AutoCamp partners with REI to bring guided day experiences to Yosemite National Park


Last month, AutoCamp, the outdoor hotel experience that makes the great outdoors accessible for everyone (even camping-phobic people like me) launched AutoCamp Yosemite, a dreamy getaway just three hours from San Francisco. Now, in partnership with REI, AutoCamp Yosemite is offering six fully guided day tours for visitors to fully experience the wonder of one of the country’s most epic natural spaces.

Guests staying at AutoCamp’s newly opened high-end outdoor lodging property can arrange their REI-led hikes with optional transportation to and from the comfort of their custom Airstream or luxury canvas tent.

Appropriate for beginning and moderate hiking enthusiasts, REI’s day tours last between four and seven hours and are led by professional local guides who are incredibly knowledgeable about the park’s history, flora and fauna. Each experience includes a gourmet lunch, snacks, water, and use of a daypack and trekking poles. The day tours are:

●       Nevada and Vernal Falls Hiking Tour

●       Taft Point and Sentinel Dome Hiking Tour

●       Upper Yosemite Falls Hiking Tour

●       Yosemite Cathedral Lakes Hiking Tour

●       Yosemite Mariposa Grove Hiking Tour

●       Yosemite Valley Interpretive Hiking Tour

Photo credit: Aaron Leitz

Santa Barbara-based Anacapa led the architectural design behind the site, clubhouse, custom Airstreams, luxury tents, BaseCamp suites, and Classic Cabin suites (the custom 31-foot Airstreams are part of an exclusive design and hospitality relationship between the brand and AutoCamp). The 4,000 square-foot signature Clubhouse features guest lounge areas with an indoor fireplace and seating; taps serving craft beer, kombucha, and cold brew coffee; and communal dining table, retail store, and restrooms with luxury showers featuring Clé Tile. A second story features space for meetings or events, with outdoor decks overlooking the swimming pool and pond. The modern and fully wheelchair-accessible X suites were designed by M-Rad, a Los Angeles-based design team specializing in bespoke design and fabrication, and they were manufactured by Plant Prefab, featuring Madera flooring.

Photo credit: Aaron Leitz
Photo credit: Aaron Leitz

Lauren Geremia of San Francisco-based Geremia Design led the interior design for AutoCamp Yosemite, mixing contemporary lines with rough-hewn materials. A specialty light installation by Brendan Ravenhill illuminates the marketplace, and large-scale, low-slung seating areas with deep sofas, fire pits, and monumental wood benches are situated throughout the clubhouse.

Accommodations are outfitted with Coyuchi blankets and handmade Chilean textiles. Customized concrete moon prints from New York-based artist Bronsen hang in each room, along with historic photography of Yosemite Valley. Each unit features an outdoor fire pit, custom designed by Stahl Firepits, and bespoke outdoor seating by Amigo Modern. Geremia and her team appointed the grounds with site-specific art installations, including an info-graphic art piece by Rosie Li.

Photo credit: Aaron Leitz
Photo credit: Aaron Leitz

The pet-friendly property welcomes guests of all ages and offers onsite activities like stargazing and yoga, as well as nearby hiking trails, hammock garden, and interactive sculptures.

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Photo credit: Aaron Leitz

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