Best West Coast Summer Beach Trips

By Lauren Coetzee

From the rugged coastlines of Oregon to the glittering beaches of California, adventure and nature beckon you and your tribe this summer. Come and enjoy the ultimate beach trip along the West Coast with a glamping experience that allows you to disconnect from the chaos of the concrete jungle and reconnect with the great outdoors. Whether you choose the comfort of a safari tent or the luxury of a cabin nestled on rugged cliffs with unparalleled views, we have something for you in this amazing collection of unique accommodations.

California

From the impressive Big Sur to the world-famous Hearst Castle and the coastal cliffs in San Simeon, California has long attracted glampers of every taste and desire, inviting them to discover a dreamlike landscape that inspires novels.



For an authentic experience in nature, why not choose this luxury tent that offers you a chance to escape the nuances of life and reset while being a stone's throw from the exquisite central coast of California?

For more summer tent and tipi camping options, check out this hand-picked collection of the best of the best.



Looking for a luxury honeymoon with direct access to nature? With this deluxe cabin suspended over the rugged cliffs of Big Sur, you'll be able to immerse yourselves in the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

For that extra touch of luxury, breakfast is included in the stay.

Oregon

The Oregon coastline stretches 363 miles long and invites glampers to discover, explore, and experience the sheer beauty of this dazzling state. From rocky, rugged shoreline and vast expanses of beach to thick coastal rain forests, rivers, and mountains, outdoor enthusiasts will find a multitude of opportunities with an abundance of natural beauty to admire and take advantage of.



For an unforgettable summer getaway, this beachfront cabin in Oceanside offers the creature comforts of home and direct access to the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean. Begin your summer vacation with a soak in the luxurious hot tub on the deck while the barbecue grills up your freshly caught fish.

You can find even more places to go glamping in Oregon this summer here!

Washington

Washington State is the ideal getaway destination for glampers to explore the great outdoors. From the Pacific Ocean and the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the urban tenacity of Seattle, Washington's diverse landscape and myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities leaves glampers with unforgettable memories and planning their next vacation.



Looking for a summer escape near Seattle? Check out this coastal cabin rental on the Puget Sound, and wile away the hours with a cool drink while admiring the sublime views from the deck.

For more glamping accommodations in Washington, check out this amazing collection we curated just for you!

Summer is made of magic. It is shedding your skin, giving in to your childlike appetite for adventure, and exploring all the possibilities that longer days hold. What better way to embrace the great outdoors this summer than with a beach getaway along the West Coast?


Check out Glamping Hub for more unique accommodations around the world that you can enjoy this summer!

Host Spotlight: Wallis

By Jackie Dreyer

Editor's note: Each month, we'd like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Wallis, who manages this lodge and cabin property in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.

1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?

My family and I have always gone camping, but I believe I learned about it before we visited El Capitan in SoCal and booked a swank cabin for our "babymoon." It was perfect!

2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?

We took over the property from a couple who lovingly cared for this historic property for a decade, but didn't have any sort of online or social presence. The beauty of this unknown place motivated me to open the doors to a younger generation of travelers and adventurers.

3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?

We hear the word "magical" almost daily, so magical, nostalgic, and adventure.

4. What was your first glamping/camping experience?

In the womb—my parents' San Juan Islands camping and bike tour. It's on my bucket list to do that adventure. Maybe this year!

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

There are plenty of travelers who don't consider themselves "outdoorsy" but want the creature comforts of a cozy, warm home to come back to after an adventure. Whether you're at home in nature or not, a glamping experience can bridge the gap.

6. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?

This is our home. We hope that people will feel nostalgic and comfortably at home, like they're visiting a destination from childhood or a friend's cabin.

We're pretty hands-off while guests relax and explore the property and beautiful Willamette Forest. We look forward to adding more experiences and options to the property.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the remaining historic lodge in the entire area and are what people imagine when they picture a "log lodge in the middle of 'Nowhere,' Oregon."

The property has been quiet for a decade and was even completely closed for the decade before that. For being so beautiful, on the river, and sitting on hot-spring activity, we think that it's the perfect blank canvas for events, retreats, and reunions.

8. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?

