America’s topographically blessed Northern California (NorCal) is ideal for glamping. Besides the timeless Golden Gate Bridge, the state is equally famous for its gorgeous coastlines fronting the Pacific Ocean and unique redwood forests. This fertile region is also home to bountiful vineyards (Napa Valley, in particular) and majestic natural landscapes - Yosemite National Park, Marine Headlands, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, to name a few. Winter suits NorCal well, too, as it boasts lakes (e.g., Lake Tahoe) and alps (e.g., Mt. Shasta). In 2018, the state received over 50 million visitors. If you are overwhelmed with options, we prepared a list of top glamping spots in Northern California for you. Read on.
1. Gorgeous yurt in a romantic backdrop (from USD 186)
This stylish yurt in a rural neighborhood in Oakhurst is an ideal glamping spot for couples. You have the essentials you need for a pleasurable stay - an indoor fireplace, an air-conditioning unit, a workspace, a seating area, a toilet and bath, and a separate cookhouse with a spacious patio overlooking a beautiful garden. Warm lights create a cozy and intimate interior. It is quiet, secluded, and surrounded by oaks and pines that create a romantic vibe.
Yosemite Shuteye, a most romantic getaway...Oakhurst, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:a big bed a big couch and a great gas fireplace to keep it nice in the coldluckily there were ample amount of blankets and the most comfortable pillows i have ever slept onthe space heater in the bathroom also creates a comfortable atmosphere to shower in when its chilly outthe outdoor kitchen is an amazing place to have breakfastthe bed is incredibly cozy and warm we didn't get cold at all
Cleanliness:great space so clean and very comfortableextremely clean and exactly as picturedthere is no other perfect place like this very clean toothe space is beautiful peaceful perfectly clean and somehow so luxurious yet rustic at the same timethe yurt is exceptionally clean which says something per my standards
Host:the hosts were so kind and helpfulthey are amazing hosts and they showed us around their propertythe owners have built this beautiful yurt themselveswonderful hosts quick responses thoughtful touches throughout the entire spacethe hosts are gracious and kind the yurt is an experience like none otherRead more reviews
Location:very cute and beautiful placereally interesting place to staya wonderful sanctuary close to yosemiteamazing unique experience the location is secluded its perfect for relaxing and spending some time off the grida great place to come back to after a long day hiking around the park to relax in
2. Sunset-splashed yurt with an infinity pool (from USD 178)
Sunsets are spectacular in the Garden Valley side of North California. The scenery is made even more divine with a salt-water infinity pool just a few steps from your 200-sq ft (18.5-sq m) glamping tent. It features a queen bed that fits two comfortably and cooking essentials (e.g., a fridge, a coffee maker, a grill, and a cooktop). A separate toilet and bath are available too.
Sunset Yurt – stunning infinity poolGarden Valley, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:also very very little cell service and the wifi was pretty slow and spottythe beautiful pool and gorgeous views were definite highlightslovely escape with great views amazing pool and killer viewsthe pool and heated spa were great to catch the sunsetsgorgeous view and the hot tub /pool area is very nice
Cleanliness:the bedding and towels were super clean without the sticky smell of a typical hotel sheetsclean quiet private and very comfortableplenty of supplies to clean up from bbq dinnerthe place was clean and the infinity pool was amazingi’m deeply concerned about the safety and cleanliness of this place
Host:the hosts were extremely responsivebeautiful property and the hosts are greatdefinitely nice people and great hosts who anticipate the every possible need of their gueststamara was super responsivethey were very responsive with any questions we had and everything on the property was labeled very clearlyRead more reviews
Location:the location is beautiful and serenethis place is absolute paradiseamazing place in the middle of the forestbeautiful place plenty of places to hike and a very cute town close byit’s a perfect place to get away from the city and relax
3. Stylish yurt near meditation house (from USD 106)
The 24-ft (7.3-m) yurt is a fancy space for two, complete with a living space, a kitchen, a work area (with WiFi access), and a nearby outhouse. The property is within walking distance to Mount Madonna Retreat Center, a dedicated facility for yoga and spiritual development. You have the entire Santa Cruz Mountains, surrounded by redwoods, to explore while you contemplate and destress. Around 3 mi (4.8 km) away is County Park, where you can ride horses and hike.
