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The 7 Best Places To Go Glamping In California

Spending a night or two sleeping under the stars is a memorable experience at any time of the year, but if the thoughts of ‘pitching the tent’ fill you dread, then fear not. There’s plenty of luxurious places to go glamping in California. You can experience the vast outdoors without giving up any home comforts.

Here’s our pick of the very best..

The Best Places To Go Glamping In California

1. Safari West

Experience the Safari from a luxurious tent, their tents are imported from Botswana giving a truly authentic feel. Located on the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, with all the sounds of the Sonoma Serengeti, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Africa. The mission of Safari West is to promote conservation by providing a unique recreational educational experience including information about propagation.

2. Treebones Resort, Big Sur

Located along the central Californian coast, a perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy plenty of luxuries. Choose from cliff-side yurts to unique Human Nests and Twig Huts, made from unusual pieces of wood-art by a local artist.

Their ‘Wild Coast Restaurant’ serves garden-to-table food with scenic heated outdoor seating and cozy indoor seating. Using fresh produce from their on-site organic garden, offering local wines, and regional beer. Nearby you can enjoy popular places like Sand Dollar Beach, Lime Kiln State Park, and Pfeiffer Beach State Park, which is known for its beautiful stretches of purple-hued sands.

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3. Mendocino Grove

This glamping site is right on the edge of the magnificent Mendocino Coast, with miles of trails to explore in a number of nearby state parks. The tents are spacious and stylish, with enough privacy to feel the adventurous aspect of glamping; they even include heated comforters for those colder nights. All campsites include a picnic table and a fire pit.

Their common area ‘The Meadow Commons’ is a hub of activity from morning to night. From hosting Friday dinners, lighting the daily campfire, serving morning coffee & chocolate, meeting for group activities to 24-hour a complimentary tea bar.

4. Saddle Mountain Ranch

This peaceful and quiet location is the perfect place to unwind. Camp in luxury with full access to all the amenities at Saddle Mountain Ranch campground, including a seasonally heated pool, scenic trails for hiking, including a trek that leads to the top of the mountain with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Your luxury tent includes Wi-Fi a comfy bed, indoor and outdoor seating, a fire pit, and BBQ.

5. Vineyard Treehouse

This is truly a one of a kind property with a stunning view of the entire Monterey Bay. It’s on a remote 44 acres high on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and only 10-15 minute drive from some of the world’s best wineries. Every detail is taken care of, from 600 thread count sheets to the little mood lights in the treehouse. Live out your childhood fantasy by sleeping in a treehouse.

6. Forest Camping Hut, Elk

Prepare for a magical adventure as you travel down a short path to this spectacular forest hut. This cute site is among the Redwoods a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. So you can spend your afternoons exploring the nearby area and all its natural wonders.

Just five miles from the town of Elk, which includes a breathtaking coastal drive to historic Mendocino. Are you looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature, unplug and decompress from busy life? Well then, this is the stay for you.

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7. The Rising Moon Yurt

Located in West Sonoma County perched on a south-facing hillside with stunning views of redwood trees and vineyards. The Rising Moon Yurt gives the feeling of solitude yet still furnished with all of the modern luxury conveniences you could need.

The yurt has a complete kitchen with an island and barstools, a new gas range, cookware, filtered drinking water, and a coffee maker… Everything you’ll need for your morning ritual! If you get bored by the scenery the Yurt has an extensive record collection, games, and book collections of cookbooks, hiking guides, and wine books.

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Siobhan McKenny