Smelling the Ocean Air at Costanoa Resort in Pescadero, California
Originally conceived as an eco-lodge, Costanoa has four types of accommodations: a campground, tent cabins, duplex cabins with fireplaces, and hotel-style lodge rooms. The location is stunning; the resort’s 75 acres are surrounded by state park lands, and the ocean is never out of earshot. The inexpensive tent cabins have cool extras, like bathrobes and heated mattress pads. And there’s a sauna and outdoor fireplace just outside, a nice touch on a chilly evening. The killer location and mesmerizing hilltop views above the sea seal the deal. For those who don't want to cook, the restaurant on site is fancy-camping delicious. Note: Only the lodge rooms have private bathrooms.