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The 12 Best Glamping Spots in Texas for a glamourous outdoor experience


Glamping in Texas is very popular, and you will find it particularly to your liking if you fancy stunning landscapes, starry nights, and cozy surroundings. In this post, I’ll tell you the 12 perfect glamping spots in Texas to make that happen.


For those of you who haven’t heard of glamping before, it’s ‘camping’ blended with ‘glamor’—which means you go camping but with a lot more luxury and style. In contrast with traditional camping, glamping accommodations are very upscale and include modern amenities and services as well.

Because glamping is a relatively recent trend, not many people know about it, but the ones who do, prefer it over the usual way on any given day. After all, who wouldn’t like the charms of tent glamping in the thrilling landscapes of Texas?

When there, you can expect breathtaking views of the cosmos, the refreshing beauty of nature all around you, and exquisite luxuries of a resort-style lodging to stay in or a luxury RV in the middle of nowhere.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Trust me, it’s even better when experienced first-hand. So, if you’re up for it, here are the best Texas glamping spots for you to try out.

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The top 12 glamping spots in Texas

Collective Hill Country

Collective Hill Country is a luxurious Austin glamping resort on top of a ridgeline overlooking the splendid Montesino Ranch of the Texas Hill Country.

Collective hill county tent overview
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Known for its amazing tent glamping experiences, the Collective Hill Country glamping resort offers magnificent views, thrilling activities, and delectable cuisine all in one place.

The tastefully furnished tents of Collective Hill Country combine rustic styles with elegant comfort. The standard tent offers a comfy bed, a private deck, and a complimentary breakfast.

You will also find a private bathroom complete with a rain shower, toilet, and hot water here.

The family and honeymoon suite tents are two of the more refined accommodations at Collective Hill Country. Featuring Summit Tents, they offer king-size beds accompanied by extra tents and wooden decks.

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Photo © Collective Hill County

The suites also feature en suite bathrooms with rain showers. All the lodgings here have electricity and Wi-Fi, and the signature spa bath amenities are included with your stay in any of them.

The adventures offered by Collective Hill Country are many, including exploration of the gorgeous natural landscape of Wimberley Valley, electric bike tours, and sunset/sunrise hikes on the ranch. Yoga, meditation, and craft beverages, and dining are also offered.

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Photo © Collective Hill Country

If you get a car rental, you can get here very easily once you’re in Austin, because the site is located only an hour from the city.

The town of Wimberley is also only 80 minutes from Collective Hill Country, so getting here from San Antonio International airport is also a very good option.

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Tentrr Signature Site – Painted Lady

Painted Lady glamping tent
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The Painted Lady is an Amarillo glamping site with 650 acres of beautiful natural-filled land surrounding it. It’s located in the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, on a land trust preserve called Mariposa.

The tent is very elegant and comfortable, furnished with a queen bed, Adirondack chairs, camp table and benches, and a wood stove. Being perched on the high plains means incredible views of the sunset, lots of hiking places, and natural wonders all around you.

Since it’s a Tentrr Signature Site, you can be sure the amenities here will be as good as they get. They include everything you will need during your stay, and additional perks like extra pop-up tents, first-aid kits, Wi-Fi, and fire-starters, and firewood as well.

The CampKeeper here is also really friendly, which means you get extras like beverages, S’mores, and board games from the Community Center, and solar-charged lanterns/cell phone chargers in your tent, without any additional costs.

The nearby activities include biking and hiking, lots of shops and restaurants (both local and international chains) to the south and east of the preserve, and easy access to the city attractions like the water park at Thompson.

Making your way to the Painted Lady is very convenient, since the property it’s located on is very close to the city, just off of I-40, Soncy Road, where many main roads lead you from Amarillo. The glamping sites are nestled deeper within the property, so despite the closeness of the city, you get to enjoy peace and solitude during your stay here.

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Sinya on Lone Man Creek

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Sinya is a secluded glamping spot 45 minutes from Austin, near Wimberley. Inspired by the safari experiences in South Africa of the previous owner, Lynn Gallimore, the custom-designed tent overlooks the magical Lone Man Creek.

The spacious tent is very upscale and packs tons of luxuries. Its king-size bed features goose-down pillows and comforter linen. With refined decor and wooden furnishings, the accommodations add heating and air-conditioning, a bathtub, and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

Sinya also has a patio adjacent to it overlooking the creek, where you can light up a fire pit stocked with logs and sit by it, enjoy a romantic meal on the limestone table, and make use of the Weber grill as well.

The outdoor areas of Sinya are just as elegantly furnished, with each one highlighting the gorgeous nature and greenery all around the property.

Its veranda has a lovely hammock where you can kick back and relax. A man-made rock path leads to the outdoor seating area and the nearby waterfall farther down with a deck where you can swim, kayak, or just sit under the soothing shade of oaks.

Big Bend Sunrise

Sinya has a very long list of local restaurants nearby that you can try out for a memorable culinary experience.

Many wineries and distilleries are also close to the property, and live music, dance halls, zip line adventures, and theaters are also among the activities you can try out there.

Finding Sinya on Lone Man Creek is no hassle because it’s just a short distance from Wimberley. All you need to do is follow the Old Kyle Road for a few minutes before turning left on Deer Lake Estates, and you’ll be there.

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Geronimo Creek Retreat

Located in Seguin, half an hour’s drive east from San Antonio, the Geronimo Creek Retreat is an exceptional glamping spot with a wide selection of accommodations including cabins, tepees, and even treehouses!

The getaway cabins feature 2 queen beds each and have sophisticated furnishings along with balconies. There’s also a smart TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and temperature control to maximize your comfort.

Big Bend National Park

The tepees also have similar features, as well as an entertainment area outside with a fire pit, and a seating area with a hammock, picnic table, and chairs. All the lodgings have kitchenettes with modern conveniences and feature private bathrooms as well.

The treehouses are two-story, and they also have all the amenities I told you about, but the wooden deck overlooking the creek is a cherry on top. And being the most luxurious accommodations on the property, they also feature full kitchens and full bathrooms.

This glamping spot is close to lots of towns and attractions, so getting here from one of the nearby towns is fairly easy while also having access to lots of things to do. Apart from Seguin and Geronimo town, New Braunfels city and Gruene town are the places where you can find tons of fun activities.

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Bubble Terlingua

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Bubble Terlingua gets its name from the one-of-a-kind lodgings that make up the glamping spot’s accommodations. This glamping spot is known for its cute Bubbles, offering unique views of the region and its skylines.

With a total of 7 Bubbles in different areas of Terlingua, each featuring a queen bed, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and heating, coffee station, minifridge, water filtration, a full indoor bathroom with a toilet and shower, an outdoor shower, seating area, and fire pit, these bubbles are synonymous with elegance. The two-room Bubbles include a bonus hot tub, and one of them has a pool as well.

Many bars and restaurants are just a few minutes from the Bubbles, the Big Bend Ranch State Park is also close to it, so you can explore the largest state park in Texas, and all the attractions of Terlingua town are accessible from here as well.

These Bubbles can be found between Terlingua Ghost Town and Study Butte, near the Nuevo Terlingua condominiums along FM 170. The glamping spots are reached by a steep drive up the hill. You’ll see them at the top of a hill as you travel down 170, followed by a sign to turn in.

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Davis Ranch Retreat

Davis Ranch Retreat
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Davis Ranch Retreat is the definition of luxury. Less than an hour from the Austin airport, this famous 40-acre property has the best treehouse you will find for Texas glamping—so good that it’s featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters!

Apart from the treehouse, there is also a 3-bedroom main house and separate casitas with kitchenettes for the guests to stay. There are two ponds on the ranch, and a pool as well. You also have access to the golf carts to take for a trip around the ranch.

The facilities here encompass all the needs and wants of a luxurious stay, and the main house has two full baths, a bar, and a reception area as well. The treehouse has a balcony promising all the beauty of mornings on the ranch along with your cup of coffee.

Lovely towns like Bastrop—historic downtown famous for its many shops—and Smithville are also nearby, so going for a fun trip to one of those is another option, and many other attractions are also in the area.

Since it’s a Central Texas glamping spot, you can reach Davis Ranch from Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Austin is the closest, and Houston is the farthest from it. Once you get to Bastrop, the ranch is a 24-mile drive south.

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El Cosmico

El Cosmico Yurt at Night
Photo © El Cosmico

El Cosmico is a 21-acre campground nestled in the small scenic town of west Texas called Marfa, where you can also find one of the most interesting Texas Landmarks, Marfa Prada, right in the middle of the desert.

The lodgings here include vintage trailers, safari tents, yurts, tepees, and kasitas.

The vintage trailers come with a kitchenette and private bathroom, and the tepees have electricity, a queen bed, and brick floors. The bath houses at El Cosmico feature showers, a tub, toilets, and electric outlets for you to use.

El Cosmico also features a hammock grove, outdoor kitchen, dining area, and an outdoor stage for the occasional entertainment events. The communal lounge at El Cosmico has everything you need—a provisions shop and a place to intermingle!

El Cosmico trailer
Photo © El Cosmico

El Cosmico is only minutes away from all the art galleries, restaurants, and shops of Marfa—and just a mile from it are the famous Marfa Lights! Apart from the bike rentals to explore the mystic town, you can also rent wood-fired hot tubs to relax in and enjoy the vibe of the town.

Finding Marfa is fairly easy, considering it’s a cultural hub known for its art galleries and numerous other attractions. Once you’re in town, El Cosmico is just a few minutes from these art galleries and cultural festivals.

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Luxury Private Dallas RV on lake side

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Located less than half an hour from downtown Dallas, placed on a lakefront of Rockwall Harbor District, this luxury RV is an excellent glamping spot if you like breathtaking views all around you to complement the home-like atmosphere of the lodgings.

