The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has announced the winners of the 2024 Glampy Awards. Now in its third year, the Glampys recognize and honor the most unique and innovative glampground destinations throughout the United States.

Glamping may have started out as niche, but it has quickly gained momentum as a fast-growing segment of the camping industry. According to The Dyrt’s 2024 Camping Report presented by the All-New Toyota Tacoma, 26% of private camping properties surveyed said they now offer glamping.

Campers love the little extras that make a campsite into a glampsite, and it’s easy to see why. People who might drag their heels at the thought of sleeping on the cold ground can choose to stay in a toasty, Wi-Fi-connected yurt with homemade quilts and a wood stove, or a clear-topped dome set up for stargazing, or a stylish A-frame nestled on a stream.

“My favorite part about the rise in the popularity of glamping is the creativity,” says Sarah Smith, founder of The Dyrt. “Glamping is growing every year and rapidly evolving to take so many forms — Airstreams, domes, pods, cocoons, fire towers, covered wagons, cabooses. Spending time in nature is always rewarding, but glamping adds another dimension of fun and originality.”

For the second consecutive year, a property in Texas tops the list of Glampy Award winners. Loving Heart Retreats offers stunning domes in Texas Hill Country a little over an hour outside of Austin. Snagging the next spot on this year’s list is Salmon Gypsy Bed & Breakfast, a custom-built gypsy wagon on the Salmon River in Idaho.

Nominated by The Dyrt’s camping community and awarded on a subjective basis, the winning glampsites were chosen for overall glampiness, originality and Instagram-ability. Availability was also a necessary criteria: the list recognizes glampsites you can actually book, not just admire in an influencer’s social media post. And with so many amazing glampgrounds across the U.S., previous Glampys winners weren’t considered.

The winners of the 2024 Glampy Awards:

  1. Loving Heart Retreats — Texas: Upscale domes and tents in Texas Hill Country
  2. Salmon Gypsy Bed & Breakfast — Idaho: Custom-built gypsy wagon on the Salmon River
  3. The Oasis at Bear Run Farm — West Virginia: Cute A-frame cabin on a stunning blue lake
  4. Schellraiser — Nevada: Furnished shipping container at music festival site in the desert
  5. Umpqua’s Last Resort & Oregon Mountain Guides — Oregon: Rustic cabins, vintage RVs and a tiny house
  6. Yurt at Rivendell Romance in the Forest — Washington: Octadecagon (18-sided) yurt-style cabin set deep in the woods
  7. Glamping Dome at Getaway on Ranger Creek — Tennessee: Fully equipped creekside geodesic dome
  8. Adirondack Safari — New York: Sprawling luxury tent site near Lake George
  9. Aefintyr — Minnesota: Tiny house/tree house at the top of a hill
  10. Sailor Springs Glamping — Wisconsin: Creekside A-frame cabin near Lake Superior

If your favorite spot didn’t make the list, write a glowing review on The Dyrt and nominate it for the 2025 Glampys! Without further ado, here are the 2024 Glampy Award winners:

1. Loving Heart Retreats — Texas

Price: $269-598
Number of sites: 7
Type of sites: Dome, tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes (dogs only, extra fee)

This collection of upscale domes and safari tents in Texas Hill Country invites all-day lounging — there are even hammocks built right into the decks! The amenities are top-notch — the kind you’d find in a nicer hotel — including king-size beds, microwaves and refrigerators, fluffy towels and fancy pillows, and air conditioning for those hot Texas days.

Each tent or dome has a full bath with a shower and clawfoot tub. The domes have a partially clear ceiling with full-length curtains that can be closed for privacy or opened for a widescreen view of the night sky.

The property sits a little over an hour from Austin and emphasizes water conservation and other sustainable practices, and the owners aim to help guests immerse themselves in nature and leave with a greater appreciation for the environment.

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2. Salmon Gypsy Bed & Breakfast — Idaho

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Price: $135-160
Number of sites: 2
Type of sites: Wagon, tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: No

Nestled along the banks of the Salmon River, this peaceful site with a custom-built gypsy wagon provides an oasis of comfort in the middle of nowhere. Inside the colorful, old-fashioned, immaculately clean wagon is a beautiful wooden interior with hand-crafted details like tiled countertops, cheerful curtains and even chandeliers.

The wagon has heating and air conditioning, a queen bed, private bathroom with shower, and a fully functional kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, two-burner stove and everything you need to enjoy a meal on one of the riverside picnic tables. Not so into cooking while camping? No worries: Your stay also includes a continental breakfast delivered to your door each morning.

From May to October there’s also a glamping tent available, equipped with a four-poster bed, private bathhouse with hot showers and hand-delivered breakfast.

Be sure to ask about the hike to nearby Goldbug Hot Springs. Paddlers, note that it’s possible to boat to this site — it would make a great stop on a Salmon River float trip. And for you animal lovers, the friendly hosts keep mini-donkeys on the property.

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3. The Oasis at Bear Run Farm — West Virginia

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Price: $35-175
Number of sites: 2
Type of sites: A-frame, tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes

This cute little A-frame cabin is set beside a stunning blue lake with great views. The cabin has beautifully tiled floors, a full bed, sofa and kitchen table, and an outdoor firepit with hammock and tiki torches. The windows look out over the lake, which you have all to yourself when you stay here. Guests can take a boat out onto the water, or jump in, depending on the weather.

Unlike some of the higher-end glamping properties here, this one is meant to be a nature-immersive, off-the-grid experience, so glampers will want to come prepared, bringing water, coffee, food and other essentials. There’s cooking equipment but no electricity; the cabin is lit by solar powered lights, and there’s a propane heater and a nearby outhouse. Note that this property closes for the winter from October to May.

