South Carolina

8 Epic Glamping Destinations In South Carolina 

by Megan Honan

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Full of rich history, breathtaking sandy beaches, quirky attractions and incredible state parks, what’s not to love about South Carolina?

Perhaps best-known for its agreeable year-round temperature, South Carolina is a beloved destination among campers looking for a warm-weather escape.

You can get out of the city and into nature during your next stay with one of these epic spots for glamping in South Carolina, providing the basics of a home rental with the access to the outdoors you’d find with traditional camping. Travelers can set off to find a magical waterfall in Cedar Falls Park or explore the mountainous areas of Greenville for a change of scenery.

These places to glamp in South Carolina range from a luxury honeymoon treehouse to a retro-kitsch 1970s Airstream to a safari-style canvas tent just steps from happening Myrtle Beach. Ready to get back to nature in South Carolina?

Here are eight next-level glamping rentals throughout South Carolina.

Additional read: 9 Gorgeous South Carolina Treehouse Rentals

1. The Bella Luna

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Why you should stay: Spend the night in lap of luxury at this romantic, rustic love nest.

  • Nearest town: Mountain Rest
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $239/night

Just outside of Sumter National Forest is where you’ll find this dreamy hideaway perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, or other milestone trip. Designed for couples only, this is not a family-friendly destination, but it’s certainly a romantic one.

The elegantly designed home has plenty of outdoor space, including a deck for grilling, outdoor swings, several covered porch areas, and even a custom-designed “napping porch” with a hammock-type net for two. Inside, once the sun goes down, turn on the fairly lights, open a bottle of wine, and listen to the sound of crickets and frogs as you chill in the cozy sleeping space.

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2. Laurel Oaks Estate

Luxury glamping tent at Laurel Oaks Estate
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Why you should stay:  An upgraded camping experience just a few miles from Myrtle Beach.

  • Nearest town: Conway
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $99/night

Ideal for a budget-friendly trip for the family is this luxury glamping tent just a short drive from famous Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking to glamp in South Carolina with a family, book the “Big Bear” tent, decked out with two full-sized queen mattresses, a giant bean bag chair, fans, and all the essentials.

Guests who don’t want to rough it will love the access to hot showers, restrooms, hammocks, and high-tech grills for outdoor dinners. There’s also a nearby boat launch in case you have kayaks or brought your own boat. Conway is a cute little town and between that and Myrtle Beach, you’ll have plenty to fill a long weekend, even if you never set foot on the actual sand. It’s one of the best places to glamp in South Carolina for under $100 a night.

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3. Zephyr Hill

8 Acres of glamping on 20 Acre Lot
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Why you should stay: Get back to nature with a secluded campground on 20 acres of private property.

  • Nearest town: Travelers Rest
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $43/night

Near downtown Travelers Rest, this adorable treehouse offers all the convenience of having modern amenities nearby with the privacy of backcountry camping. While a very basic cabin is provided, guests are welcome to set up tents and even RVs in case you’re traveling with a large group.

For fun without straying too far, test out the on-site slack line, jump in the wooden play fort, or set out on the looped walking trail. Still looking for something to do? Just a quick car ride away are Gap State Park, Caesar’s Head State Park, and White Water Falls.

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4. The Honeymoon Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Lux glamping for two even if you’ve been married for years.

  • Nearest town: Wadmalaw Island
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 31 days
  • Rates from: $6,572/month

Tucked away just outside of Charleston is a jaw-dropping treehouse called The Honeymoon Treehouse. Surrounded by large, mossy oak trees and overlooking a creek, this private peninsula home makes for one romantic destination. The pictures don’t do it justice; it’s far more palatial than you’d expect.

Eco-friendly and adults-only, the treehouse features an outdoor screened-in movie theater, hammocks, and a large bathtub definitely made for two. You also have full access to all 30 acres, but unfortunately, the rental is available for a minimum of a month at a time – so it’s going to be a long honeymoon.

At night, enjoy the use of a campfire kit, fully-stocked with everything you need for a night under the stars, before retiring to the king-sized bed.

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5. Folly James

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Why you should stay: Step back in time at this retro-fitted 1972 camper

  • Nearest town: Charleston
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $109/night

This adorable lakeside camper is anything but kitschy. Sitting on an acre of private land with a pond, willow trees surround this South Carolina glamping spot. Lovingly restored to its 1972 glory, the camper offers vintage charm with all the modern amenities you could need, including air conditioning. The kitchen isn’t too big, but it has the basics – and you’ll likely want to test out Charleston’s restaurant scene, anyway.

The space is on a small farm and practices eco-friendly behaviors, so don’t expect any plastic. There’s no Wi-Fi, but most cell carriers should have service.

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6. The Scandinavian Camper

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Why you should stay: A nordic-inspired stay with easy access to outdoorsy Greenville.

  • Nearest town: Greenville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $90/night

This sweet little camper just a stone’s throw from downtown Greenville, offering spades of privacy. Decked out in hygge vibes, this Scandinavian-inspired spot was lovingly created with plenty of thoughtful touches throughout, like twinkle lights and a miniature fireplace.

Outside are a thriving vegetable and flower garden plus a cozy fire pit for late night chats and roasting hot dogs – heck, there’s even a chicken coop. And you’re just a quick drive or Uber ride from downtown when you’re ready to get a taste of city life for an evening (or hit Greenville’s awesome outdoor suspension bridges, waterfalls, and hiking trails.)

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7. The Tiny House Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Experience life in the trees at this unique take on a tiny home.

  • Nearest town: Campobello
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $220/night

For a charming stay immersed in nature, try this tiny house treehouse featuring modern, sleek styling. With all the luxury amenities of home, such as comfortable bedding, coffee, great water pressure, and even Netflix, it’s not hard to live large in a small space.

Take time to enjoy the great outdoors on property with a hammock, fire-pit and lawn games. If you ever tire of glamping (though who would?) the home is just a quick drive from Landrum (known for antique shops) with Tryon, NC just a little further afield.

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8. Harestream Haus Airstream

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Why you should stay: Far out and groovy retro-kitsch 1974 Airstream.

  • Nearest town: Travelers Rest
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $79/night

This far-out space is a completely remodeled eco-friendly Airstream brought back to life from the 70s. Curated with a quirky collection of retro items, 1970s movies, kitchenware, toys and bedding that appear straight out of a time capsule.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural setting while enjoying drinks on your completely private deck or on the swinging canopies. One not-so-retro feature? You’ll have Wi-Fi, making this one groovy remote working space. With temperature controlled air conditioning and a fireplace heater, this unique spot is ideal for a year-round getaway no matter what season you come.

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