Ever wanted to camp amongst the oldest mountain range on planet earth, but don’t want to forgo some of your home comforts? Then Glamping North Carolina is just the thing for you! The Appalachian mountains in North Carolina are known to be the oldest mountains on earth and the surrounding areas are packed with magical forests, ancient trees, and great camping — or better yet, glamping — spots. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Creekside Glamping, Candler
This amazing creekside glamping spot is located in Candler, just 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville. The tent, which is known as ‘The Haven’, lies within a forest, in the shadow of Pisgah Mountain. The canvas tent is built on a raised wooden porch and can sleep up to two guests in a queen-sized futon. There’s electricity running to the site, meaning you’ll have a fridge and grill to make delicious meals. Guests love the outdoor shower, where you can wash and be at one with nature. It’s a luxury camping experience that you won’t forget.
2. Blue Bear Mountain Camp, Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Bear Mountain Camp has added luxury teepee tents to its campground offering, and they are in high demand. The site is located within 150 acres of mountain land in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tents come complete with picnic tables, a fire ring, and a grill. The teepees feature a rustic design with a comfortable bed, tables, and chairs. There are tons of great hiking trails nearby and you can truly get off the grid, without missing out on home comforts.
3. Sugar Creek Treehouse, Burnsville
Sugar Creek Treehouse is an artistic treehouse in Burnsville, which sits in the heart of a forest and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The luxury treehouse sleeps up to six people and is the perfect glamping experience for those looking to Instagram their stay, as the treehouse itself is so incredibly rustic and picturesque. The treehouse has its own loft-balcony where you can gaze at the surrounding tree canopy and it also comes complete with a cozy living room and a wood stove. It’s one of the most beautiful spots to go glamping in North Carolina but gets booked up during peak times, so don’t miss out!
4. Nantahala Yurt, Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala Yurts are luxury tents that lie right beside the Smoky Mountains. Each yurt comes complete with queen-size beds and an incredible dome skylight, where you can gaze at the stars. The yurts sit right by Fontana Lake and you can wake up to stunning lake views, and drink a coffee on your private deck. In the surrounding area, there are tons of fun activities, from whitewater rafting through to drifting on the lake in a canoe.
5. Yurt Rental on Peony Farm, Clyde
This beautiful yurt rental is located on a colorful peony farm in Clyde, North Carolina. It features a rustic design and can sleep up to four guests across a king-size and queen bed. The yurt has a cozy living area where you can snuggle up on a sofa in front of a fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, and a coffee-maker. If you time your visit with the bloom of the peonies, you’ll be surrounded by the unmissable sight of colorful flowers.
6. Serenity Yurt, Asheville
This stunning serenity yurt is located in Asheville. In this glamping experience, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, being close to nature while not having to sacrifice little luxuries. The yurt can sleep four people and has a rustic, traditional Mongolian yurt design. It has a cozy living area with an indoor fireplace and an outdoor hot tub where you can unwind under the stars. Serenity Yurt is truly one of the most relaxing places to go glamping in North Carolina.