Staying in an old Airstream is so much more memorable than a pricey hotel. The shiny silver bullets are iconic, and luckily, if you don’t already own one of the sleek vintage trailers, you don’t need to invest a whole lot of money to experience a night in one of them.
Thanks to sites like RVshare & AirBNB, you can stay in comfy private Airstreams from different eras, all over the world. We picked out some of the highest rated options – in the finest locations – that are currently available to rent – and now our bucket list has just gotten 10 times longer. Take a look!
1. Malibu Dream Airstream – Malibu, California
Malibu, California is a paradise of its own, but throw in a gorgeous Airstream perched on a private bluff and the quiet getaway feels even dreamier. With the trailer’s top location comes mesmerizing ocean views, pristine surrounding nature, and even occasional wildlife sightings.
Complete with one bed, one bath, and a kitchen, the trailer can accommodate up to three guests at a time. Kid and pet-friendly, they also provide free parking on-site. Rent it for a night here.
2. Retro Airstream – Wimberley, Texas
Dubbed the “Dixie Daisy”, this Airstream trailer has been refurbished with retro-style. It’s nestled in an elm grove, along the banks of Smith Creek, with a spacious deck, charcoal grill, fire bowl, string lights for mood lighting, and even a hot tub where you can soak at night under the stars. Inside, there’s an antique iron bedframe holding a cozy queen mattress, the bathroom has a small shower and toilet, and the kitchen is stocked with dishes and all the utensils you may need.
The owners really go out of their way to make it a special place. They leave fresh eggs in the fridge from their chickens, local organic coffee, and keep the property as green as possible, by using environmentally friendly dish soap and laundry detergent, providing recycled paper products, full recycling, using low-wattage light bulbs, and more. Book your stay here.
3. Airstream – Andalucia, Spain
Looking for something a little more…exotic? Hop on a plane to Andalusia in southern Spain and stay in this stylish Airstream. Set in the mountain range ‘Sierra de las Nieves’, the trailer’s modeled after the original 1930’s classic and complete with a variety of up-to-date amenities.
Inside there’s a fully fitted kitchen, equipped with an oven, hob, microwave and fridge-freezer. Furthermore, there’s a shower, double bed, dining area, cozy sofas, a flat-screen TV/DVD, iPod/iPhone-docking station, CD player with surround-sound stereo, WiFi, and air conditioning/heating. There’s also a fabulous plunge pool outside that you can lay in on a warm summer night and stargaze.
It’s only a 20-minute walk down to the nearby rustic village of Alozaina, where there’s tapas, bars, cafes, restaurants, small shops and a supermarket. There’s a five night minimum stay, so get a car and you can also take some time to see the historical town of Ronda, the oldest bullring in Spain, the exquisite city of Malaga, Seville, and Marbella. Get more details on AirBNB.
4. 1986 Airstream In The Trees – Stanardsville, Virginia
Known as the Dawn Treader, this 32-foot Airstream is secluded in the woods, only about a tenth of a mile from their private parking area. It comfortably fits a couple or small family, with a full gourmet kitchen, bathroom, HDTV, docking station, Chimera fire pit, outdoor gas grill, seasonal salt water pool, and year-round hot tub.
The trailer’s right by a two-mile nature trail, minutes from Shenandoah National Park, and less than an hour from historical sites in Charlottesville. Reserve this hidden gem here.
5. 1973 Vintage Airstream Ambassador – Ashland, Oregon
Delta Dawn is the name of this marvelous 29-foot 1973 International Ambassador Airstream. Set in southern Oregon, just outside of downtown Ashland, the polished rental includes an outdoor Weber gas BBQ grill, cedar lounging deck, and private, elevated dining patio.
It sleeps two people comfortably on one queen-sized memory foam bed, along with home comforts including a small, private bath (toilet and shower), dining area, couch, TV with local channels, WiFi, Netflix access, and a kitchenette, filled with everything from coffee and tea to a blender, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans and utensils. Book your 2+ night stay here.
6. Private Retro/Modern Airstream – Mill Valley, California
In Mill Valley, this remodeled 1969 Airstream – or “The Haven” – is only minutes from San Francisco, wine country, beaches, hiking, and fantastic restaurants. The owners added their “aluminum guest house” to their private backyard with a large deck, BBQ, tables, and chairs. Modern amenities and vintage 1969 decor make the inside cozy, along with spa-quality products in the shower, a dream catcher by the bed, a lava lamp, and 1000-thread-count sheets on a queen-size bed. The dishes inside are vintage California pottery, and there’s books about Airstream history you can flip through.
A first morning breakfast is provided, along with tea and Peet’s Coffee. They also leave a folder with all the info you need about nearby trails, attractions, and menus from the many local restaurants. Reserve a night in this Airstream.
7. “The Land Yacht” – Joshua Tree, California
Surrounded by giant boulders in California’s High Desert, this classic 31-foot Airstream trailer has been converted into a serene guest house for about 4 people. It’s pet and family-friendly, and complete with a private deck, Stock Tank pool, full kitchen and large queen bed.
What really makes this one so special is the unparalleled remote location. Hidden in Panorama Heights, the trailer is far from any other visitors, but still only a minute drive down the hill to reach Highway 62. It goes for about $150 a night, with a 2-night minimum here.
8. The “AlumiLodge” – Malibu, California
Another vintage gem of Malibu, this semi-restored 1957 Airstream is perched on a hilltop with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina, Santa Barbara Island, and the Santa Monica Mountains. Out front, there’s comfy chairs to relax in, and by night, you can stargaze and watch comets and satellites passing by overhead. There’s a Bose Acoustimas sound system you can plug your iPod into, and a comfy-as-a-cloud, queen-sized bed with fine linens and feather duvet.
The trailer’s complete with an onboard galley, gas stove, and French coffee press. Wine lovers can follow plenty of local vineyard tours and explore wine tasting rooms, and outdoor enthusiasts can follow miles of hiking/biking trails close-by. Guests can additionally go for a dip in the seasonal pool, connect to a WiFi hotspot, and bring their furry friends (there is a small cleaning fee). Learn more about this listing here.
9. Rogue River Airstream Eco-Farmstay – Rogue River, Oregon
Nestled in southwestern Oregon, this eco-friendly 1970 Airstream is in a real country farm setting. You can learn how to milk goats, hike trails through the forest, or stretch and do some yoga – they even provide the mats (and a hammock!) Stay two nights and they’ll add in a complementary bottle of Rogue Valley wine.
Both the farm and Airstream are powered by the sun, and are fully off-the-power grid. The quaint inside is cozy with a memory foam queen-size bed, fridge, stove, and gas grill. The galley comes stocked with oatmeal, toppings, pancake mix, syrup, pasta, sauce, and more. Only a short walk away, visitors can also soak in pristine hot showers. Read more about staying here.
10. Hollywood Hills – Los Angeles, California
Sitting at 1400-feet elevation, this classic Airstream in the Hollywood Hills has some of the best views of downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. It was originally a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter, but the trailer was later stripped and re-designed as a mini-home with one double bed that sleeps two, and a spacious, private deck.
Guests can access high-speed WiFi, TV, Apple TV, a Bose sound system (where you can connect your iPod/iPhone), a Nespresso coffee maker, fridge, AC, and heated electrical blanket for the winter. There’s no kitchen, but plenty of top-rated city restaurants close-by, some of which deliver. More details on this Airstream.
Don’t these Airstreams look so cozy and inviting? Which one would you like to stay in first?