6 Best Glamping Spots Near Pismo Beach, California - Updated 2024

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Located on California’s central coast, Pismo Beach is known for its beautiful beaches and wineries. It’s also a famous place to see Monarch butterflies, mainly at Monarch Butterfly Grove, which migrate to Pismo Beach during cooler months of the year. Beautiful ocean views, wonderful year-round climate, and numerous caves and hiking trails make this the perfect place for glamping at any time of the year. Miles of hiking trails can be found in places such as Ontario Ridge Trailhead, Pismo Preserve, or Shell Beach Coastal Conservatory. If you’re visiting California, or if you simply want to become attuned with nature, be sure to check out below for the best glamping spots near Pismo Beach, 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 21, 2024.

1. Simple, cozy campsite amid rolling hills and vineyards

Seated atop the rolling hills and vineyards of Paso Robles, California, this private tent offers a delicious taste of the California wine and food culture. The campsite is just a short hike from parking. It’s also a short drive away from establishments and attractions like Franklin Hot Springs, Moonstone Beach Park, Rock Kayak in Morro Bay, or Charles Paddock Zoo. Numerous restaurants serving up wines and locally grown fare can be found minutes from the campsite. You can check out the wild turkeys roaming the property as you stroll through the vineyards.

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Paso Robles, California, United States
18.12 km (11.3 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
our host was awesome and very responsive
although we loved the site and location i consider the experience closer to camping than glamping
i can’t say enough about how lovely the location is
the dilecta winery is the perfect location for your next glamping trip
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2. Cozy, fully equipped yurt minutes from the beach

Located just ten minutes from the beach, this modern, clean yurt is spacious and cozy. It has electricity, skylights, a full kitchen, a king bed, a propane stove that masquerades as a wood-burning stove, ample seating, and room to move. There is a detached bathhouse with a shower and an outdoor heated tub overlooking the beautiful, rolling California hills. You can also use the newly installed gas grill for cooking up some steaks. If you’re looking for good eats or for fun, you’re in luck as this rental is just minutes away from restaurants, wineries, hiking trails, and beaches.

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
44.78 km (27.9 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
133 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfy bed full kitchen great wine
kayou was an excellent host and the fresh eggs are awesome
but a lovely space and quick-responding hosts
great place near arroyo grande with beautiful sunsets
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3. Glamping spot with breathtaking views and plenty of space (from USD 188)

This rental is located on the highest of the Seven Sisters. It has views overlooking the California wine country and of the city of San Luis Obispo. This spot offers impressive views and breathtaking sunsets. The tent is cozy, and it has a romantic ambiance with ample lighting and outdoor seating. Renters have access to a full kitchen, a restroom and showers. The tent alone can accommodate three people, but additional sleeping arrangements at a guest house can accommodate three to four more people. All that and more makes this rental the perfect location for getting together with friends and family.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
24.77 km (15.4 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
82 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable amazing viewno wifi
the view is unbelievable and the beds very comfortable
there is no tv or wifi access but it didn’t diminish our great stay at all
we really enjoyed the family time having no tv or wifi was really great
the tent was great - cozy warm and definitely very glamorous for “camping
the space was clean and the hosts thoughtfully left dog bowls and dog treats for our pooch
the house is exceptionally clean and the hosts were very dog friendly
clean spacious well appointed and stocked with all one needs
their glamping home is clean spacious and well maintained
rent the tent the bed is so comfy everything very clean
susie and jay were great hosts
susie and jay are welcoming hosts
susie and jay are great hosts
jay and susie are amazing hosts
jay and the kids were very friendly and welcoming but then gave us privacy
amazing space close to downtown
nice place and good location near slo downtown
this guest house is the perfect location to explore the central coast
its a great location about 12 mins from downtown slo
the location is perfect -- only 15 minutes from downtown slo yet it feels like a private ranch
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4. Rustic, spacious and comfortable tent (from USD 85)

A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Roadrunner Ridge is set amid rolling hills, overlooking the Estrella River. Set on a wooden deck, this rental provides everything you need for a fun vacation. It offers running water and an outdoor bath that’s overlooking wine vineyards and gorgeous rangeland. It also has a grilling and cooking station, with a two-burner stove and a charcoal grill, just outside the tent. This is a great place to breathe and relax with its rolling, windswept hills and wide-open spaces.

