10 Most Stylish Airstream Hotels in California

*Photo via Caravan Outpost

They are the epitome of retro travel. The Airstreams have been charming travelers since the late 30s when they first rolled onto American roads. Airstream hotels in California

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specially in California, the “silver bullet” has found its cult following. Even if today we don’t see them as often cruising around, they evoke the nostalgic feeling of the 50s Golden Era of Travel when camping was done in style. And while you probably won’t splurge on this traveling hotel room, it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy it for a weekend. Airstream hotels are popping up around the state, and the ones lucky enough to had their grandma inherit them one have converted the Airstreams into stylish Airbnbs. We went sourcing the web and found some true design gems so you can too, camp in style. Scroll down and see our favorite airstream hotels in California. Airstream hotels in California

 

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AUTOCAMP, Guerneville

With already two location in CA ( Santa Barbara + Russian River), Autocamp is an upscale camping experience. The last year opened Autocamp in Russian River was designed by Bay Area’s uber-talented designer, Lauren Geremia. There is no shortage of luxury in these trailers. Flat TVs, plush queen-size beds, and soft bathrobes are just some of amenities Autocamp offers. This place has us dreaming of waking up under the Redwoods to breezy summer air and long mild nights around fire pits, roasting marshmallows.

Things to do around…

EAT
• Boon eat + drink – best for brunch
Big Bottom Market – quick snacks, salad, provisions and best buttery-soft biscuits.
Seaside Metal – Dinner spot with delicious seafood and oysters.

DO
•  Float, sunbath and swim on the Russian River.
•  Kayak the Russian River. Best kayak rental: Burke’s Canoe rental in Forestville.
•  Hike Armstrong Redwoods.

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CARAVAN OUTPOST, Ojai

Set near the town center, Caravan Outpost in an oasis in Ojai. Arranged in a circle around a large patio and shadowed by tall palms, the eleven Airstreams are all remodeled and equipped with newest conveniences. The interior is a mix of modern elements paired with retro details and few bohemian touches. When the weather plays along the Caravan Outpost organizes movie nights under the sky, pop-up dinners, and small concerts.

Things to do around…

EAT
•  Knead Baking Company – set in an old gas station, this is the best spot for breakfast and pastries. And great coffee.
•  Hip Vegan – huge, delicious salad bowls.
•  Boccalis’s Pizza & Pasta – old school, traditional Italian with mouthwatering pizza. Get yours to-go and enjoy it in at your trailer. Don’t forget the the bottle of wine.

DO
•  Meditation Mountain – don’t miss this calm, serene spot in the mountains.
•  Hike the Shelf Road – best hike in Ojai overlooking the orange groves.
•  Bike the Ojai path with your complimentary bikes.

 

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SLEEP & HIKE, Pescadero

In Pescadero, between Half Moon Bay and Monterey, lays this charming Airbnb trailer. Ideally located to explore the beaches and hiking trails around. Pescadero on its own is a small culinary destination you shouldn’t miss. With the world famous artichoke bread, the award-winning goat cheese and a delicious bowl of cioppino, you will never be hungry in this mini town. Nicole, the designer behind the trailer, put a lot of love into the details. Cozy up on foggy coast days or go for a ride with the complimentary bikes.

Things to do around…

EAT
Duarte’s Tavern – one of the best cioppinos along the coast.
Downtown Local – get your morning cup of freshly brewed coffee.
• Artichoke bread from Arcangeli Grocery. Please, don’t miss this one.

DO
•  Visit Harley Goat Farms and stock on this award-winning cheese. And yes, feed the goats. Check if they have pop-up dinners happening while you are there. They are set in their beautiful, rustic attic.
•  Grab a warm loaf of the artichoke bread, lavender goat cheese from Harley Goat Farms, a blanket and drive to the beach for a sunset picnic.
•  Make a stop at the Pie Ranch for yummy pie.
•  Visit the Point Pigeon Lighthouse.

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THE HUDSON AT LAZY SKY, Yucca Valley

Set on 10 acres of pristine land in Yucca Valley, the Hudson is part of the Lazy Sky Boutique Retreat. Keeping it in style of the surrounding the camper features reclaimed wood walls, Hudson Bay blankets and a small graveled patio for star gazing. If you are not able to reserve the camper, check out their tipis and glamping tents.

Things to do around…

EAT
Pappy & Harriet’s – this Pioneertown institution serves some amazing burgers and has regular music acts.
Frontier Cafe – Cozy up in this Westen-style cafe. It’s best for open-faced sandwiches, salads and coffee.

DO
Sky Village Outdoor Marketplace – find treasures at this unique flea market. Sat 6 am – 2 pm, Sun 7 am – 2 pm
High Desert Test Sites – contemporary art installations created by different artist. A must stop for every art fan.

