Our European All-Stars: Where to Stay in 2016

By Jackie Dreyer

Europe is no stranger to glamping; in fact, it's said that glamping originated in the U.K. It doesn't matter what country you're in—you're going to find an accommodation whose photos you'll be #tbt-ing on Instagram well into next year.

We can't waste a golden opportunity, however, to give a shout out to our best European hosts (or all-stars, if you will), who all happen to be located in Spain, France, and Slovenia. As if you needed another reason to book a European getaway, here's a peek at our top accommodations—we'll let you take it from here and swiftly add each one to your Glamping Hub wishlist for where to stay in 2016.

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Barcelona, Catalonia

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Barcelona, Catalonia

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Granada, Andalucía

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Granada, Andalucía

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Tarragona, Catalonia

France

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Begmeil, Brittany

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Lanvallay, Brittany

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Lanvallay, Brittany

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Lanvallay, Brittany

Slovenia

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Lake Bled, Bled

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Lake Bled, Bled

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Kranjskagora, Jesenice

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Kranjskagora, Jesenice

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Ljubnoobsavinji, Styria

There's more where that came from! See all of our top European hosts' properties on our Glamping Hub's Greatest 2016: Europe page.

Five-Star Cabin Camping Sites for 2016

By Emma Knott

There’s a reason we're showing off these these five-star cabin camping sites to you today—they’re all award-winningly fabulous! Perfect for any occasion, be it a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a vacation with your best pals, this definitive list of cabins, separated by state, will be sure to give you some real vacation inspiration.

Arizona

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Comfortable Cabins Offer Family Fun Near the Grand Canyon

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Glamping Cabins by Grand Canyon, Arizona

California

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Romantic Cabin Tucked Away in Forest of Redwoods, California

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Rustic Cabin on Famous Old Yosemite Road, California

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Old-Fashioned Log Cabin Next to Yosemite National Park, California

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Sophisticated A-Frame Cabins Above Bass Lake, California

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Luxury Lodge Cabin with Balcony in Twin Peaks, California

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Cozy Woodland Cottage with Loft in Idyllwild, California

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Cozy Cabin with Breakfast Included along American River with Rafting Excursions

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Dream Log Cabin with Hot Tub and Cozy Interior, California

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Beautiful Cabin Rental near Joshua Tree National Park Entrance

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Spacious Cabin Rental near Trinity River in Northern California

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Charming Mid-Century Cabin Overlooking Austin Creek, California

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Beautifully Modern Cabin with 360-Degree Views of Joshua Tree, California

Florida

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Forested Wood Cabin near Ocala National Forest in Central Florida

Illinois

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Antique Log Cabin with Spacious Tree Deck, Illinois

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Serene, Two-Story Log Cabins near Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

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Private Eco-Cabin Tucked Away in the Maine Wilderness

Montana

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Cozy Secluded Cabin Near Glacier National Park, Montana

New York

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Cozy Western-Style Cabin Just Two Hours Away From NYC

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Charming and Private Cabin Situated on Charley Lake in the Adirondacks

North Carolina

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Luxury Cabin Tent Under a Tree Canopy in the Mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina

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Romantic Tree House Cabin Nestled in Trees Outside Asheville, North Carolina

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Luxuriously-Crafted Villa Perfect for Big Groups in North Carolina

Oregon

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Remarkable Environmentally-Friendly Cabin in Secluded Woodlands near Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Texas

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Rustic Cabin In Beautiful Texas Hill Country

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Family-Friendly and Contemporary Cabin in the North Cascades of Washington

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Tree House Cabin Nestled at the Foot of Scenic, Snow-Capped Mt. Adams, Washington

Find out whatother properties made on to this exclusive list by checking out Glamping Hub's Greatest 2016: Cabins page!

Prize-Winning Places to Stay on the East Coast in 2016

By Chloe Stein

For these prize-winning digs on the East Coast, it's go Biggie or go home—and by the late, great B.I.G., we mean glamping sites that offer not only grand personalities, but also top our charts by a landslide. Sure, they may not have the same pop culture following as this rap god himself, but just like the B.I.G., these glamping destinations portray a bold presence and a pure heart of gold.

From cabins with outdoor hot tubs to show stopper luxury tents, these East Coast glamping sites will have you "hypnotized" and thinking to yourselves "it's unbelievableee." With that said, as we highlight these sites, remember plush linens, hot tubs, and, above all, a "place with style and grace."

Topping the charts: this glamping tent on an organic farm in the Catskill Mountains.

Second in line: this eco-friendly yurt in the Husdon Valley.

Third up: this restored barn, set in Tivoli, New York.

