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You can almost hear the wolves' howling and the buffalo running... and (more likely) you can smell the woodsmoke: wake up in the world of the Old West on a holiday in a tipi. The traditional dwelling of the Native American tribes of the Great Plains, tipis (not to be confused with wigwams, a domed structure) are increasing in popularity as a quirky alternative to other camping and accommodation options. 

Tipi camps (and Yurt Camps) have been springing up all over Britain. They range from a single canvas structure pitched in a farmer’s spare field to multi-tent sites spread over tracts of woodland and with all the activities and facilities you’d expect at a modern campsite. Indeed, many are now designed for luxury camping: they have floorboards and supported walls and are spacious enough to house a double bed, comfy chairs, basic cooking equipment and a wood-burning stove to keep you snug under a sheepskin blanket. 

Their unique, striking design has stood the test of centuries and provides a cosy space that keeps out extremes of weather. Check out some holiday ideas including tipis in greentraveller founder Richard Hammond's list of top green Autumn breaks and have a look at a selection of places you can experience a night under canvas in the very old American way, below.

Find out how to get to tipi camps across Europe and beyond using our Journey Planner.

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
Tipi- from £156 for 2 nights, Yurts - from £215 Extra...

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Wild Northumbrian Tipi and Yurt Camp

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Hexham

A beautiful, special place to stay in Northumberland National Park. Stay in a Tipi or Yurt among wildflower meadows with views of fells and woodland in the peaceful, tranquil Tarset Valley. Learn bushcraft, pottery, falconry, go on walks & much more.
Tipis sleeping 6-8, 2 Yurts sleeping 4-6, Shepherds Hut 3

from £108

Coracle the yurt at Crafty Camping

Crafty Camping, Dorset, England

Luxury, adult only, private glamping in a magical, woodland setting. Hand crafted yurts, tipi and shepherd's hut with en-suite, proper flushing loos, piping hot 'tree showers' and a toasty sauna yurt and field kitchen with wood fired pizza oven.
7 doubles

Yurts, tipi & shepherds hut £158, bell tents £113 in high season per night, min 2 nights week time, min 3 nights weekends.

Tipi camp perfect for memorable family holidays

Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall, England

Not glamping, not tramping, just real camping made easy in a beautiful and private place. Sit round your own camp fire, fish and swim in the sparkling lake, drift through butterflies or run on the wild Atlantic beach.
34: 20 family tipis, 12 Couples tipis, 2 group tipis

from £18

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
4 Tipees (sleep 4-5), 2 Yurts (sleeps 5-6)

Tipi- from £156 for 2 nights, Yurts - from £215 Extra nights £70.

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £695.

Luxury yurt camping in The Peak District

Long Valley Yurts - The Peak District, Derbyshire

A truly magical 'glamping' experience in The Peak District offering back-to-nature living without compromising on comfort. There are comfy beds, warm duvets, cosy wood burning stoves and solar lighting.
Four yurts on site which can sleep up to 5

Yurts - Mid-week (Mon-Fri) £330, Weekend (Fri-Mon) £330, Full week (Fri- Fri, or Mon - Mon) £490

Our original fforest dome, luxury camping at its best

fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.
32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

Prices from: £290

Sandy Balls, New Forest, UK

Family-run since 1919, this impressive campsite presents breathtaking forest right on your doorstep. There’s a superb range of quality accommodation, from rustic woodland lodges and static holiday homes to Ready Tents and teepees.
Various types of accommodation

Various

View of outside pool area

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales

This Havan holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments

Caravans from £133, Apartments from £143, Lodges from £176 per night

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

Tipi in a field

Anglesey Tipi & Yurt Holidays, Anglesey, Wales

A cluster of off-grid tipis and yurts in a secluded woodland setting just a mile from the coast. Beautifully furnished with beds or futons, sheepskins and lanterns, and stoves to keep you cosy. Pick-your-own veggies and eggs available on site.
2 tipis: 1 for 2, 1 for 4; 3 yurts: 1 for 4, 2 for 5

From £55 for two

Stay in a fabulous renovated 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus

Ceridwen Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales

A welcoming family business on a small organic farm in North Carmarthenshire with a strong green ethos, a huge amount of lush, green space, glorious sunsets, clear night skies, offering accommodation to suit all - self-catering, catered and glamping.
5 yurts, 2 dbls-B&B, 2 houses (10 rms), pod, caravan, cabin

From £54/£82 per night (B&B/yurts). From £235/£350 weekend in cottage, sleeps 6/7. From £895/£1598 in house, sleeps 19.

Solway View Wigwams - Bring your boots

Solway View Holidays, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

A lovely campsite nestled on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, with eco wigwams and eco pods near the pretty little town of Kirkcudbright.
5 Large Wigwams

£37pn Big Chief Wigwam (inc 2 adult) and £42pn Running Water Wigwam (inc 2 adult). Extra: Adult £6pn, Infant (0-3) £foc & Child (4-16) £4pn

Quirky and kitsch La Rosa caravan

La Rosa Campsite, Whitby, Yorkshire

A 20 acre campsite in The North York Moors constructed with recycled, reclaimed and found objects. Stay in a vintage and classic caravan, a converted truck with funky decorations or a tipi. Wild, colourful, bohemian and kitsch.
B&B in Whitby, Van, Carvan or Tipi

from £86

These western tipis are a quirky place to stay in England

Pinewood Holiday Park, Yorkshire, England

The UK's only Wild West themed holiday park with Indian tipis, cowboy camping shacks and Western wagons plus a seperate camping field and caravanning area. A family run eco site and a unique and memorable holiday destination.
Various accommodation sizes

Camping peak season from £14 per night for 2 people. Themed accommodation in peak season £70 for up to a family of 4

Wallett’s Court Hotel and Spa, Kent Downs, England

Charming and fabulously atmospheric, this 17th-century manor house in White Cliffs country offers bed and breakfast as well as barns, tipis in the grounds, a spa, swimming pool. A fabulous on site restaurant make this a perfect holiday destination.
17

doubles from £135 including breakfast

Deepdale Tipi

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Norfolk, UK

Award winning, eco friendly, self-catering, backpackers' paradise of a hostel and campsite on the Norfolk Coast. This beautiful village by the sea is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty" - the driest, warmest, sunniest region in the UK.
Mixed private & dorm, Campsite, Tipis, Yurts, Shepherds huts

from £12.

Le Refuge du Clos du Moulin

Le Refuge du Clos du Moulin, Normandy, France

Feel like playing nomad – but with the comforts of a glamping retreat? This collection of tipis, yurts and even a covered wagon straight out of the wild west offers the chance to sample the life of the Mongolian steppe or North American prairies.
2 tipis and 2 yurts for 2-6, gypsy caravan for 2

From €70

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