Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean roughing it! We've rounded up our favorite luxury camping accommodations across California to help you get inspired and get outside this year—without sacrificing the joys of a hot shower.
Yucca Valley, CA
Enjoy ten stunning acres of wilderness in Southern California at the Twilight Tent retreat. Overnight guests will have the option to book either a tipi or a tent for the duration of their stay. Cozy surroundings, fantastic amenities, and star-filled skies await visitors to this beautiful site.
Wine Country Cabin
This peaceful wood cabin in the heart of California wine country is ideal for a cozy, romantic getaway. Rustic yet comfortable, this cabin is within walking distance to multiple wineries. There is also an outdoor fire pit and barbecue area for your use.
Mendocino Grove Glamping
This beautiful property is home to a large number of safari tents, which means it's a great glamping location for multiple couples or a large group. Each tent has its own fire ring, and wood is available for purchase on site. Enjoy the both the woods and the coast in this perfectly situated spot.
Few things are more nostalgic than a treehouse. This magical property is nestled in a 110-foot eucalyptus tree overlooking lush, rolling hills. Rural yet close to downtown Petaluma and wine country, this cozy treehouse offers a spacious deck, queen bed and sitting area.
Don't let the rustic appearance of this cabin fool you—it's fitted with all the luxuries you could need for a pleasant stay in the woods. Not only will you have WiFi and satellite TV, but you can enjoy your forest view from an outside hot tub. If you visit at the right time, you may even score some organic eggs for breakfast.
Sample Dates: April 15 – 17, 2018
Maximum Guests: 4
Total Price: $340.20
Price Per Person: $85.05
Malibu Mountain Tipi
Situated high in the Malibu mountains with views of the Pacific, this luxury tipi offers spacious accommodations amidst SoCal's stunning wilderness. There are also horses and rescue animals onsite to keep you company! (Note: You'll have to bring your own sleeping bag or pay $100 for a bed and bedding.)
Joshua Tree, CA
Taking inspiration from the famous author, Hunter S. Thompson, the Gonzo Tent offers picturesque desert views, off-grid amenities, and minimal simplicity. You'll have to bring your own sleeping bag and camping gear, but the atmosphere is worth it.
Treebones Yurt Resort
Big Sur, CA
This glamping resort on California's central coast (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor) offers luxury accommodations in spacious yurts with plush bedding, running water and redwood decks overlooking the Pacific ocean. There are plenty of hiking, beach-combing and wildlife watching opportunities nearby.
Joshua Tree Camp
Located on a private 80-acre retreat in the heart of the Mojave desert, this luxury canvas cabin comes with a memory-foam mattress, stove, deck chairs and unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. There is also an outdoor shower, barbecue area, lounge nook and sculpture garden onsite.
Mystic Canyon Tipi
El Cajon, CA
If you want to live that glamping life, but have a budget to stick to, this tipi near San Diego is worth checking out. With over 250 5-star reviews on Airbnb, you'll enjoy both a peaceful location and caring hosts. A small breakfast of coffee, tea, and homemade muffins completes this fantastic deal.
With accommodations for up to 10 people, this campsite would be fantastic for a weekend away with friends or family. Situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains amongst towering redwoods, this serene retreat is close to state parks, hiking and mountain biking trails. There is a furnished geodome, yurt and tented cabin onsite, as well as a campfire, hot showers and outdoor kitchen.
Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Love the idea of camping but can't bear the thought of actually seeing an insect? The Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe (4/5 on TripAdvisor) has you covered! Their "Great Indoors" room features all the trappings of a campsite with all the comforts of a hotel room, including a king bed and balcony. Note: There are also standard hotel rooms available, so be sure to check your booking carefully.
Situated on a private cattle ranch near Yosemite National Park, this rustic cabin is perfect for those who like their glamping experiences with a hearty side of Old Western charm. Guests are free to roam the picturesque ranch and explore the nearby wilderness before getting cozy and unwinding in front of the fire.
If all you're looking for is a cool place to stay in a stunning location, rent this treehouse overlooking the Smith River. Part of an eco-village, this treehouse is extremely off-the-grid, but what it lacks in amenities it makes up for in views.
Maximum Guests: 2
Total Price: $103
Price Per Person: $51.50
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