Credit: Anna Delores Photography / The Trailer Pond
Credit: Anna Delores Photography / The Trailer Pond

7 SoCal Retreats Where You Can Sleep in a Vintage Trailer

Take Camping to the Next Level in These Retro Airstreams and Trailers

Got camping on your mind this summer? Forget the hard-to-build tents and opt for staying in a vintage trailer with epic surroundings. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors in the trendiest of accommodations. From majestic mountain views to quaint and cozy cottage-style options, make it a weekend to remember at these seven adventurous spots in SoCal.  Airstream Camping

 

1 | Malibu Dream Trailer

If you’re dreaming of ocean views perched upon a hillside in Malibu, look no further than the Malibu Dream Trailer. Disconnect for a few days and surround yourself with the beauty of the 90210! This vintage trailer (available to book through Airbnb) is ultra-cozy and has retro styling that’ll take you back to a simpler time. This medium-sized studio space includes a king bed that overlooks the Pacific Ocean—it really is the most spectacular view around. 

Location: Malibu 

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2 | AutoCamp

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Headed to the high-desert for a couple of days? Opt for AutoCamp’s Joshua Tree location for an authentic, desert-dwelling experience like no other. Whether you hike to the Wonderland of Rocks or have a cocktail at the poolside bar, you’ll get a bit of everything here. The indoor-outdoor design allows for views of the desert landscape by day and endless stars by night. Extra points for environmentally conscious water usage!

Location: Joshua Tree

 

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3 | The Trailer Pond

Feeling groovy? Find your dream ‘60s-inspired trailer lakeside in Paso Robles. From forest green teapots to aqua refrigerators, the trailers’ interiors will send you back in time. The Trailer Pond is located on a vineyard, so take advantage of the opportunity to taste award-winning wines from the local Alta Colina winery. Only two people are allowed in each trailer, which is perfect for couples—but you can also rent out the entire space for bigger events like a bachelorette party!

Location: Paso Robles

4 | Caravan Outpost

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Caravan Outpost has 10 exclusive Airstreams in a small community in downtown Ojai. The space transports guests to a garden oasis and offers authentic amenities like nearby shopping, complimentary coffee and free bikes to ride. With four different accommodation options (including a tiny house!), couples, furry friends and your adventurous group of pals will all fall in love with Caravan Outpost. 

Location: Ojai

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5 | Hicksville Trailer Palace

Unlike any RV park, the grounds of Hicksville Trailer Palace boast multiple trailers with varying themes and decor. From a French glamping trailer to a freakshow-themed carnival train car filled with oddities from days gone by, you’ll be transported to a different world no matter which you choose. With full kitchens, a pool and a ball pit, you’ll have the time of your life at this one-of-a-kind “trailer park.”

Location: Joshua Tree 

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6 | Kate’s Lazy Desert

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Not interested in life in the fast lane? Take a leisurely trip to Kate’s Lazy Desert to discover a lackadaisical lifestyle. Each Airstream is styled with many bright colors and allows you to relax and enjoy the desertscape in all its natural glory. Getting hungry? Then head to Kimi Grill for sushi or see live entertainment while feasting at Pappy and Harriet’s. There are two to a trailer, which makes for a perfect yet unique romantic getaway. 

Location: Landers

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7 | The Holidays

 

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Families might not think of trailers for beach camping, but with The Holidays’ community-centered space, this will definitely change their mind. These pastel-colored, retro-style trailers are 350 steps off the sand at San Clemente State Beach and offer accommodations for up to five people. Trailers face one another with a picnic table in the middle for the perfect beachy BBQ.

Location: San Clemente

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