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We’re big fans of camping, but we love glamorous camping, better known as “glamping,” even more. Ever since glamping first came on the scene in the early 2000s, it’s taken the outdoor adventure world by storm. Whereas camping once entailed the daunting task of putting together a tent before cozying up into a sleeping bag on the hard ground afterward, campers were instead given an unique alternative; one that allowed them to truly enjoy a night under the stars — inside a luxury camp setting with all the amenities of a five-star hotel.

Thanks to Collective Yellowstone, you can experience all that and more in Big Sky, Montana. Nestled between the Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers less than an hour away from Yellowstone National Park, luxury camping beside Ulery’s Lake in the Moonlight Basin region is one of the best-kept vacation secrets Montana has to offer.

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Not your average "night in the woods"

Montana’s Moonlight Basin is just as dreamy as its name implies. Because Moonlight Basin is a protected area that’s enveloped on all sides by the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area, all visitors to the area — on two or four legs — can enjoy the breathtaking, dreamily serene natural beauty of the Montana wilderness. Each of the luxury tents offers impeccable views of the Sawatch Mountain Range and the Eagle River. Guests can expect an enchanting oasis that feels world’s away from everyday life without having to sacrifice a few of life’s modern comforts and amenities.

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Still need some convincing?

If you love the outdoors and prefer a few of the finer things in life, glamping is a must. Unlike traditional camping, outdoor enthusiasts don’t have to prepare their tent, nor do they have to worry about sleeping in a sleeping bag on the ground. Instead, you’re treated to a framed shelter with a solid king-size bed, a plush mattress, and heated blankets. Each luxury tent also has an over-the-bed chandelier, a wood-burning fireplace, and a private deck with Adirondack chairs so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Big Sky Country. The tents can sleep two adults and two children comfortably, and past guests rave about the farm-to-table dining and picture-perfect sunsets.

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Explore the rest of Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin is set on more than 8,000 acres and located near Yellowstone National Park and Gallatin National Forest, so Collective Yellowstone campers will have the best of Montana at their fingertips. In addition to hiking, horseback riding, and fly-fishing, visitors can also enjoy paddleboarding on Ulery’s Lake. The lake’s still waters are ideal for first-time paddleboarders, while the serene forest setting showcases the best of Montana — something every Big Sky explorer can appreciate.