The 8 Best Sites for Glamping in Florida

Why rough it when you can sleep under the stars in style?
The Best Sites for Glamping in Florida
Photo: Fancy Camps
Lane Nieset
by Lane Nieset
Updated Feb 08, 2024
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Over the past two years, more than 15 million Americans went camping for the first time—a huge boom as travelers continue soaking up nature and embracing the great outdoors (and the beauty of the national parks in their own backyards). Pitching a tent isn't for everyone, so it makes sense that glamping in Florida—a place where nature comes in multiple forms—has also grown in popularity. Glampsites have sprouted everywhere across the state, from national parks, hot springs, and beaches to orange groves and forests within driving distance of major cities like Orlando and Miami.

One of the top travel trends we're seeing at the moment, glamping in the US is becoming an alternative to resort stays for everything from an anniversary trip or romantic getaway to budget-friendly glamping bachelorette parties with enough space and natural attractions to keep a group entertained for days. We've scoured the state of Florida to find the best glamping domes, yurts, treehouse cottages, and even safari-style tents so you can sleep under the stars with all the luxuries of a high-end hotel. If you were looking for a scenic spot for an elopement, get ready to update your Pinterest board and start planning.

Fancy Camps, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Fancy Camps for the best honeymoon glamping in FL
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Fans of all-inclusive resorts will love this glamping alternative in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach on the Gulf in South Walton. Fancy Camps lives up to its name—all-inclusive packages include rental bikes, watercraft rentals, seasonal beach chair service, and complimentary coffee and pastries at onsite cafe Kith & Kin. Your bell tent will be Instagram-perfect, illuminated with string lights and locally made charcuterie boards ready when you arrive—the ideal setting for a beautiful bachelorette party.

Things to Do: From your tent, it's less than a mile walking (or quick tram ride) to the nearby beach boardwalk. Kayak around 90-acre coastal dune Campbell Lake or spend your days basking on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, cooling down with snow cones on the shore in between paddle board sessions.

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

LULU Glamping, Homestead

LULU Glamping for the most glamorour Florida wedding glamping
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Not far from some of South Florida's top natural attractions like Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, LULU Glamping, in the agricultural heartland of Homestead, is home to two new geodesic domes that debuted in late 2023. Think king-size plush mattresses, luxe linens, private hot tubs, and secluded outdoor areas complete with a barbecue and dining table. You can even arrange for a private chef to come and cook a romantic meal for two in your fully equipped kitchen—definitely an upgrade from DIY campfire cuisine.

Things to Do: Unwind with yoga or an onsite spa treatment or opt for more of an adrenaline rush skydiving over the city of Miami. Since the domes are transparent, the best part of this getaway is simply laying back in bed and admiring the panoramic view of the stars above.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach

Couples who want a step up from pitching a tent themselves but still be surrounded by nature in the most sustainable of ways will love these new eco-tents that sit within views of the water at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach. Outfitted with a spacious queen bed, electricity, and ice chest (plus a picnic table, fire ring, and charcoal grill), you can cozy up in your air-conditioned tent when you need a break from the Florida heat in between hiking and kayaking.

Things to Do: Lined with miles of soft sandy shores, the beach here often ranks top in the state and the park offers ferries to nearby Shell Island for snorkeling, kayaking, and sunset dolphin cruises.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Timberline Glamping, Hillsborough River State Park

The brainchild of a couple who wanted to get their family back in tune with nature, Timberline Glamping has locations scattered throughout the South, so you can expect the same level of five-star service everywhere from Georgia and Alabama to Hillsborough River outside of Tampa, Florida. Located in Hillsborough River State Park, whose seven miles of nature trails sit just minutes from downtown Tampa, Timberline's glampsite extends along and off the river, offering couples grand bell and safari tents equipped with luxuries like Keurig coffee makers and a mini fridge, plus boho-chic rugs, lamps, and macrame hanging art.

Things to Do: Take one of Timberline's beach cruiser rental bikes for a spin, play a game of giant Jenga or badminton, roast s'mores over the fire pit, or enjoy a romantic dinner bug-free in a pop-up dinner gazebo. Get out and explore Tampa Bay on a guided, 90-minute dolphin sightseeing cruise or BYOB tiki boat cruise along the Hillsborough River past skyscrapers and downtown Tampa.

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, River Ranch

Dude ranches aren't reserved for the American West—Central Florida's vast wilderness also has a few hidden gems like Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, a 1,700-acre resort overlooking the iconic Kissimmee River. Picture everything from horseback riding to a Saturday night award-winning rodeo with barrel racers and trick riding. Glamping here takes on a similar theme in the form of converted wagons, luxe teepees, and safari-style tents with wooden front porches and a private bathroom.

Things to Do: A western version of a theme park, couples can take part in everything from an airboat ride or Kissimmee River Queen cruise to archery, a game of horseshoes, and trap shooting. There's even a "ranch chic" steakhouse, too, when you're ready to dress up for date night.

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Yurt at Danville, Geneva

The Yurt at Danville in Geneva, FL for the best honeymoon glamping
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About a 20-minute drive from the Orlando Sanford International Airport, The Yurt at Danville in Central Florida's tiny town of Geneva is the definition of a rural escape—you and your other half will be at the doorstep of the Lake Jesup Conservation Area and Black Hammock Wilderness Area (meaning tons of hiking trails you'll have practically to yourself). The yurt looks like it's been plucked from a fairytale with its whimsical decor, but don't worry—even though you're in the middle of a forest, you'll have plenty of hotel luxuries like air-conditioning and a kitchenette, so you can surprise your partner with breakfast in bed or a midnight snack to enjoy under the stars.

Things to Do: The highlight here is nature, so get ready for stargazing, grilling, and hiking. Wildlife spotting is another bonus, and you'll even eye some of the resident alpacas grazing next door.

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Rasayana Cove, Hardee

Plan a two-part trip starting in the artsy beach town of Sarasota before roadtripping an hour east to ranch and orange country. Your destination: Rasayana Cove, a 25-acre eco-retreat that borders Horse Creek, an estuary of the Peace River. This untouched piece of paradise in West Central Florida offers couples or small groups two options for glamping: a treehouse tucked in the hammock of ancient oak trees with an open deck ideal for sunset drinks or the just-as-charming Hermitage Cabin, with a cedar walk-in hot shower and porch perfect for wildlife gazing.

Things to Do: Expect tons of Florida wildlife like fish, birds, manatees, and perhaps even an alligator or two. Cycle through the orange groves and past cow pastures or hike around the trails of the 25-acre property. Depending on the flow of the creek outside the cabins, you may also be able to explore by kayak or canoe.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Getaway Gilchrist Springs, High Springs

Getaway Gilchrist Springs for the best FL glamping in High Springs
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An easy, two-hour escape for couples or groups living in or around Orlando or Gainesville, Getaway Gilchrist Springs is home to 45 micro-cabins scattered across 90 private acres of oak trees and Spanish moss. Enveloped by nature, you can explore everything from a state park with a hidden rainforest at Devil's Millhopper to the nearby, family-owned High Springs Brewing Company. Taking a cue from Scandinavia's minimalist-chic aesthetic, these cabins may be small, but they're well-equipped and make the most of every inch of space. You'll swoon the second you curl up in bed and see nature on full display from the picture window expanding across one of the wooden walls.

Things to Do: If you're bringing your pup, there are plenty of dog-friendly trails nearby, including the River Sink Trail through a pine forest around the Santa Fe River and the surrounding hot springs. Don't miss the Friday afternoon High Springs Farmers Market, where you can stock up on campfire supplies.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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