, wi-fi, coffee, and bathrobes. While these have a shared bathhouse, that is nothing to worry about as you still have plenty of privacy, and the facilities are sparkling clean.

In addition, your yurt also comes with a private deck so you can enjoy the hill country views night and day. At night, head to the beer garden to enjoy a beer and make new friends, or relax at the pool!

In addition to the yurts, Lucky Arrow also offers several cabin choices. This is a fun Dripping Springs getaway!

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Plan your glamping escape in Texas

Hopefully, we have introduced you to the life of glamping in Texas and inspired you to try out this popular way of travel.

Whether you try glamping cabins on a lake, at Big Bend National Park, or in a yurt minutes away from the Texas wineries, we hope you’ll consider Texas for your next glamping destination. As you can see, many offer amenities like a king-sized bed, swimming pool, wi-fi, and more!

Tell us about your experience with glamping. Where is your favorite place to visit? What do you love about glamping? Comment below and let us know.

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About the Author

Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through creative content creation and her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel and accompanying social media accounts.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

Nancy Hann

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I haven't had a chance to go glamping yet, but it's on my list. You're sharing some amazing places here! I can't wait to check them out.

thattexascouple

Monday 16th of August 2021

Thank you so much! I hope you get to try it soon!

Ildiko

Sunday 15th of August 2021

While I don't like camping, I would enjoy glamping! The set-ups are so cool. I loved the treehouse site in Cypress Valley.

thattexascouple

Monday 16th of August 2021

I agree so much. Glamping is like being at a resort in the woods! :)

Trea

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Wow I had no idea there were so many great glamping spots in Texas. I really love the tree houses! Such a unique experience.

thattexascouple

Monday 16th of August 2021

Yes, aren't they cool! I hope you get to try them!

Anne Betts

Friday 23rd of July 2021

My days of crawling in and out of a two-person tent are in the distant past. Glamping sounds like something I'd embrace. Mind you, I love the idea of staying in a cell block not only because of what must be an interesting backstory but I do like seeing old buildings repurposed rather than destroyed.

thattexascouple

Sunday 25th of July 2021

I am with you, Anne. No more sleeping on the ground for us!! And yes, we love it when places repurpose old buildings also. They make for such a cool experience.

Rhonda Albom

Monday 19th of July 2021

You found some really great glamping places. I like the unique and luxurious ones like the Cypress Valley Treehouses or Geronimo Creek Retreat.

thattexascouple

Monday 19th of July 2021

Thank you so much! Those are great choices!