The First-Ever Glamping Awards Prioritize “Bookability” Amid Pandemic Camping Craze

It’s three times harder to book a campsite today than before the pandemic. That’s why the first-ever Glampys awards prioritize bookability.
Written by R.E. Fulton
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
According to the 2022 Camping Report from camping app The Dyrt, camping is more popular—and more competitive—than ever. Nearly half of the 66 million Americans who went camping in 2021 reported difficulty finding an open site. 
With booking a campsite three times harder than before the pandemic, the Dyrt made “bookability” one of the three top criteria for the inaugural “Glampys” ranking of US glampsites. Here to introduce you to the winners and explore the state of American camping is
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8.3 million Americans went camping for the first time in 2021

The Dyrt’s
2022 Camping Report
found that one in five Americans went camping in 2021, and for over 8 million, it was their first time. While spending time with family and friends was the most-cited reason for this venture into the unknown, 19% of first-time campers said they wanted to spend time outdoors
With bookings rocketing after a year spent inside, it’s no wonder that campers gravitated towards dispersed camping in 2021. That means camping outside of designated campsites, without the amenities and services you might associate with more traditional campsites. It seems like campers are okay with roughing it a little: only 43% of campers looked for campgrounds with toilets, and just 33% worried about having shower facilities on site
But dispersed camping isn’t for everyone. That’s why The Dyrt created the first-ever awards for US glampsites—the campgrounds that bring a little glamor to the outdoors lifestyle. 

The 2022 Glampys winners

If you like running water, the Glampys are the camping awards for you. Each of the
2022 Glampys
award winners features tons of amenities—lots of them even have WiFi! 
  1. The Boone Cocoon
    ($135-$155): Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains from the comfort of a canvas treehouse deep in
    North Carolina’s
    High Country. 
  2. Yonder Escalante
    ($79-$109): Food trucks, bathhouses, and complimentary WiFi within reach of
    Utah’s five great national parks
  3. Slateville Farm Fire Tower and Campsites
    ($35-$100): Sleep in a rustic yet luxurious furnished fire tower at the gateway to upstate
    New York’s
    Adirondack Park. 
  4. Roamer Sites
    ($35-$55): Located on elite skier training grounds in the shadow of
    Mount Hood, these sites ramp up the comfort. 
  5. Goldie the Caboose in the Woods
    ($160): Ever wanted to live out the Boxcar Children dream? Now you can, in a fully-furnished caboose in Minnesota. 
  6. Behr Art
    ($114-$134): Find your creative oasis in the Gila National Forest in southwest
    New Mexico
    without giving up WiFi or A/C. Oh, and there’s a private hot tub. 
  7. The Blueberry Patch
    ($150): A yurt in a blueberry orchard is exactly what your glamping summer needs—and it’s just a couple hours outside
    New York City
  8. Vintage in the Vineyard
    ($159): Watch the sunrise with a glass of rosé from a vintage trailer in
    San Diego’s
    wine country. 
  9. Fancy Hill Cabins and RV Park
    ($125): It’s all in the name: this is true luxury camping in the heart of
  10. Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Educational Center
    ($50): In
    , Texas, just outside of
    Big Bend
    , is a solar-powered ranch where you can disconnect from the grid and enjoy the pure beauty of the desert. 
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