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Glamping Near Washington, D.C.

Natasha
Published Aug 15, 2018

Washington DC is the capital of the United States of America, and you can only imagine how expensive and in demand the hotels are within the city. So if you’re a bit outdoorsy, but not ready to sleep in a tent, why not look at some of the best glamping options, all within an hour’s drive of the city. From RV’s to yurts and even cabins, we’ve got you covered! Check out our top ten picks!

Top 3 activities to book in Washington

1. Sleep in a bubble (from USD 24)

If you’re after a unique night’s sleep, why not lay your head down in a bubble? Each bubble has room for up to two people. The bubble is located on its own private decking area, with two rocking chairs on the deck as well. This unique accommodation is located outside of the main building on the property, meaning the bathroom is a short walk away. Within the main building, you’ll find wifi and laundry facilities. The bubble is located in Midland, Virginia, about an hours drive southwest of Washington DC.

sleep under the moonlight in bubble rooms 星空泡泡屋
Midland, Virginia, United States
3 reviews
Dome house 1 bed 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathrooms

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2. Perfect for a commitment-phobic RVer (from USD 39)

If you like the idea of traveling in an RV but you’re too scared to buy one yourself, why not jump at the chance of renting one out and trying the experience? This beautiful RV is located in Rosedale, Maryland, only an hours drive from Washington DC and twenty minutes from downtown Baltimore. There’s room for up to four guests in the RV, with one queen-sized bed in the bedroom, and a sofa bed in the living room. Outside the RV you have a large grill and a fire pit, and you’re free to use all the sites amenities, including a swimming pool and a tennis club.

Pura Vida RV Camping
Rosedale, Maryland, United States
8 reviews
Camper/RV 1 bed 4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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3. Try out glamping (from USD 59)

Reston is located west of Washington DC - about a 30-minute drive away. You may be wondering what’s in Reston - you’re new favorite camping spot! Hire a tipi and have a unique night’s sleep! The tipi is more glamping than camping, as inside you’re tent you’ll find a large double bed, a seating area, and even a TV. The tipi is located on its own decked section with a picnic table, firepit, and a hammock. It is in a great location as all around you, you’ll find miles of hiking trails as well as some great restaurants and galleries.

Glamping in Reston Surrounded by Woods and a Creek
Reston, Virginia, United States
15 reviews
Tipi 1 bed 2 guests 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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4. Airstream adventures (from USD 65)

Located half an hour west of Washington DC is Centreville, a small town home to an Airstream! There’s room for two guests in this cozy space, with a large bed, kitchen and amazing views. You’ll be surprised at how much storage you’ll find in this airstream, so unpack your bags and make yourself feel as if you’re at home. As well as a separate bathroom inside the airstream, you also have plenty of outdoor space, including a firepit and patio table for six. You also have your own private driveway and access to the property.

Airstream Island Centreville 25m-DC
Centreville, Virginia, United States
30 reviews
Camper/RV 3 beds 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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5. Try a yurt (from USD 89)

If you’ve never stayed in a yurt before, this is your chance! Located an hour’s drive away from Washington DC, this yurt is in a wonderful, quiet location in the middle of an 11-acre farm. There’s room for up to two guests. Within the yurt, you have a queen-sized bed, and there’s a bathroom just steps away. You have uninterrupted views of the surrounding lavender fields. There’s also apple and pear trees and berry bushes that you’re encouraged to pick fresh fruit off of. The Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah River are nearby if you want to explore.

Farm Glamping near DC
Purcellville, Virginia, United States
35 reviews
Yurt 1 bed 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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6. Perfect for a family get together (from USD 750)

You’ll be surprised at the size of this yurt, and the number of people you’ll be able to fit inside! The yurt was initially designed for special events, which means its the perfect place to spend time with family. It can also fit up to 12 people sleeping overnight. In addition to the yurt, you also have access to the Dulles Retreat which includes a chef’s kitchen as well as a living room, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. There are thousands of fairy lights on the roof of the yurt, making it a truly magical place to stay. The yurt is located a 35-minute drive west of Washington DC.

Forever Yours Yurt
Sterling, Virginia, United States
Yurt 12 beds 12 guests 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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7. A rustic glamping pod (from USD 89)

If you’ve wanted to try glamping but you’re unsure about staying in a tent, then why not try a pod? The pods are located on Cherry Hill Park, the closest campground to Washington DC, at just under half an hour’s drive away. If you don’t want to drive into the city, the campsite can organize a tour for you. You can take advantage of all the amenities of the campgrounds, including a pool, a hot tub, and a mini-golf course. There’s plenty for kids to do as well, including cornhole, ping pong, and even a splash park. Each pod has room for up to four guests, with four single beds available.

Rustic Glamping Pod (Inside Our Family Campground)
Adelphi, MD, College Park, Maryland, United States
Tiny house 4 beds 4 guests 2 bedrooms 0 bathrooms

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8. A camper's dream (from USD 90)

Fredericksburg is located about an hour’s drive south of Washington DC, close to the banks of the Potomac River. The hosts are renting out their fully-fitted trailer and it has room for up to three guests. The hosts can also provide tents if you’re visiting with a larger group. You will also get a tour of the facilities when you arrive, and get help in starting your first bonfire. As part of the rental, you also have access to up to 3000 acres of hiking trails, along with the Rappahannock and Enchanting Run rivers.

Nature Retreat Glamping
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
15 reviews
Camper/RV 2 beds 3 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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9. Enjoy a luxury RV (from USD 38)

The hosts are renting out their RV, with room for up to four guests. The RV is located in Upper Marlboro, a small town in Maryland. As well as being a half hour’s drive away from Washington DC, it’s close to the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, and a large golf course. The RV has a large super king bed, as well as a set of bunk beds. You also have a spacious kitchen within the RV. The hosts can answer any issues you have quickly and can give you some great advice on the local area.

Clean Luxury RV in peaceful area 8min from metro.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
6 reviews
Camper/RV 3 beds 4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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10. Accokeek (from USD 269)

Accokeek is located a half hour’s drive from Washington DC, south along the Potomac River. Enjoy your own RV adventure in this luxurious rental. There’s room for up to four guests, with two king-sized beds. The RV is stationary, although the hosts can drop you off at your next destination - as long as it isn’t too far. The hosts provide a generator for you, so you don’t have to worry about power during your stay, and their RV also has a fully-functioning kitchen. You have the added bonus of a hot tub on the surrounding property.

"Easy Breezy"
Accokeek, Maryland, United States
Camper/RV 2 beds 4 guests 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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Enjoy your time in DC

If you’ve only got a set amount of time in Washington DC, you’re going to want to plan your trip before you’ve even packed your bags! Of course, there’s the White House and the Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial. But don’t forget, all the museums that run along the National Mall are free! Top picks are the Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Air and Space!

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Writer and blogger, currently based in England, with the passion for travel. I've lived and travelled in Spain, New Zealand and England, solo traveled in Sweden and road tripped across America.

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