6 Unique Places to Go Glamping in Missouri

Posted by
Brittany Varano
March 17, 2023
Updated April 21, 2023

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Experience the wonders and convenience of glamping with a trip to some of the most unique spots in Missouri.

With glamping, you can fully relax and unwind in nature without the need to pack, haul, and set up gear. And depending on the glampsite, you only need to bring yourself, s’mores supplies, and a smile. That’s it! Couple that with an insanely beautiful destination, and you have yourself a recipe for glamping success.

Aptly nicknamed the “Show-Me” state, Missouri is home to some pretty incredible places for glamping that you just have to see to believe. Pick from homey safari tents, exciting treehouses, unique yurts, and more. But the best part? Many are nestled in gorgeous destinations like the lush canopies of the Mark Twain National Forest or the sprawling peaks of the Ozark Mountains. No matter where you choose, these unique Missouri glamping experiences will turn you into a happy glamper.

1. Creekside Glamping

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Why you should stay: A spacious canvas tent with modern comforts on the edge of Mark Twain National Forest.

  • Location: Doniphan
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $75/night

Experience the sights and sounds of the woods in this 14-by-16-foot creekside glamping tent. The tent is perched atop a wooden platform that shelters you from the elements and provides a front porch perfect for taking in the scenery. Inside, the hosts have furnished the tent with a cozy bed, seating area, and even a little kitchenette with a fridge, sink, and more.

When the evenings turn chilly, the tent’s small heater is there to keep you toasty warm. Outside is a fireplace, lit aglow by string lights where you can roast marshmallows under the beauty of a dark sky full of stars. Guests also have access to a classic wooden outhouse and a camp shower in the warmer months.

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2. Barney Creek Retreat Yurt

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Why you should stay: A secluded pet-friendly yurt with incredible outdoor amenities two hours south of St. Louis.

  • Location: Boss
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $90/night

At Barney Creek Retreat Yurt, there’s no need to sacrifice the joys of camping for the comforts of home! Some modern conveniences provided at the yurt include a flatscreen TV, mini-fridge, and two five-gallon jugs of drinking water. The hosts also provide linens and firewood, but food and cookware are BYO.

A wooden deck surrounds the yurt, and a picnic table under a canopy provides a shaded place to eat and relax outside. Those visiting with pups will appreciate the grassy yard where your dogs can run free and play. There is also a private port-o-potty available, as well as a community shower house shared with other glamping guests. Nearby, visitors can hike and explore Elephant Rocks State Park and sip local wines at Twain’s Winery.

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Related Read: 7 Best Great Lakes Destinations for an Unforgettable Vacation

3. The Bins on Old 66

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Why you should stay: A homey steel grain bin off historic Route 66 near Springfield.

  • Location: Phillipsburg
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $80/night

The Bins on Old 66 offers the unique experience of waking up in a grain bin turned glamping rental. Complete with eye-catching antique touches, the space feels authentically rustic without skimping on comfort. Inside, you’ll find a lofted bedroom with a plush queen bed and a pull-out to accommodate up to four people. This old grain bin has also been renovated to feature a well-equipped kitchenette and a private, full bathroom. The Bins are near the scenic Bennett Springs State Park, making them the perfect place to crash after a long day in the woods.

Guest Jim shares, “Besides being one of the most unique Airbnbs that I’ve stayed in, the entire space was very functional and spotless. Check-in was very easy, and the location was very accessible from the highway. I would definitely stay there again.”

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4. The Stewart Settlement

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Why you should stay: A stylish shipping container on an old dairy farm north of Springfield.

  • Location: Pleasant Hope
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $116/night

The Stewart Settlement offers glampers more than just a place to stay…it’s a chance to experience farm living. As a converted shipping container, the space is unique, modern, and above all else, comfortable. It’s furnished with a plush mattress, a seating area, and a kitchenette with coffee-making supplies. Surrounding the shipping container is 50 acres of idyllic farmland with exceptional amenities and a small orchard.

A community building on the property houses a shared kitchen and restrooms with hot showers. There’s also a large pavilion where guests can grill out, play lawn games, and relax beside the fire. Guests can even take the time to feed the host’s adorable piggies or shop at the farmstand for goodies.

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Follow ‘em: @StewartFarmsCoop

5. Almost Heaven Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A quaint treehouse complete with a rope bridge leading to a crow’s nest deck.

  • Location: Bunker
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $119/night

The Almost Heaven Treehouse is a homey studio getaway in southern Missouri. The interior boasts sleeping accommodations for two, but larger groups are free to bring an air mattress or pitch a tent in the spacious yard. While there is no running water inside the treehouse, the property has a seasonal outdoor shower and a composting toilet.

Next to the treehouse is a large pavilion with an open-air kitchen, electricity, and basic ingredients for home-cooked meals. The yard also features a fire pit and a hammock that hangs underneath the home, offering a quiet spot to lounge and get cozy with a good book. This Airbnb sits along the shores of Big Creek and is in a prime location for exploring Echo Bluff State Park and Current River State Park.

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Follow ‘em: @AlmostHeavenTreehouse

6. Itzawayzback Farm

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Why you should stay: A tiny cabin on a remote property just a short drive from the Ozark National Scenic Riverway.

  • Location: Salem
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $80/night

The Dogwood Cabin on Itzawayzback Farm is a cozy hand-built home where weary travelers come to disconnect. Powered by solar panels, guests have access to enough electricity to charge devices without the temptation of distractions like TV. Its semi-remote locale and sparse cell reception help set the scene for a classic camping experience in the woods.

Inside the tiny home are a living area on the ground floor and a lofted bedroom for two. There’s also a small built-in table and kitchen nook, and outside a small deck makes the perfect place to sip coffee and take in the wooded surroundings. The hosts go above and beyond to make guests feel comfortable with nice extras, including complimentary toiletries, breakfast items, firewood, coffee, and more.

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Follow ‘em: @ItzawayzbackFarm

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