Looking for fun in the great outdoors and don’t fancy sharing a room with a raccoon? Don’t worry. Those days are gone! Thanks to today’s modern form of glamour camping, a.ka. glamping, you can enjoy creature comforts while you partake in fresh air and beautiful scenery.

California Has a Lot to Offer Glampers

Who says glamping in California has to be boring? In fact, California boasts some of the best glamping sites in the US. Not only is the state blessed with great weather, but its expansive landscape gives you a wide variety of places to go glamping. We’ve reviewed some of them in order to bring you the best.

1. Treebones Resort

Treebones Resort is situated in Big Sur, California. Treebones is the ultimate glamping site with views of the Pacific Ocean and a lovely sandy beach. You can also enjoy spectacular sunsets and sunrises, which can be viewed from a nearby cliff edge. There’s an outdoor fire pit for cool evenings and the resort’s Yurt tents are cozy, and come complete with flush toilets and other modern-day amenities. What makes this place even more awesome is the fact that you can visit all year round with daytime temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Expect to pay up to $595 per night for this piece of heaven on earth.

2. El Capitan Canyon

Located in Santa Barbara, El Capitan Canyon is ideal if you want a quick getaway from Los Angeles. Accommodations here consist of safari-style tents and cedar cabins neatly scattered between the sycamore trees. After a day hiking, you’ll be glad to lie down in a willow bed lovingly furnished with duvets for your comfort. There’s even a heated pool to help you relax! Did we mention you can cycle your way to the nearby beach? For only $145 per night, El Capitan Canyon is a great place for a weekend getaway.

3. Safari West

This place is bound to be a hit with the kids, if you have any. Featuring more than 900 exotic animals, Safari West is aptly named. From wildebeest to giraffes, flamingos and gazelles, you’ll have more than enough to see and do to keep you occupied. If you live in California and have dreamed of going on a safari, but just haven’t managed to get around to actually going to Africa, this glamping destination provides you a very real experience of the African savannah. Rates per night start at $260 and include breakfast. Money well spent if you ask us.

4. AutoCamp

There are two AutoCamps in California. One is located in Santa Barbara and the other in Guerneville. These clamping destinations are ideal if you are an automobile junkie and have always pictured yourself hitting the road in an Airstream trailer. These aren’t regular trailers either. They are luxury trailers: we’re talking soaking tubs and pillow-top mattresses here!  If you opt to stay at the Russian River site, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between a stay in a vintage silver Airstream, safari tent or a clubhouse. To reserve an Airstream in Santa Barbara costs $164, while safari tents at the Russian River site cost $200, and Airstreams at Russian River start at $300.


These four glamping sites in California give you the opportunity to escape into the wild, if only for a weekend. They are great for those who love photography too, offering stunning panoramic views. Thanks to glamping you can combine aspects of traditional camping without sacrificing your comfort. So what are you waiting for? Make a reservation today!

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