Airstream Motel With Rock ‘n’ Roll Cred

October 16, 2012 | By | Comments (10)

Photographs by Butter

When Kate Pierson of the B-52’s opened a West Coast outpost of her popular Catskills, New York motel, she knew the fastest way into our Western hearts was to tap our mania for all things Airstream.

Just 6 miles from Joshua Tree, Kate’s Lazy Desert is now a temple of serious silver bullet kitsch. The six vintage ‘streams were restored by ceramic artists Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker (pop culture trivia: their house is the Shaque D’amour used in the B52s’ “Love Shack” video) and bestowed with appropriately wacky names like the Tiki, the Tinkerbell, and the Hairstream. Outside, you’ll find kiddie pools, sculpture,  and shaded hammocks surrounded by nothing but desert.

Kate's Lazy Desert Tiki airstream

The Tiki

Kate's Lazy Desert Airstream Hotel

The Hairstream

The Tinkerbell

The Tinkerbell

They’re so appropriate for our lifestyle out here that we’re willing to overlook the fact that Kate lives east of the Rockies.

Trailers from $175/night.

Kate's Lazy Desert Airstream Hotel

The hammocks

Kate's lazy Desert Airstream Motel

Yard art


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  2. obsessive hobbyist

    I just stayed there — it was FABULOUS! So much fun…so quiet out there. A very unique vacay.

    November 24, 2012 at 9:59 am
  3. Caitlin

    How fabulous! This makes me want to open up my own.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:59 am
  4. Gary Boyce

    Not a huge surprise.. Nice to see Kate is actually as quirky as I imagined..

    October 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm
  5. Tena J Bellovich

    Unique, in a really good way!

    October 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm
  6. Keith Fix

    Next time I head out west, I will be booking an overnight stay at KLM!!!

    October 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm
  7. Steve Wey

    Looking forward to a vacation in the desert!

    October 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm
  8. Bruce Zoldak

    Not only my favorite all time Band, but the best place to take a super awesoem vacation!!

    October 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  9. jamieofalltrades

    Looks like a lot of fun. Great photos too!

    October 16, 2012 at 11:10 am
  10. Mirav Ozeri

    What a great place. I stayed there. And must say I slept the best ever on those beds. The desert breez was great, the pool was refreshing. And the whole energy was fantastic!!! Hoping to be back very soon.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

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