14 of the Coolest Glamping Destinations in Texas

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Cindy Brzostowski
February 21, 2021
Updated December 18, 2023

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From rolling hill country to wide-open desert, Texas offers a surprisingly diverse array of landscapes ready for you to explore. But you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to – That’s what glamorous camping is for.

There are so many places to glamp in Texas that there’s no need to sleep on the ground — unless you want to, of course! Texas is a huge state and it’s filled with unique accommodations.

Best Glamping in Texas – Our Top Picks

Everything is bigger in Texas, and these glamping options definitely deliver big when it comes to style, uniqueness, and comfort. Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot to become one with nature or an unusual stay that’s still close to lots of attractions, these one-of-a-kind places to glamp in Texas are sure to leave you with fond memories of your Texas travels.

Unique Glamping Spots Near Austin, Texas

While we only picked a few of our favorite ones, here you can find more unique glamping spots near Austin.

1. Vintage Airstream

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Why you should stay: Throwback accommodations in the heart of Austin.

  • Location: Austin
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $100/night

It’s the delightful retro touches inside and out at this vintage Airstream that make it one of the best places to glamp in Texas. Step into this cool trailer and you’ll find colorful accommodations with just enough space for a bedroom, living room, and full kitchen, making it a cute place for couples to unwind.

Perfect for those who want the fun of glamping without being far from the city, this stay is in a friendly neighborhood in South Austin sandwiched between the popular strips of South Lamar and South Congress. Still craving a bit of nature? Austin’s beloved Green Belt is less than 10 minutes away. It’s also relatively affordable considering it’s close to Austin and beautiful Barton Springs.

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2. Green Acres

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Why you should stay: A boutique retreat with options for solo travelers, couples, and families.

  • Nearest town: Elgin
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $116/night

Sitting on 25 acres in Bastrop County, Green Acres offers eco-lodging for those looking for rest and relaxation. The property has several different glamping accommodations including yurts, airstreams, a lodge, a trailer, and a tiny house. Each stay has its own special charm, like a mini cocktail bar in the Airstream Land Yacht and a swinging porch bed at the Lodge.

Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll get access to the communal amenities like a big barn with an outdoor kitchen and grills where you can gather with friends and family. When you’re looking for something to do to pass the time (there’s limited Wi-Fi, FYI), there’s a horseshoe pit, corn-hole, board games, ping pong, and darts. Coffee, s’mores, and farm-fresh eggs (when available) are also complementary.

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Unique Glamping Experiences Near Big Bend National Park

When you plan to visit a place as wild and wonderful as Big Bend National Park, it just seems right to stay somewhere that embraces that remoteness and natural beauty. We even have an entire article dedicated to the best glamping spots near Big Bend.

3. Domeland

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Domeland is an earthen structure with a thick cob/adobe barrier that helps regulate the temperature while sheltering you from the elements. The hosts also provide a fan and a small propane heater if you’re coming during the height of summer or winter.

Domeland is set up for two, although you can squeeze a third person on the sofa if you want. But really two is ideal since the place itself is quite romantic given the location and gorgeous night skies. It’s a great spot to see the Milky Way.

The entrance to Big Bend National Park is just a 25-minute drive away, and when you want a little more civilization, Terlingua — a former mining town, turned tourist “ghost” town — is about a 25-minute drive away too. 

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4. The Local Chapter Big Bend

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Why you should stay: Refined accommodations way out in the West Texas desert.

  • Nearest town: Terlingua
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $357/night

This bright, beautifully decorated luxury yurt is the place to stay for anyone looking for some peace and quiet, far, far away from city life.

Located on a private reserve close to the quirky ghost town of Terlingua, this Airbnb offers expansive, unobstructed views of the Chisos Mountains. It also happens to be right next to Big Bend National Park, a great spot for some remote day hiking or stargazing.

While the general area is certainly remote (it’s nearly a two-hour drive to Marfa), you won’t have to fend for yourself whenever you need provisions. There’s a general store nearby plus a couple of local restaurants, including Chili Pepper Cafe. It’s definitely one of the more expensive places to glamp in Texas but it’s one of the few ways to have a luxurious experience near Big Bend National Park.

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Best Glamping Near Dallas, Texas

From Airstreams to renovated shipping containers to treehouses, there is a wealth of top-notch glamping spots near Dallas.

5. 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 glamping rental go towards his non-profits efforts.

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6. Primrose at Wildflower Yurts

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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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Coolest Glamping Spots Near Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg has no shortage of unique accommodations, as we have covered before in our Best Airbnbs in Fredericksburg article. This time we focus on the coolest glamping options nearby.

7. The Barons Wagon

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Why you should stay: Live the frontier life with a few extra modern conveniences.

  • Location: Fredericksburg
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $198/night

It’s like traveling back to the Wild West with a stay in the Barons Wagon. It’s a replica of a Conestoga wagon, which settlers used over a century ago. More spacious than it might seem from the outside, the wagon fits a king-sized and bunk beds, making it a fun place you can bring the kiddos.

Keep in mind when you’re booking that the wagon can’t be insulated, so there’s no AC or heat. But it’s still a comfortable glamping experience with plenty of electrical outlets and your own private bathroom just outside your wagon.

While you can spend hours sharing stories and toasting marshmallows around your private fire pit, you’re just a short drive away from Fredericksburg’s main street, filled with tasting rooms and boutique shops.

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Related Read: The 10 Best Camping Spots Near Houston, Texas

8. Conestoga Glamping Wagon

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Why you should stay: Be part of a wagon train with extra communal facilities.

