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10 Dreamy Autumn Places To Pitch A Tent

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Cooler evenings and crisp mornings are on their way, inviting sweet, sleep-in mornings, and evenings around a fire or woodstove. Autumn just might be our favorite time for pitching a tent for a longer retreat or glamping getaway. Our fern-weh canvas bell tent sets up in about 20 minutes, creating an instant, all-weather home away from home for as long as you want or need it to be. Looking for a Covid-safe autumn getaway? Our canvas tents are available to rent or to purchase, so you can be wherever you need to be with your family or quarantine. We can help you get set up in style and comfort no matter where you’d like to be this fall. Rent a canvas tent for a family vacation, a temporary homeschool with closer access to nature, or add a canvas tent to your own property for generations to use and enjoy!


We’ve pulled together a short list of some of our favorite locations for enjoying the colorful spectacle of fall. And with so many people now participating in the sharing economy and offering up their private land and property for personal use, these dreamy autumn locations are more accessible to campers and glampers everywhere.


Northern Michigan

Enjoy autumn colors at their finest in the Great Lakes state. Hartwick Pines State Park, Tahquamenon Falls, and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness are just a few favorites for visiting leaf-peepers. Set up camp for a longer stay and enjoy the show!

Where to camp? Check out this tent site in Levering, MI.

photo credit: Aaron Burden


photo credit: Aaron Burden

Western Montana

Autumn in Big Sky Country is a bit of a best-kept secret. With fewer travelers visiting during the fall, Western Montana is a dream come true for a peaceful glamping retreat.

Where to stay? Here’s a gorgeous glamping set up in Flathead County, MT.

photo credit: Glacier National Park


Southwest Colorado

The San Juan Mountain range forms the southern part of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The rugged and diverse autumn landscape will take your breath away during your camping or glamping stay.

Where to camp? Pitch a tent on a platform with panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains.

photo credit: Leslie Cross


Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway extends for 469 miles through Southern Appalachia in Virginia and North Carolina, offering sweeping views of some of the oldest mountains in the world!

Where to camp? Set up a canvas tent on this Newland, NC property and enjoy a lengthy stay.

photo credit: Wes Hicks


Big Bend, Texas

A visit to Big Bend National Park is ideal during the cooler autumn months. While there aren’t many colorful leaves to peep, you won’t be able to peel your eyes off the radiant sunsets!

Where to camp? Check out this heavenly place to string up a hammock!

photo credit: Big Bend National Park


Northern Arizona

The Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona is perhaps one of the most spectacular scenic regions in the Southwest. Enjoy cooler temps in autumn, fewer visitors, and a new stunning view around every bend.

Where to stay? This eco-retreat in Page, AZ beckons!

photo credit: Tom Gainor


Green Mountains, Vermont

Hues change first in the higher areas of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Drive through covered bridges and apple orchards, and hike through red maple groves.

Where to stay: Stay awhile in this glamping set-up near Wells, Vermont.

photo credit: stock photo


Catskills, New York

Fall was made for the Catskills. Blazing colors abound at every turn, so no matter whether you hike, mountain bike, go for a drive, or settle into an Adirondack chair for hours on end, you’re doing autumn right just by being here.

Where to stay? This private Catskills glampsite is already ready for you!

photo credit: Andrew Sit


Puget Sound, WA

The Evergreen State tests its namesake when the larches start to turn yellow and the alders and maples look like sunsets. Watch the boats (and if you’re lucky, maybe whale flukes!) reflect the low autumn light across the sound.

Where to camp? Set up your canvas tent on this bluff and enjoy 360° viewsfrom Vashon Island.

photo credit: stock photo


Southeast Wisconsin

Autumn in Wisconsin is a sight to see, no matter which region you visit. Southeast Wisconsin offers magnificent fall colors, an abundance of farms and orchards, and seemingly infinite surrounding lakes, rivers, and parks.

Where to camp? Set up your tent on this flower farmnear Kettle Morain National Park.

Brandy Lamb
Brandy Lamb

Father of two aspiring glampers, husband to one inspirational wife, and Co-Founder of Life inTents. Continuiously striving to help make camping more comfortable.

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