Explore These Unique Luxury Glamping Experiences

The world in which we live has indisputably gone digital, and it’s nearly impossible to spend more than an hour without looking at a screen. As a result, camping, one of the best ways to unplug, has unfortunately lost its allure in recent years. Besides lacking Wi-Fi, the wilderness is also largely devoid of the basic comforts people associate with a well-deserved vacation, or at least it used to be. Enter glamping: The growing camping trend that fuses the luxury of a resort with lush natural settings. Those deterred by the daunting tasks of building fires and pitching tents need not worry any longer.

Once a niche area of interest for travelers, locales for glamping are now on the map, and off the grid, worldwide. In fact, many five-star, world-renowned resorts in exotic venues have constructed glamping sites as offshoots of some of their most luxurious properties. The Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, for example, boasts six hilltop tents, which sit in a secluded, forested area while still offering the pool, spa, and restaurants of the main resort.

Those who wish for a more authentically rustic and venturesome experience, however, might find Off the Map Travel’s new Norway Lofoten Islands glamping trip to be the perfect vacation. Travelers will sleep in lavish teepees inspired by the art of the area’s indigenous people and surrounded by resplendent landscape.

The Lofoten Islands, abundant with alpine wonders from fjords and mountains to charming fishing villages, are an archipelago on the Norwegian Sea, just above the Arctic Circle. Priced at approximately $1960 per person, Off the Maps Travel’s three-day excursion offers near-complete immersion into nature. Guests are guided on a breathtaking hike spanning the islands summits, as well as a kayaking adventure through impossibly blue seas.

Despite its northern location, the region has surprisingly mild temperatures and uncharacteristically warm waters thanks to the Gulf Stream, ensuring the utmost comfort. During the months of June and July, visitors are also treated to the splendor of the Midnight Sun, or 24 hours of uninterrupted sunlight.

Norwegian culture is also a focal point of the trip, which includes visits to a goat farm and local museums. After each busy day, guests return to their glamorous teepees, sleek in design and adorned with thoughtful embroidery. For a different type of holiday, some time spent in a teepee may be just the thing.

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Exceptional and totally renovated luxury seaside residence. Inspired by its original c. 1900 farmhouse roots, the home, moments from beautiful/private Crescent Beach and abutting Bell Island’s private open space land trust, offers incomparable views from just about anywhere in the 5,000+ sq. ft. of beautifully appointed living space. Enjoy an open floor plan, anchored by a spacious and fully-equipped central kitchen which opens to a beautiful family room, wrap-around deck, living room, and that’s just the beginning.

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The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.

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Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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