Once upon a time we were allowed out in public for activities other than essential grocery shopping or socially distant exercise. We are currently in the throes of a global pandemic, however, we’re still living in hope that one day – hopefully soon – we’ll be allowed back out into society for the sole purpose of fun.
Some of us are probably fantasizing about where we’ll go for a vacation. Personally, I’m dreaming about a sun-filled getaway. Although, a lot of us want something unique, and preferably with our friends. If you are craving something that involves beautiful California scenery, plenty of wine, and a great getaway, look no further than The Trailer Pond.
This place is a grouping of five vintage trailers located in the picturesque setting of the Alta Colina Winery in Paso Robles, California. This place provides you with a retreat to the quiet outdoors, while also having all the creature comforts not too far away.
The Trailer Pond shows off their accommodations on their Instagram page and, needless to say, they look pretty great.
All the trailers are restored trailers from the 1950s or ’60s. Each one includes a double bed that comfortably fits two people, as well as a mini kitchen. The only thing that the trailers lack is a bathroom. However, the property does have a shared bathroom and shower area for their guests to use.
Even though there are stoves in the trailers, you’re not allowed to cook inside them. The property also has a communal kitchen for guests to cook in, as well as a large farmhouse table for guests to dine al fresco.
All the trailers can be individually booked. The rates start off at $250 a night. Additionally, the trailers can be rented out as a group. If you opt for the basic weekend group rental of all the trailers, you’ll be set back $3000. But for that price, you’ll get the whole 130-acre winery, plus a group wine tasting.
There is also a different package that is more inclusive. For $600 per person, you can enjoy catered meals that are farm-to-table, as well as a happy hour. There is also the option for adding in activities, some of which can include a sunset movie or wine-blending classes. Additionally, if you have a group of more than 10 people, there is the option to bring in extra tents and trailers.
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There is no wifi at the Trailer Pond, so there won’t be a chance to upload your every move on sanctuary – it’s a true disconnection from the outside world. But the good news is there is plenty to keep you busy. And since the accommodation are all on the vineyards of Alta Colina, it’s safe to assume a wine tasting isn’t far away.
Besides these activities, they also offer yoga, massage services, grounds tours, or swimming and kayaking out on the pound. In the area of Paso Robles, there are more than 200 other wineries that can be explored as well – and some of them offer free tastings. If you absolutely want civilization, the downtown area is only 15 minutes away by car.
It should also be noted that The Trailer Pond is an adults-only vacation space, as no one who is under the age of 21 is allowed on the premises.
If the idea of camper vans and vineyards are getting you excited for the end of the pandemic, then you’ll be happy to know that there are other similar places, such as the Hotel Luna Mystica in New Mexico.
It is an RV and tent campground which also features 19 vintage trailer accommodations – all set to the stunning backdrop of the Mesa of Taos. The location also happens to be directly across from the Taos Mesa Brewery.
Besides these places, there is also the Junebug Retro Resort. This destination is located roughly 12 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. The Junebug Retro Resort has 10 vintage trailers, plus a bathhouse, all in close vicinity of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway.
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The Asheville Van Life Rally was held at the June Bug Retro Resort in Weaverville, North Carolina. The property was just beautifully landscaped and very well-managed, and offered a large variety of canned ham style (and larger) vintage travel trailers that you can rent. It was nice to see such a large nomadic crowd gathered here, along with plenty of day-pass spectators who came together to share ideas, van builds, dreams. This would be a cool place for a wedding or family reunion or friends get-together. ❤ #junebugresort #ashevillevanliferally2018 #northcarolina #vintage #vintagetrailers #cannedham #vanliving #vanlivingillustrated #festival #weddingvenue #northcarolinawedding #junebugretroresort
Plus, there is The Vintages Trailer Resort in the heart of the Oregon wine country that features 35 old-school trailers all set on 14-acres.
So, who is desperately waiting for a chance to get out and go to one of these trailers for some much-needed R & R?SKM: below-content placeholder