Just south of Yosemite National Park is where you’ll find the ultimate glamping experience at Sequoia High Sierra Camp. Just a mile hike from the parking lot leads you to the site. There’s tent cabins, complete with either king size or twin beds, and even beautiful, plush Persian rugs. Staying here also includes breakfast, a picnic buffet which you get to pack yourself, as well as indulgent five-course, Mediterranean-inspired dinners. They didn’t forget about the booze either, as wine and beer is available to purchase. High Sierra has all this, plus the fact you’ll be at 8,282 feet of elevation, meaning that the views are absolutely breathtaking. Tents for two are $500, and there’s a two-night minimum. Sequoia High Sierra Camp is open seasonally, from early June through September.
This is the place for animal and wilderness lovers. Safari West is an exotic wildlife preserve, home to 900 animals like giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and other savanna-native creatures. Hop on a safari tour for the day and relax as night falls in a real canvas safari tent that was actually imported from Africa. The savanna wildlife (including lots of chatty flamingos) awaits, as does the grandeur of the African safari experience. Tent rates start at $260, including breakfast.
Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, USA, +1 707 579 2551
Mt. Madonna has been called one of the most majestic regional parks in Santa Clara County. Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, visitors can stay in lovely yurts among the redwoods, big enough to fit groups up to 10. Glampers will also get to take part in exploring hiking trails, soak in the gorgeous forest scenery and ocean vistas, and even explore the historic ruins of former cattle baron Henry Miller’s summer home. This might be for the slightly rougher-at-heart glamper, but don’t mistake: Mt. Madonna glamping will give you a pristine trip in these mountains.