Camping has always been a fun outdoor experience to explore Michigan’s natural attractions until you realize you’ve forsaken the comforts of home. Not everyone can pitch a tent or withstand the forest breeze at night, and packing several bags for camping is not a good idea either. This makes luxury an excellent plan to glamorize your camping, ensuring extra comfort. According to TrekBaron, luxury camping grounds in Michigan range from luxury safari tents, tree houses, and teepees to tents. Here are the ten best luxury campgrounds in Michigan that are worth your outdoor adventure and your money’s worth.
10. Off the Map (South Haven, Michigan)
Off Map is one of Michigan’s newest ultra-luxury venues, which opened in 2021. Located near Holland, Saugatuck, and South Haven, Off Map is ready to offer world-class luxuries without leaving 75 acres of land. Wake up to a continental breakfast in their luxury tents with fresh linens, an en suite bathroom and a fireplace. Spend your day after exploring the beach, southwest Michigan’s resort towns and wineries don’t have to be boring. You can still cook your s’mores over a blazing fire while enjoying the stars in the sky.
9. Cozy Log Cabin (Heart Lake in Northern Michigan)
Is boating, fishing or any water adventure on your to-do list while in Michigan? How about heading to the Cozy Log Cabin near Lake Michigan? The luxurious 2,700-square-foot cabin is located in Coloma, near Hager Shores. If you’re planning on outing as a family or group of friends, you’ll be pleased to know that the three-bedroom cabin can sleep up to six guests. The loft bedroom is one of the most important selling points of the Cozy Log Cabin because it is the most spacious. It has a desk area, a sleeper sofa and a king size bed, perfect for couples. If you don’t feel like preparing food in the kitchen, there is an outdoor area for a barbecue grill.
8. Aqua Log Cabins Resort (Mohawk, MI)
If fishing, kayaking, biking, or hiking is your ultimate outdoor adventure, booking your getaway in the Aqua Log Cabin is a good idea. Located less than half a mile from the Mount Bohemia ski area, the luxury cabins are spacious enough to accommodate up to six guests. There is a balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large front deck for great views of Lac Labelle. Each cabin has a private bathroom, shower, toilet and sink.
7. Wild Cherry Resort (Lake Lilanaw, Michigan)
Recreational vehicles (RVs) have become a popular luxury camping option in Michigan, and the Wild Cherry Resort is one such option. Nearby attractions include Manitou Islands, Historic Leland, and Sleeping Bear National Park. If you love cherries, you’ll be happy to know that there are orchards nearby. It is the best place to visit when the cherry blossoms are at their peak in spring. Each RV has an electrical outlet to recharge your phone or other device. To preserve the sanctity of the environment, Wild Cherry Resort has a garbage collection service at your fingertips. There’s also free Wi-Fi and an on-demand fire pit to set up a bonfire while telling stories with your loved ones.
6. Outpost Tree House (East Leroy, MI)
Want to go back to memory lane when you’re spending time with friends in the treehouse? This is an excellent opportunity to unleash your memory, which makes the Outpost Tree House an ideal option for meditation. This tree house is located on a 65-acre farm surrounded by stunning white pine forests. The treehouse is one of a kind, featuring handcrafted windows for stunning views of Michigan wildlife. Wake up to have a hot shower, eat breakfast, and take a walk through the woods. The tree house also has modern amenities such as a refrigerator, bar sink, oven, air conditioning, and a 32-inch TV.
5 – Paddler Village (Munising, Michigan)
If treehouses, RVs, or cabins don’t fit your definition of a state-of-the-art luxury campground, how about testing the waters on Lake Superior while you’re comfortable in Paddler’s Village? It’s the best place to take your kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and kayaking skills to the next level. Paddler’s Village has tents with home amenities like a fridge and comfy beds. Firewood is available upon request for a campfire.
4. 22 Foot Tippi (Birenne, Michigan)
Tipis also have popular glamping options because modern ones are built with heavy canvas to protect the glamping from unfavorable weather. 22-Foot Tipi Hotel near Lake Michigan Beach features meticulously designed interiors with ultra-modern wood and woven furnishings. Since the lake is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, this teepee has a mosquito net to protect you from their bites at night. There is also an outdoor shower with hot shower and extra space in the trolley. You can sort your meals with utensils, a three-burner propane stove, and cookware.
3. “Firefly” (Hastings) stargazer
If you want to get in touch with nature, away from the chaotic city lifestyle, the ‘Firefly’ suite should be on your to-do list. According to Trips to Discover, this tiny home is located in Hastings, Michigan, and can accommodate two guests per camping session. Its sheer roof attracts a great view of the garden, making it an excellent camping retreat for couples.
2 – Lime Island Recreation Area (Lime Island, Michigan)
According to Michigan.org, the Lime Island recreation area is located in the Saint Mary River at the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is located in the middle of the river, so guests can only access it by boat. Of all the places with a rich history, the island of Lyme tops the list because the first human activity dates back more than 4,000 years. The island was formerly famous for its refueling station for cargo ships and boats that ply up and down the river.
1. Beaver Island Retreat (Beaver Island, Northern Lake Michigan)
If you’re planning to hike on an island in Michigan and have always wanted to take a ferry, you should top your list for Beaver Island Retreat on the north side of Lake Michigan. The resort has ten safari-style tents with a private entrance. Most of the designers who have tried this resort can attest that it is the only place that will give you an authentic camping experience. Each tent has a private shower, queen size beds and kitchen amenities for your convenience.