All around the beautiful state of Michigan, there are various opportunities to be in the outdoors. One of the trendiest, fun ways to enjoy the outdoors is by glamping!
What is Glamping?
Glamping is well known as luxurious or glorious camping, where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It is a different and unique camping experience that can only be described as memorable. Glamping was created for travelers who do not enjoy the less glamorous side of camping and turn it into a luxurious vacation getaway. Glamping is not just a summer fun event, it takes place year-round in Michigan. You may or may not love camping but glamping is for any traveler. If you’re looking for a unique vacation experience, consider one of these glamping locations.
Rocky Top Farms
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Rocky Top Farms is a northern Michigan hideaway located in Ellsworth near Sixmile Lake and Ben-way Lake. The proximity to the two lakes leads to some stunning Michigan sunsets. The glamping areas include boho tents, treehouse, cabin, and Rocky Top lodging. There is a lot going on at the farm; they strive to grow the best cherries in the state of Michigan and create high-quality fruit jams. They are also known for their homemade butter. Next time you are planning to visit northern Michigan check out the glamorous Rocky Top Farms and make sure to grab a handcrafted gift from their shop!
Wild Cherry Resort
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Wild Cherry Resort is best known as an RV park and campground, but they also offer yurts. Here you can go glamping in a ‘rustic way’ with no water or electricity; the clubhouse is a short distance that can provide all electricity needs. The resort is perfectly located in northern Michigan to provide you with peaceful surroundings, but also near activities. Visit the vineyards in Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay or explore the 30 acres of woods with hiking trails or paved bike trails.
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Located on Lake Superior, Paddler’s Village is an ‘outdoor enthusiast’ resort filled with adventure by incredible landmarks you won’t want to miss. Right by Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Rainbow Cave, Indian Head Rock, Grand Island, and many more national wonders. Paddler’s Village offers different vacation packages including kayak tours, boat cruises, dining, and more. Take this opportunity to glamp in the Upper Peninsula to explore the incredible wonders of Michigan!
Camp Buttercup is a romantic, luxury English style glamping resort located near Ann Arbor, which you cannot miss! It is not a far drive from any central Michigan location for it is only 10 miles west of Ann Arbor. The sophisticated shepherd hut is spacious and allows you to relax and release the stress from your life. Camp Buttercup offers paddle boarding, bird watching, biking, and adult coloring classes that will make your trip memorable. If you’re looking for a glamorous weekend getaway but don’t want to go too far, Camp Buttercup is your perfect find!
Lime Island State Recreation Area
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Little Lime Island is an Upper Peninsula delicacy that offers cottages and tent camping. The island is often considered to be a hidden gem since you have to travel 2 1/2 miles toward the Canadian border across the St. Marys River. Visitors marvel at the island’s northern light views. The area has limited electricity, allowing you to disconnect and fully enjoy wildlife conservation.
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Mount Bohemia is a unique glamping mountain experience in the Upper Peninsula that offers a variety of fun. Bohemia is a 585-acre full range skiing mountain that welcomes ski and snowboard activists from all around. Yurt lodging is right on the mountain, which makes skiing right out of your front door possible. The grounds include the largest hot tub in the UP, a log cabin bar with wood fire pizza so you never have to leave if you don’t want to.
Living Heart Yurt
Living Heart Yurt is a single yurt located on the edge of Ann Arbor. The yurt has a raised sky-dome, makes the 30-foot space seem large. It is located on 5 acres of land to explore or you can take a short trip to downtown for city events or a delicious meal. The woodstove will keep you toasty on cold Michigan days and nights making it a great getaway any time of year. Consider Living Heart Yurt if you’re looking for a short city escape or a night under the stars, this yurt is for you!
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The Fields in South Haven is a first of its kind luxury glamping experience as you spend an enchanted night on a blueberry farm in incredible tee-pees. They offer a variety of services that many glamping locations don’t making them unique. Luxurious services such as breakfast brought from local chefs daily, delicious blueberries fresh from the farm, local fresh handmade pies to start happy hour, and cozy campfires under the starry night sky. It is a stay you will never forget filled with endless activities including sailing, biking, wine tasting, boat rentals, fishing, and farm visits. Start off on the right foot by exploring South Haven by staying at The Fields.
RGarges Up North Airstream
RGargesFarm moved their vintage airstream from their southwest farm property up north near Petoskey State Park. Being located near Lake Michigan, travelers can enjoy warm summer days in the water or wintertime ski resort activities. The host holds a degree in outdoor recreation and can give great recommendations for fun adventures such as ski slopes, golf courses, great restaurants, wineries, and breweries!
The Lost Tepee
The Lost Tepee is a charming hut right on the Straits of Mackinac. The location provides a lot of opportunities for taking Instagram worthy pictures. It is near popular restaurants and tourist attractions in Saint Ignace so you will never get bored. If you want a one-of-a-kind glamping experience, The Lost Tepee is worth renting.