15 Best Places to Go Glamping in Texas

Glamping in Texas

Texas has such a diverse array of natural beauty that’s just itching to be explored.

But not everyone wants to experience it in a tent or an RV. For those looking for the ultimate Texas outdoor adventure without forgoing the luxuries of home, glamping is the way to go. You’ll satisfy your appetite for nature while still retiring to a comfortable bed, plenty of electricity for your devices, and ample protection from creepy-crawlies each night.

Here are the best places to go glamping in Texas.

Index

  1. Best Glamping
  2. Winter Glamping
  3. DIY Glamping

Best Glamping in Texas

Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of state, there are a huge range of Texas glamping options to choose from. Your choices include canvas tents, teepees, yurts, cabins, treehouses, and so much more. Glamp near Dallas, Austin, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Houston, El Paso, or almost anywhere else in between.

Here is the best glamping in Texas:

1.     Sinya on Lone Man Creek

Creek Near Wimberley, Texas

Location: Wimberley

For some of the best glamping in Texas hill country, look no further than Sinya on Lone Man Creek.

Located just outside of Wimberley, a little over an hour from San Antonio, this popular Texas glamping destination is notable for its spacious safari tent and easy creek access. The safari tent is inspired from those used in Africa and is outfitted with a king size bed, well-appointed kitchenette, and bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub. Step outside and you’re greeted with a large patio, rustic hot tub, comfortable hammock, fire pit, and gas barbeque grill.

In addition to the luxuriousness of the safari tent itself, this space is just steps away from a beautiful swimming hole on Lone Man Creek. Kayaks are also provided. Or, head into town for a huge selection of drinking, dining, and shopping establishments as well as a monthly farmers market (open every first Saturday April through December).

Learn more about Sinya on Lone Man Creek.

2.     Geronimo Creek Retreat

Seguin Texas Map

Location: Seguin

Beautiful Geronimo Creek Resort in the small town of Seguin is home to some of the best glamping near San Antonio.

This popular vacation rentals property does glamping right. They offer a host of different accommodations that range from luxury camping to full-scale glamping. Choose to stay in a stylish teepee, stylish getaway cabin, or unique treehouse. No matter which option you choose, you can rest assured that you’re in for a comfortable stay. Although all three options are nice, the four treehouse rentals boast incredible views of nearby Geronimo Creek.

But the accommodations aren’t the only great part about glamping here. The resort is also known for its wide range of amenities including a hot tub, game room, sports courts, and frisbee golf course. However, the main outdoor draw is the creek. It’s perfect for swimming and fishing. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available to rent. Or, try the rope swing if you’re up for some real excitement!  

Learn more about Geronimo Creek Resort.

3.     Liney Moon

Dripping Springs Texas

Location: Dripping Springs

Set on a sprawling 8-acre property near the town of Dripping Springs, Liney Moon is a unique Texas glamping destination with a wide selection of different accommodations.

Guests can choose to stay in the main house, one of 13 quirky and rustic cottages, or even in a retro Airstream trailer. Although each space is available to reserve individually, you can also rent the entire property. Because of this, Liney Moon is very popular with weddings and other large events. Each cabin is stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished.

Just as important as the actual glamping cabins is the location. Liney Moon is just minutes from Pedernales Falls State Park, popular for its hiking trails. Other area attractions include several wineries, a host of restaurants and bars, and even a distillery. You certainly won’t get bored when you stay here!

Learn more about Liney Moon.

4.     Davis Ranch Retreat

Armadillo in Texas

Location: Central Texas

Let the Davis Ranch Retreat be your home away from home for glamping in Austin.

One of the best places for glamping in central Texas, this sprawling property is best known for its famous treehouse. Set high in the treetops, this fully-fledged home contains all of your glamping essentials, including a small kitchenette and private bathroom. Other lodging options include three bedrooms in the main house as well as a separate casita rental.

But, like many of the best places for glamping in Texas, the real highlight of Davis Ranch Retreat is the outdoor space. Wander the beautiful property visiting the roaming longhorn cattle, horses, birds, and more. Visitors often see wild hogs, coyotes, deer, armadillos, and other wild animals. Not up for a walk? A golf cart is available for those that prefer a motorized tour of this classic Texas property.

