If you can’t get enough beautiful natural scenery, love unwinding by the sea, and enjoy seafood, then visiting Monterey is a must. This former Spanish California capital is a peaceful coastal town that features endless outdoor activities and even city attractions — including museums, housing the area’s past. Visitors to this place love the vistas of the cascading landscape along 17-Mile Drive, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve’s coastal terrain, beaches, and hiking trails, and even whale watching and scuba diving. Visitors can converge by the pier to savor curated cocktails and view the incredible sunset during the evening. You can find many accommodations in the town, including beachfront hotels and hotels with ocean views, but there are also cozy glamping spots around if you want to holiday in the outdoors. Check out these top glamping spots near Monterey, California.
This hillside retreat located on an active cattle ranch promises an awesome glamping experience for solo travelers or couples. The vintage canvas is seasonally available from April to October. It’s secluded, but a few minutes’ drive from the main road are some cafes and downtown San Bautista. If you don’t feel like hiking the surrounding area, you can enjoy the pretty views of the valley below and of the mountains from the comfort of the deck’s lounge chairs or the hammock. You’ll find a well-equipped kitchenette for your basic dining needs. And to keep you warm during cold evenings, wool blankets and a fire pit are provided. Parking and WiFi are complimentary.
Rancho Tranquillo Rustic Chic TentSan Juan Bautista, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsshowering in the open air with the wind striking the flowers was a truly magical experienceperfect glamping experience and showering with the view was so surrealthe bed was luxuriously comfortable the open air shower was lovely and included robes towels and toiletrieseven the shower was adorable - you can enjoy a beautiful view at the same timeit is comfortable the views are breathtaking and we can’t wait to returneverything was clean and orderlyextremely clean and wonderful touches to the spacethe place was clean and cozythe outdoor bathroom was easy to use and very cleanit was beautiful secluded and very clean
Host:joe and julie were excellent hostspecial call out and thanks to the wonderful hosts who made this trip special for usthey were very communicative and the check in process was super easyjulie and joe were wonderful hosts and the tent had some very thoughtful touchesthe hosts go above and beyond to make this a comfortable beautiful stayRead more reviewsrancho tranquillo was such a cute and romantic place everything was well thought out there were cute surprises everywherethe location was very easy to find and we immediately felt at homeabsolutely stunning place to stay for an outdoor adventure
Book this Airbnb vacation rental to stay amidst the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains without sacrificing comfort. This place features plenty of outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, bird-watching, and stargazing at night. Relax on the tree deck with a glass of wine or have a barbecue in the stunning garden. The property comes with a private restroom, a mini-fridge, a kettle, and more for your convenience. There is a sizable futon with sheets and blankets good for two guests. WiFi and parking are free.
Santa Cruz Mountain Glamping in the RedwoodsScotts Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsty was very responsive and the place was super cleanRead more reviews
Host:ty was a great host he provided a great escape in the santa cruz mountains
You can’t beat the location and the coziness of this well-furnished canvas. It’s set in the Soquel valley woods and is a short drive away from the beach and wineries. Enjoy bird-watching from the comfort of the deck’s armchair, or go on a hike to explore the area. The fire pit is perfect for keeping warm during cold evenings. The tent is fitted with a comfy bed to give you a comfortable night’s rest. There is a shared bathroom and free parking for your convenience.
