As the tourism landscape was turned upside down in the last year, travel lovers sought more secluded, off-the-grid vacations to literally get out of the close quarters of home and explore the world around them, if even just the world nearby.
There is never a better time to explore the wonders of destinations not-too-far from home in an Airstream.
According to the Washington Post, Airstream retail dealerships saw a 22-percent growth in sales in 2020, with the demand still rising, and it’s easy to see why. Nicknamed the “Silver Bullet,” these sleek travel trailers provide an ideal modern glamping experience that served as the perfect respite over the past year as the world adjusted to social distancing and travel plan changes.
Due to the high demand for this unique type of travel, there is an abundance of Airstream vacation rental options available, featuring either vintage, restored trailers or new, with all the present-day conveniences. When you want more secluded travel plans, here are our favorite US Airstream glamping rentals.
AIRSTREAM & TIPI NEAR ASPEN AT TEN PEAKS RANCH | Carbondale, Colorado
This Airstream & Tipi near Aspen at Ten Peaks Ranch offers a truly unique glamping experience in the Rockies with a beautiful view of Mount Sopris. Guests can choose to spend their time lounging in the sleek and modern 2018 Airstream, enjoying the mountain air from inside of the tipi or simply lounging on the deck and gazing up at the stars. Due to the high altitude of this vacation rental, it provides a stunning view of stars and the Milky Way galaxy. Bring your telescope!
This Airstream is just a short drive from hiking, fishing and shopping, providing both the best of nature and modern convenience in one unique location for an unforgettable trip. We recommend hiking at Devils Punch Bowl Waterfall, a 2.2-mile hike with stunning waterfall views. Fishing is available in the Roaring Fork Valley, and if you are new to the sport, anglers are available. When it’s time to eat, you can dine at Village Smithy Restaurant, an award-winning restaurant that opened in Carbondale in 1975, or Allegria, a favorite Italian–European restaurant.
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AIRSTREAM DREAMING | Flagstaff, Arizona
Awake to stunning views of the sunrise between Mount Elden and the San Francisco Peaks when you stay in the 25-foot Airstream Dreaming. A quiet getaway, this renovated 1968 Airstream is located just outside of the historic downtown Flagstaff and is only 40 miles north of the iconic red rocks of Sedona. The property offers all the charms of farm living, surrounded by a small group of farm animals as well as beautiful wildflowers.
Grand Canyon Railway
With many options for nearby hiking in the spring and snow sports in the winter, this Airstream is the ultimate nature lover’s getaway. We suggest the Old Caves Crater trail that leads to the base of an extinct cinder cone volcano. Winter sport rentals are available at Ski Haus Flagstaff. Plus, it’s just an hour and a half away from the scenic Grand Canyon, and you can get there by the Grand Canyon Railway.
There is an abundance of Airstream vacation rental options available, featuring either vintage, restored trailers or new, with all the present-day conveniences.
WANDERLUST AIRSTREAM | Joshua Tree, California
View incredible desert scenery near Joshua Tree National Park when you stay at Wanderlust Airstream. Close to scenic hikes in the California desert, this Airstream puts you in the center of nature. The rental owner says you may even see “rabbits hopping around the yard, coyotes howling at night.”
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Desert views and wildlife aren’t the only amenities at Wanderlust Airstream. The large wooden decks and Jacuzzi provide the perfect spot for stargazing, and there is a cowboy tub for soaking on hot days. Fire up the grill or roast marshmallows over the firepit just steps away. The nearest restaurant, Country Kitchen, is less than 10 minutes away. At the end of an adventurous day, cozy up in the Airstream’s luxurious, modern interior and enjoy a board game. By day, you can hike the Oasis of Mara Trail, the only trail in Joshua Tree that allows pets.
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VINTAGE ’71 AIRSTREAM | Bradenton, Florida
A self-proclaimed tiny home, this Vintage ’71 Airstream parked underneath an oak canopy is equipped with several windows so you can enjoy the fresh Palma Sola beach air while you relax. If the beach isn’t your thing, this Empress Airstream has an outdoor hangout space with a firepit and heated, salt-water pool and spa.
The Airstream’s California-king bed makes a comfortable and luxurious spot to rest after a long day at the nearby beach or in the pool. The quaintly appointed space also has a kitchenette complete with all the amenities you could need, plus design touches like a plant wall and deluxe light fixtures. If you get the itch to dine out, head to Anna Maria Island and check out The Sandbar or The Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar.