12 Unique Spots to Enjoy Glamping in Virginia

Do you love the outdoors but can’t see yourself sleeping on the ground for a night, let alone for a full week of vacation? Here is where glamping in Virginia comes in.

Who wouldn’t want to spend a night or that week-long vacation in a luxurious treehouse, spectacular yurt, or a great camper in just the perfect glamping destination?

Don’t worry about trying to start the Coleman stove to cook your eggs. These accommodations come with luxurious amenities and all the comforts you desire and beyond, including a fire pit.

Glamping in Virginia

Glamping in Virginia

Scattered throughout Virginia, you will find luxury glamping set ups. The posh but unique glamping experiences are the perfect place to enjoy a little time in the outdoors that will provide you with terrific stories to tell upon your return.

Now is the time to plan to get away from Washington D.C.’s daily hustle and bustle, and enjoy the luxuries you deserve in Northern Virginia and throughout the state.

Glamping in Virginia

Best time to go glamping in Virginia:

  • May – October
  • Even though the summer months may be hot and humid around Washington D.C. and Virginia Beach, it is the perfect time to head to the cooler, shadier Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park.

Listed below are some of the best cabins, trailers, yurts, tree houses and tents for your Virginia glamping vacation.

This post was published by Keryn Means, a Washington DC travel expert, and the editor and publisher of DC Travel Magazine. Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of those links we will receive a small commission.

Glamping in Virginia - primland resort
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Primland Resort

  • Address: 2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 310 miles / 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Treehouse Cost: $630 – $1,200 a night
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In the Blue Ridge Highlands sits the 12,000-acre Primland Resort. Here you will find three elegant treehouses at the edge of the mountain ridge overlooking the Kibler Valley, 1,500 feet below.

Each of the treehouses accommodates two people and has a bathroom amongst the might oaks and cedars limbs.

Inside you will find robes, a soaking tub and views of the Dan River, Roaring Creek and stars above in the night sky. The treehouses’ spacious decks offer the perfect spot to enjoy watching a sunset as you sip a glass of your favorite wine.

Besides all the luxuries in your treehouse, the resort also has a fitness center, golf course, spa and two restaurants.

The treehouses are not available for rental in January or February.

Camp Karma

  • Address: 2056 Stone Mountain Road, Bedford, VA 24523
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 220 miles / 4 hours
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Camp Karma is a wonderful campground with both primitive campsites for tents and small trailers, and glamping tents set up for you.

The 4-person tents come with mattresses on two cots, pots, pans, plates, silverware, chairs, firewood and even ice. All you need is a cooler of food and a sleeping bag or bedding to make your weekend complete.

During the day, you can relax around camp, explore Peaks of Otter or the rugged Appalachian Trail. There is a catch-and-release pond for the fishermen and women in the family. They can spend the day sitting back with a pole to see who can catch the biggest fish.

Glamping in Virginia - Rock N Creek Cabi
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Rock-N-Creek Cabin

  • Address: 964 Zinks Mill School Rd, Montebello, VA 24464
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 180 miles / 3 hours
  • Cost: $195 for two people, extra adults 13 years and older $30, Adult group of 6 – $315
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For those wishing to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Rock-N-Creek Cabin is the perfect headquarters for your visit. 

This two-story cabin that sits at an elevation of 3,220 feet and overlooks the Tye River is just 1.5 miles from the parkway’s milepost 27.

Inside, you will find an elegant stone fireplace, a full kitchen, Jacuzzi and a DVD Movie library. Outside you can enjoy the two stone fire rings, horseshoes, bocce ball, and a large deck with picnic table.

While not exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, take time to walk along the wooded paths, fish in the trout stream, and enjoy the many wildflowers that grow near the four ponds.

Glamping in Virginia - Rock Tavern River Kamp
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Rock Tavern River Kamp

  • Address: 1420 S Page Valley Rd, Luray, VA 22835
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 95 miles / 2 hours
  • Cost: beginning at $110, 2-night minimum
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A stay at the Rock Tavern River Kamp means not only being a short 20-minute jaunt to the Skyline Drive, but also days of enjoying canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Shenandoah River.

At Rock Tavern, you can enjoy one of the many campsites or one of six yurts that accommodate between two and eleven people. All the yurts located along the river come with heat, air conditioning, a microwave, toaster, crockpot and refrigerator. Outside you will find picnic tables, grills, fire rings, a bathhouse and water.

Not all of the yurts come with linens, so take notice when you make your reservations.

On days when you want to take advantage of the river, they offer kayak, tube and canoe rentals along with a complimentary shuttle trip upriver.

Rose River Farm

  • Address: 2130 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 90 miles / 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Cost: $250 a night / $1,500 a week
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The Rose River Farm’s three luxury yurts are a far cry from a primitive campsite. 

These yurts are each over 1,100 square feet with the amenities of a five-star hotel. The yurts either have a pond, mountain or meadow view, and have two bedrooms and baths, along with a full kitchen, Wi-Fi and TV.

Even though owner Douglas Dear designed these 20 acres for a fly-fishing retreat, there is much more to do in the area than just fish or learn to fly-fish during your stay.

When not fishing and enjoying the beautiful farm landscape, head over to Old Rag Mountain or Whiteoak Canyon Falls for a hike.     

NOTE: Those wishing to enjoy the yurts during the fall foliage need to make reservations up to a year in advance.

Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Resort

  • Address: 147 Monroe Church Rd, Rice, VA 23966
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 165 miles / 3 hours
  • Tipi Cost: Weekends around $400 – $600 a night, Weekdays – around $350 a night
  • Cabin Cost: $250 – $350 a night, some with 2 night-minimums
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What could be cooler and more unusual than staying in a tipi near Farmville, VA? These luxury tipis offer 2-7 guests a heated or air-conditioned tipi with Wi-Fi, Netflix, a kitchenette with fresh eggs, and all your linens and towels. You will also find separate bedrooms and full bathrooms within your tipi.

After spending the day at the pool, paddle boating, mountain biking, or testing your skills on the 3-hour treetop rope and zipline adventure, enjoy an evening around the campfire. The resort also offers bike, canoe and kayak rentals.

For those who want or need something a little bigger, Sandy River also offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cabins.

There is a minimum 2-night stay on weekends.

The Depot Lodge

  • Address: 16071 VA-311, Paint Bank, VA 24131
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 250 miles / 4½ hours 
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You may never have heard of Paint Bank, Virginia. However, after staying in one of their luxury tents or the 1967 Airstream trailer, you will want to return over and over again to enjoy the fishing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities surrounding the area.

For those that want a solid building around them, you may want to stay at the Depot Lodge, but for others that want more of an adventure, book a few nights in the 1967 Airstream trailer, glamping tent or the caboose.

The trailer sleeps four and has a bathroom, TV, fire pit and outside seating area.

The tents sleep either 2 or 4 people and come with lavish amenities like gas fireplaces, a private bathroom, outdoor shower, TV and outdoor seating area on the deck.

Or head to the red caboose, which has one bedroom, a bathroom, gas fireplace, air conditioning and a TV.

When not enjoying the scenery around camp, schedule a lazy float trip down the Greenbrier River.

Glamping in Virginia - Grassy Creek Cabooses
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Grassy Creek Cabooses

  • Address: 278 Caboose Ln, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 320 miles / 5 hours
  • Cost: $89 – $99 a night – Reserve five nights, get the 6th night free.
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Just seven miles from Mile Marker 193 and Orchard Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway sits three refurbished Norfolk Western and Nickel Plate Road red cabooses.

When you rent one of these for the night or longer, you can reminisce of all the times you watched the trains go by, and you waited to wave to the brakeman on the caboose.  

Each caboose comes with a queen-sized bed, satellite TV, minifridge, microwave, Jacuzzi and bathroom. The cabooses are heated in the winter and have AC for those hot summer months.

Around the caboose is an excellent deck with rockers so you can enjoy the countryside by day and the twinkling stars at night.

Glamping in Virginia - Floyd Yurt Lodging
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Floyd Yurt Lodging

  • Address: 379 Parkway Ln S, Floyd, VA 24091
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 285 miles / 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost: $119 a night
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This two-bedroom yurt offers up to six guests all the comforts of home.

Both bedrooms have a queen-sized bed and an additional futon in the loft. Inside, you will find a kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and coffeepot.

The bathroom below the loft is a full bath with a shower. Relax in the living room furnished with TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Outside you will find a deck filled with chairs and a table where you can take in the night sky or cook supper around the grill.

Enchanting Floyd Yurt near Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Address: 379 Parkway Ln S, Floyd, VA 24091
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 285 miles / 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost: $286 – $312 for 2-night minimum stay
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For those who want a fun place to get away, this yurt in Floyd near Tuggles Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect spot to get away from it all.

The heated and air-conditioned yurt has a full kitchen, king and sofa beds, full bathroom, and a patio for stargazing or grilling. During a cool evening, you can even light the wood stove and enjoy the smell of a fire and the warmth it produces.

During the day, take a walk around the border trail or head a few miles over and enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Dogs are welcome to stay in the yurt with you.

Yurt at Williamsburg KOA

  • Address: 4000 Newman Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 150 miles / 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost: $99 a night
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Are you planning a summer vacation to Williamsburg, Busch Gardens or Jamestown this summer? What could be better than staying in a cozy yurt at the Williamsburg KOA?

The yurt is located in a wooded section of the campground where you will have privacy and all of the campground amenities like a heated pool, splash pad, nature trails, and discounted tickets to all the local attractions.

The yurt does come with heating, AC, a queen bed, a full futon, refrigerator, microwave and linens. However, there is no kitchen or bathroom. There is a bathhouse nearby. The maximum capacity for the yurt is four adults and two children.

Glamping in Virginia - Shenandoah Crossings
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Shenandoah Crossings

  • Address: 174 Horseshoe Circle, Gordonsville, VA 22942 
  • Distance from Washington D.C.: 100 miles / 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Cost: $200 a night
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The Shenandoah Crossing resort complex is a perfect destination for outdoor lovers. This country estate encompasses 1,000-acres, a horse farm, RV park and rental homes, along with a collection of luxury 1-and 2-bedroom yurts.

The open-plan yurts, which can sleep up to six, have four-poster beds, full kitchens, full bathrooms and pull-out couches. Surrounding the yurt, you will enjoy an afternoon or evening of sitting on the deck that also has a summer kitchen.

While at Shenandoah Crossings, take advantage of the scheduled bonfires, pool, hot tubs, or head to Sallie’s Stables for a carriage ride or trail ride. For some family competitions, try out the giant chessboard or horseshoe pits.

For a delicious bar-b-que lunch or dinner, stop by the Barbeque Exchange at 102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942.  It is one of my favorite spots to stop and eat as we travel through Gordonsville.

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