Last month, AutoCamp Yosemite opened its doors. Now, you can forgoe the complications of RV camping—maneuvering steep mountain roads, sweating it out in the summer heat while stuck in gridlock traffic—and get only the glamourous nuggets, complete with your own chic trailer.
In Midpines, California, 30 miles west of Yosemite National Park, AutoCamp “blends the traditional outdoor experience with the service and design of a boutique hotel,” says marketing manager Taylor Micaela. Book your stay and select premeasured recipes, served Blue Apron style, complete with step-by-step directions, to prepare over your campfire. Included: veggie-only options or meals like butterflied chicken breast and steak strips that are “good enough for foodies but simple enough for newbies,” she says. Pick up a cold drink (kombucha, anyone?) at the front desk, and hop in on an on-site yoga session with local nonprofit Balanced Rock, both compliments of the house. Join a group campfire, or Instagram your heart out on the free Wi-Fi.
Airstreams start at $235 and go up to $550, with a minimum two-night stay; there are also cabin units and luxury tents for rent. Each camper is 31 feet long, has a spa-inspired shower, and is designed with windows that face one way for privacy. There are 20 dog-friendly units.
At the upper end of the price range, the Airstreams are paired with luxury tents, with a space for adults and a separate area for kids. Dinner packages range between $50 and $65 for two people. Booking is available online at AutoCamp.com or by calling 888-405-7553.
Photo: Sprawled out along a hillside in Midpines, these trailers blend the classic with the modern. The aluminum shells on wheels each contain a spacious shower, a queen-size bed, and a few other amenities, like a toilet, two sinks, a couch, and a table. There’s also a small bundle of complimentary firewood (compressed, low-spark logs for safety) delivered to your front door. Extra bundles cost $7.50 each. And Radio Flyer wagons are available to shuttle luggage to and from rooms.