Glamp It Up – Mendocino Grove


The idea of camping always sounds romantic: sleeping under the stars, telling stories around a campfire, making s’mores. The truth? Much colder and much dirtier. If your visions of outdoor life tip more towards the fictional and less towards the reality, pick Mendocino Grove for the outdoor experience at its storybook best. 

Located on 32 acres on Northern California’s very Instagram-able Mendocino Coast, in a forest bluff just above the bay and the town of Mendocino, the campground’s deluxe amenities —  the canvas tents are fully outfitted with cozy beds, warm down comforters, wool blankets, crisp cotton linens, lanterns and leather butterfly chairs; a bath house offers hot showers, fresh cotton towels, electrical outlets, and plush restrooms with marble vanities; there are gas barbecues; and plenty of both private and communal campfires — ensure that your experience will be comfortable. 

But it’s not only about the plush accommodations. The stunning setting has been selectively groomed to enhance your outdoor experience. There are games and books, including a bocce ball court and corn hole. Relaxation hammocks are strung up throughout the meadow offering the ideal place to snooze or finally read that bestseller you’ve been toting around for months. And, for those of us who can never really go completely off-grid, there’s reliable wi-fi.

But, of course, you came here to lose yourself in this area’s natural beauty. It doesn’t disappoint. The nearby breathtaking state parks offer the towering redwood forests, sweeping meadows, coastal bluffs, and sandy-white beaches that are Northern California’s calling card, providing endless opportunity for outdoor activities from walking and hiking to lying on the beach, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. And, with the campgrounds location within walking distance of the village, those in your party who are less prone to roughing it can content themselves with boutiques, art galleries, bookshops, restaurants, bars, bakeries and cafes.

No doubt about it. This is, as their slogan states, camping made comfy. 

For more information: Mendocino Grove