“Get glamping!” is our mantra this summer, and particularly so if its glamping in the White Mountains of NH.
Let your imagination run wild through the woods with thoughts of canvas-walled tents lit by lanterns, queen-sized beds topped with plump pillows, and outdoorsy amenities found right outside your door.
Whether you’re on the hunt for camping cabins for families or a romantic, tucked-away retreat for two, make this selection of glamping options your go-to all season long.
YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK CAMP RESORT: GLEN ELLIS (Glen, NH)
Are you looking to dip your toe in the great outdoors?
Book your glamping stay at Yogi's Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Glen, NH. This camping-meets-glamping option is situated next to a serene stretch of the Saco River and it offers everything from tent spots and RV sites with full hookups (take your pick of riverfront or wooded) to capacious cabins with screened-in porches.
For us though, the big draw is Glen-Ellis Jellystone’s glamping pods. In addition to a cozy bed and fire pit and several other amenities, guests can savor the feeling of “roughing it” outside during the daytime while enjoying a great night’s sleep come sundown.
In addition to the pods, we can’t help but extoll this property’s other great amenities, including a swimming pool, volleyball, tubing, pickleball, and even a Bark Park for four-legged friends!
HUTTOPIA WHITE MOUNTANS (ALBANY, NH)
If you’re centering your travels around Mount Washington Valley, get the most bang for your adventurous buck and book a stay with Huttopia White Mountains. This Albany, NH outpost has got it all: lakeside real estate, canvas tents, wood chalets and tiny houses, baby kit rentals to keep your little one content, and even a fabulous retro Airstream serving up homemade pizza.
Not sold yet? There’s al fresco acoustic music, beach yoga, farm-to-table sampling, and activities every morning in the summer to keep the kiddos entertained while you linger over a cup of coffee at your campsite.
Last but not least, lest you miss adding it to your “must-do’s” list, we’d have to say that taking a spin around Iona Lake aboard a rented canoe, kayak, or paddleboard is one of the best activities of the summer.
LUMEN NATURE RETREAT (WOODSTOCK, NH)
Crisp bed linens. A chic climate-controlled bathhouse. Reservable saunas and smokeless firepits. These are just a few of the many great amenities waiting at Lumen Nature Retreat in Woodstock, NH.
This relative newcomer to the glamping scene is all about style and serenity, and it has the Instagram creds to prove it. Take a scroll through Lumen’s socials and you’ll quickly fall in love with the minimalist Hygge vibes found in their glamping cabins. If you want to get even one step closer to camping, select an A-Frame or Safari tent to revel in the sweet sounds of nearby birdsong each morning.
All options encourage guests to savor the feeling of being outside while never missing out on the comforts of a thoughtfully curated home. Also? Franconia Notch State Park and many major attractions are only a short drive away!
ALPINE GARDEN GLAMPING AND WINERY (BARTLETT, NH)
Hobbit homes, glamping cabins, and treehouses, OH MY! The Alpine Garden Glamping and Winery offers luxury camping accommodations nestled within a relaxing forestscape in the Mount Washington Valley.
During your stay, be sure to take a dip in their heated pool and enjoy a glass of their hand-crafted wine or cider at their on-property winery.
Do you love the call of the open road and watching the odometer whirl through the miles? Select a rig from Walden Campervans for your next romp through the White Mountains!
Walden’s fleet of custom, thoughtfully designed campervans will completely upend your expectations of “van life”. Some options sleep up to 3, while many also offer a dog-friendly package. All campervans boast a modern-meets-outdoorsy design aesthetic as well as necessities like independent heating systems and a stunning roof deck for stargazing.
So how does it all work? Walden Campervans is based out of Woburn, MA, so you’ll pick up your rig at their HQ (which is ideally situated for travelers coming from southern New England or Logan Airport). Onsite parking allows you to leave your car in a safe spot while you set out on your grand adventure to the White Mountains. Post-trip, drop off is easy as pie.
So what will it be? A tricked-out campervan rental in the White Mountains, an A-frame tent by a babbling brook, or family-friendly cabins? If it was up to us, we’d say try it all! Just keep in mind that glamping is growing ever popular in our neck of the woods (aka, book early).
You can also check out our guide to camping in the White Mountains for additional (albeit slightly less luxe) options.