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Some of best glamping in California is just a quick road trip away. When it comes to getting outdoors, California is home to some of the most beautiful destinations. Glamping is a perfect way to experience nature and get outside.
If there has ever been a better time to head outdoors, it is certainly now. These epic glamping spots in California will get you outdoors in no time. From luxury safari tents to yurts, these are the best glamping spots in California.
What is glamping? The word is essentially a combination of “camping” and “glamorous” put together, meaning “glamorous camping.” It is often a safari tent propped up on wood platforms and well-furnished. Most come with plush beds, electricity, and ample space to spread out. I’ve even seen some that have their own outdoor bathrooms.
It’s the perfect recipe for those who want to be outdoors and experience camping, without the headache.
A lot of these glamping locations in California are new this last year, which makes for great options for those who want to experience it. Some of these locations mentioned are privately owned, part of a bigger resort, or very remote.
So keep in mind as you plan your trip, that the experience at each of these is unique. I’ve rounded up the best of Airbnb, Glamping Hub, and Hipcamp.
One big perk of glamping right now is that the open-air rooms give ample space to be distanced. Here are 20+ unique glamping spots in California.
20+ Unique Glamping Spots in California
Sequoia High Sierra Camp
Location: Giant Sequoia National Monument, California in Tulare County
This is top of the list as it may be the most unique glamping in California. You hike in through the Sequoias to get to the camp. Once there, your three daily meals are included as part of your nightly rate. Each of the glamping tents is given ample space.
This camp is perfect for those wanting to be in a location where you can go hiking and only bring the necessities. It is good to note it is open seasonally from June 12 to September 1. This would also be close to Kings Canyon National Park. If driving from Northern California, you could consider a stop at Yosemite National Park.
Sequoia High Sierra Camp from $250 per person per night | BOOK HERE
Wildhaven Sonoma Glamping
Location: Healdsburg, California in Sonoma County
Wine country’s newest glamping spot has arrived. Its location is amazing for those who want to be in the heart of Sonoma Valley and be within a short drive of major wineries in the Healdsburg area. You’re also right on the Russian River (great for a dip to cool off) and a close drive to the Pacific Ocean. It is a family-friendly resort. Each of the glamping options here are 10-15 feet apart from each other.
Wildhaven Sonoma Glamping from $130 | BOOK HERE
Location: Near Yosemite National Park
The newest Autocamp to open up recently is located just outside of the Yosemite National Park entrance. This is a more of an upgraded version of glamping with chic Airstream trailers and canvas luxury tents. Perfect for those wanting to be close to the park!
Autocamp Yosemite from $190 | BOOK HERE
Wylder Hope Valley
Location: Hope Valley, California in Alpine County
If you grew up driving out towards Lake Tahoe, you may have heard of Sorenson’s. It’s famed for its berry pies that are a road trip must. Well this last year, Wylder Hotels took over the property that is located in the Sierra Nevadas. They renovated cabins and added in these amazing yurts for a glamping experience.
I’ve personally driven by the property and its location is incredible. Also, each of the yurts and cabins is spaciously spread apart. This spot is first on my list for nearby getaways from Sacramento. They have other options that is similar to airstream trailers as well as cabins.
Wylder Hope Valley from $250 | BOOK HERE
Ventana Big Sur
Location: Big Sur, California in Monterey County
For the most luxurious option for glamping, Ventana Big Sur is the ultimate bucket list location. As part of the chic hotel’s campground, they released these well-furnished glamping tents as part of it. They have reopened this year, just with no access to the main resort. These individual glamping tents are a vision from a Pinterest board, making for possibly the chicest stay in the state.
Ventana Big Sur from $306 | BOOK HERE
Mendocino Grove Glamping
Location: Mendocino, California in Mendocino County
One of my personal favorite glamping locations in Northern California is located in Mendocino. Situated on the bluffs, the glamping resort Mendocino Grove is a private property all set with wonderful glamping tents. This one of the nicer glamping experiences I’ve had over the years and highly recommend a memorable stay here.
Mendocino Grove Glamping from $160 | BOOK HERE
Safari Sunset Eco Glamping
Location: San Diego Area, California in San Diego County
A private glamping experience awaits near San Diego in Southern California. It’s a luxury African Safari Tent that has been set up with everything you’ll need for a 5-start experience. This is just a single tent, so it will be quite private for your stay.
Safari Sunset Eco Glamping from $175 | BOOK HERE
ModernYurt With Vineyard Views
Location: Sebastopol, California in Sonoma County
This charming yurt in the hills of Sebastopol, just north of San Francisco, has incredible views. Book this for a relaxing weekend away from city life.
Blue Sky Center
Location: New Cuyama, California in Santa Barbara County
You may have seen these glamping, rolling huts on Instagram lately. These gems are located in New Cuyama, a bit of a drive outside of LA. These huts are perfect for those looking to get out and explore a hidden gem on a weekend road trip towards Santa Barbara.
