Are you planning your next outdoor getaway and looking for the best Glamping Idaho destinations? Then, look no further. I have listed a top 10 best destinations for you in this stunning state.
Idaho is known for its remarkable landscapes, several national parks, wildlife reserve parks and plenty of state parks, rivers, mountains and farmland. No matter which part of this beautiful state you decide to visit, you will discover stunning scenery and fun things to do.
Idaho State Regions
North Idaho is the most remote part of the state and is well-known for its lakes, forested mountains and green valleys. There are so many things you can do on water from fishing and canoeing to water skiing and sailing or even renting a boat. The Idaho lakes are filled with wild fish.
North Central Idaho with its stunning landscapes, small towns and raging rivers is popular for whitewater rafting and jet boating.
Southwest Idaho’s is full of deserts, rivers and mountains. This area is popular for fishing and kayaking. Boise is situated in southwest Idaho and is one of the cities where you can ski or fish in the morning, play sports in the afternoon, and watch opera in the evening. Lucky Peak Reservoir is located just a few miles from Boise and offers great water-skiing and Bogus Basin Ski Resort is not too far away as well.
Central Idaho is dominated by beautiful mountains and majestic peaks of the Boulder, White Cloud and Sawtooth.
In Southcentral Idaho you can find plenty of canyons. The most popular one is Malad Gorge, a 250-foot deep canyon with a spectacular 60-foot waterfall. If you are into fishing, you can find some of the best trout and bass in Snake River Canyon.
One of the most beautiful tourist sites in Southeast Idaho is Bear Lake with its stunning turquoise-blue color and popular for swimming and water-sports.
Idaho is the perfect place for your next outdoor getaway and no wonder it’s so popular among the tourists. I have listed the top 10 best glamping Idaho destinations for your next getaway.
Top 10 Idaho Glamping Destinations
Check out my list of the best Idaho glamping destinations, and book your favorite one.
1. Urban Glamping Yurt in Boise, Idaho
Located on a 36th street in Boise in a 0.36 acre garden, this glamping yurt provides all the comforts of your home. It can accommodate up to 6 guests and has hardwood floors, electricity, a gas heating stove, and skylight.
The guests have access to pergola and outdoor firepit. The bathroom with a clawfoot tub and shower is located in a detached shop. If you are up to some outdoor adventure, the Buena Vista Trailhead is only five minutes walk away.
Guest review: “Such a unique experience and full of warmth. All the little touches and even the history of the yurt provided was so amazing. The host thought of everything. We were very happy with our experience.”
2. Valley Village Arabian Nights Glamping tent in Irwin, Idaho
Decorated in Arabian style, this cozy glamping tent features a queen size bed, a couch, mini fridge, heater, air-conditioning and a private bathroom with tub and shower.
This glamping tent is a perfect choice for couples who want to enjoy stunning scenery and are looking into some fun activities, such as paddle boarding, fishing, treetop adventures and alpine slide.
Guest review: “We loved staying here! The drive to get there from Jackson was beautiful through the canyon and the tent was gorgeous. Such a fun way to spend the night. Very clean accommodations and we felt very comfortable staying here. The hosts offered great tips for local dining and hiking. Would definitely stay here again and soon.”
3. 1950’s Retro Camper in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
This charming 1953 camper called Mabel, located on a campground just 1 mile from Lava Hot Springs, features a queen size bed, 2 chairs and a side table. Outside you will find Included in your rental is a picnic table with chairs and a fire pit. The camper doesn’t have a bathroom or a kitchen, but you can use a portable toilet at the campground.
This is a perfect choice if you are looking for a budget-friendly glamping spot near Lava HotSprings where you can enjoy hot pools, river float, hiking and more.
Guest review: “This was the BEST place we have ever stayed. Came for our first anniversary trip and it was my favorite trip of all time mostly due to where we stayed. Mabel is the cutest little trailer and we had no complaints at all. A perfect getaway”
4. Caribou Yurt in Pocatello, Idaho
Located in Pocatello, this beautiful, hand-crafted yurt can accommodate up to four guests and offers stunning mountain views. Guests will be served a delicious home-made breakfast and can enjoy a variety of treats, coffee and tea.
Lava Hot Springs are about a 45-minute drive from there, but Portobello has a lot to offer. From great restaurants to fun activities, including nearby fishing, swimming, climbing, golfing and more.
Guest review: “The Caribou yurt is an ideal cozy get-away. The views were spectacular. Both all around the yurt, and through the moonlight roof. We could look at the stars at night or watch the snow fall! All inside the coziest wood stove heated room! Breakfast was fantastic and made for a luxurious morning in. It is a romantic secluded location to have a nice trip for two!”
