AutoCamp’s Airstream Glamping Site in New York’s Catskill Mountains Is Now Open

The luxury camping outfitter opened an outpost in Joshua Tree, California earlier in 2022.

AutoCamp Catskills

AutoCamp Catskills is the company’s second East Coast location.

Photo by Matt Kisiday

Following the January opening of a new luxury campsite in Joshua Tree, California, AutoCamp just opened another new location in New York’s Catskill Mountains with stylish accommodations in sleek Airstreams and glamping tents. A third new property is planned for Zion National Park in Utah in early 2023.

Established in 2013, AutoCamp now has five locations across the United States, including Yosemite National Park, Russian River in Sonoma County, and AutoCamp Cape Cod.

Here’s what you can look forward to at the new sites.

AutoCamp Catskills

Book now: from $299 per night

Opened in June 2022, AutoCamp Catskills is located in the town Saugerties an hour or so north of New York City. The 37-acre property has 85 accommodations, including 65 Airstreams, 10 cabins, and 10 BaseCamps (a combination of an Airstream plus a luxury tent that accomodates groups of six).

The Clubhouse is inspired by the architecture of the barns you’ll often see in this agricultural region. Other local touches include food and beverage offerings from Catskills-based companies like 2 Queens Coffee and Woodstock Brewing. There is also a fleet of complimentary bikes on site for guests to use to explore the surrounding area.

Guests can look forward to a hot tub/plunge pool combo that will open in late 2022.

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Inside the Clubhouse at AutoCamp Joshua Tree

Photo by Matt Kisiday

AutoCamp Joshua Tree

Book now: from $299 per night

Located just outside of its namesake national park, AutoCamp Joshua Tree features 47 Airstreams, 4 accessible suites, and 4 X Suites spread across 25 acres. While some of these units come with outdoor showers, all of them feature updated HVAC systems to accommodate year-round travel even during the hottest months in the summer.

Guests can also expect AutoCamp mainstays like a general store stocked with food and drinks and a common building known as the “Clubhouse,” with a café and bar serving organic comfort food and local California beer and wine. A seasonally heated plunge pool opened in March 2022.

Inspired by arched metal Quonset huts, the design of the Clubhouse at Joshua Tree is meant to be a nod to local midcentury-modern architecture while also blending into the natural desert landscape. Guests will find artwork both indoors and out here, including a wall sculpture by Ana DiGiallonardo, an outdoor mural by Jaque Fragua, plus a tapestry by the Avo design studio hung in the lounge.

To reduce the site’s environmental impact, AutoCamp Joshua Tree has an onsite water treatment system and solar panels on the Clubhouse, while the landscaping features plants requiring minimal water. Those who plan on visiting Joshua Tree to go stargazing will also be happy to hear AutoCamp uses dark-sky compliant lighting to protect the area’s status as an International Dark Sky Park.

AutoCamp Zion

Opening early 2023

When AutoCamp Zion opens in Utah in early 2023, it will have 72 Airstreams, 10 luxury tents, 5 accessible suites, and 4 X Suites for guests to book. Located just outside Zion National Park—making it an ideal basecamp for hikers—this site will have access to the banks of the Virgin River and views of Gooseberry Mesa.
This article was originally published in 2021; it was updated with new information most recently on June 15, 2022.

Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.
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