Learn more about Davis Ranch Retreat.

5.     Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Spicewood Texas Flowers in Bloom

Location: Spicewood

Although it’s most famous for its high thrills zipline adventures, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours is also a popular destination for glamping in hill country.

The glamping accommodations consist of several treehouse rentals. Built high in a canopy of cypress trees, the treehouses are all comfortably appointed. Each treehouse is completely different and accommodates a different number of guests. The largest has its own private kitchenette and separate private bathhouse while the smallest is little more than a sleeping area.

Do note that, when they’re available, all guests are required to buy a zipline adventure as part of their lodging package. The zipline adventures are incredibly fun and suitable for guests of almost all ages. Nighttime ziplining is even available!

Learn more about Cypress Valley Canopy Tours.

6.     Green Acres

Bluebonnets Near Elgin Texas

Location: Elgin

Glamping in Texas doesn’t get much better than an overnight stay at Green Acres.

Located in Elgin, this boutique glamping retreat has several different stylish accommodations, including a tiny cabin, two yurts, an Airstream trailer, and a large cabin. A communal barn space is also available for large gatherings. All the accommodations are comfortably furnished and stylishly decorated.

Guests love Green Acres not only for its luxurious glamping tents and yurts, but also its convenient location just 25 miles east of Austin. The property spans 25 acres which gives you plenty of land to explore during your stay.

Learn more about Green Acres.

7.     The Cell Block

Bridge in Clifton Texas

Location: Clifton

The Cell Block isn’t glamping in the traditional sense, but it’s such a unique place to stay overnight in Texas that we just have to include it on our list!

This unique accommodation allows you to “book a night in jail.” It’s located in a refurbished city jail that was used in the days of the Old West. The two-cell jail now acts as an overnight rental with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s stylishly decorated and furnished for the best in glamping comfort, although many of the jail’s original features, such as the historic original steel doors, are still left in place.

The Cell Block is tucked away inside Clifton’s Art Alley. It’s just minutes from the small town’s historic downtown area but is still far enough away to ensure peace and quiet. A host of restaurants, bars, museums, theaters, art galleries, shops, and so much more are available just a short walk away. Clifton is also notable for hosting over a dozen seasonal festivals and events throughout the year.

Learn more about The Cell Block.

8.     El Cosmico

Water Tower in Marfa Texas

Location: Marfa

Seriously, if you can only go glamping one place in Texas, El Cosmico might just be the place to go.

The hip and trendy glamping compound is located in the funky town of Marfa. Located in barren west Texas, this small desert town is known for its vibrant arts scene. El Cosmico provides a wide range of overnight shelters to choose from, including glamping cabins, refurbished retro trailers, yurts, teepees, safari tents, and so much more. You can even pitch your own tent in the self-camping area.

There’s a lot to love about El Cosmico that extends beyond the shelters themselves. For starters, it’s situated on a beautiful stretch of land just outside of town. Head into Marfa to explore the arts scene and eat at world-class restaurants. Big Bend National Park and McDonald Observatory are just two nearby attractions. Of course, all first-time visitors should make sure to check out the famously spooky Marfa Lights.

Learn more about El Cosmico.

9.     River Road Treehouses

Guadalupe River Near Near Braunfels Texas

Location: New Braunfels

Another popular Texas glamping destination located in New Braunfels, River Road Treehouses is one of the most beautiful places to stay on the Guadalupe River.

In addition to the riverside location, the real draw of this boutique glamping property are the actual treehouses themselves. There are six unique treehouses total, each furnished with comfortable furniture, including large beds. Each comes with all the amenities you’d expect from a top-of-the-line glamping cabin, such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning heat, private bathrooms, and a fully stocked kitchenette.  

The Guadalupe River is located just minutes from the cabins. It’s an excellent place for swimming, fishing, boating, and more. Kayaks are available to use and there are an abundance of tubing outfitters in the local area.  

Learn more about River Road Treehouses.

