About Multi-Room Tents

A good multi-room tent is the perfect shelter for family camping or any bigger-sized group spending a few nights out in the backcountry.

Multi-room tents offer more space than traditional, smaller tents, with the option of adding walls for added separation and privacy between each campers sleeping quarters.

While many people head outdoors for the ruggedness of living without the comforts of home, there are plenty of benefits of bringing much of those comforts with you on the trail.

In fact, many campers are making the outdoors so comfortable that there is now a new category of camping called “glamping”.

Fortunately, there are shelters for these people and we’ve written about the different types of multi-room tents for glamping, along with the benefits of this style of camping.

These kinds of tents are perfect for campers who are bringing things like electronics, ATV’s, air mattresses, and any cool toys and gadgets that enhance the experience of the outdoors!

You also get a lot of cool features like tents with porches, big screened windows, storage pockets, solid weather protection, generator accessibility, and hooks to hang fans!

There is a lot of variety of styles of these kinds of tents, the most popular being dome or cabin tents.

Be sure to check below for our ratings and reviews of the best multi-room tents along with a buying guide with tips on finding the best multiroom tent for your next adventure!

Best Multi-Room Tents 2020

  1. CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent
  2. Editors Rating:
    (5 / 5)
    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36.4 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 14' X W 9' X H 78"
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $239.99

    The CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent is a big, spacious, instant tent that works great for any group or family camping experience.  This is an instant tent so it sets up super quick, in only a few minutes.  All you have to do is simply remove it from the box, lay it out over a tarp and simply extend the poles and lock them in to secure the tent’s form.  Setup can be done by 1 person easily, although because this is a bigger tent, 2 people can get it done in half the time.  All the sides are already hooked into the mainframe, which saves some time as well.

    Pros
    • Quick, easy setup
    • Room for 2 queen size beds and all your camping goodies
    • Fully water and windproof
    • 78 inches of headspace
    • Included rainfly
    Cons
    • Door zippers can let some water in if the rain is heavy

    Read our full review of the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent


  3. Coleman Evanston Screened Tent
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.9 / 5)
    People 6
    Seasons 3
    Weight 19.4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 10"L x 10"W x 28"H
    Assembled Dimensions 168"L x 120"W x 69"H
    Current Price $116.15

    The Coleman Evanston Screened Tent features a very spacious interior both horizontal and vertical. An averaged size person can easily stand inside this tent. 4 people can sleep very comfortable inside with all their gear included.

    Pros
    • Lots of space for up to 4 people
    • Built in porch for extra space
    • Awnings built over the windows help keep water out
    • Lots of ventilation
    Cons
    • Some problems being able to full zip because of the nonstretchy material
    • Not great weather protection
    • Cheap mesh on the windows

    Read our full review of the Coleman Evanston Screened Tent


    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions 14' X 10' X 7'
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price Price not available

    The Coleman Prairie Breeze 9-Person Cabin Tent is a great, big tent that will give you and your group, family, or posse enough space to stay comfortable and really get the most out of the outdoors.  It is 14′ L X 10’W X 7′ H, so there’s plenty of room area and also plenty of space to actually stand up inside which is hard to do in most smaller tents.  Although this is a massive tent, it can still be easily set up by one person in about 20 minutes. Having a second or even third set of hands would definitely speed up the process, and if you need this tent in the first place, chances are you’ll have that extra set of hands!  It is a Coleman fast pitch tent and the poles are color coded for some extra help in arranging and pitching the tent.

    Pros
    • Lots of room inside 14' L X 10'W X 7' H
    • Easy setup even for 1 person
    • Included room dividers
    • Comes with a fan, light, and battery pack
    • 5 windows for great ventilation
    Cons
    • Only one door

    Read our full review of the Coleman Prairie Breeze 9-Person Cabin Tent


  5. CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent
  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.8 / 5)
    People 12
    Seasons 3
    Weight 52.5 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 18' x W 10' X H 6'8"
    Rainfly No
    Current Price $1,002.32

    The CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 18′ x 10′ is a giant tent that works perfectly for bigger families, scout groups, or smaller groups who just want a whole lot of space.  Total floor space in the CORE 12 person tent is 18′ x 10′ which is a lot of floor space to work within the outdoors.  Unlike some other multi-room tents this all just one big room, versus wasting space on tunnels and extra patios.  You get 2 room dividers which will turn this into a 3 room tent which is perfect for families who want to keep parents and kids separate.

    Pros
    • Lots of space, enough for 12 people
    • 2 wall separators make 3 separate rooms
    • 80 inches of head space
    • Instant, pre-built frame
    • Included Rain Fly
    Cons
    • Zippers can break easily

    Read our full review of the CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent


    People 8
    Seasons 4
    Weight 84.6 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 10' X W 14' X 6'6" H
    Rainfly No
    Current Price $1,134.11

    The Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Tent is a super tough and durable 4-season tent that you can take on any outdoor adventure, anywhere in the world in any condition to fit any larger group of campers.  The tent’s exterior is made form Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas that is durable, watertight and breathable materials. This is stitched together with a tight weave and silicone finish making this tent watertight and breathable. This also helps to eliminate condensation and mugginess.  The seams are double stitched while the corners are double reinforced so you get an extra strong tent that can hold up to rain, wind and even snow.

