5 Best Glamping sites near Palm Springs you will love!

A desert oasis awaits you in the lovely Palm Desert

Palm Springs, Hollywood’s favorite desert escape. For decades Palm Springs is where many Californians come to escape the city and seek refuge among the desert landscape. Now, glamping Palms Springs allows you to reconnect with nature, but with the amenities that would make any hotel lover comfortable.

Here’s a list of some great Palm Spring glamping sites that allow you to experience the outdoors, enjoy desert nights and sleep knowing nothing will slither or crawl across your face at night!

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Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort

77500 Varner Rd Palm Desert, CA 92211

At a glance:

Family Glamping – Desert Glamping – Glamping Cottages – Large Cabins – Private Bathrooms – Pool – Family Activities- Live Entertainment

Palm Springs RV Resort is a great option for large families looking to indulge in the outdoors while still having a comfortable place to sleep and lots of amenities to stay entertained. Set among 805 Date Palms, this Palm Springs glamping site is 25-acres of preserve. You can choose to bring your own RV, or rent one of the cabins or cottages that sleep up to 6 people.

The cabins have one queen bed, a pull out sofa and two bunks, full kitchen and bathroom. The cottages are slightly smaller with a queen bed and bunks, kitchenettes and bathroom. While on the property you can enjoy many onsite amenities, like swimming, kids activities, playground, family activities, crafts, live entertainment, specialty events and more.

If exploring the desert is what you seek, there are plenty of natural trails and wildlife nearby, like Joshua Tree National Park, Thousand Palms Oasis, Indian Canyon and the Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Preserve. You can be outside as long as you like, taking in the desert air, before retreating to your cozy cabin or cottage for some relaxation.

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Emerald Desert RV Resort

76000 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, CA 92211

At a glance:

Family Glamping – Villas – Pool – Family activities – Private bathrooms

Emerald Desert RV Resort connects you with the outdoors while giving you five-star amenities and service. This property features a pool, fitness center, a putting green, and eight pickle balls courts. For those who don’t have an RV, but want to experience glamping in Palm Springs at the Emerald Desert RV Resort, you can rent one of the 12 onsite villas. Villas range from studio suites to three-bedrooms. Villas allow you to enjoy the amenities and outdoor lifestyle of Emerald Desert RV Resort, but without having to bring your own RV!

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Shadow Hill RV Resort

40655 Jefferson St, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92203

At a glance:

Family Glamping – Glamping Cottages – Glamping Teepees – Glamping trailers – Private Bathrooms – Private Kitchens – Ponds – Walking Trails – Pool – Game Room  – Club House

Go glamping in Palm Springs at this desert oasis as you enjoy a stay in either glamping teepees, cottages or vintage trailers. The vintage trailers are located near the pond with panoramic views of the walking trails and include a  queen bed, AC, dinette, full kitchen, flat screen TV with cable and outdoor seating. The one-bedroom cottages sleep up to four people with a queen bed and sleeper sofa, and also include full kitchens, flat screen TV with cable, AC, patio with barbecue and front porch with views of the pond.

The teepees sleep up to two people with either one queen or two twins and are located near the ponds with power and access to fresh water. All these options give you full access to the resort’s amenities. Shadow Hill RV Resort has a heated pool and jacuzzi, ponds and walking trails, dog park, fitness center, game room, library and business center, clubhouse and TV room.

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Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages

47202 Jackson Street Indio, CA 92201

At a glance:

Family Glamping – Glamping Cottages – Private Bathrooms – Private Kitchen – Family Events – 2 Pools – Billards – Clubhouse – Activities

You can glamp on this beautiful property by staying in a cute onsite cottage. The cottages are fully furnished with full kitchens, a master bedroom with queen bed, a living room with recliner and full size sleeper sofa, flat screen TV with cable and large deck with patio furniture. As a guest of the cottages, you have access to all the amenities offered at Indian Waters RV Resort. Amenities include, pickle ball courts, two large pools, a large clubhouse with billiard room, office, computer and coffee lounge and dining area, fitness center, laundry facilities and dog run. They always have fun events going on, so be sure to check out their events calendar before booking.

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Kate’s Lazy Desert

58380 Botkin Rd Landers, CA 92285

At a glance:

Airstream Glamping – Adults Only – Private Bathrooms

Owned by Kate Pierson from the B52’s, Kate’s Lazy Desert is an adults only desert glamping site located in the Mojave desert about 45 minutes from Palm Springs and 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. There are six vintage airstream options to choose from, each designed in a cool retro theme. Each airstream sleeps two adults, has a private bathroom, small cooktop, coffee maker and basic cooking utensils and BBQ with picnic site. It’s the perfect place for stargazing and a quiet, relaxing glamping experience near Palm Springs.

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That’s a Wrap!

There is nothing like the desert at night. The sky filled with sparkling stars. The dark outlines of the surrounding mountains. The stillness of the desert air accompanied by the delicate sounds of nocturnal creatures. There is something to be said about experiencing desert nature, but we all don’t have the skill, equipment or desire to full on camp. A great way to bridge the gap of camping in the desert with the comforts of modern amenities is Glamping Palm Springs. It is like camping, but less rustic and more glamorous. To make the most of your time in Palms Springs, see our guide of things to do in Palm Springs, best Palm Spring family tours, best family pools, and our favorite family resorts in Palm Springs.

Palms Springs is located less than an hour away from Joshua Tree National Park, making this a popular addition to any Palm Springs trip. If you are interested in exploring this area more, we’ve also put together a great list of Joshua Tree glamping sites to explore.

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  1. This looks like such a fun and unique way to enjoy Palm Springs! I love the idea of glamping in a vintage trailer with all the amenities and comforts. The pool, the fire pit, the hammocks, the bikes, everything sounds perfect for a family getaway. I value the hints and suggestions for getting around and discovering the best places to dine and drink. You have convinced me that glamping is the way to go in Palm Springs!

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