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10 Best Glamping Spots In Santa Cruz, California

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Have you ever thought of glamping in California? Glamping, also known as “glamorous camping” is a nice and comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors with extra luxury compared to traditional camping. In most cases, glamping sites feature accommodation in cabins, treehouses, yurts, domes, safari tents, and tipis, among others. There are plenty of glamping locations strewn across the United States, but when it comes to ultimate pampering and breathtaking views, California dwarfs the competition. Scroll down to find the best glamping spots in Santa Cruz, California, where you will be guaranteed a unique, exciting and luxurious glamping experience.

1. Tentrr – Artemis camp with breathtaking views of Santa Cruz Mountains (from USD 121)

Tentrr – Artemis is located in a peaceful and serene site, just a few steps away from breathtakingly beautiful biking, hiking and horse trails within the Redwoods region. The site is in proximity to Wilder Ranch State, hence, coming with a lot of promises of exciting outdoor adventure. At the camp, you will find a canvas tent with a queen-size bed, an outdoor fire pit, Adirondack chairs, a heating source, and a picnic table. The camp is completely off-grid, making it an ideal location for anyone who wants to unplug, relax and simply experience nature at its best.

Tentrr Signature Site - Artemis
Santa Cruz, California, United States
19 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wood stove made it nice and cozy
the people who own the property are very nice and accommodating
the location is beautiful and super convenient to hiking (it’s literally in their backyard)
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2. Yurt in a beautiful half-acre garden (from USD 171)

The location is right in the heart of Santa Cruz Mountains, and a mere 4 miles (6.4 kilometer) from the beach. Accommodation is in 450 square feet (41.8 square meters) yurt featuring wooden floors, exotic Moroccan rugs, and multiple glass windows. The various amenities on offer include a sink with hot and cold water, a kitchen with essentials such a kettle, oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, a small refrigerator and utensils. The facility also has a patio with a gas barbeque, where campers can relax or cook if they wish to do so.

24’ Yurt in beautiful half acre garden
Santa Cruz, California, United States
41 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable with a view out to a lovely garden
it was clean roomy and comfortable and met all of our expectations
peter the host was friendly and helpful
peter was the consummate host accessible and helpful
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3. Lovely tent handcrafted for rest and rejuvenation

It is a 300 square foot (27.87square meters) of a handcrafted tent designed for rest and rejuvenation. The tent stands on a new redwood platform, and a look on the inside will reveal a queen-size bed with plush bedding, a simple seating area, and an improvised kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities. The tent’s location not only delivers incredible sceneries, but also assures great proximity for guests who would love to go swimming at the beach, or hiking in the redwoods since both are less than 15 minutes away.

Tree Canopy Shangri-la
13 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests

4. Glamorous bell tent in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The tent is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, offering the peace and serenity you would normally wish for when thinking about glamping. It is a bell tent which is fully equipped with all you may ever need for a great glamping experience, including electricity, Wi-Fi, RV-style toilet, a large sink, a propane fire pit, Adirondack chairs, and an outdoor shower, among other amenities. From the tent’s location, parks, wineries, beaches and hiking trails are just a few minutes away on foot.

GlampL& {a land of glamorous camping}
Los Gatos, California, United States
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
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
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
the area is stunningly beautiful and blissfully quiet yet you’re still very close to wineries santa cruz etc
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5. A beautiful glamping tent in a marina (from USD 107)

The tent is located at Marina Dunes RV Resort and it comes with every amenity you need for the best possible start of your beach vacation. Every tent features a picnic table, BBQ and a fire pit. The shared bathrooms are located just a few meters from the tent. For drinks, there is a clubhouse within the resort where you can always get morning coffee and snacks. And for guests who would love to engage in outdoor adventures, bike trails that follow the ocean at cannery row in Monterey is less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) away, while the Carmel and the Aquarium are also in close proximity.

Beautiful Glamping Tent in Marina, Ca #5
Marina, California, United States
75 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the beds were comfortable enough and the heater or the fan used were really great
the bed was comfortable and the lamp provided adequate light when needed
it also had a fan and a heater which came in handy as the nights were chilly
the space heater was perfect for the rain we got on the first day
it was pretty cold but the comforter and heater did the trick
really clean bathroom facilities
the tent was clean and comfortable
the space was surprisingly clean for an outdoor space
the restroom is clean
the restrooms are clean and not crowded
everyone was kind and helpful
the staff were very nice and welcoming
check in was great and the hosts were so friendly and nice
the staff were all very helpful and the firewood for the first night was a lovely touch
the people we encountered there were very friendly as well
the location is awesome its located in marina dunes appr
great location and a great price especially if the weather permits
it was comfortable and in the perfect location
being that close to the sea was super cool as well
the perfect location to explore monterey carmel big sur and santa cruz
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6. A beautiful yurt under the redwoods (from USD 130)

The yurt is named the “Redwood Hideaway”. It is a private yurt located in a beautiful and lush retreat center surrounded by peaceful mountains. Inside the yurt features a comfortable room with a king-size bed and skylight. Bathrooms with showers are communal, and so is the fully equipped kitchen where you will find all the appliances you need to prepare all your camp meals. You will also have access to a hot tub and a pool, and for those who need extra pampering, there is a spa and sauna ready to offer you a variety of beauty treatments.