    Pros
    • Plenty of space inside with 6'6" of standing space
    • Super tough steel pole construction
    • Lots of ventilation
    • Materials are made from Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas
    • 4-season large tent
    Cons
    • The floor is not bathtub style and can sink easily into puddles

    Read our full review of the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Tent


    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Assembled Dimensions L 10 X W 15 X 87"
    Current Price $329.99

    The Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent is a great family tent for anyone looking for extra space in the outdoors.  This tent is absolutely massive and offers plenty of space for a big group at 10 feet by 15 feet with an 87-inch ceiling.  This means, not only is there plenty of space for all your glamping gear, but there’s even enough space to actually stand up which is rare in most other camping tents.  One big advantage to this tent over other bigger tents is that the walls are actually vertical as opposed to other tents which slope a bit. This little adjustment actually offers even more space and helps with water from the rain.

    Pros
    • Lots of space inside
    • 87 inches of height to stand
    • Room divider
    • Vertical walls
    • Easy setup
    Cons
    • Door zippers use cheap pull string

    Read our full review of the Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent


  7. NTK Super Arizona GT 12 Person Tent
  8. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)
    People 12
    Seasons 3
    Assembled Dimensions 20.6 (L) X 10.2 (W) X 6.9 (H)
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $529.95

    The NTK Super Arizona GT up to 12 Person 20.6 by 10.2 by 6.9 Height Foot Sport Family XL Camping Tent is a monster tent built by NTK that will fit a few families, a big group or just a solo glamper who wants lots and lots of space!  The tent’s dimensions are 6.9 (H) x 10.2 (W) x 20.6 (L) and weighs 39.77 lbs.  This tent includes 2 doors which makes getting in and out very easy, along with a room divider which comes in handy especially if you’re traveling with multiple groups.  There are 3 windows that are made from an ultra-slim polyester micro-mesh material that protects you and your family from mosquitoes and other small insects.

     

    Pros
    • Large enough for 12 people
    • Vestibule included
    • Bathtub style, tough built flooring
    • 6'9" height in the center
    Cons
    • Rain fly can be tough to set up

    Read our full review of the NTK Super Arizona GT 12 Person Tent


  9. Ozark Trail 10-Person Family Tent
  10. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)
    People 10
    Seasons 3
    Weight 28.3 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 21' X W 15' X H 6.5'
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $175.29

    The Ozark WT172115 Trail 10-Person Family Tent is a versatile, large tent that works perfectly for large family camping trips and as a main basecamp tent.  This 10-person tent is built incredibly well.  It’s total space dimensions are L 21′ X W 15′ X H 6.5′.  There are 2 wall dividers, with that create 3 separate rooms which work perfectly for anyone who wants to create a bit of privacy.  You can easily fit 2 or 3 queen sized air mattresses inside.

     

    Pros
    • Fully waterproof tent
    • Can fit 10 people
    • 2 room dividers break it into 3 rooms
    • Included rain fly
    • Vestibule and sturdy frame
    Cons
    • The front door zippers get stuck sometimes

    Read our full review of the Ozark Trail 10-Person Family Tent


  11. CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent
  12. Editors Rating:
    (4.6 / 5)
    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36.4 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 14' X W 9' X H 78"
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $239.99

    The CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent is a big, spacious, instant tent that works great for any group or family camping experience.  This is an instant tent so it sets up super quick, in only a few minutes.  All you have to do is simply remove it from the box, lay it out over a tarp and simply extend the poles and lock them in to secure the tent’s form.  Setup can be done by 1 person easily, although because this is a bigger tent, 2 people can get it done in half the time.  All the sides are already hooked into the mainframe, which saves some time as well.

    Pros
    • Quick, easy setup
    • Room for 2 queen size beds and all your camping goodies
    • Fully water and windproof
    • 78 inches of headspace
    • Included rainfly
    Cons
    • Door zippers can let some water in if the rain is heavy

    Read our full review of the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent


    People 6
    Seasons 3
    Weight 31.6 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions 13' H X 7' W X 6'6" H
    Current Price $276.80

    The Coleman Tenaya Lake 6 Person Fast Pitch Cabin with Cabinets is a great 2 room tent that will work great for family camping trips by the lake or anywhere you anticipate dealing with unpredictable weather.  The dimensions of this tent are 13′ H X 7′ W X 6’6″ H.  Setting up this tent is very easy and can be done quite fast.  Although not an instant tent, the poles of the Tenaya Lake 6 person tent are all connected through a pre-attached, color-coded hub that helps to alleviate precious setup time looking at directions and wondering which side of poles clip to other sides of other poles.

