Quirky Caravan Stays
Caravans can be the perfect home away from home. Frequently full of character, caravans can blend vintage design with contemporary comforts, whether that be a memorable stay in the city centre or out of the hustle and bustle and surrounded by nature, caravan stays are on the rise.
According to Visit England, last year a total of 11.9million UK caravan trips were taken, representing an annual increase of 2.5 percent. More than an astounding 10.2 million of Britons now use caravans, motorhomes or camping as accommodation!
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has delved into its 1.3 million properties to present six quirky caravan homes in the UK and abroad that offer something a little different from your usual holiday.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoy a quirky stay in Bristol at the Brooks Guesthouse Bristol which offers guests the chance to stay in a Caravan in the back garden, right in the heart of Bristol’s Old Town. Graffiti styled walls, covered in eye popping colours transport you back to the swinging 70’s. The caravan also boasts free WIFI and luxurious beds and with St Nicholas’ Market a stone’s throw away, you can take advantage of the exotic food stalls and local handicrafts that the city has to offer
Les Sorinières, France
Time travel back to the 70s with this original American Airstream caravan, fitted out in true retro style. Nestled in a pretty flowered garden, the Caravane Airstream Américaine 1976 is a hippie hideaway with vintage décor such as vinyl records and funky bedsheets. Free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette and TV with DVD player ensure you don’t feel too isolated from the modern world, and the outside seating area is ideal for topping up your tan.
Dayton, Oregon, USA
Located between Dundee and McMinnville, in the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, The Vintages Trailer Resort offers fully equipped vintage caravans overlooking the vineyards. Guest can relax by the pool, take one of the bikes to explore the surrounding area, or just sip a glass of fine wine watching the stars from their private caravan patio.
Set in a former warehouse, BaseCamp Bonn certainly scores high on the originality scale, with its collection of themed caravans, VW minibuses, American Airstreams and night sleeper carriages. Experience the fun of camping in a trailer park with a location just under 5 km from Bonn city centre. The hostel also provides backpackers with an on-site snack shop, sports facilities and tours of the surrounding area.
Cape Town, South Africa
Staying at a roof-top caravan in the centre of a busy capital can be a lifetime experience on its own. The Grand Daddy features individually designed caravans in the centre of Cape Town, just a 15-minute walk from the V&A Waterfront. These extraordinary Airstreams are uniquely decorated to inspire their guests and offer them the opportunity to experience the culture of different parts of South Africa.
Retro-style caravans and cabins await you within an indoor camping site, inside two old factory halls in Berlin's trendy Kreuzkölln district. Hüttenpalast offers a unique range of accommodations, as well as inviting garden areas with outdoor seating to relax in during the summer.
Situated in quaint surroundings at the island of Texel, Camp Silver Island HideAway offers modern design accommodation, set in futuristic caravans. Guests can enjoy their breakfast prepared with organic products from the region, or relax at the Dome tent, set up as a lounge area open until late in the evening.
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