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Glamping Near Washington, D.C. - Updated 2020

Glamping Near Washington, D.C. - Updated 2020
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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 picks!

1. 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
27 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the trailer was comfortable, and the proximity to the water was wonderful
the shower worked well, it has ample lighting, and the bed was comfortable
very private and comfy
enjoyed the quiet and the space with our 2 kids
darlene is super helpful and close by if you need anything
Cleanliness:
she had thought of everything! space was just perfect, cozy and clean! the location was awesome too
in general we were very disappointed in the caravan, it needs a lot of love, tlc and spring clean
the descriptions are accurate and even better
the trailer itself is kept clean, and is perfect for a single or couple
Host:
host went out of her way to great us, tellis how to best enjoy our stay and give us options for great experiences!
darlene was responsive and helpful, a great host
amazing experience
i appreciated darlene's flexibility with check-in and quick communication
darlene was a very gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed
Location:
close to lots of historic sights and shopping yet secluded enough to enjoy the "glamping"
there are plenty of good riverside/other walking opportunities in fredericksburg which is very close by, so my doggo and i got plenty of walking in - just required a drive off property for us
what a great little spot right outside the city! in only an hour's ride i was in the best place to relax and get away
tucked away but close to everything
great for disconnecting from the craziness of life
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2. Enjoy a luxury RV (from USD 57)

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
25 reviews
Camper/RV 7 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great to have our own space with cooking facilities
very quiet place and nice to have a kitchen
place is as advertised
great stay! the rv is in their large backyard, but felt very secluded and was surrounded on three sides by trees
mr quame is on site to take care of anything you may need
Cleanliness:
he stated that the previous renter had "trashed the place" and had smoked in the unit for weeks
Host:
great host!
i added some cooking utensils, dish soap and dish cloth
they respond super fast and made my stay very welcoming
very private location, and the owner never bothered me unless i contacted him for something i needed, and he responded immediately to take care of any issues
but that does not appear to be the case and i wanted to let folks know the conditions so they don't end up "stranded" as i have
Location:
great deal and peaceful stay
it smelled musty, moldy and smoky and was far far from clean
great location and great accommodations
the location of the rv is in a safe and comfortable area near the owners house
the place is located close to anything you might want to do, and close to shopping center, theater, six flags, dc and you can even take a walk in the woods
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3. Accokeek (from USD 250)

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" at Picturelake... a camper's dream.
Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Camper/RV 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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4. A small cottage in a private backyard (from USD 80)

Indulge in a quiet and peaceful stay by choosing this small cottage that’s decorated in Moroccan style. You can enter and leave your cottage as you wish as it is separated from the main house, which means that total privacy is guaranteed. Inside the cottage, you will be able to find a queen pull out sofa and a futon. So, in total, up to four people can stay together in this comfortable cottage.

You will also have access to the kitchen that is equipped with all the necessary items for you to cook something delicious for your breakfast. As for the shared facilities, you are more than welcome to use the spa and plunge into the swimming pool whenever you need to relax and refresh yourself.

Small Cottage Addition near MGM&Nat’l Harbor
National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
44 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but so did the outdoor shared space
Everything explained in the airbnb description is there
It had everything we needed nothing more and nothing less
To add to that there is a pool - see the pictures - to relax and coolOff in
I appreciated all the amenities and how well organized the space is
Cleanliness:
The tiny house is exactly as described and pictured
:It was very clean and charming inside
Host:
are wonderful thoughtful hosts with a laid back warm energy
They are very warm sweet and accommodating people
Great experience with lovely and conscientious hosts
Yolanda was graciously hospitable as she checked on us with a few messages and kindly and quickly responded to any questions we had
The hosts are amazing and helpful
Location:
you can easily get an Uber from their house
A great place to stay in the DC area
the Casino and the Harbor filled with restaurants and shops is only minutes away
The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful Tarus and Yolanda were amazing hosts
Taurus and a Yolanda are amazing hosts
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5. A private RV with a lot of trees in the surrounding area (from USD 23)

Enjoy complete privacy by staying at this private RV. The RV is equipped with AC and a heater, along with a bathroom and an equipped kitchen. Up to two people can sleep comfortably inside the RV. It is parked in a big backyard that is surrounded by a lot of trees and has a volleyball or soccer court. You can indulge in a cup of coffee in the morning while looking at the lush greenery that is all around you.

