Emmylou is an automatic, all-wheel drive Honda Element outfitted with a Cascadia Vehicle Tent (CVT). This set up is sweet! Just like in your own personal tree house, you'll be up off the ground and in the stars; unzip the tent flaps and let the night sky be your entertainment.
"The whole experience has just been perfect. The best family camping trip we could have imagined. Communication with you guys and the owner, Eric from Bend, has been flawless and the good ole Element with the rooftop tent has proven to be a great setup for us four. Not to mention the incredible landscapes. Oregon truly has it all!" - Philippe, July 2019
And another: "My GoCamp experience was amazing. The perfect way to see the Pacific Northwest in all its glory. Can’t wait to come and do it all again." (To read more reviews see https://gocampcampervans.com/fanmail/).
Bend or Portland
Emmylou is available for pick up in Bend, Oregon, and occasionally in Portland by special arrangement. The owner of Emmylou is a longtime Bend resident who will gladly set you up with the inside scoop on all things central Oregon. If you'd like, you can be camping in spots no one else has ever heard of. See below for more on the goodness that is Bend, Oregon.
Hop In and Go
All GoCamp vans are considered “road trip ready.” Whether you are flying in from out of town or looking to explore your own backyard, all you really need to do is stop for groceries before hitting the road. All cookware and tableware is included, as is bedding and a wide array of camping gear. You’ll be sent a detailed list of all the items included in the van before your trip so you can plan accordingly.
Seating and Sleeping
Emmylou seats and sleeps four and is perfect for families, couples or friends. The bed is so big that two parents and two kids can comfortably sleep up top. Alternatively, two can sleep inside the vehicle in fold down seats, or we can send you off with an extra tent. (Note that with four passengers and camping gear, space is at a premium, so you'll need to pack lightly!)
Emmylou is available for travel throughout the US and Canada; she'll reliably take you wherever you want to go.
YES, pets are allowed in Emmylou.
24-Hour Roadside Assistance
Mandatory. You must either purchase Coach-Net's 24-Hour Roadside Assistance package as part of your rental, or show proof of comparable 24-Hour Roadside Assistance (such as AAA PLUS or PREMIUM).
Minimum Rentals and Seasonal Rates
May - Sept: High season pricing, 3 night minimum
Oct - Apr: Low season pricing, 2 night minimum
Pick Up and Drop Off
Bend, Oregon - the mountain town that has it all. Bend has been dubbed the "outdoor playground of the West" for a thousand good reasons. It's world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty and boasts the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West. Majestic, snow-capped peaks adorn the high-desert skyline, making for some of the best weather in Oregon — think sun-drenched days and cool nights — along with endless options for plenty of play time. Playing in the Cascades, hiking, mountain biking, or skiing at Mt. Bachelor are just a few of the outdoor adventures you can tackle in a weekend or a week. Bend makes a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from cool cave tours in some of Bend's ancient lava tubes to watching raptors soar at the High Desert Museum.
Visiting from out of town?
You'll fly into the Redmond airport (RDM).
You already know how awesome the Bend area is! Catch a ride to Bend with a friend and head off in Emmylou, or leave your car with Emmylou's owner while you hit the back country. (And psst. Emmylou's owner can give you info on several off the beaten path camp spots, including a private campground on Paulina Lake.)
For more information: www.gocampcampervans.com