Vintage Trailer Lodgings and Rest Stops
Collected by Marilyn Fahey
Their days on the road may have ended, but these vintage trailers have a new lease on life.
1236 Lincoln St, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
Tasting wine is enjoyable pretty much anywhere, but becomes especially so when there's a funky old Airstream involved. The Grade Cellars specializes in sauvignon blanc wines and their tour educates about the process, from harvest to bottling—and...
38 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
In a city with no shortage of great lodgings, Cape Town’s Grand Daddy Hotel offers guests something a little different: a night’s sleep in a vintage Airstream trailer parked on the roof of the hotel. The top-floor trailer...
802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Arriving well after dark, the first thing my wife and I saw was a lighted maze of walking paths illuminated by solar lights, which evoked the brilliant constellations and Milky Way overhead and the famous Marfa Lights. Pulling an oversized version...
525 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Want to hang where the locals do? Come to The Duce. This place has everything you could possibly want, including a soda pop fountain, a bar serving Prohibition-era cocktails, an old-school clothesline, a boxing ring, hula hoops, a coffee stand,...
Destin, FL 32541, USA
On a Florida Panhandle road trip, we stopped in Seaside, where The Truman Show was filmed. There is a unique food scene there--a small coastal town's version of a food trucks bazaar. On Highway 30-A, steps away from Fort Walton Beach, a cluster of...
4 Chome-13 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
When I stumbled upon a pristine vintage Airstream trailer in a tiny lot in one of Tokyo's most expensive neighborhoods, I had no idea what would be inside. I was amazed to find a gem of a café, ironically called Uchu (Space) Café. With no more...
981 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
If you're up for a more unusual hotel in Brooklyn, the Dean Street warehouse offers some rooms inside as well as a collection of vintage Airstream trailers for a real throwback to New York before it became the playground of the rich. Staying here...
2255 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA
In the idyllic Florida Panhandle town Seaside where The Truman Show was filmed, you can fuel up at Raw & Juicy with a Green Goddess drink for breakfast (opens every day at 8:00 a.m.), then walk or bike around Seaside and the beach. Raw & Juicy is...
Mercey Hot Springs, CA 93622, USA
Mercey Hot Springs is a small no-frills resort where people have been "taking the waters" for more than a hundred years. I'd seen the sign for it plenty of times on drives between the Bay Area and Los Angeles (the turn-off is about a 150 miles...
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