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Glamping: Autocamp Russian River

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been down to Guerneville, a small town situated along the Russian River in Sonoma County. Last time we stayed at an awesome little place called the boon hotel + spa, located just down the road from Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. This time I was dying to check out AutoCamp, a luxury retreat that features a fleet of Airstream trailers and canvas tents—glamping at its finest.

The weekend of my 40th birthday seemed like the perfect time to justify the $325 per night price tag of the Airstream I wanted to stay in. I booked the premium suite (No. 22, specifically), which was a little bit pricier than the standard option, but offered a little more privacy…as it was tucked back away from most of the other Airstreams and situated along a seasonal creak along the perimeter of the property. Regardless of the location, each Airstream features Schoolhouse Electric light fixtures, walk-in showers with bath products by Malin+Goetz (love this stuff!), a queen-sized Casper mattresses (very comfy), kitchens outfitted with the basics (including microwave and mini fridge), and private decks/fire pits. These babies are seriously stunning and very cozy.

The property itself is gorgeous and peaceful, with a modern clubhouse, indoor and outdoor fire pits, a corn hole set, a fleet of bikes, and a little shop where you can get local wine and beer, s’mores kits and other camping essentials. Thankfully, the place is also very family friendly, which was good since we had our little one in tow. He was being such a nightmare when we first arrived that I thought we might not even get to stay the night. I’m talking two major meltdowns…kicking, screaming, choking on his own snot, hitting me…the whole nine yards. It wasn’t pretty. Luckily, after a much-needed nap and a tour of the property in one of the Radio Flyer wagons, we were able to change his longitude and enjoy the remainder of our stay. One thing is for sure, I’m definitely looking forward to going back to AutoCamp—and next time it will be sans kid!



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