For some people, camping offers the perfect chance to relax and to connect with nature. Sleeping on the ground, gazing up at the stars, and forgoing the modern luxuries. But, then again, some simply hate camping because it can be so uncomfortable, especially sleeping on the cold, hard ground. Well, if you’re not a camper, don’t give up on it just yet. These 10 campgrounds in Pennsylvania offer a more luxurious experience, so you can enjoy the great outdoors without forgoing all those modern amenities.
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1. The Shawnee Inn
Enjoy sheer luxury on a private island dotted with cozy yurts at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Guests arrive at the private island by canoe and enjoy all the amenities of home. Yurts come with a queen bed, a day bed, a heater, a fan, a lamp, and an alarm clock. Relax by the fire at night. Or, lazily swing back and forth on the hammock. Guests return to the mainland resort - to soak up the amenities there - during the day.
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort is located at 100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356.
2. Happy Acres Resort
Yurts are all the rage in PA, and it's easy to see why. They allow campers all the comforts of home while enjoying a classic camping experience. Happy Acres Resort features several lodging options, including a yurt and cabins. Or, you can sleep in your RV. Soak up the natural light of the Owl's Nest Yurt and its many amenities, including the Jacuzzi tub, private kitchen with full-size fridge, and a cozy living room space.
Happy Acres Resort is located at 9607, 3332 Little Pine Creek Rd., Waterville, PA 17776.
3. Yellow Creek State Park
Love yurts? Then, you'll love Yellow Creek State Park, which features four yurts. Each yurt sleeps up to four people and includes electric heat, electrical outlets, a full kitchen, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Relax in your yurt. Or, hang out just outside of it, where you'll find seating and a fire pit.
Yellow Creek State Park is located at 170 PA-259, Penn Run, PA 15765.
4. Lake In Wood Resort
Embrace a truly unique camping experience at Lake In Wood Resort. The best part? The really amazing spots you can spend the night. Sleep in a treehouse. Spend the night in a covered wagon. Or, camp out in Noah's Ark. Of course, the resort also features modern cabin rentals. When you're not in your luxurious accommodations, cool off in one of the swimming pools or paddle boat around the lake.
Lake In Wood Resort is located at 576 Yellow Hill Rd., Narvon, PA 17555.
5. Whispering Pines Farm
Relax in your private glamping tent at Whispering Pines Farm. The luxurious tent features a cozy queen-sized bed, fresh towels, and a cooler brimming with bottled water. Of course, you'll want to explore the farm. Kick back by the pond. Hike one of the trails. Or, gather around a roaring fire pit.
Whispering Pines Farm is located at 201 Winsome Ln., Cabot, PA 16023.
6. Lake Raystown Resort
On the hunt for one of the
most unique camping experiences around? Then, head to Lake Raystown Resort, where you can sleep on a houseboat. Or, if you prefer staying on land to water, reserve a yurt or a cabin. The resort also welcomes campers to bring their RVs.
Lake Raystown Resort is located at 3101 Chipmunk Crossing, Entriken, PA 16638.
7. Rose Point Park Campground
Glamping's the name of the game at Rose Point Park Campground. (Of course, you can also pitch a tent, if you're in the mood for roughing it.) Choose from several sleeping options: One of the yurts, a cozy cabin, or a luxury family lodge. The yurts, for example, offer satellite TV while the family lodge boasts a shower and a living room.
Rose Point Park Campground is located at 8775 US-422, New Castle, PA 16101.
8. Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest
Hey, Boo Boo! Wile away the days with Yogi Bear and friends at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest. Then, retreat to your yurt or cabin for the evening. (And, RVs are also welcome.) Kozy Rest boasts a slew of amenities, including a pool, miniature golf, and a basketball court.
Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest is located at 449 Camp Ground Rd., Harrisville, PA 16038.
9. Hersheypark Camping Resort
Shuttle to Hersheypark during the day. Then, kick back and relax at Hersheypark Camping Resort in the evenings. The picturesque campground features modern cabins and old-fashioned tents. And, as a guest, you'll enjoy such perks as a free shuttle to Hersheypark and early access to some of the park's rides.
Hersheypark Camping Resort is located at 1200 Sweet St., Hummelstown, PA 17036.
10. Hominy Ridge Lodge & Cabins
Only five minutes from Cook Forest, Hominy Ridge Lodge & Cabins promises cozy accommodations in its quaint cabins. Enjoy a slew of amenities, including DirecTV, free WiFi, and log furniture. And, indulge in the ultimate relaxation with a visit to the outdoor hot tub.
Hominy Ridge Lodge & Cabins is located at 13964 PA-36, Clarington, PA 15828.