Travel & Selling Tips / Enjoy the outdoors at 10 of the best glamping sites in New England
Enjoy the outdoor life without giving up home comforts
Glamping in New England is a mostly seasonal affair, lasting from spring through to fall. Some cabins and Airstreams, however, offer year-round camping. Either way, you can enjoy the outdoor life without giving up home comforts.
Huttopia White Mountains | Albany, New HampshireThis woodland retreat at the base of the White Mountains stands by Iona Lake, 10 miles north of the busier village of North Conway, which is home to artisan shops, restaurants and the Conway Scenic Railroad.
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The Huttopia White Mountains retreat has 97 free-standing accommodations ranging from wood and canvas tents to chalet-style cabins, all set around a central square with heated swimming pool, Wi-Fi and outdoor games. There’s an Airstream cafe and a bathhouse with dishwashing facility.
Huttopia Southern Maine | Sanford, MaineSanford is about 20 miles inland from the tony seaside town of Kennebunkport, a lively hub for dining, shopping local arts and craft stores, and for beach lounging. This lakeside woodland retreat has woodland canvas tents and chalets, and full Vista tiny houses with home comforts in miniature.
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There’s a bathhouse and dishwashing center, and the main lodge has Wi-Fi, a grocery store, indoor games and a cafe. Outdoors, there a heated pool, bocce and volleyball courts, and a playground.
Sandy Pines Campground | Kennebunkport, MaineKennebunkport’s Sandy Pines Campground, near beautiful Goose Rocks Beach, offers a variety of accommodations, including designer glamp tents and unique luxury cabins. Add-on teepees for kids are available.
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Communal bathrooms include an area with big sinks for dish and clothes washing. The main lodge has Wi-Fi, a lounge with a fireplace and grocery store. There’s a heated saltwater pool, bike rentals, paddleboards and kayaks.
AutoCamp Cape Cod | Falmouth, MassachusettsLocated on Cape Cod’s southwestern corner, just outside one of the Cape’s least touristy towns, Falmouth, AutoCamp Cape Cod offers year-round Airstream “suites” – with heat/AC and deluxe en suite bathrooms – and seasonal glamp tents, which share the round-the-clock communal bathrooms located in the Clubhouse.
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The Clubhouse also has a commissary selling essentials – from s’mores kits to local beer – and an indoor fire pit. Each camp has its own fire pit and grill.
Under Canvas Acadia | Surry, MaineUnder Canvas campsites are located near national parks, and this northern Maine location puts glampers near gorgeous Acadia National Park, but also on the scenic waterfront of Union River Bay. The main lodge includes a waterfront dining area, and there’s daily yoga and live music to enjoy.
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The safari tents are furnished with proper West Elm furniture and have wood-burning stoves, private decks and rainfall showers. Some are waterfront.
Getaway Blake Brook | Epsom, New HampshireGetaway Blake Brook is actually the Brooklyn-based tiny home camping company’s southern New Hampshire location, less than a 30-minute-drive from the state capital of Concord. Surrounded by dense woodland, each cabin is positioned so that its big picture window looks at trees and not at another camp.
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The split-level interiors offer a dining area and fully equipped kitchenette, a platform bed and bathrooms. Each cabin has its own fire pit, grilling grate, picnic table and Adirondack chairs.
Terramor | Bar Harbor, MaineThis outdoor resort in Acadia National Park offers designer wood frame canvas glamp tents with a sitting area and king-sized beds. The Lodge includes a restaurant and bar, The Kitchen, and there’s a communal outdoor grilling spot.
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Entertainment and experiences include yoga, birding, cooking demos and stargazing under Acadia’s dark sky. Relax in the pool and hot tub, and explore the park and amble through quaint Bar Harbor.
Moose Meadow Lodge | Waterbury, VermontNot exactly glamp tents, but more of a bohemian backwoods glamp camp of cabins and a fabulous treehouse, Moose Meadow Lodge offers the same kind of get-away-from-it-all stay as a campsite.
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Come summer’s heat or winter’s snow, this bed and breakfast offers luxury log cabins with all the comforts of a boutique hotel, including hair dryers and robes. And from May until October, the remarkable treehouse is available for a unique stay among 82 secluded acres of serene forest and meadow.
Glamp Frogmore | Coventry, Rhode IslandSet on 35 acres abutting the 295-acre Maxwell Mays Audubon Refuge, this private forest retreat offers stays in a large furnished glamping tent, all ready with bed linens and pillows, and the option of an extra pop-up tent. Firewood and fire starters, cooking pans, utensils, games and water are provided, and cooked breakfast and dinner options are available, too.
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Besides hiking and birding on the Maxwell Mays Audubon trails, or hammocking at the camp, there’s biking on the Trestle bike path.
Normandy Farms | Foxboro, MassachusettsThis veteran camp and RV site, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, now includes deluxe cabins and yurts with bathrooms, heat/AC, fireplaces and TVs.
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About a 90-minute-drive south of Boston and surrounded by woodland, the site includes two outdoor pools and a hot tub; an indoor spa with hot tub and sauna; outdoor games courts; and an indoor gaming room with arcade machines – because rainy days happen.
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