Fourth on our list: a fantastic, luxuriously-crafted villa in Black Mountain, North Carolina..

Number five goes to: this modern cottage in the peaceful Catskill Mountains of New York.

To wrap it up: this fantastic glamping dome nestled in Appalachian Mountains of Georgia.

To see a full list of our award winning sites on the East Coast, click here. In case the West Coast piques your fancy, too, check out that glamp-worthy list here.

Best Luxury Camping Rentals in the U.S. for 2016

By Jessica Armstrong

From East Coast to West Coast, North to South, sun to snow, and beach to the mounts, your desires for a once in a lifetime experience in a unique location can be met right here. It is a pleasure to announce the best luxury camping rentals of 2016 in the United States that await you. We have been so anxious to share with you the absolute best of the best.

In some of the most incredible destinations all over the states, glampers will find one-of-a-kind glamping accommodations, from tree houses so high you can see above the clouds to luxury safari tents filled with the highest-end of amenities. It's time to do something crazy, unique, and outrageous. Plan the best vacation of your life, and start by exploring the best luxury camping rentals the U.S. has to offer.

California

First stop: beautiful and beachy California. The Golden State is filled with undeniably great glamping accommodations. It was impossible to choose just one favorite luxury rental when there is an accommodation out there for everyone. A great place to start is by visiting these tree house, safari tent, and airstream getaways.

Romantic Cabin Tucked Away in Forest of Redwoods, California
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Whoever said romance can be found in a tree house was right, because this secluded tree house cabin in the Redwoods makes the best getaway for a pair of lovebirds looking for a private escape. Nestled high up in the trees, glampers will relive the feelings of bursting love for both each other and their new favorite glamping stay. It's going to be hard to pass up an opportunity this good.

Lovely Safari Cabin Tent near Warner Springs, California
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From the comfort of this lovely safari tent near Warner Springs, glampers will embrace nature at its finest in a whole new way. Why bother with a tent you will spend too much time putting together when you can arrive peacefully to a this glamping gem, fully stocked with undeniable amenities, just ready for you to indulge in? Sign me up, because I want to make this my new home away from home.

Luxury Airstream Trailers near Downtown Santa Barbara, California
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Let’s be real—everyone goes to California to dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean and bask on the shore. From the unending comfort of this luxury airstream trailer near downtown Santa Barbara, glampers will finally get the dream beach vacation they have been longing for since last summer. When visiting one of California’s best coastal sites, it only makes sense to lounge in one of the best accommodations glamping can offer. California is waiting for you now, so start packing and make your way over to visit the best luxury camping rentals of 2016 in California.

Oregon

Heading up the coast, glampers will fall in love with the best luxury rentals in Oregon. Where the forest meets the shores, you’ll find yurts, cabins, tipis, and so much more. It does not get much better than kicking back from the comfort of your very own glamping rental after a riveting day of adventure in the PNW. You’ll be turning these first-time stays into annual vacation destinations in no time.

Secluded Lakefront Yurt with Private Beach in Western Oregon
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Peace and tranquility set the tone at this secluded lakefront yurt in Western Oregon. Tucked away for glampers’ personal indulgence, you will never want to leave this luxury site. Whether it’s a day spent on the lake or taking a day trip to visit some of the local towns along the coast, a visit to this yurt rental is sure to be the best.

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What glamper doesn’t love taking a luxury vacation to a rental that is eco-friendly and filled with high-end amenities and a serene ambiance that will last the whole trip? I bet you will never want to say goodbye after visiting this tranquil cabin in the woodlands near the Pacific Ocean. In close proximity to the beach, glampers can start their day with a steamy cup of coffee and end it snuggled up in a deluxe blanket under the stars. You will be jumping at the opportunity to visit this glamping splendor in no time.

Quirky Zen-Tipis Pitched at Charismatic Woodland Retreat, Oregon
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Let your childhood memories of the Wild West come alive at this quirky zen-tipi glamping retreat. Out in the Woodlands, glampers will find no shortage of places to explore and discover. In a unique tipi, you will find a newer and more exciting way to camp authentically. There is a reason it’s one of the absolute best glamping treasures out there.

Texas

Let’s make our way over to Texas, y’all. A visit from the plains of Texas to the grandiose cities of Dallas and Austin is a must when there is an opportunity to visit the best luxury rentals Texas has to offer. Whether your next stay is at a cabin or a tent, a luxury vacation is on the horizon.

Eco-Cabins in Texas Hill Country Offer Yoga Retreats near Austin
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A great place to begin your Texan journey is by making your way over to these eco-cabins near Austin. With accompanying yoga retreats available, glampers can get back in touch with nature, while feeling relaxed, refreshed, and at ease. Serenity defines this glamping destination. When you finally feel it is time to get in that much needed break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a trip to these eco-cabins should be at the top of your list.

