Safari Campsite at Sleeper State Park

Michigan Glamping – 2 intriguing Approaches Can Be Found In The Upper Thumb

Glamping is defined as a combination of the words glamor and camping. This high amenity approach to rustic camping has been growing in recent years. It can be found at some of the most desirous camping spots in the world. Now Michigan Glamping has come to Caseville at Sleeper State Park and Port Austin at Port Crescent State Park.

This sort of camping is perfect for those who want to experience rustic outdoor camping but don’t have the equipment or experience of camping. Glamping is a term that’s been around since the early 2000s, and it’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy nature. Glamping is the combination of glamour and camping—it’s luxury in the great outdoors.

A site at Sleeper State Park

While researching the 7 Little Secrets of Michigan’s Sleeper State Park, we discovered that the camping outfitter, Tentrr, had set up 15 secluded glamping sites. Each has a large platformed walled canvas tent containing a queen-sized cot or bunk bed and a wood stove. Several sites are located right on the beach.

Safari Tent at the Glamping Site

Each Michigan glamping camp at the park is supplied with tables, benches, Adirondack chairs, and a campsite fire pit. There are an on-site water supply and a sun shower provided to round out the other amenities to make for an extremely comfortable outdoor experience. Guests need only bring your own food, firewood, and bedding. There is a selection of 15 secluded wooded sites, and five beachside camps.

Safari Camp Kitchen at Sleeper State Park

The glamping experience is new to Michigan’s Albert E. Sleeper State Park and Highland Recreation Area. It started in the summer of 2020. More information about glamping in Michigan with the Sleeper-Safari Tent program is on their website.

Michigan Glamping On The Beach At Albert E. Sleeper State Park

Camping on the Beach at Sleeper State Park

Glamping has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people seek out more adventurous ways to vacation. There are many different types of glamping available today; some people prefer to stay in rustic cabins while others prefer tents or even yurts (which are essentially giant tents). The most popular type of glamping, however, is beach glamping because it’s easy and fun!

The park offers two different kinds of glamping accommodations: glamping tents, and woodland cabins. The glamping tents are quite large, with canvas walls and a wood floor, with space for up to four people. They come with a table and chairs inside and a charcoal grill outside (but no electricity). The woodland cabins are smaller but still spacious enough for two people, with running water and electricity provided by solar panels on the roof. Both Michigan glamping types of accommodation come with outdoor fire pits as well!

You can now camp on the beach at Sleeper State Park. Four beachfront campsites have been established on the secluded west end of the beach. Each site is tucked in on top of a dune that offers a marvelous view of Saginaw Bay.

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A new trail was blazed from the day-use parking area to the beach sites. You have to hike in all your gear. The sites are wonderful and only steps away from the water’s edge. These offer a private and woodsy setting than in the main campground across the street.

Michigan Glamping With Tentrr

Tentrr doesn’t do campgrounds. They partner with private land­owners in 29 states across the country to set up large canvas tents on their properties.

If you’re looking for an affordable way to stay at one of Michigan’s most beautiful state parks then check out Tentrr! Their website makes it easy to find exactly what kind of experience you want while also giving you access to thousands of other campgrounds across America.

Tentrr builds fully-equipped individual campsites in large and remote areas. Order your next tentrr experience from the image link above, and Thumbwind will receive a small commission.

What is Glamping – The Definitive Guide

Staycations and other close-to-home trips are trending in 2020. Many people who are looking for a getaway are opting for camping or glamping (AKA “glamorous camping”) trips, according to a recent Kampgrounds of America (KOA) special report.

However, the rising interest in camping and glamping in Michigan isn’t new; between 2014 and 2019, the number of campers pitch their tents three or more times per year increased by 72 percent. Many of these keen campers are Millennials and GenXers, who, according to the 2019 KOA North American Camping Report, are more likely to identify as lifelong campers than the generations before them — and who value the family-friendly atmosphere of camping as they introduce their children to the world of roughing it.

Whether you’re an avid outdoors person, you can take camping to the next level with creative glamping accessories.

Create the Perfect High-End Glamping Experience

It’s easy to turn a traditional camping trip into a glamping adventure with a few accessories that create an elevated (and seriously Instagram-worthy) experience. Just remember, there’s no single right way to go Michigan glamping, so go all out with as many extravagant options as you can manage if that’s your style, or keep it more minimalistic with just a few posh touches. However you approach it, be sure to take some time to relax and enjoy your efforts.

Whether you plan to set up camp in a remote site or head to an already existing glampsite, these gear ideas will help you plan the perfect glamping excursion.

Michael Hardy

Mike Hardy is the owner of Thumbwind Publications LLC. It started in 2009 as a fun-loving site covering Michigan's Upper Thumb. Since then, he has authored a vast range of content and established a loyal base of 60,000 visitors per month.

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