Award-winning glamping company AutoCamp has announced plans to bring its design-led Airstream suites and luxurious tent accommodations to three new iconic destinations: California’s Joshua Tree National Park, Utah’s Zion National Park and the Catskill Mountains in New York. Slated to open in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, the new expansion effectively doubles the footprint of the outdoor lodging brand, which was created to immerse guests in nature with high-end outdoor hospitality. All AutoCamp properties are designed for safe experiences that follow social distancing guidelines and include features such as contactless check-in and text message-based concierge services.
Founded in 2013 in Santa Barbara, AutoCamp currently operates three locations: AutoCamp Russian River in the heart of California’s wine country, AutoCamp Yosemite near the entrance of the iconic national park and, most recently, AutoCamp Cape Cod in Massachusetts. All properties offer fully outfitted, family-friendly accommodations, from modern, 31-foot Airstreams and luxury tents to seasonally available Base Camp Mini Suites.
On track to open this fall, AutoCamp Joshua Tree will feature 47 Airstreams, four Accessible Suites and four X Suites on a 25-acre property. All units will include updated HVAC systems for all-season weather, and guests will have access to an outdoor bar with a full beverage program, a hybrid hot tub and plunge pool and a mobile kitchen for chef residency pop-ups. The Clubhouse — a focal point of every AutoCamp destination — will be designed by HKS Architects and Narrative Design Studio and will include translucent solar panels, misters and a seamless connection with the outdoors.
HKS Architects also designed AutoCamp Zion National Park, slated to open Spring 2022, which will include a Clubhouse that faces views of the Gooseberry Mesa and beyond. The Clubhouse in AutoCamp Catskills will be designed by Milwaukee-based Workshop/APD. As with all existing AutoCamp properties, no cars will be allowed on the premises so as not to detract from the surroundings.
Images via HKS and Narrative Design Studio