Big Sur, Pescadero, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, San
Diego and High Sierras
Do you like camping but not sleeping on the
ground and getting dirty? Swap your sleeping bag
for a feather bed at one of these luxurious
campgrounds. Glamping, or glamorous camping, is a
new trend in camping that combines upscale
amenities with a wilderness surrounding.
Resort in Big
Fernwood is an all-purpose facility
featuring a 12-unit motel, forest and meadow view
cabins and Adventure Tents, which are luxury tent
cabins with a queen bed and a wood burning stove.
Bed linens and bath towels provided as well.
Fernwood Campground conveniently borders Pfeiffer
Big Sur State Park and offers a great winter
camping experience. Centrally located in the Big
Sur valley, there is direct access to hiking trails
in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, swimming in the Big
Sur River, horseshoes, volleyball court, and more.
Fernwood campground is home to a rare Albino
Pines RV Resort in
Though not quite as rough as the pioneers
had it, these Conestoga wagons are air-conditioned
and heated. They sleep up to 6 and are furnished
with a king-size bed and 2 twin-size bunk beds.
They include an under-counter refrigerator,
microwave, coffee pot, bed linens and are
convenient to the restroom and showers. (Please
bring own towels). Each wagon includes a picnic
table and barbecue/fire ring.
Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp, an hour
south of San Francisco on Highway 1, has several
types of accommodations on its 30 acres adjacent to
state parks, including 78 wood-and-canvas "tent
bungalows." Shared "comfort stations" have
fireplaces, saunas and heated floors. Other
amenities include a spa and hot tub. Open year
round, Costanoa is an eco adventure resort where
guests can simply retreat from the chaos of
everyday life and discover the pace of nature. No
two bungalows are exactly alike as they are placed
throughout the property with a variety of
Capitan Canyon north of Santa
Barbara: El Capitan Canyon resort is
a mere 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. Located in
a seaside pocket on 300-plus acres on the
picturesque Pacific Coast, the nature lodging
experience at El Capitan Canyon was created for
those who have the desire to totally unwind, relax
and commune with nature. Enjoy services and
amenities typically found in a traditional resort,
yet it's minimalism without
comfort without over-indulgence.
The glories of nature without the overbearing
manufactured hand of man.
The Sequoia High Sierra Camp is a
secluded camping resort that combines the best
aspects of a wilderness adventure with the
furnishings and guest amenities of a deluxe hotel.
Located in California's Giant Sequoia National
Monument, this camp offers a rare opportunity to
explore the spectacular background of California's
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, while enjoying
the deluxe furnishings, guest amenities and
friendly hospitality that are hallmarks of this
secluded mountain retreat. The camp is open
seasonally from mid June to early October, weather