Arizona Glamping Guide


Arizona Glamping Guide

Glamping in Arizona is a fantastic way to escape with your the family, or just the adults, and experience all nature has to offer without giving up the comforts of home. Glamping resort accommodations range from a step above dry camping to luxury you’d expect to see in a hotel. Arizona glamping resorts offer star gazing, family activities, tours of the local area, stay gazing, and a pure escape from the every day. Bonus: Northern Arizona is much cooler in the summer too!

We always recommend a 2-night stay on any of our adventures so you and your family can truly enjoy everything each resort has to offer. 

Here are some of our favorite glamping resorts in Arizona. Let us know if you go!

Travel Backland is the newest spot for glamping in Arizona. Located just outside of Williams, AZ, this unique retreat is tucked away in a little cove of nature, far enough to escape, but close enough to famous Arizona landmarks like the Grand Canyon. 

This luxury eco glamping resort has custom made tents where you can sleep under the stars with all the comforts of home. Every Backland glamping suite includes panoramic windows, king beds, full bathroom with shower, luxury linens, electricity, energy -efficient climate control, tent-side parking, housekeeping, outdoor patio, coffee maker, and a mini fridge. 

Choose between four different tent suites that can accommodate the entire family. Tent suites can accommodate up to six people, depending on your selection. 

Your stay at Backland includes a continental breakfast and s’mores around the campfire nightly.


Backland is a luxury eco resort that gives guests an immersive and transformative experience in nature while striving to significantly improve wildlife habitats and the ecology of the land.

We had the best escape from the summer at Travel Backland Glamping in Arizona. 
Backland is the ultimate glamping getaway, perfect for families, couples, girls getaways, or a guys weekend. It is a drive off the beaten path, but well worth the what you’ll experience while there.
Aaron and I immediately loved how secluded the Backland property is, how peaceful it is, and how serene the surroundings are. We were greeted by Chase, who was a gem, so friendly and helpful and had great recommendations of things to do in the area including hikes, lakes to visit, the history of the property, tours and excursions we could do, or activities to do at the resort. 
We checked into our tent suite and could not believe how spacious it was, but the absolute best part was the panoramic views of the 160 acres of nature. Backland’s custom built tents have floor to ceiling windows, (don’t worry there are blackout shades too) and doors that open up to a patio where you can experience the Arizona sunrise and sunset and take in the views.
The Sky Suites, where we stayed, have the most panoramic skylights above your bed. There is nothing like sleeping under the stars from the comfort of a luxury bed. 
While we were at Backland we enjoyed dinner at the scratch-made restaurant on property that boasts a seasonal menu that changes nightly. You can dine inside by the fireplace or choose to have dinner outside by the beach.  Each night Backland offers complimentary smores kits and star gazing with some pretty fancy telescopes.
The reception area offers items for purchase, a few snacks, drinks, candy, and other necessities as well as the use of  books, games, puzzles, all available for your enjoyment.
We spent our days hiking around the Backland property, visiting out the original homestead, kayaking in the pond, and just relaxing in the cool fresh air of Arizona. You fish, take the time to read a good book on a water-side lounge chair, enjoy bird watching , play croquet, or venture off  property for even more adventures.
We recommend (thanks to Chase) a hike to Sycamore Falls, a visit to WhiteHorse Lake, or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, Sycamore Point for  absolutely breathtaking views.
The resort is is close enough to the the Grand Canyon for a day trip and you can also book guided tours through the resort. Helicopter tours are offers through Papillon Heli Tours or Grand Canyon Air Tours, and Pink Jeep Tours offers trips to the Grand Canyon. Other ideas while you’re in Northern Arizona include visiting  Sedona or nearby Williams, home of the famous Route 66.
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Tips for your trip to Travel Backland
Getting to the resort:  The last stretch before the resort is gravel roads with limited cell service. Check your email before you travel and print the exact directions provided by Backland. 
Cell Service during your stay: Depending on your provider, cell service can be limited at the resort. The reception area offers Wi-Fi, but the tents do not.
Bring your pets: Backland in Arizona is a pet-friendly glamping resort.
Pack Appropriately: Pack for cooler weather and lots of outdoor activities. Bring your (reusable) water bottles, comfy clothes, and sturdy shoes if you plan on hiking. 

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Things to do in Williams Arizona

Williams, AZ is located in Northern Arizona and a perfect spot to escape the summer heat or enjoy the winter weather. Williams is famous for Route 66 and being the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Canyon Coaster Adventure Park
This fun park offers summer and winter activities for everyone. In the summer you can enjoy the Canyon Coaster and cruise down the mountain side at your own speed. You can enjoy tubing on the mountain in the summer or winter. The park offers a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. 

Bearizona Wildlife Park: This popular drive-thru experience is a destination of its own for Las Vegas families. In addition to bears,  you will encounter big horn sheep, jaguars, elk, wolves, and even reindeer. The park offers walk through areas in addition to its drive through features. 

Grand Canyon Railway: Open year round, this is a popular spot during the Christmas season as the railway offers a Polar Express train experience. 

See the Historic Route 66 Sign: You can find the sign on your GPS with the address 216 West Route 66, Williams, Arizona, 86046.

Coconino National Forest: Home to the the highest point in Arizona, Humphrey’s Peak, 12, 637 feet above sea level. 

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Clear Sky Resorts is the most unique experience filled with core memories. We treasure our trip to this amazing destination just outside of Williams, AZ. 

This Arizona glamping experience feature “sky domes” that offer both luxury accommodations and the chance to connect with nature under the starry skies. 

Like most glamping experiences, Clear Sky Resorts Arizona lets you choose your own adventure level. You can stay at the destination resort and enjoy activities or explore the surrounding areas and magnificent sights of Arizona. 

Located near Grand Canyon National Park, you won’t find accommodations like Clear Sky’s sky domes anywhere else. 

Standard Sky Domes sleep 2, but Clear Sky offers uniquely themed domes for families that sleep up to 7 people. 

Themed Family Sky Domes

80s Video Games
British Secret Agent
The Grand Canyon XL
“Pink” Sky Dome
Space Galaxy 

When do we get an Eras sky dome Clear Sky? (wink, wink)

Your Clear Sky Dome including air conditioning and heat, upgrade linens, unique themes, bathrooms with a rain shower and panoramic windows that allow you to be one with nature, even indoors. 

Clear Sky Resorts is a perfect family vacation location just 20 minutes of the Grand Canyon South Rim and located along the historic Route 66. Your stay includes frisbee golf, a giant jumping pillow, yard games, a playground for the kids, crafts, live music, astronomy nights, story telling and more. The on-site food truck offers lunch and dinner options. 

More glamping experiences near Grand Canyon National Park 

Under the Canvas Grand Canyon 

Arizona Nordic Village Yurts

Wander Camp Grand Canyon 

Grand Canyon RV Glamping 

Classy Glamping 

Grand Canyon Glamping Resort 

Shash Dine’ Eco Retreat

For the Ultimate Guide to Arizona Glamping check out this post from Jones Around the World. 


Want to Explore Even More

Check out our Family Travel section with Utah Glamping, more Arizona trips, and lots more. 

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