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Anyone who enjoys the ocean, tall redwood trees, and hidden gems paired with amazing views simply must visit Big Sur, California. It’s an unforgettable area along the coast if you’re looking for romance, relaxation, or solo reflection. While accommodations in the heart of Big Sur are few and far between, there are a lot of options just a short drive away. To inspire your next trip, here are the dreamiest glamping rentals near Big Sur so you can make the most of the surroundings with all the comforts of home.
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Spanning 2,640 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths, you can glamp in pure luxury with this Vrbo property. The house has panoramic views of the south coast to really showcase the area’s natural beauty and privacy. You’ll be on five private acres and have hiking trails onsite. It has enough space for three couples, and children are welcome here too. It’s a pricier rental than the other options listed, but also one that’s highly rated among guests. The location is also about as close to “downtown” Big Sur as you can get.
How about a quaint cottage to enjoy the best of Big Sur? This cottage has one bedroom and one bathroom for guests. The owners live on the property nearby and request that travelers contact them first to confirm availability before booking. This is a guest house that sleeps two adults. It’s a place to unplug and relax after taking a drive along Highway 1. It is also an inspiring place for artists, writers, and other creative types.
Available for rent on Vrbo, this 1,600-square-foot house offers a glamping-style stay for your trip to Big Sur. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms on a peaceful 8-acre property. It’s near Sand Dollar Beach and the town of Gorda, up a dirt road and just off Highway 1. You’ll be on the south coast of Big Sur and a scenic 1-hour drive south of the town of Big Sur. From here, you can walk to the Pacific Valley bluffs, hike at the Silver Peak Wilderness, and explore the nearby towns. The home offers lovely views of the ocean and Cone Peak. It’s perched about 800 feet above the ocean, so the views are spectacular from every room. You’ll also have a deck with chairs and a BBQ grill here. It’s a bit of an adventure getting here, but you’ll love the peaceful retreat when you arrive.
Go glamping in a luxurious way with this Vrbo rental that has one bedroom and one bath. It’s ideal for one or two people and has a hot tub for relaxing and taking in the views. At the property, you’ll find a queen-size antique bed in an adjoining yurt and a queen-sized bed in the loft inside the home. It also has Wi-Fi, a gas burner stove, fridge, BBQ grill, outdoor adobe fireplace, and woo stove. It’s 10 minutes from here to Garapata Beach. You can book spa services, guided hikes, and catered meals for your stay here. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is about 10 miles from this home.
Not too far from Big Sur, you’ll find this yurt on a farm that’s available to rent on Airbnb. It’s a great spot for two people and features a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, outdoor yard games, and fire pit. It’s 4 miles off U.S. Route 101. You’ll be on a small working farm when you stay here and have the opportunity to explore the grounds. Sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. Book this yurt to be in a private setting with no neighbors, except the native wildlife.
Guests rate this rental cabin very highly on Airbnb when they’re looking for a glamping spot near Big Sur. It’s a cabin for two guests in a studio space that you’ll have all to yourselves. This cabin is surrounded by coastal redwood trees and in a tranquil setting. You’ll have an attached deck and large lower deck here that overlooks a creek. The host is a wedding and event designer, so elopement packages are available here that include a ceremony, cake, photos, and dinner. There’s a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and cable TV here too.
Glamping is also fun in a tiny house, such as this option for two people. It’s in the Big Sur area and a 25-minute country road drive from Carmel Valley Village. The cabin has its own private road and is off the power grid, but has a solar system with backup batteries. There are some great wine tasting rooms in the area, so buy a bottle and bring it back to enjoy on your own private deck here. There are no neighbors here, and check-in is flexible.
This entire cabin is available for rent and is about halfway between Carmel and Big Sur. It’s an ideal location because of the close connection to nature and cozy atmosphere. Up to four people can stay in this studio cabin space and use the two beds and one bath. Solo travelers, couples, families with kids, and people with pets all enjoy staying here. There is a charge per person, per night for more than two people over the age of 15 staying here. Amenities provided by this Airbnb host include a kitchen, hot tub, free parking, and Wi-Fi.
The same host that offers the MorningLite Cabin also offers the Serenity Cabin, which is a private room in a studio space. It has two beds and a private bath, and it’s nestled in a redwood grove. You’ll be in a quiet and peaceful setting here. Let the host know if you plan to bring children along. There is an extra charge per person, per night that applies to adults over age 15. The Airbnb rental includes the use of a kitchen, Wi-Fi, free parking, and a hot tub. Pets are allowed here.
This tiny house glamping option near Big Sur can accommodate up to four guests. It has two bedrooms and one bath in an off-grid living environment. You’ll have 400 square feet of space on about 10 private acres here. The views of the woodlands, seasonal creek, and lavender fields are quite lovely. Electricity comes from a solar system setup, but there is no Wi-Fi, TV, or Verizon cell service here. However, you will have a full kitchen inside. Up to two dogs are allowed here for an additional fee per dog.
In the Big Sur area, you can also stay at this cozy cabin that’s a half-block from Carmel Valley Village. It’s a rustic place to stay for couples, solo travelers, families, and business travelers. Pets can stay here for an additional fee and on a case-by-case basis. Up to four people can stay in the cabin, which has one bedroom and one bath. Amenities here include a kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV with cable, and laundry machines.
Access this remote and secluded cabin via 3/10-mile steep hike on the property. It’s a cozy getaway that’s ideal for creative types and adventurous couples. After you hike to the cabin, you’ll find a semi-outdoor bath and kitchenette. Art classes are available here by appointment. There’s a common area courtyard that guests can use, as well as a fire pit and propane BBQ grill. The property is in a residential neighborhood about 25 minutes from the nearest commercial areas in Carmel and not too far from Big Sur.