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 glamping safari 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 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.