Monday, Jul. 13, 2009


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Your pad at the Shady Dell has two important features that a standard hotel room doesn't: wheels. The ultra-cool trailer park in Bisbee has nine vintage Airstreams, Spartanettes and other relics from the 1940s and 1950s available for rent. Most sleep two and are outfitted with midcentury furniture, appliances, reading material and 78-r.p.m. records. The 33-ft., aluminum Royal Mansion RV is tricked out with leopard-print carpet and a bada-bing martini set, but fans of true kitsch can spend the night in the Tiki Bus, a 1947 Airporter complete with its own palm-leaf bar. The only thing missing is the open road. Rates: from $50 to $145 per night