Redwood Yurt in Aptos Mountain Retreat Center
Aptos, California, United States
67 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi by pool is strong
we loved having no wifi in the yurt so we could break the habit of constant phone checking
wifi was spotty in yurt but strong up the hill
what a cozy hideaway and inspirational community that strives to live in sync with the environment
the grounds have beautiful plantings and the kitchen was well equipped
the communal bathrooms and kitchen were clean with plenty of hot water
the hosts were great and very helpful
rosa is an outstanding host and great soul
the hostess kind and generously attentive to every need
the hosts are kind available and also respectful of privacy
a true retreat with a friendly helpful staff
what a great location in the redwoods
tucked away in the trees but close enough to town and the host rose was great
we had a great time walking around the grounds and enjoying the many hummings birds we saw
perfect place to go as a couple
if you're looking to relax and unplug this is the place
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7. Yurt in a rustic mountain environment (from USD 137)

If you are looking for nude recreational activities or clothing-optional relaxation in the San Francisco Bay Area, then you have every reason to check out this peaceful yurt nestled amidst the rustic mountain environment. The area is generally warm since it lies beyond the coastal mist. This camp is frequented by lots of awesome people who are not only friendly and respectful, but also are ready to treat you just as you are.

Yurt glamping adventure for Naturists
Los Gatos, California, United States
30 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pretty basic facilities but i really appreciated having a coffee maker in the yurt
the bedding was quite comfortable and the facilities and open air and au naturel experience is invigorating
the pool area is relaxing and set up well it’s just like camping with a bed
super friendly staff and other guests
everyone is so kind and friendly
friendly people nice grounds cant beat the value
this community was kind genuine and welcoming from the start
everyone around was very friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful
this is a place for an open experience and it is an interesting place
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8. Charming yurt in the Santa Cruz Mountains (from USD 69)

The yurt is nestled right in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is a simple dwelling, but one that will ensure you have all you need for a memorable glamping experience. Inside the yurts, you will find a bed, a seating area, and a mini-refrigerator to cool your drinks. Shower and toilet are all located just a few meters from the yurt. There is a local grocery store where you can pick a variety of fresh produce including wine and cheese. And for guests who would love to explore around, Henry Cowell State Park, Big Basin Redwood State Park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park and the beach are all less than ten minutes from the yurt.

YURTle the Turtle
Ben Lomond, California, United States
19 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities with electricity heater mini fridge and cold and hot water
while it was a little chilly we were nice and cozy with the heated blanket and heater
cayenne was a cool host who was super helpful throughout
great location quiet and cozy with awesome brunch spot right around the corner
great and interesting place to stay for a night
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9. Mountain-top yurt in the Redwoods (from USD 106)

This is a 24” Yurt located on top of Santa Cruz Mountains. It is clean, spacious, peaceful and features beautiful décor that makes it even more relaxing for the weary soul. The yurt has a total of eight windows which will make you feel as if you are outside. It features a queen-size bed, a kitchenette, wooden chairs, a small living space with a couch and a rocking chair, a gas heating stove and Wi-Fi, among others. For grooming, the yurt has a clean and eco-friendly bathhouse with a hot shower, a toilet, and a sink. Since it is self-catering, and there are no grocery stores around, guests are encouraged to stop in town and pick groceries and a few essentials before coming to the yurt, or else, you may need up to 30 minutes to access the nearest grocery store.

Mountain Top Yurt in the Redwoods
Watsonville, California, United States
396 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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10. Majestic tent cabin (from USD 141)

The Majestic Tent Cabin features eclectic décor in boho-chic style. Inside is a queen-size bed with plush bedding, a seating area, a handwashing station, lights, and a mini-refrigerator to ensure that drinks remain cold. There are additional features, as well, such as a hot tub and a swimming pool that can always be used after prior arrangements have been made. Guests will also have full access to the yard during their stay, hence, they will have more space for relaxation, if they are tired of seating inside the tents.

Majestic Tent Cabin at Venture Retreat Center
Pescadero, California, United States
42 reviews
Private room in tent 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
janelle is friendly and responsive
janelle and matt were both helpful and accommodating
and so helpful with my dogs
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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Get your glamp on

Consider any of these best glamping spots in Santa Cruz, California, for a memorable glamping experience. This is the best way to put yourself in a place where nature reigns supreme, and you will be certain that when you leave, your mind, body, and soul will be thoroughly rejuvenated.

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