Many of us love the beauty of nature and thrill of the great outdoors. However, trekking into the wilderness to pitch a tent and braving the elements isn’t for everyone. That’s where glamping comes in. Glamping offers the ideal compromise as a more luxurious way of enjoying nature, along with the comforts of home. Have an outdoor adventure complete with beds, WiFi, kitchens and bathrooms. From desert stays to coastline resorts, this list will have something for everyone whether you are looking for a luxurious stay with every amenity out there or a rustic camp with the bare necessities.
Known for its beautiful sunny weather and diverse landscape, Southern California is a top destination for many travellers and perfect for glamping. Here is a collection of some of our favorite spots.
Enjoy starry desert nights in these unique Earth domes. A rustic stay with the convenience of a full size bed, kitchen, shower, and flushing toilet, these domes have everything you need for your next desert adventure. Lounge and enjoy an ambient fire under a star filled night sky or explore the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, located within walking distance.
Looking for a secluded getaway? You might just find what you’re looking for here on a mountainside in Temecula Wine Country. A canvas tent housing a cozy bed with fresh cotton sheets, lots of throw pillows, and blankets is perfect for the end of an activity filled day. This fun spot is also equipped with an antique turn of the century cast iron cooking stove, a rustic wood ice chest and picnic table.
Want to reconnect with nature without giving up a hot shower or comfy bed? These eco pods are set on 480 acres of land and are completely off the grid while still including amenities such as a shower, flushing toilet, queen beds, AC, heating, and even a TV. Take in the views from the deck connecting the pods, explore the desert, or off road on the 6 miles of dirt roads.
This spacious camp located in Yucca Valley can house up to eight guests! Featuring a bell tent and vintage trailer this stay truly is a desert oasis. A fire pit, grill, and stove are perfect for cooking up your favorite camping meals (check out 3 of our Vegan Camping Meals). Then spend the day exploring the property or sunbathing on the daybed. There are also shared facilities including a common area, pool, a shaded dining/lounge area, kitchen, and of course Wi-Fi.
Set on the coast of Santa Barbara, nestled on 350 acres of oak and sycamore trees, El Capitan Canyon is a great way to be close to nature while still enjoying the comforts of home. This outdoor resort offers a variety of cedar cabins, adventure yurts, and safari tents to choose from. With activities ranging from complimentary bicycles, hiking, and campfires to a spa and llama farm, this stay has something for everyone.
This fun desert shack brings the starry nights, campfire, and serenity of the great outdoors without the hassle of camping gear or sleeping on the ground. It includes all of the basic comforts and more for your stay in Yucca Valley. During the day, explore some of the hiking trails, look for wildlife around the property or just unplug and relax. Spend your nights outside enjoying the private hot tub and gas fire pit under the stars.
Hidden in the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains near Santa Barbara lies Cachuma Lake. This family friendly campground has everything needed to make some of your favorite memories with the kids. Don’t worry if you forgot something at home, a fully stocked general store, gas station, coin-operated laundromat, and hot showers can be found on the premises. This campground also features children's playgrounds, lake cruises, a nature center, fishing piers, hiking trails, and even a dog park! While there is still traditional tent and RV camping available, cabins and yurts can be found conveniently on the lakeside.
Love the aesthetic of canvas tents, natural wood, and gas lamps but refuse to give up your life of luxury? This “Safari Cabin Tent” is located in the hills outside of Warner Springs and comes with everything you may want and more during your glamping trip. Heated mattress pads, a hot tub, barbecue, clawfoot bathtub, and of course Wi-Fi make for one of the most comfortable outdoor adventures.