The Vintages Trailer Resort is a little over a three-hour drive from Seattle, but once I arrived, I felt like I’d traveled farther. A lot farther. As in, back in time. Located in Oregon Wine Country, each guest at this groovy resort gets the keys to their own retro trailer.
The exteriors range from fun and colorful to brightly polished silver aluminum, but the interiors are the real star. Guests can choose between trailers that have been lovingly restored to all their vintage glory or trailers that have been gutted and modernized with upscale touches like hardwood floors and granite countertops. All have premium mattresses and the kind of luxury bedding that makes it hard to pull yourself out of bed in the morning. Add in private patios, barbecues, bicycles, a seasonal swimming pool and an outdoor fire pit, and you’ve got yourself the makings for a perfect Northwest getaway.
I stayed in the 1956 Spartan Royal Mansion, one of the newest trailers at the resort. It had a gleaming metal exterior but once I stepped inside, I almost forgot I was in a trailer. There were hardwood floors throughout, a king-sized bed in the bedroom, and a daybed for lounging in the living room. There was a full-size shower in the bathroom and even an outdoor soaking tub surrounded by a privacy fence just outside the back door. I was also pleased to find all the fixings for my morning cup of coffee and a high-speed internet connection so I could do a little bit of work before I stepped out to explore the area the next day.
Did I mention this is wine country? Guests of the resort receive a complimentary passport good for free or discounted tastings at local wineries (there were so many free options I didn’t pay for a single tasting). Other can’t miss highlights nearby include the fascinating Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, whose mouthwatering menu revolves around locally-foraged wild mushrooms, truffles, and of, course, Oregon wine. It was easily one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had and months later, I still find myself thinking about the delicious aroma of their mushroom tart.
I stayed two nights at The Vintages Trailer Resort but wished I could have stayed longer. I’m already counting the days till my next stay! *Note: My stay was last year, before the pandemic. While the resort is still open right now, make sure to call ahead and check for COVID procedures for both the resort, and any neighboring activites you may be interested in while visiting.
The Vintages Trailer Resort is located at 16205 SE Kreder Road in Dayton, OR. While the products, services, and/or accommodations in this post were provided without charge, all of the opinions within are those of the author and the Seattle Re?ned editorial board.