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Best Glamping Spots Close to Chicago

Forget sleeping on the ground and digging holes in the woods — glamping (“glamorous camping”) is all about bringing your favorite creature comforts to the great outdoors. And you can do it near Chicago. Click through our album to discover the best glamping spots around, from a tree house with a full bathroom to an old-fashioned covered wagon with air conditioning.

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Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins – Elizabethtown, IL

Spend the night in a real tree house. This unforgettable experience is just a hop, skip and drive to Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins in the heart of the Illinois Ozarks in Southern Illinois. Glamp out in the White Oak Tree House that sleeps 4 to 6 and has heat and air conditioning, a full bathroom, a kitchenette, a campfire area, and an outdoor grill and picnic table. Just FYI, the 200+-year-old tree house is 20’ in the air, so those scared of heights may want to check out their on-the-ground cabin instead.

Glampsite Bonus: Scout’s honor you won’t be bored for one minute with family fun like fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, archery and kayaking which can be set up through the friendly owners Marty and Elizabeth Canfarelli.