The Southern Glamper: Glamping Tents and More at Inn Town Campground

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Glamping Tents and More at Inn Town Campground

Friday, July 20, 2018

Inn Town Campground features large safari-style glamping tents for campers to reserve.

There are two types of people in this world - those who like to camp and those who don't!  We just finished a trip that would appeal to both groups.  This summer, we camped in Northern California without our camper, Peggy Sue, or any of our gear.  Inn Town Campground located in Nevada City, California offers camping experiences for anyone.  The tranquil facilities include towering pine trees, exceptionally maintained facilities, and many upscale amenities.
We checked in on a Sunday evening for two nights.  As a glamping enthusiast, I came for the glamping tents.  My guys came along for the ride, and everyone left happy!

Campers can show up with their clothes and food with little to no other equipment.  We opted for a glamping tent that came equipped with a queen size bed.  Cots are available if needed for additional campers.  The campground offers a variety of bed sizes and setups for the different group or individual needs.

Our queen size bed was very comfortable with nice linens.  It was my husband's favorite feature.


The cots you can reserve a well made and work perfectly for children.


The campground owners and staff are remarkable.  They are friendly and go out of their way to help campers.  We didn't bring bedding for the additional cot in our glamping tent.  No problem.  The campground owner rounded up a pillow and sleeping bag and brought it to our tent right away!  From recommending local attractions to helping us with the wifi, you cannot ask for more helpful or considerate staff at a campground! 

The glamping tents are large, safari-style tents sitting on top of a poured concrete foundation.  Some tents have little decks.  Ours had a front porch area with two chairs for lounging.  There is a screen door on the front and a tall fan to keep you cool.  Tents are even equipped with basic furniture and electrical plugs.  The tent interior was welcoming and homey.  We were very comfortable even in July when the days are hot and nights are cool.

The glamping tents are inviting and so homey.


The luxurious linens make you feel like you are in a fancy hotel.  The beds even have heated mattress pads for cooler weather.  Towels are also provided for guests in glamping tents.  Our glamping tent was roughly $120 per night.  While this may be the cost of some hotels, waking up to the cool breeze and sounds of birds underneath the pine canopy is a luxury a hotel can't compete with.

I loved waking up early in the morning to watch the sunrise and listen to the birds.


If a glamping tent isn't for you, there are plenty of RV and tent spots.  My in-laws joined us and tent camped right beside us.  All of the spots come equipped with a picnic table and plenty of room.  Inn Town Campground also has a Riverside Retro camper that can be rented.  It is a super cute red and white camper that would be perfect for a couple or small family.

No matter how you choose to camp, every camper can have an excellent experience.  There are nice, roomy showers with plenty of hot water.  The bathrooms have large sink areas with a blow dryer for campers to use.  Everything is kept fresh and clean throughout the day.  No matter what time of day, I felt like the facilities were very clean.  And, we camped when there was nearly a full campground during peak season.  

The bathrooms were always clean and had a hotel style blow dryer for guests.


There are plenty of common areas for campers to use that offer lots of upscale features.  This includes two, propane fire pits.  Campers are not allowed to build a traditional campfire, but this was not a deal breaker for us. We enjoyed our s'mores by the fire pit and had a grand time.

'Community' is a common theme and campers are encouraged to use the common areas because of the inviting way that everything is set up. These areas are visible and well maintained.  I noticed people using every possible space during our stay, and none of these areas seemed to be overcrowded.  Campers were considerate in common areas and followed the guidelines established by the campground.

The stainless steel outdoor dishwashing station is an excellent and handy feature for those cooking outdoors!


If you would like to prepare a meal in a traditional kitchen, there is a well equipped, communal kitchen. A center island serves as a food preparation station and also houses cooking and food prep equipment.  Plenty of dishes and cookware are provided throughout.  And when your meal is ready, everyone can eat at one of the tables located in the adjacent dining area.  I was even able to store cold items in the fridge without needing to bring a cooler!

The communal kitchen offers plenty of seating for families to enjoy meals.

The large kitchen works well for multiple groups preparing meals at busy times.


After dinner, campers can enjoy a movie or television in the family style living room.  There is also a play area for children.  While I know that some may not take advantage of these features, this is an excellent backup plan if the weather is inclement or if you just need to switch gears and do something different.

The campground offers a swimming pool for guests.  If you are still looking for something to do - check the announcements board for crafts or other planned activities.  The camp store is also well stocked with local beers and wine, gourmet s'more ingredients/kits, ice cream sandwhiches as well as basic needs.  The list of options just seems to go on and on!

While at Inn Town Campground, check out Nevada City and the nearby South Yuba River.  We took in an afternoon at a local swimming hole and some wine tasting downtown.  You can read more about Nevada City and the surrounding area next week.  I'll be doing a feature on ways to explore this former gold mining town.



Traveling across the country to camp may sound like a crazy idea.  With the right plans and camping spot, this idea isn't so far-fetched.  Inn Town Campground made this dream a reality for us.  It can be a reality for you too!

I'm so glad we took the time to plan a camping adventure in California this summer.  Even though we had been to Nevada City many times before, we both had new experiences and made new memories with our family that will last a lifetime!  Go once, and you will be hooked like we were.  We are already talking about another trip out west!

Until next time...




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3 comments:

  1. I've stayed in one state park that had that same type of dish washing station. It was easily one of my favorite things about that campground. So much easier for the campers and the dishwater is managed appropriately too.

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    1. I agree that it is an excellent feature. Especially for tent campers. My in-laws used this dish washing station quite a bit on our trip because they were tent camping. I wish more state parks offered this. But I feel like private camp grounds are more financially able to offer these types of amenities.

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