AutoCamp is a luxury glamping outfit with locations in the Catskills, Sonoma, Joshua Tree, Yosemite and Zion. They opened their first East Coast location in Cape Cod in 2021. I have a small obsession with Airstreams so I was beyond excited to check it out. Father’s Day seemed like the perfect time.
I booked a Premium Base Camp Mini Suite for our family of five. These suites feature a 31-foot custom-designed Airstream Suite with a kitchenette, dining area, and a queen-sized bed. The bathroom had a large shower with hot water. Now that’s the kind of camping I enjoy. There was even free WIFI.
For whatever reason, all RV’s seem to be designed with every shade of beige, while Airstreams are white and modern giving an open airy feel.
There was a futon that folded down into a bed and the kid’s tent had two child-sized twin beds. This gave us plenty of sleeping options.
In the end, all three kids slept on the futon inside of the Airstream. They are just a bit too young to be outside in a tent while we were locked inside an air-conditioned Airstream. Lizzie always has to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and I didn’t want her to be alone outside.
Everyone was comfortable and it never felt stuffy. We did appreciate the larger site we had and the kids could use the tent as a fort.
All of the suites are fully equipped with towels, linens and basic cookware. Outside of our Airstream, there was modern outdoor furniture including two large chairs and a dining table. Our fire pit had a grill to cook on.
When we arrived at AutoCamp Cape Cod, we checked-in at their basecamp. This mid-century modern clubhouse was such a cool place to hang out. It has huge doors that open completely to the outside and when you see that view, it will take your breath away. It’s this open space with an ocean breeze passing through that draws you in and makes you not want to leave.
Inside the clubhouse is a small general store and cafe. Free tea and coffee are offered from Snowy Owl, which is the best coffee you can get on Cape Cod. They had a basic menu but it was perfect for breakfast and lunch. You could even order a BBQ kit to cook dinner at your site.
There were fun yard games set up on the back lawn and this is also where you will find most of their events such as morning yoga and community fire pit nights with live music. Be sure to check out their ‘experiences’ page to see what events are happening during your visit.
There are both complimentary activities as well as others that are an additional fee. They include things like sunset kayak tours, designing hiking sticks, oyster decoupage, photography classes and stargazing.
Sea to Shining Sea Bike Trail
Our favorite activity at AutoCamp Cape Cod was bike riding. There is direct access to the Sea to Shining Sea Bike Trail, which, in my opinion, is the prettiest bike trail on Cape Cod.
On the first day, we rode 5.9 miles to Woods Hole. This trail goes right along the beach and there are several beautiful places to stop along the way. The ride took us about 40 minutes. Woods Hole is such a quaint little seaside village. It brings back so many childhood memories of watching the draw bridge go up and down.
Woods Hole is a scientific community dedicated to marine research. There is a small aquarium and several small science centers that children enjoy. Our favorite place to eat is at Captain Kidd’s. If you sit on the back deck, you can watch the boats go through the bridge.
The next day, we rode 2.4 miles to Chapoquoit Beach. We meant to stay for an hour and accidentally stayed all day. I rode my bike over to the West Falmouth Market to pick up sandwiches and we had a picnic on the beach.
AutoCamp Cape Cod offers three different types of accommodation. Besides the Airstreams, they also offer luxury tents as well as Vista X Suites.
The luxury tents still have all the creature comforts of home including a king-sized bed, electricity and a refrigerator. Sleeps three adults and two children. The showers are in the clubhouse. I did check them out and they are not like any camp site you have been to. They are large, clean and modern.
The Vista X Suites are like tiny modern homes. They are perched on a hilltop and offer expansive views. Sleeps one to three adults or two adults and two children.
AutoCamp welcomes well-behaved dogs for a fee of $75. Dogs must be kept on leashes and you must clean up after your dog. There are doggie relief stations around the property. Dogs can never be left unattended at any time in your accommodation. For that reason, we decided against bringing Finn because we knew we would be on the bikes most of the trip.
AutoCamp Cape Cod offers a unique glamping experience in Airstreams, luxury tents and Vista Suites with direct access to the bike trail. We loved our experience and it has been the best adventure of the summer. To book your escape to AutoCamp, click here.
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