Top 10 Glamping Spots In Northern California - Updated 2023


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 States
490 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a big bed a big couch and a great gas fireplace to keep it nice in the cold
luckily there were ample amount of blankets and the most comfortable pillows i have ever slept on
the space heater in the bathroom also creates a comfortable atmosphere to shower in when its chilly out
the outdoor kitchen is an amazing place to have breakfast
the bed is incredibly cozy and warm we didn't get cold at all
great space so clean and very comfortable
extremely clean and exactly as pictured
there is no other perfect place like this very clean too
the space is beautiful peaceful perfectly clean and somehow so luxurious yet rustic at the same time
the yurt is exceptionally clean which says something per my standards
the hosts were so kind and helpful
they are amazing hosts and they showed us around their property
the owners have built this beautiful yurt themselves
wonderful hosts quick responses thoughtful touches throughout the entire space
the hosts are gracious and kind the yurt is an experience like none other
very cute and beautiful place
really interesting place to stay
a wonderful sanctuary close to yosemite
amazing unique experience the location is secluded its perfect for relaxing and spending some time off the grid
a great place to come back to after a long day hiking around the park to relax in
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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 pool
Garden Valley, California, United States
256 reviews  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also very very little cell service and the wifi was pretty slow and spotty
the beautiful pool and gorgeous views were definite highlights
lovely escape with great views amazing pool and killer views
the pool and heated spa were great to catch the sunsets
gorgeous view and the hot tub /pool area is very nice
the bedding and towels were super clean without the sticky smell of a typical hotel sheets
clean quiet private and very comfortable
plenty of supplies to clean up from bbq dinner
the place was clean and the infinity pool was amazing
i’m deeply concerned about the safety and cleanliness of this place
the hosts were extremely responsive
beautiful property and the hosts are great
definitely nice people and great hosts who anticipate the every possible need of their guests
tamara was super responsive
they were very responsive with any questions we had and everything on the property was labeled very clearly
the location is beautiful and serene
this place is absolute paradise
amazing place in the middle of the forest
beautiful place plenty of places to hike and a very cute town close by
it’s a perfect place to get away from the city and relax
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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 Redwoods
Watsonville, California, United States
613 reviews  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this little place was perfect very cozy and gives you a great view of mt
the space was immaculate and huge - completely ample and comfortable for the two of us
the yurt is just as pictured very comfortable with the sounds of nature everywhere
amazing place quiet and rustic yet modern and comfortable
had such a lovely night in this private and cozy stay
james and mary added all the thoughtful touches you could wish for and the space was so clean
the yurt is fairly remote quiet extremely clean and quite comfortable
clean place that is behind the owner's house
the yurt is cozy and clean and furnished very aesthetically
james is a wonderful host
lovely gracious host and wonderful hospitality
the hosts are very lovely and helpful
owner was very nice and has yurt stocked with games
james and sarojini were so kind and loving hosts
beautiful location in the redwoods
beautiful location near mount madonna park and center
this a unique location and well worth it
nice cozy place ideal for a weekend getaway
the location is great if you want to get away from civilization for a bit
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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
3 reviews  Wifi Available
caravan 7 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
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 View
Colfax, California, United States
244 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stove and fan if needed
theirs a big fan and plenty of outlets
there are bedside lights plenty of outlets lots of pillows a fan an electric kettle with tea provided
just like the photos we had lots of room peace & quiet and felt safe too
the space is so cozy and the area is beautiful
very clean and very cozy
the bathroom was clean and spacious
it was sparkling clean the bed was very comfortable
it is super clean and cozy inside
it was beautiful clean warm quiet
the hosts are so helpful and the yurt is beautiful
the hosts were very welcoming and friendly
tim the property manager was very responsive
the yurt was beautiful and tim was a fantastic host
very friendly hosts
great location also close to mineral bar for swimming
this place was incredible i only wish we could’ve stayed longer
beautiful secluded structure in close proximity to the sierras
great location quiet rustic (as expected ) and comfortable
paradise i highly recommend this place plus the most comfortable bed
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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 Views
Sebastopol, California, United States
136 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the bed as well as the couch were super comfy
wonderful views great attention to detail with all the amenities you could need cozy and unique
the views were great and we had a comfortable expereience
final thoughts: excellent coffee beans and french press super comfy sleeping arrangements awesome vinyl collection best shower ever
the yurt also has a heater/ac but we’re pretty comfortable
spotlessly clean too would definitely recommend
everything was very cozy clean and relaxing
the cleanliness decor amenities and personal touches were amazing
sparkling clean with everything you might need and stylish would be the best way to resume it all
the yurt is super clean cozy and warm in perfect location and beautiful views
ashley and justin are amazing hosts
ashley and justin were amazing hosts -- very responsive and caring
ashley & justin are such awesome hosts super responsive and thoughtful
the yurt and it's hosts are thoughtful warm and inviting
ashley and justin thought of everything and were so kind and accommodating
amazing unique spot in a great location
it really is magnificent and was the best location to spend our weekend
awesome location - secluded while just several minutes from downtown sebastopol
such a cute modern place to stay
we wish we could've stayed longer in this surreal place
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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 Cabin
Weed, California, United States
23 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a beautiful skylight dome that allowed us to see the stars from the bed too
the space was cozy and inviting we felt like we were alone in the woods
everything was very clean and orderly
the outdoor bathroom was very nice and clean
everything was spotless and new/ curated perfectly
i thought the location was really pretty and not too far from nice hikes near mt
excellent secluded location close to amenities
still - this place is pretty darn immaculate and special
perfect location to stay to explore all the sights in shasta
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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 yurt
Lotus, California, United States
327 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful and comfortable yurt with all the amenities and some nice extra touches
i could stay there for a long period of time and be completely comfortable with the included amenities
the bed is super comfortable with great sheets
it was very clean and had many kitchen amenities which made cooking a breeze
they have thought of all the details to make it a wonderful and comfortable stay
so easy and clean and peaceful
the space is clean spacious and serene
it has everything you need and is very comfortable clean and nicely decorated
everything in the yurt was clean & useful
the yurt was very nice and clean perfect for a weekend of relaxation in the foothills
bob & faith were wonderful hosts and their yurt was an amazing escape
the hosts were very kind and helpful
the yurt is a one of a kind experience
they were very quick to respond to any questions that i had and very friendly hosts
the hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable of all the best places
amazing location and unique place to stay
loved the location the hot tub
very peaceful and relaxing location right by the river
cool location and the hot tub is awesome
they can expect a relaxing time in a beautiful location
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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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