Getting away from it all doesn't have to mean foregoing the perks of civilization. An increasing number of luxury camp sites, which combine the joy of not working remotely with the comfort of, well, comfort, allow travelers to have their cake and eat it on a porch with a view. Want to enjoy nature and hot water? Not a problem. The world's best camps have electricity, feather beds, butler service, wine cellars, and a lot of acreage. Here's a look at some of the finest luxury camping experiences available across the globe.
Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat, Canada
This activities-centric outpost on the western side of Vancouver Island is easily accessible by air or sea, and gives visitors a choice of deluxe or luxury accomodations, the latter of which are fully-furnished prospector-style canvas tents with full private bathroom (including heated floor), your pick of bed up to king size, and enough space to sleep five. Vancouver is known for its lush rainforest landscape and preserved waterways, and Clayoquot lets visitors make use of it in every way imaginable, from kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, equestrian, climbing, and shooting, to whale and bear watching expeditions and more. And to make sure the latter keep their distance, a team of friendly but fierce dogs keeps a watchful eye at the edge of camp at all times. [From $4,330 for 3 night stay, all-inclusive; wildretreat.com]