Wine Country Glamping Getaways
You may have experienced the wine in California’s Wine Country, but have you really experienced the countryside? It is, after all, the beautiful combination of golden sunsets over rolling hills and the cool wind and fog off the nearby Pacific Coast that contributes to the flavor of the grapes! Fortunately, the North and Central Read more...
Wine Country Glamping Getaways
You may have experienced the wine in California’s Wine Country, but have you really experienced the countryside? It is, after all, the beautiful combination of golden sunsets over rolling hills and the cool wind and fog off the nearby Pacific Coast that contributes to the flavor of the grapes! Fortunately, the North and Central Coast of California have plenty of gorgeous and comfortable glamping sites that allow you to experience both the vino and the spectacular surrounding countryside together. Luxury tents, yurts, cabins, tiny houses, and Airstream trailers — located on and around the vineyards — make for the perfect Wine Country glamping getaway with your gal pals and/or guys.
For the uninitiated, glamping is short for glamorous camping. Glamping sites on Hipcamp are camping structures with a bed and extra amenities not typically included in tent camping. Our glampsites make camping easy, relaxing, and even a bit luxurious. Many include classic campground features such as fire pits, stargazing, and hiking paths nearby. Make sure to check individual listings for details on which amenities are included and what you may need to bring. In some cases, bedding and pots and pans are provided by the Hipcamp, and in other cases, you may need to bring your own cooking supplies or a sleeping bag.
North Coast Wine Country
For wine country glamping near San Francisco, the North Coast is both a wine- and nature-lover’s paradise. There are over 800 wineries across five counties here that produce world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as excellent Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. The North Coast is also home to coastal mountains, redwood forests, natural hot springs, and ocean hiking trails.
Napa County’s marquee wineries and restaurants attract 4 million visitors a year, which is why a glamping site on private land may be the best way to truly experience the best parts of Napa without the crowds. Napa features superb local hiking at Skyline Wilderness Park and along the mountain trials of St. Helena and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. There is also swimming and kayaking available on the shores of Lake Barryessa.
Just West of Napa is Sonoma County, where the vineyards continue into the coastal mountains. Sonoma’s Samuel P. Taylor State Park has 2,700 acres of redwoods to hike. The Sonoma coast is a true gem with Salt Point State Park, Stillwater Cove and Gualala Point offering beach access and hiking on coastal bluffs. Gray whales can often be spotted here in the winter months as they migrate south.
North of Sonoma, Mendocino County lures nature lovers with rugged coastline and mountains. Russian Gulch State Park has a waterfall hike through a forest rich with ferns. The Mendocino Headlands State Park has even more secluded beaches and seaside bluffs to hike. Beer lovers may want to check out the many craft breweries that dot Mendocino.
Southern Central Coast Wine Country
For Wine Country glamping options near Los Angeles, the Southern Central Coast is a quick drive up the California 1 freeway from LA. This is actually the oldest wine growing region in California — missionaries at the Mission San Miguel Arcangle introduced grapes here in 1797. Excellent Pinot Noir, Rhone Blends, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay is produced here, and the Central Coast has wild forests and rugged beaches, some with California sea lions. As you drive north, you’ll approach the gateway to Big Sur.
Many great Central Coast wineries are located in Paso Robles, where unique glamping sites on local vineyards and ranches provide a backdrop for memorable experiences.
If you’re interested in nature excursions, the beaches of San Luis Obisbo are a short drive away — and there are three of them within fifteen miles, to be exact. Hipcamp glampsites near the Arroyo Grande vineyards make a perfect home base for a coastal wine excursion. First-timers should not miss Morro Bay State Park's iconic Morro Rock. Keep an eye peeled for sea otters, migratory birds, and whales as you hike these beaches. For a more remote experience, the nearby Los Padres National Forest has 2 million acres of forests with hiking trails.
For Wine Country glamping near Santa Barbara, both the vineyards and beaches are plentiful, and there are some unforgettable Hipcamps in this area. You may also recall that the Pinot Noirs of this particular wine region were made famous in the 2004 film ‘Sideways.’ Just 20 miles to the west of Santa Barbara, Refugio State Beach welcomes visitors with its sand and swaying palms.
Big Sur and California 1
If you’ve got a little time to explore the California coast on your Wine Country glamping getaway, you’re in luck. The Central and Northern Coast wine regions are connected in spectacular fashion via the California 1 with Big Sur in between them. For 90 miles, the mountains that descend into the sea here make a dazzling backdrop as you switchback along this twisting scenic coastal route. The southern entry to Big Sur is in San Luis Obisbo, and it lets out in Monterey, about 3 hours south of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. There are many incredible camping, glamping and RVing sites along the way.