Photos courtesy of The Shady Dell
The Shady Dell trailer court in Bisbee, Arizona, is a little slice of vintage heaven. It dates back to 1927 when it got its start as a rest stop for motorists toting their families, camping gear, and RVs along Highway 80 which runs between Georgia and California.
Now the Shady Dell is a seasonal getaway where you can rent and sleep in an eclectic variety of vintage accommodations from the ’40s and ’50s. This includes some well-known travel trailers like a 1950 Spartanette, a 1955 Airstream, a 1955 Kenskill, or a 1959 Boles Aero to name a few. They even have a dry-docked 1947 Chris Craft Yacht that has been carefully restored with vintage boating memorabilia and features a v-berth sleeping area that’s perfect for a romantic getaway for two.
The trailers are all decorated with mid-century items, adding to the sense that you’ve just been transported back to the good old days of cathode ray tubes, phonographs, and percolators.
All of the trailers have small refrigerators but if you are thinking of visiting, be aware that they do not have cooking facilities. However, there are a few outdoor community grills and fire pits (bring your own charcoal and firewood). Additionally, all trailers have climate control to help keep you comfortable during your stay.
Learn more about the Shady Dell or book your visit on their website.
Our No Compromise Clause: We carefully screen all contributors to make sure they are independent and impartial. We never have and never will accept advertorial, and we do not allow advertising to influence our product or destination reviews.