After trying – and failing – multiple times to enjoy good old-fashioned camping (pop-up tent, blow-up bed, the whole shebang), I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a glamper. A woman of luxury, if you will. One that values proper mattresses, warmth, and a lack of condensation. And I’m ready to embrace my inability to get down and dirty. From wonderful wigwams to stunning yurts, here’s our guide to some of the best autumn glamping spots in Yorkshire.
1. Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey
Conveniently located by the stunning Bolton Abbey, Catgill Farm is quite possibly one of the most perfect glamping spots in the whole of Yorkshire.
Boasting luxurious timber pods and bell tents, guests can enjoy the best of the great outdoors with all the little home comforts we treasure the most – including cosy proper beds, proper loos, and that all-important electrical supply that keeps you “on the grid”.
What’s more, guests can also bundle up and stay nice and warm with the help of private firepits and pizza ovens, as well as your very own hot tub. Definitely beats a weekend at home.
For the explorers among us, close by, visitors can follow the Strid walk at Bolton Abbey to the stunning Valley of Desolation waterfall, Posforth Gill, before waltzing over to Bolton Abbey to take on the famous stepping stones. Just trying not to fall in! Book your stay here.
Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6HA.
2. Camp Katur, Bedale
Offering a backdrop for everyone – whether it’s secluded woodland or open meadows you’re after – Camp Katur brings the indoors outside as part of its gorgeous glamping experience.
From clear stargazing domes to huge geodomes that’ll have you almost forget you’re glamping at all, there are so many accommodation options, you’ll likely want to stay multiple times.
Expect comfy, proper beds, cosy furnishings, chimineas, and in some accommodations, hot tubs, too. Grab some marshmallows at check-in and you’re onto a winner. Find out more.
Camp Katur, The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS.
3. Pinewood Park, Scarborough
Ideally located near the Scarborough coast, Pinewood Park offers the best of both worlds: the fantastic Yorkshire seaside, and the highly underrated North York Moors.
But best of all, they offer glamping accommodation that likely won’t feel like you’re glamping at all. We’re talking gorgeous cabin-like pods and lodges – all situated within seven acres of land that guests are free to explore.
Each retreat is complete with beds, furnishings, heating, electricity, and even a kitchenette, meaning you won’t be crying out for your creature comforts during your autumnal stay. Find out more here.
Pinewood Park, Racecourse Rd, Scarborough, YO12 5TG.
4. Yurtshire, Ripon
Boasting two locations in Ripon, guests can expect the full works when glamping with Yurtshire. Between the two locations, guests can expect ‘nature the luxury way’ or a more family-friendly experience, with gorgeous glamping yurts available to book at both.
Each yurt is beautifully decorated with boho finishings, in addition to skylights so guests can stargaze from their cosy double beds, private hot tubs, en-suite bathrooms, and wood-burning stoves.
At the luxurious Eavestone Lake resort, guests can also take advantage of an on-site spa, with a number of wellness treatments available to choose from. Find out more.
Yurtshire, Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon, HG4 3BE | Lake Fish Pond Wood, Eavestone, Ripon, HG4 3HA.
5. Humble Bee Farm, Scarborough
Just a short drive away from Filey, Humble Bee Farm offers guests a peaceful retreat – and it’s the perfect place to stay this autumn.
Home to a fleet of glamping wigwams, guests can stay dry and warm while enjoying the great outdoors, with everything you could possibly think of on hand to elevate the experience.
Each lodge includes its own private bathroom, meaning no traipsing through the dark to the loos, cosy proper beds, hot tubs, TV, kitchenettes, and hot water supply, meaning you can enjoy a cosy night in. the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, without freezing your backside off during the Autumn months. Find out more.
Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, YO11 3UJ.
6. The Wensleydale Experience, Leyburn
A popular glamping spot in the Yorkshire Dales, The Wensleydale Experience allows guests to enjoy the best of the North Dales, with both Aysgarth and Wensleydale close by.
At the site, guests can wind down in one of the many yurts, which are complete with countryside views, comfy double beds, private hot tubs, en-suite facilities, BBQs, and private terraces. If you’re lucky enough, you might just have some friendly cow visitors, too!
The campsite is only a short drive away from the famous Aysgarth Falls, however, if you fancy branching out a bit further, you can enjoy the likes of Ravenseat Farm, the stunning village of Hawes and the home of Wensleydale cheese. Find out more here.
The Wensleydale Experience, Coach House, Swinithwaite, Leyburn, DL8 4UH.
[Featured image: Catgill Farm]