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Glamping Near Washington, D.C. - Updated 2020

Glamping Near Washington
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Natasha
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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. For alternate accommodation, plenty of options are available to you - from vacation rentals to the best farm stays in Washington. So if you’re a bit outdoorsy but not ready to sleep in a tent, why not consider some options for glamping and camping around Washington D.C., all within an hour’s drive of the city? From RVs to yurts and even cabins, we’ve got you covered! Read on to know more about glamping near Washington, D.C.

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, making it one of the top spots that offers the best camping near Washington D.C. 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
33 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was comfortable and clean
the trailer itself is kept clean and is perfect for a single or couple
Host:
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"
wonderful location in stafford county—fun to explore in the woods
darlene is super helpful and close by if you need anything
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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
27 reviews
Camper/RV 7 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it smelled musty moldy and smoky and was far far from clean
nice clean rv spot with a smart tv very quite and comfortable
Host:
this is a great place to stay the host are super friendly and very attentive
Location:
great location and great accommodations
the location of the rv is in a safe and comfortable area near the owners house
besides the heating issue this location waz great to stay at
the location is great for dc metro area and rodney was a great host
beautiful area convinent location attentive host i had a great stay 5 stars for sure
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3. Accokeek

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

4. A small cottage in a private backyard

If you’re looking for camping cabins near Washington D.C., why not go for a small cottage? 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:
the cottage was well designed and comfortable
the mattresses are firm but comfortable enough
to add to that there is a pool - see the pictures - to relax and cooloff in
Cleanliness:
cottage:it was very clean and charming inside it is green friendly
Host:
tarus and yolanda were amazing hosts
tarus and yolanda were perfect hosts
they are such gracious host
and the outstanding hospitality from the owners
they were super attentive
Location:
the location is great for singles couples or small families
the neighborhood is quiet and beautiful
a great place to stay in the dc area
the space was cute and loved the quiet neighborhood where it was hidden away
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5. A private RV with a lot of trees in the surrounding area

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:
the grounds are all landscaped by geraldo himself and they’re very nice wifi is good and supports netflix no problem
Cleanliness:
this camper is the perfect place to stay very clean and private
just perfect everything was clean private geraldo was a great host and fun to talk to
me and my husband loved the place super cosy clean and peaceful we will definitely go back thank you
Host:
our host was welcoming helpful and thoughtful
fantastic host and a unique space for a solo traveler
cozy rv with kind and helpful host
pleasant host quaint quiet home
really nice hosts and the accommodations are exactly how it's described
Location:
the location was perfect for our trip to annapolis and washington dc
great place to get away for the weekend staying in their camper was awesome
great place to stay to get away
the location is also great and the property itself is very impressive
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6. A campsite next to an old farm house (from USD 40)

If you are interested in tent camping near Washington D.C., 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
Cleanliness:
convenient place to downtown annapolis and very clean and well stocked
Host:
awesome safe and friendly last minute find allowed us to attend the boat show which was the main goal
Location:
he is very adept at what he does and the house and location are perfect
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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:
on a rainy day we made great use of the tv/dvd player for a movie marathon
the outdoor shower was awesome and so were the other amenities
we stayed for 3 nights inside shawn's cozy little camper wagon and had a wonderful time
Cleanliness:
good dry wood and kindling made building a campfire very easy every night
Host:
fun property and shawn was an excellent host
shawn was great such a hospitable host i absolutely loved her property
shawn was very helpful and friendly tried her best to be a great host and owns beautiful property
shawn her property manager and her assistant were all nice and communicative making our trip an enjoyable one
she was very informative as well of the area and very kind the camper was quaint but comfortable
Location:
the location was close to everything and very relaxing
incredible quiet property in great location near marinas
loved the location and property - beautiful and peaceful
beautiful location and friendly staff
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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

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

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

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

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

13. Try out glamping

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

14. Try a yurt

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

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 and visiting them is one of the must-do activities for your first time in Washington D.C. 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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