Need a break from tedious city life? Want a low-key getaway where you’re in touch with nature and getting outside but still not camping? I’ve got the perfect thing for you… Glamping!
You only need to reserve a tent, pack your necessities (clothes, some gear, and your car) and leave the rest to the site. You will be surprised by how easy and convenient this traveling experience is, and speaking from experience, I can assure you that you’ll come back relaxed and feeling more in touch with nature, in this case, gorgeous California, and more connected with whoever you traveled with.
To see The Best Glamping In California I’ve Experienced read more below. As always I only write about hotels or destinations I’ve visited first hand so if you have a favorite glamping spot you suggest I add to this list please let me know and I’ll try to plan a visit myself.
AutoCamp Russian River
Hidden in Northern California valley, the AutoCamp Russian River is an ideal getaway. Surrounded by breathtaking landscaping, the glamping site is right in the heart of nature that is great for immersing yourself in nature and for enjoying the great outdoors with hiking, biking, swimming and more. 14120 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Photos courtesy of AutoCamp Russian River
AutoCamp Yosemite is a luxury glamping site in Yosemite. This stay was my first real glamping experience in California and I fell in love. Auto Camp is the best of both worlds, casual glamping in modern airstreams (not that casual they’re brand new and quite chic and gorgeous) yet you can still hang by the fire and feel like you’re enjoying the outdoors vs. a stuffy hotel experience (which I also do enjoy).
Find out more about this fun experience on my AutoCamp Yosemite & Why I’m Now A Glamper blogpost. AutoCamp Yosemite offers various suite types that would make various guests happy whether you prefer a tent or the higher-end modern Air Stream (my choice).
. The large clubhouse is great for enjoying meals, and drinks and also taking a dip in their lovely pool. That’s right they even have a pool! I told you it’s the best of both glamping and a more chic hotel stay. 6323 CA-140, Midpines, CA 95345
Photos courtesy of AutoCamp Yosemite
Boon Hotel + Spa
Another amazing Glamping spot located in Sonoma County is at Boon Hotel. This hotel +_Spa is great as they have glamping and more traditional rooms/cabins (where I stayed during my visit). Regardless all guests have access to their amazing pool, spa, bikes, and their great amenities. 14711 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Photos courtesy of Boon Hotel + Spa
PS Boon Hotel + Spa is also dog friendly, read more about Ernestine (aka Ernie my Dog) and my stay at Boon Hotel + Spa on my Best Sonoma Dog-Friendly Hotels Guide here.
Coyote Camp at Highlands Resort
Branching out from a 4-star hotel in the middle of nature in Guerneville, the already-relaxing resort has expanded its staying options by adding a newly glamping ground, C
oyote Camp, adding another Russian River gateway location beginning in summer 2022. The bonus for affiliating to a fully-established hotel is unlocking access to numerous facilities and amenities and giving suggestions on where to enjoy the rest of your time around during your stay. Also, the cabin option offered by its original room type is another good choice for glamping beginners or elders. 14000 Woodland Dr, Guerneville, CA 95446
Photos courtesy of The Highlands
Want wood, ocean, and glamping all in one place? Mendocino Grove is the right option for you to view the stunning landscaping right from your tent suite. The bonfire and hammock set on the site lift the camping experience by incorporating all relaxing activities closer to the living area. You can’t miss a memorable night with your loved ones under the clear star with a cup of hot chocolate and roasted marshmallow by the fire. 9500, 9601 CA-1, Mendocino, CA 95460
Photos courtesy of Mendocino Grove
Check out some of the fun activities I explored around it during my last stay at Luxury Camping at Mendocino Grove blogpost. It was such an interesting and immersive experience that you wouldn’t regret staying.
Rob Hill Campground
Located in the historical Presidio Park, Rob Hill is one of just two campgrounds in San Francisco. It is covered by 1,500 acres of green space, recreating conditions for beginning campers to experience national park-like camping. I have to admit that fully equipped facilities, amenities, and services provided on-site make it a lot easier to organize the trip. 1475 Central Magazine Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129
Photo courtesy of Presidio
Wildhaven Sonoma Glamping
I visited Wildhaven Sonoma Glamping last summer that I fell in love with this friendly Healdsburg glamping site. Find out more of my photos and recommendations on my The Spectacular Wildhaven Sonoma Healdsburg Glamping Experience & Fun blogpost. The convenient Healdsburg location makes it more accessible for people living in Bay Area, it’s a good option for a quick weekend getaway. The closer arrangement (about 5 feet apart) of all tent suites is ideal for large family trips or a group of friends. Guests can also plan to relax and float on the Russian River which the site has direct access. 2411 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Looking to Wine Taste during your visit to Wildhaven Sonoma, check out my:
Photos courtesy of WildhavenSonoma
Go check out and explore yourself when the weather is getting sunny and nice!