For many, camping in the great outdoors or a quaint teardrop trailer is the perfect way to get away. But others may prefer to “glamp,” otherwise known as luxury camping, in order to enjoy a few more creature comforts. That’s the idea behind the Santa Barbara-born startup AutoCamp.
This outdoor hotel experience books guests into Airstreams and high-end tents packed with the same amenities of boutique hotels. But instead of city streets, AutoCamp sets up in picturesque, adventure-oriented locations like Santa Barbara, California, and the Russian River Valley in Sonoma wine country.
On the eve of a national expansion, AutoCamp is set to debut their latest location: Yosemite National Park. Partnering with Ohio-based Airstream, AutoCamp chose a 35-acre site in the Sierra Nevada Mountains not far from the park. The property will feature a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse with reception, meeting space, fire pits, and a marketplace for food options. Other amenities will include a rooftop deck and an outdoor swimming pool.
Unlike most who visit Yosemite National Park to drive through for a day, AutoCamp guests will stay in 15 luxury tents, three cabin suites, and 80 deluxe Airstream trailers. Access to the park is made easy thanks to daily shuttles and the historic town of Mariposa is just minutes away.
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