Glamping in Carmel. Everything You Need to Know.

When it came to finding something to do for my birthday, we planned a lake Tahoe trip, but that was canceled due to a COVID scare. Then we weren’t feeling that “going out” feeling. So we found this glamping site in Carmel-By-The-Sea and thought it was perfect to just getaway for the weekend and away from people. 

Glamping is my camping mostly because you get that outdoorsy feeling without actually sleeping on the floor. This is our second time Glamping. Our first time was in Big Sur at Ventana. You can find my blog post here.

Things Included At Your Glampsite

  • Wifi (thank god) how else are you supposed to share on Instagram your fabulous time?
  • Bed with an electric blanket (loved it, kept us so warm at night)
  • Outdoor seating
  • Propane fire pit and barbecue
  • Towels

Other Things Included

  • Community Restrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Basic kitchen sink with a counter just steps away from your Tent site. 
  • On-site seasonally heated pool (end of May-end of Oct), hiking trails, playground, horseshoes, and more.
  • Private hiking trail
  • Playground
  • Foosball table and more

Your tent rental includes parking for one car, which is pretty close to the tents, depending on which one you get. Ours wasn’t far, which was nice, so we could easily hop in our car and drive to the beach—speaking of beaches.

Beaches Nearby

The glampsite is only 10 minutes from the beautiful Carmel beach with beautiful blue water and white sand. We love it! We spent a lot of our time there mainly because it’s right near all of the shopping, restaurants and good coffee lol. There are several beaches not too far as well if you want to check them out.

  • Carmel Beach (our fave)
  • Carmel Meadows Beach
  • Monterey State Beach
  • Pfeiffer Beach (in Big Sur)

Coffee Nearby

The Carmel Coffee House & Roasting Company (went here every morning for lattes) – Address: Ocean Ave between San Carlos and Dolores Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co Address: 316 Ocean Ave Suite 157 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

Lafayette Bakery & Cafe Address: 3672 The Barnyard Ste E22 Carmel, CA 93923

Food Nearby

La Bicyclette (food was AMAZING, highly recommend) – Address: 7th Ave & Dolores St Carmel, CA 93921

StationaeryAddress: San Carlos St The San Carlos Square Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Tree House CafeAddress: 7th & 8th San Carlos St Carmel, CA 93921

Best Hiking Spot Nearby

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (highly recommend) –Address: 62 CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

There are so many trails that lead you to so many beautiful spots. We hiked the entire thing in two days only because we were limited on time and tired. Wear comfy clothes and shoes. I wouldn’t say it’s that hard, but there are points where it does tire you out a bit.


We went late august early September, and the weather was perfect, not too cold and not too hot. I would suggest bringing a sweater, though, because Carmel always seems to be a little on the colder side, in my opinion. Wear comfy shoes and enjoy yourself.


If you have a family, I think this place is even more perfect, I saw so many kids having a blast, and there was so much on the campgrounds that kept them entertained while the parents lounge by the heated pool.

Book Your Stay

Here is the link to the Airbnb post we used to book our stay.

Luxury Tent at Saddle Mt. Ranch

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– Damaris Dover


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