Camping has always been the surest way to commune with nature. Unzip the tent, rub your eyes, stretch in the morning sun, and take in the views of a serene lake enveloped by evergreens, disturbed only by, say, an eagle snatching a bass in its talons. While some might find camping to be calming, others could consider it a subtle form of torture: the terror of nighttime creatures on the other side of a thin fabric wall, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, communal bathrooms scrubbed fortnightly.
For those who demand a little more from their accommodations but still want that connection with the natural world, luxury glamping tents with exceptional views are the way to go. From the outside, these glamp-sites might look like the expeditionary accommodations of a five-star general heading into the vast unknown, but don’t let the cloth fool you. The interiors are fabulous, designs exceptional, and comforts extreme—they’re as luxurious as any five-star hotel room. Below, AD surveys the seven most extraordinary glamping tents that offer stunning views of nature without compromising any of the finer things in life.