Mountain Top Yurt in the RedwoodsWatsonville, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:this little place was perfect very cozy and gives you a great view of mtthe space was immaculate and huge - completely ample and comfortable for the two of usthe yurt is just as pictured very comfortable with the sounds of nature everywhereamazing place quiet and rustic yet modern and comfortablehad such a lovely night in this private and cozy stay
Cleanliness:james and mary added all the thoughtful touches you could wish for and the space was so cleanthe yurt is fairly remote quiet extremely clean and quite comfortableclean place that is behind the owner's housethe yurt is cozy and clean and furnished very aesthetically
Host:james is a wonderful hostlovely gracious host and wonderful hospitalitythe hosts are very lovely and helpfulowner was very nice and has yurt stocked with gamesjames and sarojini were so kind and loving hostsRead more reviews
Location:beautiful location in the redwoodsbeautiful location near mount madonna park and centerthis a unique location and well worth itnice cozy place ideal for a weekend getawaythe location is great if you want to get away from civilization for a bit
4. Homey teepee with RV parking (from USD 49)
Are you traveling with your family in a motorhome? Then this teepee tent that fits two to four guests with a spacious parking area for an RV is a good accommodation option. At this glamping site, the rustic ambiance meets the modern amenities. You have comfy beds, an indoor fireplace, a seating area, a patio, a barbecue facility, and an al fresco dining area. Accommodation types vary - deluxe rooms come with an ensuite bathroom and a full kitchen, whereas regular teepees come with shared bathrooms and stovetops. Olancha is an ideal location if you want to travel to Mt. Whiney or Death Valley.
Olancha RV Park and Motel
Address: 1075 Highway 395
5. Oriental-themed yurt with a sauna and a swimming pool (from USD 199)
Level up your glamping adventure with this Mongolian-themed yurt for seven, featuring a swimming pool and a sauna. Your accommodation includes a kitchenette, a fire pit, a barbecue facility, a lounge (with a smart television), and a separate toilet and bath. You have the whole 500 sq ft (46.4 sq m) of space all to yourselves, plus the outdoor patio. The property is in the Sierra Nevada foothills, which is in between Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area.
Glamping in the Sierra Foothills
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
6. Spacious cabin on an organic farm near adventure trails (from USD 112)
This rustic yurt feels larger than its actual size (16 ft/ 4.8 m), thanks to the wooden lattice wrapping the entire place and letting sunlight through. The spacious house is appropriate for true-blue adventurers ready to start a fire and willing to bring their camp kit, including their cooking essentials. A separate bathhouse is available a short, sloping distance away from the yurt. Here, you will come across organic vegetable gardens, rivers, and hiking and biking trails. This property in the Sierra Nevada foothills is even accessible from South Lake Tahoe resorts.
Sweet Little Gem Yurt on Organic Farm w/ Pond ViewColfax, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:stove and fan if neededtheirs a big fan and plenty of outletsthere are bedside lights plenty of outlets lots of pillows a fan an electric kettle with tea providedjust like the photos we had lots of room peace & quiet and felt safe toothe space is so cozy and the area is beautiful
Cleanliness:very clean and very cozythe bathroom was clean and spaciousit was sparkling clean the bed was very comfortableit is super clean and cozy insideit was beautiful clean warm quiet
Host:the hosts are so helpful and the yurt is beautifulthe hosts were very welcoming and friendlytim the property manager was very responsivethe yurt was beautiful and tim was a fantastic hostvery friendly hostsRead more reviews
Location:great location also close to mineral bar for swimmingthis place was incredible i only wish we could’ve stayed longerbeautiful secluded structure in close proximity to the sierrasgreat location quiet rustic (as expected ) and comfortableparadise i highly recommend this place plus the most comfortable bed
7. Elegant yurt with modern amenities such as a smart TV
This yurt rental is nothing short of elegant! It strikes a balance between vintage and modern designs and features a full kitchen (with a cooking range) and a full bath. You even have an outdoor tub in your private patio, where you can watch birds and enjoy the dramatic views of the vineyards. Your living area has a smart television and WiFi access. If you and your loved one need to recharge and commune with nature, then this modern yurt is one of your best glamping choices.
