Are you drawn to the outdoors and want to try camping but don’t want to sacrifice comfort? Glamping is just what you’re after! Rising up as one of the hottest trends in travel, Glamping is the perfect fusion of camping meets boutique hotel experience!
You’ll find a growing list of incredible Glamping experiences near you, right here in York Durham Headwaters! There are a variety of Glamping experiences, most of which include a tent on a platform with all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel. Many include food packages from your hosts, unique activities, and an awesome location!
Enjoy sleeping under a canopy of stars, cozying up to a fire, and sleep the night away in the comfort of a proper bed!
A great place for a glamping getaway is Harmony Resorts! They have multiple locations across the province, including one in the Headwaters region.
Harmony Resorts offer an assortment of seasonal sites. You can bring your RV, trailer, or tent to camp. Plus, they also have tiny cabins that are ideal for those wanting the relish in nature while having the luxuries you’d find in a small condo!
Along the Grand River, just west of Orangeville, is one of Harmony Resorts’ locations in Grand Valley. Set within tranquil woodlands, this site offers visitors access to all their amenities, such fire pits, picnic tables, a pool, as well as the river.
Their tiny cottage sleeps between two to four people and come fully equipped with nearly everything you’ll need! There’s a full-sized kitchen with dishes and cookware as well as a washroom with shower. Guests have the comforts of home but can also delight in the sights and sounds that camping affords.
On a picturesque plot of land just outside the town of Erin is Heartwood. This 42-acre farm is home to a long list of things to do including farm experiences and cider tastings. Plus, you can enjoy farm glamping too!
There are three different sites to choose from across the farm. Each location offers a unique landscape, from forest to pasture. Tents are on raised platforms with indoor and outdoor seating, twinkling lights to brighten your evenings, and a warm and comfortable bed.
For a luxury glamping experience less than an hour from Toronto head to Alabaster Acres. Set in the scenic hills of Caledon, Alabaster Acres is a working farm with an event barn, mini goats, and makes for the perfect escape!
Enjoy one of their frontier-style tents that come with everything you need! These large tents are outfitted with leather chairs, outdoor dining, a mini fridge, and more! You can glamp all year long here with their luxurious king beds that come with a heated mattress!
Mornings start with a breakfast box that are packed with all the essentials like fruit, yoghurt, and baked goods. A few other amenities guests will love include a fire pit, hammock, and open-air claw foot tub!
Just south of Schomberg sits a scenic farm where you can enjoy an off-the-grid escape! Jecara Farms has three rustic cabins that will make you feel like you’re stepping back to pioneer times but with many modern comforts!
In each of their cabins, which are built of century-old barn board, guests will find a wood stove, table, chairs, and a comfortable bed. Outside on the covered porch is a barbeque and seating to take in the view of the pond. One of the cabins is larger, with a loft area, and can accommodate up to four people. The minimum power that the cabins require, for the few lights and compost toilet, comes from renewable energy.
During your stay you can enjoy the farm’s walking trails, canoe, and visit with the farm animals.
In the forests of Durham region, between Whitby and Port Perry you’ll find another unique glamping experience. LMI Yurt Village is an over 100-acre farm with five yurts, five globe domes, and plenty of fun activities to take advantage of during your stay!
Each has a queen-sized bed, sitting area, bookshelf, and games. You’ll even find a portable DVD player and movies that you can enjoy thanks to a power pack! Every site has a private firepit with Muskoka chairs and access to their hot tub!
If you’re looking for a cozy glamping stay during the cooler months then you’ll love their all-season camping domes! Soak in the views of the night sky above while you settled into bed.
The Yurt Village is also home to walking trails, rentable ATVs, and even a communal outdoor movie theatre.
Enjoy glamping in a tiny home on an award-winning cidery at Two Blokes Cider! Situated 10 minutes north of Port Perry in Seagrave, Two Blokes is a farm-based cidery and now has a brand new tiny cabin for visitors to stay in on the farm.
This tiny cabin is perched on a slice of farmland that offers the perfect girl’s getaway or romantic escape! It comfortably fits two people and has a tiny kitchen, seating area, and bathroom. You’ll love cozying up in the loft bedroom with its views of the rolling hillside.
Beyond the indoor oasis you’ll find everything one would want in a luxury glamping getaway! You can soak in the hot tub, light up the barbeque, or soak in the sweet summer sunsets around the campfire. Plus, you’ve got a great spot to celebrate with a drink or two at the cidery nextdoor!
There’s another added bonus for those travelling with their pups! Two Blokes Cider’s tiny cabin is dog friendly!
Fun glamping spots are popping up all over Durham Region! One of the newest is at Villa Vida Loca. This farm is best known for their boutique market selling farm fresh goods and other products. However, they also put on incredible gastronomic events that will wow any foodie!
Now, you can also stay in a cute cabin they’ve dubbed La Cabaña in the Woods! Set in the woodlands of their 10-acre property in Sunderland, this tiny cabin offers a unique glamping experience. Here, you can enjoy the rugged fun of camping with the welcome comfort of a roof over your head.
