Don’t plan a stay at just any old hotel or campground this fall – make a cozy getaway in a beautifully restored vintage trailer at The Shady Dell in southeastern Arizona.
Now open for the season, this place welcomes guests to stay in any one of their nine elegantly refurbished vintage trailers from the 1940s and ’50s.
They have everything from a Tiki-themed bus to an old Airstream – even a small, vintage yacht. Some of them still have black-and-white televisions, and original phonographs with vintage records you can listen to.
The Shady Dell is an easy stop just off Highway 80 – which stretches from coast-to-coast (San Diego, California to Savannah, Georgia). The nine restored trailers will be open for unique stays up through the middle of November – so there’s no better time to start planning your next trip!
Welcome to The Shady Dell! They’re set in the small, quiet town of Bisbee, Arizona.
Nine fully restored vintage trailers are available for guests to stay in – each complete with grassy fields and lounge chairs. Some even have lawn flamingos.
Originally made in 1947, this Airporter Bus was fixed up as a Polynesian palace.
Complete with your own bar to make Mai Tais, this Tiki Bus can accommodate up to a three-person-party. The 1947 Airporter includes a full-sized bed, single bed, small toilet and a sink. They additionally have bathroom and shower facilities only steps away from all of the trailers.
Or you can take a trip back in time to Las Vegas in the ’50s.
Originally from ’57, this Airfloat gives visitors a unique Sin City experience. It’s complete with a vintage television and phonograph with a collection of records you can listen to. It comfortably fits two people, with twin-sized beds and a small bathroom, including a toilet and full shower.
Always dreamed of staying in a shiny vintage Airstream? This restored model from 1949 has your name all over it.
For the love birds, this Airstream can really provide a cozy, romantic setting. The trailer measures 21′ long and was famously seen in Brides Magazine in 1949. The ceiling at both ends has polished aluminum, which reflects the soft chenille bedspread over the full-size bed for two.
They also touch up the romance with a photo album you can flip through of vintage wedding photos. It doesn’t have a bathroom, but the park has one located only steps away.
Or maybe this vintage El Rey, from 1957.
Much like an Airstream, their El Rey from ’57 is actually more rare and valuable than its famous aluminum-clad look-alike. This one’s filled with Polynesian decor, along with a full-size bed for two, and a small bathroom (including a toilet and sink).
A 1950 model, this charming Spartanette was rebuilt with a rich wood interior.
With its black-and-white TV, you can watch classic shows like I Love Lucy, or listen to the fantastic selection of 45 rpm records on an original phonograph.
It comfortably fits two with twin beds, a small bathroom and a couch in the living room area.
Feel like royalty in this 1951 Royal Mansion.
Leopard carpet, a small breakfast booth by the kitchen, and vintage martini glasses make this trailer wildly unique. It sleeps two guests, with a full-size bed and small bathroom (no shower, but there is one close to all of the trailers).
You can also hop on-board this 1947 Chris Craft Yacht, decked out with vintage boating memorabilia.
The galley is fully equipped, with a wooden steering wheel, cheetah print chairs and a small, elegant seating area. The cozy V-shaped bed sleeps up to two people, and the fridges come stocked with complimentary champagne.
They additionally have a post-war 1950 Manor, 1951 Mansion, and 1959 Boles Aero. To see the availability and make reservations, check out The Shady Dell online here.
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