Modern Yurt with Vineyard ViewsSebastopol, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:also the bed as well as the couch were super comfywonderful views great attention to detail with all the amenities you could need cozy and uniquethe views were great and we had a comfortable expereiencefinal thoughts: excellent coffee beans and french press super comfy sleeping arrangements awesome vinyl collection best shower everthe yurt also has a heater/ac but we’re pretty comfortable
Cleanliness:spotlessly clean too would definitely recommendeverything was very cozy clean and relaxingthe cleanliness decor amenities and personal touches were amazingsparkling clean with everything you might need and stylish would be the best way to resume it allthe yurt is super clean cozy and warm in perfect location and beautiful views
Host:ashley and justin are amazing hostsashley and justin were amazing hosts -- very responsive and caringashley & justin are such awesome hosts super responsive and thoughtfulthe yurt and it's hosts are thoughtful warm and invitingashley and justin thought of everything and were so kind and accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:amazing unique spot in a great locationit really is magnificent and was the best location to spend our weekendawesome location - secluded while just several minutes from downtown sebastopolsuch a cute modern place to staywe wish we could've stayed longer in this surreal place
8. Off-grid pet-friendly cabin with an outdoor shower
Pause your fast-paced city life, and stay at this off-grid cabin with hotel-like interiors for two. You have a queen bed with a memory foam mattress, a well-stocked kitchen, a compost toilet, an outdoor shower, a comfy lounge, and a spacious dining area. You have an outdoor seating area, too, where you can have deep conversations under starry skies. Bring your pets along so everyone can enjoy your nature explorations, especially to nearby Mt. Shasta (15 minutes away).
Glamping Retreat- Beautiful, Private Yurt CabinWeed, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:there was a beautiful skylight dome that allowed us to see the stars from the bed toothe space was cozy and inviting we felt like we were alone in the woods
Cleanliness:everything was very clean and orderlythe outdoor bathroom was very nice and cleaneverything was spotless and new/ curated perfectlyRead more reviews
Location:i thought the location was really pretty and not too far from nice hikes near mtexcellent secluded location close to amenitiesstill - this place is pretty darn immaculate and specialperfect location to stay to explore all the sights in shasta
9. Yosemite Lakes cabin great for small families (from USD 184)
Located on the hilly side of Harden Flat Road, this rustic cabin sleeps four and features a private patio where the kids can play and couples can savor their fresh coffee. Cooking essentials such as a stovetop, a fridge, a toaster, and utensils are provided. Also, you have a private bath for grooming and a satellite television for entertainment. Although, expectedly, you may be spending a considerable time outdoors. After all, the 398-sq ft (37-sq m) yurt lies in Yosemite National Park, just 22 mi (35.4 km) from Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Yosemite Lakes Hillside Yurt 12
Address: 31191 Hardin Flat Road 12
Non-smoking throughout All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Physical distancing rules followed Invoice provided Library Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Contactless check-in/check-out Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
10. Modern glamping house with a spa deck and a skylight for stargazing
Take a step into this sophisticated yurt for two. In an instant, you will feel like you’ve never left your home. You have a gorgeous living area with large French doors looking out the river, a queen-sized bed, a spacious dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a full bath with a hot shower and vanity mirror. On your patio, you have a spa facility, and atop the yurt, you have the skylight for stargazing just before sleeping. Indeed, it’s a dreamy space.
Sophisticated yurtLotus, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:a beautiful and comfortable yurt with all the amenities and some nice extra touchesi could stay there for a long period of time and be completely comfortable with the included amenitiesthe bed is super comfortable with great sheetsit was very clean and had many kitchen amenities which made cooking a breezethey have thought of all the details to make it a wonderful and comfortable stay
Cleanliness:so easy and clean and peacefulthe space is clean spacious and sereneit has everything you need and is very comfortable clean and nicely decoratedeverything in the yurt was clean & usefulthe yurt was very nice and clean perfect for a weekend of relaxation in the foothills
Host:bob & faith were wonderful hosts and their yurt was an amazing escapethe hosts were very kind and helpfulthe yurt is a one of a kind experiencethey were very quick to respond to any questions that i had and very friendly hoststhe hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable of all the best placesRead more reviews
Location:amazing location and unique place to stayloved the location the hot tubvery peaceful and relaxing location right by the rivercool location and the hot tub is awesomethey can expect a relaxing time in a beautiful location
Unwind in stylish glamping spaces
Rustic cabins can be stylish and modern too. In Northern California, where spectacular landscapes await you, gorgeous glamping spaces are everywhere. They have smart televisions, bathroom provisions, cooking facilities, furniture, and access to nature trails. A well-designed cabin with nature views is always a wonderful refuge after a full day of physical activities or a rough day of mental stress. Unwind and stay at any of the top glamping spots in Northern California.
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