A luxury yurt, an elaborate treehouse and three other glamping opportunities were featured in the original Five Virginia Glamping Destinations article. Since then the trend has caught on and we have found additional glamping opportunities you’ll want to consider.
As a recap, “Glamping is the desire to be in and experience ‘the outdoors’ but not really roughing it with tents, campers and equipment.”
— FESTIVAL GLAMPING —
Question: Would you pitch a tent at a festival?
Answer: Not when you can pay someone else to (and get access to things you wouldn’t otherwise have access to).
Solid Ground Shelters tent at FloydFest
Be forewarned that many people take the glamping route when offered at festivals. These options sell out fast; don’t delay making plans.
Held annually in July, FloydFest is a five-day celebration of music and art that brings more than 50 performers to 10 stages. Four glamping opportunities are available at FloydFest:
Dancin’ Dave offers tent choices from a pup tent all the way up to a jumbo that can sleep three to five adults. They set up the tent, provide a doormat, carpet, cots, sleeping pads, nightstand, lantern, camp chair, and wash water jug. Add-ons are available. Basic cost range: $220-$400. Book Now
The Show Sherpa pitches your one- to four-person cabin style tent for you and include cots, lantern and camp chairs. If you book with them, Sherpa Village becomes available to you. There you’ll find comfortable chairs, shuttle service, daily bag of ice for your site, community kitchen, and complimentary coffee. Basic cost range: $225-$700. Book Now
Solid Ground Shelters was included in our previous post, but are also a FloydFest provider. Each deluxe tent includes power, fan, two nightstands, mattresses, linens, pillows, table and chairs, lights, and a lock. You choose whether you want a queen or two twins. Additional amenities include a bath towel for each person, access to an air conditioned restroom trailer, access to the snack and coffee lounge, and luxury bath products. Cost: $1,350. Book Now
Blue Ridge Yurts traditionally sell out well in advance of FloydFest, and that holds true for 2015. Their “pimped-out comfort” is actually a, well, pimped-out yurt suitable for two to four people. It includes furniture, rugs, open-dome ventilation, lights, electricity, stocked coolers, air conditioned restroom trailer, golf cart shuttle service, and next-to-yurt parking. Oh, and a pair of High Roller All-Access tickets worth $1,400 are also included. Cost: Unavailable. Image Gallery
Glamping at Lockn’ Music Festival
Held annually in September, Lockn’ Music Festival features more than 25 bands across four days and raises the bar for glamping. When you book their glamping package, you’ll choose whether you prefer two twin beds or a queen. The minimum amenities are bedside tables, a table and two chairs, lighting and fans, electricity, and a stocked hospitality table. An upgrade will get you complimentary bath products, a Super VIP Glamping Lounge area with games, snacks, coffee and comfortable furniture, daily personal shopping service, 24 hour hospitality, and two mornings of breakfast. The cost? $1149-$1299 in addition to your VIP festival tickets, which are required to even book this accommodation. Book Now
— STATE PARK GLAMPING —
Kiptopeke State Park
Of all of Virginia’s 36 State Parks, only one currently offers glamping in the context we’re presenting here. That being said, you never know when another will hop aboard and pop up a yurt. You have to move fast to book the yurt at Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles. A high demand accommodation, it sits overlooking the Chesapeake Bay on its own private deck and includes a picnic table, fire ring with cooking grate, food prep table and fresh water. Cooking is not allowed in the yurt, nor are pets or smoking. The yurt is equipped with bunk beds and a futon to accommodate six; linens are not provided. Air conditioned. A seven-night minimum stay is required for peak season (Memorial Day weekend to the last Sunday in August). Rates are $611 for Virginia residents and $719 for non-residents. More Information
— ROCK TAVERN RIVER KAMP —
Rock Tavern River Kamp yurt
Luray is known as the Cabin Capital of Virginia, but the folks of Rock Tavern River Kamp are bringing a few yurts to the party. Three yurts are available, each sleeping a variation of two to six people and including modern amenities. There’s not much roughing it when you’re riverside and have a TV and appliances at hand. Kayaks, tubes, canoes and rafts are available for rent. Rates: $110-$135 per night. Book Now
— MARK ADDY INN GLAMOROUS CAMPING —
The view at The Mark Addy
The Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford is a well known bed and breakfast, but did you know they’ve added a “glamper” to their mix of accommodations? It really is a beauty, too. The glamper is a 37-foot motorhome complete with water, electric, cable TV, full bathroom with shower, fireplace, full kitchen … Oh, and WiFi. Go on over to the Inn for breakfast if you like, or the innkeepers will stock the glamper with breakfast goodies. Pets are welcome! Current Rates: $558 for two nights Book Now
— BLUE HAVEN 151 —
Blue Haven 151
Kick it old school when you glamp in a vintage camper at Blue Haven 151 in Roseland. It is anticipated that this is the year you’ll be able to choose from refurbished themed vintage Airstream, Avion, Spartan, and Curtiss Wright aluminum campers. Rates: Unavailable
— THE DEPOT LODGE —
This photo of The Glamping Tent near Paint Bank is courtesy of TripAdvisor.
In Paint Bank, Virginia there are bison, a really cool general store, an indoor swinging bridge, and The Depot Lodge, an accommodation that is part of a larger collection. That larger collection includes a refurbished 1967 Airstream “Land Yacht” Overland Trailer and the Glamping Tent at Crump’s Camp. The Airstream will accommodate four people with bunks and a fold-down full size bed. A bath with shower and mini-tub are a highlight, as is a TV and phone service. The Glamping Tent is actually located in Waiteville, West Virginia, just a few minutes away from Paint Bank. It boasts a private bathroom, gas fireplace, satellite TV, and your choice of king or two twin beds. A dock on Potts Pond is right outside your door and a perfect place to enjoy the view. Rate for Both: $159 per night. Book Now
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