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Veranda at Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Texas
Take in the Texas Hill Country from your tent veranda at Sinya.  (Sinya on Lone Man Creek)

3. Far and Away Adventures' Deluxe Basecamp, Wyoming
Check in at the Bridge Bay Marina on vast Yellowstone Lake and board a cabin cruiser to a remote dock—in another world. At Far and Away Adventures’ Deluxe Basecamp, you get all of Yellowstone National Park’s untamed wilderness out the front door of a luxury tent with two comfortable beds, carpeted floors, and even a nightstand. For adventure, you can paddle, fish, or hike the trails in the afternoon. In the evening, dinner features a classic table setting and such fitting dishes as Kobe beef or wild salmon. The day ends around the campfire with a naturalist talk and musical entertainment. Rates: Three-day, two-night outings are $840 per adult.

4. Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Texas
A short drive from Austin and amid Texas Hill Country, Sinya on Lone Man Creek is the glitziest camping spot that the Lone Star State has to offer. Featuring panoramic views and plenty of funky, Texas-chic style, the specially modified canvas safari tent—on a ridge and overlooking 300 feet of Lone Man Creek—has a king-size bed, a vintage claw-foot bathtub in an en-suite bathroom, and high-speed Wi-Fi. When you're not in the tent, there’s plenty to do: hiking, swimming, tubing, fishing, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the Hill Country. Rates: Starting at $245 per night.

5. Sequoia High Sierra Camp, California
Within the boundaries of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument (adjacent to Sequoia and Kings Canyons National Parks), the Sequoia High Sierra Camp is accessible only by trail, but you can opt for a three-quarter-mile hike from the parking area if you don't want to take the challenging 12-mile route. Once you get to camp, you have it made. The 330-square-foot canvas-sided cabins have plush-top mattresses and reading lanterns. Days start with a hearty breakfast buffet and end with a gourmet Mediterranean-inspired dinner and a toasty campfire. In between, you can hike one of the area’s numerous trails to groves of enormous giant sequoias, go fly-fishing or horseback riding, or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with being “off the grid.” Rates: $250 per adult per night with a two-night minimum.

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