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San Miguel, California, United States
45.25 km (28.2 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
242 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it got pretty cold even with the space heater
propane space heater definitely helped
kenney provided a space heater and refill tanks which was really thoughtful
the tent is comfortable and has a front porch with two adirondack chairs for lounging
the four stars is for the beautiful view the comfortable bed and the big hot bath
the place was clean and inviting
dishes weren’t very clean and had ants all over the pan we were cooking in
everything was so clean and easy to use
the accommodations were perfect clean and just enough to really take in the beautiful natural setting
kenny is a great host and very responsive to any questions i had
kenney was attentive and we greatly appreciate the hospitality
kenney was a fantastic host
kenney was so helpful
kenney was the best host ever
great location and amazing experience
what a beautiful property location and experience
great cozy stay in a beautiful location
amazing location in the middle of nowhere i will recommend it at 100% for romantic trip
a wonderful relaxing stay perfect location for sunset and stargazing by the fire
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5. Cozy yurt with views of rolling hills and the Pacific Ocean

This beautiful and spacious yurt is set in a location overlooking rolling hills and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Nestled in Cayucos, California, this rental is surrounded by beautiful, green open spaces. Inside, there is a queen bed and two bunk beds, dresser space, a desk, ample seating. It also has games and puzzles that you and your companions can enjoy. The yurt also has a fully functional kitchenette with running water. There is a sizeable bathhouse nearby, with running water, a shower, plenty of counter space, and even a stackable washer and dryer.

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Cayucos, California, United States
2.88 km (1.8 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
70 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 6 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a large deck with comfortable furniture and a large open area around the deck
it was great being able to sit on the deck in the mornings with coffee and breakfast
such a cute spot really cozy space with great views of the hills/ocean
it's really comfortable and has everything you need for a terrific stay
it was super clean and had comfortable beds
korie's yurt is great -- spacious clean perfect location
korie is a very responsive host
she is extremely responsive and helpful with any questions we had
korie was incredibly communicative and helpful in the lead up to and during the stay
the location is perfect
nice peaceful location
great location and it is really fun and unique to stay in
there’s a nice walk behind the property and the town is super cute
an amazing special gem on the central coast of california a must stay
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6. Bohemian yurt with a king-sized bed and wood-burning stove

Set on 160 acres (64.7 hectares) of raw, natural land, Tawny’s Cabana is a great place to set up headquarters for your hiking, exploring, camping journey. Large, colorful, and designed in a Bohemian style, the rental is roomy and cozy. It has a large, king-sized memory foam-topped bed, plush linens, and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm on cold nights. An easily accessible building nearby provides a private bathroom with mineral-rich well water. Additionally, the host of this rental provides Turkish cotton robes and organic bath products. Stainless-steel water bottles that you can carry during hiking trips are also provided.

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Cayucos, California, United States
10.01 km (6.3 mi) from Cayucos State Beach
28 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
jennifer and rich were so friendly and helpful in making our stay so comfortable
private bathroom was very nice as well
we had the best time super clean modern and comfortable
they were clean and comfortable and a great glamping experience
great hosts in every way
jennifer is a great host she was very accommodating to our unique circumstances
jenn and rich were absolutely wonderful hosts and their ranch is down right delightful
they met us at the gate to welcome us and were such delightful hosts
jennifer and rich are wonderful hosts
this remote location is definitely worth going out of your way for
this is the ideal place to spend a romantic weekend enjoying the beautiful surroundings and reconnecting
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Experience the wine country and visit the beaches

Be sure to experience the amazing food and drink culture of California’s wine country during your visit to the many beaches in the area. Make the most out of your vacation by learning about and checking out the best glamping spots near Pismo Beach, California.

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