Bisbee RV Park A 'Quirky' Place to Stay

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April 2, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Vintage RVs in the Shady Dell RV Park, Bisbee, Ariz.

The Shady Dell RV Park in Bisbee, Ariz., made the Top 10 List of Quirky Places to Stay, according to a survey by

The website said this of Shady Dell: "The Shady Dell RV Park in Bisbee has nine vintage travel trailers outfitted to look like an authentic '50s diner. With records spinning on the turn table and lawn flamingos out the door, this property turns back the clock."

According to the RV park's website:

Nine lovely, fully restored vintage aluminum travel trailers await you at the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona. Whether it is the 33-foot Royal Mansion built in 1951 and restored with leopard carpet, martini glasses, Diner-style breakfast booth and phonograph with a collection of 78 rpm records, or the 1947 Tiki Bus Polynesian Palace, complete with hand-carved outrigger bar and your own Tiki God, the Shady Dell’s individual trailers will surely send you back to a time when freedom was just another word for jumping in your aluminum house on wheels, finding the Rat Pack on the radio and navigating the open road in search of your own slice of the American Dream.

Our sleek collection of vintage travel trailers are all perfectly restored to combine mid-century Americana kitsch with the comforts of home in a way that only the 1950s were capable of. Each trailer, such as the 1949 Airstream, or the 1950 Spartan Manor, are available for overnight or weekly rental.

The complete list follows:

  1. McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Ore. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $104.
  2. Forget-Me-Not Lodge and the Aurora Express, Fairbanks, Alaska – Avg. Nightly Rate: $117.
  3. Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho – Avg. Nightly Rate: $88.
  4. Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, N.M. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $240.
  5. Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos, Los Alamos, Calif. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $293.
  6. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, Ark. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $87.
  7. Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, Ariz. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $51.
  8. Adobe Grand Villas, Sedona, Ariz. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $512.
  9. Shady Dell RV Park, Bisbee, Ariz. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $92.
  10. Winvian, Morris, Conn. – Avg. Nightly Rate: $1,700.
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