Soquel Glamping Nestled in the WoodsSuperhost
Top guest reviewssofter soft bed nice grill and ice chest to usethe deck was perfect for relaxing yoga and breakfastit’s really the perfect mix of rural camping with the amenities and touches to feel clean and cozyyou get the full on experience of camping yet the comfort of an actual bed and a toileteverything was very clean and organizedthe bed was super comfortable and cleanno showers but a clean portable toilet
Host:natalie was such a gracious and accommodating host and we ver much appreciated her genuine kindnessthey are kind educated and helpful individualsa one of a kind experience only 10 minutes from the beachRead more reviewsgreat place to get away too would come back againit would be a great spot for a big group as there is another yurt close bythis place is adorable the photos truly don’t do justice to just how cute and inviting this place isthe nearby parks and hikes were an amazing way to spend the daythis place was the perfect getaway from the city
This camp is located on Saddle Mountain Ranch and is close to grocery stores and eateries. The place will give you a fabulous camping experience. The canvas is tastefully decorated and features a sizable bed, a fire pit, and a barbecue grill. It’s perfect for solo travelers and couples. Next to the tent is a community area where you can access a kitchen sink, hot showers, and clean toilets. You can also explore the private hiking trails around, play foosball, or take a dip in the seasonal swimming pool. Electric blankets are provided and parking and WiFi are free.
Top guest reviewscomfortable and great amenitiesfun and cozy we stayed warm with the electric blankets providedloved our stay here beds were super comfy and electric blanket was so warm will definitely be coming backwe also loved that we could “camp” with all the amenities of staying in a comfortable hotelthe electric heater blanket works wonderfully and keeps you super warmso clean and comfortablethe space was very clean and as listedclean comfortable and reasonably pricedlove that it was also very cleanalso a very nice pool and clean sanitaries
Host:the staff was friendly and exceptionally helpfulthe staff tent and facilities were amazingvery peaceful and the staff was very welcomingwe loved the fire pits and warm blankets friendly staff and neighborsgreat place to stay super chilled and lovely staffRead more reviewsgood location and nice tentcharming remote location yet not far from the main roadssuper great location and a wonderful priceno complaints this place is amazing great location bathrooms a walk awaywe did a day trip to big sur and it was the perfect location
Go for this plush, private tent for an outstanding outdoor experience. It features more than 10 acres (4 hectares) of redwoods and pastures to explore while also providing modern luxuries for relaxing, such as a hot tub and a swimming pool. The queen bed comes with soft linens to give you a comfortable night’s sleep. In the morning, you can enjoy your complimentary tea or coffee on the patio while admiring the majestic redwood trees. 100 feet (30.5 meters) away from the space is the main building where the private bathroom is located. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning.
GLAMP with a Gourmet Breakfast!Santa Cruz, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi in the main cabin was excellentwe didn’t have wifi in our cabin which i think was a treatdefinitely don’t skip out on breakfast (like every other review says)even though we were in a tent the beds and bed heaters provided a wonderful warmth at nightstaying at flipjack ranch was an absolute delight amazing breakfast in beautiful natural surroundingsquiet clean and fabulous foodrobin's retreat was very easy to find and provided a relaxing and clean environment to relax inthe glamp itself is super cute clean and comfyRead more reviews
Host:she always made herself available to me and you can tell she likes to hostrobin is an incredible host warm and caring even through covid precautionsit felt very kind and genuine
Next to the state park and 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the ocean is this space that welcomes animal lovers. There is a working farm close by where you can see friendly domestic animals such as a mule, horses, goats, and more. The tent has one bed but can accommodate up to four guests with extra mats. There is an outdoor bathroom with a solar shower. During winter, it’s best to bring your own firewood to keep warm at night. There is no network service on the property, which means more time to appreciate the stunning landscapes and surrounding nature.
Tentrr Signature Site - Artemis, Cozy Tent in the Redwoods, Pure Gold
Top guest reviewswood stove made it nice and cozy
Host:the people who own the property are very nice and accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is beautiful and super convenient to hiking (it’s literally in their backyard)
Located only a few minute’s drive from the beach and on top of the Soquel Mountains is this place that will exceed your expectations. There are wineries, restaurants, and hiking trails nearby. It features complete amenities for four guests and comes with a queen and twin bed. The area around the fire pit is the perfect place for relaxing with family and friends. Free parking, toiletries, and beddings are also provided for your convenience.
