Camping can offer a wide range of activities and creature comforts. Illustration by Ryan Johnson.
TRY ONE OF these three great glamping options—from two nights in Taos to an off-grid cabin to a Crow-style tepee in Lincoln National Forest.
Taos Glamping Adventure
Equal parts yoga retreat, cultural tour, and multimodal excursion, the three-day, two-night Taos Glamping Adventure, during the mid-August Perseids meteor shower, gets the blood and adrenaline flowing while encouraging relaxation. The itinerary includes stand-up paddleboarding on the Río Grande, sightseeing at the Río Grande Gorge, hiking among petroglyphs, sunrise and sunset yoga and meditation, and farm-to-table meals, complete with goodies you bake in an horno oven at Taos Pueblo. Then lay your head in a gorgeously outfitted canvas tent. Fee: $1,250 per person.
Trout Stalker Ranch
Trout Stalker Ranch’s off-grid Beck and Nova cabins, in Chama, sit stylishly on 1,500 acres, with private access to the Río Chama, a riverside bocce court, a deck, and the Roadhouse, where guests can spin records and play shuffleboard or darts. Or opt for some alone time. “Many who stay in the cabins don’t go anywhere else, because it’s so beautiful there,” says co-owner and manager Ashlyn Perry. She encourages a guided fly-fishing experience or wildlife viewing via Trout Stalker’s canoes, fat-tire bikes, or solar-powered pontoon boat. Fee: $500 per night.
Dancing Bear Tipi
Dancing Bear Tipi feels woodsy yet luxurious enough for a low-key escape. Guests of this Crow-style tepee, in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft, can whip up their own grub on the camp grill and take charge of the day’s activities—or simply hang out on the deck, surrounded by ponderosa and fir trees. See the Milky Way while relaxing around the firepit, or open the smoke flaps of the 300-square-foot tepee, where a wrought-iron candle chandelier adds a big dose of romance. Fee: From $95 per night.