The Top 5 Glamping Spots in California

Do you love to camp but yearn for the luxuries of home? Would you rather sleep under the stars without having to sacrifice having running water and a toilet? If so, glamping may be for you. Glamping is defined as “glamorous camping” and it’s only getting more and more popular as travelers explore these hotel/tent hybrid.

Check out our list below of the top glamping spots in California.

Redwood Treehouse, Big Sur

What makes it special: This little house lives up to its name! Nestled in the middle of the forest, you’ll feel like you’re camping but with 500-thread count sheets, cozy wool blankets, cable TV, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Must-Know Info

  • Location: Northern California – Big Sur. Three miles to historic Healdsburg Plaza, with amazing food, wine, shopping, and easy access to wineries.
  • Cost per night: Rent the main house and nest guest cottage for $675 total per night + $120 cleaning fee + $30 booking fee + 12% local tax.
  • Sleeps 6 adults.
  • Book it here.

Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree

What makes it special: Air conditioning and wi-fi make camping in the desert a lot more bearable but you still have the option to walk outside and explore. The dome sits on several acres of land so its like having your own private desert.

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Strawhouse Resorts Yurt, Junction City

What makes it special: Known for their organic specialty coffee, Strawhouse has a single yurt for rent. The yurt is equipped with bamboo flooring, A/C, a fireplace, and a small kitchen. If you want to stay in, you can make a reservation for an in-room private dinner for $35 per person.

Must Know Info

  • Location: Northern California – near the Oregon border and 65 miles west of Redding. They are 20 minutes outside of Weaverville.
  • Cost per night: $350 for 2 nights (minimum stay) + $30 cleaning fee.
  • Sleeps 5 guests
  • Book it here.

Airstream Glamping at AutoCamp Yosemite

What makes it special: Offering luxury canvas tents, AutoCamp Airstream suites, and a two-story clubhouse makes AutoCamp one of the coolest campsites around. They also have locations in Santa Barbara.

Must Know Info

  • Location: 3 hours from San Francisco. North of Mariposa on the Western edge of Yosemite National Forest.
  • Cost per night: Varies by suite, $265-$470 per night.
  • Sleeps 2-3 guests.
  • Book it here.

Wellspring Ranch, Cayucos

What makes it special: This ranch is special because it’s made exclusively for couples. They have 4 cabana yurts with king beds, fireplaces, memory foam mattresses, and luxury linens. Or check out the luxe life in a 28-foot Airstream trailer and do yoga by day and hot tub by night.

Must Know Info

Wherever you may roam, remember that camping doesn’t always have to be sleeping in a tent on the hard ground! Glamping is a new way of traveling that isn’t going away anytime soon! Tell us your favorite glamping spots in the comments below and check out more California travel info here.

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