AutoCamp Hospitality launches Field Station brand

AutoCamp Hospitality Group has launched a new lodging brand, Field Station, for the active outdoor community. Properties offer several room types; on-site guides; turnkey outdoor equipment rentals and retail; educational programming; DIY or guided experiences; an espresso cafe; and Gear + Beer biergarten.

Field Station is upcycling and renovating existing lodges and motels in prime outdoor destinations to provide sustainable basecamps for exploring nearby natural areas. The first location will open in Moab, UT, in early 2023, with another in Joshua Tree, CA, also opening next year, followed by a Lake Tahoe, CA, location in 2024.

Neil Dipaola founded AutoCamp Hospitality Group in 2013 to make it easier for people to experience nature by integrating beautiful design and welcoming hospitality in the outdoors, according to the company. The group’s first brand, AutoCamp, offers glamping accommodations in Airstreams and tents for outdoor enthusiasts.

“The success of AutoCamp inspired us to create Field Station to make it even easier for everyone to get outside more often,” said Neil Dipaola, CEO/founder, AutoCamp Hospitality Group. “We believe the world would be a better place if more people could experience the outdoors, so we’re on a mission to empower all people to get outside with greater comfort, ease, knowledge and support. There are many exciting locations around the country that cater to adventurous travelers yet fall short in the hospitality category. Field Station transforms the outdoor lodging experience in an entirely new way to help connect even more people with nature.”

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a Field Station team member who collaborates with them to create the adventure they are seeking, from a fully curated experience to a DIY adventure. Guests can access gear from the on-site rental service or the retail shop. Field Station rooms are equipped with gear storage from bike racks to Dometic Outdoor coolers.

In the evening, Field Station serves as a community outpost for education, both for the local community and its guests. Weekly programming and classes will include topics such as survivalist skills; the local history of Indigenous peoples; backcountry clinics; on-trail bike tire patching; sustainable stewardship and Leave No Trace principles; and more.

Guestrooms range from premium king to double queen with bunk room and accessible options. A selection of rooms also feature Black Diamond Portaledges offering guests the experience of what it feels like to sleep in a hanging bed used by rock climbers on cliff face.

Other amenities include a pool and deck; group meeting space; and vanlife spots with access to all communal areas, WiFi, hookups and communal bathrooms and showers.