These days you don’t have to own an RV, a sleeping bag or a tent to go camping. That’s because campgrounds across the country are giving guests a chance to sleep surrounded by nature – but in a cozy bed with a roof over their heads.

From park models to yurts, both campgrounds and campers are embracing new lodging options that offer the convenience and comforts of home – from basic kitchen appliances and linens to cable television and Wi-Fi. Consider them your home away from home in the great outdoors.

If you want to think outside of the tent for your next – or first – camping trip, try one of these popular accommodations:


On the outside, park models often resemble a compact cabin or cottage, many complete with a front porch perfect for soaking up the campground’s natural beauty. On the inside, they offer up all of the comforts of home. Park models feature smart layouts that maximize every square inch so guests get to enjoy a living room, kitchen, bedroom and full bathroom and, in some cases, a loft.


Perfect for groups big and small, camping cabins come in all varieties and offer something for everyone. Whether you want a four bedroom luxury escape with sweeping lake views or a compact rustic retreat tucked away in the woods, you’re covered.

Camping cabins are also a great option if you’re traveling with a group that includes campers and non-campers. Everyone can enjoy the outdoors together by day, but when the sun goes down your more outdoorsy folks can pop a tent and those who don’t want to rough it can retreat to the comfort of the cabin.


You don’t have to own an RV – or even drive one for that matter – to take advantage of all of the convenient features an RV offers. You can enjoy an efficient kitchen and bath, cozy sleeping spaces, and room to kick back and relax with an already parked rental RV. But be warned – once you try an RV, you might be hooked. There’s a reason they’ve been around for more than 100 years!


Easily identified by their circular shape, yurts have been used for thousands of years. While the early models were made of felt and wood, modern yurts are made of high-tech materials that create a comfortable, yet sturdy retreat. Perfect for a group seeking an unconventional camping experience, a yurt provides a completely unique take on enjoying the outdoors as well as plenty of space for the gang to spread out.


Ever wanted to spend the night in a vintage Airstream? How about a treehouse or caboose? What about a covered wagon or teepee? If you’re the adventurous type, maybe these unique accommodations will give you the nudge you need to give camping a try. You’ll be surprised by what today’s camping experience has to offer.

Want to learn more about these options or are you ready to book your trip? Visit and click the kinds of accommodations you want to explore.