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Airstream Glamping Near Yosemite- My Autocamp Yosemite Review

Airstream Glamping Near Yosemite- My Autocamp Yosemite Review

Have you ever wanted to sleep in an Airstream? There is just something so charming about those silver bullet trailers and all the nostalgia they evoke. When was invited to do an unbiased Autocamp Yosemite review and stay in an adorable Airstream of my very own on my most recent trip to the area, my answer was a very loud YES!!!!

My goal is to provide you with all the information you need before deciding to book a stay at Autocamp Yosemite. I was very impressed with the resort and will definitely be recommending it to families looking for an escape in the Sierras or a fun place to stay while exploring Yosemite National Park.

Autocamp Yosemite Review- Airstream Glamping at its Finest

What is Autocamp?

Autocamp Yosemite Review

Autocamp is a small company that is bringing wonderful glamping options to some of the most beautiful spots in the country. Autocamp is also the exclusive hospitality partner of Airstream. They currently have locations in Russian River (Sonoma County), Cape Cod, Joshua Tree, the Catskills, Sequoia National Park, Asheville, and Zion in addition to their new location in Yosemite. They also have plans to expand to Texas Hill Country in the near future.

The company provides all the comforts of a hip hotel while allowing you to surround yourself in nature and have an elevated camping experience. I have been glamping before, but my Autocamp experience was definitely more hip and trendy than my other experiences.

Autocamps have cabins and luxury tents, in addition to their Airstream suites. They even have Bascamp Suites which sleep up to six and combine an Airstream suite with a canvas tent- great options for larger families.

The hub of AutoCamp is their Clubhouse which is basically like their version of a hotel lobby. They have a small market, food and beverage options for purchase, and a bar. There is also a cozy sitting area with an indoor/outdoor concept. You can sit by the fireplace inside with wide open views of the resort or hang out by the communal firepit with a glass of wine while the kids play lawn games.

There is a definite mid-century modern vibe about the place which is also reflected in the decor and amenities inside the lodging options.

Watch our Reel showcasing Aurtocamp Yosemite on Instagram.

Where is Autocamp Yosemite Located?

Half dome in Yosemite Valley

Autocamp Yosemite is located in the tiny hamlet of Midpines, just off Highway 140. It is approximately one hour from the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park which is the closest to Yosemite Valley.

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Downtown Mariposa
Downtown Mariposa

It is close to the historic town of Mariposa which is filled with historic buildings housing cute shops and restaurants. I especially love the handcrafted jewlery at Lone Wolf Designs and the wonderful display of unique treasures at Yosemite Gifts which is housed in the former home of the Capital Saloon built in 1867.

While in town, take time to visit the brand new Yosemite Climbing Museum which is filled with amazing early climbing artifacts.

Midpines is also home to Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions which leads half day and full day river rafting adventures down the Merced River, just outside of the park. I highly recommend adding this experience to your Yosemite vacation itinerary if you love adventure and amazing scenery.

Autocamp Yosemite Lodging Options

Autocamp yosemite Airstream
My Classic Airstream Suite

Autocamp Yosemite is on 35 acres in Sierras and dotted with numerous oak and pine trees providing shade among the campsites. There are 71 custom-designed Airstreams, seven cabins (including two family cabins with a queen bed and two sets of bunk beds), 10 BaseCamp Suites, and 14 luxury tents.

Good to know: Rates at Autocamp Yosemite start at $199 per night. You can book your Airstream here.

Airstream Suites come in several categories which I will break down below. All have comfortable, mid-century design; kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves; bathrooms with toilets, walk-in showers and Ursa Major organic bath products; heating and air conditionin;, and lovely outdoor seating around individual fire pits. They also have tvs and wifi if you don’t feel like unplugging.

Autocamp Yosemiten Airstream Interior
Airstream interior

The main difference between the Classic Airstream Suite, Premium Airstream Suite, and the Vista Airstream Suites is space between you and your neighbors. Classic gives you about 10 feet of space between lots, Premiums have 20, and Vistas have 30.

