Summer is here and as we prepare for the much-needed warmer weather we know that families and friends are coming together to plan awesome summer fun for everyone. As you all may know it is always a great idea to go camping! There’s something about being surrounded by nature and sleeping in the open air that really calls to most people. If you are a novice camper or more experienced wilderness expert we wanted to put something together that is sure to win over your circle of favorite people. Our team at élite Magazine is excited to share with you some stellar places throughout the United States that are revolutionizing what it means to go camping. The new thing is to not just enjoy nature but do so in style and thee amazing places are sure to set the tone for any camping experience you will have from here on.
El Capitan Canyon
Santa Barbara, California
Escape to a beautiful place where you wake up being serenaded by birds and fall asleep to the sounds of wind blowing through trees. Located just 20 miles North of Santa Barbara lies a picturesque 300 plus acre piece of heaven on earth. The El Capitan Canyon is THE place to unwind from the stresses of everyday. When you prefer not to “adult” come stay a night or two in a place surrounded by piece and all concerns are voided for the duration of your stay. Enjoy services and amenities typically found in a traditional resort, yet it’s minimalism without deprivation… comfort without over-indulgence. The glories of nature without the overbearing manufactured hand of man. Experience the natural beauty of the environment in a camp-like surrounding with all the creature comforts we have come to enjoy and expect.
Mendocino Grove is a modern camping experience on Northern California’s picturesque Mendocino Coast. With breathtaking natural beauty all around, visitors can enjoy a tranquil and authentic camping experience with comfortable sleeping arrangements and an array of deluxe amenities. Combining an immersion in the sights and sounds of nature with luxurious and modern comforts, guests of Mendocino Grove can enjoy the experience of camping without the hassle of camp gear or the discomfort of sleeping on the ground. Encompassing 37 acres, Mendocino Grove boasts 60 spacious Safari-style Classic and Family tents, fully-outfitted with heated beds, warm down comforters, wool blankets, crisp cotton linens, lanterns, electrical outlets, and more. Each tent is housed on a wooden platform with a redwood deck furnished with leather butterfly-chairs, an ideal setting for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding forest. Additionally, each campsite includes a picnic table and fire ring ideal for intimate fireside storytelling, cooking, and warmth during the cool mornings and evenings.
Del Sur, California
What started as dream quickly turned into a space for people from all walks of life to come and enjoy beautiful ocean views while living amongst nature in yurts. One might ask what is a yurt? Yurts are glorified tents fashioned after aboriginal Mongolian structures. Treebones yurts are spacious and tastefully furnished including: plush queen-sized beds with linens and cozy comforters, a heat source, electric lighting and a hot & cold sink vanity. The yurt floors are polished pine wood with French doors that open to a generous redwood deck with spectacular coastal views. At the Treebones resort you have the option to stay in one of these interesting buildings, camp in your own tent or have the experience of a life time in the Nest or Twig Hut. This unusual wood-art was created and built by Big Sur artist Jayson Fann, and offers one of the best views at Treebones. Here you are going beyond the comforts of a yurt where you and a companion can fall asleep cradled in a human-sized nest. It includes private use of the hand-woven nest and comes with a full- sized futon pad inside. There is a picnic table & outdoor cook station nearby, with restrooms and water access a stroll away.
The Land Yacht
Joshua Tree, California
When you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life come to a place where it seems time has stopped and all your worries just fade away. Located off the beaten path in the heart of the desert is a little slice of heaven known as the Land Yacht. The Land Yacht is a classic 31-foot Airstream “Land Yacht” travel trailer, that has been converted into a fully functional Glamping unit. The Land Yacht has its own private deck built alongside it, with a super refreshing stock tank pool, and is situated at the base of large boulder formations. We are right on the boundary of the National Park with stunning views. This one bedroom, one bathroom airstream is just what the doctor ordered to get some piece of mind and that much needed rest and relaxation. Sun bathe in the desert sun during the day and get nice and warm inside the cozy seating areas inside the camper. Whether with your “bae” or your best friends this RV can accommodate up to four guest on any given visit and is sure to leave you with amazing memories to last a lifetime.
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