Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara, California is an unexpected place to stay for the night. If you’ve ever wanted to try “glamping” you can stay in a fully refurbished Airstream trailer at Autocamp, a “unique boutique Airstream hotel experience.”
Spend the night in a fully renovated vintage Airstream trailer.
Each Airstream has been completely renovated from the frame up as well as thoughtfully redesigned with quality furnishings and amenities. Guests’ favorite details include the comfortable beds, premium linens and high-end Malin and Goetz toiletries.
Well equipped kitchens feature an electric outdoor grill, small refrigerators, convection microwave ovens, and cookware (just in case you want to prepare your own meals). If you don’t want to fuss over dinner, there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
Redesigned interiors with modern styling offer all the comforts of a high-class hotel, in a fun retro environment.
Each Airstream also provides two Beach Cruiser bicycles and helmets for exploring Santa Barbara. Located just a mile and a half from downtown – and just three miles from the ocean – Autocamp is a short bike ride away from all the best tourist activities the area has to offer.
Beach Cruiser bicycles are included with your stay, to make cruising around Santa Barbara a breeze.
Anyone looking for a charming adventure should consider Autocamp, because as manager Christi Hustead explains,
Autocamp is not a hotel and I believe that is what makes us unique. Hotel rooms have everything we have, but we offer something different in the stay, providing you with the retro and cool Airstream experience as opposed to a “room”.
The majority of guests think that Autocamp is the coolest idea for a hotel they’ve ever seen. Christi says many guests request they open additional Autocamps in other areas (San Francisco, LA, and Ventura Beach are in the works) or say they’d love to do something similar in their own home towns.
Guests range in age from young couples and families to retirees and include camping enthusiasts who either don’t have their own camper or who don’t want to haul their own gear for the weekend, to vacationers who want to have an experience other than a standard hotel with a bed and a TV.
Guests love the luxury bed linens, comfortable beds, and fully equipped kitchens.
Many Airstream enthusiasts come to get their Airstream kicks for just a few nights at a time, since most people don’t want to invest the $100,000 or more it might cost to own one of the pristine Airstreams like they have at Autocamp.
Not only is the purchase price intimidating to some, but towing it, storing it, and maintaining it can be a hassle. Lots of people come to enjoy all the perks of an Airstream vacation without the hassle of full-time ownership.
For anyone thinking of buying an Airstream and completing their own renovation, a stay at the Autocamp is a must. Not only can they experience Airstream life first hand, they can explore the quality of work completed by Hofmann Architecture, one of the premier Airstream restoration companies in the world.
Autocamp was actually co-founded by the owner of Hofmann Architects, along with a local real estate developer who had a vision for a unique and different lodging option for Santa Barbara tourists. Their vision has been a huge success, and makes glamping in Santa Barbara a must try experience for vintage Airstream enthusiasts.