Are you looking for a unique way to spend more time outside in Vermont without pitching your tent in a crowded campground? Glamping might just be your answer!
Whether you want to hike a rugged mountain peak, find solitude on a remote lake, or dig into Vermont’s local history or craft beer scene, you can choose your own adventure with a Vermont glamping vacation.
Glamping in Vermont provides many of the comforts of home in a beautiful outdoor setting, and let me tell you – this part of New England is all about natural beauty!
From the shores of Lake Champlain to the rugged Green Mountains, and every place in between, glamping in Vermont is a fabulous way to get outside in all four seasons.
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How to find Amazing Glamping in Vermont
So, what exactly is glamping and why do we love it so? Glamping is for people who enjoy spending time outdoors but are less thrilled with sleeping on the ground.
A perfect glamping experience offers comfy accommodations in an outdoor setting, so you get perks like a real bed, a source of heat, and a kitchen, making it the perfect getaway for nature lovers.
You can still enjoy hiking trails, campfires, and relaxing outdoors, and then take advantage of some added comforts. See why we love it?
I use several online resources when searching for the best glamping near me. Here’s a quick overview of the booking platforms that we use frequently:
- VRBO – We are still waiting for VRBO to update its online filter to include glamping and camping, but you can search for cabins, cottages, and castles! We have found a lot of hidden gems on VRBO, and many of them are quite affordable.
- Hipcamp – Hipcamp specializes in all types of private campsites, not just glamping in Vermont. Properties are usually quite rustic and affordable, and there are a lot of dog-friendly glampsites to choose from. If you are new to Hipcamp, use our referral link to get $10 in Hipcash for your first stay.
- Glamping Hub – We have found some awesome Vermont glamping opportunities on Glamping Hub, which features yurts, treehouses, cabins, and glamping tents. Glamping sites on this platform do tend to be more luxurious and expensive, but the booking process is easy and there are lots of properties to choose from.
- Airbnb – If you navigate to the Airbnb website, you can quickly click on an icon on the top menu bar to find all kinds of cool glamping sites, including domes, yurts, tiny homes, and A-frames. Airbnb is one of the most popular booking sites for a reason!
The Best Glamping in Vermont for Your Next Vacation
We’ve stayed in many of these gorgeous Vermont glamping spots as we’ve delved deeper into our glamping craze. Others have been added to our glamping bucket list so that we’re always inspired to try new and unique spots when planning a trip.
Now, get out there and discover all the cool things you can do while glamping in Vermont! Here’s some inspiration to help you plan your next outdoor adventure.
Moose Meadow Treehouse in Duxbury, Vermont (May – October)
Dogs: 25 pounds or less for an extra fee
Moose Meadow Treehouse is part of Moose Meadow Lodge, an incredible bed & breakfast that somehow manages to be rustic and incredibly luxurious at the same time.
Located just outside of Waterbury, Vermont, this is the spot you want to go for a little romance, and it’s perfect for a honeymoon suite, an anniversary celebration, or simply a magical night away.
This is one of the most luxurious treehouse rentals in Vermont and it makes an enchanting, next-level getaway for a special occasion!
Nestled in the woods next to a small pond, the unique touches to this treehouse are the ones you’ll never forget. An outdoor shower gives you unparalleled views of the mountains, and a gas stove will keep you toasty on chilly evenings.
Treehouse guests are treated to a full breakfast each morning and have access to the hot tub in the main lodge, as well as an abundance of hiking trails that crisscross the property.
Things to do near Duxbury, VT: We can’t imagine why you would want to leave such a paradise, but the town of Waterbury has lots of great restaurants, including the world-famous Hen of the Wood and Prohibition Pig. If you’re looking for a challenging hike with a fantastic 360-degree view, hop on the Long Trail and trek up to the top of Camel’s Hump. It’s 6.5 miles, round-trip, and rated as difficult.
Song Bird Sangha Yurt in New Haven, Vermont
Welcome to Song Bird Sangha yurt in New Haven, Vermont, just outside of Bristol. This beautiful yurt sleeps two in the well-appointed loft and includes a full kitchen, a pellet stove for chilly nights, a bathroom with a claw-foot tub, and a cozy living room and dining area.
The location makes this woodland yurt feel more like a camping destination — it is nestled in the woods on a 23-acre farm. The outdoor seating area and fire pit allow you to relax after a day of hiking or exploring.
While you have ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during your visit, you can cook your meals and sleep in comfort.
During my stay, I was able to meander around the farm, meet the horses (more on that later), and head into town, which was just a five-minute drive away. Ellen, my host for the weekend, made sure I had everything I needed for a relaxing stay and was a great resource for finding things to do and places to eat around town.
Ellen also hosts a horse experience through Airbnb — meet the horses, and learn how to integrate their wisdom to live more grounded and balanced through the practice of mindful techniques and direct interaction with the horses.
