California’s Big Sur is full of natural wonders all year long which makes it a great spot for luxury camping. Glamping near Big Sur is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful coastline. California’s Big Sur offers plenty of hiking trails, natural hot springs, beautiful state parks such as Andrew Molera State Park or Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and much more.
Glamping in Big Sur has become very popular, and if you don’t want to stay in the hotel you will find many other options. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a fun packed family vacation you can choose from Big Sur Glamping Cabins and Tents to Big Sur glamping yurts and treehouses, or you can even stay in a vintage Airstream. If you are adventurous enough, for sure you will not be disappointed.
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To inspire your next off-the-grid getaway, I am sharing the Top 5 unique Big Sur Glamping spots that you just need to visit.
1. Big Sur Glamping Yurt on the Farm
Located in Big Sur town of Salinas, this Airbnb glamping yurt features a luxurious bed, fully equipped kitchen, a deck, a fire pit and the spectacular views of nearby vineyards.
The yurt can accommodate up to two guests who can enjoy plenty of outdoor games on the ranch, including a croquet course and a cornhole game. You can explore plenty of hiking trails or visit local vineyards and tasting rooms.
The best for: couples who are looking for a simple and cozy stay with a range of fun activities.
Price per night (with fees): from $344
2. Big Sur Camping Cabin
This Big Sur Camping Cabin is located on a hill in rural Monterey county, close to Ventana Wilderness of Los Padres National Forest and Tassajara Zen Center.
Only 60 miles from the Big Sur this 140sq ft charming cabin features 2 beds, outdoor shower and an access to a separate building with compost toilet and. However, there is no kitchen or refrigerator so guests are advised to pack their own food. The nearest restaurant is 12 miles away.
The best for: people looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy solitude.
Price per night (with fees): from $175
3. Big Sur Tent Camping
One of a kind glamping experience you might experience in this remote tent located on the edge of the popular Treebones Resort in Big Sur.
The tent features a king size bed, luxurious bedding, a gas fireplace and en suite bathroom with a flushable composting toilet.
If you want a true glamping experience look no further than the Treebones Resort. The resort features a large number of glamping yurts and a campsite. There’s a pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant and a sushi bar, massage service and yoga center. Nearby guests can enjoy Big Sur hiking trails and seasonal whale watching.
The best for: everyone who wants to experience luxurious and remote “off-grid” living.
Price per night: from $645
4. Big Sur Treehouse
Staying at Lavender Tree House you can experience one of a kind Big Sur glamping. The Treehouse is located on the top of a hill surrounded by Heritage Oaks on a private 3 acre land site near Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. It features a large deck with an outdoor fire pit and beautiful views great for dining and relaxation.
During the day you can try out some of the nearby hiking trails, visit local wineries and experience California Safari. The treehouse can accommodate up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and many other amenities.
The best for: families looking to escape from the daily grind.
Price per night: not available – check with the property owner
5. Airstream Big Sur
Located on 2.5 acres of private land overlooking the stunning Temecula Valley Wine Country the 1973 27′ Airstream is a heaven for glampers. This completely restored Airstream can accommodate up to 2 guests (adults only) and features a comfy queen size bed with lush bedding, a full bathroom, and a stocked kitchen.
Outside you will find a private deck with umbrellas, swing couch, cocktail table, gas barbecue, outdoor refrigerator, and a pool. The property is completely organic and offers a 360 views of the mountains , vineyards and orchards.
Nearby guests can enjoy a range of activities, including hot air ballooning, wine tasting, or fishing and mountain biking at nearby lake Skinner.
The best for: couples looking for a truly relaxing breakaway.
Price per night (with fees): from $201 (minimum stay 2 nights)
If you happen to stay in any of these glamping spots near Big Sur, let me know how it went!