California is known for some of the most varied landscapes in the United States and also the most dependable year-round weather, which makes it an epic destination for outdoor adventures. I feel lucky to call this state home and have been making a point to try and get out to explore more of my local surroundings even more this year. Glamping in my opinion, is one of the best ways to experience all that California has to offer because it allows you to be in the midst of nature and enjoy all of the best parts of camping while leaving all of the annoying bits behind. Plus, there’s some pretty unique glamping sites in California that truly make for a magical experience. In this post, I’ve rounded up the most epic spots to go glamping in California; whether you’re on the hunt for a yurt, safari-style tent or tiny cabin in the woods, this list has ’em all.
I myself recently returned from a weekend up in the Cuyama Valley at the Blue Sky Center’s quirky covered wagon-style glamping accommodation. During the day, we had the high desert as our backdrop and at night the stars came out to wink at us from the sky — luckily we had a front row seat! I booked this glamping spot in California with Hipcamp because they’re one of the best sites out there that curates all of the top nature-focused accommodation in the US — think camping, glamping, tiny homes, RVs, airstreams, cabins and more.
If you want to book your own glamping adventure with Hipcamp, you can get $10 off your first booking when you sign up here. Or just use my referral code MICHELLE at checkout.
Where to Find the Best Glamping in California
Blue Sky Center
These covered wagon style glamping huts will make you feel like you’re miles from civilization in the best way possible.
Blue Sky Center, price varies based on wagon (we booked the Quonset Hut). BOOK HERE
Stay in these stunning safari tents in Mendocino County that position you in perfect proximity to some of Northern California’s most stunning coastline.
Mendocino Grove, $169 per night. BOOK HERE
For a glamping experience in California with easy access to the best of city life in Los Angeles, check out this charming yurt that comes alive at night.
Skyfarm Yurt, $150 per night. BOOK HERE
Pianetta Winery Airstream in the Vineyard
Sleep amongst the vines at this Paso Robles based airstream trailer that’s perfect for wine lovers.
Airstream in the Vineyard, $120 per night. BOOK HERE
Desert Pensione Joshua Tree
This rustic, bohemian cabin in Joshua Tree is the perfect spot to go glamping in California to take in all the best desert vibes that the state has to offer.
Desert Pensione Joshua Tree, $75 per night. BOOK HERE
Certified Organic Free Range Farm
Featuring views of Mt. Shasta, these luxury safari tents are fully outfitted for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars.
Certified Organic Free Range Farm, $125 per night. BOOK HERE
Shasta View Treehouse
Find your home away from home at this quirky tiny cabin in the woods, located near Castle Crags State Park and Klamath National Forest.
Shasta View Treehouse, $110 per night. BOOK HERE
Under the Stars Retro Camper
Wilderness Bridge at Wondernut Farm
For some of the best glamping near Yosemite, this tiny cabin (which has been featured in Cabin Porn) is one of the ideal spots to stay.
Wilderness Bridge at Wondernut Farm, $130 per night. BOOK HERE
Escape to the Cuyama Badlands to this tent under the stars and explore Los Padres National Forest, Ojai and the surrounding Cuyama Valley.
Songdog Glampout, $150 per night. BOOK HERE
River Ridge Ranch
This airstream trailer on the outskirts of Sequoia National Park is located right on the Tule River — ideal for those that love an ideal mix of forest and water.
River Ridge Ranch, $70 per night. BOOK HERE
The Castle House Estate
As seen on HGTV, this glamping site is just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, so you can enjoy exploring the local area just as much as hanging out in your luxury tent.
The Castle House Estate, $120 per night. BOOK HERE
Love Nest Near Topanga Canyon
For a true sleep-under-the-stars experience, head to this romantic lookout spot near Topanga Canyon State Park.
Luna Vista Ranch
Book a yurt in the Yucca Valley (complete with queen size bed and all) to make all your desert dreams come true.
Luna Vista Ranch, $135 per night. BOOK HERE
Tipi at Wishing Well Mini Ranch
This ranch and animal farm is perfect for kids and animal lovers alike. Hang out with the miniature horses and Nigerian Dwarf milking goats by day and live the tipi life by night.
Tipi at Wishing Well Mini Ranch, $110 per night. BOOK HERE
Urban Glamping at La Boheme
If you’re too lazy to venture far from the city, this urban glamping spot in East LA is the perfect compromise.
Urban Glamping at La Boheme, $90 per night. BOOK HERE
Tree Canopy Shangri-La
Enjoy a romantic or solo getaway at this peaceful glamping site not far from Monterey Bay.
Tree Canopy Shangri-La, $120 per night. BOOK HERE
Want to book your own epic trip glamping in California? Make sure to check out Hipcamp and use my code MICHELLE to get $10 off your first booking or sign up here.
***Thank you to Hipcamp for sponsoring this post. As always, my opinions are my own and I would never write about anything I don’t freaking love***
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- Booking.com for the best hotel deals
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- Hostelworld for budget accommodation
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