Riverside Luxury Tents at Whitewater Rafting Resort in Northern California

Lotus, California (United States)
Tented Cabins
4 units
16 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

These luxury tents can accommodate up to four guests: two adults and two children. Guests are permitted to bring a tent of their own to set up next to the luxury tent for additional guests. Linens are not provided, therefore guests must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. Sleeping bags can also be rented from the on-site general store.

Inside each luxury tent, there is a double bed and a set of bunk beds. There are shared bathrooms that feature hot showers, flushing toilets, and sinks. Guests must bring their own towels and toiletries. There are electrical outlets located up the hill near the bathrooms for guests to use and there is Wi-Fi available on site.

Cooking over an open fire is prohibited inside the luxury tents. Guests are allowed to bring prepared food, or they can choose to dine out at one of the nearby restaurants. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Fire pit

At this glamping resort, there are shared bathrooms with hot showers, flushing toilets, and sinks. Guests must bring their own towels and toiletries. The accommodations do not include sheets and pillows. Glampers must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows to use during their stay. The hosts do have rentals available if guests decide not to bring their own bedding.

There is also an on-site beer garden, highlighting Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's delicious brews, including their Pale Ale and Summer Fest Beer. Local wines from the Coloma Valley and the El Dorado Wine County are also served here. In addition, there is an on-site general store that sells beverages, snacks, beer, soda, and souvenir items.

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Guest Services

  • Bar/Pub
  • All meals

Guests can choose between two rafting trips during their stay here:

2 Day Trip:
Raft both days on the fantastic Lower Gorge section (Day One) and the Upper Chili Bar section (Day Two) of the South Fork American River. Four meals are provided starting with lunch and dinner on Day One, breakfast and lunch on Day Two. Those who book two nights in these accommodations will be provided with a continental breakfast on Day One prior to rafting. The price is at $299, per person plus river use fees.

1 Day Overnighter:
This trip is perfect for rafters looking for only one day on the river. The host will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner during this trip. The price is $199 per person plus river use fees.

Guests are asked to please specify which trip they would like to book during their request and the host will add it to their accommodation reservation. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Mountain
  • River
  • Museums
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

This private, 12-acre glamping resort is located along the South Fork of the American River in the community of Lotus, which is situated in Northern California. Lotus is only a mile from the community of Coloma, which is a popular destination, given its ghost town and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Coloma is also recognized as a National Historic Landmark District for its role in the California Gold Rush. In addition, this part of California is even referred to as "The Whitewater Capital" for its fantastic whitewater rafting conditions. Glampers are going to love waking up to the sound of the river rushing by and being surrounded by the lush greenery and mountains in the distance. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Extreme sports
  • Water sports
  • Whitewater rafting

Widely regarded as the best river in the western US for family-friendly guided rafting trips, the South Fork American River features fantastic class three rapids throughout its 21-mile course in California's Gold Country. Both trips are perfect for families with youth ages seven and up, first timers and large groups. Expert rafters and novices will have the time of their lives on our trips.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
  • Check-out: 3:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

The cabin tents and yurt must be booked with a one-day or overnight two-day whitewater rafting trip.

Meals are included during guests' stay so cooking over an open fire is prohibited inside the luxury tents and yurt. Guests are allowed to bring snacks, or they can choose to dine out at one of the nearby restaurants.

The two-day and overnight rafting trips require a minimum group size of four people. Those with smaller parties are asked to let the host know and they can usually combine guests of an existing trip. Meals are included for all two-day and overnight packages. Read more

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