Unique Accommodations

We've got unique camping options for every glamping desire. Sleep in a tree, train, safari tent and so much more. At KOA our goal is to make every camping experience unique.

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Unique Accommodations

Looking for something a little "different" for your next KOA camping experience?

How about a stay in an authentic teepee? Or perhaps a yurt, or even a real train caboose? Or maybe "glamping" in a well-appointed cabin tent is more your style. KOA campgrounds are a great place to find your next unique accommodation. All of these special places to stay come complete with real beds and other amenities to keep you comfortable.

And while you won’t find something unique at every KOA (after all, that‘s & what makes them unique) you will see more special offerings coming to more KOAs. Be sure to click the link below to begin your search for something really special for your next KOA stay.

High Quality Unique Accommodations

There are endless ways to enjoy a campsite. Whether you're pitching a tent or pulling up in your RV, every group of campers has their own preference for how to maximize their camping experience. That's why KOA offers unique accommodations at select campgrounds. These fun and exciting new ways to enjoy an extraordinary camping adventure include:

  • Airstreams
  • Cabooses
  • Teepees
  • Yurts
  • Tree Houses
  • Wall Tents

Glamping With KOA

What Is Glamping?

Many people like the idea of being in the great outdoors and communing with nature, but they may not be quite as excited about the idea of "roughing it." Glamping camping, a combination of "glamour" and "camping," lets those who seek out glamping sites enjoy the best of both worlds. You get the traditional camping elements of the past with the amenities of today.

Why Go Glamping?

So why go glamping? Isn't the whole point of camping to be self-sufficient? Well, we think the whole point of camping is to have fun as part of a nature-loving community. The best glamping allows you to do exactly that.

Glamping Options at KOA

If you're wondering where to find glamping near you, you've come to the right place. We have luxurious glamping tents and glamping trailers for you to enjoy, just as we do for traditional camping. So, grab your glamping gear and read on to learn about our various camping and glamping locations and options.

Types of Unique Accommodations

Airstream Trailer

Airstream Travel Trailer

What Is an Airstream and Why Is Airstream an American Icon?

If you like the idea of RV camping, you'll love camping in one of our Airstreams. What makes Airstream camping so special is their unique appearance, featuring a rounded body and a shiny, polished aluminum finish. Wally Byam designed the first Airstream trailer in 1929 and the brand persists today as an American icon. These timeless, iconic trailers revolutionized travel and adventure, as we know it. Camping in an Airstream is a unique way to connect with American history while discovering all that KOA has to offer.

Why Camp in an Airstream?

The Airstream combines the best of the most popular camping worlds. You get the protection of a trailer, with no need to worry about maneuvering a full-sized RV to your chosen campsite location. If you're not excited about full scale "roughing it," or getting soaked in the rain or freezing when it gets cold at night, the Airstream cabin offers the comfort you need while still allowing you to fully enjoy the nature around you.

What You Should Know Before Reserving Your Airstream

Airstream camping is only available at select KOA campground locations, so be sure we have Airstream campgrounds at the campsites you want to visit. You may want to find out what sizes are available and what attractions are nearby. Also, contact the KOA of your choice to learn about any renting requirements or restrictions beforehand, so you don't run into trouble when you arrive on site.

Rent an Airstream Today

If you're excited about enjoying the campground through traditional camping or glamping camping in the comfort of an Airstream, we don't blame you! Contact KOA to reserve a unique Airstream site today.

Teepee Tents

Teepee

Does KOA Offer Teepee Tents for Camping and Glamping Near Me?

Teepee camping is a great way to enjoy a more traditional form of camping. Teepees are in some ways like a classic camping tent. They were used as living structures by the Plains Native Americans through the 20th century. Teepees are reliable, sheltering structures that can easily provide the necessities for living.

Why Camp in a Teepee?

Teepees may help you get in touch with the spirit of early American settler life, but today's camping teepee can be outfitted with plenty of modern comfort amenities, like futons, a nearby fire pit and even electricity. You can enjoy a rustic experience with lots of space and some of the comforts of home.

Some select sites at KOA also offer teepee villages so you can bring along a large group of friends or the entire family! Or, if you'd rather come with a smaller group, a teepee village is a great way to make new friends and have a relaxing adventure. Our teepee villages offer a unique camping opportunity for those looking for a once in a lifetime glamping experience.

Before reserving your teepee rental, be sure there are teepees for rent in the KOA location you're interested in visiting and that the right size is available for your family. Take note of any potential restrictions or requirements to rent a teepee with KOA.

To get started on your teepee camping experience, contact KOA Campgrounds to rent a teepee now.