10.  Lighthouse Resort & Marina

Lake Texoma at Sunset

Location: Pottsboro

Beat the heat by heading to Lighthouse Resort & Marina, located on the Texas side of beautiful Lake Texoma.

The sprawling compound has a variety of lodging options. For glampers, there are 35 total cabin rentals. The largest sleep up to 16 people. Most have basic kitchenettes well stocked with all necessary cooking supplies. The most popular glamping cabins have views of the lake. Don’t want to stay in a cabin? 19 total RV campsites are also available.   

But the best part about staying here is the lake itself. Explore the on-site marina and rent a boat of your own! Enjoy swimming, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and more. Lake cruises, dinner cruises, and evening crusies are all available nearby.

Learn more about Lighthouse Resort & Marina.

11.  4 C’s Rodeo Ranch

Old House Near Stephenville Texas

Location: Stephenville

Located in the so-called “Cowboy Capital of the World,” the 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch is the perfect Texas glamping destination for those that want the full western experience.

Just outside the town of Stephenville, this spacious RV park is ideal for RV glamping in a rustic setting. Full RV hookups and free Wi-Fi are available. For a more traditional glamping experience, a variety of cabin apartments, complete with private bathrooms and kitchenettes are available to rent.

What’s so unique about 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch is its top-of-the-line equestrian facilities. The property boasts two world-class arenas, an indoor and outdoor arena. Stay in a cabin or RV site for free use of the facility. Horse stall rentals are also available to rent. In fact, the entire arena can be rented for your special event.

Learn more about 4 C’s Rodeo Ranch.

12.  Sunrise Teepee

Old House Near Marble Falls Texas

Location: Marble Falls

For an authentic glamping experience less than 40 miles from downtown Austin, a night in the Sunrise Teepee is hard to beat.

This Texas glamping rental is everything glamping should be. Of course, the teepee is luxurious and comfortable, but it still feels like you’re camping. The teepee itself and the patio ensures that you’ll spend plenty of time outside.

The surrounding area is very peaceful and quiet. Explore the property grounds by walking down to the small lake. When the water is high enough, this lake is ideal for canoeing and kayaking.

Learn more about Sunrise Teepee.

13.  Basecamp Terilingua

Terilingua Cemetery

Location: Terilingua

Just outside of Big Bend National Park is one of the best places for glamping in Texas, bar none.

First of all, Basecamp Terilingua has a huge variety of glamping accommodations. These include the more traditional teepees, canvas dome tents, rustic cabins, and vintage trailer rentals. But they also include incredibly unique “bubble rentals.” These clear sleeping pods are much like staying in a transparent camping tent outfitted with all the luxuries that glamping demands.

In addition to exploring nearby Big Bend, many guests explore the historic mining ghost town of Terilingua. Don’t forget to check out the Starlight Theater Restaurant & Saloon, the finest dining establishment in Terilingua.

Learn more about Basecamp Terilingua.

14.  The Hideaway Ranch

Sunset Over Texas Hill Country

Location: Hill Country

For an authentic Texas glamping experience, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat a stay at The Hideaway Ranch.

Set across 155 wooded acres, this serenely beautiful property offers 10 cabin rentals to choose from. Not only are these cabins comfortably furnished and cozily decorated, but each comes with its own private hot tub! You seriously can’t beat that!

If you can pull yourself away from the comfort of your cabin, there is plenty of nature to explore on the property itself. Longhorn cattle and buffalo are available to visit. Other popular activities include fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. A spacious swimming pool is available to cool off in.

Learn more about The Hideaway Ranch.

15.  Barons CreekSide

Fredericksburg Texas

Location: Fredericksburg

Although it’s last on our list of the best glamping in Texas, you certainly shouldn’t overlook Barons CreekSide.

A variety of rustic and modern cabins are available to choose from as well as rooms in the bid lodge. All of the cabins are comfortable and cozy but the Swiss log cabins are our favorite. Two of these are located on the property, built by legendary Swiss log cabin builders straight from Switzerland. In fact, many of the windows and doors were sourced from a 250 year-old Swiss farm house!

