AutoCamp at the Russian River has been on my radar for a few years now. So when my friend, Stephanie, asked if I wanted to go on a last minute lady trip with her for a few days to AutoCamp, I jumped on it.
AutoCamp was the perfect space for me to feel restored and back in a creative space. I also realized that I am definitely the type who prefers the woods on an overcast day vs being on the beach during a hot one. There’s just something so special about being amongst the redwoods and all that greenery while enjoying the cool air.
Stephanie and I absolutely loved the design of the campgrounds and how it was situated in a redwood grove. The recreational center had both an indoor and outdoor fire that was consistently going. We spent a day in town and comfortably took a quick nap at the center when we got back. Every morning, we were also greeted at the center with these amazing fresh biscuits from Big Bottom Market along with coffee and oranges for us to freshly squeeze. My mouth is watering just thinking about those biscuits.
We had a premium airstream as we wanted to be closer to the redwoods.The midcentury modern aesthetic of the airstreams and all the wonderful amenities made us quite giddy. Our airstream had a cute s’mores kit waiting for us and they also stock Malin & Goetz products. We were about it.
This trip was so amazing, and I feel the need to come back soon. Honestly, I feel quite lucky to live in the Bay Area where the redwoods and the river are only a short drive away. Specifically, a 2.5 hour drive from where I live.
AutoCamp is in the town of Guerneville, and less than a mile from the central hub of town. We actually walked into town and it was quite easy to do. If you’re able to, I definitely encourage it. The AutoCamp staff were also super nice and really knowledgeable. They gave great recommendations for food and places to check out. A few suggestions we took include: Guerneville Bank Club (it’s a space that hosts a wine tasting room, a local jewelry boutique, and a pie and ice cream shop.), Betty Spaghetti, and Boon + Eat and Drink. If you feel like staying in and cooking, Safeway is also nearby as well as local organic grocery, Food for Humans. Unfortunately, we were unable to go kayaking as planned because most of them were closed for the season. That’s definitely on the to-do list for next time.
Check out the rest of our photos from our trip below! Let us know if you’ll be staying at AutoCamp, and please take us with you if you do.