Thinking about taking a trip with your significant other? Camping is a great idea if you’re looking for an engaging and intimate getaway. In part 2 of this 3-part series on campgrounds in the US, we’ll take a closer look at the ones that couples on Booking.com can’t get enough of.
Under Canvas Yellowstone – West Yellowstone, Montana
Go glamping with your partner near Yellowstone
Want to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort? Look no further than Under Canvas Yellowstone, located in West Yellowstone, Montana. Not only do they offer fireplaces, free breakfast, and actual beds to sleep on, some of tents even have private bathrooms. There’s plenty of outdoorsy activities to choose from as well, with Yellowstone National Park being just a 15-minute drive away. Go horseback riding, hiking, or fishing during the day, then head back to lay under the stars as you roast some smores at the fire pit.
Shelter Cove Resort & Marina – Odell Lake, Oregon
Shelter Cove is a top pick if you’re looking for a rustic getaway
Shelter Cove Resort & Marina is located on the shores of Odell Lake in Oregon, in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest amid the Cascades. It’s a perfect forest retreat for couples who love to hike, canoe, bike, or even ski in the wintertime. It’s also great for fishing, which you can do plenty of at the lake right in front of the property, before cooking up the day’s catch out on the cabin’s fire pit or at the kitchenette inside.
Dream Catcher Campground & Lodge – Greagle, California
One of the RVs available to rent at Dream Catcher Campground & Lodge
If you and your partner have ever wanted to camp out in an RV under the stars, you’ll love Dream Catcher Campground & Lodge. Here, you can either book one of the lodge’s chic RVs equipped with modern amenities or bring your own. Campers looking for a no-frills experience under the stars are welcome to pitch a tent here, too. Enjoy one of the many activities they offer on-site—such as bocce ball and horseshoeing—or explore the area’s many golf ranges, hiking trails, and taprooms. And if you’re looking to go fishing or swimming, Lake Tahoe is just over an hour’s drive away.
Kozy Haven Log Cabin Rentals – Columbia, Kentucky
Enjoy all the comforts of home with your partner in the great outdoors
The rustic cabins at Kozy Haven Log Cabin Rentals in Columbia, Kentucky is great for couples who want to visit Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest known cave system on earth, which stretches for over 400 miles. Of course, there’s plenty to do here for couples who aren’t into subterranean adventures, too. Go hiking along the Green River Walking Trails, just 16 miles from the campsite, or explore downtown Columbia. Lake Cumberland—just a 30-minute drive away—is also great for couples who want to go boating or fishing.
Pahrump RV Park – Pahrump, Nevada
A top pick for couples looking for a no-frills accommodation near Death Valley
Pahrump RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada isn’t exactly a five-star hotel, but the great service, spacious and clean RVs, plus the numerous amenities make it a great choice for couples looking for a home base near Death Valley and Las Vegas – both just an hour’s drive away. Start your day by whipping yourselves up a meal in the kitchenette and enjoy it in the grassy picnic area. Then head to a nearby hot spring to de-stress, or go for a hike at one of the many nearby trails if you’re itching for some exercise. Death Valley in particular is a spot that nature lovers won’t want to miss, though it’s best to check the weather before heading there – it’s not known as the hottest place on earth for nothing.
Brundage Bungalows – McCall, Idaho
These charming cottages at Brundage Bungalows make for a perfect getaway
Just two hours outside of Boise, Brundage Bungalows in McCall, Idaho features charming, rustic-chic cottages that will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale throughout your stay. In the summer, go for a day at Lake Payette—just a couple of feet from the campground—where you can enjoy boating, fishing, or sunbathing on its sandy shores. Or visit in the winter when the bungalows are covered with fresh snow, and spend a day at a nearby ski resort. No matter when you visit, the Bungalows will make for a perfect couple’s getaway.
*The data scientists at Booking.com used internal data to find the campsites in the US that are most highly rated by couples for this article.