Where to go glamping in Ontario
Following the traditions of the African safari camp, the Mongolian desert yurt and the gold prospector’s tent, today’s growing trend of glamping invites you to experience the starry skies, crackling campfires and splendid nature of a camping trip without compromising on comfort or style.
Here’s where you can go glamping in Ontario.
Note: Because most glamping sites operate seasonally and are intimate in scale, availability will be limited. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Glamping in Muskoka and Central Ontario
This waterfront retreat on the Seguin River offers a host of activities to connect you with nature, from sunrise yoga to hiking, paddling and biking. There are also shaded hammocks by the water if that’s your idea of zen.
Accommodation options include rustic-chic prospector tents in the woods.
Your stay includes complimentary parking, high-speed internet, use of an outdoor kitchen pavilion and hot cedar showers. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillows and towels.
Location: 6 Harmony Lane, Parry Sound
Cottage country chic meets Canadiana at this idyllic resort setting on Lake Bernard.
Besides the lodge, cabins and vintage airstream, you can opt to stay in luxury glamping tent suites that offer picturesque lakefront views, solar electricity, a private fire pit and complimentary bath and shower products.
Location: 712 South Lake Bernard Road, Sundridge
Located just outside of Caledon, Alabaster Acres offers visitors a taste of farm life plus the plush experience of luxury glamping.
Extra luxurious touches include twinkling lights at night, a Bluetooth speaker, a cozy fire pit and an antique claw foot open-air bath.
Sign up for gardening, handicraft or homesteading workshops.
Location: 18692 Hurontario Street, Caledon
Perched on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park, Four Corners Algonquin offers an array of nature-based experience for guests of all ages.
Accommodations include prospector tents, bunkies and even bubble tents—a one-of-a-kind, whimsical way to sleep under the stars.
Location: 29924 Highway 60, Whitney
Breathe in the fresh, forest air while resting under soft, feather duvets in cozy, wood and canvas accommodations at Northern Edge Algonquin, a nature retreat designed for transformative group experiences.
Located within Algonquin Provincial Park, the lodge provides a selection of different ways to stay, including platformed glamping tents furnished with a king-sized bed, fine linens and battery-operated lamps.
Location: Algonquin Provincial Park
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Cots, dishes, pots, firewood and drinking water are supplied, but bring your own sleeping bags and food.
Location: 1325 Beatrice Townline Road, Bracebridge
Enjoy all the extra touches of a high-end boutique hotel like heated floors and soft luxurious bedding while being surrounded by nature.
Muskoka Dome features a kitchen, bathroom, sitting area and bedroom under an insulated geodesic dome, with panoramic views to the outside. Customize your stay with add-ons including a fresh breakfast, charcuterie or oyster bar.
Location: 1010 Peterson Road, Bracebridge
The ultimate eco-retreat awaits at Glen Oro Farm, an operational equestrian facility in the scenic hills and forests of Oro-Medonte, just north of Barrie.
All your comforts are met and your connection to nature is exceeded with their luxury stargazer domes.
Book a visit to the on-site cedar barrel, Finnish-style sauna, or cozy up by the outdoor fire and stay warm with a wood stove instead. Watch the starry night sky above the roomy king-sized bed. Environmentally-friendly en suite bathrooms and kitchenettes complete the glamping experience.
Location: 2574 10 Line North, Hawkestone
Soak in the beauty of nature, from the bright snow illuminated in the sunshine to the starry night sky, with the comforts of soft sheets, a roaring fire and slow-cooked food.
Retreat to nature in one of four secluded geodesic domes in South Georgian Bay’s Grey County.
Location: 145166, Side Road 16, Meaford
Camp Adelaide is a four-season, family-friendly outdoor nature retreat and campground in the Haliburton region that offers a variety of unique accommodation structures, including spacious bubble domes and large lakeside and forest-facing geo-domes.
Warmed by a fireplace, each structure is comfortably furnished with beds, seating areas, lights, and power outlets, while shared kitchen and washroom facilities are close by.
Note: Bedding and linens are not provided.
Location: 15372 Highway 118, Haliburton
The Canopy is a private geo dome surrounded by mature forest close to Eagle Lake and Silent Lake Provincial Park in Haliburton Highlands.
You’ll feel immersed in nature with panoramic windows, including a starlight window above. The dome rests on a large wooden deck, with a barbeque and outside firepit and a cozy fireplace inside.
Note: Bedding and towels are not provided.
Location: Haliburton Highlands
Glamping in Southern Ontario
Overlooking Long Point Bay and neighbouring Long Point Biosphere, this property serves up excitement from zip lining and canopy touring to kayaking, mountain biking and stargazing.
