Updated: Dec 13, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Mesa Brewing.
6. Conestoga Ranch, Garden City
It's hard to beat a lakefront glamping resort with authentic covered wagons. Located on Bear Lake near the Idaho border, Conestoga Ranch has not just custom-made wagons, but glamping tents as well. All accommodations include electricity, en-suite bathrooms, wi-fi, and private fire pits. The wagons can also be moved (or "circled") for groups.
7. East Zion Experiences/Zion Stays, Orderville & Kanab
There are seemingly countless options for where to stay near Zion National Park. Heck, there are even several glamping resorts near Zion. But there's nothing like the accommodations at East Zion Experiences. Choose from decked-out Airstreams, container homes, or tree houses, all with private decks, fire pits, hot tubs, sweeping mountain views, and every amenity imaginable. Bonus, EZE offers several tours to explore the area's hidden gems.
8. Glamping Canyonlands, Monticello
Heading to Moab? Avoid the crowds at this off-grid, off-the-beaten-path glamping resort conveniently located between Arches National Park and The Needles District in Canyonlands. Owned by a husband and wife team, Glamping Canyonlands features luxury bell tents with queen beds and private decks, plus showers and flushing toilets.
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