• Taryn S.

8 Incredible Glamping Resorts in the Southwest



The American Southwest is undeniably iconic, with its awe-inspiring natural beauty, enviable year-round weather, and (well-earned) Wild Wild West reputation. Perhaps it's each of those things combined, but there's definitely something about the Southwest that's absolutely perfect for glamping resorts.


Whether you prefer a luxury yurt or a rustic, as-close-to-nature-as-you-can-get-without-actually-camping experience, you'll find it in the Southwest. To help you plan your next getaway, we rounded up eight of the best glamping resorts in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.


American Southwest glamping resorts


Maybe you're the type who genuinely enjoys "roughing it," or perhaps your idea of camping involves air-conditioning, running water, and luxury bedding. Whichever end of the spectrum you're on, one of these glamping resorts in the Southwest is the perfect fit.


A tipi on a platform with chairs nearby in the desert at one of the glamping resorts in the Southwest

Arizona


1. Grand Canyon Eco Retreat, Kaibab National Forest


It's no wonder Outside magazine named this the best Hipcamp in Arizona — the 10-acre off-grid property has three eco-yurts and a tiny A-frame cabin, plus a shared bathroom and even a sauna. Better yet, it's just 45 minutes from the Grand Canyon and 10 minutes from the adorable historic town of Williams. The hosts also offer guided yoga, bike tours, and hikes.


An A-frame cabin on a wooden platform with a rainbow in the sky and trees at Grand Canyon Eco Retreat
Photo courtesy of @grandcanyonecoretreat

2. Shash Diné Glamping Hotel, Page


This stunning glamping destination is situated on a working sheep ranch on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just 12 miles from Page (the home of Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon). Choose from well-appointed bell tents, covered sheep wagons, traditional Navajo hogans, or the Kyoob, an airy and modern tiny cabin.


A woman wearing a hat sitting in the opening of a glamping tent at Shash Dine, one of the top glamping destinations in the Southwest
Photo courtesy of @shashdineecoretreat

3. TinyCamp Sedona, Sedona


Situated on the outskirts of iconic Sedona, TinyCamp is one of Arizona's most sought-after glamping resorts. The five custom, solar-powered tiny homes are all unique and feature air-conditioning, luxury bathrooms, and private stargazing decks with fire pits. Some also have hot tubs! TinyCamp is pet-friendly, so bring Fido!


The inside of a tiny home at Tiny Camp Sedona, one of the best glamping resorts in the Southwest. Wooden walls and floors, refrigerator, couch with two pillows, a television, and more interior furnishings
Photo courtesy of @tinycampsedona

New Mexico


4. Taos Goji Eco-Lodge, San Cristobal


Nestled at the base of the majestic Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Taos Goji is one of the most beautiful glamping resorts in the Southwest. The property is situated on a 40-acre goji berry farm, and the farm animals are part of the charm. Stay in one of two tipis for an authentic glamping experience, and don't miss soaking in the solar-powered Japanese cedar hot tub.


A white tipi on a wooden platform with two chairs and blankets out front, on the property of Taos Goji, one of the best glamping resorts in New Mexico
Photo courtesy of @taosgoji

5. Hotel Luna Mystica, Taos


Hotel Luna Mystica describes itself as a "vintage trailer hotel" and indeed, each of the 20+ trailers hails from the 1950s or '60s. Don't let that deter you, though — the trailers have modern amenities including A/C and heat, locally-sourced artisan bath products, and wi-fi. Bonus: walk to highly celebrated Taos