Astonishing Family-Friendly Tree House near Austin, Texas
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A summer vacation is that much better when the whole family can get in on the fun. From these family-friendly tree houses near Austin, glampers will rediscover their love of excursion and adventure. While the kids run around climbing trees and exploring the nature-filled terrain, parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy knowing that their family vacation can be filled with both endless fun and luxury. Do not miss visiting one of Texas’s best luxury rentals during summer.

Romantic Safari Tent Perched High Atop a Ridge in Precious Hill Country, Texas
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Let your worries and fears wash away from the luxurious comfort of your very own private safari tent. A break is needed to remember what relaxation and a fun vacation are all about. Take those desires to Texas with your loved one or a group of friends, because the best safari tent accommodations are just waiting to be visited by you. Texas is filled with glamping getaways that guests will love and adore for the rest of their lives.

New York

Fly on over to the East Coast to discover the best New York luxury camping rentals. Whether it is near the city or nestled away in Upstate New York, there are some true treasures here that glampers cannot say not to. From organic farm escapes to eco-friendly, solar-powered yurts, these accommodations define unique and one-of-a-kind. Pack your bags now, and make your way to New York before all these sites are booked up before your eyes.

Escape to an Organic Farm in the Catskill Mountains, New York
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For glampers looking for something extra special, a trip to this organic farm in the Catskill Mountains is sure to do the trick. This is the best escape for learning about sustainable living, giving back to the environment, and learning how to grow and eat delicious organic food. Nearby glampers can find lots of places to sightsee and kayak. It really is the whole package!

Secluded Glamping Canvas Tent in Narrowsburg, New York
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No regular camping tent can beat the grandeur of this secluded glamping canvas tent. From top to bottom, this unbeatable glamping gem is stocked to perfection. In a destination packed with thrilling activities to experience, glampers will love coming home to this comfortable and spacious tent rental.

Solar-Powered Luxury Yurt on Hudson Valley Horse Farm with Hot Tub
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Because life outside of the big city must be explored, let’s start by heading over to this solar-powered luxury yurt. Tucked into a Hudson Valley Horse Farm, glampers will get the camping experience they desire while getting to experience a little bit more. With a horseback ride in the morning, barbecue in the afternoon, and a midnight dip in the hot tub, your glamping experience will be complete as could be from this luxury yurt.

The Best Luxury Camping Rentals of the U.S. are waiting for you glampers. Do not miss out on the experience of a lifetime.

Escape to a Top NY Accommodation in 2016

By Jackie Dreyer

New York is overflowing with prime luxury camping sites, each of which has a host that goes above and beyond to make sure our glampers are well taken care of. You don't have to go far from the big city to find a glamping rental that's bound to blow your mind, including everything from Airstreams to refurbished windmills.

Mosey on up to a farm stay, featuring a spacious, yet cozy, luxury tent to call home, or host a birthday party at a stunningly decorated and fully outfitted barn—trust us, you're never going to get sick of browsing through these glamping sites in The Empire State. Let us help make your escape to New York in 2016 that much easier with one of these top accommodations.

Airstreams & Campervans

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Adirondack

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Saugerties

Barns

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Tivoli

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Accord

Cabins

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Accord

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Wells

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Putnam Valley

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North River

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Stanfordville

Cottages

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Woodstock

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Woodstock

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Woodstock

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Woodstock

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Woodstock

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Narrowsburg

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North River

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North River

Luxury Tents

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Narrowsburg

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Walton

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North River

Tipis

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Woodstock

Tree Houses

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Aurora

Unique Rentals

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Accord

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Woodstock

Yurts

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Accord

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Granville

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Livingston Manor

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Waterville

Find out which other properties made the cut on the East Coast by taking a peek at this Glamping Hub's Greatest page for New York and beyond!

Stay in an Award-Winning Tree House in 2016

By Jackie Dreyer

The Cream of the Crop: Our California Favorites for 2016

By Julia Dennis

For the duration of 2016, these California glamping sites have consistently impressed glampers with their amazing locations, amenities, and hosts. Whether it’s grabbing a delicious taco in San Diego or venturing out for some wine tasting in Northern California, you’ll never have a shortage of fun activities to find when you stay on the West Coast.

In these glamping sites, experience California’s towering redwoods, meandering Pacific Coast Highway, and laid-back lifestyle like you never imagined. You'll quickly understand why these particular accommodations are the cream of the crop and our California favorites for 2016.

