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America’s Best Vintage RV Hotels

Category : Travel

You could tow a clunky trailer on your next camping trip. Or you could save yourself the hassle and book a night in an Airstream or vintage trailer at one of these unique hotels. You’ll get the feel of camping—outdoor grilling, stargazing, remote locations—but the amenities of a hotel, with comfy beds, hot showers, cruiser bikes, and kitchens stocked with coffee fixings. 

Lakedale Resort

Friday Harbor, Washington 

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At Lakedale Resort in Washington’s San Juan Islands, you can stay in a renovated 1978 Excella Airstream trailer parked on a lakefront dock on Neva Lake. Your stay includes homemade granola breakfasts in the main lodge. The Airstream is open May through September, so plan a trip for next summer. (If you show up this winter, you’ll have to settle for a log cabin.) (From $259.)


The Shady Dell 

Bisbee, Arizona 

  Photo: Richard Bonnett/Flickr

Nine old-school trailers from the 1940s and ’50s make up The Shady Dell, an Arizona road-trippers’ retreat dedicated to all things vintage (one trailer comes equipped with an antique martini shaker and glasses). The Tiki Bus, built in 1947, has a hand-carved outrigger bar. (From $87.)


The Metro Hotel 

Petaluma, California 

  Photo: The Metro Hotel

The Metro Hotel is a French-style boutique hotel 15 minutes from Sonoma’s wineries, in the quaint northern California town of Petaluma. In addition to colorfully decorated hotel rooms, there are also two brand new Airstream trailers you can book for the night (maid service included). An on-site café...  Read More

Megan Michelson




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