Anacapa Architecture and Geremia Design have created a luxury campsite near Yosemite with Airstream trailers, tents and cabins filled with upscale decor, alongside a spacious clubhouse where guests can enjoy craft beer and kombucha.
The glamping site is located near the town of Mariposa, just outside of Yosemite National Park in northern California. Encompassing 35 acres (14 hectares), the grounds contain customised Airstream trailers, luxury tents, several cabins and an expansive clubhouse.
It is the third – and largest – AutoCamp site, with the others located in Santa Barbara and Sonoma County.
Seeking to avoid "campy camp tropes", the team incorporated clean lines, earthy materials and upscale contemporary furnishings.
"The landscape of AutoCamp Yosemite informed our design choices from the start," said interior designer Lauren Geremia.
"Earthy, raw materials, organic textiles, and site-specific art installations redefine traditional luxury hospitality, and target a new generation of high-end travellers."
The 80 Airstream trailers were custom designed for the luxury campground. Measuring 31 feet (9.4 metres) in length, each caravan contains a queen-sized memory foam bed, a bathroom with a shower, a small kitchen and a living area with a convertible sofa.
A heating and cooling system and a television with cable access ensure a high level of comfort for guests.
The trailers feature a restrained palette of materials and colours. White walls and cabinetry are paired with dark-toned wooden flooring.
The tents and cabins feature a similar aesthetic. In the single-room canvas tents, the team placed a king-sized bed, streamlined sofa, storage unit and mini fridge.
The gabled-roof wooden cabins offer sleeping accommodations for five people, along with a full kitchen, dining area and front porch.
All of the sites come with custom Stahl firepits and compressed logs that reduce smoke and fire danger.
The campground also offers five wheelchair-accessible suites designed by M-Rad in Los Angeles.
At the heart of the campground is the two-storey clubhouse, which encompasses 4,000 square feet (372 square metres). Built into a gently sloping site, the modern-style building is designed to embrace the natural surroundings.
"A primal material palette of regional pine, concrete, steel and glass is executed in pure architectural forms with clean, minimal detailing," said Dan Weber, founder and principal of Anacapa.
On the ground level, the building contains lounge areas, a communal table and a "spa-inspired" bathroom with showers wrapped in artisanal tiles.
There is also a bar offering craft beer, kombucha and cold-brew coffee, along with a shop where guests can purchase beverages, barbecue dinner kits, apparel and other merchandise.
The upper level houses a space for weddings, corporate meetings and other occasions. A glazed room opens onto a wraparound terrace overlooking a heated swimming pool and a natural pond.
Throughout the clubhouse, the team aimed to provide expansive views and foster "a communal experience that honours the spirit and tradition of camping".
The campground also has a hammock grove and a lawn for activities such as yoga. Guests can also enjoy complimentary mountain bike rentals, campfire programs and talks with local naturalists.
Autocamp Yosemite joins a growing number of glamping sites in the US and beyond. Others include a Quebec eco-resort by Bourgeois/Lechasseur that features a trio of domed cabins and a coastal Oregon campground by OfficeUntitled, which offers furnished cabins, RV sites and a generous clubhouse with a fitness centre and indoor saltwater swimming pool.
Photography is by Aaron Leitz.