Sophisticated A-Frame Cabins Above Bass Lake, California
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To get away from it all and enjoy nature in a cool retro fashion, these A-Frame cabins will get the job done. Located in a secluded area of the Sierra National Forest, you will have an abundance of hiking trails, serene fields, and hidden swimming spots to find and treasure. For a memorable activity that will provide some awesome photo opportunities, take a horseback riding tour through the Yosemite Valley on the Mist or Snow Creek trails. When you retreat back to your glamping site, these cabins’ massive windows will allow plentiful rays of California sun to shine through and warm your day, then later on make it possible for you to stargaze from the comfort of your bed.

Lovely Safari Cabin Tent Near Warner Springs, California

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This safari tent is truly the epitome of glamping complete with a hot tub, heated queen-sized bed, clawfoot bath tub, and fully equipped kitchen with a pizza oven. Guests can take a fun day trip to San Diego for a getaway filled with fun sights and awesome Mexican food. You’ll be in awe of Balboa Park’s stunning beauty and have a blast checking out the animals at the famous San Diego Zoo. For a brunch that will make you smile, grab the biggest cup of hot chocolate you’ve ever had at Hash House a Go Go accompanied by a healthy serving of pancakes or waffles. When the food coma hits, retreat to your comfy tent for a snooze with views!

Authentic Native American Tipi in Southern California
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For an authentic and scenic glamping experience, these Native American tipis take the cake. Tucked away in the Malibu countryside, guests can enjoy extensive hiking trails and hit up the vineyards for some laid-back wine tasting. Check out the Malibu Country Mart for the chance to explore quaint boutiques, inspiring art galleries, and tastebud-friendly dining. When you retreat back to these tents, spend some time strolling throughout the flower gardens and chill by the fireplaces on the outdoor patio for some quality relaxation.

Unusual California Cottage for Rent in San Rafael with Views of San Francisco Bay
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This incredibly stunning cottage in San Rafael will blow you away with its combination of breathtaking views and pristine interior furnishings. Hours upon hours can be spent kicking back and relaxing on the deck and taking in the views, but if you’re looking for a little action, head over to downtown San Francisco for a goofy but fun Segway tour of the city or some leisurely strolling through the exquisite Japanese Tea Garden. You’ll fall in love with this circular cottage’s bamboo and slate floors, wraparound deck, and hot tub. Be there or be square!

For more of our favorite California glamping sites in 2016, check out Glamping Hub's Greatest 2016: California Getaways.

Glamp at a Winning West Coast Rental in 2016

By Chloe Stein

Hold up, East Coast. I'mma let you finish, but these West Coast rentals are the best glamping sites of all time.

We know we're coming on strong, but it's because these sites have made our 2016 list of Glamping Hub's Greatest in the West Coast—you can tell why just by looking at them! They simply exude luxury camping unlike any other. You know you can't deny the appeal of the Russian River Valley, those national monuments, and that West Coast weather, all of which cannot be denied.

Beautiful Cabin Rental near Joshua Tree National Park Entrance

One of our most desired Southern California camping sites is this award-winning cabin rental near Joshua Tree, California.

It's hard to bat an eye at this glamping site when you will not only be enveloped by unique desert fauna, but also will have all of the amenities you would find in your own sweet abode. If you're looking to bring the pup, this cabin even comes with a fenced-in yard.

Quirky Zen-Tipis Pitched at Charismatic Woodland Retreat, Oregon

A stay at this outstanding glamping site in Marcola, Oregon, is a camping adventure dipped in splendor and sprinkled with all things indulging.

At this site, there is a tipi for any and all types of glampers. How many are you? Two? Eight? Not a problem. Grab your significant other, your best friend, or take the whole wolf pack and experience luxury camping like an A-list celeb.

Unique Tree House Located Along Banks of Washougal River, Washington

Who can forget this mighty fine Pacific Northwestern tree house? We certainly can't.

Set along Washington's Washougal River—say that five times fast—this tree house is a dream come true. Spend days spotting otters along the banks, head to the nearby Columbia River to watch sailboats sift by, or take a day trip to downtown Portland, which is just a 20-minute drive from this site.

Luxury Tented Camp in Sequoia National Monument, California

Topping this winners' list off is this luxury tented campsite situated in the Sequoia National Monument in California.

Perched on a mountain in the southern region of the Sierra Nevada range, this glamping site is prime for its stellar views of Kings Canyon, complimentary gourmet meals, and complimentary, luxury toiletries. Better yet, with a corkage fee, you can even BYOW. Now that's what we call a winner.

Want to see some more of our award winners? All you have to do is click here to see all of Glamping Hub's all-stars on the West Coast.