Glamping in California is one of my favorite ways to travel this state. I’m a country gal at heart and love when I can find a new cool glamping spot.
Whether it’s a tent in the middle of Yosemite Valley so I wake up under Glacier Point or perhaps a luxury glamping tent in Mendocino complete with heated blankets & s’mores kits, these are my favorite glamping options that I keep coming back to again and again.
Since starting my travel blog Whimsy Soul, I’ve been all over the United States but California will always be my favorite stomping grounds. One of the reasons I love this state so much are all the cool, unique Airbnbs and glamping resorts that are basically destinations in themselves.
These are the best glamping California rentals that I’ve personally stayed in OR have on my bucket list to visit one day (hopefully soon!) This list has ideas in Northern California and Southern California so you’re sure to find something magical within a short drive from your home.
How To Glamping and Camping Differ? Is A Tiny House Glamping?
Glamping can be a loose term and I’ve found that glamping sites can vary, a LOT. Some, like Mendocino Grove, are fully equipped with lamps, chairs, even an outlet so you can charge your phone. And some are very bare bones. And then there are even tiny houses that may borderline as a “cabin” but maybe the house doesn’t have a bathroom in it or no electricity.
And camping of course is when you bring your own tent and gear. We just went camping in Lassen National Park and it so much fun. If you’re new to camping, it’s best to start by glamping so you can dip your toes into nature with some of the basic comforts of a hotel. And then graduate to camping when you’re ready!
I hope this helps you find the best glamping sites in California for you and your group! If you have a favorite glampsite that didn’t make this list, please comment below so everyone can see! Got questions? Drop a comment or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll be happy to help.
Not sure what to pack for a glamping trip? Your items will vary a bit based on season and the tent (some are barebones, other are luxury glamping resorts.) Use my complete glamping packinglist to help you plan so you have an awesome adventure!