Polished to a mirror sheen and reeking of nostalgia, the Airstream camper has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years as food truck operators, Airbnb landlords and others have embraced the classic American brand. Now a San Francisco-based company called AutoCamp has raised $115 million to build a nationwide network of hotels fashioned from the trailers. AutoCamp announced a deal with manufacturer Thor Industries Inc. in December to become the exclusive developer of Airstream hotels, and will use the new capital to buy land and customized trailers to open new sites, Chief Executive Officer Neil Dipaola said in an interview. The fundraising deal, led by real estate private equity firm Whitman Peterson, includes a follow-on provision that could double the investment and allow AutoCamp to expand to 20 new markets. “We want to build an authentic American outdoor experience with the consistent quality and comfort you expect from boutique hotel,” Dipaola said. Dipaola and cofounder … [Read more...] about Airstream hotel chain raises $115 million
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By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 13, 2018 at 9:22 am | UPDATED: August 13, 2018 at 10:27 am With much of Yosemite National Park off-limits to visitors since the nearby Ferguson Fire filled the valley with smoke in late July, the vacation plans of thousands have been put on hold, restructured or simply blown to smithereens. Yosemite is reopening this week and here’s what you need to know: The storied sequoia trees of Mariposa Grove will open today at 9 a.m.. The park’s central showpiece of Yosemite Valley – including Yosemite Valley Lodge, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp – will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.. Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, visitors can enter the valley from El Portal Road (Highway 140), Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) or Tioga Road (Highway 120). Visitors should expect limited hours and visitor services as the park returns to normal, park spokesman Scott … [Read more...] about Heading for Yosemite? Here are some things you should know
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In New Yorkers are increasingly desperate to get back to nature. And if that means “glamping” at a $650-a-night campsite inside the city limits — well, it’s a start. “The views are fantastic,” said Damon Willmott of Brooklyn, who had booked two tents for his family of four on Governors Island. “It’s great somebody’s done this in New York.” Credit Supported by ByHelene Stapinski Photographs and Video byRamsay de Give July 6, 2018 It was opening weekend for glamping on Governors Island, and things were a bit rocky. First, there were the rocks. Thanks to weeks of alternating torrential rain and baking sun, the grass hadn’t come in, creating a lunar landscape around the tents. Then the liquor license hadn’t come through, leaving the beautiful new wooden bar high and dry. Finally, there was the … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Stressed-Out Urban Camper
Giant sequoias, spectacular waterfalls, alpine tundra, plus arguably the world’s most beautiful valley combine to make California’s Yosemite National Park one of our country’s most popular vacation destinations.More than 4.3 million visitors entered the park in 2017 making it the fourth most visited national park behind only Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain.Like many of America’s large and diverse national parks, Yosemite deserves more than a quick drive through (a practice of many Grand Canyon visitors). There are horses to ride, hikes to take, guided tours to enjoy, fish to catch, a river to float and beautiful scenery to view.More than a day is required to gain a true appreciation for this outstanding park resulting in many visitors choosing to camp or stay several nights in one of its lodging facilities.Yosemite is home to seven lodging facilities, all but one of which we have stayed in, plus 13 campgrounds.Four of the seven lodges are … [Read more...] about TRAVEL TIME: Staying in Yosemite Valley