When it comes to camping, there are a million ways to do it. Maybe you’re an RV enthusiast, a log cabin fan, or you like to rough it with a tent and a sleeping bag.
But camping doesn’t have to be minimalist – it can be luxurious and easy, too!
For a vacation that bridges the gap between wilderness and a resort, glamping might be the solution. One unique way to glamp is glamping domes: high-quality, dome-shaped structures that provide an unforgettable camping vacation experience.
If you’re new to glamping, here are a few suggestions for glamping domes to explore when planning your adventure!
1. Essex, Montana
Located on the border between Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, this glamping dome in Essex, Montana is one of two new national locations of Clear Sky Resorts.
This compound of luxury glamping domes is just a 15-minute walk from Waterton Glacier International Peace Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, two fantastic locations for nature walks.
While the glamping domes are spaced out enough to give some peaceful privacy, there is also a sense of community here.
The Tavern at Stanton Creek is part of the Clear Sky Resort and features a bar, a deli, a lounge, continental breakfast, a snack bar, and more!
Often, if you poke your head out at just the right time, you might catch some live music coming from the direction of the tavern.
Each dome is equipped with private bathrooms, wifi, a fireplace, a private terrace, and the pièce de résistance, a skylight with a telescope, truly honoring the name of the resort.
The Clear Sky Resort in Montana perfectly blends luxury and wilderness. The views are gorgeous, the domes are unique, and the location can’t be beat!
2. Asheville, North Carolina
In the northwest corner of Asheville lies The Glamping Collective, a 160-acre mountaintop retreat boasting three different types of glamping domes alongside some other gorgeous cabin selections.
Just a hop, skip, and jump east of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, The Glamping Collective is perfectly located for guests to experience the all glory East Coast nature has to offer.
They balance privacy with community by integrating shared amenity spaces for outdoor dining and stargazing by the fire alongside spaced-out, fully-fitted glamping domes.
For the active glamper, The Glamping Collective offers on-site yoga opportunities and five private hiking trails.
But, if you’re content with posting up in the king-sized bed and watching the world go by, The Glamping Collective has you covered there, too.
3. Cosby, Tennessee
With Stay Minty, you can choose from 8 different luxury glamping domes with different sizes and amenities to accommodate any group size, from solo getaways to group yoga retreats.
Cosby, Tennessee is tucked away nicely between the Cherokee National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The area is teeming with wildlife and natural nooks and crannies begging to be explored.
If you aren’t one for hiking, white water rafting, fishing, or any of the other outdoor activities you can partake in here, you can still enjoy the views from the comfort of your private hot tub.
4. Boone, North Carolina
For a true, off-the-grid glamping experience, the Glamping Unplugged geodesic dome might be perfect for you.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, the dome sits on 8 private acres of stunning woodland.
The dome comes with all you need for an elevated camping experience and nothing more, providing an unplugged getaway that’s wifi, cell service, and electricity-free.
With a stocked trout streak running through the dome’s proverbial backyard, this location is particularly great for a fishing trip.
Embrace the digital detox and immerse yourself in nature!
5. Sedona, Arizona
The artistic sensibilities and touches of the southwest really shine in the Sedona Dome Home, where wood cabin meets glamping dome.
This geo dome is spacious and contemporary with a vintage decorative feel inspired by the glorious red rocks surrounding the area.
The views are spectacular, the amenities are plentiful, and there’s no shortage of fun to have at this zen glamping dome.
6. Naalehu, Hawaii
If you’re looking to really get away and leave the continental states behind, Keola Retreat is calling your name!
Lean into your vacay and unplug at the wifi free glamping dome on the big island of Hawaii, featuring an outdoor bathtub, cooking, and dining area to soak up the tropical weather.
The dome is well contained and private, and only a short ways away from black sand beaches and dining and shopping options available in the town of Naalehu.
Fun fact: Naalehu is located in the southernmost region of the US! If that doesn’t scream quiet, equatorial getaway you’re sure to remember, then nothing does.
7. Joshua Tree, California
Joshua Tree is renown for its lovely desert retreats, and the Serenity Dome House Oasis is no exception.
This glamping dome is equipped with a hot tub and heated pool, and can fit up to 12 guests at a time, which is plenty of space for a yoga retreat or girls’ weekend away.
It’s also a perfect place for the whole family to relax together and enjoy each other’s company in the peaceful Joshua Tree neighborhood.
Activity wise, the dome is nicely situated between Joshua Tree National Park and The Integration.
Ufologist or not, this luxury glamping dome is a fabulous way to escape from the city and enjoy a restful desert oasis.
8. Three Rivers, California
Perfect for a couple’s weekend away, the Sequoia Dome tucked away in the wooded mountains of central California sleeps two in its lush queen size bed under the stars.
The dome is sturdy and sustainable, keeping the inside temperate and protected from the elements.
Sandwiched between Sequoia National Park to the east and Lake Kaweah to the west, the hiking and wildlife observing opportunities are endless.
9. Jefferson, Maine
Comfy Dome Glamping is a great northeast glamping dome vacation destination. There are three domes to choose from, each with its own amazing location on the property.
Enjoy views of fireflies, starry skies, or even thunderstorms during the warm months. For winter glamping, what can top watching the snow fall while staying cozy inside your clear dome?
Jefferson is a little over an hour from Portland, Maine, and just a three-hour drive from Boston when you need to get away and recharge your batteries!
10. Davenport, Florida
If want something a little different for your Florida Disney vacation, then the geo domes available at Sunshine Retreats are what you’re looking for!
This kid-friendly glamping destination offers hammocks, fire pits, outdoor showers, and even Netflix and DVD movies for the littlest campers (they clearly know what kids like here!).
Located only 15 miles from Disney World, you’ll be close enough to enjoy a full day of theme-parking, but far enough away to rewind and relax at the end of each day.
11. Lago Vista, Texas
Give the gift of luxury glamping to the golf lover in your life with a trip to the eco-glamping resort of Lago Vista, just a few miles away from 3 different golf courses.
Complete with picnic areas, hot tubs, firepits, hammocks, and full amenities, non-golfers will still enjoy a relaxing getaway to these beautiful, modern glamping domes.
If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty of central Texas, pay the nearby Lake Travis or Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge a visit.
After a day of hiking, golfing, and birdwatching, you can return to your glamping dome’s comfy bed under the stars for a well deserved rest.
12. Lakemont, Georgia
Hike and bike your way through the woodlands of Lakemont that surround this glamping dome retreat!
This clay inspired dome includes all the amenities you could ask for, including wifi and a personal petting zoo of chickens, rabbits, dogs, and roosters.
It operates in bed and breakfast style, meaning you’ll have a private room but share the dome home with other guests. If you enjoy a sense of homey community out in the mountainous scenery of the southeast, then you’ll love this glamping destination!
Explore Dome Glamping for Yourself
The unique geometric shapes set against a backdrop of bright stars, thick forests, or misty coastlines is not a sight you’ll soon forget. Dome glamping is a feather in any avid campers hat and a comfortable alternative for those less enthused by sleeping on the ground.
Try it out for yourself and see what all the hype is about!
Glamping takes many forms, so visit our Glamping page to read about more luxurious camping options to explore!