Are you planning to go glamping in 2021? If so, you’re in luck. I’ve prepared a list of 10 best glamping places for your next outdoor trip.
Are you looking for something a little “different” for your next glamping trip? There are so many unique glamping options for every glamping desire.
How about a stay in a Boeing 747? Or perhaps a cave, or even a real ship? Or maybe “glamping” under the water. Read on to find an idea for your next unique glamping getaway. All of these special places come with real beds and other great amenities to keep you comfortable.
There are endless ways to enjoy a trip to the great outdoors. From pitching a tent or pulling your RV, all outdoor lovers have their own preference on how to maximize their outdoor experience. But if you are looking for something really unique with maximum style and comfort, I have compiled a list of truly unique glamping sites that should be on your bucket list. Glamping is a fun and exciting way to enjoy an outdoor adventure and you should try it.
10 Best Places For Glamping in 2021
All around the world there’s plenty of unique glamping opportunities. Here are the top glamping places I’ve picked:
1. The Curvy Cabin, Sussex
The Curvy Cabin is located on a small family run campsite called Blackberry Wood Camping in Sussex countryside.
The Curvy Cabin is a self-contained wooden cabin with curved walls. It sleeps 4 and features a double bed, bunk bed, bathroom, full kitchen, outdoor private seating area, fire pit and a BBQ. The cabin has a wood burning stove which makes it cosy during winter.
Located close to the South Downs National Park, the surrounding is great for hiking, cycling and horse back riding.
Blackberry Wood Camping offers other types of unique glamping experiences, such as the Holicopter, Higgledy & Piggledy Treehouses, Holiday Bus, Fire Engine and more.
Guest review: “Magic, Wonderland. I’ve never seen a treehouse like it. A stunning handmade creation fairytale castle up in the sky, the whole space is just magical!”
2. The Bus Hideaway, Hillwood, Tasmania
The Bus Hideaway in Hillwood Tasmania offers quite a unique glamping experience amongst Tasmania bushland with beautiful river views and a great place to go glamping in 2021.
The love for simple and sustainable living inspired owners Emma and Nick to create their bus home. The bus was built using theup-cycled second hand materials, handmade items and sourced local products.
The Bus Hideaway is great for 2 people, which makes it an excellent spot for a romantic getaway. It features a king size bed, a full shower and kitchen. All around the bus you will find custom made furniture and handmade accessories. It has a great stock of books and a guitar.
Guest review: “The Bus Hideaway is such a treat! The fitout of the bus is excellent as well as being very well styled. Very comfortable and everything you need with a well stocked, full kitchen. Lovely river views, a picnic table and a firepit. You won’t be disappointed!”
3. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa
Kagga Kamma is a nature reserve located in the wilderness of the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. It takes just three hours from Cape Town to transport yourself to a whole different world.
Kagga Kamma is surrounded by ancient art and magnificent rock formations, rich flora and fauna, where you will have the opportunity to see many species of wild animals and birds. The site offers a wide range of accommodation, but the most interesting ones are open-air suites. The Star Suite and the Sky Suite offer a unique glamping experience in two open-air rooms great for couples.
The Star Suite has no walls or ceiling, but night sky and open landscape. It comes with a queen size bed, an outdoor shower and an open-air bath. It is open during summer months from September till April.
The Sky Suite is located on one of the site’s peaks of 950m above sea level and offers breath-taking views of the mountain ranges, valleys and the colourful sky. There’s even a wood-fired hot tub. Is there a better place to go glamping in 2021 than this one?
Guest review: “Outstanding experience. Peace and tranquility and amazing stargazing. Could be cold at night, even in summer as it is located at fairly high altitude. Good choice of accommodation which includes chalets, huts camping and cave dwelling. Good selection of game, flora and fauna drives as well as stargazing trips.”
4. Culture Campsite, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Culture Campsite is located in the heart of Rotterdam and offers some of the most unique glamping experiences. The accommodation consists of a wide range of unique glamping pods that sleep 2-3 people, which are ideal for families and friends.
Each pod has been made by a different artist or a designer or architect from upcycled materials and includes beds and bedding.Sleeping Pod is a cattle shelter with steel legs great for stargazing.
Floating Bricks is made from a combination of glass and brick representing a space that floats on the air. Honeycomb is a twin pod that has two sleeping spaces connected by a small staircase.
Little Pea was made from different pieces of former farm silos and Scuba from two calf igloos.
Second Skin is an architectural miracle with a private garden.
Sweet Potato and (S)low Tech are great for couples and were made from a ‘spijkstaal’, a 1950s Dutch wagon. And there’s more!
Onsite you can find shared facilities including showers, toilets, kitchen, a ‘bubble dome’ eating area and a lounge.
Guest review: “I really loved my stay at this campsite! The atmosphere there is peaceful and you immediately feel good. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for this beautiful and very original initiative!”
