Camping Meets Luxury - Best Glamping Spots All Around Florida

By Colleen Lachnicht |

  | Oct 31, 2019  /  Travel |

Have you ever wanted to go camping with your crew in Florida, but the heat, mosquitos, and creepy crawlers put your plans to a halt? If so, we've got a perfect solution for you. Glamping provides any city slicker a luxurious retreat in nature, free from all of the traditional camping thoughts that make you cringe. Read on to get the inside scoop on some of the coolest glamping spots throughout the Sunshine State. 

Siesta Key Tiny Houses

Situated just south of  Siesta Key Beach, this tiny home village is a perfect place to stay for your beach getaway. They have models with up to three bedrooms, and even offer pet-friendly tiny homes! You can enjoy the best of both worlds in this tiny home rental village, recharging in the natural beach setting by day and getting your party on at night in downtown Sarasota. 

Myakka River Cabins

These cabins once served as residences for Myakka River State Park employees, but today they provide a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They're decked out with all the amenities, including indoor plumbing, a full kitchen (coffee pot included!), dining area, two double beds and a pull-out couch with linens, a fireplace, and most importantly, air conditioning! What more could you need for the perfect rustic retreat?

Historic Houseboat on Manatee River

This glamping location is perfect for any architectural nerds looking to relax on the river. Located in a marina on the  Manatee River, this houseboat has all the amenities, including two bedrooms and a spacious sleeping loft with a spiral staircase, state-of-the-art kitchen, flat-screen television, and deck with a grill. This is the perfect place to come back to after a long day relaxing on the beach. 

Luxury Treehouse on Private Island

Ever dreamed of kicking back in a luxury treehouse on a private island? This glamp-site is situated on a private island in Longboat Key and can accommodate up to 20 guests, so everyone can come out and camp-like royalty. The treehouse has all of the amenities a glamper could imagine, including a screened-in porch with a wraparound deck, hot tub, volleyball and basketball courts, three kayaks, two paddleboards, snorkeling gear, fishing rods, and a pontoon. This island glamping oasis will leave all of its guests with unforgettable memories. 

Luxury Tent on Dude Ranch

Enjoy the natural beauty of a Florida dude ranch without roughing it. These fully furnished luxury tents in Lake Wales sleep up to four people and come with a private bathroom with a shower, as well as a glamping concierge to deliver your morning cup of joe!

Ocean View Bell Tent

This campground near Panama City Beach has beautifully furnished, pet-friendly bell tents with breathtaking ocean views. Each tent has air conditioning and a proper mattress with luxury linens to ensure a great night's sleep after a long day soaking up the sun. 

East Coast Container Home

On Florida's east coast, glampers can experience a unique stay in upcycled shipping containers that have been converted into a riverfront luxury home. Up to eight guests can stay on the property and enjoy everyday amenities like wi-fi, airconditioning, and a full kitchen and bathroom. The cherry on top at this site - the hosts offer a complimentary guided kayak tour on the river! 

Florida has some breathtaking spots for camping trips, but dealing with the heat, humidity, and bugs is not for everyone. Next time you find yourself craving some time to recharge in all of the best parts of nature without any of the hassles, consider booking one of these glamping spots throughout the Sunshine State. To stay up to date on all of the best travel spots, find your MyArea Network site and register today. Best of all? It's free! 

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