Murphys Glamping (near Gold Country)
Location: Murphys, California in Calaveras County
Located in Murphys near multiple vineyards and outdoor recreation destinations, Murphys Glamping offers a unique glamping experience. One of their “glamping” experiences is an incredible panoramic bubble tent which gives stunning views over the area. This is great for those who want to go wine tasting in the area and discover a new part of Northern California.
Murphys Glamping from $175 | BOOK HERE
Location: Santa Rosa Area, California in Sonoma County
One of our anniversaries a few years ago, we headed for a romantic stay at Safari West located outside of Santa Rosa. What makes this glamping experience unique is that it is on a property that houses African animals. So you wake up to giraffes outside of your tent! Book a safari through their “Serengeti” and get the best of an African safari experience here in California.
Safari West from $275 | BOOK HERE
Inn Town Campground (Near Nevada City)
Location: Nevada City, California in Nevada County
Located near where I actually grew up, is the Inn Town Campground within walking distance of downtown Nevada City. Have you ever heard of Nevada City? It’s a wonderful weekend trip from the Bay Area, nestled in the woods with access to rivers and hiking. The town itself is quite famous, being named one of the most charming small towns in America by Travel & Leisure. This would make for a great weekend trip for those looking to be in nature but still have access to amenities like restaurants.
Inn Town Campground from $95 | BOOK HERE
The Castle House Estate (Near Joshua Tree)
Location: Joshua Tree Area, California in San Bernardino County
This may be the ultimate yurt experience and right near Joshua Tree National Park. This impeccable yurt has been seen on HGTV and it’s easy to see why. You can have campfires here and there is access to toilets as well as part of your stay.
The Castle House Estate from $175 | BOOK HERE
Stargazer Yurt at Luna Vista Ranch
Location: Joshua Tree Area, California in San Bernardino County
One of the higher-rated yurt experiences is this one made perfect for stargazing out near Joshua Tree. Set on 40 acres of land, you can really get distanced from the business of city life and experience nature. There is no kitchen or wifi, so keep this in mind when planning your trip.
Stargazer Yurt at Luna Vista Ranch from $135 | BOOK HERE
Glamping at Belcampo Farms (Near Shasta)
Location: Mt Shasta Area, California in Shasta County
I almost didn’t want to share this one because I think it is SO amazing and am looking to book some nights here. Belcampo, you may have heard of the company, known for their high-end meats. Well, their ranch is open with a glamping tent to enjoy and be out in Shasta Area. They’ve done a lovely job with the glamping tent and looks an ideal escape from the Bay Area.
Belcampo Organic Farms from $125 | BOOK HERE
Treebones Resort Big Sur
Location: Big Sur, California in Monterey County
From a bird’s nest to heated yurts, Treebones Resort is old-school glamping in California. Located on the bluffs above Big Sur coastline (a classic part of the California coast), you’ll get your dose of fresh ocean air here.
Treebones Resort Big Sur from $380 | BOOK HERE
El Capitan Canyon
Location: Capitan Canyon, California in Santa Barbara County
A delightful escape located near Santa Barbara. Close to hiking trails and a great pitstop for a road trip along the California coast.
El Capitan Canyon from $170 | BOOK HERE
Bothe-Napa Valley Campground
Location: Napa Valley, California in Napa County
A secret gem for camping in the Napa Valley, this campground offers an array of options. There are campsites in addition to their yurts and cabins for rent. Plus, this may be the most affordable glamping experience in California.
Bothe-Napa Valley Campground from $50 | BOOK HERE
Boon Hotel and Spa
Location: Guerneville, California in Sonoma County
Located in Guerneville near the Russian River, the Boon Hotel offers a few glamping tents with the amenities of a hotel room. They are open seasonally through October so be sure to book ahead of time and plan accordingly. They have their own pool as well.
Boon Hotel and Spa from $200 | BOOK HERE
Location: Cayucas, California in San Luis Obispo County
I discovered this retreat recently, designed for only adults and couples. It’s a serene location in the hills near Cambria, California. Located in Central California, the private retreat is designed to help disconnect. Both yurts and cabins are available here, as well as one luxe airstream.
Wellspring Ranch from $450 | BOOK HERE
The Trailer Pond at Alta Colina
Location: Paso Robles
These hip trailers opened up at a winery in the Paso Robles wine region of California. Sip and stay right from the comfort of your own trailer along the vineyards!
Trailer Pond from $275 | BOOK HERE
Luxury Tent in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Location: Carmel Valley, California in Monterey County
A fully-furnished glamping tent located right in the heart of Carmel Valley. This area i close to the Pacific Ocean and a ton of wine tasting in the area.
Luxury Tent from $195 | BOOK HERE
Emerald Triangle Farm Stay
Location: Shasta Area, California in Shasta County
Ever wanted to stay on a working Cannabis farm? Well, this one is for you.
Emerald Triangle Farm Stay from $175 | BOOK HERE