Most visitors to the American West tend toward the national parks for their nature fix. Though Yellowstone, Glacier, and other parks are magnificent and should not be missed, consider adding on some lesser known spots to your itinerary as well! Located on the border between Utah and Idaho, Bear Lake is a large freshwater lake known for having water as blue as the Caribbean. There are endless opportunities to sail, boat, fish, and swim. On a vacation to this remote location, you might think you have to decide between a hotel and camping, but that’s not the case with more and more upscale camping spots cropping up! Read on for our top picks of the best glamping rentals in and around Bear Lake.
This charming and cozy yurt is a great place to glamp in all seasons! The yurt is insulated and has a wood stove inside for winter months. Located on top of a secluded hill, you can sled right outside of the yurt or go to one of the local ski resorts like Pebble Creek and Caribou. In the summertime, the yurt receives cool mountain breezes and has even more activities right around it. The host can set up a trampoline, you can hike on nearby trails, or roast marshmallows on the fire pit while gazing at the stunning Milky Way in the sky. With television, DVDs, and a microwave, this place won’t feel like your average rustic camping trip— the host even provides a daily homemade breakfast!
CARIBOU YURT- An Adventure in B&B!Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Top guest reviewsa fan is providedgreat view cozy space had everything we neededbreakfast lasted until lunch because of the amount we received and love it everyone should experience this placethe caribou yurt most definitely does though the breakfast is home-cooked deliciousness delivered right to your front doorwe had an opportunity to visit with cami and have an amazing breakfast with hereverything was clean and tidyclean breakfast was amazingthe place was clean and invitingit was a great experience clean and comfortablethe outhouse was super clean and did not smell at all
Host:the host was so kindwe loved the friendly staff "yurt doggies "yurt and owners were hospitable communicative and thoughtfulthe hosts make sure to have everything fresh for you upon arrivalthe hosts are conveniently helpful and available but more than willing to leave you to your peace alsoRead more reviewsperfect place to get away for a weekendbeautiful location and so much fun loved every second and will definitely be backthis beautiful secluded little yurt is a unique place to stay near pocatellofun place to use binoculars or a telescopeadventurous people must stay here so many great things about this place
With the authentic 1953 camper van and the surrounding natural beauty, staying at this rental will feel straight out of a classic movie! The trailer is mint green on the outside and cozy and charming inside. It is large enough for two guests with just a double bed and some seating inside. Outside are additional seats as well as a picnic table and a fire pit. The surrounding hills are simply gorgeous and Fish Creek runs nearby. It is also only a mile (1.6km) to Lava Hot Springs, which has hot pools that are delightful to soak in all year round!
1950's Retro Camper (Mabel)Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, United States
Top guest reviewsloved the air conditioning and the heaterthe air conditioner worked greatboth the a/c and heater came in handy and worked beautifullyit was cold at night but the heater kept me warmwe felt cozy and loved the space and our surrounding area of nature worth every pennyreally clean and well set upreally nice place clean and tidyclean safe and beautiful settingplace was clean and bathrooms were above expectationsthe camper was just as described and very clean
Host:annie was an awesome hostthe hosts were awesome :)annie was an excellent host very kind and helpfulgreat little campers the owners were super nice and helpful when we booked the wrong dateannie’s communications were helpful and friendlyRead more reviewscute and comfy space very close to lava hot springsgreat little camper walking distance to the hot springswonderful location just a few minutes from downtown lava hot springs yet tucked away enough to feel outdoorsybeautiful little place great location to the springs quiet & peacefulthe campground is in a really beautiful place near the river and close to the lava hot springs
The hosts of this Airbnb warns that they purchased their Airstream after staying in one and deciding they just had to have it — so beware that by staying in this trailer, the same might happen to you! This camper is just a few years old and has a completely modern interior and amenities. It is large enough for two people and has a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. With high-speed wifi and Apple TV, you won’t miss any of the comforts of home. In fact, after spending an evening relaxing in the gazebo in the backyard, you might forget all about your regular life!
