“Hotel for Van Lifers”: Field Station Lodge in Moab offers a variety of base camp options
The lodge will offer parking spaces for vans, equipment rental, a beer garden and the possibility of sleeping on a Black Diamond Portaledge in a hotel room. Because why not?
With the Field Station, travelers to Moab, Utah have a new option for “base camp” that offers a luxurious ambience and modern amenities.while addressing the crowd outdoors.
Opening in the spring of 2023, the Field Station lodge will offer “affordable” rooms starting at $159 off-season (or van living spots for $49). The inspiration for the bedrooms comes from Scandinavian industrial design, which obviously means “clean lines” and “open environments”.
Guests will have access to all-day room service, equipment rentals, educational programs and outdoor guides. On-site facilities include a café, beer garden and swimming pool.
For van lifers who rent a spot, there is access to common areas, Wi-Fi, vehicle hookups, and shared bathrooms during their stay.
“There are many exciting places across the country that cater to adventurous travelers but fall outside the hospitality category,” Neil Dipaola, CEO and Founder of AutoCamp Hotel Group, said in the statement. “Field Station is transforming the outdoor lodging experience in an entirely new way to help connect even more people with nature.”
Field station accommodation
Lodge rooms offer more than comfortable beds. They also have “creative space for gear storage,” the company said. And options for king and double queen beds, as well as bunk rooms.
I’ve ever felt curious about what it’s like to sleep on the side of a big wall like ElCapitan? If so, Field Station has you covered.
“A selection of rooms are also equipped with Black Diamond Portaledges giving guests the experience of sleeping in a hanging bed used by cliff climbers,” the company said.
The lodge’s brand partners include some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry. Rental equipment is provided by Black Diamond and outdoor research. Other partners include Dometic, Picture Organic Clothing and the photography of Cliford Mervil.
Field station locations
Field Station represents a new range of lodges planned by AutoCamp Hospitality Group, which offers an “Airstream luxury outdoor experience” at its existing sites. The company offers AutoCamp rentals in Cape Cod, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Russian River in Sonoma and the Catskills.
It won’t be the last Field Station either.
Confident that the new accommodation will be successful in Moab, the company has plans for additional locations in California. Field stations at Joshua Tree and South Lake Tahoe will open later in 2023.