If you love the idea of spending time in the outdoors, but you’re not interested in roughing it, this list of Bay Area camping options is for you! From plush resorts to rustic cabins, there’s something here for everyone.
Nestled along Big Sur’s beautiful coastline, Treebones Resort offers expansive views and easy access to everything the area has to offer. With a typical day that consists of sipping morning coffee on your Redwood deck, hiking nearby trails, exploring the coast, and then winding down in the hot tub, you might never want to leave. Learn more.
Inside Tip: There are tent and yurt options, but if you’re looking for a more comfy experience, be sure to reserve one of the 16 yurts. The facility includes a beautiful main lodge, an outdoor sushi bar, and a heated swimming pool and hot tub.
Looking for a quick and convenient escape from the city? Look no further than Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, just an hour south of San Francisco. Featuring miles of amazing hikes and easy access to a beautiful beach, this is a perfect option for anyone who enjoys being active in the outdoors, but doesn't want to sacrifice the creature comforts of home. Choose between cozy cabins or canvas tent bungalows (electric blankets included). There’s also a general store, hot showers, a spa, a restaurant, and a hot tub. Learn more.
Inside Tip: If you’re interested in exploring the surrounding areas during your stay, Butano State Park, Año Nuevo, and Santa Cruz are an easy drive away.
This beautiful Napa Valley campground has it all - 10 miles of hiking trails, 1,900 acres of redwoods to explore, a swimming pool, showers, an easy bike ride to award winning wineries, and the best part...brand new yurts, with beds. While not on the “fancy” end of the glamping scale, these yurts are simple, clean, and well furnished. Enjoy some wine tasting, a romantic evening of stargazing by the campfire, and the convenience of climbing into a warm bed. Learn more.
Inside Tip: There are only ten yurts at Bothe-Napa Valley SP, so be sure to check for availability.
If you’re interested in adding some rustic charm (read: more bare bones) to your glamping experience, we couldn’t recommend these cabins enough. They are tucked into the rugged coastline just south of Stinson Beach and feature a built-in table and benches, sleeping platforms (the equivalent of two doubles, one twin, and one child), counter space for food prep, a wood-burning stove, and a small closet. We’d trade electricity and running water for sweeping views of the Pacific and amazing sunsets every day of the week. Learn more.
Inside Tip: These are notoriously hard to reserve, so plan accordingly. Also, if you're looking to get a night away from the camp stove, head south for 15 minutes to Pelican Inn for some upscale pub food.