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14 Best Glamping Destinations in North Carolina

by Kristen Arendt
Updated August 24, 2022

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From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Intracoastal Waterway, North Carolina has some sweet spots to tuck in for a glamping getaway.

Just can’t beat the gorgeous setting of the state’s hills, woods, and rivers.

And whether you’re looking for an outdoorsy adventure or a simple weekend away to unplug and unwind, these North Carolina glamping experiences offer a back-to-nature feel without sacrificing any creature comforts — in fact, some are downright luxurious.

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1. Raleigh Yurt

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Why you should stay: Soak in the lakefront scenery from the yurt — or sauna.

  • Nearest town: Raleigh
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $125/night

Looking for a glamping experience that doesn’t skimp on the luxuries? This spacious yurt has heat, AC, hot showers, and access to a sauna. Plus with your own lakefront view, you’ll love the ambiance. Head out to the lakeside gazebo to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or get a campfire going for an evening s’mores roast under the stars.

Bring your fishing rod to try your luck from the dock or pack your SUP or kayak for a paddle on the lake. You can take a stroll through the woods or test your frisbee skills on the nine-hole disc golf course. If you want to head out hiking or mountain biking, check out the trails at William B Umstead State Park or hit up the swim beaches at Falls Lake State Park, both a short drive up the road.

“My husband loved the disc golf course, and I was so excited to be near such great bike trails! Perfect if you like the feel of camping but don’t want to sleep on the ground.” Niki T.

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Related Read: 11 Most Beautiful Swimming Holes in North Carolina

2. Getaway Ashboro

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Why you should stay: Escape to a tiny cabin where you can disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself.

  • Nearest town: Asheboro
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $129/night

Just 90 minutes from both Charlotte and Raleigh, Getaway Asheboro offers a retreat into nature like no other. This forest “outpost” is home to 32 tiny cabins sprinkled throughout the woods among rolling hills. You’ll have a choice between a one bed or two bed tiny cabin, each of which is equipped with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Each pet-friendly cabin is fitted with queen beds, heating and air conditioning, a two-burner stove, and a private toilet with hot shower. Your cabin also has a cell-phone lockbox, making it easy for you to put down your phone for a while and reconnect with nature, your travel companions, your pups, or your inner-self.

Bonus: use the code TERRITORY25 to get $25 off when you book a stay at Getaway Asheboro.

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3. Retro Camper

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Why you should stay: Throw it back in style (and comfort) in this hip, renovated trailer.

  • Nearest town: Towanda
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $64/night

This cute retro camper brings the perfect mix of old and new for a nostalgic stay that won’t have you roughing it. The 16-foot Shasta camper has been updated with modern appliances and conveniences without losing any of its 1960s charm. Outside you’ll have access to a picnic table, fire pit, swings, and a hammock to take advantage of the private, forested spot.

Should you want to head into town, you are a short drive from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough where you can find plenty of shops, restaurants, and activities to fill an afternoon. And if getting out in nature is more your style, the camper is close to three state parks including Eno River State Park where you can explore 30-miles of scenic trails.

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4. The Summit Cabin

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Why you should stay: Unplug with some off-grid living in the middle of a national forest.

  • Nearest town: Barnardsville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $95/night

The Summit Cabin is a hidden gem in a secluded forest paradise. The two-story tiny cabin is off-grid, and the 15-minute hike to this glamping spot makes it feel like you are far, far away from civilization — even though you’re not. The well-stocked cabin has everything you need for a comfortable stay, regardless of the season.

You can spend your days out exploring the woods, hills, and rivers of Pisgah National Forest on trails you can access right from the cabin. In the evening, catch the sunset from the cabin’s deck and get a campfire going for a night under the stars.

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Related Read: 10 Incredible Glamping Spots Near Asheville, North Carolina

5. Country Farm Yurt

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Why you should stay: Get in touch with your country roots on this private oasis.

  • Nearest town: Marshall
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $120/night

After one night in this charming yurt, you might be tempted to pack your bags and leave city life permanently in your rearview mirror. The cozy yurt can accommodate the kids as well, and you can bet everyone will be delighted to explore the rolling hills of the 100-acre working farm. Your closest neighbors will be of the animal variety — the farm’s two horses might stop by for a treat.

If you want to book a day of activities off the farm, a 10-minute drive will get you to the artsy town of Marshall and Asheville is a 30-minute drive away. From there you can have your pick of outdoorsy adventures including hiking, climbing, whitewater paddling, and mountain biking.

“We had an awesome time staying at the yurt and look forward to coming back. Our kids loved sleeping in the loft and feeding the horses, we hiked around the farm spotting lots of wildlife/farm animals, fished in the pond, enjoyed grilling out, and sitting by the campfire.” Jeff L.

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6. Wanda’s World Tiny Cabin

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Why you should stay: Explore the woods and rivers from this cozy hideaway.

  • Nearest town: Murphy
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $50/night

The shabby chic interior of this farmhouse-style tiny cabin will have you feeling right at home the moment you walk in the door. From the rustic bunk bed to the dinette in the sunny corner, this cabin has a lot of cozy touches packed in its small space. Step outside to enjoy the sounds of the creek from your front porch, or take a short stroll to visit the neighborly herd of goats who also share the property.

The cabin is a great base camp for all kinds of hiking, swimming, climbing, and paddling adventures in nearby Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and Vogel State Park. Or if a day out on the town sounds enticing, head to the nearby town of Murphy to explore the historic downtown.

