Airstream Camping: Autocamp Joshua Tree

If you are visiting Joshua Tree National Park and are looking for a fun place to stay that’s unique, cozy, and pet-friendly, then this is the perfect place! Autocamp Joshua Tree with the perfect mix of rustic campground vibes and the added bonus of some luxury modern amenities is an awesome accommodation for anyone that wants something a bit more in tune with nature but not quite as “roughing it”! This is our second time back to Autocamp JT; the first time we stayed in their Premium Cabin and this time we got to experience glamping in their timeless 31-foot Airstream. Keep reading for our full review of the Autocamp Joshua Tree campground.

Autocamp Joshua Tree

What is AutoCamp?

AutoCamp is a company that provides camping in awe-inspiring locations in America. AutoCamp redefined the American campground when combining outdoor adventure with modern luxury at their glamping resorts with stylish accommodations in sleek Airstreams, luxurious tents, and vista X suites all set against the backdrop of stunning locations.

Autocamp Joshua Tree

Their goal is to break down barriers that would keep people from enjoying the outdoors due to a lack of proper equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or trying it for the first time, AutoCamp provides everything you need to enjoy your camping experience.

Autocamp Classic Airstream

AutoCamp Joshua Tree Accommodations

The 25-acre property features three types of accommodations: Airstreams, Accessible Suites, and X Suites. There’s definitely something for every kind of group. For those looking to have a classic auto-camping experience, the 31-foot-long Airstreams are the best pick. The retreat comprises about 50 Airstream trailers parked in a large circular pattern.

Autocamp Joshua Tree

The concept is simple: Campsites filled with Airstream trailers that have been retrofitted with real bathrooms — fully functional toilets and walk-in showers with good water pressure — along with hotel-like amenities.

The bedroom features a queen-sized bed wrapped in crisp white linens and fluffy pillows with small nightstands on each side of the bed, equipped with built-in USB outlets, lighting controls and a flatscreen TV. There was ample storage for a short stay.

The kitchen is complete with a microwave, mini refrigerator, basic cookware (even a cast iron skillet), tableware and BBQ utensils. There was a kettle and French press in the cupboard, along with a bag of very good complimentary coffee as well as paper towels, a sponge, and dish soap. Autocamp provided us with all basic cooking essentials to create memorable meals under the stars.

We were impressed with the bathroom layout, space usage, and natural light. There’s a full-size vanity, toilet, and walk-in shower with strong water pressure. Out suite’s spa-inspired bathroom is stocked with Ursa Major organic premium bath products, hair dryer, and super-soft towels.

The living room comes complete with a sofa, which folds out into a soft double bed. Despite the blazing desert heat, residential-style air-conditioning keep the interiors icy cool.

No matter which glamping option you choose (Airstream or Cabin), you’ll have a private patio and campfire setup. The outdoor of each suite is completed with a large deck area, fire pit with grill, picnic table, and chairs for outdoor dining. 

Autocamp Aistream

We were also provided with three food-grade camping logs to create a campfire for roasting s’ mores. S’mores kits are available for purchase at the general store in the clubhouse.

AutoCamp Joshua Tree Amenities

Another perk to staying at AutoCamp is the amenities. A custom-built clubhouse is the hub of each AutoCamp location. This is the gathering spot for guests, designed with an open layout with various places to lounge and mingle.

The Autocamp Joshua Tree Clubhouse is decorated mid-century modern, featuring an indoor fire pit and dome-covered lounging areas with board games. Right outside the clubhouse is a plunge pool and a large outdoor fire pit.

Not only they have amazing amenities, their nightlife is also incredible. During our stay we got to enjoy their outdoor concert with Sofarsounds. The concert experience was really enhanced when embraced in the great outdoors and the passionate performance by Sofarsounds’ local artists was set up in a very intimate setting, where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred. From outdoor adventure to great music, you will find it all here in one spot at Autocamp Joshua Tree.

To our surprise, there was food available at AutoCamp. There isn’t a sit down restaurant but there is hot food available for purchase. They also provide complimentary basic breakfast items like granola, whole milk, almond milk, craft coffee, orange juice and tea every morning from 7am-10am in the clubhouse.

Their General Store has all the snacks you could need during your stay. You’ll find grab and go breakfast items, basic groceries, cooking supplies, beer, wine, soda, candy, snacks, and fire supplies (wood, fire starter, etc.). You can totally bring your own food and cook in your own kitchen if desired, but they also have a dining menu you can order from that’s not super extensive but does include things like pizza, croissants, turkey sandwiches,….

We pre-ordered their BBQ kit and Smore’s kit in advance. The BBQ kit for 2 was around $85 (New York strip steaks with veggies) and everything was ready to heat and eat over our own campfire. Each BBQ kit also comes with a pack of logs. You can also purchase fire starter and additional supplies in the general store.

We love little personal touches here and there added to make guests feel so comfortable like cute little red wagons to transport our stuff from the parking lot to our camp site, which could be a decent walk away given the size of the property. Complimentary bikes are available to use on the property as well. 

Another perk of staying at AutoCamp was that they’re pet-friendly. That’s a huge plus for pawrents like us. AutoCamp welcomes all well-behaved dogs with their owners for an additional fee of $75.00. There is a 2 dog maximum with a 80lb maximum weight each.

Our thoughts

Our trip to AutoCamp Joshua Tree was wonderful! This is the perfect stop for a family road trip, a couple’s getaway, a girl’s weekend, or a small company retreat. I definitely recommend AutoCamp Joshua Tree and would visit again. AutoCamp really adds a nice touch to a Joshua Tree National Park trip as there is plenty to do at the campground itself and its uniqueness makes it its own experience separate from the park. I’m also interested in checking out some of their other properties, especially the one in Yosemite.

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By inAra

Hi there! I’m May, a girl who loves to wander and wonder! I’m from Saigon, based in Los Angeles, but my current location is anywhere and everywhere. Travel, Photography, Tea Time, Picnic, Home Decor and Event Planning are a few of my favorite things.

inArabymay is a travel and lifestyle blog inspired by beautiful destinations, by color and nature, and by wonderful people that I’ve met on my journey.

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