When it comes to planning a summer vacation in ski country, the options are overwhelming and often pretty pricey. You can fork it over to one of our 38 Essential Hotels, rent a standard style ski home or even book an estate on Airbnb. Usually the biggest question though: where the hell do we go? Why not mix it up this year and road trip it to more than just one mountain town? The Denver-based Living Airstream offers nightly, weekly or monthly rentals of the timeless travel trailers.
Over the past two years, owner Bill Ward has crisscrossed the country in search of the vintage aluminum campers to fully restore for rental. He's amassed an inventory of over 20 Airstreams with models from as early as 1962 to as new as 2011. And if you don't have a car that can carry the weight, tow vehicle rental options include a Toyota Tacoma, Ford F350, Ford Excursion or Dodge Durango. Just please don't be seen carting a "silver bullet" through the Rockies on a Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne - both of which are also available.
Pricing is à la carte and depends on the year of the trailer and duration of the trip, but base rates begin at $195/day, $1050/week and $2,300/month. Living Airstream currently has rental offices in Colorado, California, Arizona and North Carolina - but will deliver "just about anywhere in the west." For an extra $50, they'll also stock your trailer with plates, glassware, pots, pans, linens and towels.
With a full summer festival schedule ahead, we're so ready to hit the open road.