“SKI-STREAM” Airstream: Heated & Hot ShowerSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
Top guest reviewshad a great stay and was actually warm throughout the night with the heater (:the interior of the airstream is clean cozy well-stocked with amenities and just plain cutechad has videos on how to use toilet shower and gates safely and correctlyit had everything we needed and was very comfortablethe bed was so so comfortable and it was really nice to fall asleep to the tvit was sparkling clean and chad was perfect in his communicationvery clean and well taken care ofthe space is very clean and organizedvery nice clean comfortable spacethe interior was clean and bed was really comfortable
Host:chad was a great hostthe hosts were great too friendly and kindchad has certainly earned his super host status he was incredibly responsive helpful and welcomingchad & kelly were so kind and helpful on my first trip to slcchad was a very friendly and accommodating host as well super easy to work withRead more reviewsexcellent location in a cool neighborhoodit’s currently located in a quiet neighborhood with some excellent eats around the corner close to downtownthis spot is located in a very cute neighborhood close to coffee shops and restaurantscute airstream host gave great detailed instructions on operations of the unit and getting to the locationlocation is great for staying local to the city or exploring the mountains / skiing
This charming and retro camper is perfect for folks who want to be in touch with nature! It is situated on a campsite so it’s not entirely secluded, but you will have access to 60 acres (24.28 hectares) of land which has hiking trails and a creek running through it. The natural surroundings are gorgeous and will make you think twice about returning to civilization. Two guests can stay in this 1950’s trailer, which has a bedroom and a portable toilet outside. There is seating and a picnic table outside, the perfect place for eating some s’mores roasted on the campfire.
1950s Retro Camper (Emma)Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, United States
Top guest reviewsexcellent attention to details like flowers by the door and on picnic tablesit was rainy windy and snowy but the heater in the camper was greatthere is also a small air conditioner which was awesome and unexpectedit was very quiet and cute had electricity and outlets a heater and air conditioningthe a/c unit was unexpected but much appreciatedvery clean and cozyeverything was clean and neatspace was clean and bed was comfortablethe camper was clean and so cuteclean a comfortable bed for a full size
Host:annie is a great host and quickly responded to our requests and questionsthey are very friendly and caringRead more reviewscool retro camper located at outstanding locationsuper close to downtown lava hot springsvery cute and tidy placegreat location quiet and sweetloved the location and closeness to the local hot springs
Glamping can range from a luxurious accommodation with all the comforts of home to a rustic affair just a step above sleeping in a tent. This cabin tends toward the latter end of that spectrum, but if you are an outdoorsy person up for an adventure it might just be for you! This platform tent is most comfortable for two people and many call it a romantic getaway. It has a wood stove inside and a fire pit outside and the host provides all the ingredients for making s’mores! Guests should be aware that the closest bathroom is less than a mile (less than a kilometer) away at the visitor center. If you’re willing to live a little further off the grid for a few days, you’ll find yourself rewarded with a serene setting and wildlife sightings — lookout for moose, elk, and even porcupines!
Brighton Glamping: Bed, Wood Stove, & S'mores KitBrighton, Utah, United States
Experience life the way the pioneers did in this wagon accommodations! The rental is for two wagons, one with a canvas cover and the other made entirely of wood. Both wagons have comfy double beds that can sleep two people and small stoves for cooking. The wagons are on a beautiful secluded lot with a fire pit and a picturesque creek. Though the wagons are minimal in the way of bathroom facilities, they are perfect for those who are used to camping and want a little upgrade from a tent!
TWO "Enchanting" & "Wanderlust" Gypsy WagonsMalad City, Idaho, United States
Nestled into a beautiful flowering garden, this vintage camper is stunning inside and out! The 1953 camper has been professionally renovated with all new amenities. It also has a beautiful chic décor that rivals some luxurious hotels. Up to two guests can enjoy this unique accommodation and take advantage of the fire pit and grill out in the garden. The host even provides two bikes to explore the area and materials to make s’mores — you definitely won’t get that at a hotel!
Vintage Trailer in the Heart of Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, Utah, United States
Part cabin, part yurt, this sturdy accommodation is a perfect spot for those looking to explore the Uinta Mountains. The wooden yurt can accommodate three guests on the double bed and fold-out futon. The yurt also has a small kitchen with pots and pans, and a grocery store is just a short drive down the road. The toilet is located in an outhouse outside, and there is a seasonal outdoor shower as well. This yurt is located at the foot of the Uinta Mountains and just 30 minutes away from Park City, making it perfectly located to see all that the area has to offer!
Uinta BasecampKamas, Utah, United States
The perfect way to connect with nature
Just because you don’t want to give up the comforts of modern life doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy camping too! There are many more options to stay in the great outdoors than sleeping on the ground in a tent. From custom built yurts to vintage campers to covered wagons, Airbnb hosts are becoming more and more creative in their options to give travelers glamping experiences. Some of the best glamping rentals are around Bear Lake, so start planning your trip today!
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