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The Shady Dell

1 Douglas Road, Bisbee, Arizona 85603 USA

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“fully restored vintage aluminum travel trailers await you”

Nine lovely, fully restored vintage aluminum travel trailers await you at the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona. Whether it is the 33 foot Royal Mansion built in 1951 and restored with leopard carpet, martini glasses, Diner-style breakfast booth and phonograph with a collection of 78rpm records, or the 1947 Tiki Bus Polynesian Palace, complete with hand-carved outrigger bar and your own Tiki God, the Shady Dell’s individual trailers will surely send you back to a time when freedom was just another word for jumping in your aluminum house on wheels, finding the Rat Pack on the radio and navigating the open road in search of your own slice of the American Dream. Our sleek collection of vintage travel trailers are all perfectly restored to combine mid-century Americana kitsch with the comforts of home in a way that only the 1950s were capable of.  Each trailer, such as the 1949 Airstream, or the 1950 Spartan Manor, are available for an overnight stay. For once, experience the 1950s in full Technicolor. Interiors are the rich blonde woods or highly polished aluminum of the original and authentic décor. Outside each trailer is a grassy yard with lounge chairs so you can enjoy the beautiful evening weather of southern Arizona. In the various trailers, vintage radios play era-appropriate radio programs, televisions only broadcast in two colors, period books and magazines allow for even more mental time travel and big band, early rhythm and blues and original rock and roll are available for your listening entertainment. The trailers are also equipped with original kitchens, refrigerators and vintage electric percolators. Dishes and linens are also furnished. The Shady Dell’s long and epic journey began in 1927 as a place to provide trailer and camping spaces to weary travelers along the famous Highway 80, which stretched from Savannah, Georgia to San Diego, California.  Like its more famous brother Route 66, Highway 80 was a center of travel, exploration and family getaways in the early portions of the 20th century.  Today, the park is a nice mix of practicality and vintage fun-seeking.

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April 14, 2017

Of course it's adults only. These are antiques equipped with antique artifacts.

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Austin Coop

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July 24, 2014
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Talk about a roadside icon! The Shady Dell is well-known in the RV world, the vintage world, and beyond! Stay in everything from an Airstream to a Chris Craft boat! Truly some of the coolest and most iconic road lodging in America.

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April 29, 2015

Adults only. no thanks.

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Cheryl Keeffe

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April 16, 2015

We didn't stay there, but it sure is fun to see. The entire town of Bisbee is just quirky and wonderful as well.

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The Shady Dell

1 Douglas Road
Bisbee, Arizona
85603 USA

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