Matt Johnson

6 of the Best Dog-Friendly Glamping Resorts in California

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Jul 13, 2022Updated: Dec 12, 2023

Dog lovers rejoice! We’ve found 6 of the best dog-friendly and pet-friendly glamping resorts in California. From wine country to the coast, and RV sites to National Parks, these resorts offer plenty of activities and amenities for you and your furry friend. And, just like you, we’re huge fans of dog-friendly camping!

When we scoured the Golden State’s pet-friendly glamping destinations, we looked at what they delivered in terms of glamping and what they offered for dogs and other pets. With that, we could find a range of options that provide different dog-friendly amenities and services.

Whether you’re looking for a place to hike with your dog or want to relax with your four-legged friend by your side, these dog-friendly glamping resorts in California are sure to please.

So pack up your camping gear and your pup and head out for a relaxing getaway at one of these fantastic dog-friendly glamping sites. We’re going to highlight the best dog-friendly glamping California has to offer!

Big Bear Lakefront Cabins 

Big Bear Lakefront Cabins
Photo courtesy of Big Bear Lakefront Cabins.

The Big Bear Lakefront Cabins are located in the San Bernardino National Forest and offer breathtaking views of Big Bear Lake. This beautiful location is the perfect place to take your dog for a walk or hike. The resort provides dog-friendly cabins, complete with dog beds and bowls. There are also dog-walking trails and a dog park on-site.

There are plenty of activities to keep you and your dog entertained at the Big Bear Lakefront Cabins. You can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on the lake. There are also numerous hiking trails nearby that offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. In the evening, you can relax in your cabin or around the fire pit.

A Modern Cabin in Joshua Tree National Park.

Modern Cabin in Joshua Tree
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If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in the great outdoors, look no further than this modern and unique glamping cabin in Joshua Tree. This is one of the best places to take in some pet-friendly glamping.

Nestled among the iconic Joshua Trees, this fantastic cabin offers 360-degree views of this one-of-a-kind landscape. And because it’s dog-friendly, you can bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Joshua Tree National Park. Go for a hike with your dog among the unique rock formations, stargaze in one of the darkest night skies in the country, or take a scenic drive through the desert.

However you choose to spend your time at this pet-friendly destination, you’re sure to create memories with your furry friends that will last a lifetime.

Ventana at Big Sur

Ventana at Big Sur
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One of the best glamping experiences in California can be found at the Ventana Big Sur. This gorgeous resort is in Big Sur and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. You get a fantastic experience, and your dog will also enjoy it. They offer some of the best dog-friendly camping destinations in California.

The Ventana Big Sur is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. You can go for a hike or spend time around the campfire. One of the things that must be on your to-do list is to take in the majestic redwood trees.

The one downside to this park is that it is tent-only. Sure, the tent sites are phenomenal, but if you’re looking for RV sites, you’ll have to go elsewhere.

So you’ll have to bring your own tent and glamping experience with you. But at least it’s pet-friendly!

When you want a genuinely untouched taste of nature, Ventana is it. This is easily some of the best dog-friendly glamping northern California has to offer.

Mendocino Grove

Mendocino Grove
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When you want your dog to have a glamping experience like never before, take them to the Mendocino Grove. This dog-friendly campground is located in the heart of Mendocino County and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Mendocino Grove has plenty to offer both you and your dog. You can go for a swim, play fetch on the beach, or go on a hike. It’s a pet-friendly adventure!

Most likely, the best part of this glamping destination is that they offer what they call the “ruff package.” This includes dog beds, bowls, biscuits, and a jacket. They even have an on-site dog washing station. Many pet friendly accommodations don’t offer any of this.

There’s also plenty to do in the Mendocino area. You can go wine tasting, visit the dog-friendly Mendocino Botanical Gardens, or explore the charming town of Mendocino.

When you want the total package when it comes to pet-friendly glamping accommodations, Mendocino is the place. Between the safari style tent sites and their comfortable beds, or staying in an airstream trailer, they’ve perfected the glamping lifestyle for you and your four-legged friend.

Inn Town Campground

Inn Town Campground
Photo courtesy of Inn Town Campground.

The Inn Town Campground offers a unique glamping experience in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This dog-friendly campground is located in Nevada City and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

The Inn Town Campground has plenty to offer both you and your dog. You can go for a swim in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or play fetch in the dog park.

What stands out are their glamping accommodations. You can stay in one of twenty glamping tents outfitted with all the bells and whistles, including a private porch balcony.

When you want to get away, the Inn Town Campground lists countless places you and your dog can explore. Hiking, biking, and fishing are all popular activities in the area. You can also go to a dog-friendly winery or visit one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in town.

If you’re looking for a combination of the best pet-friendly glamping and an amazing camping experience, Inn Town Campground has you covered.

Autocamp Russian River

Autocamp Russian River
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Last on our list, but not least, is Autocamp Russian River. This dog-friendly campground in Guerneville offers stunning views of the redwoods. Autocamp is known for its luxury accommodations and dog-friendly attitude.

Autocamp Russian River has glamping accommodations for everyone. You can stay in a vintage Airstream, a cozy cabin, or even a luxury tent. Regardless of where you stay, your dog will be with you the whole time.

There are plenty of activities to keep you and your dog entertained at Autocamp Russian River. You can go swimming, hiking, fly fishing, or even kayaking. In the evening, you can relax around the campfire or roast marshmallows.

Autocamp is the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world, take in some fresh air, and reconnect with nature – just you and your pup. If you’re looking for other pet-friendly glamping by Autocamp, check out Autocamp Yosemite as they offer pet-friendly glamping sites as well.

Experience the best dog-friendly glamping California has to offer!

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly glamping experience in California, look no further! We’ve put together a list of 6 of the best resorts that will make you and your furry friend feel at home.

From wine country to the dog-friendly beaches on the coast, we’ve got you covered. So pack up your pup and get ready for some unforgettable memories!

Are there some resorts, glampgrounds, or a glamping getaway that we missed? We’d love to hear about them! Let us know what dog-friendly glamping resorts and cozy cabins you’ve visited in California.

Where else can you find pet-friendly destinations?

We’re always scoping out the best campgrounds, glampsites, and RV parks from across the country. We try our best to give you a holistic and unbiased perspective of each place we stay at.

With that, we’ve also stayed at and reviewed plenty of other pet-friendly camping destinations from other states such as Texas, Wisconsin, and Maine – to name a few. So when you’re looking for dog-friendly glamping near you, there’s always something!


Matt Johnson

Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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