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sassygirl4ever from: Redondo Beach, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Amazing Glamping Trip!
During Thanksgiving, we were prepared to go to Mexico, but with the pandemic decided to stay home and opt for a more natural and safer experience. We are so happy that we made that decision. It is a gorgeous and beautiful place. The location was well thought out and we had a great time.
If you are up for the camping experience, but want to have a bit of a more hybrid experience, I would highly suggest going to Autocamp. The site is gorgeous and a lot of detail went into creating this magical place. When you enter into the lobby, Kristen and Jennifer were welcoming. It is true that the first people that you see at a company are the most important and that was true for us. They were very hospitable and shared all the amenities with us. We learned about using good wood, the food (the macaroni and cheese is authentic with real cheese), and how each Airstream comes with amenities like a seasoned cast iron grill.
I read a bunch of reviews and came prepared. It is like camping, but with more luxuries like a great heater, luxurious bathroom, fantastic toiletries and individual fire pits. I also brought Wagogi Korean bbq, a propane burner, drinks, and breakfast makings. We also got a sack lunch at the Yosemite Bug, which was a super hearty sandwich in a brown paper bag. We wanted to go to dinner there, but were not able to make it. It is fabulous!
We stayed for two nights and had a blast! We made s’mores and brought our own metal skewers (also get the jumbo marshmallows from Vons), and tried to even ride the complimentary bicycles (too big for kids less than 12).
We also did a tour with YExplore, which was amazing. John was a great guide and see my review there.
In this pandemic, we are thankful. We are lucky to have gotten away and tried something new. It was a great bonding experience.
Thank you to Jennifer and Kristen for remembering our names, being kind and so hospitable. It is those little things that matter the most.
584katjab from: Oslo, Norway
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We spent the week-end visiting Yosemite and stayed here for 2 nights. We are a familiy of 4 with 2 teens aged 14 and 17. We stayed in an Airstream. The place is really an adventure. We got a place near the pound and enjoyed breakfast and dinner around the fire and stayed outside until 10 playing guitar and talking under the stars. You are camping but with ease and can go to sleep in a nice bed. For the teens sleeping on the coach that were not as comfortable as the bed but ok. The aircondition/heater are a bit noisy so it woke us up during the night. The staff are very helpful even though they gave us some misinformation about opening status regarding Mariposa Grove. They said it was closed but that was not the case. So seek about information regarding Yosemite elsewhere. We loved the place and will return for sure!
Adventurer773932 from: United States
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
glamping but end up hardping
arrived 5pm night time. 35o cold weather!! the »suite » (trailer rebuilt) FREEZING COLD both heaters no work.
waiting for repair then got 2 small home heaters that i used the 3 days.
front entrance dirty uncleaned.
front desk very nice people but facts are facts.
in fact it is a camping with good marketing.
kmkarsant from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Really wanted to love it
I have been wanting to stay at AutoCamp for awhile and finally was able to. I was really excited to stay there. I brought my mom along with me. We stayed in the luxury tent. We were informed that each tent had its own breaker but it still seemed like a lot of extension cord off of extension cord which isn't necessarily safe nor correct. Our breaker broke three times and we couldn't use the tea kettle at the same time as the heater.
Additionally, it is advertised that everything is provided which is really awesome and allows you not pack all the "extra stuff" when camping. Wood burning is not allowed and which is ok but then i would expect not to run out of the fire bags. On our last night there were no bags available. If i knew that would have happened i would have bought them all in the beginning at our arrival. How can you camp with no fire?!
Also, the soaps and shampoo provided for the shower are such nice products however the shower was luke warm at best. I was basically freezing during my shower and just quickly got in rinsed off and got out and did not bother even washing my hair. I notified the staff but they seemed unaware. I told my mom to wait for her shower. My mom waited and her shower was still cold. Another family staying there, said they had had cold showers everyday.
I really wanted to love it but with the improper electrical work, cold showers, and no fire bag really bummed out the experience. I know this is not the experience you are trying to sell or advertise. If the necessary updates are corrected, I would really love to come back and visit.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
plural39 from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great for visiting Yosemite in winter
We stayed in one of their little container cabins, aka the X suite, as a family of four. We brought two pack n plays for our baby and toddler and it was a good amount of space for everyone. Heater worked well. Kids enjoyed the resort. It was nice to wake up with the baby and get orange juice and coffee and muffins before everyone else woke up. Shuttle stops right outside Autocamp, but the times are approximate. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next trip!