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7. Riverfront Canvas Tent

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Why you should stay: A magical escape to a little slice of heaven on the river.

  • Nearest town: Green Mountain
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $95/night

Riverfront glamping doesn’t get much better than this canvas tent accommodation. Fall asleep to the sound of the river in the comfort of a real bed — no camp pads or sleeping bags required. During the day, you can rent a tube for a lazy afternoon on the river or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by the water.

In the evening, cook up a hearty meal on the gas grills in the shared common area or get a fire going in the fire pit for some evening ambiance. There are plenty of spots to kick back and enjoy the setting.

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8. Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain

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Why you should stay: Unplug and escape at a secluded yurt in a great location.

  • Nearest town: Cedar Mountain
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $80/night

Cozy up at the Little Green Yurt of Cedar Mountain for a pleasant woodland retreat. This rustic yurt has all the basics for a comfortable stay — plus it’s dog-friendly too if you want to bring your pup along. The yurt has limited cell service and no wifi so you can truly escape from the demands of civilization, if only for a weekend.

The yurt makes a prime base camp for exploring the woods, trails, and rivers of nearby DuPont Forest and Gorges State Park. If you want a weekend away hiking or waterfall spotting, you’ll have your pick of many miles of trails to see the local attractions.

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9. Andy’s Trout Farm Cabin

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Why you should stay: Peace, quiet, and all the trout fishing you could want.

  • Nearest town: Otto
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $95/night

Andy’s Trout Farm Cabin is a secluded single-room cabin with all the amenities you’d expect from a much larger home. From the well-appointed interior to the porch overlooking Big Creek, you can find plenty of cozy corners to kick back and relax.

The cabin is located on 325 private acres where you can enjoy hiking and searching out that cool summer swimming hole. The scenic trout lake is the perfect spot to cast your line and catch some dinner (fish are sold by the pound). Cook up your catch back at the cabin for the picture-perfect dinner to end the day.

“Such a cute little retreat from busy life! We absolutely loved our time here – beautiful scenery, peaceful surroundings, a lovely little hike to a waterfall, and rocking on the porch to the sound of the stream. It was so wonderful and we will definitely be coming back!!” Madi H.

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Related Read: 10 Can’t-Miss Glamping Sites Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

10. Sebastian Springs Retreat Yurt

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Why you should stay: Find the space to slow down and reconnect at this relaxing yurt.

  • Nearest town: Eufola
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $75/night

Take your glamping up a notch at the Sebastian Springs Resort yurt. This spacious stay takes care of all of the little things so you can simply show up and relax. From the colorful and cozy interior to the front porch hammock, you’ll find plenty of places to unwind.

In the evenings, hit up the shared BBQ and communal fire pit for some food and camaraderie. Should you want to plan a day out adventuring, the yurt is close to hiking, biking, and boating at Lake Norman State Park.

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11. Rusty’s Roost River Camp Cane River

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Why you should stay: Treat the family to the fun of tent camping without any of the hassles.

  • Nearest town: Burnsville
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

This spacious canvas tent at Rusty’s Roost River Camp is roomy enough for the whole family. Plus, thanks to amenities like hot showers and electricity, you shouldn’t have to worry about anyone complaining about roughing it. Downtown Burnsville is a short drive away, should anyone need to run into town for the afternoon.

Each tent also has a private porch overlooking the Cane River so you can keep an eye on the kids while enjoying a little R&R yourself. From the kid-friendly river access to the views of the mountains, this is the kind of retreat that mixes just the right amount of comfort and solitude for the perfect glamping getaway.

“We had a blast! We will be coming back! Loved being right by the river. Downtown Burnsville was a fun spot to hang for the day.” Becca R.

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12. Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge

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Why you should stay: Spectacular views of the Appalachians from an adorable cabin.

  • Nearest town: Marshall
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $65/night

You’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back in time when you arrive at the Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge. This picturesque tiny cabin is located on a 20-acre farm and fits right in with its surroundings. Be sure to catch a sunrise from the front porch.

While you can spend the day exploring the farm or simply soaking up the mountain views from the cabin, should you want to book some sightseeing activities the historic town of Marshall is right up the road. Walk the main street and grab a bite to eat for an afternoon out on the town.

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13. Smoky Mountains Mongolian Yurt

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Why you should stay: Rejuvenate your mind and body at this nature-filled retreat.

  • Nearest town: Tapaco
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $79/night

Looking for a stunning yurt in a gorgeous setting? Look no further than this Mongolian yurt at the Heart Center. Tucked in the woods of the Smoky Mountains, the yurt features unique touches like hand-painted artwork and a spacious private raised deck.

During your stay, you will also have access to the center’s labyrinth walk, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. The center also offers meditation, contemplative activities, and Reiki energy work. And if exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on your bucket list, you won’t have to drive far to access the area’s world-class hiking.

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14. Tiny House Glamping

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Why you should stay: Treat yourself to some TLC at this exquisitely cozy cabin.

  • Nearest town: Happy Valley
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $105/night

The Tiny House offers pint-sized perfection if you’re looking for a unique and romantic cabin retreat. From its scenic creekside location to its colorful accents and well-laid-out interior design, the tiny cabin offers a glamping experience you won’t soon forget.

From your private paradise, you can head out to explore the area and its multitude of options for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, and more. And after you’ve got in your exercise be sure to ask the host about booking a time slot at the property’s private sauna.

“Another awesome trip to this beautiful property. With the addition of the nearby brewery and pizza restaurant, it’s truly my happy place!” George L.

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