Glamping is all the rage in Michigan at the moment. While you may think that you’ve missed out on glamping over the summer, many people go glamping in locations around Michigan during the winter months. So you might be wondering:
What is Glamping?
Glamping, also known as glamorous camping or luxury camping, is the 21st century’s response to traditional camping. Glamping is for travelers who want to experience the glamorous and more positive aspects of camping but want to bypass everything negatively associated with camping. While you may want to go kayaking, hiking and have a meal by the fireplace on your camping trip, you may not want to bring your own kayaks, plan out a route for hiking or prepare a fire and pack a meal for your trip.
Various sites and locations are starting to provide glamping services across Michigan for travelers who want a unique camping experience but do not want to have to deal with the less glamorous aspects of camping.
Where can I glamp in Michigan?
Below are some glampgrounds and spots in Michigan that provide glamping services of some kind.
An English style estate located a short drive from Ann Arbor in Dexter, MI. Stay in a private shepherd hut modeled after 16th-century huts used by shepherds looking after their grazing flocks. Their huts have oak flooring, excellent kitchens and large bathrooms with a shower. The area surrounding Camp Buttercup offers plenty of options including paddle boarding, bird watching and biking. Camp Buttercup’s staff are always there to assist with any of your camping needs and often lead glampers in classes like adult coloring classes. Camp Buttercup is a great glamping option that may not be too far from home.
Wild Cherry Resort
Wlid Cherry Resort is a RV resort and campground on the Leelanau Peninsula between the towns of Suttons Bay and Leland. The Leelanau Peninsula offers many tourist-friendly activities including wineries, beaches, shopping, hiking and town exploring, and Wild Cherry Resort is an excellent base camp for exploring the peninsula. Located just down the road from the city of Traverse City, you’re in a remote area but not too far away from civilization. Accommodations at Wild Cherry Resort have fully furnished four-person yurts that include a queen size bed, one twin trundle, a day bed, dressers, a table and chairs.
Mount Bohemia is an all-inclusive 1,100-acre resort nestled on the edge of Lake Lac La Belle. Meals, equipment, lodging and guides are included and guests have the option to stay in a variety of different accommodations including hostels, yurts, inns and log cabins.