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Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 22, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Loved our stay but heater broke
We went to autocamp for the first time (wanted a quick getaway that was also social distancing!). The place is very easy to get to, super cute, and well organized. We arrived an hour earlier and they let us check in. Although the clubhouse was closed, we went in to check in and use the bathroom.
One of my favorite things is that before the stay, we communicated via text (asking about snow chains, yosemite park reservations, etc). It was so convenient!
While we were cooking on the campfire, we noticed our microwave was not working. We texted them and they had someone come out right away. They fixed it but when we tried again, it didn’t work so we ended up just heating the food on the grill.
The only con was that the heater stopped working in the middle of the night. It was working well all day, but while we were sleeping, it stopped and wouldn’t turn back on. We didn’t want to have to have someone come out cause it was late and we were leaving early in the morning anyway, so we just bundled up. Other than the heater issue, everything was great!
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Best place ever!!
Wow where do I begin! First off ...stay here!!! And I’ll tell you why,
Nothing is more fun than staying in an airstream where you have the luxury of a hotel room but the rustic outdoors at your doorstep! I fell in love with waking up and sitting outside by the lake with my coffee in hand getting breakfast ready over our outdoor fire pit! Then we would go hiking for the day and come back to sip wine and cook dinner again over the fire! Loved it!! The airstreams are very clean and had all the amenities that you might need, anything else can easily be purchased from the clubhouse!
The staff is the next reason. They are easily available by text and are so nice!! I re-injured a college knee injury and was hobbling around and the staff did all they could to help and make sure we had everything we needed.
Lastly is the location, only about an hour from Yosemite valley and wawona trails! It is also only about 10 minutes from Mariposa which had lots of cute stores and places to eat (if you’re not feeling like cooking!)
Thank you so much to everyone there who made our stay the best it could be considering the Covid shutdowns. I definitely want to return post shut down and maybe in the summer to enjoy that beautiful pool!!
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.