Glamping in the Park
Credit: Courtesy Lone Peak Hospitality

Camping doesn't have to mean waking with a stiff neck in a damp sleeping bag. Yellowstone Under Canvas is a safari-like experience at a fraction of the price. Luxury tents have beds covered in high-thread-count sheets, a leather sofa, a wood-burning stove, and indoor plumbing. "Our family does a lot of camping, but I had never heard of glamping," says David DuPree, 41, a defense subcontractor who visited last June with his wife and two sons, ages 8 and 10. While the boys earned Junior Ranger badges in a two-day course identifying trees and animals, DuPree and his wife hiked. "When you get back, the staff has a bonfire going, someone is playing guitar, and everyone is hanging out. It's really special."

Go: 90 minutes south of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
Cost: From $89/night for a two-person tent; up to $425/night for a suite with a tub.