If you're like the rest of us peasants, then you've probably seen those who live out their insanely incredible van-life dreams and thought, "I could never keep up with all of that." But as the jealousy sets in, you have to admit that it's a pretty cool idea to confine all your life's belongings to a small space to take with you wherever you go. Thankfully, you can indulge in those dreams and meet yourself in the middle by renting out an Airstream Airbnb.
That's what's great about booking accommodations on Airbnb. They offer a diverse range of unique properties, and in this case, the coolest, decked-out Airstreams and campers for you to stay in during your trip. You can pretend for a little while that it's your RV that you're hauling across the country for the ultimate road trip and that you're the one keeping up with all the amenities. Don't worry-we won't tell anyone that you don't know how to fix the plumbing.
The Best 11 Camper/Airstream Airbnbs to Book
1. Vintage Airstream
For: The ultimate hipsters looking for the perfect #airstream aesthetic for Instagram
This Airbnb rental is for the hipsters, as it's located in a neighborhood that has been recently (and literally!) called "Hipsterhood" by Forbes Magazine. Sitting in the Coronado Historic Neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona, this authentic vintage 1967 Airstream Overlander is more than well-equipped with the proper modern amenities for glamping. It has two air conditioning units that could cool a tiny house in the desert Arizona heat, unlimited hot water, electricity, and fast Wi-Fi. You'll also have your own private deck and yard with a modern fire pit to enjoy a morning coffee or nightcap by.
2. The Land Yacht at Desert Sky Escapes
For: Those looking to blur the boundary between glamping and camping at Joshua Tree National Park
California has a ton of fascinating airstream trailers to rent out, and this Land Yacht by Desert Sky Escapes is a great choice if you're planning to explore Joshua Tree. This getaway is only 15 minutes away from the national park entrance, so you'll still have all the mountain, desert, and stargazing views from your own private deck. It has all the modern amenities you'll need to take your trip a step up from camping, such as a kitchenette, a power station, an indoor heater, hot water, and a full bathroom. There's even a polaroid camera for you to use to commemorate your stay.
3. Barton Springs Vintage Airstream
For: Dreamers who long to road trip around Europe
This Airstream Airbnb brings Europe to the Southern U.S. Located in Galindo Neighborhood in the Southern part of Austin, Texas, this retro Airstream Argosy will make you feel like you're driving down the coast of Italy with its bright, beach colors and open interior. Go back in time by using its retro fixtures including an old-fashioned coffee maker and mini-fridge. Although this camper has a indoor shower with hot water, there's also a beautiful outdoor shower for you to use if you so choose.
4. The RhodoDen
For: Those seeking peace and quiet in a nature getaway
This 1974 Airstream Argosy is located among rhododendron (as its name implies) in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Swannanoa, North Carolina. By staying here, you can recharge and rejuvenate in the serene stillness of the woods, hearing only the sounds of the nearby creek. The porch faces Watch Knob mountain, where you can enjoy your own personal sunset view. There are so many hiking trails nearby, with Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest just 10 minutes away, Great Smoky Mountains National Park just an hour away, and Charles Owen Park just less than two miles away.
5. The Glamper
For: Those looking to go glamping out in the country
Escape to the country with this 1975 Airstream rental in Columbia, Pennsylvania. This Airstream Land Yacht is made for the coolest hangs with its stylish interior and polished exterior. The inside is spacious with more places to sit in the living area than you would expect, a full kitchen, and a gorgeously-tiled bathroom. The patio has a barbecue grill, a fancy outhouse, and an inviting sitting area with a contemporary fire pit. The property is also pet-friendly if you plan to bring your furry best friend along, as long as you pay a nonrefundable fee.
6. Fearless Mary
For: The "fearless" who love the California mountains
Fearless Mary is a 1972 Classic Airstream that sits next to an 1800's style ranch nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Airstream was named after Ms. Mary Fields, the first African-American woman to become a U.S. postal service star (contract) route mail carrier. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, you'll get spectacular views of the mountains and have plenty of opportunities to go hiking, biking, or even horseback riding. Not to mention, all the beaches and wineries that are just minutes away.
7. Malibu Dream Trailer
For: Day-dreamers wanting to take a paradisiacal vacation
This remodeled 1954 Spartan trailer not only offers the most breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean, but is also breathtaking itself. Sporting industrial decor inside and out, this vacation rental makes for a cozy and classy stay and features a celestial private deck that makes you feel like you're sitting above the heavenly skies of Malibu. Located at the end of a dirt road on the edge of a cliff, you can take just a couple of steps outside to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and stargazing views while hearing the ocean crash against the shoreline just below.
8. Cozy Caravan
For: Those who want to go glamping at Big Bend National Park
This caravan retreat is for those who don't feel like dealing with the obstacles that traditional camping brings when visiting Big Bend. You'll have all the amenities you would normally have to plan for if you were staying in a tent such as a full kitchen, a bathroom, and air conditioning or a heater. You'll be walking distance from Terlingua, Texas, also known as the Ghost Town, in case you need anything, but your stay will ultimately feel like a secluded desert mountain getaway. You'll also be able to see the most incredible views of the Chisos Mountains from your own private porch.
9. Boho Bungalow in Wine Country
For: Boho wannabes who long to live out their nomadic dreams
If you love bohemian aesthetics and dream of stepping away from our fast-paced, technological society, then this RV camper is for you. Decorated inside and outside with modern boho decor, this trailer also offers a private spa and two-tier deck where you can catch some hot air balloons floating around in the morning and angelic sunsets in the evening. There's a fire place both inside and outside, as well as Pygmy goats and cats wandering around the property. The Airbnb hosts also provide fresh eggs from the farm next door if you're planning on cooking a nice breakfast during your stay.
10. Hilltop Airstream Retreat
For: Those looking for a unique, urban Airstream stay
While most Airstreams boast vintage and retro vibes, this camper in Los Angeles, California prides itself on providing a different retreat. Presenting an urban, modern design, this rental is decorated to feel spacious and vibrant for a refreshing atmosphere. It's fully equipped with everything you'll need for the most comfortable and convenient stay including a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning and heat. The bedroom also has a comfy queen-sized bed for you to sink into after a long day of exploring the city.
11. Off-the-Grid Retro Airstream
For: Those looking to escape their own busy lives by retreating to a simple getaway
Go off-the-grid and into more simple times by escaping to this Airstream rental that sits on a farm. Located in Rogue River, Oregon, this camper sits on Pholia Farm, where you can learn how to milk a goat. Yes, you read that right. A goat.
The hosts also mentioned that you can take a goat with you while you hike around. But even if you want nothing to do with their adorable goats, there will are lounge chairs and a hammock for you to hang around on and a yoga mat for some movement. The Airbnb also has a solar and hydro power system, and its kitchen is stocked with oatmeal and toppings, pancake mix and syrup, pasta and sauce, oil and vinegar, and more.
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