Glamping In That 70’s Camper
It’s been over a year since I’ve had anything close to some of semblance of a vacation. So, as I was about to reach my breaking point at work one afternoon, I decided to check out Air BnB for something close to home, at the mountains or beach, for a quick weekend getaway.
I found this little gem – a refurbished 1973 camper, nestled on a farm and located in…Winston-Salem!! I instantly fell in love with the place and booked it immediately. I was born in 1973 and love all the nostalgia from that first decade of my life.
The camper is so charming and brought back memories of camping with my family as a child. The decor was carefully thought out and it literally felt like I had traveled back in time. From the curtains to the appliances, everything was original or replicated from that decade.
It sits on a farm which is located on the outskirts of town off 158 – just outside of Walkertown. Urban sprawl has changed some things over the years so you’ll hear traffic and occasionally the neighbor down the street that wants to share his music with everyone. Both of those were minor annoyances, if you even want to call them that. Overall, it was a peaceful and very enjoyable experience!
There’s plenty of wildlife- a bunny came by in the late evening and early morning, lots of birds, and other animals I heard rustling in the woods but never saw. I imagine if I had stayed longer I would’ve seen more.
The only thing this camper didn’t have was a shower. For that reason, I probably wouldn’t stay here longer than a weekend since I prefer being able to bathe everyday, but I can manage for a day or two with body wipes. The toilet is a dry flush toilet… I’m still in awe as to how that thing works. I’ll Google that later, lol!
One thing to keep in mind is this is a 1973 camper. By that, I mean it sleeps like a 1973 camper 😂 I slept on the couch/bed which was a little “sturdy” – I think next time I’ll fold the dining table down and sleep on the cushions. If you have small kids it probably wouldn’t phase them to sleep on the platform bed.
Although it was in the 90’s during afternoon and the 70’s overnight, it was surprisingly comfortable with the windows open and the fan running. The a/c is nice to have but it’s loud in the small space and to be honest, I wanted to enjoy the sounds of nature.
This will now be one of my go-to spots when I need to getaway for a couple days. To learn more or to book your stay, visit https://abnb.me/KXjfGdQir8