Best 4-Season Bell Tents
Camping is often seen strictly as a summer activity, and glamping even more so. Get that idea out of your head! If you feel the need to go out into the great outdoors to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and relax while doing it, don’t let anything stop you. Don’t feel like you need to wait for summer to come around. Whether it’s summer, spring, fall, or winter, you can go on a luxurious glamping getaway. All you need is the right tent. The best tents for glamping are bell tents, for many reasons. They are a lot like yurts, though much less expensive, and they provide you with plenty of room to keep all your things. Many are even large enough for a queen-sized mattress (or several!). Here you will find some of the best bell tents that are perfect for glamping any time of year!
Yukon Bell Tent from Elk Mountain Tents
One of the best 4-season bell tents on the market is the Yukon Bell Tent from Elk Mountain Tents. A lot went into the design of this tent to ensure that it can be the ideal glamping shelter during any season. The tent material is a breathable polyester canvas that has significant advantages over traditional cotton canvas. It’s the same material used in their canvas wall tents, which are quite popular for winter camping and hunting trips (It’s what they were built for). It has a much higher break and tear strength than cotton and doesn’t grow mildew or mold when it gets wet like cotton often does, making the tent last much longer (You probably won’t ever need to buy another glamping tent again!). This material is waterproof on its own, with an option to buy a rainfly for extra protection (recommended for winter vacations). You can rest easy knowing that the snow coming down won’t damage your tent, even during heavier snowfall. It is also lighter than cotton, so it is easy to hike into the backcountry with it—as well as set it up and take it down—than it is with other tents.
The floor of the tent is made of PVC and is resistant to water leaking in as well, keeping you and all of your things safe and dry inside.
Another thing that makes the Yukon work so well for winter glamping is its implementation of a stove jack, which allows you to keep a wood stove inside, keeping you warm and toasty even while the snow and wind are blowing outside. You’ll never have to be cold during your glamping getaway when you have a stove with you, and you will have one of the most comfortable and relaxing ways to enjoy nature. This provides other glamping opportunities such as boiling water for chocolate or coffee in the morning, or even cooking hot meals. The stove jack can be cut to be 4, 5, or 6 inches in diameter so you can cut it to fit whatever stove you use.
If you do need to allow a bit of air to enter in, there are 4 air vents at the top of the tent’s roof and 4 windows with mesh covering in the tent’s walls. The Yukon Bell Tent is available from Elk Mountain’s website in a few different sizes: 13 ft. diameter (8 ft. center height), 16 ft. diameter (10 ft. center height), and 20 ft. diameter (11.5 ft. center height). They range in price from $745-$995. If you are camping in the winter, you may want to buy a rainfly from the website as well, which costs $130-$195.
If you are looking for a good wood stove to use, Elk Mountain Tents sells a great model, the Alpine Heavy Duty Cylinder Stove, which can be purchased for $260 with no additional cost for shipping!
Karma ZIG Bell Tent
If you are looking for a glamping tent made of organic materials, check out the Karma ZIG Bell Tent. Made from natural, unbleached cotton, this eco-friendly option is built to hold up during all kinds of bad weather. The cotton is weatherproof and is made to be resistant to mold building up. It comes with a waterproof groundsheet and reinforced seams, ensuring that water doesn’t leak into your tent. Setup is quick and easy thanks to the spring-loaded pole design. This is especially nice if you want to avoid being caught up in a winter storm during tent setup. The tent is well-ventilated thanks to mesh doors and windows, making this a great option for warm-weather camping as well. It comes in several different sizes, including a 5, 6, 7, or 8 meters in diameter, all with double-door entrances. No matter how many people you want to take with you on your glamping getaway, you’ll be able to find the perfect-sized option. The package comes with all the tent materials you will need, including a carry bag, poles, pegs, guy lines, and sliders. It is a bit more expensive than a lot of other bell tent options, but if you want to get something made from organic materials, you won’t find much better than this!
PlayDo 4-Season Bell Tent
PlayDo has spared no expense in making sure their 4-Season Bell tent holds up strong even in the highest of winds and heaviest of snowfall. It is made from a breathable cotton material that is fire-resistant and waterproof treated. The PVC floor is the icing on the cake of this impenetrable fortress. It does have a stove jack as well, so no matter what it looks like outside, you can cook inside of your tent. The material around the stove jack is fireproof, ensuring that it won’t burn or catch aflame while the stove is being used. It is great for warm weather as well, with mesh windows, air vents, and sidewalls that can roll up, turning your tent into a canopy under which you can enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather. The side of the tent has a port that you can feed an electrical cord through in case you would like a heater or air conditioner inside, adding to your glamping comfort. Though it is large and made of heavy cotton, the setup is remarkably simple, and one person can set up the tent on their own in just 20 minutes. It is available in several sizes, ranging from 3-6 meters in diameter, making it great for you and your partner to enjoy a glamping getaway or even for a larger group to have a good time if you want to opt for a bigger size.
Danchel 4000 Pro-Family Tent
The DANCHEL 4000 Pro-Family Tent is different than many other bell tents out there in that it isn’t made from canvas. Instead, it uses 300D ripstop Oxford material, which is much lighter than canvas and is exceptionally waterproof and durable, with a waterproof rating of 5000 mm. If you don’t like heavy tent material and want something more convenient for hiking, this would be a great option to look into. The floor is made of 210D Oxford material, which is excellent for keeping water from leaking in at the bottom. It has 2 mesh windows and 3 mesh air vents that can be covered and zipped shut when the weather outside is bad. It also has roll-away transparent windows as well as additional air vents in the roof of the tent, helping the space feel more open and providing all the airflow you need when it gets warm. It only takes 10-20 minutes to pitch, and there is plenty of room inside for glamping, but since it isn’t made from canvas it may not last as long as other options. However, it only costs $300, so if you are on a budget, this is a great tent to consider.
Hasika 4-Season Family Tent
The Hasika 4-Season Family Tent is another bell tent to consider if you want something other than canvas. This tent is made of durable 190D polyester while the floor is polyethylene, both waterproof. The 16 ft. diameter model provides plenty of room for a large group to sleep comfortably or for a couple to have all the glamping commodities they may need. It has windows in the ceiling, which are great if you want to allow natural light to come in during the day or if you enjoy stargazing on a calm night. It also has windows in the walls of the tent with mesh coverings to give proper ventilation. Since it isn’t made from canvas, it is cheaper than most other bell tent options, making this another great budget choice. While it can hold up during any season of the year, be careful using it when the wind is blowing, as the tent doesn’t hold up super well in extremely heavy winds.
Glamping should and can be an activity for any season of the year, as long as you are properly prepared and have a shelter that will get the job done. These are a few of the best 4-season glamping tents available right now, so find the one that is best for you, and get ready to enjoy relaxing glamping adventures for years to come, no matter what it looks like outside!