The entire property makes for the perfect romantic glamping getaway. You can explore the more than 26-acre property, full of rolling vineyards. A continuously-flowing creek is also located on-site. Of course, you can also visit the quaint town of Fredericksburg which is only a few minutes away.

Learn more about Barons CreekSide.


Winter Glamping in Texas

Winter Glamping in Texas

Texas is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in any other season.

Although the actual weather conditions vary greatly by area (and often vary greatly from day to day, no matter where you’re located), winter camping in Texas is almost always a good time.

Base your search for winter glamping in the central and southern portion of the state for the best chance at warm, sunny days (although inclement weather is still possible). Or, look for glamping in west Texas and northern Texas in the middle of winter for the best chance at seeing snow.

That said, no matter the winter weather conditions, the 15 best Texas glamping destinations will certainly keep you warm, cozy, and comfortable.

Know that wherever you decide to stay, the weather can get very cold, especially at nighttime, at a moment’s notice. Most glamping tents and cabins will be outfitted with warm blankets and heaters, but it’s always smart to bring warm winter clothes and even a warm winter sleeping bag along, just in case.

If you’re DIY winter glamping in Texas, weather appropriate gear is even more important. In addition to a warm winter sleeping bag, ensure that your glamping tent is completely waterproof and consider bringing along a portable tent heater, like the Mr. Heater Little Buddy, to keep your living and sleeping quarters toasty warm at night.

Perhaps my favorite way to enjoy glamping in Texas is to seek winter accommodations with an outdoor hot tub. Few things beat relaxing in hot water on an otherwise chilly evening, especially if you’re lucky enough for that rare Texas snow to fall.


DIY Glamping in Texas

DIY Glamping Tent Interior

Probably the way that most people picture glamping is heading to a cabin, tepee, or yurt rental for the night.

You arrive and the accommodations are fully furnished and decorated for you. Everything is clean and luxurious. Your space is well heated (or air conditioned!) and the mattress is extremely comfortable.


While this is a popular vision of glamping, it’s also possible to go glamping on your own. In other words, you bring your own glamping tent, sleeping supplies, and other equipment. I call this DIY glamping.

For DIY glamping, you have a ton of different options. Some are just as luxurious as finding a glamping rental while others are just slightly more luxurious than camping.

Perhaps the most luxurious option (other than camping in an RV – check out our RV rental tool for the best RV rentals in your area) is to build a permanent glamping location.

A permanent glamping structure typically consists of a wood platform. A wooden tent platform is typically a permanent, or at least semi-permanent, structure. It gives you a place to pitch your tent, teepee, or yurt up off the ground. This provides the best insulation from the elements, limits the number of creepy-crawlies in your space, and increases the lifespan of your glamping tent.

Although portable wooden tent platforms are possible, these structures are most often seen for a permanent glamping area, such as one on your own land.

Aside from creating your own semi-permanent glamping area, your other main option for DIY glamping is more akin to car camping. Simply put, pack up your own supplies and equipment and set them up at the campground.

The most important piece of glamping gear is your glamping tent. You’ll also need sleeping gear, such as a comfortable camping mattress, a warm sleeping bag, blankets, and pillows.

Bring along a camping cooler and camping stove to create a functional camp kitchen. For me, one of the best parts of glamping is eating delicious food. So, check out our camping recipes for great meal ideas.

Other equipment you need to turn camping into glamping includes camping lanterns, a portable power device, and even a comfortable hammock to relax in.

Although DIY glamping can be overwhelming at first, it certainly gets easier. You’ll quickly learn what equipment you need and don’t need for DIY glamping in Texas. 

Luckily, many of the best campgrounds in Texas are perfectly suited for DIY glamping, whether you prefer to rent a rustic cabin, set up a traditional camping tent, or pitch a true glamping tent for the ultimate in luxury camping.


Find the Best Glamping in Other States!

Don’t forget to check out our best glamping tents buyer’s guide and our top 35 items to turn camping into glamping before your Texas glamping trip.

To find the best glamping in other states, check out our other best glamping state guides:

More best glamping states guides will be added soon.

And, like always, please reach out to us with any questions you might have about glamping in Texas or glamping in general!

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