Yurts

Yurt

What Is a Yurt, and Why Do I Want to Go Camping in One?

If you think you've tried every kind of camping accommodation, you will want to try camping in a yurt. A yurt is another variation of a tent, originally from Central Asia, but you may think of it as more of a hut. They are typically made of latticed wood or bamboo with a doorframe and a crown.

Why Camp in a Yurt?

The yurt is another of the unique camping tents that can offer many of the features of tent camping, but with some more amenities, such as more space and a unique atmosphere. This actually makes Yurts ideal glamping tents. If you've never camped in a yurt, you owe it to yourself to try the experience, which can be a fun adventure for the whole family.

As with all KOA unique accommodations, check the locations of campgrounds with yurts, availability and restrictions before reserving yurts for rent. To get started with your yurt rental, contact your local KOA of choice today.

Wall Tents

Wall Tent

What Is a Wall Tent?

A wall tent is, quite simply, a tent with four walls. It may also be called a safari tent. Wall tent rental is another ideal way to enjoy camping with family and friends, as it allows everyone to experience traditional tent camping or glamping camping while also benefitting from more space and comfort than traditional tents. Wall tents, like yurts and teepees, can accommodate a variety of comfortable amenities that you might not expect in a regular tent, like comfortable furniture and electricity. To find out which KOA Campgrounds offer wall tents, contact us today.

What Is a Safari Tent?

The safari tent is a return to the classic African safari. European adventurers would travel to experience nature first-hand, but they didn't want to give up their creature comforts. Thus, they brought along tents that were more like small luxury homes, with plush furniture and all the amenities. As you might imagine, safari tent camping is perfect for those interested in glamping.

Does KOA Offer Safari Tent Glamping?

Of course, we do! We're happy to offer safari tents for a one-of-a-kind glamping experience.

Select KOA campgrounds also offer the opportunity to take your safari tent glamping trip to the next level, by staying in a Woodytent! Woodytents are high-end luxury safari tents that offer even more glamping options than the traditional safari tent. From storage, closets and patios to cupboards and kitchens, the woodytent is a great style of accommodation for those who want a unique way to connect with nature, while still maintaining a high level of luxury and comfort.

Before reserving, you'll need to find out if we offer safari tent camping or woodytent glamping in your area. To find which KOA Campgrounds offer safari tent camping and woodytent glamping options, contact us now.

Tree Houses

Tree House

Does KOA Offer Tree Houses for Camping?

We do! We consider tree house camping to be just as legitimate as any other type of camping. In fact, we even offer tree house glamping - if you like your tree house a little bit more luxurious than the one you had as a kid.

Why Camp in a Tree House?

Seriously? How can you resist? Even if you never had a tree house as a kid, if you love being outside and enjoying adventure, you have to be excited about the prospect of spending a weekend in a tree. The tree house is a lost art, and we're reviving it. If you like camping because of the opportunity to commune with nature, you'll love tree house camping. You can't get any closer to nature than sleeping in a tree!

Find a tree house camping accommodation near you. For tree house KOA Camping options and destinations, contact us today.

Camping Cabooses

What Are Camping Cabooses and Where Do They Come From?

Back when railroad travel ruled the country, cabooses were the last car of the train - a place where the crew could go to relax and get a little distance from their duties, as well as a vantage point to check for any damage to the train or its cargo. Today, most old railroad trains have been retired, as have their cabooses, but some enterprising souls have realized that these icons of Americana should not go to waste. At select KOA locations we have renovated historical cabooses for camping purposes.

Why Camp in a Caboose vs. Other Methods?

Caboose rental camping is a unique experience that isn't like any other type of camping. Our cabooses have been restored from some of the country's most historic railroad trains like Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe and Boston & Main. Camping in one of our cabooses will bring you back to those pioneering days when train travel was pretty much the only way to get from here to there.

What You Should Know Before You Rent a Caboose

There are only certain places where you can find cabooses for a camping experience, so get in touch with KOA to find out which campgrounds offer a caboose camping experience. You'll want to contact the KOA campground of your choice to find out if there are different sizes to choose from and if there are any restrictions or requirements on caboose rental. There's probably an old railroad attraction for you to check out, but you should make note of other attractions in the area you might want to see as well.

To find out where KOA can provide you with unforgettable caboose camping or glamping destinations, contact KOA Campgrounds now.

Other Unique Accommodations

If you are interested in a type of unique campgrounds accommodation that you don't see here, let us know! Remember, our primary goal is to satisfy our campers, and we can only do that if you communicate with us. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a KOA campground soon!