We’ve scoured the length and breadth of choices for glamping holidays in Dorset, looking for individuality, style and charm – the kind of quality you can’t describe, but know to be what makes a trip special.
We’ve found self-catering barns in rolling meadows, stylish townhouses on the harbourside, converted pubs and country manors all waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to track the caves and crags of the Jurassic coast, the myriad of festivals that flourish through the summer, or the hidden villages that rest between the hills, you’ll find out we do glamping in Dorset like no one else.
There are no travel companies like us. Putting our unique selection of places to stay, our rigorous standards and inspection criteria all to one side – have you ever heard of a small, independent travel company, that’s part employee-owned and sustainability-focused? No? Well, here we are. We champion unique places to stay in nature, and aim to make a positive impact on the world with all our choices. We inspect every single cabin that we add to our collection, and ensure we only work with owners who put their whole heart and soul into their space – so we can match you with exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for glamping holidays in Dorset, whether that’s marshmallows à la char whilst getting distracted by the campfire, admitting the second pair of socks was useful on the hike or just staring up at a clear night sky, we’re here to happily take the credit.
Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, speaks to us about why we should all go birding, how to get started and what birds to look out for.
Who we are You’d be forgiven for thinking Canopy & Stars specialises in glamping holidays in Dorset, given the extent of unbelievable locations we have on offer. You would, however, be outstandingly wrong. We specialise in glamping locations across the UK and Europe, finding owners who’ve put their heart and soul into a space, inspecting every single one to the highest standards. We’re a small, independent travel company, who’s part employee owned, with our very own charitable trust and we strive to make a positive impact in the world.
Why choose glamping Sustainable, affordable and possibly the best way to get immersed in nature, and the only way to also enjoy all the luxuries you’d expect at a boutique hotel – glamping is the unrivalled way to explore. We offer a wide range of memorable glamping stays in Dorset, from quirky treehouses to hilltop bothies. Every single one set in the very best of the meadows, woodland and rolling countryside. We don’t accept the bland, the ok, the acceptable. Our collection is only the very select, the special and the unparalleled.
Glamping in Dorset with us Going glamping in Dorset? All our spaces have been personally visited by our team. They stay overnight, wiggle on the beds, prod the campfires, and test the hot tubs with vigorous scrutiny. Our spaces only make the collection if they’ve met the intensely exacting standards for the most unique spaces in the UK. Wherever in Dorset you go glamping, you’ll feel at one with nature, and ready to explore the local area.
We are doing our bit for the planet We use our expertise and experience to help owners make spaces as sustainable as possible, plant a tree for every booking, and exhaust search engines and experts looking for ways to make glamping holidays greener. We have a charitable trust that sees a percentage of our profits spent to help combat climate change. Sustainability is close to our hearts, and we strive to make a positive impact with all that we do. In fact, you can read about it all here.
We’re majority employee owned, with a shared commitment to fair, ethical business practices
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We plant a tree for every booking through the charity Treesisters and get our hands dirty in many local initiatives