9 Best Glamping Spots Near San Jose, California - Updated 2024

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The city of San Jose is situated among Silicon Valley’s green hills and was named its unofficial capital. It is one of the most populated cities in the Golden State and the entire United States of America. San Jose is a vibrant destination for any traveler eager to explore its world-class attractions, festivals, nightlife, and a wide variety of cuisine. San Jose, and California in general, is also gifted with the beauty of nature as hundreds of rivers run through it, such as the Guadalupe River. Plus, you can indulge in nature at the scenic Alum Rock Park and Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. This city has become a traveler’s favorite spot for camping since we can remember. As time goes on, the glamping trend has emerged, so check out these best glamping spots near San Jose, 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 July 12, 2024.

1. Vegan-friendly glamping in the redwoods (from USD 129)

If you, your partner, family members, or friends are vegetarian or vegan, this campsite on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by redwoods will be a perfect fit for your glamping trip. Each of their yurts provides a queen-size bed and a couch with eight windows. They also have an eco-friendly bathhouse and a full-set kitchen.

You should bring your veggies from home or buy them beforehand because the closest grocery stores are between 15 and 30 minutes away from the premises. Moreover, the facility exercises quiet hours from 10pm to 8am.

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Watsonville, California, United States
18.78 km (11.7 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
729 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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2. Deluxe campsite near a ranch

Back to the luxury, this campsite offers a spacious canvas tent with a queen-size bed, outdoor camp shower, and toilet. It works for solo trips and with partners. The best part is, the whole campsite will belong to you, as you’ll be the sole campers at this piece of heaven. Adjacent to Silicon Valley, your stay here will feel like a personal enthrallment into California’s natural grandeur.

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
14.35 km (9.0 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
16 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
hosts are truly amazing
thank you for being such amazing hosts
anwyn and her husband was such a great host by far this is the best glamping site
anwyn and dan are amazing hosts and are very accommodating
they are friendly accomodating easy to communicate and helpful
Location:
location is great less than 30 mins from san jose
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3. Private cozy dome in the redwoods (from USD 265)

This luxurious dome offers the sensation of owning the whole forest to yourself, but with a comfy queen-size bed at your service. This rental is powered by Jackery 290 battery. You can also access a camp sink, toilet, and shower at your disposal. Moreover, the dome is fully sealed, but bugs might occasionally find their way inside, so you might want to bring bug repellant and a flashlight since city lights are not visible.

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Saratoga, California, United States
16.39 km (10.2 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Dome 0 Beds 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
the owner was responsive and very helpful
Location:
we had a lovely time here away from the city life but yet so close to the city
we loved it super comfortable and such a beautiful place to stay
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4. Glamping in the middle of the woods (from USD 202)

This place is a prime glamping location for outdoor activities that you will love! They provide safety measures and a bedroom with a queen-size bed. You can cook your juicy steak as each tent has its fire pit and barbecue grill. They also enhance their cleaning process while ensuring the best hygiene protocols. Being tucked within the forest, with only a 10-minute driving distance from the beach, might be one of the best perks of this rental.

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Soquel, California, United States
14.14 km (8.8 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
227 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
softer soft bed nice grill and ice chest to use
the deck was perfect for relaxing yoga and breakfast
it’s really the perfect mix of rural camping with the amenities and touches to feel clean and cozy
you get the full on experience of camping yet the comfort of an actual bed and a toilet
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and organized
the bed was super comfortable and clean
no showers but a clean portable toilet
Host:
natalie was such a gracious and accommodating host and we ver much appreciated her genuine kindness
they are kind educated and helpful individuals
a one of a kind experience only 10 minutes from the beach
Location:
great place to get away too would come back again
it would be a great spot for a big group as there is another yurt close by
this place is adorable the photos truly don’t do justice to just how cute and inviting this place is
the nearby parks and hikes were an amazing way to spend the day
this place was the perfect getaway from the city
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5. Glamping in majestic mountain camp (from USD 114)

At this majestic mountain campsite in Morgan Hill, you will escape from the busy Silicon Valley! The campsite’s tent has a queen-size bed. There is no access to a bathroom, but a non-flush camp toilet and solar shower are available. You can also enjoy fishing, hiking, and wine tasting. This private tent sits on a hilltop at a 1,000-ft (305-m) elevation with scenic views of nature. You will indeed find a little piece of heaven here.

