Looking for a way to get back to nature with the family without leaving civilization totally behind? “Glamping”, or camping-lite, is a great way to experience the great outdoors while also enjoying some of the comforts of home. We found shelters of all kinds, sizes and locales. Click through to find your match! (If you do want to camp, check out these ready-to-go, family-friendly sites.)  

In The Poconos

The Poconos are a classic mountain getaway area, so why not head west for a relaxing stay at a landmark resort built in the foothills of the mountains in 1911? Stay in luxury, riverside glamping tents just 2 miles from the Delaware Water Gap and enjoy outdoor adventures like guided hiking and canoeing. Relax with a game of golf on the property’s course or a guided meditation, practice your swing at the golf academy or sample wares at the onsite brewpub. The kids will have fun with archery lessons or water games, and come night-time, you can all sit around a campfire, make s’mores and learn about some of the visible constellations.

Where: Delaware, Pa

Distance from City: 2 hours

photo: via Shawnee Inn Facebook page 

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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith