The best time of the year to go glamping is in the fall when autumn weather is welcomed with a cozy tent – especially at these campsites.

Stunning fall foliage and cozy autumn vibes make the East Coast one of the best spots to visit during sweater season. With plenty of seasonal attractions; beautiful natural scenery; and a myriad of things to see and do, travelers everywhere are packing their sweatshirts and heading to some of the loveliest spots to experience autumn this October and November.

For lovers of the outdoors, there is yet another bonus to visiting this region in the fall—the plethora of top-notch glamping spots up and down the coast. From the forests of Maine to the Gulf Coast of Florida, these are some of the best places to go glamping on the East Coast this fall.

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8 Maine Forest Yurts

Located on Runaround Pond in Durham, Maine, this lovely spot is open all-year round and offers fully furnished yurts on an over 100-acre campground. Just minutes away from local attractions like Bradbury Mountain State Park, and less than an hour from Portland, travelers everywhere from outdoor enthusiasts to nature lovers will find something to enjoy at this scenic glamping spot.

  • Fully furnished yurts come with a gas and wood stove, kitchen, bunk beds and futon
  • Seasonal adventures include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing; ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter
  • Rates start at $140/night for 1-2 adults

7 Sterling Ridge Resort

Looking for less camping and more glamping? Then check out Sterling Ridge Resort located in picturesque Jeffersonville, Vermont. Open all year round this woodland spot has a variety of cabins to choose from—so don’t be worried about roughing it! Jeffersonville is a cozy village right in the heart of the best fall foliage in New England and is an area known for its outdoor recreation. Stop in at Smuggler’s Notch Distillery for a tasting, and the Vermont Maple Outlet for some famous VT syrup.

  • Cabins are completely furnished and heated and equipped with fully-equipped kitchens and other amenities such as flat-screen TV, toiletries, and linens
  • There are a number of opportunities for water sports nearby such as kayaking and canoeing. Nearby spots offer horse riding tours, too
  • Rates for studio cabins start at $167.50/night, one-bedroom cabins starting at $245.00, and two-bedroom cabins starting at $265.00

6 Getaway Eastern Catskills

Everyone knows that New York State is gorgeous this time of year. So why not embrace all of the area’s natural scenic beauty with a glamping trip upstate? Getaway is known for its incredible glamping options, and its location in the Eastern Catskills is no exception. Cozy cabins dot this lovely, secluded spot where visitors can take a breath and embrace nature and the lovely Catskill surroundings.

  • Cabins include queen beds or queen bunks, running water (including hot shower), a stove, heat, an outdoor picnic table, and more
  • This is a phone-free retreat so get ready to unplug and get the best of nature. Relax and enjoy the tranquility!
  • Single bed, rustic cabins start at $169/night, but rates vary

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5 Savage River Lodge

With a variety of accommodations, Savage River Lodge in Frostburg, Maryland lets glampers choose between yurts, cabins, or their lovely lodge. The great thing is, no matter what you choose, you will be sure to fall in love with the fresh mountain air, surrounding forests, and luxurious on-site attractions like fine dining and spa options.

  • The yurts here take glamping to the next level: each with a king-sized bed, private deck, private bath, and breakfast nook, visitors will love ‘roughing it’ with all the comforts of this luxe spot
  • Plenty of local biking, hiking, and geocaching opportunities nearby—or simply relax with a glass of wine on your private deck.
  • Yurts start at $304/night

4 Primland Resort

Located high above the Dan River Gorge in the scenic Meadows of Dan, Virginia, these treehouses are both magical and peaceful. Situated away from the property’s lodge, the scenic perches are so much more than the treehouses of your childhood. With panoramic views of the nearby Kibler Valley, visitors will bask in the scenic splendor of this glamping experience.

  • Each treehouse offers spectacular views and luxe amenities, including king-sized beds, an ensuite bathroom with tub and shower, and a private wood deck
  • October is lovely at Primland. Not only is the foliage extraordinary, but the resort also offers stargazing shows, local hikes, and live music; in addition to many package deals that offer a variety of activities
  • Rates start at $599/night, check the website for availability

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3 River Island Adventures

South Carolina is a great spot to visit in the fall because the temperature is still fairly mild—yet there is still a hint of fall crispness in the air, especially after dark. The glamping tents at River Island Adventure are just minutes away from North Myrtle Beach, so travelers can experience both ocean and forest vies on their trip.

  • Glamping tents are outfitted with a queen-sized bed, propane heater, and wooden deck.
  • Feel like roughing it? River Island Adventures also offers wooded, field, and island camping for those who want a full camping experience.
  • Rates start at $125/night

2 Timberline Glamping At Lake Lanier

Located in Shady Grove Campground in Cumming, Georgia, this beautiful spot is situated on approximately 100-acres of wooded paradise with amazing lakeside views. Accommodations include safari tents, geodesic domes, and RVs, for those who want their pick of cool glamping options.

  • Amenities vary by accommodation, but all include firepits, hammocks, and picnic tables
  • Paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, nearby mountain bike trail
  • Rates start at $144/night for safari tents and $149/night for geodesic domes

1 Fancy Camps

Partnering with Florida State Parks, Fancy Camps provides camping sites on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Permanent ‘Fancy Camp’ sites are available in Topsail Hill State Park, but there are a variety of parks with campsites, including Grayton Beach State Park. The accommodations are tents, but don’t let that fool you—each tent has all the comforts of home, so you’ll hardly be roughing it.

  • Includes queen-sized bed with linens, heat, outlets, picnic table, and fire ring. Add-ons include firewood, camp stoves, kids’ bedding, and more
  • Relax on the beach, scope the local birds and wildlife, go for a hike, paddle on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Rates start at $139/night

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published 2022-01-11 12:02:13