10 Unforgettable Destinations for Glamping in Arizona

Posted by
D.T. Christensen
October 21, 2020
Updated February 05, 2024

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Roughing it in Arizona’s deserts and mountains doesn’t have to be so rough — and here are 10 glamping spots that prove it.

Glamping in Arizona lies somewhere on the metaphorical spectrum between the state’s best camping and best cabins: these glamping locations balance immersion in nature with the creature comforts of home.

This blend of adventure and amenities isn’t always easy to find, but fortunately, the Grand Canyon state offers  enough options to satisfy the most discerning of glampers. In fact, it’s one of the most popular states in the entire U.S. for glamping, perhaps due to its amazing scenery, fantastic weather, and always-popular national parks.

From high-desert safari tents to forest-bound yurts, here’s a look at some of the very best places for epic glamping in Arizona.

Related Read: 17 Best Arizona Swimming Holes to Hit This Summer 

1. Cane Beds Corral Glamping

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Why you should stay: Spectacular setting and amenities that live up to the host’s lofty promises.

  • Location: Cane Beds
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $102/night

Calling your Airbnb the “world’s best glamping tent” seems like a good way to disappoint discriminating guests, but host Randy and the canvas tent at Cane Beds Corral somehow exceed expectations.

“It should be used by Airbnb for advertising exactly what an Airbnb should be,” said guest Amanda. “We left the glamping tent trying to plan the next time we can come back.”

The tent — a large, canvas shelter with deck and private bathroom structure — offers air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi, and even a Google Home device, putting this rental squarely on the posh side of glamping.

But its remote location at the Arizona-Utah border brings the rustic camp vibes, and catching a red-rock sunset from the deck reminds that you’re almost in the middle of nowhere. You’re also within a few hours of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, which should make for a not-too-shabby Southwest itinerary.

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Related Read: 12 Magical Glamping Sites Near the Grand Canyon South Rim

2. The Kyo͞ob

The Kyo͞ob at Shash Dine' arizona
Photo: Shash Dinè

Why you should stay: Unique glamping cabin on a ranch featured in Arizona Highways and Travel + Leisure.

  • Location: Page
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $310/night

More than two years ago, Territory Supply named Shash Dinè Eco-Retreat’s hogan one of our favorite unique Airbnbs in Arizona. And now they’re back wit another offering: The Kyo͞ob, a small, industrial-style cabin near the property’s more traditional glamping digs.

The Kyo͞ob’s metallic structure may look out of place in the desert’s natural landscape, but inside, you’ll find  Southwest-inspired minimalism that mirrors the stark beauty of Navajo land outside. The property, used by the hosts’ family for 15 generations, is a working ranch with sheep, cute sheepdogs (naturally), goats, and other animals.

Hosts Paul and Baya go out of their way to create an authentic experience by offering traditional Navajo meals, storytelling, and tours of the area. If you’re exploring on your own, popular attractions like Horseshoe Bend are just a short drive away.

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Related Read: 9 Unique Places to Stay in Arizona for an Unforgettable Vacation

3. Sheep Wagon Glamping

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Why you should stay: A fitting getaway on land used to herd sheep for hundreds of years.

  • Location: Page
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $159/night

Two of Shash Dine’s accommodations are authentic sheepherder wagons, both fully restored to provide a modern glamping experience. They’re not quite as polished as the The Kyo͞ob, but most guests are more than ready to rough it in order to spend the night in a legit covered wagon.

The wagons include plenty of blankets and bedding to stay warm, but with no heat and only basic amenities, this high desert destination is best enjoyed in the spring, summer, or fall. Even if you don’t get chilly inside, you may find the walk to the shared outhouse and restroom facilities less-than-plesant in the winter months.

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Related Read: 12 Best Hikes in Arizona, From Desert to Tundra

4. Navajo Hogan

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Why you should stay: A unique cultural experience near Monument Valley, complete with homemade breakfast.

  • Location: Kayenta
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $140/night

From the doorway of this hogan — a traditional, east-facing Navajo earth dwelling — you can see the far-off silhouettes of Monument Valley’s iconic buttes. It’s a quick 10-minute drive to Monument Valley Tribal Park, where you’ll catch the Mittens buttes and other classic formations in the area.

Like other glamping spots on Navajo land, this hogan offers a travel experience steeped in history, culture, and meaning. You may come for a low-tech desert getaway, but you’ll leave with a greater appreciation of the land and its people.

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5. Sage Yurt

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Why you should stay: Simple yurt camping in one of tNorthern Arizona’s most popular recreation areas.

  • Location: Flagstaff
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $54/night

The Sage Yurt is one of Arizona Nordic Village’s “frontcountry” yurts, an easily accessible shelter near the village’s parking lot and 35-mile trail system. The trails are open to hiking and biking in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

The Village provides all the basics, but guests need their own linens and water, so if you’re used to packing for a typical camping trip, you’ll dig it here. The area’s a veritable outdoor playground, with the San Francisco Peaks to the east and the Grand Canyon just over an hour north. The views are spectacular and every season offers its own ways to enjoy the land.

For a more remote stay, check out the Nordic Village’s backcountry yurts — they’re a few miles back in the forest and offer more of a secluded backpacking experience.

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6. Urban Airstream Glamping

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Why you should stay: A renovated Airstream that proves you don’t need to leave town to glamp well.

  • Location: Phoenix
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $84/night

Glamp the urban wild in this 1967 Airstream, located in Phoenix’s Coronado Historic District, one of the city’s most iconic residential communities. The RV’s within biking distance of trendy restaurants and cafes in the area, including Tuck Shop Kitchen & Bar and Ollie Vaughn’s, who also happens to stock the Airstream’s coffee supply.

A private yard space and extended deck add more privacy than you might expect from a glamping spot in downtown Phoenix, which is one of many reasons this spot is so popular. The home is surprisingly modern and feels almost like a trendy Napa tasting room than a vintage RV.

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