Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Celebrations

By Amy Lloyd


With the scent of pumpkin pie and fresh cornbread wafting through the streets, it can only mean one thing; Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We all know that this fall holiday is a special time for family, friends, and feasting, so why not make the place you spend it just as special this year?

Say yes to a non-traditional Thanksgiving celebration, and join the Glampsgiving movement that's sweeping the nation. These glamping accommodations in the U.S. provide the perfect family hub to indulge in all the traditional festivities, but in a unique environment that packs a scrummy, pumpkin-spiced punch.

Remarkable Dome Rental in Idyllwild, California


Snugly tucked away in the San Jacinto Mountains and overlooking a forest jeweled by copper and crimson foliage, this luxury glamping dome is an inspiring place to gather all the family for a Thanksgiving unlike any other. On top of oozing autumnal charm, the impressive interior of this property will soon have you all under its spell.

With a fully-equipped kitchen, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms, your Thanksgiving dome can sleep up to ten family members. There is also a large outdoor lounge area with an 18-jet hot tub, which means that there will be plenty of space for all the family to reconnect and make lots of joyful holiday memories this year.

Luxury Beach House Surrounded by a Moat on a Private Island in the Florida Keys


Breaking tradition this year comes in the shape of your own private tropical island in the stunning Florida Keys, a Thanksgiving hideaway truly unparalleled by any other. With a capacity of up to eight guests and a fully-equipped kitchen, this beach house is a place where the whole family can give thanks and devour a beach-view banquet of delicious roast Turkey with all the tasty trimmings.

The wrap-around deck boasts a beautiful dining area where everyone can assemble to spend some of that much needed quality time together, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

12-Person Luxury Tree House Getaway near San Francisco, California


High atop the trees and camouflaged by glowing foliage, this luxury tree house is kissed by the autumnal sun from sunrise to sunset, and with its six bedrooms and five bathrooms, it truly is a family reunion paradise.

Accommodating up to a maximum of 12 guests, this property should be top of the list for people wanting to revel in the holiday cheer together this year. Where could be better to bake your batches of spiced cookies and generate team spirit for a game of Charades, than in an enchanting Thanksgiving tree house?

Luxurious Colorado Tipis Located Between Gunnison and Blue Mesa Lake


Imagine all the family gathered around a toasty campfire this Thanksgiving; with the sweet scent of s’mores and the sound of laughter echoing in serene woodland. These cute tipi rentals are the epitome of authentic family camping and promise a perfect patch for all your Thanksgiving merrymaking.

Stationed in the picturesque Gunnison, these two tipis sleep four people each, so if you want to gather the generations to celebrate this fall, going tipi-ing is the perfect autumnal aphrodisiac for all.

Luxurious Modern Farmhouse with Private Hot Tub and Wi-Fi in the Catskills, New York


Tuck into a farmhouse feast this Thanksgiving in this luxury modern farmhouse in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York. This spacious and modern property can sleep up to eight guests, so it’s the ideal place to round up the relatives for some family fun and games.

Complete with an open dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, you can easily cook up the perfect Thanksgiving this year. Well and truly stuffed after a second helping of dinner (maybe even a third!), you can all retreat to the large living room for an evening of laughter and reminiscing. One thing’s for certain and thats is that a stay here is sure to go down in history as one of the best Thanksgivings you’ve ever had.

These five glamping rentals really are the cream of the crop when it comes to great places to spend Thanksgiving. By choosing to stay here, a special Thanksgiving is as easy as apple pie. For more inspiration this Thanksgiving, see our Thanksgiving 2015 page to continue the festivities. Give thanks and glamp this holiday!