Maybe you like the idea of camping but don’t own (or care to own) the requisite equipment. Enter “glamping,” a hybrid word referring to rustic-chic, outdoor-oriented lodging that doesn’t involve pitching your own tent.
In Mendocino County, Mendocino Grove, on 37 wooded acres between Mendocino Village and Big River, offers roomy safari tents that come fully outfitted with a queen bed, down comforter, cotton linens, sling-back chairs and fire ring. Showers and restrooms with heated floors and plenty of towels are nearby. The just-opened campground will welcome guests through mid-October and requires a two-night minimum stay; it opens again next May.