Have you heard that Sunset has a massive love affair with Airstreams? If you couldn’t tell from the May cover, well, we do. And while we imagine a world of endless summers and Airstreams for everyone, the reality is we can’t all have a silvery bullet proudly parked in our driveway. Lucky for us, there’s a new crop of quirky Airstream hotels that have all the romance of the open road, with none of the heavy towing.
Kate’s Lazy Desert’s six vintage trailers in Joshua Tree, CA are from another world, one where you live in a lava lamp.
Credit for the kitschy, psychedelic decor goes to the B52’s “Love Shack” video backdrop artists, who restored all the trailers at Kate’s.
Each of the five trailers at the new Santa Barbara Auto Camp comes with 2 beach cruisers for touring town like a local.
The Santa Barbara Auto camp is in the heart of town, where reasonably priced rooms are rare.
Buckle your seatbelt for a night on the 1947 Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell.
Nestled in the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, AZ, the Shady Dell’s been a trailer park since 1927.
A fully restored, tiki party on wheels (inside the Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell).