Campers love the great outdoors, and today’s nature enthusiasts are frequently choosing to combine adventure and sophistication with their wilderness vacations. Some innovative US resorts are introducing elements of “glamping” (glamorous camping) to attract those who appreciate posh accommodations, gourmet dinners, and sublime service while still enjoying hiking, fishing, wildlife spotting and otherwise becoming one with the natural world.
Adirondack Mountains, N.Y.
An authentic all-inclusive luxury camping retreat, Orenda provides comfort and luxury in the wilderness. Featuring custom canvas cabins, the resort includes Adirondack-inspired spa services, a rustic open-air kitchen and dining pavilion, heated outdoor showers, wood-burning stoves and a fire pit. Orenda personalizes itineraries for guests, and offers many opportunities to explore the backcountry, including walking trails, archery and swimming. Additional off-site activities include white-water rafting and horseback riding. Farm-to-table meals are served in an open air dining space prepared with locally-sourced ingredients.