Glamping: Luxury Camping in Sonoma County
From safari-inspired tents to Airstream trailers amidst the redwoods, glamping in Sonoma County is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Not everybody loves the idea of enjoying a traditional camping experience. For those who hope to enjoy a more glamorous Wine Country camping adventure — better known as "glamping" — Sonoma County has many options to choose from.
Here are the top glamping options in Sonoma Wine Country.
1. AutoCamp, Guerneville
The wanderlust of camping and the romance of the great American road trip intersect at AutoCamp. Glampers can choose from a custom-designed Airstream trailer tucked into a grove of redwoods or a luxurious canvas tent with a plush interior, both fully outfitted with hotel-style amenities. AutoCamp is surrounded by winding pathways that lead to some of the best hiking in Sonoma County, and is conveniently located near the charmingly rustic city of Guerneville, which has been a welcoming resort for the LGBTQ+ community for more than five decades.
2. boon hotel & spa, Guerneville
Leave your worries behind at boon hotel + spa as you frolic along the Russian River and marvel at the California redwoods overhead. Here guests can experience both adventure and relaxation in the heart of Wine Country. While the hotel is open year-round, they offer seasonal glamping accommodations during their high season, May through October. In their elevated luxury tents, guests can expect the same amenities as a traditional boon hotel room, including platform beds, organic linens and bath products, complimentary breakfast, and access to the spa—touted as a "mini oasis of palm trees and sunshine."
3. Safari West, Santa Rosa
Take a walk on the wild side at Safari West, which bills itself as "Sonoma's Serengeti." In their elevated glamping tents imported from Botswana, campers can marvel at gazelles, zebras, cheetahs, and more than 700 other exotic animals, offering a truly one-of-a-kind camping experience. The pale green canvas tents enclose plush beds, polished wood floors, and African-inspired, hand-hewn furniture. Accessible tents are also available upon request.
4. Casini Ranch Family Campground, Duncans Mills
Stretching for 1 mile along the Russian River and located just 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the tiny hamlet of Duncans Mills, the 110-acre Casini Ranch offers the ultimate family-friendly camping experience. From free outdoor movies and beach bonfires to guided hikes, watercraft rentals, summer ice cream socials, and more, there's something for everyone at every age. Though the campground caters to tent and RV campers, they do offer a few cabins and cottages for those that need the luxuries of home to get a good night's sleep.
5. Cloverdale KOA Camping Resort, Cloverdale
Tucked away in the stunning Alexander Valley, at Cloverdale KOA Camping Resort, you're immediately greeted by the soothing sounds of nature, such as birds singing and crickets chirping. Their campgrounds are nestled underneath 100-year-old oak trees, eucalyptus, and evergreens, while their deluxe glamping cabins offer sweeping vistas of Sonoma Wine County. Enjoy the views off of the front deck where you can revel in the magic of the great outdoors while cooking over your personal fire pit.
6. Wildhaven Sonoma, Healdsburg
Located in the heart of the Alexander Valley, Wildhaven Sonoma offers a unique blend of nature, viticulture, and quiet rejuvenation. One of the Bay Area's most highly rated camping experiences, Wildhaven's spacious, safari-style tents are a nature-lover's haven, with close proximity to the calming waters of the Russian River, and countless hiking and biking trails. To further showcase their love for the great outdoors, the sustainability-focused campground uses drought-friendly landscaping as well as a water treatment system that recycles 100 percent of guest water waste into irrigation.
7. San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA Campground, Petaluma
If you're searching for a campground in close proximity to the many things to do in Petaluma, the San Francisco/North Petaluma KOA Campground is the place for you. Their range of deluxe cabins allow you to glamp in the style that suits your needs. With the kids? The Loft Lodges have a master bedroom and a separate sleeping loft. Bringing the family pooch? The Bunk Bed Lodges are pet-friendly (and kids love sleeping on bunks!). Traveling with your partner? The Wine Country Studio Lodges are perfect for couples. The campground also features accessible, wheelchair-friendly lodges and cabins.
8. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Kenwood
Nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains, and surrounded by redwoods and luscious ferns, sits Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, which contains the headwaters to Sonoma Creek. Experience miles of hiking trails, a 25-foot waterfall, and unique flora and fauna, as well as pristine views of the Golden Gate Bridge and glimpses of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on clear nights. The park offers traditional camping accommodations as well as fully-furnished luxury glamping tents.
When glamping and camping in Sonoma County, remember to pause and reflect on how your actions affect the world around you. Little things like packing out your trash, being considerate of others, and respecting wildlife can help protect and preserve the beauty and natural resources of Wine Country for generations to come. Learn more on our Sustainable Travel page and check out the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodriguez.