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Happy Glampers: Luxury Camping Spots in the Northwest

Canvas tents, tipis, post-and-beam platform cabins and more rustic comfort

If you love the outdoors experience that camping offers but sharing a cramped tent with squirmy kids and sleeping on hard ground  is simply not your thing, there's another option — and it's increasingly available: glamping.

Glamping is just what it sounds like, a hybrid of "glamorous" and "camping" that stitches together the comforts of an inn with the rewards of being surrounded by nature. You swap sleeping bags for feather beds, freeze-dried meals for gourmet cuisine and leaky tents for tipis or canvas cabins. Some glamping options are a bit rustic while others are downright luxurious.

Just a few years back the number of Northwest lodgings that offered glamping options could be counted on one hand, but as interest in luxury camping has skyrocketed, new glamping spots are popping up all the time. Here are seven family-friendly places to go glamping this summer, or year round. Choose your adventure, or browse all of them.

1. Wanderlust Camps, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Washington

2. Pampered Wilderness, Millersylvania State Park, south of Olympia, Wash.

3. Lakedale Resort, San Juan Island, Washington

4. Willow Witt Ranch near Ashland, Oregon

5. Rimrock Inn Tipis, Enterprise, Oregon

6. Tipi Village Retreat near Eugene, Oregon

7. Linn Canyon Ranch, Victor, Idaho

Photo: Vintage Island Vacations

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