When Covid-19 left us stuck inside and dreaming of the outdoors, most of us would have never imagined still being stuck indoors a year later. We have learned from the past year that being outdoors is one of the best things we can do to beat stress and anxiety.
That’s where Himpcamp can help. Hipcamp is the largest platform for booking public and private outdoor experiences. Hipcamp recently released its best outdoor places to stay in 2021. From RV parks to campsites, glamping, cabins, and more, outdoor enthusiasts rated the top listings from each state.
21 Best Outdoor Places to Visit
If glamping is what you desire, Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond in California is located an hour east of Paso Robles in beautiful Carissa Plains. Known for its abundance of wildflowers in the spring and elk and antelope sightings, your outdoor fix will be glamorous and breathtaking.
Hobbits Nest near Buescher State Park in Texas is a childhood dream come true. Camp in a unique “hobbit” shaped treehouse on acres of beautiful wooded land. There are shaded walking paths and abundant wildlife. The treehouse overlooks a pond with frogs and lily pads. Watch perfect sunsets on the West facing balconies. What a better way to enjoy the outdoors than in a treehouse.
Enjoy a true Alaskan experience with all the comforts needed to enjoy peak outdoors wilderness. Watch the famous Alaska railroad pass on the horizon. Be on the lookout for Alaskan wildlife such as Moose, Eagles, and Trumpeter swans. Stargaze and look out for the northern lights in this cozy cabin.
Take a nature bath and get lost among countless acres of peaceful woodland. Located near Pike National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness, and Payne Gulch Trails, set up a tent and hike and relax until your heart is content.
In Hawaii, go off the grid near Haleakalā National Park in a secluded eco-sensitive location. Experience the true outdoor paradise of Hawaii. Make it rustic or glammed up with an optional massage. Private equipment rentals and farm-to-table meals are available depending on your preferred experience.
Located in Shawnee National Forest (actually part of the Ozarks), enjoy the outdoors away from city life and near a winery. With 9 wineries located nearby, you can camp, stargaze, birdwatch, and share a bottle of wine with friends and family.
Did someone say an edible food forest? Yes! Enjoy raspberries, blackberries, currents, different nuts, and more in this beautiful landscape. Explore nearby bluemark trails for hiking and mountain biking. Enjoy breakfast upon request from free-range chicken eggs on the deck overlooking the mountains.
Camp in a Tipi in Iowa on 4 acres of beautiful land. Located on a restored prairie and pond with trails, wildlife, and optional historical or cultural hikes to the Amana/Iowa River Valley area. They also offer summer and winter camps for kids.
Stay in a tiny rustic cabin near Roger Williams National Memorial and George Washington State Park. Unwind on a hammock overlooking the stream. Use the fire pit to stay warm on your escape from the city. Nearby farms and country stores are the perfect places for a little adventure.
Have you been dreaming of farm life after the hustle and bustle of life? This cottage is the perfect escape from reality on a real working farm. Enjoy fresh organic produce and homemade canned goods. Enjoy the beautiful orchard and dairy farm in western Maryland.
Nestled in a beautiful organic farm overlooking marshes and Aspen groves, Pony Hill is Glamping defined. Order fresh organic meals from their farm menu. Bring the kiddos to enjoy or take a romantic weekend away from it all.
Stay at an old railroad in the deep wilderness of Mississippi. The campground is an old railroad right-of-way that was converted to a campground, a Kayakers paradise. The Boxcar is off the beaten path and cozy. Set up a tent or enjoy the uniqueness of the boxcar and explore the history of this unique setting.
13. Lee Metcalf Wildlife – Montana
Near Beavertail Hill State Park, Lee Metcalf wildlife borders the first town of the state of Montana! Enjoy endless sky views, captivating wildlife, peace, and calm only found in nature.
If peaceful wood-burning fires underneath a canopy of stars sound like something your soul is asking for, look no further. This peaceful woodsy solo RV or tenting experience will wipe away stress and anxiety with the views alone. Explore the numerous trails of the smokies or utilize canoes and kayaks to take in the unspoiled paradise.
Snug in the Carson National Forest in the Southern Region of the Colorado Rockies lies Enchanted Circle campgrounds. There are six privates campsites to choose from, some of which are accessible to RV’s. Multiple trails wander through and near all of the campsites. As such, you will see an abundance of local wildlife and experience the peace and tranquility we could all use.
Just one mile off the Pony Express route of Highway 50, once deemed the loneliest road in America. This rural desert landscape will take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life—home to jackrabbits, numerous bird species, and wild horses. Bring up to 5 guests to enjoy the quiet.
Camp out on a working woodland mushroom farm! Located near Finger Lakes National Forest, enjoy camping on pristine woodland while admiring the beauty of the shiitake mushroom farm. Also, enjoy a tour of the farm to see operations and maybe taste a few mushrooms.
Pitch your tent near the woods or stream and enjoy the peace of rural Ohio. Bring your pool floats to take a dip in the pond on warm summer days. Enjoy a crackling campfire under the stars and relax to the chirp of crickets, the croaks of frogs, and the hoots of owls.
Pretend you are on the Oregon Trail at the Covered Wagon Camp (without the scurvy or broken axel). Enjoy a horseback ride to the nearby cave and enjoy spectacular views from the lookout. Bring out the cowboy coffee and a card game or two and take a step back in time.
Choose from over 100 acres of forested campgrounds located on the Illinois River. Take a stroll to the riverside to a refreshing swimming hole. Provide your own tent or RV or sleep right under the stars. Enjoy the shared commercial kitchen, bathroom, shower house, sauna, and tea house. Make it a weekend to unwind and unplug.
Experience authentic Lakota tipis on historic tribal land affiliated with the Rosebud tribe. Chose from extra large Tipis or regular size with cots, air mattresses, and sleeping mats. Housing up to 8 people, each Tipi offers the perfect escape from day-to-day life. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wildlife of Ponca creek. Experience Lakota culture while unwinding from everyday life.