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Glamping in Northern California: 8 Luxury Sites

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Itching to make those glamping reservations, but on the hunt for a more luxurious site? Northern California is where it’s at! Glamping in Northern California allows you to explore Sierra’s towering redwoods, gorgeous ocean coastlines, and the sprawling vineyards that makeup Sonoma wine country – all while relaxing at some of the most amazing and luxurious sites.

But if you’re not sure where to start your search, Life inTents has done the work for you. Check out these truly spectacular, luxurious glamping sites in Northern California.

8 Luxury Sites for Glamping in Northern California 

1. Treebones Resort | South Big Sur

Situated along the Big Sur coastline is the truly one-of-a-kind Treebones Resort. Within the resort are a handful of accommodations in which you can choose to stay, from traditional campsites to yurts to the truly unique Human Nest or Twig Hut, two hand-woven wood art installations you can sleep inside. But their Autonomous Tent collection is truly luxurious.

The Autonomous Tents are designed with a translucent tent fabric stretched across an elegant curved frame. Inside is 600 square feet of living space with soaring ceilings and an ensuite bathroom. Each tent relies on solar power (as does the entire resort) and features green-friendly bamboo floors and a sunset-view private deck with Adirondack chairs and a firepit.

Communal Areas + Amenities

Two on-site dining options at the Lodge Restaurant and Wild Coast Sushi Bar mean you never have to leave. But we highly recommend you explore the rest of the scenic Big Sur stretch along the Pacific Coast Highway of northern California.

Book at Treebones Resort

Treebones Resort in California

2. Mendocino Grove | Mendocino

Another Northern California glamping accommodation is Mendocino Grove. This luxury glamping site offers safari-style tents, ranging from 2-person Classic Tents to 4- and 6-person Group and Family Tents.

Inside each fully outfitted and decorated shelter-style tent, built on a wooden platform deck, you will find a heated bed with comfortable linens and wool blankets, lanterns, and bedside lamps with USB ports. Take your coffee in a comfy leather butterfly chair on the redwood deck or have your lunch at a picnic table and fire pit.

Communal Areas + Amenities

The indoor and outdoor Bathhouse offers a beautiful, rustic modern design with restrooms, hot showers, hairdryers, and organic bath products.

The Meadow Commons offers hammocks, beverages, and lots of activities. There’s even live music around the campfire on most Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays during the season.

Book a Friday night dinner with the Camp CookOut Series for farm-to-table inspired meals, pop-ups, and other special events.

Book Mendocino Grove on Hipcamp

Mendocino Grove glamping in Northern California

3. AutoCamp Russian River | Guerneville

Autocamp offers several locations around the country, but one favorite glamping location is near Northern California’s lush wine country and redwoods. AutoCamp Russian River offers luxury camping accommodations with lots of options to suit every glamping style. Known for its iconic Airstream glamping sites, this particular location offers shiny trailers, as well as shelter-style canvas tents and rustic cabins.

“Your refuge in the redwoods” custom-made luxury canvas tent is divided into a sleeping quarter and seating area, adorned with a homey sofa and coffee table. Outside is a private patio and fire pit you can unwind on at the end of your wine-tasting tours or lazy tubing adventure down the Russian River.

Communal Areas + Amenities

Gathering Spaces offers all the extra amenities you could ever want. Plus, its spacious redwood grove setting offers ample space for retreats, weddings, reunions, and more. You can even grab a complimentary bike and ride into the nearby towns.

Book AutoCamp Russian River

AutoCamp Russian River glamping in Northern California

4. Private Yuba Yurt | Nevada

Near the Yuba River in the Sierra foothills is this luxurious private yurt. Tucked back in the woods with trails and a creek running through the property, this Northern California glamping site offers a spacious yurt with a wood burning stove for warmth and ambience. Cook meals in the kitchen and get a good night’s sleep in a queen bed, topped with a heated blanket in the winter months and chillier nights.

Communal Areas + Amenities

Just outside the yurt is a small patio area equipped with a fire pit, BBQ grill, and dining area. An outdoor shower refreshes you after a long day hiking the Sierras. Or, if you prefer, melt your worries away in the wood-fired hot tub.

Book the Private Yurt on Hipcamp

Yuba Yurt glamping in Northern California

5. Wildhaven Sonoma | Healdsburg

Located on 10 acres of waterfront property is Wildhaven Sonoma, which offers 30 safari-style canvas tents. These roomy glamping tents are designed with comfy real beds and offer touches of modern luxury like electricity and heaters.

Communal Areas + Amenities

Central bathrooms and a covered outdoor communal kitchen make for stress-free cooking and BBQ-ing, especially with a dish-cleaning station.

Wildhaven Sonoma offers a ton of onsite activities to keep you and your family entertained for days. Private riverfront access and beaches invite you to dip your feet or wade around the swimming hole. Or you can choose to float in river tubes or launch kayaks. A general store is on-site too (in case you forgot anything).

Wildhaven Sonoma glamping in Northern California

6. Boon Hotel & Spa | Guerneville

While the Boon Hotel and Spa are mostly room accommodations, they do offer two unique styles of luxury glamping. Choose from luxury tent cabins decked out with stylish reclaimed redwood furniture and platform beds, as well as an 80-square-foot “Lovebug” camper for two.

Communal Areas + Amenities
All the spa amenities that come with the hotel are for glampers too! Take a dip in a gorgeous pool or relax in the soothing hot tub. Or break out the lawn croquet for a little fun in the sun.
Tent cabin and trailer glamping in Northern California

7. Safari West | Santa Rosa

Tour the Sonoma Serengeti by glamping in Northern California. A hop and skip to wine country, Safari West offers 30 luxury glamping sites with specially imported tents straight from Botswana designed with ensuite bathrooms. You can even hear the wildlife right from your private viewing deck.

Communal Areas + Amenities

The safari is a must-see! Be sure to book this incredible excursion and check out their behind-the-scenes experiences and adventures.

The safari experience doesn’t stop there. Dine at the Savannah Café and enjoy a delicious, traditional South African Braai (pronounced “bry”).

Book a Safari West Package

Safari West glamping in Northern California

8. Murphys Glashaus Glamping | Murphys

Stay in this sleek and modern geodesic dome, located on a 40-acre campsite in the Northern California mountains. Surrounded by oak and perched on a prairie, this Rough Diamond Dome Glashaus can accommodate up to 4 guests and offers beautiful furnishings as well as a bathroom. Kick back and take in the wide-open mountain range and constellations right from your queen-size bed.

Communal Areas + Amenities

While the Glashaus is luxurious, it’s also sustainable. Available are eco-friendly heating and cooling and the glamping site is a pack-in pack-out situation to keep your baggage light.

Outdoor areas offer umbrella-shaded chaise lounges, a large rock fire pit, and an outdoor clawfoot tub during the summer months.

Book the Glashaus Geodesic Dome

Glasshouse Geodesic dome glamping in Northern California

Explore More Northern California Glamping

Glamping is a wonderful way to get outdoors, especially for those with certain tastes and expectations. However, if these luxury glamping sites don’t suit your tastes, budget, or level of comfort, there are many more where they came from.
Search these websites to explore more glamping in Northern California, or wherever else you plan to go on adventures.
Brette DeVore
Brette DeVore

As a former hospitality interior designer with an adventurous spirit and love for travel, I now help interior designers and tourism-related businesses in creating online content and media.



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