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12 Best Glamping Spots in Florida for Soaking Up the Sunshine

by Kristen Arendt
Updated May 23, 2021

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Whether you’re looking for a seaside outing or a quiet spot in the woods, you’ll be able to find it on the Florida peninsula — and you may even get to sleep right on the water.

Florida has a long list of great camping spots to get away from the daily grind. But if you’re eager to go camping but don’t want the hassle of pitching a tent (or the annoyance of dealing with bugs, sand, heat, or humidity), upgrading to a glamping experience might be the way to go. From yurts to treehouses, these places to glamp in Florida will get you into nature without saying goodbye to all the comforts of home.

Related Read: 9 Incredible Treehouse Rentals in Florida

1. Danville Yurt

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Why you should stay: From air conditioning to alpacas, this yurt really has it all.

  • Location: Geneva
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $80/night

This spacious yurt easily redefines luxury camping. You don’t often get to kick back and relax under vaulted ceilings in the heat of summer in a tent, but you can here since this great yurt has air conditioning. You even get a private full bathroom and shower — the true definition of glamorous camping.

Situated on a super unique property, your stay at Danville can be equal parts relaxation and adventure. Be sure to visit the resident alpacas or neighboring goats. For an added fee, you can book a horseback ride or bring your hiking boots or running shoes to take a tour on your own. The property is also next to a 500-acre park managed by Seminole County if you want more open space to explore. Or if you’re fine relaxing at camp, fire up the grill and fire pit and enjoy a laid-back afternoon on the porch.

“Very unique! We enjoyed our stay at the Yurt, love the Alpacas and the baby goats. My daughter loved driving the golf cart around the property, definitely worth visiting.”

Adriana, Port Saint Lucie, FL
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2. Miss Ruby at Saddleback Lake

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Why you should stay: A lovely lakeside accommodation with just the right retro vibe.

  • Location: Lutz
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $79/night

This fully renovated 1965 camper is the perfect mix of nostalgic touches and updated amenities. Though the exterior of the suitably named Miss Ruby fully looks the part of a vintage “canned ham” trailer, you’ll be impressed by the stylish finish when you step inside. Complete with a small kitchenette, air conditioning, and heat, this little gal is one of the best places to glamp in Florida year-round. You’ll also have access to a private bathhouse just a few steps away.

The trailer is on a beautiful five-acre property with lakefront access. Bring your sunscreen and your swim trunks and head out to the lounge chairs on the dock. Or bring your canoe or kayak for a peaceful paddle around the lake.

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3. Treehouse in the Cloud

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Why you should stay: A dreamy and secluded getaway not too far from Disney World.

  • Location: Saint Cloud
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $150/night

This secluded treehouse is designed to give you a back-to-nature feel, with large windows and a wraparound porch. Though cozy, the thoughtfully laid out interior fits everything you need into its small space, including a full bathroom. The sprawling oak tree provides shade in the summer and lends fairy-tale feel to the treehouse. Snag a carrot out of the fridge to make friends with the neighbor horses; they’re a friendly bunch who complete the pastoral setting.

Saint Cloud is convenient to the big Central Florida attractions such as Disney or Universal Studios, each about 30 minutes away. You can be to the ocean in about an hour or the Gulf of Mexico in two hours. But really, you might just want to slow down and spend the time soaking up the scenery at the treehouse in the clouds.

“This place was so magical!!! Perfect for a quick, romantic, special, unique stay near Orlando.”

Kelly, Saint Petersburg, FL
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4. Romantic Netted Room at Kokomo Farms

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Why you should stay: Immerse yourself in tranquility at a back-to-basics farm stay.

  • Location: Live Oak
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $74/night

Book this private room on a farm for a romantic and rural getaway. The outdoor room is on the back porch with a netted hanging bed and movie screen. The room is open-air with heavy curtains and louvered doors for privacy. On cold nights, you can snuggle under a heated blanket. And year-round, you’ll enjoy taking in the amazing view of the night sky and waking up to the birds singing at sunrise.

Located on a 20-acre organic farm, the farm and pastures are surrounded by pine trees and live oaks for added privacy. During your stay, you can enjoy the community zen garden, hot tub, and fire pit, or take a stroll through the barnyard to visit the chickens and other farm animals. If you’re looking for a place to get back to nature and enjoy slowing down to soak up some fresh air, this farm stay should do the trick. It’s definitely one of the most unique places to glamp in Florida.

“This was quite possibly the best little Airbnb I’ve found in Florida thus far. Not only is every corner of the land filled with thoughtful and artistic touches but the hospitality and all-around vibe of the farm bring you immediate peace.”

Alexandra, Saint Petersburg, FL
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5. Danville Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Treehouse or tropical paradise? You decide.

  • Location: Geneva
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $180/night

Treehouse elevator? Check. Hot tub made from an old DC-10 jet engine? Check. Tiki bar with nighttime party lights? Check. Though this treehouse is for adults only (sorry, kids), you can bet that all these quirky touches will make you feel like a kid again. You can even pick the color of the accent light on your shower.

The yurt has an 18-foot diameter and isn’t short on amenities, with everything from a raised deck to a fit pit to a tiki umbrella bar (bartender not included.) You can take a tour of the Danville property on the courtesy golf cart or simply crack open a cold beverage and enjoy the scenery from your treetop paradise.

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6. Tiny Blue House at Camp Cox

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Why you should stay: Modern luxuries with backwoods charm.

