Private glamping near South Lake Tahoe

Nature and history collide on South Lake Tahoe camping trips offering mountain and water recreation.

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3 top glamping sites near South Lake Tahoe

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Tilted Hill Ranch

26 sites · Lodging80 acres · Somerset, CA
The Tilted Hill Ranch is an 80-acre farm nestled in the Shenandoah Valley wine region. This untamed parcel is an experiment in tiny homes and off the grid living. We dreamed of living on an Alaskan TV show but fell in love with this forest getaway. Come play in the creek and hike miles of trails through giant mossy oaks and house sized granite boulders. Our farm is home to a whole family of animals and a great foundation for learning techniques to grow your own dreams. We offer campstites, a yurt, and a cabin - so please review listings for specific amenity information.A stream runs Jan. - July but there are plenty of local spots full of rivers, lakes, and all the wine you can drink :) ask for recommendations after booking! Our fire pits have all been replaced with propane fire rings as camp fires are illegal in our area from June thru November. We have also provide enough propane for your stay :)Our guests love it here: "The yurt was so cozy and stocked with everything wr could possibly need. My son and I enjoyed exploring the property during the day. At night we snuggled in front of the wood stove and played with the Lincoln Logs and Roasted or Toasted game. Everything was clean including the outhouse. We would love to stay here again sometime."
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Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin

1 site · Lodging150 acres · Garden Valley, CA
Peaceful and private Bear Creek Lodge is tucked up against the El Dorado National Forest, surrounded by majestic oaks, pines, and cedars, in charming Garden Valley, CA. The 3,000-square-foot lodge is located on 150 acres, secluded from noise and light pollution, making for spectacular night skies. The park-like setting makes Bear Creek Lodge the perfect haven in the woods, while the beautifully-appointed four-bedroom home makes it the ideal place for rest, relaxation, & rejuvenation! Bear Creek Lodge has been carefully designed and appointed to help you rest and relax on your getaway to the woods. While you will likely spend evenings listening to nature’s symphony, there are plenty of activities in the house to keep you entertained. Bear Creek Lodge is 100% off the grid and utilizes an industrial generator that powers this large property. We are pet friendly, but you must register your pet on the site and there is a fee if you decide to bring your pet. Please let us know in advance. Max. Occupancy: 4 bedrooms; There is a maximum occupancy limit of 14 guests between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. WiFi: Bear Creek Lodge includes high-speed Wifi thanks to fast satellite Internet. Quiet Hours: While in a remote and secluded area, we must still abide by the local regulations. Quiet Hours must be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Wildlife: The peace and beauty of being tucked away into your own secluded retreat in the woods, comes with the additional steps of having to contend with wildlife and small critters. For your safety and enjoyment, it's important to be vigilant about keeping doors closed into the Lodge. It's also important to clean up ALL food debris at ALL times, both inside and outside the Lodge. Suggestion to Bring: Remember to bring all necessary medications, as the nearest pharmacy is 14-15 miles away in Cool, CA if needed. And we also recommend bringing flashlights for each guest for moving between the main, upper, and lower levels at night time. Always check the weather app ahead of your arrival for weather forecasts at Georgetown & Garden Valley CA. Here are only a few of the nearby adventures that Hipcampers can partake in: Skiing, snowboarding, white-water rafting, wine tasting, Apple Hill, Jeep Jamboree, Rubicon trail, El Dorado National Forest, Coloma gold discovery museum, Red Hawk Casino, antiquing, historic downtown Placerville, hidden local trails, hiking, fishing, water-sports and/or doing nothing but relaxing!
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Pine Ridge Campground

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Mokelumne Hill, CA
Nestled in California's Gold Country, Pine Ridge Ranch is the perfect destination for private group retreats, family reunions, lodge getaways, or group camping experiences. We provide a cozy 3-bedroom guest lodge and you can also bring your own RV or tent for camping under the stars. We have a limit of 40 RVs per group and 70 guests maximum. It is $35 for wifi, PLEASE add this as an extra at checkout if you would like wifi during your stay. We charge a pet fee and it is $50 per pet per night, 5 dogs maximum. PLEASE add this as an extra at checkout. For example, if you are bringing 5 pets for 5 nights, please select 25 as the quantity. Embrace the exclusivity of our private 25-acre resort, featuring scenic trails for hiking and exploration, a refreshing swimming pool accompanied by an outdoor bar and kitchen, and a charming private saloon equipped with a pool table. At Pine Ridge Ranch, your group will be the sole guests, ensuring a truly intimate and personalized retreat experience.
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Private glamping near South Lake Tahoe guide

Overview

The South Lake Tahoe basin’s clear blue waters and towering vistas draw visitors year-round. Heavy winter snowfall can create an enchanting place for cabin stays and snowsports, while visiting South Lake Tahoe in the warmer months means opportunities to enjoy even more thrilling activities associated with this mountainous region—think lakefront tent sites and RV parks that give campers easy access to water sports, beaches, hiking, and trail biking. Visit South Lake Tahoe for camping experiences among the woodlands, hills, rises, gorges, and canyons of the Sierra Nevada range.

Where to go

D.L Bliss State Park

Encompassing seven miles of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline, the D.L Bliss State Park Campground offers tent and RV camping with water activities centered on the lake’s natural beauty. Scuba divers can visit the underwater shipwreck preserve in Emerald Bay, tent campers can set up camp steps from the water, and watersport enthusiasts can launch kayaks from the shore. A few simple RV sites allow RVers to take advantage of a dump station and enjoy grilled trout caught in the crystal waters and shared around picnic tables at each site. Elsewhere in the park, hike the self-guided nature trail to wonder at Balancing Rock, or experience the grandeur of Sierra Nevada upheaval promontories overlooking the lake.

Eldorado National Forest

With two major highways running through Eldorado National Forest, getting into the woods is easy from Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Fish in the rivers and streams once teeming with gold prospectors, or ski down the alpine backcountry into lush meadows. Over 50 modern campsites, cozy cabins, hiking trails, and primitive backcountry camping opportunities await exploration in the forest’s Mokelumne and Desolation Wildernesses.

Meeks Bay Campground

Meeks Bay Campground is a federally operated camping area nestled between two Tahoe state parks: D.L. Bliss and Sugar Pine Point. Primitive tent camping and RV sites (without hookups) are available with the added bonuses of fire pits and raised barbecues. Close campsites among the pine trees facilitate sharing and camaraderie between campers staying in one of the most popular spots near South Lake. Boat on the lake one day, and bike on the trails the next.

Sugar Pine Point State Park

The largest Lake Tahoe state park, the west shore’s Sugar Pine Point State Park includes 2,000 acres of evergreen forest, including cedar, aspen, and fir, plus more than 100 campsites in summer. Besides the easy lake access and diverse plant, bird, and wildlife watching opportunities at the Edwin Z’berg Natural Preserve, Sugar Pine Point also offers winter camping for a snowy experience and  guided moonlit snowshoe tours in late winter or early spring.

When to go

Summers in Lake Tahoe rarely top out at 90°F, usually only twice per year and generally toward the end of July and August. The warmest days of the year start in June, making swimming, water skiing, fishing, and kayaking draws to the area. If you’re looking for a quieter time, the highland climate of Lake Tahoe begins to cool in September, offering chillier nights perfect for snuggling around a campfire. Meanwhile, winter camping in Tahoe may only be for hardy campers, but ski chalets and cozy cabins are prime during this time of year.

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