7 {WOW} Glamping Experiences In The Bay Area

Are you looking for a unique and fun way to experience a vacation in the Bay Area?

If so, why not try glamping? Glamping (glamorous camping) is a growing trend in the USA and around the world.

And for good reason.

It allows you to enjoy all the pleasures of camping while still having some of the comforts of home.

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or this is your first time sleeping under the stars, plenty of glamping options are available in the Bay Area.

Glamping accommodation includes yurts, treehouses and luxury tents.

Want to check out more glamping opportunities in the area? Explore our guide to glamping in California.

Safari West

Look no further than Safari West in Santa Rosa if you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure.

safari tent at Safari West
Safari Tent at Safari West

You can step into the wild and experience an authentic safari in complete luxury. With unique glamping tents imported directly from South Africa, you’ll get to sleep under the stars in true African style.

go on safari at Safari West
Go on safari at Safari West

And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, you’ll also get to explore the savanna on a customized safari vehicle, getting up close and personal with some of the most majestic animals on Earth.

The 400-acre wilderness is only 1 hour from San Francisco and features 30 luxury canvas tents straight from Botswana with hardwood floors, private viewing decks, and ensuite bathrooms.

Safari Tent at Safari West
Safari Tent at Safari West

The tents also have heaters, ceiling fans, and luxury bedding to ensure a comfortable stay.

glamping at Safari West
Glamping at Safari West

You’ll be falling asleep to the sound of the wildlife of the Sonoma Serengeti, with more than 900 animals roaming across some of the most significant habitats in the country, making Safari West one of the premier wildlife destinations in the United States.

The reserve is located within the natural beauty of the woods and rolling hills of Sonoma County and also features the Savana Grill for indoor and outdoor dining.

Autocamp Russian River

Located in the beautiful Sonoma redwoods and situated between the Russian River and the charming town of Guerneville, this glamping accommodation offers modern airstreams and luxury tents surrounded by serene natural beauty.

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a wine aficionado, this is the perfect destination.

With its secluded location among trees yet only a 5-minute drive from hiking trails and swimming spots, Autocamp Russian River provides the perfect blend of nature and modern convenience.

And to top it all off, they also offer complimentary bikes to explore the area, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor adventure.

Wildhaven Sonoma

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Wildhaven Sonoma offers a luxury camping experience like no other.

Relaxing in a hammock at Wildhaven Sonoma

Just 75 minutes from San Francisco, this 10-acre riverfront property is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Luxury Safari Tents at Wildhaven Sonoma

The property features 40 safari-style tents, each with comfortable beds and direct private river access.

Guests can also enjoy the use of the outdoor kitchen, private beaches, and mountain views.

In addition to luxury accommodations, Wildhaven Sonoma also offers a variety of activities to keep guests entertained. Fishing, kayaking, biking, and hiking are all available locally, and there are over 425 wineries within Sonoma County to explore.

Dark Skies at Wildhaven Sonoma

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure with friends, Wildhaven Sonoma is the perfect destination.

Mendocino Grove

Mendocino Grove is a luxury glamping resort located 3.5 hours from San Francisco, nestled on 37 acres of redwoods next to the town of Mendocino.

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Mendocino Grove offers numerous hikes, including the popular onsite 1/2 mile Mendocino Grove Loop Trail with dramatic ocean views.

It is a short drive to Big River Beach and many other beaches up and down the coast.

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Safari tents in 2 different sizes (classic and family) are appointed with heated beds, redwood decking, picnic tables, fire pits with grates for grill cooking, and wheelchair accessible tents are also available.

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Canoe rentals are available from Catch a Canoe next door, to explore the surrounding waterways.

Photo Credit: Mendocino Grove

Morning yoga on the deck is offered every weekend, and guests can borrow a book from the library or borrow a board game to relax with friends.

The Mendocino Bay Overlook provides wonderful sunset views, and the dog park is perfect for a leisurely stroll with your furry friend.

Mendocino Grove is the perfect getaway for those seeking luxury and relaxation in nature.

Vineyard Treehouse

Vineyard Treehouse is located on Lago Lomita Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This treehouse vacation rental is built on giant Douglas Fir trees and offers stunning views of the entire Monterey Bay.

The treehouse is close to all the main beaches and the Silicon Valley but feels a world away.

To get to the treehouse, you’ll need to climb a 45ft. ladder – but it’s worth it!

The treehouse platform is 400 sq. ft. and includes a queen bed, electricity/WiFi in a tent, and breathtaking views.

There’s also a full bath on the bottom floor of the main house.

The Vineyard Treehouse is perfect for glamping in the bay area – it’s half an hour to San Jose, 15 miles to Capitola beach, and just an hour from SFO or Monterey.

Related: Amazing Treehouse Rentals Around The World

Bothe Napa Valley Yurts

Situated amidst the majestic redwoods, Bothe Napa Valley Yurts offer a stunning setting for your next getaway.

Large yurt at Bothe Napa Valley (credit)

Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or a fun-filled family trip, there is something for everyone here.

Small yurt at Bothe Napa Valley (credit)

The yurts come in two sizes, ideal for small or large groups. There are fully accessible units available as well as 4 pet-friendly yurts.

Outdoor firepits and picnic tables allow you to make the most of this incredible natural setting.

Whether you want to go hiking through the rolling hills or swim in the spring-fed pool, there is plenty to see and do here at Bothe yurts in Napa Valley.

Boon Hotel Spa

Boon Hotel Spa is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Located in prime wine country California, just 1 hour and 30 minutes from San Francisco, this adult-only retreat offers luxury tent cabins from May to October and a vintage “lovebug” camper that is available year-round.

Guests can enjoy the 24-hour honor bar, quiet pool, and spa or take advantage of the zen-like retreat space.

Adventure seekers will enjoy hiking among the redwoods or enjoying the Russian River.

Boon Hotel Spa offers an affordable luxury experience perfect for couples or friends looking for a unique getaway.

Final Words

If you’re looking for an outdoor experience with all the amenities of home, glamping is the perfect option for you.

There’s something for everyone with so many different unique options available in and close to the Bay Area.

Whether you want to stay in a yurt overlooking the ocean or sleep under the stars in a teepee, consider a glamping experience in San Francisco!