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Find Luxury in the Great Outdoors I f your idea of “roughing it” means the cheap room at the Four Seasons, you’re in good company — and glamping, or glamorous camping, might be the cure for getting in touch with nature without sacrificing comfort. The term glamping hasn’t been around all that long, but the concept is not new. Lavish accommodations in far-flung locations have been around for centuries. Today, glamping pairs upscale amenities and technology with exotic vistas for a range of prices at yurts, tents, caravans, trailers and treehouses, among other campsites. So if you want experience the great outdoors without sleeping on the great outdoors, glamping might be your best option. Glamping is much more than an upscale tent. “Glamping is the ultimate realization of ‘disconnect to reconnect’,”said George Morgan-Grenville, the founder and chief executive of Red Savannah, a high-end travel company in overview of glamping in The New York Times last summer. And that doesn’t always mean out in the wild. In New York, Collective Retreats launched a seasonal camp in New York Harbor featuring 37 tents, its own restaurant, massages, furnished porches and wood-frame beds with high linen counts, according to the article. Luxury hotels are also getting in on glamping, offering private terrace retreats in Chicago, Beverly Hills and Denver. Those experiences come with top-dollar price tags, of course. But many glamping outposts in the wild offer luxury-style accommodations in the mountains, at the beach and around the country and world for reasonable prices. Under Canvas and Collective Retreats are two of the largest glamping outfitters, operating seasonal “resorts” in such places as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and at ranches in Texas. The companies also host outposts in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. The locales and options are almost endless. How to get started? Begin online. There are literally dozens of reputable newspapers, magazines and travel sites featuring a variety of glamping experiences. In addition, sites such as glamping.com and worldofglamping.com offer overviews and links to locations and the companies that service them. The two previously mentioned glamping outfitters, Under Canvas and Collective Retreats, are among the largest companies involved in booking these trendy, exotic but luxurious retreat vacation options.