Choose from wilderness suites and pods, each fitted with an indoor washroom, outdoor shower, hardwood floors and a private deck.
You can also opt for a hot buffet breakfast and an activities concierge.
Location: 1730 Front Road, St. Williams
Combine deluxe comfort with simple farm life in Prince Edward County.
Pick your own fresh vegetables and dine under the stars before retiring to one of almost a dozen enchanting Canadiana log-framed prospector tents with en suite bathrooms, heated outdoor showers, big cozy beds, rustic wood floors and even a reading lounge area.
Location: 240 County Road 27, Consecon
Embrace nature in a terrycloth robe while enjoying boutique-quality comforts in the rolling hills of Northumberland County.
Designed with a nod to Canada’s prospecting past, luxury tents are positioned throughout the property with private views of the spring-fed ponds and forest.
You’ll love the en suite washrooms with soaker tubs, mood lighting, luxurious linens and towels, and Muskoka chairs on the deck. Plus, there’s a saltwater pool, bar and deck to lounge on.
Location: 141 Mercer Lane, Grafton
Stay in one of four adult-focused, luxury safari tents with private decks located on a small flower farm within walking distance of the quaint village of Elora.
Location: 7450 Middlebrook Road, Elora
Wake up to a cup of freshly brewed coffee in a luxurious glamping accommodation near Lynn River and Lynn Valley Trail.
Privately surrounded by nature, the cozy glamping tents are made with all-Canadian materials and repurposed wood and come with modern amenities to make you feel at home.
Location: 524 St. John’s Road East, Port Dover
Just a short drive northeast of Toronto, nestled in a quiet forest on the small peninsula of Scugog Island in Lake Scugog, Birchwood offers two ultra-deluxe geodesic dome glamping sites.
Each heated dome features a sleeping, dining and living area, tasteful decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and a moonroof above the bed. Fresh towels and linens, a barbeque, firewood and free wi-fi are provided.
Location: Port Perry
Located in the heart of Essex County wine country on the coast of Lake Erie, two geodesic domes remain available to book throughout the winter season.
Each dome features cozy beds, an indoor wood burning fireplace, lounge area, drinkable water supply, heat, electricity and an outdoor fire pit.
Location: 225 County Road 50 East, Harrow
Stay in a rustic, yurt-style bell tents or a modern, spacious geodomes and reconnect with nature in luxury.
Each “villa” comes furnished with real beds, comfortable seating, lights, solar power and private firepits.
Soper Creek Wilderness Villas supports the rescue and rehabilitation efforts at Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue.
Location: 6706 Gibbs Road, Bowmanville
Glamping in Northern Ontario
You don’t have to rough it to experience Ontario’s wilderness.
See the boreal forest and legendary star-studded skies of Northern Ontario in style in one of six rustic chic prospector glamping tents with raised flooring, fine log furniture, a plush queen-sized bed, delicious local eats and room service.
A few minutes’ drive north of Mattawa in the beautiful wilderness overlooking eastern Ontario’s Laurentian Mountain, this four-season resort invites you to embrace the beauty and adventure of winter.
Stay in an off-grid traditional hand-made Mongolian yurt that exudes coziness and comfort while also minimizing your ecological footprint.
Your visit is complete with an indoor fireplace, cooking facilities, natural spring water and compost toilet. Bring your own bedding, food and towels.
There’s also a larger Pacific yurt and two new geodesic domes available to rent at the eco-lodge.
Location: 574 Snake Creek Road, Mattawa
Located in Almaguin Highlands, a short distance from both Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Parks, Pit Stop 518 offers four authentic family-friendly yurts to choose from.
Each is furnished with everything you'll need for a unique and cozy getaway, including bedding, basic dishes and cutlery, coffee and tea station, wood burning stove and portable power stations.
Pit Stop 518 is also a fully licenced restaurant, so you can select a food and accommodation yurt package.
Location: 1734 Highway 518 East, Kearney
Escape to a stunning private island on Lake Temiskaming, just a short boat ride from the marina in Haileybury in Northeastern Ontario for a one-of-a-kind glamping experience.
Choose from one of six private, waterfront glamp sites on the island. In addition to two traditional glamping tents, there are three cozy A-frame cabins and one tiny house. Each site has a bathroom, deck with chairs, hammock and fire pit, while shared facilities and amenities include a shower, kitchen, sauna, beach, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.
Location: Farr Island, Lake Temiskaming
Last updated: August 22, 2023