Grab your partner or a group of friends. Grab your adventure pup. And get ready for a luxurious weekend. We’re going glamping!
Glamping is no doubt a word you’ve heard more and more of lately. It's trending—sure. But what exactly is it? And why should you, dear Field Mag reader, even give a rat’s tail about it? Well, keep reading.
Glamping means glamorous camping. It’s where your tents are a bit more luxe than a two-person backpacking tent, and the locations are a bit more accessible. Imagine waking up in a real bed (yes, a real bed!), next to your favorite national park (Olympic National Park anyone?), on an organic farm, and trading in your cowboy coffee for an actual slow-brewed cup. But still in your favorite speckled blue camp mug, of course.
It doesn’t make you any less of an outdoors person to enjoy bringing the best comforts of home to the campsite. Perfect for new outdoorists and seasoned campers alike (and for parents with small children or someone who might be too intimidated to try camping on their own for a night), glamping is an inviting way to experience life in nature.
And where better to set up for a weekend in a canvas safari tent, comfy yurt, or elevated tiny home than The Great Northwest. With the Evergreen State in mind, we've put together the following list of Washington glamping spots to give you access to some of the best hiking trails, views, climbing spots, national parks, and outdoor adventure in the PNW.
So, now that you know what glamping is and you have a few ideas on what to do when you go, what can you expect from this glamping list? Well, we aren’t counting cabins as glamping. Instead, you can expect plenty of safari-style canvas tents, yurts for soaking in the quiet life, and even a geodesic dome or two.
Whether you’re into hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, or just chilling around a fire pit or setting off in search of your own trail magic, these best glamping getaways from Olympia to Mount Rainier and everywhere else in Washington State, are your excuse to do that—and so much more.
12 Best Washington Glamping Spots for a Luxe Escape This Season
Vibe: Farmer in the Dell
With four glamping tents on the dell, experiencing rustic living on a working farm has never looked more appealing. Bustling with animals, and plenty of chores to get into—channel your inner farmer and lend a helping hand with the farm’s chickens, ducks, cows, and—wait for it—mini horse. Or stretch your green thumb. A mandala patterned half-acre medicinal herb garden on the property could always use some love and care. End your day with a soak in the claw foot bathtub under the stars. Just don’t forget your bathing suit, this part of the property is public to all guests.
Vibe: Island Time
Located on Orcas Island—the largest in the San Juan Islands located north of the Puget Sound—this glamping site Airbnb provides canvas tent as well as a variety of cabins. Each tent is outfitted with linens, a queen-sized bed, seating area, wifi, and outside, a BBQ and fire pit. A family-friendly glamping experience, on-site amenities include everything from a playground to a beachside bar to a hot-tub to fish-cleaning facilities.
Vibe: Slow Life Yurt Life
A place to slow down and take in the fresh farm air, Thiselle Creek Farm delivers on its promise to help you connect to the land in this PNW paradise. As part of your farm stay, stay in a 16-foot yurt embellished with all the modern bells and whistles from a woodburning stove to an outdoor heated bathtub and handcrafted cedar sauna. You can even take pieces of the farm life home—including the cedar sauna, which they sell ready-to-go. Or you can always stick to the seasonal produce, flowers, and meats from the on-property farm store instead.
Vibe: Escape the City
Getaway specializes in getting city-dwellers offline and outdoors with micro cabin campgrounds popping up across the country. About an hour outside Seattle, WA, their Mount Vernon, WA location features 36 micro cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows, private full bathrooms, air conditioning and heat, and one or two beds.
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Vibe: More Camp than Glamp
With five glamping tents to choose from, the canvas tents at Mossquatch Resort are more camp than glamp when it comes to this outdoor living experience. With real beds inside each tent, that’s about as far as the amenities go, with the addition of a space heater, fortunately. Outhouses are available around the property but don’t rely on much else being available, including running water and electricity. Just in case that sounds a little too—we’ll say—rustic for you, there are also three cabin rentals on the property, but don’t expect power or water in those either.
