By Claudia Kawczynbska, July 2019 from BARk the dog culture magazine
Our love affair with retro continues with a new-old concept: lovingly restored vintage trailers clustered together as hotels on wheels. Airstreams, Spartans, Shastas, Vagabonds, Avions—some of the great names from the golden age of travel trailers can be found in these vacation camps.
Vibe-wise, they run the gamut: Taos and Marfa are alt-crunchy, Ojai is New Age bohemian, Harts Camp in Oregon is more mainstream and Autocamp in California is more luxurious. Thankfully, many are dog-friendly retreats. So, after a day trip to soak up the attractions, we can return to all the comforts of home, plus dramatic sunsets, barbeques and stories around the fire, fun made better by sharing it with our best four-legged friends.
AUTOCAMP SUITES Santa Barbara, Sonoma County and Yosemite, Calif. autocamp.comCARAVAN OUTPOST Ojai, Calif. caravanoutpostojai.comEL COSMICO Marfa, Texas elcosmico.comHARTS CAMP Pacific City, Ore. hartscamp.comHOTEL LUNA MYSTICA Taos, N.M. hotellunamystica.com
Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 97: Spring 2019
Claudia Kawczynska is The Bark's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief.