A place you auto visit: Santa Barbara Auto Camp

What is there not to love about an Airstream trailer? Resembling a giant metal Twinkie, the shining aerodynamic RV’s look almost exactly as they did when the company began producing them back in the 1930s. Classic icons of Americana, the reflective metal exteriors bring a nostalgic tear to the eyes of even the hardest of road warriors. Wonderful in their own right, a good Airstream parked in a beautiful location is the epitome of the traveler’s dream. This is why this little wanderer would love to take a road trip to the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, a hotel made up of four vintage renovated Airstreams located just a short walk from State Street in gorgeous downtown SB.

Named after the Channel Islands, the four Airstreams were renovated by Matthew Hofmann of Hofmann Architecture. Each suite features a full bathroom, kitchen , sleeping area, flat screen TVs, Internet, outdoor grill, and two beach cruisers to explore the surrounding area. Sustainable wood flooring, VOC-free finishes, recycled glass tiles, and efficient lighting give the Santa Rosa, San Miguel, Anacapa, and Santa Cruz trailers eco-friendly marks.

The crown jewel of the trailers may be the Santa Rosa, a 1973 Sovereign that boasts Brazilian koa wood floors, a queen sized pillow-top mattress with 1,000 thread count sheets and down pillows, claw foot bathtub and shower, and recycled glass tile. On par with a luxury hotel room, the Santa Rosa is truly a unique accommodation.

 

 

 

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