5. Treehouse in Ketchum, Idaho
This unique treehouse located in Ketchum sleeps up to 3 guests. It has nice wood floors and smells of fresh pine. Nice deck.
You can use a shared camp kitchen that consists of running water, a convection oven and two burner gas stoves, coffee machine, pots and pans, plates and utensils. The bathroom is also shared and located downstairs and about 20 steps away.
The treehouse has a fenced yard and a beautiful deck. The treehouse is located on a quiet location close to the park but only 5 minutes walk to Ketchum’s restaurants, supermarkets, theaters and bars. The treehouse offers bikes for free to hop on the nearby bike trails.
Guest review: “Jim and Karin’s treehouse was one of the best Airbnb’s we’ve stayed in! It was clean, comfy, and unique. The yard had fun things like a hammock and trampoline! We loved our stay, and it was easy to walk anywhere in Ketchum. Highly recommended!”
6. Cowboy Bunkhouse in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
Cowboy Bunkhouse is an affordable camper that will provide you with authentic Idaho glamping experience. Pet-friendly and great for kids, the camper sleeps up to 6 guests. The owners have their own chickens, horses and dogs and offer free-range eggs, lessons about the horses and a campfire serenade with a dutch oven meal.
The town of Horseshoe Bend has excellent restaurants and in summer time you might want to try jumping off the legendary bridge and boogie boarding on the local fish ladder rapids just a mile away from the Cowboy Bunkhouse.
Guest review: “Best air bnb host to have. Was allowed to bring my dog, hang out with horses, they are very accommodating and thoughtful. Gave great suggestions on things to do in the area, the bunkhouse and property was exactly as described with even more. Perfect little vacation spot! The Outhouse was clean, solar showers were cool, fresh spring water for drinking, campfire, s’mores. Great getaway. We will be back and hopefully for a longer stay! Loved it. Kids had a blast as well.”
7. Junipers Rest Tent in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Located right in the Lava Hot Springs along the Portneuf River, this secluded military-style tent is a perfect spot for a romantic glamping getaway. You can enjoy the mountain views, firepit, and full privacy. The bathroom is shared and located 2 minute walk from the site.
Guest review: “Great place to go out and be in nature, all the best parts of camping without having to haul all the camping gear — DIVINE! We were able to take bikes down easily to the town so got to avoid that parking problem, and it definitely makes you feel like you are part of the Lava Hot Springs community, walking through town to see camp hosts and exchange heart hugs, we felt like loved locals!”
8. Sunrise Retreat Yurt in Cascade, Idaho
Sunrise Retreat Yurt is located in Payette River Mountains, only 2 hours away from Boise and minutes away from Tamarack Resort. The yurt sleeps up to 8 guests with 3 full and 2 twin beds and offers a great mix of wilderness and comfort.
The yurt does not have electricity or plumbing. You can get firewood to use LP lights, a two-burner cooktop and they have a new solar bathroom. Pets are allowed in all seasons except the winter.
Guest review: “The yurt is a really cool place, especially in the snow! There’s plenty of firewood for the wood stove which makes the yurt nice and toasty. Plenty of cookware and such as well. Definitely recommend it if you’re looking to get away from it all. Just a heads up, you’ll likely have to hike in about a 1/4 mile if there’s too much snow. This was my second time staying here and planning on coming again!”
9. Glamping Tent by South Fork of Snake River, Idaho
If you are looking for a glamping site for a group of 8 people, look no further than this spacious glamping tent located near a ranch road in a grove of aspen trees. The site is surrounded by woods with hiking trails nearby.
A mile away you can find other glamping cabin tents and a small lake. You can go fishing or canoeing for free or horseback riding for $35 per hour.
Guest review: “You won’t be disappointed! The tent is huge, the scenery is off the charts, and access to the pond is a nice perk. We were totally impressed with the attention to detail. Our family had a fantastic time!”
10. Teepee camping on private beach in Idaho
This magnificent teepee situated on Lake Pend Oreille at Hawkins Point is a great choice if you are looking for Idaho glamping experience on the water.
It is located on a private beach of Idaho’s largest lake and only minutes away from Sandpoint. The tepee comes with the access to the beach and dock, beach shelter, a fire pit, hot tub and outdoor bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 guests in 4 single beds.
Guest review: “The teepee was way above and beyond what we expected it to be. The outdoor kitchen and shower added such a cool touch and were very convenient. We adored the lighting all over and the teepee/beach area offered stunning views of the mountains and great views of the stars. Staying at Billy’s was the perfect opportunity to disconnect from our daily lives for a couple days. I’m already planning my next trip back!”
Idaho has so many great places to discover and you will be amazed by these beautiful sites when you visit them.
Did you go glamping in Idaho recently? Let me know if I should add any other glamping spots to my list.