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10 Unforgettable Glamping Spots Near Dallas, TX

by Cindy Brzostowski
Updated October 03, 2021

Glamping Spots Near Dallas, TX
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Don’t have the energy for some full-on camping? Get to glamping.

There are times when you want to fully commune with nature, sleep in a tent, cook over a campfire, and live the simple life without modern distractions and conveniences. And then there are times when you’d really like to just enjoy the great outdoors without having to deal with any of that.

The good news is that anyone in Dallas can easily make that happen given the wealth of glamping spots near Dallas, both in and just outside the city. From Airstreams to renovated shipping containers to treehouses, these rentals let you enjoy nature without giving up too many comforts.

Why not have your cake and eat it too at one of these top-notch glamping spots near Dallas?

1. The Urban Cloud

The Urban Cloud
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Why you should stay: This low-key, peaceful vintage trailer is the perfect escape without leaving the city.

  • Location: Dallas
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $67/night

If you combined a retro Airstream with a cozy cabin and added a splash of psychedelic decor, you’d get The Urban Cloud.

Tucked in a quiet section of the Urbandale neighborhood, this rental feels a little like you’re out in the woods thanks to all the surrounding trees, but you’re really only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. The hand-crafted interiors made from cedar add to the outdoorsy vibe, even though it’s traditional Airstream on the outside.

Speaking of the outdoors: the host founded an organization called RETREET that helps with disaster relief through tree replanting. The host is super friendly and always welcomes guests to join him for dinner, and all profits from this Dallas glamping rental go towards his non-profits efforts.

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2. Fuller’s Folly River Ranch

Fuller’s Folly River Ranch
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Why you should stay: Pick from a variety of glamping options at this 350-acre cattle ranch by the Brazos River.

  • Nearest town: Weatherford
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $253/night

Just west of Fort Worth, Fuller’s Folly River Ranch offers a relaxing getaway in the country where you can fill your time hiking, kayaking, tubing, fishing, birdwatching, and more.

Covering 350 acres, this family-owned, working ranch offers three different types of accommodations. There’s the Sundancer on the Brazos, which is a glamping tent with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and full bathroom inside. Then there’s Grandpa’s Farmhouse, which is a quaint, 50-year-old home and the renovated barn next door; it’s in a particularly private part of the property. Then, there’s the Hobbit Tree House, rising 15 feet off the ground with its own hot tub.

Whichever you choose, it’ll be easy to forget about the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.

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Follow ’em: @fullersfollyriverranch

3. Primrose at Wildflower Yurts

glamping spots near dallas
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Why you should stay: Comfortable yurt for a romantic getaway not far from Dallas.

  • Nearest town: Emory
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $131/night

With a comfy, spacious interior, Primrose at Wildflower Yurts is the perfect place for a couple’s retreat. While here, you can cuddle up with your special someone in the hammock under trees or you can get cozy by the fire pit (B.Y.O wood, though). While you have a bathroom within the yurt itself, there’s also a private outdoor shower to spice things up.

There’s nothing like a Texas sunrise or sunset, and this stay offers the perfect place to catch one. Don’t forget to say hi to the horses and llamas while you’re here, too.

If you do happen to be traveling with more than one other person, you can look into booking the two other yurts on the property. This Dallas glamping spot is just east of the city, conveniently between Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork. So if you’re looking for places to paddle, birdwatch, or fish, you won’t have to drive very far.

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Follow ’em: @wildfloweryurts

4. Paradise on Lake Texoma

Paradise on Lake Texoma
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Why you should stay: Stylish tiny home on the water in a cute resort.

  • Nearest town: Pottsboro
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $104/night

Drive north for about an hour and a half from Dallas to reach paradise — Paradise on Lake Texoma, that is. On the shore of Lake Texoma, this resort campground offers cute little single-room cabanas and casitas for glampers. The fun accommodations are made even better thanks to the waterfront location and lake views enjoyed by almost every lodging option.

There’s only Wi-Fi at the main office, not in the rooms, but who needs it when you can spend your time kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing? As a guest here, you’ll also be welcome to use the boat launch, “hammock garden,” and bar area. You can bring your pet on your glamping excursion too, but just make sure that they’re on a leash.

Depending on how much you want to rough it or not, this resort also has cabins, RV sites, and good old-fashioned camping available. This is a good place to glamp near Dallas for big groups as everyone can pick the kind of room they want (and there are plenty of rooms to go around).

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Follow ’em: @paradisetexoma

5. Tiny Home

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Why you should stay: Retro decor meets modern comfort in this shipping container tiny home.

  • Nearest town: Keller
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $85/night

Made from a shipping container, this funky tiny home gets its design inspiration from a Chevy truck. Notice the bench out front that’s actually a tailgate, the assorted auto-related decor inside, and the truck mural on the back of the house.

