You can camp with amenities (see below), or you can camp without (see page 56). Either way it's access to the Great Outdoors, so you win.
The level of pampering varies considerably, from simple rustic cabins without toilets (Curry Village) to the comforts of home and then some (Molokai Ranch). Prices range accordingly, from $34 to $250 a night.
Concordia Eco-Tents, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; (800)392-9004; www.concordia-eco-tents.com
Private baths, solar- and wind-fueled energy, and kitchen facilities add to the comfort of gazing out over a pastel-blue ocean vista.
Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp, Pescadero, California;(877) 262-7848; www.costanoa.com
All the comforts of home near four state parks, with miles of hiking and biking trails.
Curry Village, Yosemite National Park, California; (559)252-4848; www.yosemitepark.com
Wood-framed canvas tents with beds, but without plumbing. Small sacrifice. A short walk through the shadow of spectacular Glacier Point and Half Dome takes you to the central showers and restrooms.
Daniel's Head Village, Bermuda; (800) 225-4255; www.danielsheadvillage.com
Dine on your private deck and enjoy unparalleled views of the Atlantic.
Foothills Safari Camp, Glen Rose, Texas; (888) 775-6742; www.fossilrim.com
Gaze down from the patio of your safari-style tent - with heating, air conditioning, and private bathroom - upon a watering hole ringed with kudus, zebras, and llamas.
Maho Bay Camps, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John;(800) 392-9004; www.mahobay.com
Nestle in your bungalow on a tropical hillside above a private beach and watch great blue herons dive for fish.
Molokai Ranch, Molokai, Hawaii; (877) 726-4656; www.molokairanch.com
Three different “camp” sites situated at beach or bluff edge — the view made all the more pleasing by private baths, maid service, and a spacious porch from which to enjoy the scene.