Get us in your inbox

AutoCamp Joshua Tree
Rendering: Courtesy HKS and Narrative Design Studio

This chic Airstream campsite is coming to Joshua Tree

AutoCamp will set up just outside of the national park entrance this fall.

Michael Juliano
Written by
Michael Juliano

Airstreams are no stranger to Southern California’s desert rentals, but a new trailer-based hotel coming to Joshua Tree this year promises one of the most extensive yet elegant implementations we’ve seen yet.

Outdoor hotel company AutoCamp announced its latest glamping destination, a 25-acre property just outside of Joshua Tree National Park that pairs personal Airstreams and campsite vibes with a chic communal leisure space. Set to open in fall 2021, the hotel will include 47 custom-built Airstreams, four accessible suites and four “X Suites.” Bookings are slated to open to the public in late April, though you can secure a spot earlier in the month if you splurge on a membership.

At other AutoCamp locations, the magazine-spread-worthy 31-foot Airstreams feature a queen bed, a couch, a small bathroom and a kitchenette, while the “X Suites” slot similar amenities into a room more like a big-windowed stationary trailer, with a slightly more spacious kitchen and a proper patio. All units will come equipped with HVAC systems for all-season stays, while some premium ones will have their own outdoor shower, as well. Though pricing isn’t available yet for Joshua Tree, basic Airstreams at AutoCamp’s Yosemite site hover between $200 to $300 a night depending on the time of year.

AutoCamp Joshua Tree
Rendering: Courtesy HKS and Narrative Design Studio

The Airstreams all branch off of what AutoCamp has dubbed the Clubhouse, a midcentury-modern–inspired hub that features a general store, an outdoor bar and mobile kitchen, a hybrid hot tub and plunge pool, and a shaded patio and fire pit. Expect to find complimentary bikes to borrow and arrangements for off-site excursions alongside on-site yoga classes, live music and wine tastings. To balance all of that hubbub, AutoCamp says the property will stick to dark-sky compliant lighting, on-site water treatment, ultra-low use water plants and irrigation-free landscaping.

Though AutoCamp hasn’t unveiled the precise location, San Bernardino County documents included in a 2019 story in The Desert Sun place the site just off the corner of Twentynine Palms Highway and Sunburst Street—a then-vacant lot on the eastern edge of the town of Joshua Tree and barely a 10-minute drive from the national park’s west entrance.

Most popular on Time Out

The ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ exhibition is coming to L.A. to devour your social feed
Metro is considering congestion pricing on these L.A. freeways
The L.A. County Fair has been canceled—again
Coachella won’t be happening this spring—but, come on, you already knew that
Here’s what you can and can’t do outside in L.A. right now

Latest news


    The best things in life are free.

    Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

    Loading animation
    Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

    🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

    Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!