While the lockdown restrictions are relaxing day by day, I am thinking where I could go and spend some time enjoying nature. I wanted to share with you what are the most interesting glamping resorts in Romania. Glamping means “glamorous camping”; it is a concept that brings all the comfort and luxury in the middle of nature. I am eager to try these locations as soon as possible. Not all the accommodations presented in this article are pure 100% glamping, but for sure they offer more to their guests than a classical camping site. So, here we go:
1. Green Camp
Location: Vadu Oii, Buzau County
Capacity: 40 persons
Wifi: info not available
This stylish and cozy glamping resort is located next to Penteleu Massif (1772 m). Here you will find authentic Romanian food, spacious, luxurious tents with wooden terraces and lounges. There is a range of activities that you can try while enjoy your peaceful staying at the Green Camp Glamping Resort. This Camp is owned by one of the most experienced adventure travel tour operator in Romania, Green Adventure. So, if you would like to spice up your holiday with some high adrenaline activities, you are in good hands. So, you can try rafting and power rafting on the Buzau river, kayaking on Siriu lake, or hiking in the surrounding areas.
Location: Lunca Bradului, Mures County
Capacity: 36 persons in the already existing tents and for the camping area 20 persons (10 tents)
Fain camping is indeed a fine place. 🙂 They have two types of tents available for renting: Canvas or Dome. Apart from this, you can also bring your tent and camp in the area. The predefined tents also have heating, so the place is also open during wintertime! And just in case you were wondering, yes, they also have a wooden jacuzzi, in the middle of nature for you to enjoy. They also organize events (now online). There’s also a cool bar where you can order food or drinks, and even a small library available for tourists. Oh, and you should also try the hammocks! 😉 You can go rafting in the area, on the Mures River, or go hiking in the Upper Mures Gorges Natural Park.
3. Hotelul de Bumbac-Crapul Furios
Location: Ocna Sugatag, Maramures County
Capacity: 15 persons
This is a glamping and fishing resort, situated in Maramures County. You will find this quiet and peaceful place near the National Reservation for carnivorous plants and turtles. Also in the vicinity, there are the salt lakes Ocna Sugatag, where you can go swimming if you like. 🙂
The glamping allows guests to fish in the lake, but it is only for recreational purposes. Of course, guests can grill a few fishes at the resort, but the concept is “catch and release.” It is not allowed to leave the resort with the fish.
Photo credit: Ioan Hotea
4. Ursa Mica Glamping Resort
Location: Ciocanu, Brasov County
Capacity: 40 persons
This is the first glamping resort ever built in Romania four years ago. The resort can provide visitors with toilets, hot showers, sauna, jacuzzi, and heating for each tent. At 1200 m altitude, the view is simply magnificent. You can enjoy your coffee in the morning on the small terrace of your tent and admire the beautiful surroundings. Or, if you prefer, you can do some hiking, trekking, climbing, mountain bike-ing or skiing. There are several Natural Parks in the area and castles in the area.
Photo source: https://www.carpathianursa.ro/
5. Camping Valea Iarului
Location: Uricani, Hunedoara County
Capacity: 21 persons
Seven tents are available for the moment at the Valea Iarului Camping site. Every tent has a small wooden terrace. There is no restaurant available, but the guests can use a small kitchen where they can cook their meals and also a place for food storage. Also, travelers have access to shower and restrooms. The area is perfect for hiking, and camping can provide guiding services in that respect. The location is generous in terms of mountain trails in Retezat National Park. It is one of the most spectacular in Romania. However, this should be discussed in advance with the owners. It is possible also to do rafting in the same area.
6. New Old Village
Location: Vadu Oii, Buzau County
Capacity: 16 persons
This location has several types of accommodations available for travelers. From small, fashionable wooden cottages to a camping site where you can bring your own tents, New Old Village can offer an option for every taste. It is a small mountain resort, surrounded by the Covasna forest. You might go hiking, kayaking, or rafting in the area, or you can choose to spend some time and socialize with the other guests at the “Birt”, the place where you can get drinks and traditional Romanian food.
7. Sunrise Glamping Retreat
Location: Galesu, Piatra, Arges County
Capacity: 24 persons in tents (there are 2 types of tents available) and 10 persons in the Sunrise cottage.
If you would like to stay for a few days at this glamping resort, you will also have the opportunity to use the jacuzzi, sauna or to go exploring the nearby area. Moldoveanu Peak is in the vicinity. It is the highest peak in Romania (2544 m). The trail is not an easy one, but the view is entirely worth the effort. You can also go to see Vidraru Lake. The only way to go there is through the Transfagarasan Road, one of the most spectacular roads you may see in the Carpathians.
Don’t miss trying out the luxury Cocoon Tents opened just 2 weeks ago! They have a unique design with a fireplace and private bathroom inside the tent.
Location: Azuga, Brasov County
Capacity: 4 persons (2 igloos)
Wifi: yes (and Netflix) 🙂
At Wegloo, an impressive luxurious igloo is waiting for you. Here you will find a transparent ceiling inside your tent, so at night you can admire the stars, right from your bed. The wood furniture is stylish and the tent also has a fireplace. Having heating available, the resort is open also during the winter. You will have also access to the jacuzzi, restaurant, hot shower, and restroom (inside your tent). The accommodation is situated near the forest in Azuga mountain resort. Available activities in the area include paragliding, hiking, mountain bike-ing, or skiing in the wintertime.
Please keep in mind that I did not test any of the locations presented in this material. If you have any feedback and wish to share your experience, please do so in the comment section below.