The 11 best glamping getaways are just a road trip away from Houston

Are the lure of the open road, fresh country air and a Texas treehouse escape…

Are the lure of the open road, fresh country air and a Texas treehouse escape at the top of your bucket list for 2021?

If so, you’re not alone.

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In fact, 2020 was a record-breaking year for travel accommodation platform GlampingHub, with a 109 percent spike in booking requests compared to previous years, according to the company’s public relations officer Olivia Grafton.

Glamping offers a little something unique — like camping, sans roughing it.

“With glamping, you don’t need to have outdoor experience,” HoneyTrek glamping blogger Anne Howard told Chron. “It’s easy access to nature, with creative structures like tipis and treehouses. These spots tread lightly on the land and integrate with nature.”

Whether you wish to venture off to a modern tipi, a yurt or a magical treehouse, the adventurous glamper has plenty of options in Texas. The upside to glamping rather than staying at a hotel is that the accommodations are in an isolated location.

We’ve rounded up 11 glamping destinations for your next safe adventure, all less than five hours away from Houston in driving time.

Impressive treehouse: 2.5 hours from Houston.

Impressive treehouse: 2.5 hours from Houston.

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Resting on 50 acres of Texas countryside near the Guadalupe River, this treehouse comes with a massive resort-style swimming pool and a spacious cabana. It can accommodate eight glampers.

Romantic tipi: 3 hours and 30 minutes from Houston.

Romantic tipi: 3 hours and 30 minutes from Houston.

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Love stargazing? This tipi experience offers access to trails and waterfalls right next to Canyon Lake, about an hour north of San Antonio. It’s ideal for a romantic couples’ retreat. The tipi can accommodate two adults and a child.

Lake Conroe treehouse: 1 hour and 16 minutes from Houston.

Lake Conroe treehouse: 1 hour and 16 minutes from Houston.

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This cozy treehouse near the San Jacinto River preserve of Lake Conroe offers a serene, romantic glamping experience. Nestled right near Sam Houston State Park and National Forest, this tree house escape opens up to a starlit night sky through a clear roof.

Eco-cabin with yoga retreat: 3 hours and 39 minutes from Houston.

Eco-cabin with yoga retreat: 3 hours and 39 minutes from Houston.

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If you’re looking for an architect-driven cabin, this could be the perfect getaway for you. Environmentalist architect Marley Porter designed the space with the concepts of a “tiny home” and cozy cabin in mind. There’s also an herb garden, walking path, fire pit and a floating cabin on the property for yoga practice.

One-room treehouse: 3 hours and 41 minutes from Houston.

One-room treehouse: 3 hours and 41 minutes from Houston.

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Yes, these tree house rentals actually have names: Juniper and Willow. Both treehouses rest above a cypress-line creek. Glampers have access to the woodlands and small spring-fed lake.

Traditional tipis, modern interiors: 2 hours and 49 minutes from Houston.

Traditional tipis, modern interiors: 2 hours and 49 minutes from Houston.

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If you’re looking for a tipi experience, there are eight of these luxury accommodations on the New Braunfels property. Each tipi can accommodate up to six guests. The biggest tipi offers a communal tree house game room.

Romantic cabin retreat: 3 hours and 19 minutes from Houston.

Romantic cabin retreat: 3 hours and 19 minutes from Houston.

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Inside this cabin retreat are a cozy fireplace and a secluded patio area with a hot tub. If you want an intimate retreat in the Texas Hill Country, check out this couples’ hideaway.

Charming cabin: 3 hours and 15 minutes from Houston.

Charming cabin: 3 hours and 15 minutes from Houston.

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Need a private, romantic escape? This one-room cabin nestled in the Hill Country might be the perfect spot for you. It offers accommodations for two, a hot tub and a private pool.

Luxury tent: 4 hours from Houston.

Luxury tent: 4 hours from Houston.

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Yearning for a glamping adventure near a working cattle ranch?  You might have an ideal getaway inside this luxury tent. This glamping destination can accommodate four people and is situated on the banks of the Brazos River.

Spacious Texas cabin: 3 hours and 46 minutes from Houston.

Spacious Texas cabin: 3 hours and 46 minutes from Houston.

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If you’re looking for a refreshing spot right next to Pedernales Falls, check into this spacious Texas cabin rental. It can accommodate six guests.

Quirky bell tent: 3 hours and 54 minutes from Houston.

Quirky bell tent: 3 hours and 54 minutes from Houston.

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Imagine luxury inside a tent in the shape of a bell. This destination offers a cool Texas Hill Country retreat and can accommodate two guests.