    Pros
    • Good size tent for a family of 4 or 5
    • Foot cabinets for extra storage
    • Plenty of storage pockets around the tent
    • Rain fly included
    Cons
    • Rain fly not totally sealed

    Read our full review of the Coleman Tenaya Lake 6 Person Fast Pitch Cabin


    People 6
    Seasons 3
    Weight 41.6 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 17'x W 9' X 6'8" H
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $282.99

    The Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 Screened Mulit-Room Tent is a great tent for the smaller group, couple, or even solo adventurer looking for a more “studio apartment” type feel in their outdoor accommodations.  The WeatherMaster 6 is broken up into 2 different spaces. You have the main room and adjacent to a screen room that’s more like a patio.  The total space is L 17’x W 9′ with 6’8″ of height in the center. Most campers will have no problem standing inside with plenty of space above your heads.  The main sleeping room is 11′ X 9′ and can fit 6 sleepers, although that many could be a tight squeeze. If it’s nice out then you could fit some in the screened room for a little extra space.

    Pros
    • Large living space for 2 or campers
    • Large screened area for enjoying the outdoors
    • Included LED light w. Light switch
    • Coleman's patented WeatherTec system
    Cons
    • The light switch can break easily

    Read our full review of the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 Screened Tent


    People 7
    Seasons 4
    Weight 66 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions 12' L X 9' W X 7.5' H
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price Price not available

    The Trek Tents 245C Canvas Cabin 9′ x 12′ Heavy Duty Cotton Camping 7 Person Tent w/ Fly Cover is a strong, robust tent for old-school campers who opt for the durability of camping with a classic canvas tent over the more modern nylon and polyester.  The dimensions of this tent are around 12′ L X 9′ W X 7.5′ H.  There is a ton of space inside, enough to fit 7 people, although this will work optimally for 4-5 people to sleep comfortably.   Along with the canvas exterior the interior is made from a 1″ diameter powder coated steel frame, so needless to say once the Trek Tents 245C Canvas Cabin it will take all of what mother nature’s got to take it down.  Or a kid with a lighter.

    Pros
    • Durable canvas material
    • Lots of room inside
    • Large mesh windows and door for added air circulation
    • Steel frame
    Cons
    • 66 lbs, very heavy

    Read our full review of the Trek Tents Canvas Cabin Heavy Duty Camping 7 Person Tent


    People 14
    Seasons 3
    Assembled Dimensions 20' (L) X 20' (W) X 7'6" (H)
    Current Price Price not available

    The Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent is a uniquely designed tent for big groups or families who want the outdoors to feel as homely as possible.  This multi-room tent includes 4 doors so entering and exiting is incredibly easy and convenient.  One of the coolest (no pun intended) parts of this tent are all the 12 windows. Especially with the untraditional tent layout, having this much ventilation truly keeps this cool and allows you to enjoy those amazing summer breezes.  Along with the windows, the top is made with mesh which is also great for those warmer summer months and star gazing.

    Read our full review of the Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent


People 10
Seasons 3
Weight 21.1 lbs
Assembled Dimensions L 18 x W 6.3 x H 10
Rainfly Yes
Current Price Price not available

The Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10 Person Tent is a big, 2 room tent that will work perfectly for your family’s next big camping adventure!  The dimensions of this tent are L 18 x W 6.3 x H 10. For a single family, this tent will give more than enough space for a few queen-sized beds with all your miscellaneous camping gear.  The frame itself is incredibly sturdy, designed with shock-corded fiberglass frame with a pin-and-ring system for easy setup.  With a height of 10 feet, you’ll also have more than enough room to stand up tall and stretch first thing in the morning to the sound of calling birds.

Read our full review of the Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10 Person Tent


  • Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
  • Editors Rating:
    (4.1 / 5)
    People 8
    Seasons 3
    Weight 27.3
    Assembled Dimensions L 16' X W 11' X 6.5 H
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $180.09

    Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent is perfect for those bigger camping trips with friends and family and you want to keep everyone under one roof.  The dimensions of this tent are L 16′ X W 11′ X 6.5 H  It’s made of 2 sections including the main housing and a screened porch.  The main housing sleeps 4-5 fairly comfortably while the porch can add another 2-3 if you need to squeeze people in.

    Pros
    • Big sleeping space with an additional screen porch
    • Lots of ventilation and air circulation
    • Plenty of space for extra storage
    Cons
    • Although billed as waterproof with water "repellent" with weather-repellent polyester with polyurethane coating is a little suspect water tends to seap through in bigger storms.

    Read our full review of the Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent


    Multi-Room Tents Buying Guide

    Everything you need to know before purchasing Multi-Room Tents

    Each tent will come with its own set of features and amenities.

    Keep your eyes open for:

    • The tent’s dimensions both unfolded and packed: This will help you know how big of a space or lot you need, and how the tent will fit in your car.
    • Tent weight:Its safe to assume you won’t be doing any long distance backpacking, but if you’ve got some distance between your campsite and your car this will be good to know.
    • Tent Materials: Stick with ripstop nylon, high denier polyester, or canvas for colder weather.
    • Rainfly: Not every tent will have a rainfly
    • Windows: Windows in your tent make warm summer camping bearable. Get those cool breezes in your tent without the mosquitos.
    • Side pockets: Many cabin tents come with pockets around the sides which is great for extra storage purposes.