8 Best Glamping Spots Near San Francisco, California - Updated 2024

Joyce
Joyce 
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We at Trip101 love a good glamping holiday, where you can get the best of both worlds - accessibility to tourist attractions and cute accommodations to come back to after a long day! Glamping near San Francisco means being close to the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s Chinatown, which is one of the biggest Chinatowns in the United States, the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and many more sights. In a throwback to our childhood days, where we used to rig up some of Mom’s old sheets in the backyard and haul the comfiest throw cushions in the house down to our makeshift tent, here is a list of the best glamping spots near San Francisco, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Authentic Berkeley glamping with private garden tent (from USD 33)

For the solo traveller to San Francisco Bay Area, this glamping experience is perfect for a short stay before your next adventure. This property is a glammed-up camping tent with space meant for four and a roof over the tent for additional protection from the weather. You will be comfortably provided for - the tent is cosily furnished with bedding, pillows and cushions, towels, WiFi, and a little night-light lantern. Tucked in the back of a private garden with a lovely persimmon tree, you will find peace and quiet. Animal lovers will love this property as there are a couple of friendly cats and dogs who wind their way through the garden looking for affection!

Stayed at this property?
Berkeley, California, United States
53.75 km (33.4 mi) from Juana Briones Park
279 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in tent 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked perfectly though devices have to be recharged in the house
the bed in the tent was extremely comfortable and ample blankets kept me plenty
i was staying there during early february and it was plenty warm and comfortable
this is a homey tent in a peaceful private atea with a great mattress and very cozy bedding
the tent was quiet and comfortable and cooking in the kitchen wasn't an issue at all
Cleanliness:
well equipped clean kitchen and bathroom
clean accommodation in a nice neighbourhood
the inside was very clean and the bed was comfortable
the tent was very clean her pets we're so sweet
bathroom was clean and cece was super friendly and helpful
Host:
the host and her company were friendly and approachable
what an amazing woman and host
cece i s a great host super nice and friendly
cece was a very helpful lovely and friendly host
everyone in the house was so welcoming and friendly
Location:
the location was perfect
great location safe neighborhood reasonable price
super convenient location with bart so handy
perfect location right next to the north berkeley bart
so close to bart it’s the perfect location for getting around the bay
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2. Bohemian-chic glamping yurt in the woods (from USD 190)

Located in the quaint, coastal town of Pescadero, San Francisco, this hippie-commune-inspired yurt is cosily furnished with eclectic decorations and antique furniture. The yurt, which can sleep up to three travellers, has a king-size bed, a comfy sofa bed, ample bedding, heating, air purifiers, and clean outhouses for showering and washroom needs. You can relax in the yard just outside the yurt and take in the sounds of nature. For those who want to explore the area near this property, you will be close to Bean Hollow Pebble Beach and a few mom-and-pop restaurants where you can have a delicious and hearty meal.

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Pescadero, California, United States
28.55 km (17.8 mi) from Juana Briones Park
97 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful decor king size bed with tons of blankets and a nice heater
glamping in pescadero at the venture lodge or stylish camping with a frig and an amazing bed
Host:
janelle is friendly and responsive
janelle and matt were both helpful and accommodating
and so helpful with my dogs
Location:
great spot all in all based on its location to surrounding area
lovely tent and a beautiful location
cool location lot's of great parks nearby
i appreciated the beautiful surroundings and proximity to the local state park
really nice place to get away and relax within a short drive from sf
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3. Eco hut in a private backyard

This eco hut is perfect for couples who want a retreat into nature. Located in a private backyard, this accommodation has a beautiful hardwood structure that opens out onto a viewing deck with easy chairs for a relaxing afternoon. The uniquely circular hut has a dome skylight that lets in the warm Californian sunshine just above the large and comfy bed. A particularly relaxing time can be had by lying flat on the bed and seeing the leaves of the huge walnut tree outside moving gently in the breeze.

