The finest glamping resorts in the American Mountain West

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Summer is here, and for many Americans, camping season is upon them. The wealthy and those that seek the finer things in life needn’t be left out though, as camping these days doesn’t mean you have to “rough it”.

The finest glamping resorts in the American Mountain West prove that luxury and camping are not mutually exclusive concepts, as a stay at any of the properties below will amply prove to you and your family and friends…

1) Dunton Hot Springs (Colorado)

Located a short distance from Telluride Mountain within the refurbished remains of a Wild West era ghost town, Dunton Hot Springs offers a luxurious glamping experience amidst a lush alpine valley. Here, the spirit of that time comes alive as you eat home cooked meals in a saloon that was the preserve of hardened pioneers, ranchers and scofflaws little more than a century ago.

Your home for the course of your stay will be in well-appointed log cabins that used to house adventurous families seeking a better life than what they could find back further east, allowing you to feel a bit of spiritual immersion that will bring you into touch with the feel of that period of American history.

2) The Resort at Paws Up (Montana)

Situated in the Montanan Rockies about thirty miles east of the college town of Missoula, The Resort at Paws Up uses its location on the banks of the Blackfoot River to introduce its guests to the pure joy that comes from living in the middle of some of the most epic scenery in the American Rockies.

Fly fishing in its abundant waters, rafting, and horseback riding are just some of the activities you can get up to here, which is to say nothing about some of the best stargazing opportunities that can be had anywhere in the contiguous United States.

With camp sites beside a babbling creek, a rushing river and with spectacular views of a nearby cliff, your morning view will be one that will define your vacation from the first waking second you lay eyes on it.

3) Moab Under Canvas (Utah)

Located within easy reach of Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Moab Under Canvas has many of the vistas that both parks boast, as rusty buttes, canyons and mesas are readily visible from the sites in this outstanding glamping resort in the heart of Utah’s fabulously remote wilderness.

If you ever thought about mixing luxury camping with a wedding weekend, the professionals at Moab Under Canvas will make it the most fun days that you have ever spent in your life, and if you just want to enjoy the outdoors, the admin staff will book tours with relevant agencies in town to allow you to bike, hike and climb your way through Utah’s finest outdoors environment.

The safari style tents all contain luxury furnishing within their canvas walls, while a separate bathroom tent contains much the same in terms of luxury furnishings, all while respecting the environment in the process.

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