The secret to success for glamping in Oregon is to consider the season. While rain and mist can be romantic, if you choose any time between November and April you’ll likely be spending most of your time inside. The best non-peak-season month in Oregon is, arguably, October, although it’s a dice roll as to when the cloudy skies or sunny ones will dominate. May through September are perfect for glamping and camping if you can beat the crowds.
Glamping in Oregon during the off-season will reward you with some precious solitude. But make sure you choose an outpost where you’ll be warm and cozy even if (or more likely, when) the temperatures start dropping and the rain clouds start rolling in. Here are four fantastic glamping spots that will get you into the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty, while also keeping you sheltered from that notorious cold and rainy weather!
Oregon’s mighty coast has a tradition of cozy glamping (read on to see what we say about state parks), but The Black Moon Farm might just take the cake as one of the best glampsites in all of the Beaver State. With a tent cabin overlooking one of three functioning cranberry bogs on site, you’ll have farmland comforts just one mile from the ocean. The owners offer a guided tour of the property, and even accept offers of help working on the farm for campers looking to go the extra mile.
Found in the foothills of Southern Oregon and the town of Cave Junction, this unique glamping site resides on the edge of a peaceful creek. This quiet, secluded location is actually very convenient to a handful of great outdoor destinations. A 30-minute drive east up the mountains gets you to the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve. Less than 30-minutes in the opposite direction takes you right into the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. 30-minutes south takes you across the stateline into California, and a reasonable 2.5-hour drive gets you to Crater Lake National Park. The campsite itself is a fully featured glamping setup with electricity, a queen size bed, bedside lamps, restroom facilities, a picnic table, and a covered deck area with adirondack chairs and a fire ring. It’s hard to imagine a better spot to rest your head after spending the day exploring all of the amazing natural areas around you.
Feeling like taking a much needed getaway from the Portland/Vancouver area? Locals know you don’t have to drive far to get to nature. And even though this campsite is actually located over the Oregon border, in Washington, LisBon Acres R&R is just 35-minutes north of Portland. The rural Amboy, WA location feels worlds apart from its neighbor, Portland. And it comes with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing break from urban life. With swimming at nearby Lake Merlin, plus hiking, climbing and skiing at Mt. St. Helens, you might never want to return to the city again! And we haven’t even talked about the amenities yet. For example, the heated canvas tent, the cozy queen size bed, the private restroom, the solar shower, and the covered kitchen area with a sink, a wood stove, a campfire grill, a picnic table, and more!
Lastly, for a few more affordable glamping options in Oregon, check out their state parks. Oregon state parks were building yurts way before it was fashionable, so most of the state parks offer accommodations beyond just a picnic table and some level ground. Check out Umpqua State Park along the coast, where you can rent a cabin or a yurt for less than $75/night. Each comes with a fire pit, and inside there are even small mattresses for some added comfort. Bring your own linens or sleeping bag and check out this little campground on the shores of a small lake—plus the opportunity to do some sand dune hiking is just a short drive away.