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Stay in a what?? Unique Campground Accommodations
As you plan your next camping trip, why not change things up a bit and find a totally different kind of place to stay? You’ll be amazed by the unique accommodations you can find at campgrounds across the country. Here are a few fun picks for you to consider.
Inhabit a Hobbit House
The author J.R.R. Tolkien once famously said, “Not all those who wander are lost,” and if you’re a fan of his work, you just may want to book a stay at the Hobbit House at The Treehouse Camp – Maple Tree Campground. You’ll enjoy wandering around on the campground’s 20 wooded acres that back up to the Appalachian Trail, and the house is everything you’d expect. It has a rounded door (of course), wildflowers sprouting from the roof, a thatch-covered porch decorated with solar fairy lights, a wood stove for heating and cooking, a mural of an enchanted forest and a hand-made harvest table.
Camp in a Covered Wagon
Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever wondered what life was like for America’s settlers who traveled out west in covered wagons? Now you can experience a bit of that lifestyle yourself. Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in Santa Barbara rents a covered wagon that sleeps four on cots. It even has a fire pit and BBQ area so you can cook outdoors just like those early settlers did.
Try a Teepee
The term teepee (or tipi) comes from the Lakota word for “dwelling,” and your kids will love dwelling in one of these traditional conical structures. Vacation Station RV Resort’s teepee is built on a wood deck and is equipped with one queen bed, two twin beds, a table with benches and a dresser. There’s also a fire ring to provide the ideal spot for telling tales around the campfire.
Catch a Caboose
If you’re a railroad buff, what could be more fun than staying in a caboose? Heavenly Acres Campground’s renovated cabooses come in two sizes. One of these repurposed train cars sleeps four and the other sleeps two, and they each come with a fully-equipped kitchen and bath. Be sure to book early because the availability of these fun accommodations is limited!
Aspire to an Airstream
For a truly vintage experience, try camping in an Airstream, one of those iconic rounded trailers made of polished aluminum. The heated and air-conditioned model available for rent at the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA sleeps up to four and includes a partial kitchen with dinette, full bath with shower, TV, patio with patio furniture and a fire ring and gas BBQ.
Delight in a Double Decker
Double Decker buses aren’t just for sightseeing — at Lake-In-Wood Resort, they’re for camping, too! The campground’s big green bus sleeps two adults and two kids and includes air-conditioned sleeping quarters on the second floor, a sitting area with table, small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and TV. There’s even a chandelier! The outside area includes a gas grill, covered dining area, picnic table and fire ring.
Yearn for a Yurt
Pine Mountain, GA
Yurts, which are circular tents supported by a latticework structure, date back thousands of years when they were used by nomads as they crossed the steppes of Central Asia. Today, they are decidedly more comfortable, and the climate-controlled yurts available for rent at Pine Mountain RV Resort’s “Yurt Village” include many comforts of home, like wood floors, windows, comfortable beds with fresh linens, and even a skylight. The yurts come in 16′, 20′ and 24′ sizes which sleep four, six and eight or more guests respectively, and each yurt has a deck, picnic table and fire ring.