 

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THE LAND YACHT, Joshua Tree

Go all remote in the middle of Joshua Tree Park with the Land Yacht. If you are looking to escape the world for day or two, look no further. A distinctive feature of the this Airbnb is the nice sized above ground pool. Imagine on hot afternoons plunging around and watching the sky change all shades pastel pink. Do we need to say more?

Things to do around…

EAT
Pie for the People – New York-style pizza in the middle of the desert. Traditional methods mixed with California’s produce freshness. Don’t feel like going out? Get it delivered to your trailer!
Natural Sister’s Kitchen – Cool off from the desert heat with fresh smoothies.

DO
Integratron – enjoy a sound bath at this iconic spot in the desert.
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum – The one-of-a-kind outdoor art museum founded by Noah Purifoy.

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TEMECULA WINE COUNTRY RETREAT, Temecula

Wine tasting and camping in style? Yes, please. Overlooking the up and coming wine region, Temecula Valley, this caravan is a dream come true for everyone who loves wine but also prefers a bit rustic lodging experience. Surrounded by palms and with its own deck, this is your home base for a fun weekend.

Things to do around…

EAT
Mad Madeline’s Grill –  Stop for burgers, fries and shakes at this old-school spot.
Public House – Rustic farm-to-table menu and a variety of beer on tap.

DO
• Explore the Old Town with it’s Wild West vibe.
• Do a hot air balloon ride over the Temecula Valley.
• Don’t forget the wine tasting!

 

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RED ROCKET, Joshua Tree

UFOs, rockets, and desert somehow fit together. So it’s no wonder that the host of the Red Rocket themed his camper accordingly. Glow in the dark space bedding, retro furniture, bold red exterior paint, and stack awning window are only a few of the quirky details in this 38 ft trailer. Book it and be transported to the 50s golden age of travel and UFO mania.
Top of the Hill, Topanga

Things to do around…

EAT
Country Kitchen – No frills spot with a good, hearty menu.
Joshua Tree Coffee Company – the place to stop for a relaxing cup of coffee.

DO
The End Vintage Store – shop beautifully curated vintage pieces. From clothes to records.
Cactus Mart – get some plant souvenirs for your home.

*image via Airbnb

TOP OF THE HILL, Topanga

“Beauty. Simplicity. Nature.” That’s how Lydia, the host of this Airbnb, describes her retreat Airstream in the hills of Topanga. Decorated in a laid-back style, this camper is for everyone who loves that bohemian touch with California coolness. The patio, with its fire pit and outdoor daybed, invites you to relax, meditate and just rejuvenate all weekend long.

Things to do around…

EAT
Cafe Mimoza – French-inspired cafe with delicious quiches and pastries.
Inn of The Seventh Ray – String lights, fountains, flowers and whooshing creek make this spot perfect for a romantic dinner.

DO
Tuna Canyon Hike – Enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific on this hike and finish in a stone labyrinth.
Red Rock Canyon – Wander and admire the red sandrock formations.

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS LUXURY, Los Angeles

Staying in the Hollywood Hills usually requires you to be a celebrity or to know a celebrity who will let you stay overnight in their multi-million dollar mansions. Since that is probably not an option, we suggest you check out this deluxe rental. Overlooking LA’s downtown, Santa Monica Mountains, and the Hollywood sign, this mobile home is all you need to be a bit closer to the stars (literally). At an elevation of 1,400 feet, Thomas’s trailer is perfect for sunny breakfasts or cozy nights on the deck, above the city. The interior has been newly remodeled and has you covered with everything you need for a pleasant stay.

Things to do around…

EAT
Pace – Delicious, classic pasta dishes, salads and much more. get the food delivered to your trailer and you will have a dinner with a priceless view.
• Make a stroll on the close  by Santa Monica Boulevard there are plenty of food options.

DO
• The area around the trailer is dotted with architectural gems and famous people homes. Make a stroll.

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MALIBU DREAM, Malibu

Last but not least, the star under the Airstreams Airbnbs. The Malibu Dream is truly a design-savvy camper’s dream come true. All new remodeled, design kitchen, glass-wall, deck with floor cushions and infinite views overlooking Malibu make this spot picture-perfect. In fact, it’s so perfect, that Vogue chose the Malibu Dream for their Karlie & Taylor road trip photo shoot. We think this is all convincing you need.

Things to do around…

EAT
Neptune’s Net – Sit at the picnic tables, gaze at the ocean and indulge in the catch of the day and refreshing beer.

DO
• Make a morning hike around the property.
• Stock up on provisions on your way here, whip up your own dinner and just enjoy this this prime location.

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