Things to do near Bristol, Vermont: There are so many great waterfalls and hiking trails near Bristol! The hike to Bristol Ledges is two miles round-trip and features gorgeous views at the top. Afterward, head over to Bartlett Falls for a dip — it’s one of our favorite swimming holes in all of Vermont.
If you don’t want to cook, be sure to make reservations at the Bobcat Cafe in downtown Bristol. You will not be disappointed!
The Dome at Quarry Brook Farm in Putney, Vermont
We discovered this Vermont glamping gem on Hipcamp. In case you don’t know about Hipcamp — it’s a booking platform that allows you to find unique, eclectic, and private camping and glamping all over the United States.
This little home-away-from-home in Putney is everything you could hope for when glamping in Vermont — it’s private, cozy, and situated on 20 secluded acres with lots of trails for snowshoeing and hiking.
The interior of the dome is the aesthetic of every glamping retreat I’ve ever fallen in love with — lots of open space, plenty of light and warmth, and a super cozy bed next to a roaring woodstove.
It’s very simple and very inviting. More importantly, it is warm. As long as we kept the woodstove going during our stay, we were toasty, although mornings were cool because we let the fire die down in the night.
Dogs are permitted here, which we always appreciate, but they do have two dogs of their own and chickens too, so keep that in mind.
Things to do near Putney, Vermont: There are lots of trails to explore right on the property around the dome, but you should also check out Putney Mountain, which is part of a huge and elaborate trail system managed by the Putney Mountain Association and the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.
Tanglebloom Cabin in Brookline, Vermont
If ever there was an idyllic setting for a romantic Vermont getaway, Tanglebloom Flower Farm has to be it!
Tanglebloom’s host, Melissa, grows a variety of flowers on a sunny acre surrounded by trees in Southern Vermont, not far from the bustling town of Brattleboro. Just paces from the rows of colorful blooms is a secret path that meanders into the woods.
The rustic, open-air sleeping cabin is just big enough for a bed, a small table, and a chair, yet it is airy and open to the sights, sounds, and smells of the surrounding forest.
Tanglebloom cabin features an outdoor fire pit, table, kitchen area, private outhouse, outdoor shower, and wood-fired hot tub.
Relax near a crackling fire, take in the peekaboo view, or meander through the woods as the sun sinks behind the trees. A night at Tanglebloom is truly good for the soul.
Things to do near Brookline, Vermont: There’s an awesome swimming hole under the West Dummerston Covered Bridge, about 6 miles south of the cabin. Head into Brattleboro and visit the galleries, grab coffee at Fire Arts Cafe, and check out Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.
Remote Yurt with a Hot Tub in Bakersfield, VT
We are putting this gorgeous Vermont yurt on our wish list for this year!
Not only does this beautiful yurt in Bakersfield feature modern amenities, gorgeous views, and an incredible outdoor hot tub, but it’s also close to ski resorts, hiking trails, breweries, and more. The yurt sleeps two comfortably, is dog-friendly, and provides Wi-Fi for those of you who can’t unplug during your Vermont vacation.
There is a washer/dryer, a gourmet kitchen, and a full bathroom with a shower. Outdoors, you’ll have access to a deck with gorgeous mountain views, a fire pit, a cozy hot tub, and about a billion stars to enjoy.
Things to do near Bakersfield, Vermont: Check out the beautiful covered bridges in nearby Montgomery, go skiing at Jay Peak (or enjoy the indoor waterpark), or head into downtown St. Albans for shopping and dining on Lake Champlain. Everything is just a short drive from the yurt.
Studio Cabins at Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont
Sterling Ridge Resort in beautiful Jeffersonville, Vermont (north of Stowe) features a collection of rustic cabins for glamping in Vermont. These beautiful cabins have fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi, queen or king-sized beds, and full bathrooms. Some have wood-burning fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs for the ultimate romantic getaway!
The studio cabins are perfect for two people, but there are cabins at Sterling Ridge Resort that sleep up to 14 people.
Spend your days exploring the mountains of northern Vermont — hiking, paddling, skiing, or road-tripping, then head back to your cozy cabin in the woods where you can cook a meal, pour yourself a glass of wine, and relax next to the fire pit and let the night sounds surround you.
Things to do in the Jeffersonville area of Vermont: Access the network of trails at Sterling Ridge or hike into Brewster River Gorge, rent kayaks at Vermont Canoe & Kayak and paddle the Lamoille River, or go skiing at Smuggler’s Notch Resort.
Zen of the Woods Tiny Cabin in Chester, Vermont
Located in Chester in Southern Vermont, Zen of the Woods is a cozy, thoughtfully designed tiny cabin retreat minutes from Okemo Mountain.