I stayed in a Classic and didn’t experience any privacy issues. I did get a chance to chat with my friendly neighbors (about an A-list celebrity we spotted staying on property!) when we were outside at our respective fires, but I found the Airstreams themselves have plenty of space between them.

All have a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a pull out couch that converts to a double bed in the living area. The Airstreams can sleep three adults or two adults and two young children.

Explorer Suites are basically the same as the Vista Suites but they also include the bonus of three months AllTrails+ account, water bottles, and a foam roller to help loosen things up after spending the day hiking in Yosemite.

If your family needs more space than the Airstream can accomodate, BaseCamp Suites are the way to go. They sleep up six people by combining an Airstream with either a canvas glamping tent with a queen bed or a teepee with two twin beds. What is more perfect than an Airstream for the adults and a teepee for the kids?

glamping tent
Glamping tent

If you opt to book a glamping tent on its own, know that they have queen size beds as well as convertable sofas and that you will be using the spa-inspired bathrooms and showers in the Clubhouse. These tents are high end with great design, seating areas, private patios with fire pits, and some included cooking essentials.

Airstream Glamping Near Yosemite- My Autocamp Yosemite Review 1
Family cabin

Finally, we come to the cabins. Accesible Suites have a bit of an updated boxcar design on the exterior and that sleek mid-century modern vibe in the interior. They have the same sleeping capacity as an Airstream with a queen bed and convertable couch. They also have similar accomodations inside. The primary benefit of these is that they are accesible which makes them ideal for those with mobility issues.

Family Cabins are best for larger groups. They have a queen bed as well as two, twin-size bunk beds. Your living area is also bigger and better with a dining table and full kitchen setup including a convection stovetop. They still have the premium bathrooms, private patios, firepits, and space to spread out.

Additional Autocamp Yosemite Perks

Autocamp Yosemite Clubhouse
Autocamp Yosemite Clubhouse

The The 4,000-square-foot Clubhouse at Autocamp Yosemite is definitely a vibe. It does an excellent job of meshing the indoors with the outdoors using natural materials, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass which opens the entire space up. It is a communal area with a marketplace, kitchen, and bar.

Indoor/Outdoor Lounge Area and Bar
Indoor/Outdoor Lounge Area and Bar

The Clubhouse is a cozy place where you can order breakfast burritos in the morning or craft cocktails at Happy Hour. It is open daily from 7am – 10pm. There are also indoor and outdoor games for guests to checkout and enjoy, music on select evenings, yoga, and special fireside chats. You can even check out complimentary mountain bikes and ride around the property.

Autocamp Yosemite Pool Deck
Autocamp Yosemite Pool Deck

Kids will be thrilled to know that Autocamp Yosemite has a nice pool that is heated most of the year and has lots of lounge chairs for soaking up the sunshine.

electric vehicle charging at Autocamp Yosemite
Electric Vehicle Charging

If you have an electric vehicle (like so many of us now do in California), you will be happy to know that Autocamp also has several electric vehicle charging stations onsite.

What to bring to AutoCamp Yosemite

Airstream Glamping Near Yosemite- My Autocamp Yosemite Review 2

Though you can purchase food and drinks onsite, I also recommend bringing snacks and beverages of your own since they do provide fridges and microwaves. I would also bring some firewood to take advantage of your fire pit and S’mores supplies. I did find that mosquitoes come out at night, so bug spray or other bug deterrents are recommended when outside. And don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!

There is no need to bring linens, bedding, towels, and bath products. You also don’t to bring a wagon to transport your luggage from the car to your campsite- those are provided.

Final Thoughts on Autocamp Yosemite

One of the adorable kittens living at Autocamp Yosemite

I have visited several glamping destinations and really feel like Autocamp Yosemite has added another level of sophistication to the experience. I appreciated that I had my own shower with quality bath products to use after long days of hiking and enjoying the park. I also appreciated their commitment to organic products and eco-friendliness. And I really loved the kittens that were roaming around near my Airstream. They were so dang cute!

I feel confident recommending this resort to friends, family, and our dear Trekaroo readers.

Disclosure: I was hosted at Autocamp Yosemite for two nights during my exploration of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. I appreciated the hospitality but all opinions are my own.

Sharlene Earnshaw