Depending on where you want to go, across the great state of California, the glamping options can include forests, deserts, snowy mountains, or world class beach views. Luckily, Tentrr has more than 40 different sites to choose from, and we’re adding more all the time! In this article, we’ll be offering up a quick sampler of 4 great glamping spots for a fall getaway to the Golden State.
The Mystic Mountain Petrified Camp is a peaceful getaway destination that is easy to get to. Just 20-minutes from Santa Rosa and above the Sonoma Valley, this idyllic spot is tucked away from the busy hustle in the valleys below. Mystic Mountain is a working farm with a garden full of vegetables ready to harvest before the cold weather sets in.
This unique location has had a fascinating geologic history. A volcanic eruption millions of years ago has produced tons of compressed ash, so the site's topography includes pieces of petrified wood—hence the name. The area has plenty of firewood on-site, an outhouse, and endless privacy. This little slice of heaven is also a stone’s throw from several excellent wineries. The included canvas tent has a luxurious queen size bed inside, a fire ring out front, and two chairs on the deck for viewing the distant valley below. Pets are welcome here, and if you get to Mystic Farms soon (or during the following summer), you’ll have a bounty of fresh vegetables waiting for you!
Artemis is another working farm, and this one is located very close to Wilder Ranch State Park. This campsite offers beautiful hiking, biking and plenty of horse trails. Located in the redwoods, the site opens up to the ocean with Santa Cruz mountain views to the west. If you look east, the farm spreads out across orchards, with chickens, baby goats, horses and a mule calling it home. A wild mustang also lives in the area and he may come grazing near your site.
The ocean is just a 4-mile hike or bike ride away. Despite the central location, your canvas tent—with a queen bed, cooking supplies, bathroom, and solar shower—still has plenty of privacy. Dogs are welcome here, but you’re sharing this land with coyotes and mountain lions, so the hosts recommend keeping all pets indoors. This camp is fully stocked, with one small exception, you’ll need to bring along your own sheets and bedding. But if you ask us, camping while sleeping in your own sheets, just makes it feel more comfortable and cozy!
The Golden State has its share of beautiful streams. And at Creekside Paradise your tent will overlook one such peaceful waterway: Brown’s Creek. This single campsite is one of the most private you can find. You’ll need to pack in water or filter it from the creek. Tentrr provides detailed directions to reach this secluded spot, which is located next to a large, privately-owned park. Amenities here include a fully stocked and set-up canvas tent, so no need to bring bedding or dishes. You’ll have a sun shower, fire ring and front porch for relaxing in the sturdy wooden adirondack chairs. For an extra $20 you can have firewood delivered right to you. This wonderful site is remote, yet, if you are willing to pay a little bit extra you can get a pizza oven delivered to your campsite, or even put on a fully catered event!
Finally, we come to Hidden Trails, also known as the ultimate playground for both kids and adults. The campsite here provides you with the opportunity to experience mountain biking in every possible way. And the area itself is a biking (and hiking) paradise! Whether you prefer a mountain bike, road bike, electric bike, or another bike of choice--there truly is a trail for every rider! When you’re not in a biking mood, you can hike to nearby Beckwourth Peak, or just while away some time by cruising around the picturesque property.
This is an 1800-acre private ranch with 30 miles of mountain bike trails, as well as archery, ATV tours, and mini-bikes for the kids. This campsite is very much family friendly and pets are welcome, too. For the glampers who want to spend their days having fun and staying active, Hidden Trails is the perfect choice.