Summer is almost upon us, and what’s more summery than a trip to one of the country’s top national parks? From grizzlies to geysers, there’s quite a bit to take in at Yellowstone National Park — but don’t think for one second you have to rough it to immerse yourself in the Yellowstone experience.
Over at Yellowstone under Canvas near the park’s West Entrance, you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of this incredible landscape from a Tipi tent, safari tent or even a luxurious canvas suite. This isn’t your Grandma’s kind of camping — this is glamping at its finest.
The safari tents come with perks like a king-size bed, wood-burning stove and even a full set of rustic furniture to set the mood, not to mention the Holy Grail of camping necessities: a private bathroom with hot water, flushing toilets, showers and even spa products. You can get your own private wooden deck with an upgrade to the deluxe tent, or you can live like a camping king with the suite option, which includes a claw-foot tub, your own bedroom wing and a lounge area with a deluxe sofa bed. Not a terrible way to camp at Yellowstone, or anywhere for that matter.
If the budget’s a little tighter, Yellowstone under Canvas’ Tipi options offer a more affordable way to glamp near the park. With cots, mattress padding, sleeping bags and pillows included (plus access to private bathrooms), this bare bones option still beats the traditional “pitch your own tent and sleep on the ground” by a long shot.
Beyond the accommodations, Yellowstone under Canvas can arrange for just about any local activity you’d want to try, from zip-lining and ATV tours, to river rafting, fly fishing and kayaking. Plus, the campgrounds are just 6 miles from the park’s entrance, so you’re only 10 minutes from exploring the wildlife and natural wonders that fill Yellowstone.
(All images: Lone Peak Hospitality)