Perched on a hilltop, surrounded by national forest and stunning, unobstructed ocean views, this yurt resort provides a stellar back-to-nature experience along with creature comforts. The yurts here—circular structures of heavy-duty fabric, on individual platforms with decks—are designed for upscale camping. Each has one or two queen beds with patchwork quilts, wicker furniture, and pine floors. Electricity and hot and cold running water come to you, but you have to walk to squeaky-clean bathhouse and restroom facilities. The sunny main lodge has a big fireplace, games, and a well-stocked sundries and gift shop. In the evening, the on-site Wild Coast Restaurant and a deck-side sushi bar serve dishes prepared with fresh, organic, local ingredients. Younger children may have difficulty on the steep paths between buildings.
71895 Hwy. 1, Willow Creek Rd., 32 miles north of San Simeon, 1 mile north of Gorda, California, 93920, United States