Visitors flock to Utah to appreciate its breathtaking natural beauty.
With 5 national parks plus countless national monuments, national forests, and state parks, there’s something to explore in every corner of the state.
Although camping in Utah is a great way to take in the varied landscapes the Beehive State has to offer, glamping is emerging as a popular alternative.
Glamping (use our glamping 101 guide if you’re unfamiliar with the term) takes camping and adds a few additional luxuries into the mix. Luckily, for those that want the full luxury camping experience, Utah has you covered.
Here are our top picks for the best places to go glamping in Utah in 2021.
Best Glamping in Utah
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of great glampsites in Utah. So, we’ve done the dirty work for you and narrowed down the options to just 7 of the very best.
Capitol Reef Resort
Not only are these stylish glampsites just a hop, skip, and a jump to the national park itself, but there’s a huge range of accommodation options available.
In addition to the comfortable lodgings and proximity to Capitol Reef, this popular Utah glamping destination offers a full range of amenities, including on-site dining, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and so much more.
Under Canvas Moab
Glamping in Moab is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoor recreation hub of Utah.
Whether you plan to rock climb, mountain bike, whitewater raft or visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, let Under Canvas Moab be your glamping home base.
Thanks to the comfortable accommodations that perfectly blend glamour with a little outdoor ruggedness, this is the perfect destination for first-time glampers or those already familiar with the activity.
A wide range of canvas tents are available to rent for the night. The smallest fit just two adults while the largest fit up to four adults and two children.
The glamping tents themselves are airtight to keep out creepy crawlies. But they’re also breathable and completely water resistant. Comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms, and USB battery packs complete the experience.
Grill up food in the picnic area, have some s’mores on the fire pit, take part in the complimentary camp activities, and enjoy your stay at Under Canvas Moab, just 7 miles from town.
Zion Wildflower Resort
Glamping opportunities are numerous near Zion National Park, although my favorite is Zion Wildflower Resort.
Personally, I recommend opting for a canvas tent or covered wagon if you prefer the luxury camping experience.
The canvas glamping tents are outfitted with either king beds or two twin beds and come complete with electrical outlets, lanterns, string lights, and cooling units. The rustic covered wagons are set up much the same. The difference is that they’re situated in a “wagon circle,” just like you’d find in the Old West.
On-site amenities include luxury bathhouses, fire pits, Wi-Fi, and lots and lots of games. But the real highlight is just how easy it is to take off from Zion Wildflower Resort to explore Zion National Park, one of the most stunning national parks in the country.
For some Utah glamping near gorgeous Bear Lake, we recommended checking out Conestoga Ranch in Garden City.
Undoubtedly one of the best places for glamping in northern Utah, this stylish resort is best known for its luxury tents and covered wagons.
These luxurious accommodations sleep up to 6 people and are outfitted with everything you need for a wonderful glamping trip.
My personal favorite are the Conestoga family wagons which sleep up to 6 people. Each has either a king size bed with either one or two sets of bunk beds. All the wagons are fully mobile so you can customize where they sit for a unique group glamping experience.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Another option for glamping near Zion National Park is Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.
This popular southern Utah glamping destination takes luxury glamping and bumps it up a few extra notches.
In addition to your selection of glamping tents, Conestoga wagons, and cabins, they also offer regular campsites for tent and RV camping.
But that’s not all. Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort boasts an extensive selection of dining options, including a restaurant, poolside snack bar, and coffee/drinks bar in addition to a home-cooked country dinner option and even catering for large parties.
Although you’ll likely spend most of your time exploring Zion National Park, this Utah camping resort also provides a long list of its own amenities and activities, such as guided hiking, horseback riding, jeep tours, and a swimming pool to name just a few.
Located just outside of Kanab, BaseCamp 37 is hands down one of my favorite places to glamp in Utah – it’s possibly even my favorite.
I like it for the fact that it’s a little smaller scale, a little more rustic, and a lot more off-the-grid while still retaining the luxury and elegance of other Utah glampsites.
BaseCamp 37 offers just 5 tents total. Each is uniquely furnished for a completely special glamping experience. Book just one – or book all five if you’re glamping with a crew.
In addition to these comfortable glamping tents, the BaseCamp 37 glampground boasts a communal kitchen/bar and fire pit. There are also on-site restrooms with hot showers.
BaseCamp 37 makes, well, a fantastic basecamp for exploring everything Kanab and Kane County have to offer. One of my favorite nearby outdoor attractions is Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This Utah glampground is also perfectly situated for visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Zion Backcountry Glamping
Last but certainly not least on our roundup of the best glampsites in Utah is Zion Backcountry Glamping.
As the name implies, it’s a little more remoted and rugged than other Utah glampgrounds near Zion National Park.
Zion Backcountry Glamping might just be the closest to the national park. It’s just three miles (as the crow flies) from the beauties of Zion.
You have two options for lodging here. You can choose from a yurt or a sheep camp. Each is comfortably furnished and has an equipped camp kitchen, bathroom with heated showers, and plenty of games and other activities.
Know that Zion Backcountry Glamping is a little bit more hands-on than other area glampsites in that you’re required to bring all your own food and beverages as no on-site dining is available.
What About DIY Glamping in Utah?
Renting glamping accommodations (like those mentioned above) is only one way to go glamping in Utah.
Did you know that DIY glamping is also possible?
In fact, it doesn’t take a lot to turn camping into glamping – just add a few luxury accessories into the mix.
Here’s what I bring along to turn camping into glamping – string lighting, a comfortable air mattress like the Exped MegaMat, my own blankets and pillows from home, a French press for delicious coffee in the morning, a comfortable camping chair, and a portable battery (I like the Goal Zero Yeti 150) to keep all my devices charged.
The great thing about DIY glamping is that you can do it almost anywhere, including pretty much any normal campground.
So, use our list of the best places for camping in Utah to book the prefect campsite for your next Utah glamping vacation!
Renting an RV is Another Option
Another option for glamping in Utah is to rent an RV (or to bring your own).
An RV or trailer adds a built-in element of luxury and glamour to the traditional camping experience.
Not only are the sleeping accommodations typically more comfortable, but you likely have a bigger kitchen, a private bathroom, and maybe even a TV.
Check out our RV rental guide for everything you need to know about renting an RV for your next camping trip.
Find Other Great Glampsites
Utah is certainly one of my favorite places for both camping and glamping in all of the United States.
There’s just so much natural beauty to explore!
But, if you’re looking for glampsites in nearby states (or maybe you’re taking a glamping road trip), check out our other best state glamping guides:
We’ll be adding more state glamping guides soon – so check back often.
And, like always, let us know if you have any more questions about glamping in Utah (or glamping in general) in the comments below!