Beachside Glamping on Cape Cod

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On the lookout for a spot to go glamping in Cape Cod? Learn this AutoCamp Cape Cod evaluate of the lodging, facilities, and site to see if a retro Airstream trailer is what you might be on the lookout for.

In the previous couple of years, glamping has gone from fashionable to mainstream. What’s previous is now cool, what was as soon as seen as rustic is now in excessive demand and AutoCamp Cape Cod has struck simply the proper steadiness between retro type and trendy operate. The corporate’s luxurious Airstream suites present an Instagrammable backdrop for a romantic getaway or a solo escape and make tenting cool for even amenity-seeking urbanites.

Auto Camp is a design-forward, upscale glamping resort providing Airstream suites, luxurious canvas tents, and cabins/tiny properties. Cape Cod was the corporate’s first East Coast resort vacation spot, becoming a member of areas in Sonoma and outdoors Yosemite Nationwide Park, with properties in Joshua Tree, Zion, and now the Catskill Mountains in New York.

I’ve accomplished loads of glamping in New England however by no means in an Airstream, so I used to be desirous to attempt one thing new to put in writing this evaluate.

Clubhouse and fire pit at AutoCamp Cape Cod | AutoCamp Cape Cod Review | Glamping in Cape Cod

About Auto Camp Cape Cod

From the minute I swung open the massive Clubhouse door and stepped into the mid-century trendy “foyer” of the Auto Camp Cape Cod Clubhouse, I used to be impressed. If the value hadn’t already clued me in, it was instantly apparent that this wasn’t your typical campground. The Clubhouse has the vibe of an eco-lodge, with an inside-outside design because the lounge space spilled onto the out of doors patio, providing sweeping views throughout the garden to the salt marsh within the distance. 

The 8,100 sq. foot Clubhouse includes a lounge with an indoor hearth and comfortable seating, a Normal Retailer stocked with primary items and punctiliously curated swag, and restrooms with luxurious showers. The second flooring gives a reservable non-public area for occasions and supplies an ocean view. 

The Clubhouse is staffed 24 hours a day, though on-line check-in can also be out there. On the Clubhouse, you should buy luggage of Good Wooden (outdoors firewood is prohibited) or charcoal on your particular person hearth pit / grill. In addition they provide primary meals objects and drinks, bug spray, sunscreen, and different requirements, though I didn’t discover any alcohol so for that I’d convey your individual. 

Espresso, breakfast, and all-day eating that includes native components are additionally served on the Clubhouse, and work tables with shops and WiFi can be found in case your journey isn’t all about rest. Auto Camp even sells BBQ meal kits to arrange over your individual hearth.

On property, AutoCamp Cape Cod has custom-designed, 31-foot Airstreams; luxurious tents (out there April via October); 5 Accessible Suites; and some cabins (just like what I stayed in at Lumen Nature Retreat). There are even some “base camp” choices, which pair an Airstream Suite with a small tent subsequent to it, which could possibly be used for small children to camp out. 

The posh tents are constructed by Sheridan Tents and provide a king-sized Tempur-Pedic mattress, electrical energy, twin fan and heater, mini-fridge, a settee that converts right into a second mattress, in addition to a non-public out of doors hearth pit. Friends within the luxurious tents have entry to spa-inspired restrooms and showers situated contained in the Clubhouse, that includes towel service and Ursa Main tub merchandise. 

AutoCamp Cape Cod can also be dog-friendly, providing Pet Kits, which embrace a comfortable blanket, meals and water bowls, and treats. And, for electrical car house owners like us, the property has electrical car and Tesla chargers within the car parking zone. Wagons can be found to borrow to move your belongings from the automobile to your campsite.

Auto Camp Cape Cod Assessment

I used to be supplied a reduced media price to allow this evaluate. All opinions are my very own.

AutoCamp Cape Cod airstream trailer

On my go to, I bunked down in a Premium Airstream Suite, providing a candy location not too removed from the Clubhouse, however backing onto timber close to the bike path for a tad extra privateness. I wheeled up with my wagon stuffed with drinks, snacks, and private belongings, not fairly positive what to anticipate. I instantly observed how pristine all the things was, from contained in the Airstream to the grounds surrounding it. For the reason that campground continues to be pretty new, I think about that over time the campground will really feel much more lush and personal.

Outdoors, every Airstream and cabin is provided with a picnic desk and benches, together with two sturdy chairs gathered round a small hearth ring. There’s a swing-out grill for cooking over the fireplace, and AutoCamp even supplies a poker, matches, an oven mitt, and BBQ instruments — issues not at all times supplied and sometimes forgotten on my glamping packing checklist. 

The Suites are positioned pretty shut collectively, however the way in which the Airstream is positioned, the out of doors space nonetheless gives quite a lot of privateness. You’ll actually hear noise from campsites round you, however quiet hours begin at 11 pm and for those who go to mid-week, you’ll seemingly have much more privateness if peace and quiet is what you might be in search of.

