For many adventurous couples and families seeking a unique experience surrounded by nature, glamping is becoming a major tourism trend fit for outdoor enthusiasts. Glamping opportunities are abound in Northern California, ranging from different luxury style tents to contemporary airstreams. Now it's time to find the right glamping experience in Northern California for you.
What is Glamping?
Glamping is a kind of camping that blends the beauty of nature with the comforts of modern living. Glamping accommodations include everything from luxury tents to one-of-a-kind RV and tent cabins. Keep in mind that each glamping venue will have different offerings and amenities, so make sure to read the fine print before making your packing list.
Where can I find Unique Glamping Experiences in Northern California?
Among the many unique glamping experiences available in California, you can choose from waking up amid a redwood forest tree canopy or renting a charming airstream at a high-end glampground. The best websites for locating these one-of-a-kind glamping experiences can be found here:
3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Safari West is a Sonoma County safari experience set on a 400-acre preserve. Their glamping tent canvasses are sourced directly from the safari camping experts in Lobatswe, Botswana, and provides an exceptional unique luxury glamping experience surrounded by wild animals.
9500, 9601 CA-1, Mendocino, CA 95460
Mendocino Grove offers luxury Safari-style tents surrounded by redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, making it the quintessential glamping location. Each tent comes with heated mattresses, plush comforters, fresh cotton linens, lights, and other amenities. Enjoy a personal fire ring and grill at your campsite, as well as the glampground's many amenities, including a bathhouse and communal areas for socializing.
Looking for things to do in Mendocino? Make sure to check out my weekend guide here!
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6323 CA-140, Midpines, CA 95345
You will be pampered in luxury at Autocamp Yosemite, which provides a choice of glamping experiences ranging from sleek Airstream Suites to spacious canvas Tents. The numerous on- and off-property attractions will keep you entertained. It's a top-notch glamping escape situated near Yosemite National Park.
Autocamp in Russian River
14120 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Glamp in wine country and take advantage of Guenerville, California's outdoor paradise. Swimming holes, hiking routes, and redwood woods are all accessible from Autocamps Russian River glamping site. Rent a beautiful tent or a charming airstream along the creek.
boon hotel + spa
14711 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
This adults-only glamping resort is a perfect getaway for couples seeking rest and relaxation. Take a dip in the on-site solar heated pool or enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa.
Wild Haven Sonoma
2411 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Wild Haven Sonoma is a 10-acre riverfront property that offers a one-of-a-kind glamping experience in the heart of wine country. You'll get exclusive access to a river and sandy beaches, as well as yoga, live music, and wine tasting.
Bear Valley Resort Glamping
2280 CA-207, Bear Valley, CA 95223
Enjoy panoramic mountain canyon views from your glamping tent in Bear Valley, California. These tents are only available during the Summer season and offer a unique mountain escape for all ages. See my full glamping experience at Bear Valley here.
2200 Camp Nauvoo Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
Camp Nauvoo is a hidden gem nestled near Placerville in Gold Country, with 86.5 acres of quiet property situated on a small creek for taking a dip. For those who enjoy the great outdoors and close to foothill wine country, this is the place to be.
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Wylder Hope Valley
14255 CA-88, Hope Valley, CA 96120
Wylder Hope Valley, on the West Carson Fork River, provides a variety of glamping possibilities, including camping, RVs, unique yurts, and cabins.
71895 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
In Big Sur, California, Tree Bones Resort is the ultimate glamping experience. Choose from yurts with complete ocean views or one-of-a-kind hand-woven two-story hut.
Sonoma Treehouses by Sonoma Zipline Adventures
6250 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
Have you ever fantasized about staying in the ultimate tree house? You can now spend the night in the center of the forest, in a tree canopy accessible via sky bridges. A guided walk, a delicious dinner, and breakfast are all included in your package, as well as lifelong memories.
Inn Town Campground
9 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959
A unique and family friendly glamping getaway in the Gold Country is just minutes away from the charming town of Nevada City. Enjoy an adventure fueled weekend just steps from your glamping tents.
North Lodge & Spa, 2001 Rossi Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060
The glamping bungalows in Costanoa are all individually designed to provide a unique experience each time you visit. They come in a variety of sizes, from tiny to family size, and include amenities such as fire pits, picnic tables, and more. The cabins are conveniently located along the Pacific Coastline, with plenty of outdoor activities right outside your door.
Ventana Big Sur
48123 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
If you're looking for a more upscale camping experience, Ventana Big Sur is the ideal place to appreciate Big Sur's beauty in a more polished style. Rest peacefully on a custom-designed mattress and fine bedding in your safari-style canvas tent. The views of a 20-acre canyon are not to be taken for granted.
Reese Ranch Retreat
10528 Witter Springs Rd, Witter Springs, CA 95493
In your spacious glamping safari tent, disconnect from the world. The Reese Ranch features animals on the grounds that you may connect with or simply relax with a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Enjoy a private outdoor hot shower while gazing up at the treetops and get a true taste of ranch life.
American River Resort
6019 New River Rd, Coloma, CA 95613