This Glamping Site Lets You Sleep Near the Grand Canyon

published Oct 28, 2018
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At this point, you’ve probably heard of “glamping” a time or two, if you haven’t already experienced it in person. This term that has gone from foreign to familiar comes in various forms, from a minimalist tree house in Norway to a covered wagon in Yosemite National Park.

And now, the latest glamping attraction to make its debut is Under Canvas Grand Canyon, a luxury camping site 25 minutes away from the National Park entrance in Valle, Arizona.

The 26 canvas tents—a number that is expected to grow almost threefold in 2019—are situated on 160 acres Piñon and forest. Guests can choose from a range of luxury tent options, from the standard Safari Tent to the Stargazer complete with a private bathroom. Each tent is equipped with wood-burning stoves to keep warm at night in addition to charging stations and private decks. Plus cozy items like blankets, robes, and dog beds (pets are welcome) are there to make visitors feel more at home.

And then there’s the lobby tent, which is furnished in collaboration with home retailer West Elm. The communal space is also home to the on-site restaurant Embers, which provides campfire-inspired options for every meal. Grab a morning parfait with granola before starting your day, or head over for dinner to feast on pulled pork tacos and steak frites before turning in for the night.

Guests can also schedule tours with the onsite coordinators and explore the Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest by foot, bike, or jeep safari. In addition to seeing the national attractions, you can also book activities such as group day hikes, horseback riding, and helicopter tours.

Opening rates start at $149 a night, and the season goes from now until November 13, 2018, then reopens on April 25, 2019. If you’re ready to lock in your tent, check out the availability here.