Top 5 Glamping Spots Near Morro Bay, California - Updated 2024

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Morro Bay is a small coastal city that is popular for its many water-based activities. The city enjoys 6 miles (10 kilometers) of shoreline, from where visitors can surf, kayak, and head out on fishing excursions. For a fun family outing, head to the activity-packed Morro Bay State Park, where you can hike, bike, fish, and even play golf. Not to be missed is a visit to Morro Rock, a volcanic peak on the sea, which was formed millions of years ago. The city is also surrounded by unspoiled forest land which is perfect to set up camp and explore. But if you are not into roughing it, then glamping makes for an excellent alternative. You get the joy of staying amidst nature without giving up on creature comforts. Continue reading to pick from one of the top glamping spots near Morro Bay, 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 April 14, 2024.

1. Mountaintop tent with stunning views, San Luis Obispo (from USD 152)

This tent sits on 3 acres (1 hectare) of land located at the highest point of Seven Sisters, a group of volcanic plugs. The tent is set atop a wooden deck, which offers 8 feet (2 meters) of patio space out front. The tent is made from thick canvas and has enough space for a king-size bed and a cooler.

The tent also comes with access to a guest house, which includes a full kitchen, bathroom, and an additional bedroom. This glamping location allows guests to bring their pets. They will definitely enjoy their stay thanks to all the open space surrounding the tent and the guest house.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
19.13 km (11.9 mi) from Charles Paddock Zoo
80 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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2. Riverside tent in Rocky Canyon Ranch, Atascadero

This custom-built glamping tent has a canvas roof but is otherwise built using wood and glass. The tent is built around the seasonal Salinas River with the entire area around the river for you to explore. You don’t even have to leave the ranch for hiking, with miles of trails beginning right outside your tent.

While the kitchenette is not equipped for cooking full meals, guests can prepare quick snacks, or enjoy a barbecue under the stars and regale with stories around the firepit late into the night. The tent does not come with an ensuite bathroom, but there is a custom-made bathhouse only a short walk away. This glamping accommodation is part of a working ranch. So if you are coming with kids, they will love to meet the horses and goats.

Stayed at this property?
Atascadero, California, United States
3.88 km (2.5 mi) from Charles Paddock Zoo
442 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

3. Hideaway in Flying Lady Ranch, Santa Margarita (from USD 108)

This dreamy tent set on a 50-acre (20-hectare) ranch is perfect for a romantic getaway. The name is perfectly apt for the glamping tent because you are secluded enough to not be disturbed by noises such as the honks of cars. Begin your mornings with a cup of coffee on the wooden deck. Then, you can go for a nice morning walk around the property.

When you want to head out, the towns of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles are on either side of the ranch and can be reached within 30 minutes. There is a fully equipped outdoor kitchen that guests can use, just remember to stock up on groceries. There is also a barbecue grill and a firepit for post-dinner s'mores.

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Santa Margarita, California, United States
14.09 km (8.8 mi) from Charles Paddock Zoo
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heater and fan in the tent and the bed is so comfortable
beautiful property hidden away the tent is beautifully furnished along with heater and fan
this was a wonderful experience the tent restrooms and kitchen were extremely well stocked and exceeded our expectations
super amazing place everything was super clean and well thought out
this place is magical super clean and very comfy bed
very private and clean
very nice tent super clean and warm during the cold night with a soft cozy bed
everything was so clean and accommodating large tent comfortable bed equipped with everything you might need
great host would come again for a local spartan race
patty was very attentive understanding and kind giving us an extra blanket for the night
magical great nearby activities and even a fantastic restaurant recommendation from the host
great communication with the hosts - direct answers and extremely friendly and helpful
hosts were thoughtful and kind the location was beautiful
access to 101 was closer than we thought and the close by town of santa margarita was lovely
this place is ideal for a weekend getaway highly recommended
great place to getaway from the world would recommend this place
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4. Tentrr Signature Site in Dilecta Winery, Paso Robles

This unique glamping site sits right next to a vineyard making it the perfect spot for a getaway in wine country. The sturdy Coleman tents are set on a raised wooden platform and offer 120 square feet (11 square meters) of interior space. They are big enough for a queen-size bed and a couple of sleeping bags. An additional pop-up dome tent can also be availed in case you need more sleeping space.

This campsite allows you to truly disconnect and comes with no internet access. Cook as a group and enjoy communal-style meals around the picnic table. Guests do need to bring their own utensils and cutlery for meals, as well as linens and water.

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Paso Robles, California, United States
21.19 km (13.2 mi) from Charles Paddock Zoo
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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5. Lakota in Flying Lady Ranch, Santa Margarita

This spacious tent is one of several glamping units on this ranch. But don’t worry about privacy as they are located far enough from each other. The canvas cover of the tent is set on a metal frame and comes with a wooden floor with an outdoor porch. The porch includes a canopy making it possible to sit out and enjoy the ranch life any time of the day.

Guests have access to a shared outdoor kitchen where they can meet other glampers or enjoy a barbecue meal for two right outside your tent. There are no showers at this glamping site, but there is a porta-potty. The hosts are thoughtful enough to provide body and face wipes in each tent.

Stayed at this property?
Santa Margarita, California, United States
14.15 km (8.8 mi) from Charles Paddock Zoo
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress the pillows the blankets were all so comfortable
really appreciated the heater fan cooler and solar power provided
great stay with plenty of commodities to keep us comfortable
the wifi was a bit spotty but then again that's not a bad thing
we kept the heater on all night and it kept us perfectly comfortable
porta potties were very clean as well
the tent was durable and clean
the lakota tent was super clean and cozy for pur stay
everything was easy to find and spotlessly clean
the tent was well equipped and clean definitely exceeded our expectations
patty is a super friendly host and answered any questions we had
absolutely phenomenal patty was one of the best hosts i have encountered
the hosts were quick to respond and the place was very clean
we even got to meet patty and seth's two super friendly dogs
this is a beautiful location and wonderful experience
the bed was incredibly comfortable and the location was unbelievably peaceful
perfect quiet get away just what we wanted and more
absolutely beautiful what a special place to spend the night
it was nice to just enjoy the peace and quiet
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When the outdoor beckons, head to Morro Bay

Surrounded by protected forest land on one side and the bay on the other, there is no shortage of outdoor activities near Morro Bay. To make the most of the outdoor experience, skip hotels and vacation rentals and try glamping. Hurry and book one of these top glamping spots near Morro Bay, California, for an adventurous holiday!

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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