Create the Ultimate Outdoor Guest Room

Outdoor Guest Room

Living on the shore of Montana’s Flathead Lake is a pleasure my husband and I are thankful for every day!  In the summer we have no shortage of guests and are always looking for an empty closet or square foot of space to put up our friends and family. Last summer we ran out of indoor rooms so we decided to invest in a used Forest Service wall tent. It became a sought-after guest retreat and our new favorite room!


Creating an outdoor 5-Star Guest Retreat

Think about what you’d expect to find in a 5-diamond hotel and try to make your outdoor room measure up to that standard. Your budget may not have enough in it to let you create a luxury getaway oasis, but you can pitch a tent, arrange what’s necessary, use what you have, be creative and provide a dream outdoor retreat for lucky guests.


Luxury linens and bedding

Use layers of lush bedding to create a dreamy space your guests will never want to leave. Sett the tone of your outdoor guest room with an invitation to snuggle.. Shop Indeed Decor’s bedding for sumptuous designer coordinated bedding sets, bed skirts & dust ruffles, duvets, comforters and coverlets, bed pillows; shams bolsters, and accent pillows. Rich colors, embroidered and ruched textures in satin and linen, and intricate patterns create plush layers of comfort and style.


Comfortable Bed

The most important thing you can provide for a guest is a good, comfortable place to rest. If you don’t have a new or good used bed, think about getting a quality air mattress. They’re really quite comfortable and can be placed on top of a box spring, over a sofa bed mattress, or on the floor.



Think romance.  We love a chandelier in the middle of an outdoor room. If nothing else, provide a good reading light near a chair or over the bed. Another fixture or lamp near a dresser or desk would be great. A small night light is helpful and a lighted magnifying make-up mirror is a real luxury!


Storage Space. Make sure there is adequate trunk or drawer space for your guest’s things. And make certain there is a full-length mirror if your tent has space.

Thoughtful details. Include reading material your guests might enjoy.  Local travel books and regional novels are very popular.  Fresh flowers, fluffy bathrobes, and bottled water in an iced cooler are the little things that make your guests feel special.

Provide Privacy. You might know that the big pine tree just outside the tent window camouflages everything going on, but your guest won’t. Choose coverings that not only add to the character of your outdoor room but provide privacy and light control, as well.


Glamping, also known as luxury or boutique camping, is nothing like staying in the artificial environment of a hotel. It’s the chance to truly reconnect with nature and enjoy your surroundings. It allows you to detach from city life and experience something completely new. Experience the best of the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury and comfort. Basically, it’s camping in comfort (and in style) and that’s something I can get behind.


Creating space for guests in your home involves more than providing a comfortable place to sleep; it’s an opportunity to make people feel welcome and ensure that their time spent with you is memorable.
Martha Stewart

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