If anyone knows me they know I love an adventure, I love getting out in nature and see all that California has to offer, but I also hate camping. I like showers, comfy beds and electricity. What is a gal like me supposed to do with all these conflicting desires? Glamping!! Lucky for those who want a little glam in their camping a few places have stepped up to fill the bill.
AutoCamp Russian River, Guerneville, CA
Guests staying at Guerneville’s AutoCamp Russian River are bound to make friends at the Richard Neutra–inspired clubhouse pavilion (stocked with craft beers and local wines) before retreating into one of the camp’s 24 Airstreams on Sonoma’s Russian River. These aren’t your ordinary silver midcentury moderns but custom models styled by Dan Weber Architecture and Geremia Design. Walnut cabinetry, a full shower, and Casper mattresses make this an alfresco overnight that’s more like a true hotel experience. From $175.
Treebones Resort, Big Sur, CA
Commanding unobstructed panoramas of the Pacific Ocean from its Big Sur hilltop perch of 10 acres,Treebones Resort’s latest is the Autonomous Tent, which resembles a miniature Sydney Opera House and packs a king-size bed, a gas fireplace, and a claw-foot shower into its distinctive structure. You can also choose to sleep in a yurt or even a human-size bird’s nest woven out of wood. From $263.
Inn Town Campground, Nevada City, CA
Brought to you by the same people as Outside Inn, a motor lodge in Nevada City, the new Inn Town Campground mashes up all styles of outdoor overnights: tents, RV hookups, plus the glamp. The latter has beds with custom headboards, electrical outlets,
and quirky upcycled art, like old teapots transformed into lamps. The centerpiece is the 3,000-square-foot Commons, which has a camp store and swimming pool along with bathrooms and laundry facilities.From $90.
Source: Sunset Magazine