Categories: CampingDestinations

No Tent? No Problem: Tipis, Yurts and Glamps

There are many reasons why we go camping: to reconnect with nature, strengthen relationships, see stars, disconnect from the stresses of daily life. If you’re reading this, chances are you know all the reasons why you love camping, too. Camping is meant to be rejuvenating, and while that sometimes means packing in for a month-long thru-hike, no one ever said camping had to be hard. If you’re just looking for a quick weekend getaway or have little-ones in tow, the thought of camping – packing, the gear, all the logistics – can sometimes be exhausting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t partake in all the fun!

Luckily, these Hipcamps have hooked it up for you. No tent? No problem. These tipis, yurts and glamps provide all the necessary comforts and camp vibes you’ll ever need.

Upper Falls, Clear Creek Ranch, Shasta Region

Julian Bialowas

Hip hats and beer, not included.

“The road is long and windy, and just when you feel like you’re getting lost, you arrive at the most amazing little campsite ever. Just a short walk and a perfect little swimming hole complete with waterfall awaits. I’ll be back soon.” ~ Ben Horton

Beach Canyon Tipi, Topanga

Andy Pants

Situated in Topanga canyon, this Tipi Glampout offers it all: beach access, hot showers, continental breakfast, and bottle service!

Songdog Glampout, Cuyama Badlands

William Reveley

This 6-person set up is in the Cuyama Badlands—a place so removed, the owners equate it to camping on the moon.

“Songdog Glampout is THE best spot to go if you are looking to see millions of stars and feel like you have the desert to yourself. Jim, owner of Songdog Ranch, is a truly amazing man and has great local wisdom/is amazing at suggesting things to do.” ~ Colette Roy

Tee-Pee Hollow, Bear Creek Retreat, Garden Valley

Caroline Lukins

Not pictured: epic waterfall + swimming hole combo nearby.

Glampsites at Mendocino Magic, Mendocino

Fresh Off the Grid

The psychological effect of the color orange is comfort. Really!

Serene Healing Escape, Topanga

Emily Thomas

This is the perfect LA-getaway.

“The property lived up to all of our expectations and more; quiet, serene, rustic and charming – after sleeping under the stars in our cozy tent we woke up feeling refreshed and even managed to muster up the energy for a hike through Red Rock Canyon park, which lies just a few hundred yards away from the home.” ~ Emily Thomas

Elk Tipi, Chanslor Ranch, Bodega Bay

Chanslor Ranch

This is 1 of 20+ campgrounds on Chanslor Ranch, a horse ranch that offers trail rides! Yee-haw!

Modern Camping, Mendocino

Teresa Raffo

Just a hop, skip and a step from away the ocean…

Sunset Yurt, Oz Farm, Manchester

Michaela Ravasio

Oz Farm makes its yurt so good:

“What an amazing property! We had the most amazing weekend camping amongst the redwoods at Oz. The employees are all so helpful and super friendly. At the farm there are beautiful fields of flowers and apple orchards to play in.” ~ Kelly Flournoy

Tipi Camping, Silver Fork Ranch, Kyzburz

Rod Sency

A few hours south of Lake Tahoe, this Sierra Nevada getaway is perfect for couples or small families.

Pioneer’s Penthouse, Temecula

Emily Thomas

This is defined as a “{semi} Glamping experience.” You tell us.

The Yuba Yurt, Nevada City

Nic Castellanos

“A remedy for “Nature Deficit Disorder”, this is your opportunity to taste the magic of simple living in the round…”

Wild Tender Ranch Light House View, Pescadero

Juliana Linder

Beach and mountain views on the Slow Coast!

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