You don’t have to “rough it” to experience the great outdoors in Arizona. Several campgrounds and Airbnbs offer “glamping”. Glamping is the perfect combination of outdoor living and home comfort. Featuring all of the best bits of camping with a little convenience and amenities thrown in, glamping is suitable for those who look for a getaway in nature with some comforts of home.
My husband and I love being outdoors and experiencing nature in as many ways as we can, but not always roughing it! Thankfully, we stumbled upon this eco-friendly glamping site near Grand Canyon while planning our Arizona-Utah road trip. In this blog I’m sharing with you my glamping experience at this lovely eco-yurt.
Well known for its steamy summers and wild, desert landscapes, Arizona is certainly a hotspot for outdoor adventures. Travelers along Route 66 in Northern Arizona don’t have to pitch a tent to camp. Instead, glamp in style at Grand Canyon Glamping Eco-Yurt.
Located 45 minutes from the Grand Canyon and 10 minutes from Bearizona, this off-the-grid yurt is nestled on 10 acres of sublime land in Williams and offers an authentic glamping getaway. Williams towns is about 10 minutes drive and has everything you could need! It is ideal in that it feels isolated and secluded, but everything is close by for whatever you need, allowing you to experience the desert at its best!
The yurt has 3 beds: 1 queen, 1 double fold-out futon, and 1 single. It can get chilly at night, but the hosts provide lots of sheets and blankets, plus an indoor wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm and cozy!
Each yurt can sleep up to 8 guests. The host also provides coffee and water, along with amenities such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. There are several books and games provided for some evening entertainment. Outside, there are chairs and campfire area, which is ideal for enjoying meals or playing games. Glampers can gather around the fire pit during the evenings while roasting marshmallows and reminiscing.
There are two other yurts and the owners’ van home on the property, but they are spread out so you’ll have privacy. Zach, the owner, is a trained chef specializing in creative plant-based cuisine. He can provide you with meals on request.
What we love most about this yurt is that the entire setup is done in a way to be as sustainable as possible. Most items are built from up-cycled wood and the hosts tried to limit the use of concrete and plastics. The goal was for you to feel like you are comfortably part of the natural environment.
This yurt is perfect for couples, families or groups seeking an escape into nature. Separate bathroom and outdoor solar shower are near the tent. This is also a pet-friendly glamping spot. They charge $10 per pet for cleaning fee, which is very reasonable. Our 3 dogs had such an amazing time enjoying their first time glamping experience!
After an action-packed day exploring the iconic Grand Canyon, glampers can kick off their shoes and relax in style. Guests can explore the property, which is home to wild elk, deer, coyotes, bobcats, and rabbits. It is a really quiet area and you can feel like you are the only people in the world!
Sometimes, returning to a standard hotel after hiking along the Grand Canyon just doesn’t quite cut it. If you want to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life and commune with nature without completely disconnecting from modernity, glamping is the perfect option for you!
If the outdoors have been calling your name, but you’re not ready to “rough it” in the wilderness, then give glamping a try at one of Arizona’s “glamp grounds” for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience
So, would you want to try to give glamping a try? Or do you prefer the more traditional method of camping with few luxuries? Let us know in the comment!