Ah, the Airstream… Just seeing one makes you want to buy a truck and start scouring Craigslist for a good deal on one of these aluminum beauties. But what if owning one isn’t an option, or you’re not sure if Airstream ownership is quite right for you yet? These 4 Airstream “hotels” have you covered with everything from classic Airstream camping to more radical themed trailers, all available for your pleasure…
Started as a convenient spot for Highway 80 travelers to take a load off in the 1920s, the Shady Dell has transformed into a well-known destination for off-beat travelers thanks to their diverse and unique accommodations. The Airstream on site was featured in Bride’s Magazine in 1949, and comes with a photo album of vintage wedding pictures… It's the perfect lodging for your honeymoon road trip. If you want to mix it up also try staying the night in a 1947 Chris Craft yacht!
With five restored Airstreams (and even more to come), AutoCamp is the perfect spot for any retro Airstream enthusiast to stay on a trip to Santa Barbara. The interiors are sleek and modern, drawing inspiration from the design of the camper, and some feature deep soaking tubs, multiple beds, and more. All of them come equipped with pillow top beds, flat screen TVs, double burner cooktops in the kitchens, and more. There's a patio where you can cook out, bikes you can rent, locally roasted coffee available, a location within biking distance of the beach and tons more, making this an experience worth checking out.
The 6 airstream trailers of Kate’s Lazy Desert are truly some of the funkiest airstreams in all of America. Designed by Maberry-Walker, whose house was used in the B-52’s “Love Shack” video, each trailer is colorful, fun, and a completely perfect contrast to the monotone desert surrounding. Kate’s Lazy Desert is conveniently located between Joshua Tree National Park and San Bernardino National Forest so there’s plenty to explore during the day before retiring to your awesomely-retro-rad trailer.
Who says you have to stay in some big hotel when you visit the Las Vegas Strip? The Las Vegas KOA has campsites and even Airstreams available right on the Strip! Las Vegas KOA visitors have access to one of the most family-friend resorts in town, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, complete with an indoor theme park, an arcade, and of course, daily circus acts.
The Lakedale Resort’s rental Airstream may be the perfect choice for the nature-loving traveler looking to unwind. Located right on the lake, travelers can relax on the secluded dock and let all the worries of the world pass them by. Since this Airstream is part of a larger resort, guests can take advantage of the complimentary breakfast as well as WiFi available at the resort’s general store.
Whether you want a nature-focused escape, a quirky place to lay your head after exploring, or an Airstream experience right in the heart of Las Vegas, these Airstream “hotels" offer something for everyone.