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
17.62 km (11.0 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really felt more like a cabin and the furnishings were thoughtfully placed with room to feel spacious
located on top of the gorgeous vista and very secluded and cozy
Host:
instructions were very clear and host was very attentive to queries
they were responsive and helpful
bob & sandy were excellent hosts despite being in the middle of a pandemic
bob was fast and responsive
Location:
totally stunning scenery the location feels really remote even though it’s just an hour or so from the city
great stay - location is awesome and very private
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6. Mountain glamping with a spa (from USD 3502)

This site offers glamping and a spa in the redwoods by a mountain. They have private wood and canvas yurt with a queen-size bed, skylight, heater, and fridge, but there’s no kitchen. The unit has a detached bathroom and shared access to outdoor showers.

The private spa and sauna will cost you 100 USD for a two-hour session by reservation only but are closed on Mondays for maintenance. Moreover, this rental applies quiet hours from 10pm to 10am. Just be mindful and cautious as wild animals might enter the grounds, including coyotes and mountain lions.

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Aptos, California, United States
15.11 km (9.4 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
310 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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
Cleanliness:
the communal bathrooms and kitchen were clean with plenty of hot water
Host:
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
Location:
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. Luxurious yurt with a garden near the mountains (from USD 283)

This site near the Santa Cruz Mountains offers a spacious yurt with a queen-size bed, an additional mattress, sheets, and pillows. There is also a private detached modern bathroom. They also provide various amenities, including a small fridge and a toaster oven.

The host also commits to enhancing their cleaning process as a fee for it is included in your bills, so you don’t have to do any chores before check-out. On top of that, the site is also pet friendly. However, don’t leave your furry friends behind when you’re out of the premises. Additionally, this is an upscale facility, guaranteeing a different experience than modest camping.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
25.28 km (15.8 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
264 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable with a view out to a lovely garden
Cleanliness:
it was clean roomy and comfortable and met all of our expectations
Host:
peter the host was friendly and helpful
peter was the consummate host accessible and helpful
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8. Cozy forest retreat

This glamping tent offers cozy accommodation for a small group in a strategic spot. The tent is near the shared bathrooms with electrical outlets and an outdoor amphitheater. Note, though, that there is no electricity inside the tent. However, you’ll have a satisfying stay and can indulge in cycling, unwinding in the wildlife, discovering a waterfall and some creeks, hiking, and star gazing, all at an affordable price.

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7.06 km (4.4 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
53 reviews  
Tent 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the bathrooms were fairly clean and stocked
the bathroom and tent were clean and well stocked
night sky was beautiful campsite clean tent was large and clean
bathrooms were clean and well looked after
the place is safe and clean to camp
Host:
really appreciated the caring and kind staff members
communication with host was very good
Location:
wonderful location and perfect for a weekend
i was very pleased with this location it was beautiful and peaceful
great location for beaches and hiking bring everything you need including t
this place was so beautiful i’m not much of a camper but this location was amazing
location was great so cool to stay in a place like this
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9. Unique and cozy glamping tent

This campsite offers a private cozy safari-style canvas tent with a queen-size bed or bunk bed with beddings. You can also use the additional five-person pop-up dome tent if necessary. Additionally, they provide a platform behind the tent with a camp toilet and solar shower.

Pets are welcome, but it’s best to keep them inside during nighttime due to the wandering mountain lions and coyotes. The host encourages you to preserve nature and leave no trash behind upon check-out.

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23.6 km (14.7 mi) from Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
47 reviews  
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wood stove made it nice and cozy
Host:
the people who own the property are very nice and accommodating
Location:
the location is beautiful and super convenient to hiking (it’s literally in their backyard)
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Memorable experience in San Jose, California

San Jose offers abundant activities and an opportunity to be close to nature. While you go glamping, feel its calming ambiance and clear your head as you absorb inspiration from each corner. Visit the city and embrace its wilderness while enjoying the privilege of urban life at once by booking one of these best glamping spots near San Jose, California.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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