In the world of luxury vacations, the word camping doesn’t always come up. However, with the global popularization of a luxury trend known as “glamping,” high-end home owners in Southern California are finding themselves wanting to take advantage of the year-round beautiful weather and incredible amenities offered at glamping sites by scheduling a relaxing weekend getaway.
Defined as glamorous camping, glamping isn’t your typical pitch-a-tent and light-a-fire experience. Glamping sites utilize luxury accommodations such as tents, yurts, airstream trailers, hut and even treehouses in order to give their visitors the most extravagant experience in enjoying the great outdoors.
Looking to try out glamping for yourself? Here are a few great sites to experience the natural wonders of Southern California close to home.
El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara
This site is a glampers’ favorite and with all of its luxurious features, it’s easy to see why. Southern California home owners have two options for glamping in El Capitan Canyon: the Coastal Beach Camping or the Southern California Coastal Lodging. Within these options there are even more choices to make for an experience that is precisely to your own specifications.
Each location offers the choice of a luxury cabin accommodation or, for the more authentic camping experience, a safari tent. Canyon outfitters also recently began offering the adventure yurt, which is a raised, circular platform enclosed in canvas. Glampers here don’t have to worry about sacrificing any bit of luxury out in the wild, the park’s lodging service also gives visitors access to massages, yoga, stargazing nights, movies and much more.
Lovely Dome, Joshua Tree National Park
While this may not be the most luxurious location on the list, it just might be the most beautiful. Situated in the High Desert area of the Marongo Basin, this campsite features a 32-foot-diameter Temple Dome where guests can gather or sleep. Guests can sleep directly under the stars in a king-sized bed in the park’s open air Maloca, which is a traditional ancestral long house of Amazonian tribes. The natural beauty of the Joshua Tree National Park is the main draw of this spot. The park boasts numerous hiking paths and a handful of interesting historical sites such as the Lost Horse Mine and Carey’s castle.
Treebones Resort, Big Sur
Head up the gorgeous Big Sur Highway just a few hours to Treebones Resort, California’s premier glamping destination. This resort is designed with the wealthy, eco-nut in mind with its commitment to preserving the beautiful California coast running throughout every aspect of this transformative environment. Guests can stay in one of the resort’s campsites or in one of 16 plush yurts. Every site is home to the most spectacular views of the coastline, which guests can feast their eyes on while they feast on sushi in the resort’s Oceanview Sushi Bar.
Ready access to the state’s most beautiful glamping sites is just one of the perks of owning luxury home in Santa Barbara. If you would like to learn more about luxury real estate in Santa Barbara, please give our team a call today!