  • Nearest town: Fredericksburg
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

These days, RVs are all the rage, but for a unique experience why not take things back to frontier times with a stay in a Conestoga glamping wagon? (Apparently, they’re all the rage in Texas!) Except unlike in the days of the Old West, this covered wagon comes with the benefit of air conditioning and heating.

Just like how wagons traveled together in the past, this wagon is one of five on the property, which is an RV resort. That also means a stay here comes with access to other communal facilities, including a pool and jacuzzi, gym, disc golf courses, and volleyball court. It’s one of the best places to glamp in Texas for a small family that wants an affordable stay but still something more special than a roadside hotel. And there’s plenty of space to run around.

Located just outside of Fredericksburg, this Airbnb puts you in close proximity to dozens of wineries and vineyards.

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Epic Glamping Sites Near San Antonio, Texas

In San Antonio, glamping is quite popular, so you’ll find plenty of spots where you can leave the big city behind. Here is the full list of the best glamping spots near San Antonio.

9. Luxury Glamping Safari Tent

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Why you should stay: Be riverside in an attractive, decked-out tent on a 100-acre resort.

  • Location: Kingsbury
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $350/night

Part of Wahwahtaysee Resort, this luxury glamping safari tent offers easy access to the San Marcos River via the property’s three beaches.

The place may be called a “tent,” but the tastefully designed, white-and-blue interior looks much more like a chic hotel room. How hot or cold it is outside can heavily affect the experience with regular camping, but here, you don’t have to worry as the rental has A/C and heating.

By the kitchenette area, there’s a counter to enjoy your meals while admiring nature, though you can get even better views from your large private deck. The lux bathroom includes a spa tub along with the shower, but you’ll definitely want to try the outdoor shower, too.

If you’re in need of somewhere to glamp in San Antonio with a big group, this is a great choice as you can book all the tents on property to sleep up to 12 guests.

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10. Ruby

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Why you should stay: Cozy trailer with bicycles next to a nature preserve.

  • Location: Cibolo
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $77/night

Not far from Randolph Air Force Base is Ruby, a cute ruby-red trailer to be your home base for exploring the area. You’ll be able to reach Crescent Bend Nature Park by walking less than a mile, and fishing fans can get to Cibolo Creek in less time than that. Anyone who feels like venturing further out can borrow one of the bicycles that come with the glamping rental.

When you’re back from exploring the area, fire up the grill, bump some tunes on the outdoor bluetooth speaker, and have yourself a little outdoor soiree. A pavilion roof covers the trailer, so you can still sit on your lounge chairs or at the picnic table if the hot Texas sun is blazing,

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Other Cool Glamping Options in Texas

11. Yurt in the Trees

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Why you should stay: A comfortable getaway just a stone’s throw from wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

  • Nearest town: Dripping Springs
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $219/night

Why pick between a tent or a treehouse when you can have a bit of both with this yurt in the trees? Surrounded by live oaks, this stay has a deck overlooking a creek and canyon. From inside, you can still appreciate the views from the clear domed ceiling and through the many screened windows.

Since this yurt is close to the town of Dripping Springs, you’re never too far from a winery, brewery, or distillery. Treaty Oak Distilling and Solaro Estate Winery are two of the closest, and if you drive for less than 10 minutes you can reach more popular spots like Jester King Brewery. While this particular yurt isn’t dog- or kid-friendly, there are other yurts on the Wanderin’ Star Farms that are.

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Here you can find even more yurt rentals in Texas.

12. The Daisy

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Why you should stay: Go retro out in the Hill Country.

  • Nearest town: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

Down the road from Wimbereley’s picturesque Blue Hole Regional Park, The Daisy delivers fun Texas vibes with its kitschy, cowgirl decor. You’ll have a small kitchen and bathroom inside the retro Airstream, but you may want to skip the latter entirely and just use the much cooler private outdoor shower.

There’s certainly no need to stay cooped up inside as you’ll have a deck and hot tub right outside your door. During the day, stretch out in the hammock under the shade of the trees, and at night, make some s’mores by the fire. You can also explore the trails on the property, which lead to different spots like a little treehouse and a creek. You may also want to check out Cave Without a Name, a cool underground cave system not far from downtown.

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13. Grand Aztec Tent

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Why you should stay: Incredible views paired with plentiful recreation options.

  • Nearest town: Marble Falls
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $325/night

Equal parts cabin and tent, the gorgeous Grand Aztec Tent offers amazing Hill Country views from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows that make up the entire back wall. But the front side a lot going for it thanks to a cozy porch perfect for stargazing. There’s air conditioning if you need it, and if things get chilly, you can light up the wood-burning stove.

Aside from what’s in the Grand Aztec Tent, the property has communal amenities like a movie projector with an outdoor screen and a yoga hut positioned perfectly to take in the sunrise. There are also paddleboards and kayaks available for guests, which you can bring a couple of minutes down the road to a public park with lake access. For recreation of a different sort, head down the road to the nearby Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard.

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14. The Birdhouse

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Why you should stay: Get lost in nature at this treehouse escape.

  • Nearest town: Glen Rose
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $198/night

You won’t be missing your TV or Wi-Fi when you see the vista at The Birdhouse, an elevated stay tucked in the treetops. From the bedroom balcony, the views seem to go on and on – you’re on 50 acres of private land away from any big cities. This is one of the best places to glamp in Texas for big groups since there are several interesting homes available to rent on the property.

While here, you’re more than welcome to hike around the large property, but Dinosaur Valley State Park is also right next door in case you need even more room to explore. It runs interesting nature and educational programs for kids and adults. On property, keep an eye out for wildlife like wild turkeys, deer, and jackrabbits — and definitely don’t leave without watching a sunrise or sunset.

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Here you can find more amazing treehouse rentals in Texas.

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