Best Bay Area Glamping

The SF Gate names the best Bay Area glamping spots, where you can camp without roughing it.

Sleep under the stars in these luxe camping sites that will have a tent pitched for you equipped with the best amenities.

These six glamping sites range from luxe camping services that will pitch your tent to eco friendly resorts that come equipped with spa services.

Shelter Co.
Shelter Co. Is a pop-up lodging service with no permanent properties. They are able to set up a glamping experience on a property of your choosing, or help scout a venue for you. They are able to accommodate groups large or small and customize the experience specifically for you. Enjoy the simple joys of stargazing, roasting marshmallows, and playing games without the hassles of a typical camping weekend. Depending on your unique needs, they provide everything from furnished tents and restrooms to full service catering and activities. You are able to enjoy a unique experience in even the most far flung locations with all the comforts of home.

Safari West
Safari West is an African safari adventure in the heart of Californiawhere guests can explore the Sonoma Serengeti on a wildlife safari alongside romping herds of exotic wildlife or relax in a luxury safari tent under the gaze of a graceful giraffe.

Treebones Resort
The Treebones Resort, located in Big Sur is an eco-friendly resort that hangs above the stunning cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Guest can enjoy the freedom from noise while staying at one of 16 yurts that the resort offers. In addition, glampers can enjoy the resort’s wood woven nests that offer comfy beds inside to make for more enjoyable views of the landscape.

Costanoa Lodge is an eco-friendly resort designed to give guests the opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the California coastline and discover the Pace of Nature.

Big Basin Tent Cabins
This glamping location is open year around and is located in Big Basin Redwoods State Park near the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. Each tent cabin features convenience and comfort in the most picturesque outdoor setting.
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse
This glamping destination is just fifty miles south of San Francisco. Guests can relax in a hot tub with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

For more information on these unique Bay Area Glamping spots, check out, “Best Bay Area glamping spots: Where to camp without roughing it.”

More People Are Converting to Glamping

Glamping is a growing trend, and as it grows, more people are converting.

The ABC News article, “A Family, Wooed by Down-Covered Beds, Converts to ‘Glamping,'” shows just how amazing a glamping experience can be as one family looks for the perfect yet, price efficient vacation.

She planned a last minute trip to Yellowstone National Park and when everything was booked, she turned to

At first, the idea of glamping didn’t interest her as she thought they could just camp for free but, she decided to give it a try at Yellowstone Under Canvas since it wasn’t too pricey and it was the perfect mix of camping and lodging.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect. Glamping — a blended word for glamorous camping — was something I knew existed but had never considered trying. Why pay for something you can basically do for free?,” says, Traci Carl’s ABC News article.

After booking, she was pleasantly surprised by her experience with great customer service, and many options to choose from.

“The rest of the trip ended up being one of the best we’ve ever taken, despite the fact that my daughter was still struggling with her stomach bug. The front desk helped us locate and make an appointment with an urgent care center nearby, gave us warm tea and helped reschedule our horseback trip to a day when she felt better,” states Melchor.

Needless to say, at the end of her trip her kids cried because they had to leave and Traci and her husband are now glamping converts.

Check out for more glamping options around the globe.






The Venue Report names the top 25 Tents & Tipis

The Venue Report names the top 25 tents and tipis around the globe, and a majority of those properties are featured on

These structures are popping up all around the world as the glamping trend is taking off.

We,, continue to be the leading source for all things glamping and this is no exception as 14 out of the top 25 properties are on our website.

Here are the tents and tipis featured on the Venue Report’s list.

No. 1: Moab Under Canvas
This glamping property has 3 locations in Moab, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. You can stay in fully furnished safari like tents or tipis in the national parks giving you an up close and personal experience with nature.
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No.2 : El Capitan Canyon
Set just north of Santa Barbara you’ll find this glamping site just off the 101, guests can stay in a fully decked out yurt or a safari tent. Glampers can head to the beach for a swim or picnic and enjoy a campfire under the stars at night.
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No.3: Mustang Monument
This glamping resort not only gives guest a one of a kind glamping experience, all proceeds go to saving wild stallions. Guests can stay in a fully decked out luxury tipi for the perfect weekend getaway.