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4. Schellraiser — Nevada

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Price: $100-125
Number of sites: 24
Type of sites: Container, tent, yurt
Fires allowed: No
Pets allowed: Yes

Home to the annual Schellraiser music festival, this unlikely campground is situated in the sagebrush flats with a network of elevated roads and camping pads in the Nevada desert near Great Basin National Park. Schellraiser has a number of stylish yurts, but the really choice accommodation is “Hausu,” a bright turquoise, furnished shipping container with a full bath and a rooftop tent.

The yurts and bell tents are fully furnished and solar powered, with queen-size beds and a nearby bath/shower trailer for guests. There’s also a bare-bones A-frame tiny house called Fort Lulu.

There’s not much around, which means very little light pollution and no interference when you’re stargazing.

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5. Umpqua’s Last Resort & Oregon Mountain Guides — Oregon

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Price: $35-199
Number of sites: 12
Type of sites: Tiny house, tent, cabin, RV
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes

There’s something for just about every type of camper here. Glamping-wise, the tiny house — with its funky angles, full kitchen and loft bedroom — is the star of the show, but there are also little rustic cabins with full beds, vintage RVs with ’50s-diner decor and furnished glamping tents.

It sounds like a lot, but the layout and surroundings mean you still get a wilderness vibe; even between the standard RV sites, there’s enough vegetation to provide a sense of privacy.

People usually come through here on their way to Crater Lake, but the North Umpqua River area is worth a visit all on its own. The national forest location means plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun, whether you’re into hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, waterfall peeping or fly fishing.

The resort’s sister company, Oregon Mountain Guides, provides tours and shuttles.

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6. Yurt at Rivendell Romance in the Forest — Washington

Price: $149-175
Number of sites: 1
Type of sites: Cabin
Fires allowed: Seasonally
Pets allowed: Yes (Dogs only)

You might want to brush up on your Elvish before booking your stay at Rivendell, an octadecagon (18-sided) yurt-style cabin set deep in the Washington woods, a little over an hour from Portland, Oregon.

Dreams of Ents are highly likely as you slumber in one of two Murphy beds inside the entirely wooden cylindrical space. The cabin has a full bathroom and fully outfitted kitchen, dining room and wood stove.

Hikers can explore the surrounding woods full of Douglas firs — the property sits on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, famous for its lush trails. Those who are less gung-ho on hiking can relax on the covered deck, where there’s also a teakwood hot tub and an outdoor grill.

The property is entirely wheelchair-accessible except for the hot tub.

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7. Glamping Dome at Getaway on Ranger Creek — Tennessee

Price: $158-457
Number of sites: 4
Type of sites: Dome, tent, cabin, camper
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: No

This creekside geodesic dome is essentially a fully equipped, modern luxury apartment with a dome over it: there’s a brand-new kitchen, spacious living room with reading area, convertible sofa/bed, heat and AC, tiled shower, two TVs with streaming services, and a firepit on the patio outside the dome. Ducks and chickens wander the grounds and provide mosquito control.

More importantly the dome has 17-foot ceilings and is about half window, perfect for stargazing.

Set on 18 acres in the South Cumberland Mountains an hour outside of Chattanooga, it’s surrounded by woodlands laced with hiking trails, creeks and ponds. In addition to the dome, there’s a glamping tent, cabin and a teardrop camper available.

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8. Adirondack Safari — New York

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Price: $189
Number of sites: 59
Type of sites: Tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: No

With an amazing setting near Lake George in the Adirondacks, this sprawling luxury-tent site is especially well arranged for groups or families — and the schedule of events also includes a singles mixer in the main tent.

Each of the property’s bell- or safari-style tents has all the glamping extras you could ask for, including queen beds and bedding, rugs, lamps, fan, power strip, outdoor fire pit and charcoal grill, and covered picnic tables. The property fronts onto the Schroon River, so campers can roll out of bed and immediately go tubing or kayaking.

There’s a covered common area for hanging out and enjoying the nightly entertainment, which might be live music from a local band, an al fresco movie or an art class.

Note that this property is closed for the season from early September through mid June.

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9. Aefintyr — Minnesota

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Price: $29-139
Number of sites: 11
Type of sites: Tiny house, tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes

What’s better than backpacking? How about a short, steep hike where, at the end, you have a nice soft (real) bed waiting for you?

This glamping property located about 100 miles from the Twin Cities has several options, including a bring-your-own-gear tent, but the smart move is to reserve the tiny house or one of the glamping tents and find everything you need at the top of the hill when you get there. The trail up to the sites is not long (about a quarter mile) but is relatively steep, so it’s nice you don’t have to haul up everything you need for the night.

The tiny house is delightful and beautifully designed with four bunk beds, a full bath, kitchen and pretty much everything you’ll need. Glamping tents have the basics, and there’s a bath house with hot showers nearby.

The woodland setting is a great base for exploring Minnesota’s Whitewater River Valley.

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10. Sailor Springs Glamping — Wisconsin

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Price: $110-160
Number of sites: 3
Type of sites: A-frame, tent
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes

A little A-frame cabin at the edge of a creek is the ideal reward for backpacking from your car along a sometimes-steep, quarter-mile trail through the Wisconsin forest. Located about 90 miles from Duluth, Minnesota, this property also offers two canvas glamping tents, and all three spots are nicely secluded.

Each site has a wood stove and a patio with a couple of chairs perfect for sitting and soaking up the woodsy atmosphere, plus its own porta-potty. The A-frame is the cutest, mainly because of how cleverly the queen-size bed is tucked into the bottom of the A. (Beds and pillows are provided, but it’s BYO sleeping bag.)

Lake Superior is only about a mile downstream from the creek that flows past the A-frame, and the owners offer charter sailing trips as a glamping add-on.

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