You can make yourself right at home with thoughtful guest amenities like the Nespresso machine, Instant Pot, and smart TV. Head up to the top of the tiny home and you’ll find a comfortable seating area and small fire pit.

It sleeps two, making it a good place to glamp near Dallas if you’re a couple looking for a budget getaway. Keller is super-close to Fort Worth, so it’s ideal that you can stay for just one night if you want a quick 24-hour escape from city living.

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6. Silver Spur Resort

Silver Spur Resort
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Why you should stay: Yee-haw: go back in time to pioneer days with a stay in one of these covered wagons.

  • Location: Canton
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $79/night

Sure, Airstreams are retro, but at Silver Spur Resort, you can go back even further than that by booking a Conestoga wagon. “How much can one of these covered wagons really fit inside,” you wonder? Well, you’d be surprised. There’s a king-sized bed and bunk beds, plus an extra seating area. While there isn’t a bathroom directly inside, there is a bathhouse specifically for guests staying in the wagons (of which there are four).

You don’t need to worry too much about what time of year you visit, since these wagons are climate-controlled and ideal for year-round glamping near Dallas. However, if you do come between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you’ll get to enjoy the resort’s pool. Other things to do on-site include going fishing in one of the ponds, taking out a pedal boat, and playing some yard games.

Another fun activity is to participate in a chuckwagon dinner where you can dig into a fireside feast. It’a a fun stay for anyone, but an especially nice experience for kids.

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Follow ’em: @SilverSpurResort

7. Mars Hill Farm Tiny House Cottage

Mars Hill Farm Tiny House Cottage
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Why you should stay: If farm living is the life for you.

  • Nearest town: Ferris
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $95/night

Bigger isn’t always better! This tiny house cottage covers just 200 square feet, but that feels like plenty with all you have inside, including a bunk room, an additional lofted sleeping space, and a sitting area. The bathroom is in a separate building next door, and keep in mind that you might be sharing it with the people working on the farm during the day. It’s the farm life, after all.

Being on a working farm also means that you’re likely to come across some animals like the host’s dog, chickens, goats, and maybe even some longhorns. If you’re looking for something to do, enjoy an al fresco meal at the picnic tables, make some s’mores over at the fire pit, or head into Dallas for the day to check out the museums. It’s about 20 miles north of the farm.

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8. Skybox Cabins

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Why you should stay: Sky-high stunning treehouse cabins not far from a popular state park.

  • Nearest town: Glen Rose
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $209/night

At Skybox Cabins, you can decide between a variety of unique glamping accommodations, each with its own special touches. What they all have in common, however, is that they offer something a bit more “elevated”—literally. Two especially cool places to glamp here are a cabin accessible by bridge from a treetop platform and an A-frame treehouse with a wraparound porch.

No matter which stay suits your fancy, you can count on enjoying amazing sunrises, sunsets, and starry skies from your private abode. If having a bonfire is important to your glamping experience, make sure to book either The Glamp or The Birdhouse since those two have fire pits.

When you feel like coming down from your perch, you’re super close to Dinosaur Valley State Park, where you can literally walk in the steps of dinosaurs. It’s definitly worth a visit.

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Follow ’em: @skyboxcabins

9. Copper Can

Copper Can
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Why you should stay: Lux glamping at a tiny home with first-rate guest amenities.

  • Nearest town: Pilot Point
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Copper Can proves how glamorous glamping can be. Throughout the tiny home, you’ll be able to spot luxurious additions that beg you to pamper yourself. There’s the rain shower, the Japanese soaking tub, the fireplace, the vibrating bed, and daybeds on the top deck, among others.

You may be out in the middle of a seven-acre pasture, but it sure feels like you’re in a five-star hotel when you get to pick between a farm or continental breakfast during your stay. While you’re here, say hello to your neighbors: Rex, Wally, and Beaver. Rex is their retired racehorse, and Wally and Beaver are two miniature donkeys.

You’ll definitely want to spend one afternoon at the Western Son Distillery, which is one of the Dallas area’s most popular places to hang on a sunny afternoon. It makes about a dozen types of vodka, so swing by if spirits are your thing.

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10. Hillwood Manor

glamping spots near dallas
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Why you should stay: For a family or friends getaway on 17 acres.

  • Location: Denison
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $129/night

Hillwood Manor is as sleek on the inside as it is on the outside. This Airstream comes with two single beds and a sofa bed, making it a nice option for a small family or group of friends. You’ll also have a private deck where you can unwind with some grilling or fireside chats.

The highlight of staying here is being able to roam the property’s 17 acres. Wander around and you’ll come across fields and ponds, or spend some time playing corn hole or disc golf. There’s a lot to do in Denison, too, though perhaps the most well-known attraction is the sprawling Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site. It’s worth a visit if you’re a fan of American history.

If you’d like to bring your dog, make sure you get them approved by the host ahead of time and be prepared pay an additional $100 pet fee.

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