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6 Spots For Glamping In Indiana, The USA

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Bordered by Lake Michigan and Ohio River, Indiana boasts a rich natural heritage that has thrived around its wetlands, streams, and rivers. Although it has come a long way from being dominated by prairies and forests, the state still holds vests tracts that serve as living museum of diverse flora and fauna, including evergreen and deciduous trees, native shrubs, ferns, bats, bears and chipmunks. The state boasts several hundred lakes, 24 state parks, and amazing hiking and trekking spots. It has glacial features in the north, while the south is peppered with ridges, valleys, caves, and mineral springs. Indeed, visitors will find plenty of things to do here. All of these features make this place a camper’s paradise, but it also accommodates the more indulgent requirements of glamping – which is camping that dials up the luxury quotient. What are you waiting for? Enjoy glamping in Indiana, the USA.

1. Mod-con glamping at Indy 500 (from USD 75)

Want to go tent camping in Indiana during the Indy 500 season? Over a century old, the Indy 500 is part of the IndyCar Series, the oldest operational automobile race in the world. Held over the Memorial Day weekend at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in Indiana, there are many traditions associated with the race. These tents are pre-pitched and furnished on the infield of the track so you don’t have to do any lugging around of provisions and amenities. The option below is located just a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the speedway; the spacious tent comes with electricity, an electric grill, and comfortable cots.

Glamping Close to the Indy 500!
Speedway, Indiana, United States
Private room in apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great spot that was perfect for the indy 500- very comfortable
Host:
she was accommodating polite and friendly
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2. Well-equipped forest dwelling (from USD 45)

Wild Grace Forest Dwelling gives you the perfect set up to enjoy the great outdoors in this well-fitted, electrified hut which comes with a double bed and kitchen hut that has a mini-fridge. A bathroom is available in the main house. The set-up has a fire pit, tables and chairs, and barbecue grill. You’ll be required to bring your own personal effects, food, charcoal, and lighter. This is a cosy camp tucked away in a protected nook of nature.

Wild Grace Forest Dwelling
Nashville, Indiana, United States
43 reviews
Hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all amenities were as described and it was a comfortable and pleasant stay
really liked the artistic style of the room and the wilderness of the place
Cleanliness:
comfortable bed clean bathroom and linens
the hut was perfectly decorated and clean
Host:
the host's hospitality was amazing
the hosts were so helpful and kind
the host family was very nice
the hosts are great and the huts for the guests to use were very nicely done
very kind people here
Location:
land and drive are beautiful and it is close to the shops we saw so many deer
a great place to stay if you are looking for an away from city camping/forest experience
if you want peace and solitude this is the place
great place to getaway and relax for a few days much recommend
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3. Fireside glamping site in nature's cradle (from USD 38)

This camping site is also close to Leiber State Park which has its own nature center, campground, and hiking trails. Getting to the camping site will take a little off-roading on a gravel path for a short distance. The camp itself leaves you wanting for nothing with its carpeted flooring, curtained sleeping spaces (for protection from bugs), and mini kitchen equipped with a cooler and microwave. This camp also ensures that you needn’t fear the distant roll of thunder since this solid structure stays dry during the rains.

Woodland Gatherings Fireside Glamping
Poland, Indiana, United States
19 reviews
Private room in tent 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it's affordable comfortable clean with many thoughtful touches we will definitely be staying again
Location:
this place is perfect if you like the outdoors and wildlife/animals
this is just the place to relax and unwind
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4. Charming yurt on the Tippecanoe River (from USD 71)

Located in the Central Corn Belt Plains ecoregion, the Tippecanoe River is named after the native Indian word for the buffalo fish, a freshwater fish that is native to the region. This peaceful river runs 182 miles (293 kilometres) and is perfect for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. This beautiful yurt is located in an oak forest by the river. It has roll-up walls and a skylight and comes with a burning stove, fridge, grill, utensils, and basic furniture. Of course, there’s an outdoor bath and shower and an outhouse. Go fishing for bluegill and bass but do note that you may need an Indiana license. Overall, this is a great option if you want to try yurt camping in Indiana.

Glamping in a Yurt on the Tippecanoe River
Monticello, Indiana, United States
71 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable cozy and serene filled with nature it's great
from the wrap around porch to the amazingly comfortable bed we could not get enough
the bed is extremely comfortable too
Host:
michael was a great host he let us know precise directions to get to the space
michael is a wonderful host and the yurt is absolutely fabulous
michael truly deserves his super-host status
he was very friendly and informative
michael’s yurt is a true one of a kind experience
Location:
it's close to indy close to lafayette and close to plenty of small town charm
michael was great great unique get away and lots of peace and quiet perfect trip
what a great place to relax
just a great place to kick back and relax in nature
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5. Comfortable camp cottage by the lake (from USD 85)

There’s nothing like camping by the side of a clear lake in the tame woods, pulling in a fish, baking it on the fire, and looking into the starry sky with the safety of a snug tent behind you. That’s exactly what you get at this gorgeous canvas cottage tent. This canvas cottage is equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable camping experience–beds, outdoor shower, flushing toilet, fridge, hot and cold running water, fire pit, and gas grill. It is located in Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana, in the area of Shakamak State Park.

Beach Comber Lake Side canvas Cottage Tent
28 reviews
cottage 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a little warm in the cabin with the portable air conditioner, but it was 90 outside
you feel like you have the lake to yourself
the cottage is situated so you cannot see any other cottage from the front
we brought an air mattress and comfortably slept 5
the amenities that were provided exceeded our expectations
Cleanliness:
even the grounds were clean and swept up! facilities were extremely clean
Host:
owner was very gracious and met our every need
we had a wonderful experience
they are great host with a wonderful atmosphere we will definitely go back
they also heard it was our youngest birthday and made a point to bring him a card and small gift
it rained almost the entire time there but the accommodations and especially the host made it one of our family's most enjoyable vacations and most memorable ever
Location:
not having cell phone service was a blessing in disguise (sprint)
loved every minute we were here
we wanted to enjoy camping with the luxury of running water and electricity since it was our first time "glamping" with our little one
loved having running water in the tent
it is a really nice setup, the kayak's were a bonus
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6. RV glamping site in Portage

Enjoy glamping in the city of Portage when you book this RV for eight. There’s a queen-size bed in one bedroom, and bunk beds in the other. For a minimum stay of three nights, guests can enjoy a fun long weekend away and access to all the facilities within the premises, including a communal swimming pool and a hot tub. If you’re keen on the idea of camping with your four-legged friend, you’ll be glad to know that this rental welcomes pets too.

Oasis Glampsites
Recreational Vehicle 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Wonderful glamping in Indiana

They say wherever you maybe in Indiana, you are never more than an hour from a state park. That means many options for glamping such as the yurt on Tippecanoe River or the lovely forest dwelling in Nashville. You can also enjoy the same luxury at weekend urban events such as the legendary Indy 500.

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