No.4: The Ranch at Rock Creek
Nestled in Montana’s pristine valley, this 5 star guest ranch offers canvas cabins for a true one of a kind glamping experience.

No. 5: Shelter Co.
Shelter Co. is a pop-up lodging service that sets up glamping on a property of your choosing. They are able to customize a unique weekend and provide everything including furnished tents.

No. 6: The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
Stay in a 700 square foot four season circular tent that features luxurious comforts in Wyoming’s remote setting. This is a one of a kind adventure where you can enjoy things like stargazing around a campfire in this scenic setting.

No.7: Dunton Hot Springs
This perfectly restored ghost town is nestled in the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, offering guests lodging in rustic yet luxurious log cabins and tents.

No. 8: Cabanas Cuatrocuatros
Set on a vineyard in the mountains that overlooks the sea are 12 luxury glamping tents in a serene yet, rural atmosphere.

No.9: The Hanging Tent Company
Just when you thought glamping couldn’t get any more creative, this company brings you a roommoon. A roommoon is a floating round tent set up in a tree, making it both a treehouse and tent for a one of a kind experience off the ground.

No.10: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Nestled on the western coast of Vancouver Island, this resort is in a remote location where guests can stay in stunning fully furnished tents while enjoying the 5 star cuisine and spa.
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No.11: Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Located in a national park guest can enjoy staying at this scenic glamping destination. The resort offers glamping accommodations in luxury wilderness tents surrounded by beautiful canyons and beaches.

No.12: Ayers Rock Resort
Lying at the gateway to Kata Tjuta National Park, guest can gather in this ancient Australian land in their modern day take on tipis.
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No.13: Flash Camp
Flash Camp is not your average glamping destination, they offer luxury temporary bell tents and a variety of services for events such as festivals, weddings and corporate retreats.
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No.14: Paperback Camp
Placed amongst the paperbark trees on the banks of Currambene sit 12 safari tents that feature solar powered lighting, a private en suite and a pristine glamping environment.

No.15: Aman-I-Khas
Surrounded by the stunning Aravalli Hills and close to the Ranthambore National Park, this glamping site gives guest the ultimate experience in the most luxurious tents offered in the glamping community.

No.16: Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan safari camp located in the world-famous Maasai Mara ecosystem where guests can enjoy spacious luxury tents, game drives and delicious meals.

No.17: La Pause
La Pause Retreat is a luxury eco friendly resort just outside of Marrakech, that offers breathtaking views and gourmet meals.

No.18: One & Only Le Saint Geran
Designed by Alice Temperley and set on the shores of the Le Saint Geran resort sits a a hand-sewn tipi equipped with a chandelier and a gold bejeweled exterior for the most luxurious glamping experience yet.

No.19: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Escape to the natural wonders of Northern Thailand for an unforgettable experience in a luxury tent that features scenic views and handcrafted furnishings.

No. 20: El Cosmico
Set on 21 acres of nomadic grounds, guest can stay in renovated vintage trailers, safari and scout tents, Sioux-style tepees and Mongolian yurts.
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No.21: Wigwam Tipi Hotel
Located off the infamous Route 66 sits this retro glamp sites that has guests lodging in 30 foot teepees.

No. 22: The Resort at Paws Up
This luxury ranch resort is situated on a 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch, where guest can stay in safari-style luxury tents providing an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana.

No.23: Eco Camp Patagonia
Situated in the middle of the Patagonian Wilderness, guest can stay in a cozy geo dome, surrounded with scenic views of Torres del Paine.
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No. 24: Boutique Camping
Nestled in the heart of the Irish Lake lands this glamp site sits on 100 acres of scenic grounds. Guest can enjoy the views of this land in stunning Mongolian yurts.

No. 25: Topanga Tipis
Topanga Tipis, located in Topanga, California offers the perfect escape from urban blues in their 18 foot tipi that furnished with genuine decor of the past with modern luxuries to make your stay comfortable.

For more information on the top 25 tents and tipis check out Venue Reports article, “Top 25 Tents & Tipis for Glamping Around the Globe.”