Looking for mountain lodging that's a bit more unique than the tried and tested hotels in our 38 Essential Ski Town Hotels list? Glamping (read=luxury camping) is officially a thing now, so we've rounded up the most bizarrely high-end places you can stay, courtesy of GlampingHub.com. We found a treehouse in Stowe, a converted train car in Big Sky, and even a funky covered wagon near Aspen, so do have a look.
↑ In Big Sky, Montana, train lovers can rent a 900-square-foot beautifully restored Northern Pacific train car complete with an exterior deck, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and antique furniture. Rates are a bit pricey at $557 per night, but this one's worth the splurge. More details here.
↑ Treehouse lovers will swoon for this Vermont glamping rental just a short 20 minute drive from Stowe. For between $500-600 per night, guests stay on the 86-acre resort in a two-story tree house. There's plenty of room a queen-sized bed upstairs, a wrap-around deck, and a whopping 29 windows. More info, over here.
↑ We're not sure whether you'll have an "authentic western adventure" in these glamping teepees about 35 miles from Telluride, Colorado, but the list of amenities in the solar-powered camp looks pretty nice. Each teepee has two single sized beds, linens, a table and chairs, one propane cooker, a wood stove, and is only $38 per night. And look, horses! More info here.
↑ We know Moab, Utah is a bit far from skiing, but we couldn't resist including these gorgeous Canvas Safari Tents that start at $179.99 per night. This is what glamping is all about, with king sized beds, real furniture, and gorgeous views of the surrounding desert. Full details, this way.
↑ Reenact your hobbit fantasies in this funky rental in northern Montana. The underground home has a large master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a smaller bedroom for all the little hobbits in your life. Rates start at $295 per night.
↑ Located on a 36-acre ranch near Aspen, three covered wagons are offered to glamping guests who are looking for a little "fancy camping" (per the listing). The $85 per night wagons can sleep 2 people and include a full-size mattress, coffee maker, BBQ grill and picnic table. We'd book the covered wagon for that rustic feel, but there's also a brightly covered Gypsy wagon if that's your style. Be warned, people over 5'10 will feel a bit claustrophobic. More info here.
↑ In the remote town of Silverton, Colorado, the historic Wyman Hotel offers stays in the Candlelight Caboose, a converted Southern Pacific caboose furnished with an antique Spanish bed and a 2-person whirlpool tub. It looks in need of an update, but if kitschy Victorian decor is your thing, this is your glamping paradise. Rates start at $175 per night, more info here.
· Glamping Hub [Official Site]
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