8 Best Glamping Spots In Traverse City, Michigan - Updated 2024

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Glamping is a lavish outdoor experience chosen by those who wish to spend their vacation in nature, but combine it with hotel-like comforts and pleasures. You can experience it in such places as Traverse City, Michigan. While in this beautiful city, you can enjoy visiting the beautiful Mari Vineyards, Clinch Park, Dennos Museum Center, and much more. You can also relax at the many freshwater beaches or have a look at the wineries. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is also worth seeing! There are just a lot of natural attractions to explore, so it’s ideal to spend a couple of days in the city to make the most of it. Continue reading this article to check out the best glamping spots in Traverse City, Michigan, for your next vacation.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. The Hive at Little Red Homestead (from USD 349)

The Hive at Little Red Homestead is located in a lush, green forest. This geodesic dome is an ideal place to relax and be alone. However, if you want to be more social, you can also enjoy the community spaces by sharing meals in the gazebo or simply lounging by the fire pit.

If you don’t want to leave the lounge area or order some food, you can always use the grill. For mornings, you can access the mini fridge as the hosts stock it with complimentary breakfast items.

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Lake Ann, Michigan, United States
13.53 km (8.5 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
78 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Dome 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kelsey thought of all the necessary details to make the stay comfortable and relaxing
we had a very comfortable stay and loved all the snacks
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2. Charming yurt for four (from USD 99)

This glamping site is nestled in the rear corner of the property. It is located far from all the hustle and bustle, ensuring that your glamping experience is quiet and stress-free. You can bring three other people along with you to this yurt. You can also bring your pets, but note that they should be kept on a leash.

The scenic night sky is truly a sight to behold, and it’s even more beautiful when you enjoy it over a fire pit and a small barbecue party.

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Honor, Michigan, United States
31.1 km (19.4 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
16 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful campsite with a spacious tent and bed
the toilet shower combo are clean with lots of hanging hooks for towels
great spot loved the lodging and the host
great location for exploring the dunes
the location is also very nice with trees and ferns providing privacy and shade
glamping at its best very comfortable and everything we needed for a quiet relaxing get away up north
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3. Romantic, off-grid tent site with generator

This beautiful tent in the woods is a nice place to unwind. For chilly evenings, you can use the woodstove for warmth and coziness. You can also use the propane stove to prepare a hearty meal. There is a coffee maker inside in case you want to drink a hot cup of coffee. The site offers a generator if you’re worried about not having electricity.

Being located in the forest offers a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. During your stay, you might come across chipmunks, deer, turkeys, and woodpeckers. You can also spot a lot of old trees, mushrooms, wildflowers, and more.

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Thompsonville, Michigan, United States
26.56 km (16.5 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
25 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 5 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
alisha was an awesome host
this place is amazing and the hosts are so thoughtful
definitely enjoyed this glamping experience the hosts were amazing when it came to needing assistance
everything is perfect and the hosts were super helpful with anything we needed help with
thank you for hosting
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4. Luxurious platform tent with scenic view (from USD 165)

The lovely Leelanau County countryside makes this glamping experience very scenic. You can make use of the tub at the bathhouse, have fun by reading books or play games in the lounge area. They have an art studio where you can do pottery and other spaces such as a yoga and meditation studio.

If you are planning on taking your car, you have access to free parking within the site.

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Cedar, Michigan, United States
22.99 km (14.3 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
167 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very pretty and comfortable amenities
the tent was perfect comfortable spacious and you couldn’t match the view waking up in the morning
wonderful to read in the common room with the landscape open before us
glamping on a king size bed is great
the tent is very comfortable and overlooks a stunning field of wildflowers
everything was impecably clean and so comfortable
always very clean cozy and of course beautiful
the bathroom is nice and clean
the bathroom was clean and serene down to the details
the tent and accommodations were clean and spotless
sally & dennis were great hosts
sally was a wonderful host
they had recommendations about the area and were very helpful
sally and dennis are the perfect hosts and are practicing wise policies during covid
and as airbnb hosts sally raises the bar and inspires us
what an amazing location for rest and renewal
it provided much-needed peace and distance from everything while also being in relatively close proximity to it all
perfect location between traverse city and sleeping bear dunes
beautiful area so close to sleeping bear dunes and the city but you’re still in the countryside
it’s really a pretty place— the kitchenette in the living room shed was cute
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5. Private tent site on the meadows

Escape the city’s fast-paced life and find your inner calm in this private tent site! Hear the sounds of nature while stargazing or go to the pond to relax. After a productive day, you can cook some meals with the provided charcoal and propane grills.

The safari-style tent makes it a traveler’s favorite and a one-of-a-kind glamping location. There’s also a sun shower built with heat-locking material for the water to stay warm.

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Grawn, Michigan, United States
10.79 km (6.8 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
20 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the tent was clean and even had bedding all set and ready for us
it was a perfect covid-19 friendly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
great place to go glamping heidi was very helpful and we enjoyed our time in northern michigan
but heidi has almost everything you would need a great location close to everything
the best aspect by far is the location
what an amazing place to camp and get away for the weekend
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6. Private tent beside Manistee River (from USD 138)

This glamping site offers outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and even snowmobiling. This excursion will deliver a fun-filled glamping holiday where you can get up close and personal with nature. There’s also free parking on-site for your convenience.

Relax to the melodic sounds of the Manistee River outside your decked-out glamping tent. Alternatively, you can stay inside the tent and sleep under the stars, thanks to the lovely window on top. In the mornings, make hearty meals in the shared kitchen.

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Fife Lake, Michigan, United States
48.39 km (30.1 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
41 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

7. Luxury bell tent on lavender and alpaca farm

This luxury accommodation is located on a family-owned campsite filled with lavender plants and a farm where you can see the sunset and sunrise. The bell tent spans over 20 feet (6 meters) and features a window pane ceiling, perfect for stargazing.

After a long, productive day, you can wash the dirt off in the private outdoor shower. If you opt to book a stay during colder seasons, you can still keep warm, thanks to the provided heating and fireplace. But perhaps the cherry on top is that you can spot some friendly alpacas on the property and give them treats.

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Mesick, Michigan, United States
38.46 km (23.9 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Campsite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the place is unique and clean
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8. Platte River Wall Tent Paradise

Enjoy nature’s view in this charming wall tent facing the Platte River. Don’t worry when your devices reach low battery because this accommodation provides enough electricity for it. Moreover, the rental offers a treehouse-style outdoor shower. You can also take advantage of the charcoal barbecue grill for a great vacation cookout.

Enjoy the comfort of having a private river frontage, making your glamping experience more intimate. You can also access the rental through a private entrance to ensure extra security.

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Honor, Michigan, United States
31.54 km (19.6 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
150 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tree shower was fun
the fan in the tent and electric power strip were a nice touch
the tent was bigger than expected and the tree shower was an adventure for two old people
great view and outdoor shower in the cedar trees
tent has towels and fan if needed
beds were comfortable and toilet/shower were clean linens and towels were provided and clean
clean functional and relaxing
outdoor shower was hot clean and felt amazing
loved our stay private clean and beautiful
tent was cozy and clean
great host
owner was responsive helpful and kind
bring keurig host was very quick to respond and helpful
great quiet location right by the river
this is a great location
river right close in front of you and beautifully
great location a little noisy from road traffic
location is great if you want to spend time in the national park sleeping bear dunes
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Embark on an adventure in Traverse City

Glamping is a great way to get in touch with nature. Choose from any of the above rentals and start your glamping adventure in Traverse City, Michigan, now.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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