Three glamping destinations in Montana, California, and Utah––and what to pack for each.

Sunset  – September 29, 2020 | Updated October 7, 2020

Here at Sunset we’re all about spending time in the great outdoors, from fly fishing in Alaska to backcountry camping to rock climbing––you get the idea. But what about those of us who want to kick back with a glass of wine and five-star meal while overlooking a beautiful forest?

Here, we rounded up our three favorite glamping destinations in Montana, California, and Utah––and more importantly, lists of what to pack.

Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana

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While not technically glamping, this dude ranch definitely deserves a spot on this list. The folks at Lone Mountain Ranch make it easy to kick off your boots and truly unwind.

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Guests have free range of the grounds, which cover 148 acres, and include multiple trails for hiking, horseback riding, and skiing. There are also 27 historic Montana log cabins on the property, ranging from 1 to 6 bedrooms for families looking for adventure or couples hoping for a quiet respite.

The best part is you can custom tailor your experience at no additional cost––meaning activities and dining in your package are included in your stay. You can add any activity offered, like fishing, skiing, and horseback riding lessons, Yellowstone tours, and dog sledding. And the ranch hands help with all the small details like curating the perfect trail map or setting up a cozy fire pit with complimentary ‘smores. Pretty perfect if you ask us.

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Mendocino Grove

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You’ve probably seen it on Instagram––and yes, it’s absolutely worth the visit.

Located just off the Pacific Coast, Mendocino Grove is the luxury of camping without the hassle of camp gear. Your reservation comes complete with all the amenities you need to truly relax: Cozy and remote tents, down comforters, wool blankets, and leather butterfly chairs on the deck of your tent. Plus, campers can take advantage of extras like hot showers, fluffy towels, dog washing stations, games, and complimentary coffee.

Plus, the site is just moments away from town so you can stock up on meal supplies or grab takeout like a local.

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Under Canvas Moab

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These safari-inspired accommodations by The Under Canvas are next-level camping. The spacious tents come complete with plush king-size beds, luxurious linens, en suite bathrooms, fresh towels, hot running water, and a wood-burning stove for chilly nights. Happy, well-rested glampers wake to serene sounds of nature.

Plus, they have seven locations including Yellowstone and Glacier in Montana; Moab and Zion in Utah; Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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