You will find all the comforts of home inside — a small kitchenette, a king-size bed in the loft, twin bunk beds downstairs, a full bathroom, and a cozy wood stove. High-speed internet is included for those who can’t unplug on their vacation.
Outdoors, you are surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautiful forest and farmland. Enjoy your morning coffee on the covered porch or the nearby picnic table, enjoy a fire in the fire pit, or grill up dinner on the barbecue.
Things to do near Chester: Visit in the winter to ski Okemo, or hike to the fire tower in the summer. Be sure to stop into the Southern Pie Cafe in Chester for PIE and a maple latte, and make reservations at Homestyle Hotel in Ludlow for a fantastic dinner.
The Red Shed in Mount Holly, Vermont
Located on three beautiful acres, the Red Shed is nestled on the backside of Okemo Mountain in Mount Holly. This delightful one-bedroom cabin is entirely off-grid with a wood stove for heat and solar electricity for the water pump and the interior lights. There’s no internet here, so be prepared to unplug!
But, just because it’s off-grid, doesn’t mean that it’s not the coziest of spots for a Vermont glamping vacation. Inside features a spacious living area with a small kitchenette, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower, plus an additional outdoor shower behind the cabin. There is a sleeping loft with two additional beds upstairs.
Outside, you’ll be treated to fantastic mountain views, along with a fire pit, picnic table, Adirondack chairs, and lots of room to relax. From here, you can easily access the famous Appalachian Trail for hiking, lakes for swimming, and beautiful Buttermilk Falls.
The Argosy Camp in Jericho, Vermont (May – October)
This adorable retro Airstream camper is located on two private, wooded acres in Jericho, Vermont. It’s off-grid glamping in Vermont at its finest and features plenty of modern amenities with a retro feel that is as inviting as it is comfortable.
With a double bed and twin bunks, a full bathroom, and a well-stocked kitchen in a compact and cozy space, this makes a wonderful romantic getaway or solo vacation spot. Heat, hot water, and electricity are powered by solar, and there is an indoor and outdoor shower.
Spend your evening indoors spinning records and playing board games, or outdoors in the hammock or next to the fire. This is a choose-your-own-adventure vacation!
Things to do around Jericho: We hear there’s a local swimming hole just a short walk from the property, but if you venture farther afield, be sure to stop at Poorhouse Pies in Underhill (Pie fixes everything) and Palmer Hill Maple in Jericho for a maple creemee. I also recommend checking out the Snowflake Bentley exhibit and the cool gift shop at the Old Red Mill in Jericho.
Tiny Home with a Sauna in Williamstown, Vermont
This charming and cozy tiny house is centrally located in the hills of Central Vermont. Relax in front of the electric fireplace while streaming your favorite show, sip your coffee in the comfy breakfast nook, and create simple meals in the small kitchenette. There is a queen-size bed and a sofa bed with room for three people.
Outside your door, you’ll find a complete outdoor living room with a barbecue grill, a table and chairs, and a sofa, plus a Nordic cedar barrel sauna. This is the perfect summer getaway if you like pampering yourself!
Things to do near Williamstown: Check out the Millstone Trails traversing the historic quarry lands of Millstone Hill. Tour the Rock of Ages Quarry in Barre, and meander around Hope Cemetery, one of the coolest cemeteries I’ve ever been to.
Vintage Airstream in St. George, Vermont (May – October)
Looking for glamping near Burlington? Stay in this 24-foot 1961 Airstream Tradewind Land Yacht! in St. George. This is a classic travel trailer with comfy memory foam mattresses, a refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi, TV with a smart DVD player, air conditioning, heat, and indoor plumbing with hot water.
Located on 1/3 of an acre of grassy land, this is not wilderness camping, but it’s an eclectic lodging opportunity if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.
Things to do near St. George: Visit Shelburne Farms for the farm animals, the walking trails, and the awesome views, then head over to Shelburne Museum to tour the largest art and history museum in northern New England.
Cozy Yurt Near Kingdom Trails in Burke, Vermont
Explore the 100+ miles of multi-use trails that have been recognized as the best mountain biking in the country. This off-grid 20-foot yurt in Burke can comfortably accommodate six people, with additional room for tents outside. It’s the perfect place for relaxing after a long day on the trails.
This rustic getaway includes non-potable running water, a two-burner propane cooktop, a heated outdoor shower, and a clean wooden outhouse. There is no electricity or Wi-Fi.
The yurt is just two miles from Kingdom Trails and a short drive from Burke Mountain. Located on 38 private acres, and dog-friendly, this off-grid paradise is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to explore more of the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont.
Do you know of an awesome Vermont glamping spot that we should add to the list? Drop me an email and I’ll check it out!
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Tara Schatz is a freelance writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Vermont Explored and Back Road Ramblers, an American road trip blog. She is also the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, which was released in May 2023, and the author of 100+ Wonderful Ways to Experience Vermont.