No RV sites at this campground — just “glampers” for $149 to $514 a night

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By Chuck Woodbury
Not a week passes without a few new campgrounds being built or proposed across America. But increasingly many of those campgrounds do not accept RVs. They’re “glampgrounds.”

The latest is a Montana-based luxury campsite operator that is making its first venture east of the Mississippi River with a proposal to build its ninth “glamping” site close to Acadia National Park in Maine.

Under Canvas of Bozeman, Montana, has submitted a proposal to build a seasonal, luxury camping resort on a 101-acre former hay farm on Route 172 that the company agreed to buy if the project is approved. The move to build the glamping site — with tents that have king-size beds, luxe linens, bathrooms and wood-burning stoves — is part of a national expansion for the company to complement existing resorts near National Park Service sites including the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.

The tents are far more luxurious than what you’d expect in a normal campground.

Want to stay? It’ll cost you between $149 and $514 a night.

The company plans to open with 75 tent sites and add more later, said Rachel Zembraski, a company spokeswoman.

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Lizzy

Number one: resorts like this are not competition and have zero to do with RVING. This is a distracting article and not needed on this site. If it is needed, I want Chuck et. All to post news of every new resort being proposed in the US.
General “roughing it” resorts and the millions of pack-in camping experiences one can have in this country have nothing to do with RVING.
I was a backpacker and camped miles and miles from any road of any kind. Let me tell you – that kind of camping has zero to do with the time I spend in “campgrounds” in my RV.
Come on, let’s stay on subject here. I do not want to see any RVer attacking other kinds of camping or ‘outdoors’ experiences!

Ron H.

$500 per night? For that price I can stay a month in many RV parks and have a great time with real people.

Tommy Molnar

Somehow the word “Camping” fails to reflect or describe what this is. People wanting to stay here might be the same people who always fly first class and stay in spa suites at high end hotels.

Chuck Martin

Appears they’re going after a very small percentage of the ‘camping’ market. Not for us – until they realize what a ridiculous endeavour this is and come back down to realistic rates. Good luck to them.

Daniel

It provides an experience without the hassle of ownership and maintenance of an RV. I can see how it appeals to specific market segments. I wish them luck with their adventure.

Gray

At those prices, I’d expect silk pavilions rather than plain ol’ canvas tents, and hot ‘n cold running concierge service. With NO bugs!