  • Location: Alachua
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $57/night

Don’t let the size of this 192-square-foot tiny home fool you. Inside this little blue beauty, there’s a full kitchen, a living area, and lofted bed, as well as a rainwater shower and a composting toilet. This well-laid out tiny home is perfect for those who want to get out in nature but prefer a place to cook and sleep without interference from the elements.

The industrial-modern design of this tiny home is complemented by beautiful rural outdoor spaces including a gravel patio with a picnic table, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit. The forested 10-acre property is perfect for those looking for a little outdoor adventure. You can explore the nature trails that lead to the back of the property or pack a lunch and stop off at the small pond for a picnic. It’s definitly one of the best-priced places to glamp in Florida

“This place is quiet and relaxing with everything you could need. Great if you’re looking to get away from the city. There’s a path through the woods on the property that is private and it’s also very close to some good public trails.”

Arianna, Okeechobee, FL
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7. Luna by the Sea

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Why you should stay: A vintage waterfront Airstream oasis.

  • Location: Navarre
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $115/night

Wake up to the sound of the waves in this beautifully remodeled 1972 Airstream trailer. The professionally redesigned trailer gives you all the upsides of trailer living with none of the downsides. And what’s better than glamping? Glamping with beachfront views from your bedroom window.

Located on the Navarre waterfront, you have access to the 600-foot private dock. You can head out for a day paddling on the water or bring your fishing rod for a relaxing morning or evening trying to see if the fish are biting. Be sure to catch a sunset from the trailer’s cozy patio area. You can take a short drive to get to the public beach or walk to the end of the street to stop off at the local shops and restaurant.

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8. A-Frame Farm Cabin

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Why you should stay: A perfect pond-side paradise.

  • Location: Ocala
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $100/night

Quaint and cozy, this little A-frame epitomizes glamping at its finest. The simple, bright layout of the modern cabin is topped only by its location – it’s on a small dock that doubles as your deck, complete with cattails and a gorgeous lakefront view. Showers and restrooms are a short walk away, and though you don’t have air conditioning or heat, the cabin does have power for small appliances

The cabin is on an eight-acre farm. When you aren’t putting up your feet at your accommodations, you can stroll under the shade of the towering oaks or visit the farmyard menagerie, which includes mini horses (and even kangaroos.) Though no kids or pets are allowed, this is the perfect secluded getaway for couples looking for a dreamy weekend escape.

“This place was so beautiful. The little lakeside cabin is the perfect place to disconnect. It’s truly a glamping experience.”

Alexandra, Middletown, CT
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9. Treehouse Cabin Retreat

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Why you should stay: Disconnect to reconnect at this forested refuge.

  • Location: Old Town
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $199/night

If you’re looking for a glamping experience for the whole family or a group of friends, this retreat is big enough to accommodate everyone. You have your pick of the above-ground treehouse or the rustic hunting cabin. The treehouse is perfect for the kids (or young-at-heart adults) while the cabin has three bedrooms and a full kitchen for a five-star “camping” experience.

Spend the afternoon in the hammock and the evening roasting s’mores around the fire. The area has great options for fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or boating if you’re looking for some local adventure – though you may find that once you’ve escaped to this wooded retreat, you have more than enough to entertain you for a relaxing stay. Don’t forget your bug spray.

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10. Westgate River Ranch Resort

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Why you should stay: An all-in-one, resort-like atmosphere — plus some swanky tents.

  • Location: River Ranch
  • Sleeps: 4+
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $279/night

If you’re looking for an authentic ranch experience, the Westgate River Ranch Resort has a long list of activities along with your choice of glamping options ranging from a lux tipi to a tent or covered wagon. No matter which you choose, you’ll get access to some top-notch amenities. You can also opt for extra perks, like having your coffee delivered in the morning or letting the staff prepare your evening campfire.

The 1,700-acre ranch overlooks the Kissimmee River, and you’ll enjoy roaming across the scenic property. You can spend an afternoon out horseback riding, book an airboat ride, attend the award-winning Saturday night rodeo, and much more. As far as places to glamp in Florida go, they don’t get much more luxurious than this.

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11. Carefree Camping at Lake Louisa

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Why you should stay: A music festival-style safari tent inside a cool state park.

  • Location: Clermont
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $108/night

This canvas tent might look basic, but once you take a peek inside, you’ll see that it’s more like a lux safari tent – comfort is key here. But you’ll still be in a rustic setting inside the park. Fortunately, your digs have everything from multiple rugs to tables and chair to cozy duvet covers, as well as air conditioning, heat, and power. And a full bathhouse is just a short walk from your campsite.

Located in Lake Louisa State Park, you’re in a prime spot for a full weekend of activities. Hit the trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding, or head out on the water for kayaking, canoeing, paddling, fishing, or boating. And this is a great spot to see local wildlife and birds, so be sure to bring your camera (and know how to use the night settings since the stars here are pretty great, too.)

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12. Roaming Juan

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Why you should stay: Glamping just minutes from white-sand beaches.

  • Location: Santa Rosa Beach
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $69/night

This cute little Airstream travel trailer is fully redesigned to pack all the amenities of an upscale hotel into its 23-foot-long interior. While the modern and minimal interior is made for your comfort, the outdoor patio might be your favorite spot. The shaded awning and greenery give it a tropical feel and plenty of privacy.

And perhaps the best part of the Roaming Juan is the location, as you’re only a few blocks away from the public beach. You can hop on the complimentary beach cruisers for a pedal to the Gulf of Mexico, or for more outdoor adventure, head out to Dune Lake in Grayton Beach to paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Location-wise, it’s one of the best places to glamp in Florida for under $100.

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