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AutoCamp Joshua Tree will be the brand’s third California site when it opens in November.

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AutoCamp Joshua Tree will be the brand’s third California site when it opens in November.

The luxury camping outfitter will double the number of properties it runs when sites in Joshua Tree, Zion, and the Catskill Mountains open starting later in 2021.

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Add this to your list of socially distanced trips to take: AutoCamp is opening three new U.S. locations of its luxury campsites with stylish accommodations in sleek Airstreams and glamping tents. AutoCamp Joshua Tree will open in November 2021, followed by locations near Zion National Park in Utah and in New York’s Catskill Mountains in spring 2022.

The Catskills location will be AutoCamp’s second East Coast location, following the opening of AutoCamp Cape Cod earlier this year. Established in 2013, AutoCamp has two locations in California—near Yosemite National Park and the Russian River in Sonoma County—that are currently open and operating with various safety measures in place to protect guests and staff against COVID-19.

When the new locations open, they will bring the total number of AutoCamp sites to six, effectively doubling the number of properties the company operates across the United States. Here’s what you can look forward to at the new sites.

The Clubhouse at AutoCamp Joshua Tree will serve as the focal point of the luxury camping resort.

AutoCamp Joshua Tree

Book now for November 2021: from $299 per night, autocamp.com; expedia.com

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

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In addition to AutoCamp mainstays like a general store stocked with food and drinks and a common building known as the “Clubhouse,” the Joshua Tree property will also feature an outdoor bar, a hybrid plunge pool/hot tub, as well as a mobile kitchen designed for pop-up chef residencies.

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 will have an onsite water treatment system and solar panels on the Clubhouse, while the landscaping will feature ultra-low use water plants. Those who plan on visiting Joshua Tree to go stargazing will also be happy to hear AutoCamp will use dark-sky compliant lighting to protect the area’s status as an International Dark Sky Park.

AutoCamp Zion

Opening spring 2022

When AutoCamp Zion opens in Utah in spring 2022, 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.

AutoCamp Catskills will have a combination hot tub/plunge pool that will be open year round to guests.

AutoCamp Catskills

Opening spring 2022

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Also opening in spring 2022, AutoCamp Catskills will be located in the town of West Saugerties just an hour or so north of New York City. It will have 95 accommodations, including Airstreams, luxury tents, cabins, accessible suites, and X Suites. The Clubhouse will be inspired by the architecture of the barns you’ll often see in this agricultural region. Guests can also look forward to a combination hot tub/plunge pool that will operate year round.

This article was originally published on February 9, 2021; it was updated on September 22, 2021, with current information.

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