Glamping at Mendocino Grove is the perfect way to experience nature with all of the comforts of a hotel. It’s an easy weekend getaway from San Francisco.
If you want to be in nature and get away from the hustle of city life, but still have the creature comforts of a hotel, then glamping at Mendocino Grove is the perfect weekend getaway! It’s an easy drive from San Francisco and there’s so much to do in the area.
Read on for more about our stay at Mendocino Grove…
Tents at Mendocino Grove
The tents at Mendocino Grove are absolutely amazing. They have a bed that’s as comfortable as ours at home, as well as hotel quality bedding and blankets. There are lots of little rustic touches to remind you that you’re camping, but so many amenities!
Leather chairs out front are perfect for watching the fog roll in or enjoying your morning coffee.
The bathrooms are clean, modern and stylish. You’ll probably forget you are camping until you look up and see the trees while you shower!
There is a 24-hour tea bar with more tea options than I’ve ever seen! At home, Pat and I have a cup of tea every night before bed. It was so nice to be able to continue this ritual at Mendocino Grove. They also offer coffee and light refreshments in the morning for breakfast.
Speaking of meals, we always love cooking when we camp. I highly recommend planning ahead and taking advantage of the fire pit near your tent or one of the gas grills on the property.
There’s something so special about making a gourmet meal out in nature! If you need some inspiration, check out my camping oatmeal or camping curry recipes. Both are prepped at home before you leave making them super easy to make even if you just have a small portable stove.
If cooking isn’t your thing, there are dozens of amazing restaurants in the Mendocino area. We never visit the area without a stop at The Bewildered Pig. It’s about 45 minutes from the campground but definitely worth the drive.
Things to Do
Bring your yoga mat for a refreshing start to your Saturday morning on Mendocino Grove’s outdoor yoga deck. There’s also a nice hiking trail around the area that has a great view of the coastline.
Mendocino Grove has a variety of add-ons to make your stay more comfortable, including a camp box with utensils and cooking supplies:
They also have a s’mores kit with everything you need to make perfect s’mores. The giant homemade marshmallows made the craziest gooey-est s’mores. Pat had four. So good!
Mendocino Grove Location
Mendocino Grove is about four hours north of San Francisco, depending on traffic. It’s just south of Russian Gulch State Park and Mendocino.
Mendocino and the surrounding area is one of our favorite destinations in Northern California. It has the stunning cliffs of Big Sur, great hiking and an amazing food scene, but without the throngs of tourists. It’s definitely a hidden gem.
For more about what to do in the Mendocino area, check out my Mendocino Travel Guide!
Mendocino is dog-friendly, although they do have a small pet fee ($20 per night). Maddie got a comfy dog bed, blanket, and some treats during her stay. I love this photo because she’s in her favorite position – business in the front ready to stand guard or chase the nearest squirrel and party/relaxation in the back.
9500, 9601 CA-1
Mendocino, CA 95460
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