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San Rafael, California, United States
75.04 km (46.7 mi) from Juana Briones Park
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
small table with two chairs and two separate easy chairs added to livability
thanks for the noise machine and the heater
the cool breeze at night and the full moon illuminating the room was magical
unique space cozy relaxing private chill close to nature
the bed was comfortable and i always warm enough (even on november nights)
Cleanliness:
she keeps the place spotlessly clean
very clean and private
everything was clean and tidy
sparkling clean and beyond comfortable
serene & clean layout in the yurt
Host:
host is very welcoming and attentive to comfort and details
warm & friendly hosts
she made me so welcome and is a wonderful host
lis is a very nice host great stay in the yurt
great host and her family was really welcoming
Location:
loved the location
convenient quiet tranquil location and fun decor
the location and the value are excellent
ideal location for san rafael and access to the bay area
great location for the nature lover with good neighborhood walks
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4. Garden yurt perfect for star-gazing (from USD 68)

Get an unparalleled view of the star-filled skies above California by booking this yurt in the heart of Oakland, San Francisco! This property is set within a beautifully landscaped garden that contains a multitude of native Californian foliage and fresh herbs, which attract flocks of tiny desert birds and other small wildlife. You and your partner will have a comfy double bed to yourselves, the fire pit for barbecues, and a patio for relaxing. On clear nights, lounge in the yurt’s central living area under the dome skylight and gaze at the brilliant stars. This property is also close to Sausal Creek Trail, Chabot Space Centre, Oakland Zoo, and Alameda Island.

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Oakland, California, United States
43.46 km (27.1 mi) from Juana Briones Park
143 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was just so adorable and the tv/fridge/arm chair/decor/garden area/coffee set-up were all nice touches
great space that was very comfortable
the yurt was impressively spacious with a multitude of amenities like wifi a tv microwave fridge and books
the yurt is cute and there are lots of nice touches like a heater and a water jug
yurt was great warm with a good space heater
Cleanliness:
access to a bathroom that was very clean and had everything that you needed
it was clean spacious perfect for 2 people
extremely cozy gorgeous and clean
surprisingly clean no bug or noise issues (which i expected since i considered this "outdoor")
overall the space is sparkling clean accessible and private
Host:
phillip is a great host
phillip was very helpful on answering any questions
phillip is a great host and the yurt is so cozy
the hosts were very accommodating and wanted us to feel as comfortable as possible
the hosts were incredibly kind and accommodating they were quick to help us with anything
Location:
the location is also fabulous - very close to bart and good food
great place super nice cute pup
bathroom was super close and accessible and in another really cute space
this place was so so cute
amazing place to have a quite vacation in a beautiful garden setting
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5. Peaceful yurt for solo travellers (from USD 100)

This beautiful yurt in a garden with a hilly view over Tilden Park is located in North Berkeley Hills, San Francisco. Suitable for solo travellers, this yurt will let you enjoy sights like Wildcat Canyon, which unfolds before your eyes like a perfect tapestry. For nature lovers, the park is great for an easy stroll, as it has numerous walking trails that lead to great beaches like Point Reyes Beach and Marin Beach. This property includes basic amenities such as free WiFi, a sofa bed, ample bedding, a heater, kitchenette, and kitchen appliances. No worries about showers and bathrooms - the yurt has a portable camping toilet and bathroom access to the host’s main house is available at scheduled hours.

