Feelin' the retro vibes at Hotel Paseo. Photo Credit: @about_abu
Retro is all the rage these days, and what could be more mid-century stylish than an overnight stay in one of those sleek aluminum Airstream trailers updated for today’s DogTrekkers? There are quite a few places in SoCal where you can indulge. A few:
• Kate’s Lazy Desert Airstream Motel, Landers: This collection of six vintage trailers restored to wacky perfection by talented artists connected with the rock group B-52s each accommodate two adults. Three of them welcome well behaved dogs (small pups preferred) as well. Call for directions; it’s an off-the-map kinda place. Starry nights and unpredictable weather are to be expected; so bring and wear layers!
• AutoCamp Airstream Park, Santa Barbara: The first outpost of a three-location enterprise (other AutoCamps are in Guerneville, Sonoma County; and Mariposa, near Yosemite National Park) offers dog-friendly accommodations in four vintage Airstreams restored in a variety of styles. The downtown location can’t be beat, nor can the boutique amenities including plush bed linens and bath products, kitchen facilities, an electric grill and small deck and grassy area.
• Caravan Outpost, Ojai: This compound of 11 carefully curated Airstreams (five of them dog-friendly) in a garden setting offers a unique experience encompassing not just overnight accommodations, but meet-and-greet opportunities including nightly community fires and, sometimes, live music, dinner parties and pop-up movie nights. Amenities include plush linens, kitchen facilities and full baths. Two dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome in the dog-friendly units.
• Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert: This 150-room boutique hotel just steps from the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert” boasts a luxury suite in the form of a 1950 Airstream trailer; it’s tricked out with awning, deck and a “yard.” Airstream fans, take note: the hotel is hosting a one-time “Airstream Palooza” on Dec. 1 that will include a classic Airstream show along with live music, dancing and local food.
Rent an Airstream? Maybe you’d like to move, rather than stay put in an Airstream park. If so, you’ll find lots of online resources for renting a sleek trailer from an individual or a rental company like LivMobil. Just Google “rent an Airstream” and see what comes up!
Photo Credit: @about_abu