Everything except old plumbing!

I love the vibe of every event and the energy of every visitor. People come here to celebrate and reunite with friends and family. People come and fall in love with the property, and I can tell they feel the same way I do.

Personally, being on the property fills me up fast. Decorating and loving on those cabins is the happiest I've ever been. I'm literally giddy when I'm working.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We're self-sustaining and relatively low maintenance. Being a historic property, there's plenty of ways to update the property to help it to be greener. We've added new decks with long-lasting, sustainable materials and look forward to many many more eco-friendly updates.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

Most of the items in the cabins are also for sale! The rugs are a side-project of mine, and I do a lot of pop-ups with vendors in Bend, Oregon. My on-site store will open in 2018. I've collaborated with local artists, brewers, instructors, and businesses for a lot of cross promotion.


Interested in a glamping escape to Oregon? See more of what Wallis' accommodations can offer here, here, here, here, and here!

Blogger Spotlight: Ana adventures to Oregon

By Jessica Armstrong

Extraordinary cottage rental in Port Orford, Oregon

Escape to this luxurious cottage rental near the pacific coast of Oregon.

What was your initial reaction upon arriving to your glamping spot?

Amazing! Walking in it was such a beautiful blend of glamour and the cabin feel.

What are the three words you would use to describe your glamping experience?

Cozy, relaxing, and fancy.

Ana exploring Port Orford

Ana loved venturing through the small town of Port Orford during her glamping retreat.

What activities did you most enjoy while glamping at your destination?

I really enjoyed being in front of the fireplace and getting to spend quality time. We also really enjoyed walking in the town and taking in the beautiful beach! Everyone in town was so friendly; we really enjoyed talking to all the locals.

What are your tips for new glampers and beginners?

I would say to think of a few “must haves” or “needs” and then search for something you’ve never done before that includes some of those needs. It is also important to have an open mind and just have fun!

Spacious and fully-furnished cottage accommodating for families and large groups

Ana found that the spacious and beautifully furnished cottage is perfect for spending quality family time.

The cabin is decorated with a charming vibe

The charming cottage made Ana feel right at home.

What are your five go-to’s for your glamping stay?

  1. Somewhere I can connect with nature.
  2. Comfortable.
  3. Cozy.
  4. Running water!
  5. Family-friendly.

What was the most unique part of your glamping trip?

The cottage itself was the most unique! It was the perfect mix between the feeling of camping and being in a glamourous home. Being able to sit in front of a real wood fireplace, then stepping out to the beautiful deck to go on the hot tub...I mean, it doesn’t get any better than that!

Elegantly furnished living room with rustic decorations

The elegant cabin entails traces of nature throughout its rustic decor.

What is your biggest piece of advice for planning steps before booking a trip?

I would say set a budget, make a list of your must-haves, and start planning ASAP!

Where are you looking to glamp next and why?

Oh, this is hard! There are a couple of places. I would definitely love to visit Eastern Oregon; I’ve never been and have heard that it’s really pretty! I would also love to glamp somewhere in California. I can just imagine the pretty weather, maybe somewhere close to the beach...sounds amazing!

Modern master bath connects to the ensuite bedroom

Glampers like Ana will be sure to adore a relaxing bath after a full day of adventure.

How did you connect with nature on your stay?

The cottage had a beautiful deck, and I went out and had a warm cup of coffee out there a couple of times. It is surrounded by bushes and trees, and it was great to just be able to sit in the quiet and listen to the rain and feel the cold air. It was pretty perfect. We were also able to walk around town and bay area and look out at the huge waves.

Tell us about one of the most memorable moments for you and your fellow glampers?

The most memorable moment has to be just seeing my daughter love this place and feel right at home. She truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and was able to sleep all on her own, which for a two-year-old in a new home is a big deal. It was honestly an overall amazing experience for us.

Ana shows her daughter around their cottage rental

Time for some mother-daughter bonding! What better way to enjoy quality time with loved ones than a glamping adventure?

Make some one-of-a-kind memories of your own with your family at any of Glamping Hub's amazing Oregon getaways today!


Follow along with Ana and Camille on all of their mother-daughter travels by checking out her blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.