In your cabin in the woods, you’ll find a lounge area to sit and relax, a queen bed in the loft, and an essential coffee maker! Outside your cabin is where you’ll do your cooking. There’s a barbeque, firepit, and picnic table. Or you can wander over to their Smoke Shack for some tasty food. Plus, guests have access to a hot tub, in-ground swimming pool, and other fun activities on the farm!
One thing to note is that there is no running water in the Cabaña. There’s a hand washing station, outdoor shower, and cute little outhouse. It all lends the perfect blend of camping and comfort!
Indulge in a luxury glamping experience that’s only one hour northeast of Toronto at Birchwood Luxury Camping. Nestled within an enchanting forest on Scugog Island, just outside Port Perry, Birchwood is an ideal romantic escape.
Birchwood features two stylish geodesic domes that allow guest to enjoy the tranquil outdoors without sacrificing comfort. Within each glamping dome you’ll find fresh linens covering either a king or queen sized bed, a seating area, flat screen TV, and a kitchenette. Steps from your dreamy dome is a hot tub, barbeque, firepit and private outdoor shower.
Attention to detail at Birchwood means they’ve thought of everything! Each dome is outfitted with board games, a Super Nintendo, as well as nature friendly bath products and plush towels.
Beyond your cozy accommodation, Birchwood offers exceptional experiences to accompany your stay! Guests can add a private yoga class or massage to their luxury camping itinerary. There’s also a chef available to create multi-course meals and charcuterie boards for you. And a fun add-on for couples wanting to capture the moment, you can also book a photography shoot!
If you’re looking for a unique glamping experience that also let’s you give back then book your stay at the Soper Creek Wilderness Villas! These incredible villas are set along the scenic Oak Ridges Moraine in Durham Region.
Along with enjoying a relaxing retreat in the wild, you’ll sleep well knowing that your money is being used to help fund the region’s only wildlife rehabilitation hospital, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue. The organization helps provide a second chance to animals and get them back on their feet and into the wild.
Paying homage to the wildlife they care for, each of the villas have adorable names like Fox Den and Porcupine Palace. There are four accommodations to choose from including yurt-style bell tents and modern geodomes. Plus, they are all solar powered and offer an off the grid experience but with elegance and luxury.
Sleeping two to seven people, this is a great place to plan a getaway with your significant other or friends. Along with a complimentary tour of the wildlife rescue, guests can hike the trails on the property where they’ll discover ‘wellness boxes’ scattered throughout to help you reconnect with the sights and sounds of the outdoors.
What happens when you combine the scenic countryside with goats, alpacas, and glamping? An extraordinarily good time!
On a picturesque 200-acre property one hour east of Toronto is Haute Goat Farm. The farm is best known for their farm experiences where guests get to connect with their adorable farmyard animals like dwarf goats, alpacas, Icelandic horses and more.
Haute Goat Farm also offers unique glamping experiences too! They have a few different sleepovers to choose from. Stay the night in a Yome, which is a cross between a yurt and a dome. Or opt for an Alpaca Bunkie.
Their exclusive Yomes offer year-round accommodation with a comfy queen bed and sitting area. In their Alpaca Bunkie you’ll find a cozy queen-sized bed right in the alpaca enclosure! In addition to your memorable stay, guests receive breakfast every morning.
Be sure to sign up for one or more of their fun experiences during your stay. They have goat yoga, walks with the alpacas and more! There’s also a café onsite offering a menu of locally sourced items included wine and beer. Or you can prearrange a blind tasting dinner.
Minutes north of the small town of Erin is one of the gems of Headwaters, Elliott Tree Farm. Celebrated for their beloved Christmas and maple syrup experiences, this over 100-year-old family farm has so much more to offer.
For those looking for a unique place to stay then Elliott’s has a number of options. Set within a secluded 5-acre maple forest at the back of the farm is their Settler’s Cabin. Dating back to 1850, this cozy cabin will transport you to a simpler time. Outfitted with a king-sized bed, solar power, woodstove and more, the cabin provides visitors an authentic and tranquil experience.
On the other side of the farm is their Rustic Beach House. Overlooking a relaxing pond, it features a queen-sized bed, handy mini-fridge, and plenty of outdoor amenities. Situated on a beach, you can go for a swim, play volleyball, or relax around the firepit. Guests can also opt to add the bunk house that’s located steps from the Rustic Beach House to their stay. It comes with a double futon and is the perfect addition for families staying on the farm.
On one of the oldest not-for-profit community farms in Canada is in Ontario and hides a special getaway experience. The Everdale Farm is set among the rolling green hills just ten minutes west of Erin.
With a goal to help build food resilience locally, Everdale is home to a long list of community driven programs. The main farm produces organic vegetables and they also have an award-winning Farm School as well as provide farmer training.
Guests can enjoy a slice of the farm in Everdale’s Straw Bale Cabin. Powered by solar, this adorable 400 square foot cabin is the perfect blend of roughing it and comfort. Inside you’ll find a queen bed, separate seating area, and wood stove. Out front you’ll find a lovely covered front deck to lounge on. There’s also an outdoor kitchen and picnic table with views of the valley.