The elegantly furnished bedroom features a queen bed as well as a sleep sofa doubling as a full bed along with its speckless furniture. The RV also has a spacious full bathroom, and features two slide-outs if you need extra space.

The patio has a gas grill, wood smoker, and two deep fryers for the guests. You can make the most of your lakefront location using the boat dock here, and two hammocks are also there for you to sway the evenings away chilling.

The kitchen is equipped with all the modern appliances like microwave, refrigerator, grill, blender, and coffee maker. The RV also has central heating and air-conditioning, television, wireless internet, and all the conveniences of a home.

Golf, boating, jet skiing, water parks, museums, mountain biking, and paddle boating are among the activities offered here.

The nearby attractions include bars, movie theaters, dining, and shopping, to which you can drive the traditional way or even take a thrilling boat ride to get to! Following I-30 east from downtown Dallas will take you right to this magical glamping spot.

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Glamping Ruby Any Day

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Ruby is one of the three glamping accommodations at Olliewoods Oasis, located on a property in the Cibolo/Randolph Air Force Base area, right by the Crescent Bend Nature Park.

The fully-furnished bedroom sleeps two, and features a private toilet. An outdoor shower is available for you to experience how showering under the endless sky filled with infinite stars feels like. The property also has a pretty swimming pool for guests.

The Ruby Any Day has a gorgeous outdoor seating arrangement with lighting and Bluetooth speaker system. All the kitchenware and utensils are included along with a grill, fire pit, picnic table, recliners, and modern appliances like microwave, stove, refrigerator, and oven.

Bicycles are also provided to the guests, so you can explore the extraordinary surroundings of the glamping spot.

Many guests love the walking trails to start the mornings, and the downtown of Cibolo has dining, live music, art, and bars for you to enjoy!

This glamping spot is quite close to San Antonio, from where the way to Cibolo is very straightforward, and 2 miles south of the town is Ruby Any Day on the Olliewoods Oasis.

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Captains Quarters San Leon Vacation Rentals

Captain quarters RV
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Captains Quarters is a large mobile home located in Galveston Bay near San Leon. The luxurious RV features a spacious bedroom with a queen bed, a big fully-equipped kitchen, and lots of modern furnishings, including 2 flat-screen TVs, AC and heating, ceiling fans, and a coffee maker.

It can accommodate up to 6 guests. The outdoor seating area has a grill, fire pit, and a table and lots of chairs where you can chill out by the bay during evenings. Another well-liked feature of this spot is its exclusive fishing pier.

The Topwater Grill close to Captains Quarters is an excellent seafood restaurant as well as a marina offering boat rentals.

Galveston Island is less than 30 minutes from the property, and golf clubs, Texas City Museum, Kemah Boardwalk theme park, and a couple of space centers are also nearby.

The location of Captains Quarters is both beautiful and easy to find. South of Houston, it’s just a short distance from Clear Lake City.

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Mystic Quarry Tipi

Tipi tents at night

Mystic Quarry is a collection of Nomadic tipis designed in the Native American fashion. They’re located beside the Guadalupe River a short distance from Canyon Lake.

These tepees include the comfort of modern luxury alongside the magical charm of old times in their furnishings and interiors. They’re furnished with wooden furniture, a coffee station, refrigerator, TV, electric fireplace, and propane grill.

The campsite also has various cabins, lodges, RVs, and tiny houses, so you can take your pick based on what you prefer while enjoying the Texas Hill Country landscapes and nature that is so abundant around the property.

Since Mystic Quarry also has its own swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball court and game room, and activities like hiking, biking, paddling/tubing, and exploring the beautiful nature are also available during your stay here.

Mystic Quarry is just 15 minutes away from Gruene, so finding it isn’t at all difficult. Also, being just a few minutes from Canyon Lake means visiting the Canyon Lake Gorge and Canyon Lake Overlook Park as many times as you like!

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Austin Hideaway with yurt and bath house

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Austin Hideaway is a retreat very close to the city, and one of the best you will find so near downtown. The yurt is very spacious, and has all the necessities of a comfy stay in the serene nature around it—making it the perfect option for a 1 night glamping stay.

The Hideaway is set in a gorgeous piece of land, with thriving nature to surround it, so your glamping experience here will be very outdoorsy. Set in an urban farm, the yurt is furnished with exquisite interiors and extraordinary outdoors.

A backyard and bathhouse are also part of the property.

Since it’s in Austin, the food, drinks, music, and arts of the city are practically on your doorstep. For exploration, the scenic trails and pristine lakes are also an option along with the gorgeous Hill Country region.

This property is located in East Austin, just a couple of blocks from Samuel Huston. The area is very tranquil and green, but it also maintains the vibe of Austin downtown, and all the city’s attractions are easily reachable from here.

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That brings my list of the best glamping spots in Texas to an end. I hope you have lots more glamping trips on your to-do list now. In case you want to know anything else about them, hit me up.


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