Prefer your tent with a chandelier, fresh, fluffy towels, and scented soaps? Michigan has a camping experience for everybody — including those who don’t want to get their hands dirty.
“There’s been a growth in people interested in that glamping lifestyle for sure,” says Erin Murphy, marketing director for the West Michigan Tourist Association. “It’s kind of a win-win because you get to enjoy the great outdoors, but you get to have some of those amenities of the glamping lifestyle.”
Besides The Fields of Michigan in South Haven and the high-end luxury camping experience it offers, here are a few others that go beyond traditional camping.
Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, Benton Harbor
Raised platform rustic chic glamping tents with a queen bed, futon couch, lighting, mini-fridge, air conditioning, and wood porch. koa.com/campgrounds/coloma/.
Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort, Traverse City
Deluxe yurts complete with beds, equipped kitchens and bathrooms with showers. timberridgeresort.net.
Off Map Glamping, South Haven
This 75-acre property features luxury safari tents and is about 10 minutes from downtown South Haven. stayoffmap.com.
Watertrail Ventures, Fennville
Described as rustic glamping, Watertrail includes air mattresses, pillows, linens, throw rugs, lawn chairs, and a professionally maintained Porta-John onsite. watertrailventures.com.
Want a more rustic camping experience? Or something specific, such as camping along the lakeshore or close to a quaint downtown, or a site with kayak or canoe rentals? Choose from Michigan’s 103 state parks and 136 state forest campgrounds. Start planning your outdoor adventure by visiting Pure Michigan at michigan.org/campgrounds-rv-parks or the Western Michigan Tourist Association at wmta.org.
This post has been updated for 2023.