Glamping in Virginia is full of possibilities, as the temperate climate means three-season camping is usually a good bet. The state is threaded by the Blue Ridge Parkway and famous Appalachian trail, so hiking is never far off. Some of Virginia has shoreline and beaches, but our focus is on the lovely woodlands of the state.
The southern and western parts of Virginia are open for exploration by booking night or two in the quiet countryside in the comfort of a cabin or yurt. We’ve found four glamping accommodations, ranging from affordable to bucket-list pricey, that put you in the wilderness of one of the most beautiful US states.
1. The best glamping spots in Virginia begin with Shenandoah National park, a dedicated national preserve full of gentle woodlands, creeks and waterfalls. Nearby, the scenic Skyline Drive offers up spectacular views of the gentle mountains in this region. Book a glamping site through the park for a surprisingly affordable glamping excursion.
2. For extreme luxury, you won’t want to pass up glamping at the Honeysuckle Hideaway campground near the national park in Staunton. Your Tentrr glamping tent comes with an expansive deck looks out into the Middle River in the Shenandoah Valley. You’ll gaze at luscious rolling hills and animals on the property’s working farm, either from your spacious room or while enjoying a cocktail on deck. The amenities here are almost as good as the view, which ranges from a sea of greens in spring to a rainbow of yellows, reds and oranges in October and November.
3. At Beaverdam, Virginia’s All Good Acres Campground, you’ll rest in one of two tent cabins with a queen size bed, a camp table and benches, a fire pit and Adirondack chairs overlooking the property’s peaceful pond. With two options for glamping—Sunset on The Pond & Sunrise on The Pond—you can decide between viewing the setting sun or the rising sun right from your bed. As well, you’ll have a personal farm tour of the working ranch just north.
4. Looking for something closer to the ocean? Eastern Virginia is home to plenty of great campsites, but Sweet Gum campground near Chincoteague and Assateague Island National Seashore takes glamping in Virginia to the next level. A cozy pre-built tent cabin will be your home during your stay on the Pony Pines Farm—a working horse farm and animal sanctuary.
The four destinations above are just a taste of what awaits anyone deciding that glamping or camping in Virginia is the right getaway. The state has a well-planned and well-maintained network of state parks as well as private and converted glamping spots on farms and throughout Virginia’s many rural spaces.