Resident Picks: 3 Glamping Spots Just Beyond San Francisco

October 4, 2019

Glamping, one of today’s trendiest getaway options, presents a unique opportunity to retreat to nature while maintaining all the accoutrements of a luxurious vacation. And, much to our advantage in San Francisco, there are countless glamping hotspots just a drive away. So, whether you want to head to Big Sur or Russian River, you can rest assured that there will be a rustic yet well-appointed dwelling waiting for you.


There’s no doubt that Big Sur is amongst the most naturally beautiful places in the world. But, if you’re not looking to get your hands completely dirty, Ventana is perhaps your best alternative. Nestled in the forest amongst Big Sur’s iconic and dramatic landscape, Ventana’s glampsite presents a more refined way to connect with nature. Book one of their safari-style canvas tents, revel in high-end amenities, luxurious finishes, custom-curated picnic baskets and take in the encompassing Redwood splendor.

Mendocino Grove

Tucked within the forest of Mendocino while mere moments from the striking coastline, Mendocino Grove has made camping entirely convenient and comfortable. Each glamorous safari tent comes outfitted with cozy beds, a redwood deck, picnic table, fire pit and nearby spa-like showers with towels and organic bath products. Whether you’re in need of a romantic getaway or a family escape, Mendocino Grove caters to all glampers.


Set within the heart of Sonoma’s wine country is AutoCamp—a luxurious camping outpost. Here, you can choose from either a fully-appointed Airstream camper, plush canvas tent or a handcrafted Shelton Hut, all complete with high-end, modern finishes. Each suite comes with boutique hotel bedding, a spa-inspired bathroom and access to AutoCamp’s hip mid-century modern Clubhouse, where you can stock up on local wine and beer, snacks and camping essentials or relax by the firepit lounges with the twinkling night sky above.

*Photo Courtesy of Ventana

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