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Slip away for a stay at these luxurious Airstream parks

Portlanders can take a short trip to wine country or a farther getaway on the Oregon Coast.

Plastic lawn flamingoes stand guard in front of a shiny Airstream trailer, which has a yellow bike in front. The sun is setting off to the right of the frame, casting a warm golden glow over everything.

Airstream is the only trailer company out of 400+ to survive the Great Depression and World War II.

In their heyday, Airstreams were the epitome of traveling in style — shiny and sleek, comfortable and towable. Founder Wally Byam first got the wheels turning for the timeless trailers in 1929 when his wife Marion expressed her exasperation for tent camping.

He began experimenting with toppers for a Model T chassis, starting with canvas before opting for metal, and decided it was “a pretty good business to get into.” Wally was right, and like his last name, people started to buy ‘em.

Whether you have a taste for nostalgia or simply don’t have a vehicle with a hitch, here are a couple places to live out your Airstream daydream.

The Vintages Trailer Resort

Just 40 miles outside of Portland in the heart of wine country you’ll find 36 fully restored and custom fabricated trailers, complete with outdoor grills and amenities like bathtubs and flat screen TVs. The little makeshift neighborhood also offers its guests a general store with provisions, a pool and clubhouse, a 21+ only fire pit area, and outdoor movies during the summer.

Hart’s Camp

Disconnect and decompress just steps from Cape Kiwanda, one of the Oregon Coast’s most picturesque spots. Here, each Airstream is enclosed in its own small, fenced yard and some are even pet-friendly. European-style bikes come with your booking, allowing you to cruise the beach, nearby brewery, and the rest of Pacific City (about a two-hour drive from Portland).

Bay Point Landing

This longer journey — around four hours — pays off in a big way when you check into this Coos Bay lodging. The modern, waterfront camp resort has plenty of room to stretch out, but if you need to hit the trails, Sunset Bay, Shore Acres, and Cape Arago state parks are all just down the road. When you get back, refuel at the onsite food truck.

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