You Can Now Go Glamping on the Roof of This Historic 14-Story Hotel

published May 29, 2019
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Credit: The Watergate Hotel

Glamping has taken us to many far-flung places. You can bed down in a tented eco-retreat in Mexico or a cozy pod in Sweden. There’s even a glamping experience in Calistoga wagon replicas to get a taste of the Wild West. The glam camping trend shows no signs of stopping, and I’m here for it!

This summer, glamping is truly hitting new heights—the top of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., to be exact. The hotel with a scandalous past partnered with Terra Glamping to open up its rooftop Garden Globes for dreamy overnights with the “Glamping with the Stars” package.

Terra Glamping is behind luxe pop-ups in the Hamptons and at weddings, so you know this installation will be oh so chic. The rooftop offers 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, the Washington Monument, and the rest of the D.C. skyline.

It also comes with a sky-high price tag to match the camp site atop the 14-story hotel. The $3,000 rooftop package includes one-night accommodation in the geodesic dome with all the essentials for an unforgettable stay. Those glamping essentials include marshmallows for roasting, a telescope for stargazing, and eucalyptus essential oils to relax.

Credit: The Watergate Hotel

The “Glamping with the Stars” package also includes a few fun bonus amenities. You’ll receive a star naming certificate, a “secret service” butler, and two drinks at the Top of the Gate, the rooftop bar. Don’t go too crazy with the handcrafted cocktails, though: the glamping experience strictly prohibits “drunkenness.”

The real star is the geodesic domes and everything inside them. These 12-foot-round domes are inspired by mid-century modern design with a hint of glam. Rebecca Martin, cofounder and CEO of Terra Glamping, dreamed up their look from top to bottom: They’re an ode to the 1960s, when the Watergate Hotel first opened. The decor includes a crystal sputnik chandelier and a patterned area rug, but the gorgeous queen-sized truly dominates the space. It’s upholstered in plush pale pink velvet and stands on mod golden legs.

All the glamorous ‘60s details are certainly eye-catching, but you’ll still be able to catch some shut-eye during your stay. Check out more details here.