10 Retro Campers You Can Rent Right Now to Experience Pure Americana Nostalgia
These 'Gram-worthy vintage campers are beyond stunning. You'll want to stay in every single one of them.
Booking a stay in an adorably retro camper or trailer is very on-trend right now. And the best part? No towing required. You won't regret trading in your plastic room key and generic hotel room for a quiet stay under the stars in a funky trailer with a super-comfy bed and turquoise retro-style appliances.
Airbnb has tons of affordable vintage camper listings, and each one is just as unique as the last. From a classic '70s motorhome to a petite '60s trailer, these "rooms" offer much more than the average hotel stay. After all, where else can you step out of a camper each morning to welcome the day, and sip your first cup of coffee in front of a fire pit?
Here are the most picture-perfect retro campers you can't help but snap and share on social, even before your first sleep inside.
This groovy retro camper fringed with pink hula grass will bring an easy smile to fun-loving travelers eager for an escape in Oakland, California. Lively pops of vibrant colors inside the restored 1964 Kenskill camper charm overnight guests. Playful cupcake-patterned curtains also add a whimsical touch, a nod to the camper's former life as the "Katie Cupcake" food truck in Flagstaff, Arizona. This urban glamper sleeps two and has all the comforts of home, like wi-fi, a mini kitchen and a full bathroom.
This adorable vintage red and white camper warmly welcomes guests to Austin, Texas with a shared fire pit, an outdoor movie theatre, a queen size bed and wi-fi. The kitchen may be small, but it's well-stocked with high-end cutlery and cookware. Whip up a gourmet meal or sample one of the nearby restaurants. This trailer even has its own hashtag, #MotelCamper. This two-person stay is definitely 'Gram-worthy, so don't hesitate to snap and share this impossibly cute tiny home with the world.
Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this bright-yellow vintage Aristocrat camper has been completely restored inside and out. Nicknamed "The Wild Hare," this sunny 17-foot trailer, just minutes from uber-trendy Asheville, charms with rustic barn wood interiors, luxury vinyl plank flooring and modern light fixtures. Outside, settle in on the private deck under a stylish black and white stripe shade umbrella. This vintage camper sleeps two guests and is eco-friendly, running almost entirely on solar power.
This adorably vintage trailer wows with turquoise appliances, red and white polka dot curtains and checkerboard tile floors. This 1950s vintage camper even has a name, "Glamp Betty," and travelers will quickly fall in love with her and her classic retro style. "Glamp Betty" sleeps three, boasts a colorful breakfast nook and comes with an Amazon Echo. The stay comes with two bike-share memberships to explore Phoenix on two wheels.
Just three blocks from San Diego's Ocean Beach, "Miss Bettie Blue" is a 2019 Retro Riverside Trailer modeled after the vintage "Canned Ham" travel trailers from the 1950s. She is a beauty and makes for a surf-tastic stay during a SoCal beach vacation. Inside, look for pops of color, like the turquoise and white striped bedspread and matching turquoise Keurig single-serve coffee maker. The vintage camper sleeps up to three guests and impresses with modern amenities, like wi-fi, a microwave, even an Amazon Firestick for streaming TV shows and movies.
This bright turquoise 1974 motorhome named "Thelma" celebrates gypsy chic with funky decoratives in every color of the rainbow. This gram-worthy glamper sleeps two and is set up in the quiet woods of Sevierville, Tennessee (less than 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge). Each morning, the host serves up a hot breakfast, including fresh eggs from her own hens. Settle in around the fire pit at the end of a fun day spent hiking in the Smokies or riding coasters at Dollywood. Keep your eyes open for friendly cats, dogs and chickens that frequently roam the property.
Guests can see all the sky — every fluffy cloud, every ounce of blue — from this red and white retro-style camper in Hamilton, Montana (one hour south of Missoula). Set in scenic Big Sky Country, this two-person camper is a home away from home with majestic views of the Bitterroot Mountains. After a full day of outdoor adventures, cozy up on the queen size bed or settle in with a good book on the private deck under the warm glow of string lights.
On the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll find this delightful 1965 Layton vintage camper. It's been restored inside and out, welcoming visitors to Bryson City, North Carolina with warm oranges and yellows. Even the oven, stove and teapot are pumpkin-colored. Just one mile from the national park entrance, this retro camper is well-suited as a base camp for outdoor-loving guests eager to spend their days hiking and biking. Up to four people can sleep in this trailer, which has a mini-kitchen, full bathroom and outdoor grill.
This pastel-colored 1967 vintage camper exudes flower power thanks to a darling floral awning that warmly welcomes up to three guests at first approach. Nicknamed "The Dragonfly," this super-cute camper in Farmington, Missouri (one hour from St. Louis) charms with turquoise retro-style appliances, a bright red record player and a yellow percolator coffee pot. Relax on the hammock or set your inner child free on the swings, trapeze and teeter-totters. Guests enjoy muffins, fruit, juice, coffee and tea on the first morning of their stay.
To quote a Buddy Holly classic from 1957, "Peggy Sue, oh how my heart yearns for you." It was this song that inspired the name of this dreamy vintage camper in Clare, Michigan. Yes, her name is Peggy Sue. She delights at first sight thanks to turquoise window frames and a bright red door. Even the folding lawn chairs outside the camper match the exterior's eye-popping color palette. The trailer is situated in a shared backyard with a private entrance and an outdoor grill practically begging guests to strike it up for a delicious evening barbecue.