For those who prefer a blend of roughing it with a bit of the good life, here are 10 of the top glamping sites in Northern California, according to the website, Rally.
Autocamp, Russian River
Featured in Sunset Magazine, each campsite includes a 24 foot Airstream trailer complete with walnut cabinets, high end bathrooms and Casper mattresses. Set among the redwoods, this dog-friendly glampsite does tend toward the pricery side of things.
Treehouse Vineyard, Monterey Bay
Tucked up among the branches of a Douglas Fir, this treehouse offers truly stunning views of Monterey Bay and the vineyards that blanket the hillside.
PACIFIC OCEAN GLAMPING, SEA RANCH
Set 400 feet above the coast, each tent has it's own deck with rocking chairs overlooking the ocean. Two miles from Black Point Beach, Pacific Ocean Glamping offers hot showers and pretty darn good cell service (for those of you who want to get away from it all yet still be connected).
Safari Tent, Coastal Woodlands
Another dog-friendly location, this retreat is nestled among 37 acres of woodlands along the beaches of the Mendocino coast. Each safari tent is built on a raised wooden deck and has a bed with comfy mattress and heated bathroom floors. "Room service" includes breakfast and fresh coffee direct to your tent door each morning.
Yuba River Retreat
Round stone cottages includes queen beds and fully equipped kitchens. A community bath house has an outdoor shower as well as indoor, heated shower. The Yuba river is nearby and offers a wonderful place to take a dip.
Mongolian Yurt, Colfax
A yurt is a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey. While these aren't made from animal pelts, they do possess a spacious and eclectic feel that makes you feel as though you're in an exotic locale when you're actually in Colfax. With massage services, hot tubs, outdoor kitchen, saunas and numerous outdoor activities, this is reasonably priced glamping with all the amenities one could want.
Oz Farms, Point Arena
Located on a working organic produce farm that was once a hippie commune, Oz Farm glampers can buy vegetables and cook in the community kitchen. Most cabins have solar powered electricity and a private outhouse.
Safari West, Santa Rosa
Sleep in a safari tent while rhinos and giraffes wander below you. Set in Santa Rosa on a 400-acre private wildlife preserve that includes species native to Africa, including giraffes, rhinoceros, cheetahs, and numerous species of birds, this experience is as close as an actual safari most of us will ever experience.
Steep Ravine Cabins, Mill Valley
The glamour offered here are the mindblowing views. The cabins are rudimentary and campers must bring all of their own supplies including bedding, cooking items and lanterns. cabins do have a wood burning stove but odds are, you'll spend your days and nights in awe of the Pacific Ocean views. Stinson Beach is close by as re the Steep ravine and Dipsea trails.
Basecamp Hotel, Tahoe
For those who are not fans of sleeping under the stars, Basecamp Hotel is your kinda of camping. The entire camping experience, from tent to faux camp fire are all inside. Enjoy air conditioning, a proper bathroom and a bug-free environment while exploring the beauty of Tahoe.
The next time you're looking for a unique vacation in Northern California but want a touch of the good life mixed in with your outdoor adventure, try one of these great glamping getaways!