A Great Place to be Near to Things You Wish to See
Glenn Dale, Maryland, United States
36 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Everything is described in the listing
The space was more spacious than I expected and the amenities were great
I wonderful place to stay and
there's plenty of space and amenities that make it perfect for a short stay
this is an important question because it IS different than a room in a house
Cleanliness:
Water pressure and temperature were fantastic
Host:
He responded very quickly to all of our questions
Cozy RV with kind and helpful host
The host was hospitable and attentive to the needs of his guests
as is the bed though my 6'2 son and I fit comfortably in both Geraldo could not have been more accommodating as we needed to arrive late and when we were concerned about how we'd get to the train ...
he offered to drive us there in the am
Location:
It's about a 30 min ride into DC proper and
it's at the end of the Orange line
but maybe a little short?)
The Jump scooters are also a decent way to get around
If you're a musician there are many different instruments to play
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6. A campsite next to an old farm house (from USD 40)

If you are more of an outdoors person who happens to be fond of camping, this accommodation is probably what you are looking for. You will be staying inside a tent that can fit up to three people. There is an old farmhouse right next to the tent and you can enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings throughout your stay.

Don’t worry about the facilities. Just because you are staying in a tent, doesn’t mean that you leave all the comfort behind you. You will be provided with all the necessary facilities, including free wireless internet access, an indoor fireplace to keep you warm during the colder days and a kitchen in which you can prepare your favorite meals.

Campsite by the USNA Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
5 reviews
Campsite 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The night I stayed in the tent was 32 degrees Although it was very cold
The was also a water spigot off the side of the house for making coffee in the morning
I slept through the night without issue
Cleanliness:
The tent was clean and the air mattress didnt leak what more can ask?
Host:
Awesome safe and friendly last minute find allowed us to attend the boat show which was the main goal
Will was a phenomenal host and had much more to offer
He is very adept at what he does and
William provided me with lots of firewood
He blanketed the top of the tent and gave me plenty of blankets With my sleeping bag
Location:
the house and location are perfect
Downtown is easy to get to and is very fun also
Convenient place to Downtown Annapolis and very clean and well stocked
The location is close to the Naval Academy and exactly the outdoor experience I was looking for
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7. A spacious camper with all the facilities that you need (from USD 59)

Experience something different by staying in this spacious camper, from where you will be greeted with the sounds of the birds singing and the breeze of the bay when you wake up in the morning. Fall asleep to the quiet of the night, which will guarantee sweet dreams. You can have your own breakfast nook, either indoors or outdoors, and please your eyes with the views of the meadows and the woods while indulging in your delicious breakfast accompanied with a cup of coffee.

The camper can accommodate four people and includes hot water, heating and travel essentials, among other amenities.

Camper & Kayaking on Chesapeake Close to DC/Balt
Deale, Maryland, United States
23 reviews
Camper/RV 3 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as long as you are comfortable in a small space, and are not looking for luxury amenities, this cozy retreat can't be beat!
so much better than staying in a room with no access to fridge or microwave! you feel private and self-contained in the quiet, serene space--nothing but the sound of crickets and tree frogs at nig...
highly recommend lying on the dock at night and watching the stars
we were pleasantly surprised to find a little propane grill available for our use as well!
soft shell crab nearby was great
Host:
very nice camper
i had a wonderful to weeks
shawn made it nice with the basics in there but was also willing to let us borrow anything we needed
shawn was very helpful and friendly! tried her best to be a great host and owns beautiful property!
very peaceful!! the grounds keeper alice was awesome! funny, social and a hard worker! we were able to make a potluck meal together, and she cooked rock fish and blue crab, teaching us how to eat t...
Location:
loved the location and property - beautiful and peaceful!
incredible, quiet property in great location near marinas
the location was close to everything and very relaxing
location location location!!! shawn's property is the absolute perfect paradise for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city
a tidy little refuge for landlubbers
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8. Perfect for a family get together

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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9. A rustic glamping pod

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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10. Airstream adventures

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
33 reviews
Camper/RV 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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11. Sleep in a bubble

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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12. Perfect for a commitment-phobic RVer

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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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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