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7 of the World’s Dreamiest Glamping Bubbles

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7 of the World’s Dreamiest Glamping Bubbles
Just when you thought glamping couldn’t get any more Instagrammable, here come the bubbles. With stargazer-friendly transparent roofs, these “five-million-star hotels” are popping up everywhere—from the vineyards of Baja California to the Arctic Circle—offering luxury campers all the trappings of glamping (high thread-count sheets, memory-foam mattress, climate control) with the magic of sleeping under the stars. From inflatable pods to sturdy Finnish domes, here are seven places that prove that living in a bubble isn’t always a bad thing.
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    1. Campera Hotel Burbuja
    Baja California, Mexico

    Two hours south of the border from San Diego is Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine country, home to dozens of tiny family-run wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, and just a handful of small hotels and B&Bs. The latest addition is Campera Hotel Burbuja, a “bubble hotel,” with four inflatable pods (at present—the hotel plans to expand to 10) that come equipped with full-sized beds and a glamorous wood-paneled bath attached at the side. The hotel is miles away from light pollution, which makes for great stargazing, while morning light reveals miles of mountain and vineyard views. From $200/night
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    2. Buubble Lodge
    Iceland

    Nestled somewhere in the woods an hour and a half from Reykjavík (the exact location is protected to ensure guests’ privacy), the Buubble Lodge’s five “UFO bubbles” are heated to guard against the Arctic chill and have ventilation systems that promise to keep the interior climates fresh and dry. Count constellations or, in the right season, watch the aurora borealis dance in the night sky from the comfort of your round double bed. You will, however, have to bundle up to reach the bathroom and kitchen facilities, which are located in a nearby shared house. Book the bubble on its own or as part of the lodge’s Golden Circle Tour, which includes visits to waterfalls, hot springs, the Secret Lagoon, and Thingvellir National Park. Bubbles from $273/night
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    3. Aurora Bubble, Nellim Wilderness Hotel
    Nellim, Finland

    Up in the northern reaches of Finnish Lapland, the Nellim Wilderness Hotel boasts a handful of glass-domed cabins where guests can watch the northern lights—visible almost 200 nights a year—while sheltered from the -22°F winds outside. Feast on traditional Lappish cuisine like reindeer meat and smoked fish at the on-site restaurant, then retire to your igloolike room, with decor inspired by indigenous Sami culture. There’s no guarantee you’ll see the aurora, but with the Murmansk border just eight miles away, you can almost see Russia from your bubble house. From $236/person/night
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    4. Full of Stars Hotel
    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    After a day exploring the protected desert wilderness in Jordan, count stars until you drift off to sleep in one of 11 inflatable dome pods at the Full of Stars Hotel. Kitted out with king-sized beds, the rooms also come with beanbag chairs, A/C, a bathroom with a shower, and a private deck. Wake up to views of the sunrise over Wadi Rum’s red sandstone peaks. From $239/night
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    5. Bubble Huts, Finn Lough
    Enniskillen, United Kingdom

    Wake up in a four-poster bed, pop in a Nespresso pod, and settle into an antique armchair to take your morning coffee inside a stylish Forest Dome at Finn Lough resort, nestled among the trees on a secluded lakeside peninsula south of Derry. Spend the day hiking or fishing for pike in the Erne, then wind down with sundowner drinks by the lake, accompanied by roast-your-own s’mores and bowls of the resort’s house-made fancy popcorn (garlic/thyme, lemon/sesame, or mango/maple, depending on the season). Retire to your bubble for 180-degree sky views, best enjoyed while wearing the cozy bathrobe provided. —From $251/night
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    6. Maison Bulles
    Pont-Saint-Esprit, France 

    Stargaze on a budget in the South of France in one of Maison Bulles’ three inflatable bubble cabins, located about an hour’s drive north of Avignon in the Provençal countryside. Decked out with carpeting and queen-sized beds, the bubbles come with an observation chart and telescopes upon request. Bathrooms and showers are located in nearby chalets. —From $152/night
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    7. Dream Dome at Ridgeback Lodge
    Kingston, Canada

    No TV, no phone, no Internet—that’s the promise of Canada’s Ridgeback Lodge, hidden in the New Brunswick wilderness near the Maine border. With front-facing bay windows, the four romantic Dream Domes are less suited for stargazing than they are for gazing starry-eyed at a winsome roommate. Each comes with a king-sized bed, kitchenette with French press, a stove for warmth, and a cozy Japanese-style wood-burning tub (available upon request for an extra fee). From $112/night
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