5. The Cell Block, Clifton, Texas
The Cell Block is located in the city of Clifton in Texas. It was originally built to hold local hooligans overnight. This converted city jail block nowadays serves as a unique type of accommodation attracting tourists looking for unusual stays.
It sleeps 2 and features prison-inspired interior design, queen size bed, full bathroom, private prison backyard, rooftop terrace with a fire pit and lounge area.
Located in Clifton Art Alley the Cell Block is great for exploring the whole city.
Guest review: “We had a great stay over New Year’s Eve at The Cell Block. Location in town was great, we were able to explore and were within walking distance to restaurants. We loved the uniqueness of this “bed & booze” and really appreciated all of the details. Great evening on the rooftop with a fire pit and provided wine and whiskey.”
6. Zero Real Estate, Toggenburg, Switzerland
Zero Real Estate is a unique type of accommodation nestled in Swiss Alps, offering stays in suites without walls and windows.
The Burst Suite is located above the Toggenburg valley, Schwendi Suite above Lake Schwendisee and Stump Suite under a canopy of ancient trees and birds.
Without walls and windows, you will have the opportunity to admire the surroundings with beautiful stars overhead and fresh mountain air. in all their captivating glory. You will have a private butler at your service and a tasty breakfast delivered to your bed.
Guest review: “We had a great experience staying at an open air hotel. Great butler and stunning area.”
7. Sky Plane, Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, France
This comfy converted plane is located on a family-friendly campsite in Pays de la Loire in France just two minutes from the sea. Close to the beaches of Tharon, Pornic and Saint Brévin it is a perfect spot for summer vacation.
The plane sleeps 3 and features a double and single bed, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a lot of authentic accessories such as airline seats and flight controls.
Guest review: “I absolutely loved our weekend away to the plane. We had lovely neighbours in the park that offered advice and were very friendly. The plane itself is amazing to stay in with a beautiful deck looking over the water where we sat with wine and fed the ducks in the sun.. It was beautiful!”
8. Historic Ship Captain’s Cabin, Tower Bridge, London
You will experience a once in a lifetime experience on a historic and nicely restored Dutch sailing ship, located just 500 metres from London’s Tower Bridge. De Walvisch is an ex-cargo ship, that used to carry eels from Holland to London – restored to her original lines
The accommodation is offered in a former captain’s cabin for 2. The cabin features bespoke bed, antique ship accessories, submarine sink and the outdoor decking area. Bathroom facilities with bath, shower and toilet are shared. There is no kitchen, but you can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast each morning served in the deckhouse.
And last but not least, while staying at this unique spot you can enjoy all the fun and the busy-ness of London. Highly recommended for glamping in 2021.
Guest review: “This place is amazing!! So characterful, the exterior and interior of the boat are both flawless. You feel like you are in a whole world of your own in the beautiful historic cabin! The attention to detail is amazing and Angel and Thomas are perfect hosts! Thank you so much.”
9. The Underwater Room, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort, located on the remote island of Pemba in Zanzibar is a true heaven on earth and a perfect place to go glamping in 2021. This eco-friendly resort offers a great escape from daily grind into a complete zen with beautiful beaches, onsite spa, seafront accommodation, water-based activities and more.
The best part of this amazing resort is the Underwater Room, a floating suite moored 250 metres from the coast. This unique structure is popular amongst couples and great for honeymoons. It sleeps 2 and comes with a double bedroom, open air shower, bathroom, fully stocked bar fridge, lounge area and outdoor deck.
A bedroom is located under the water and reminds of the aquarium that showcases 360° view of the sea life with beautiful reef fish, octopus, coral and more. While staying at this amazing place, you can enjoy plenty of water-based activities, including swimming, snorkeling, diving, island tours, boat trips and more.
Guest review: “The Underwater Room was magical and exceeded all of our expectations but it wasn’t just that. All the rest of the resort was beautiful and your team got it just right – from Sele and his team, the waiters, the cocktail mixers, the ladies at the spa and the guys in the dive school – just the right level of helpful, unobtrusive service where nothing was too much trouble.”
10. Kokopelli’s Cave, Farmington, New Mexico, US
This stunning cave located below the New Mexico ground was built 20 years ago by geologist Bruce Black as his office space. The cave house is built into the vertical cliffs of Ojo Alamo sandstone and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
It has a spacious bedroom, a living room with a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, a waterfall shower and a Jacuzzi. You can enjoy beautiful views of the La Plata River Valley from the cave and the cliff top.
There’s plenty of local “critters” onsite, including squirrels, chipmunks, ring-tail cats and hummingbirds. Kokopelli’s Cave is an ideal base for day trips to visit some local sights such as Mesa Verde, Aztec ruins, Chaco Canyon and more.
Guest review: “We had a fantastic time living in the Cave for 4 days!! Such an amazing experience and felt like we stepped back in time. Bucket List destination for sure!!!”
THE BEST GLAMPING IN 2021
Have you been glamping in 2021 and stayed in a unique glamping accommodation I didn’t mention in my list? If so, let me know in the comments. I’d love to add them to my list.