Forest Glamping Near The BeachSoquel, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe place was very clean and cozyloved this space very clean beautiful scenery and a great place to relax and unwind
Host:natalie is very responsive and will bring you whatever you need within minutesRead more reviewsthe tent is spacious and comfortable and the location is right in the forest
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the hills and breathtaking natural views all around when staying in this hideaway. It’s located in the heart of Redwood Grove and is the perfect retreat for couples that want to camp in a secluded area. The interior is spacious and comes with power outlets, lamps, and a coffee maker for your convenience. The rental comes with a beautiful shaded lawn and a barbecue grill. A private road leads to the property that also offers free parking, beddings, and toiletries.
Redwood Hideaway Bungalow #1Watsonville, California, United States
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsit's isolated and beautiful and if you're looking for a hotel experience then this is *not* your placeif you're looking to camp in the redwoods this place is the best of the best
If you’re looking for luxury in the wilderness, you can’t go wrong with this furnished canvas. With a heated swimming pool that’s available from May to October, hot showers, and electricity, this place feels like a home-away-from-home. With private hiking trails, a tended garden with a grill and a fire pit, and beautiful surroundings, this place promises an unforgettable outdoor encounter. The place comes with a big bed that can comfortably accommodate two guests. There are also a kitchen sink and bathroom close by.
Top guest reviewsdespite that the heated blanket campfire stove and good wifi made for an enjoyable nightthe bed had a heater so we were warm and comfortable all nightthere are great amenities hot water comes on in a few seconds bathrooms are very cleanit’s a campsite but inside the cabin it’s like a hotel roomthe rooms are very clean and smell goodthe restrooms were also very clean and the shower water was warmsparkling clean everything highly recommend saddle mountain ranchthe bathroom and shower area are cleanthe gazebo tent was private and very clean
Host:the staff is very helpful and kindthe hosts were also very friendlyeveryone i met at the site was also very friendlyand the staff was kind and i really want to visit againthe property in itself is really nice and staff are friendly and easy to communicate withRead more reviewsthe location was great it’s near shops and restaurants which was nicesuper cute location in the woods for a perfect night awaywe loved it- great location for carmel and big sur and very comfortablethis is such a cool placeit was nice to come back to a comfortable nice place
From spectacular vistas of the mountains to the luxury offered in this great glamping spot, you won’t want to leave this place. The canvas features a king-size bed and extra beddings to accommodate up to eight people comfortably. Depending on the days and season, it can accommodate more guests for a surcharge. Check out the Airbnb listing for more details. The off-grid dome is located on a large animal sanctuary with more than 1000 acres (404.7 hectares) of protected forested area, though it is not open for exploration. Modern home amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen to test your cooking skills, hot showers, and a fireplace are provided.
(PAUSED) THE BIG OM OCEAN RETREATPescadero, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe trailer had a propane heater which was very helpful during a cold nightthe land was amazing and the rv was very cozythe bed was comfortable and the fire pit area was really warm and welcomingthe land there is beautiful with plenty of room for the horsesthe rv was clean and comfortablethe trailer though dated it was very clean and comfortablealso the dome itself is super clean and the bed is very comfortablethe kitchen was more than we expected very clean and stocked with basic thingsthe bathhouse was clean and had warm water (super welcoming in late november)
Host:the host was very responsive and reliablemontrese is a really welcoming and funny hostmontrese was warm and helpfuland montrese was an excellent hostmontrese is a great host and very responsive if we had any questionsRead more reviewsbeautiful property in a magnificent locationthe location is beautiful and serenenothing can beat the location and its remote tranquilitywe only got to visit this amazing location for one nightthis place is indeed a paradise for animals
Experience an outstanding outdoor getaway
While there are a number of great pet-friendly vacation rentals as well as bed and breakfasts in Monterey, these glamping spots allow you to enjoy all that the city and its surrounding outdoors have to offer. Whether you want to stay in a working ranch, amidst redwoods, or close to the beach, these top glamping spots near Monterey, California, have you covered. Make your choice and book now for a fabulous outdoor getaway.
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