Honeymoon Trends for 2013: Luxury Camping

Posted by Adam Warner

Interested in camping out under the stars on your honeymoon but hate the idea of pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground? Well, you're certainly not alone. Glamping (a.k.a. glamorous camping) has increased in popularity in recent years and many boutique properties around the world are now catering towards this luxury experience. Below we've highlighted five upscale eco-friendly resorts that offer a most memorable -- and comfortable -- honeymoon getaway.

The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana


At this sprawling resort in Western Montana, couples can choose "River Camp" luxury tents that feature king beds, master bathrooms with heated floors, and "Montana" sized showers, all nestled right on the banks of the scenic Blackfoot River. Situated on a massive working cattle ranch, the resort offers premium access to outdoor activities such as fly-fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, and hot air ballooning.

Whitepod, Les Cerniers, Switzerland


Whitepod is a unique eco-luxury mountain escape geared toward nature enthusiasts, adrenaline seekers, and, of course, honeymooners. Perched high above the village of Les Cerniers, the stunning property features 15 cozy tents furnished with soft carpet, comfortable beds, wood stoves, and modern bathrooms supplied with warm spring water.

Voyages Longitude 131°, Australia


This romantic resort down under draws honeymooners for its close proximity to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Ayers Rock. The boutique property features 15 elevated tents spread out along spectacular desert landscape, an outdoor pool, a first-rate spa, 24-hour bar, and a host of unforgettable experiences (think helicopter tours and camel rides).

El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, California


This California camping resort is nestled in lush groves of oak and sycamore trees along El Capitan Creek in sunny Santa Barbara. Standout safari tents come with willow beds, down-style duvets, western-inspired blankets, and casual furnishings. The property is a popular pick among couples exploring the picturesque region, especially for beach excursions, hiking, wine country pursuits, Jeep tours, and more.

Khem Villas, Ranthambhore, India


At this authentic jungle camp situated at the entrance to Ranthambore National Park, honeymooners can choose between cozy tents and spacious cottages featuring teak furniture, plunge pools, and massive stone tubs. On-site amenities include a full-service spa, an organic farm-to-table restaurant, and elegant bar perfect for evening cocktails. Meanwhile, a wide variety of activities will keep you busy during the day, particularly game drives to see leopards, tigers, alligators, and wild boar.