Inside was precisely what I had hoped for — modern type with upscale facilities and immaculate cleanliness. The bed room featured a queen-sized Tempur-Pedic mattress, with small nightstands on both aspect outfitted with built-in USB shops and lighting controls. There was ample storage for a brief keep and even a small flat-screen tv with cable.

Auto Camp Cape Cod is good for {couples} or solo vacationers, however the dwelling space does have a futon that opens for sleeping area for an grownup or two young children. Whereas I noticed quite a few households with young children, the setup would have been a bit tight inside in comparison with a resort room (however positively simpler than a tent!) 

I used to be particularly impressed with among the considerate facilities like contemporary floor espresso, natural blankets, and pure tub and skincare merchandise from Ursa Main. The toilet even had a storage shelf and a drawer, and got here outfitted with a hairdryer and super-soft towels together with two outsized robes.

It was the tech although that actually kicked it up a notch. From warmth and A/C — each of which could possibly be wanted in a single day — to the Bluetooth pairing to play your music via the sound system, the nice WiFi (which made up for the shortage of cell protection), and the easily-accessible USB ports and electrical shops.

The kitchen isn’t outfitted for lots of cooking, so I might plan on grilling, consuming on the Clubhouse, or going into Falmouth or Woods Gap for many meals. The mini-fridge is tiny and gained’t maintain loads, though the microwave may function a convection oven. There was a espresso maker, ample cookware and kitchenware, in addition to paper towels, a sponge, and dish cleaning soap. 

Tamara eating hot dog outside of Airstream

Issues to do Close to Auto Camp Cape Cod

To strengthen that “resort” really feel, Auto Camp Cape Cod gives a number of actions on-site. Throughout my keep, yoga was provided on Friday-Sunday mornings, and campfire talks have been hosted all through the week. Friends can play on the primary garden, and revel in a recreation of corn gap. Quickly, AutoCamp Cape Cod will provide on-site actions for friends comparable to music programming, native meals and beverage tastings, and occasional farm-to-table dinners.

Shining Sea Bikeway

If you wish to depart the property, one of the simplest ways to take action is by bike. AutoCamp Cape Cod is situated instantly alongside the Shining Sea Bikeway, an 11-mile, paved bike path that stretches from North Falmouth to Woods Gap. Auto Camp has free Linus cruiser bikes to borrow for three-hour increments, which is lengthy sufficient to bike to Woods Gap, have a leisurely lunch or spend a while on the seaside, after which bike again. Bikes can be found on a first-come, first-served foundation after signing a rental settlement and choosing up a motorcycle lock key on the principal desk. 

For longer rides, it’s possible you’ll wish to convey your individual bike after which head to the seaside for the day. It’s a few 15-20 minute experience to seashores comparable to Chapaquoit Seaside, Wooden Neck Seaside, or Quissett Seaside. A experience via the Nice Sippewissett Marsh to the north can also be an ideal selection for hen watchers.

Woods Gap

Woods Hole Harbor

Woods Gap, well-known for its oceanographic analysis amenities, is simply a few 30-minute bike experience away alongside the Shining Sea Bikeway. This seaside village can also be busy with vacationers leaping on the ferry to the islands, however in between departure occasions, it’s tranquil and scenic. You will discover retailers and loads of locations to eat proper on the water. Pie within the Sky is a good spot for espresso or breakfast (they even grind the beans you’ll discover in your Auto Camp lodging.) For lunch or dinner, I’d suggest a seat outdoors on the harbor at Captain Kidd’s or the extra informal Shuckers.

Ferry to Martha’s Winery

The Steamship Authority operates ferries that run between Woods Gap and Martha’s Winery. The 45-minute experience offers you loads of time to discover the island on a day journey. Automotive reservations usually should be made months upfront in case you are visiting in the course of the summer season, however walk-on tickets could be bought on the day of journey. 

Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Lighthouse

Water Sports activities

If you wish to spend a day on the water, there are many choices close by, together with deep sea fishing for striped bass, fluke, bluefish, and tuna with Magellan Deep Sea Fishing Charters. You may as well lease kayaks or paddle boards, or be a part of a tour with Rideaway Adventures. If rest is extra your type, take a crusing cruise on the Schooner Liberte to discover Cape Cod’s lovely shoreline, together with Nobska Lighthouse.

Backside Line

My escape to Auto Camp Cape Cod was all the things that I hoped it will be. The straightforward solitude, the reference to nature whereas nonetheless feeling secure, the contact of luxurious and pampering, and the enjoyable methods to spend the day. Whereas I loved my time alone, Auto Camp Cape Cod would additionally make an awesome romantic getaway for {couples} on the lookout for one thing completely different to shake up the day-to-day.

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