AutoCamp Hospitality Group launches new model, Subject Station, to deliver reasonably priced lodging to iconic out of doors locations


Field Station transforms old lodges and motels into the ultimate outdoor lodging, retail, rental and exploration experience for guests and the local community

SANTA BARBARA, California., September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AutoCamp Hospitality Group is launching a new lodging brand, Field Station, an inspirational and inclusive modern lodging brand for the active outdoor community. Designed to be the ultimate experience from affordable accommodation to easy exploration, the Field Station offers a variety of room types, on-site guides, turnkey outdoor equipment rentals and sales, educational programs, DIY or guided experiences, an espresso cafe, and beer garden. Both guests and the community at large can enjoy the amenities of the accommodation and the program.

New accommodation brand, Field Station, is an inspirational and inclusive contemporary accommodation brand for the active outdoor community.

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Field Station upgrades and refurbishes existing lodges and motels in premier outdoor destinations to provide inclusive, supportive and sustainable base camps for exploring nearby natural areas. The first location is opened Moab, UtahBeginning of 2023, with off-season prices starting $159 for rooms. Another location is scheduled to open in 2023 Joshua Tree, California. followed by a location in Lake Tahoe, California in 2024.

Neil Dipaola founded the AutoCamp Hospitality Group in 2013 to make it easier for people to experience the great outdoors by incorporating beautiful design and welcoming outdoor hospitality. The group’s first brand, AutoCamp, has revolutionized alternative accommodation by combining the spirit of the American camping experience with the service and design of a boutique hotel.

“The success of AutoCamp inspired us to create a Field Station to make it even easier for everyone to get outside more often,” he said Neil DipaolaCEO and Founder of AutoCamp Hospitality Group.

“We believe the world would be a better place if more people could experience nature, so we made it our mission to empower everyone to get outside with more comfort, ease, knowledge and support” , added Dipaola. “There are many exciting places across the country that cater to the adventurous traveler but fall short in the hospitality category.

An experience from the outside in

Upon arrival, Field Station guests are greeted by a Field Station team member who will work with them to create the adventure they are looking for, from a fully curated experience to a DIY adventure. Guests can easily access equipment through the onsite rental service or retail store. Field Station rooms are equipped with ample storage for gear, from bike racks to Dometic outdoor coolers.

Drinks are available at the on-site Gear + Beer, where guests can pick up or drop off gear while enjoying an array of food and beverages. Outside, guests and locals alike relax, enjoy a drink, mingle around the campfires, or enjoy an al fresco film screening together. Guides, fresh from their latest adventures, connect with guests to share stories and offer curated hike and trail recommendations and information from their AllTrails picklist.

In the evening, the Field Station serves as a community outpost for education, both for the local community and their guests. Weekly programs and classes include topics such as survival skills, local tribal history, backcountry clinics, patching bike tires on the trail, sustainable stewardship and the principles of Leave No Trace, and much more. From there, the guests dream into bed and are totally excited about their next adventure.

Field Station Lodge Features:

  • Thoughtfully designed rooms for comfort and relaxation with ample and creative space for gear storage. Rooms range from premium king to double queen with dormitories and accessible options. A selection of rooms also feature Black Diamond Portaledges, giving guests the feel of what it’s like to sleep in a hanging bed used by cliff climbers
  • A refreshing pool and deck experience perfect for a pre or post adventure dip.
  • Group meeting place for events, curated programs, workshops and demo days.
  • Espresso bar and a coffee shop with fresh food and takeaway or take away options.
  • Gear + Beer to drop off rental gear and grab a refreshment and a few bites after a day of adventure.
  • Van Life Spots with access to all common areas, wifi, hookups and shared bathrooms and showers.

Beautifully designed for function and adventure

Inspired by Scandinavian industrial design (ScanDustrial), the Field Station is designed to be functional while being practical. The lodge embraces clean lines, open environments and raw materials with a purposeful approach to enhance outdoor discoveries, including stunning photography by adventure photographers Clifford Merville. Thoughtful room designs create space for equipment and additional amenities. In-room food and drinks can be purchased at any time to fuel guests.

Brands represented at all Field Station locations include Dometic outdoor coolers, Black Diamond outdoor gear and apparel, Outdoor Research apparel and gear, Picture Organic Clothing, AllTrails local recommendations, and curated trail lists and Clifford Merville Photography.

Field Station maps growth for the future

Field Station plans for nationwide growth, selecting sites adjacent to national parks and popular outdoor recreation corridors. Brands interested in partnering with Field Station are encouraged to get in touch [email protected]

“We know that travel and outdoor recreation have a major impact on the environment,” added Dipaola. “We stand for an approach where caring for the places we play is intrinsically linked to the play itself, and we instill that ethos in our guests.”

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About field station

Field Station, a division of AutoCamp Hospitality Group, enables all people to go outside with more comfort, ease, knowledge and support. Field Station lovingly refurbishes and modernizes old lodges and motels in premier outdoor destinations to create supportive and sustainable base camps for exploring nearby natural areas. Meticulously designed for equipment storage and function, the Field Station’s purposeful approach to assisted exploration is emphasized in all spaces, retail, and the interactive lobby. The Field Station will open its first location in early 2023 Moab, Utah, with additional locations scheduled to open within the year. Visit for more information and follow us on Instagram (@field.stn), Facebook (@stayfieldstation), and Twitter (@fieldstn_) for updates.

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