Images via AutoCamp

published on July 16, 2019 - 12:53 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

A new form of camping some say appeals to “hipsters” has found its way to Yosemite.

AutoCamp, which bills itself as an “outdoor hotel experience,” is hosting a ribbon cutting today for its third California location, just outside the gates of Yosemite National Park.


AutoCamp consists of more than 100 Airstream trailers, tents, cabins and ADA accessible suites. The accommodations include “Tempurpedic mattresses, spa-inspired bathrooms and a Clubhouse that looks more like a new boutique hotel,” according to an article at

“This [is] how hipsters interact with nature, in a setting that’s more Dwell magazine than Daniel Boone.”

This is the largest location for AutoCamp, which was founded in 2012 as a special project to increase income on an RV park acquired by Santa Barbara-based real estate development firm Mesa Lane Partners.

In addition to the original Santa Barbara location, there’s also a location along the Russian River in Guerneville in Sonoma County.


“AutoCamp has revolutionized outdoor lodging by bringing high-end, boutique-style amenities, mid-century modern design, and welcoming hospitality to some of the world’s most beautiful natural places,” according to a news release.

AutoCamp just recently announced a partnership with specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op to offer AutoCamp guests six fully guided day tours in Yosemite National Park, including Nevada and Vernal Falls, Taft Point and Sentinel Dome and Mariposa Grove.

AutoCamp Yosemite lodging rates start at $200. A two-story clubhouse includes a meeting space, fully stocked shop, luxury bathrooms, showers, pond and swimming pool. Use of REI bicycles is also available as a complimentary amenity.

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