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Kensington, California, United States
57.35 km (35.7 mi) from Juana Briones Park
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Host:
sara is a really thoughtful and kind host and everything was set up so beautifully
sara was attentive and responsive
sara was a fantastic warm and welcoming host
sara was a great host the place was really cute and quiet for an overnight
Location:
walking distance to great hiking and biking trails
the location was gorgeous and the nearby trail was breathtaking
nice cozy place with a great location exactly as described
a perfect place for solitude quite amidst the busy bay and beauty
its rural like you are actually staying out in a national park
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6. Rustic bell tent with Instagram-worthy backdrops

Enter a woodland fairytale with this property that is prettily perched on the Santa Cruz Mountains. Furnished with warm rugs, plush bedding, and cushy armchairs, this property is perfect for families and groups of four travellers. Enjoy the gentle rustling of the giant redwood trees that ring the campsite as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. As dusk falls, the twinkling fairy lights strung up around the tent and campsite create a dreamy atmosphere. As you wait for your dinner to cook on the outdoor camp kitchen, have a hot mug of coffee or tea that is thoughtfully stocked for you and take time to update your Instagram stories! You will be pleased to know that WiFi and electricity are supplied as well.

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Los Gatos, California, United States
28.01 km (17.5 mi) from Juana Briones Park
23 reviews  
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the blow up air mattress was shockingly comfortable
the heater kept us warm
beautiful and inspiring space with thoughtful touches and comfortable amenities
Cleanliness:
amazing place very clean and perfect getaway from everything love it
their level of cleanliness was noticeable and the way they value their property was nice to see
Host:
nick and shannon were very kind and thoughtful hosts
nick & shannon did superb instructions and a friendly thorough check in then left us to it
everyone was very kind and helpful along the way responded very quickly to messages before during and after
from the the very moment we arrived to moment we left nick was very attentive and helpful
nick and shannon were beyond hospitable the campsite was beautifully tucked away which gave it a private feel
Location:
the area is stunningly beautiful and blissfully quiet yet you’re still very close to wineries santa cruz etc
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7. Safari-style tent for a simple glamping experience

Enjoy a short stay in a clean and comfortable safari-style tent that sits in the middle of Silicon Valley. This property, which is cared for by a family of Airbnb Superhosts, is great for couples. Enjoy glamping under the stars in the crisp Californian air and wake up to abundant sunlight streaming into your private tent. This affordable yet pleasant glamping experience comes with a waterproof PVC tent, ample bedding, a climate device to ensure cool days in summer and warm nights in winter, and a seating area where you can enjoy the cool breeze. The daughter of the family, Ryle, is happy to provide local tips for the best things to do in town and is also a great conversationalist on topics to do with technology, sciences, art, and philosophy!

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Palo Alto, California, United States
965 meters (0.6 ft) from Juana Briones Park
16 reviews  
Private room in tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent is super spacious and the bed very comfortable
Cleanliness:
a really clean and tidy house and kind host
the facilities in the kitchen are limited but it is super clean
i highly recommend this place in a warm dry days
Host:
and ryle & parents are kind and compassionate hosts
ryle was extremely helpful and cooperative
the host is a hard-working student with a great personality
Location:
perfect location and great values
for the right travelers this is a great place to stay
the place is well decorated and has a great location
i highly recommend the place for explorers and travelers
it was nice and quiet and close to nature ( such as it exists in suburban palo alto)
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8. Ocean views from a traditional teepee

Connect with nature in this traditional teepee on an animal sanctuary and healing Native American retreat site that overlooks the coast. This property is for travellers who do not mind bringing their own bedding as the hosts will be providing the tent and some basic amenities such as a space heater, firewood, deck with furniture, and a shared bathroom. The magical draw of this teepee property is the breathtaking view over the ocean as well as the highly popular animal experience offered. Free-range rescue horses and dogs roam the property. Visitors who want a more close-up experience can book the guided animal interaction session, where the hosts will introduce you to their gentle rescue animals!

Stayed at this property?
Pescadero, California, United States
28.3 km (17.6 mi) from Juana Briones Park
60 reviews   Superhost
Tent 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfy and deck w/firepit was perfectly places
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Glamp in style near San Francisco, California

Get a wholly different experience of San Francisco, California when you embark on the adventure of the lifetime by glamping in these beautifully maintained properties. Live in interesting rooms and meet the locals - both the human hosts and Californian wildlife - with Trip101’s list of best glamping spots near San Francisco, California!

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