Vibe: Whale of a Time in the San Juans
With thoughtful details that range from binoculars for taking in the stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca lying dead ahead to Adirondack chairs perched on your private deck, staying at this plush, quiet escape will melt your stress away. Tucked gently into the side of Striped Peak and with views overlooking Freshwater Bay, spend your days scoping out lighthouses and passing ships or looking for the orca, humpback, and minke whales that migrate through the strait.
Vibe: Right at Dome
Close to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge, this 120 square foot glamping dome is nestled between ancient cedars, Douglas firs, and alder trees and is an escape into nature for the senses. There is no running water at the site, but you can expect an outdoor sink with a foot-pump-operated rain barrel for doing dishes and light washing. And while you may be tempted to make your way down to Lake Dawn below, there’s no access to the lake from the glamping dome. On the plus side, you are only 1.5 miles from the Olympic National Park entrance, so you still have plenty of other ways to spend your days and evenings. So at least there’s that.
Vibe: Pendletons, Berries, and Wine… Oh My!
Another Hurricane Ridge locale, this luxury glamping tent is all about the comforts of home. With a mini-fridge, Bluetooth speaker, wool Pendleton blankets, solar lights, a propane stove, and a hot water kettle and coffee provided, this experience is off-grid living without the off-grid hassles. Pick fresh blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, and huckleberries on the property and sip on wine from the comfort of your Adirondack chairs at sunset as you take in the views of downtown Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Sequim Bay, Dungeness, Vancouver Island, and Mount Baker in the distance.
Vibe: Holy Huts, Batman
A special project from a Field Mag fave, the team at Olson + Kundig outdid themselves on these tiny trailers. More cabin life than glamp life, these hike-to (and drive-to) huts in Washington's Methow Valley are central to every adventure you could ask for. With mountain biking, river rafting, horseback riding, golfing, yoga, fishing, and skiing all outside your front door, you might just need to extend your stay to experience everything these tiny huts have to offer. And if the Rollings Huts aren’t glamptastic enough for you, check out the safari-style Methow Tents instead. We won’t judge you.
Vibe: Ready for Rustic
For the folks who like it a bit more no-frills, a bit more just me and the great outdoors, the Overlook at Camp Forever Young has your name written all over it. Especially come fall. With maples that line the roads, turning a vibrant yellow come October, as well as overflowing waterfalls you’ll make any excuse to go out in search of, this Olympic Peninsula hideaway delivers big on the all-nature, all-the-time front. The A-frame comes with a heater, so even if you miss the chance to get here in the fall, this spot is ready for you come winter as well.
Vibe: Scenic Farm Country
With a very cool reclaimed and rebuilt fire stove, a custom-made four-poster bed topped with handmade quilts, and a couch ready for all the late afternoon book reading cozying up you can handle, this 16 x 20-foot canvas tent is ready to host guests year-round. Perched on a 20-acre energy-regenerative, off-grid family farm, pets aren’t allowed to join this adventure due to the livestock that calls this biodynamic ecosystem home, but that won’t matter once you lay eyes on the location. Situated in a remote part of the Chuckanut Mountains, you’re in a perfect spot for hiking and exploring or moseying your way into the nearby towns of Acme and Everson by way of beautiful country roads. Stop at Mama's Garden roadside stand when you do, and take your time soaking in the scenic farm country all along the way.
Vibe: We’ve Always Wanted to Sleep in a Hobbit Hole
While we’re still on the fence as to whether this counts as glamping or not, it was too fascinating not to include on this list. Part earth home, part hobbit hole (is there really any difference?), these 500-square-foot abodes sleep up to five and—as the hosts like to mention—are cannabis-friendly. Take advantage of the fact you’re within walking distance to Sequim Bay State Park and Olympic Discovery Trail and give new meaning to the term ‘grounded’ during this quirky experience.