If you own a vintage trailer or just want the glamorous experience of staying in one, here’s a great summer destination for your next RV road trip: Chillville.
This uber-cool, glamping RV park for Airstream and vintage trailer aficionados is located in the heart of Eastern Washington state’s best wine making region. Perched on the outskirts of quaint Walla Walla, a friendly little college town with a laid-back attitude, Chillville is riding the wave of this growing mecca of top notch wine, arts and food.
Chillville started making headlines last year, when a duo of globetrotting entrepreneurial Washington women placed a cluster of refurbished, glamorous vintage guest trailers on a plot of land near the tiny municipal airport. Taking advantage of a great location adjacent to hand-crafted wine and beer making and just five-minutes to downtown Wallla Walla, Chillville set out to bring a glamorous camping experience to visitors.
After a couple of months of being in business, the the owners quickly discovered that while customers would stop to admire the carefully-selected, glamorous RVs of yesteryear, they wouldn’t want to spend money staying in them. As a result the Chillville owners have since adjusted their accommodation choices to include modern trailers.
Guests without trailers can book a stay in an all-new Airstream, like the cute little 2015 16′ Airstream Bambi trailer. Or, visitors can go Hollywood in the park’s most recent acquisition, a 34 foot, 1983 Airstream Excella that was used as a set trailer for the classic David Lynch TV show, Twin Peaks.
If you happen to be a vintage trailer fan yourself and you own one of these beauties, you can camp at one of Chillville’s dry camping spots for $50 a night. To sync with the ambiance of Chillville, all guests who bring their RV to the property must have a vintage RV of their own.
Ready to Go Workglamping?
The Walla Walla region has a fast-growing reputation for gourmet food and wine tasting. But with few RV camping amenities this close to the main attractions, demand is growing for Chillville accommodations. As a result, the park is in search of workamping camp hosts between April and October. Camp hosts will help out with basic groundskeeping duties like:
- checking and changing propane tanks
- garbage management
- maintaining cleanliness of common areas
- maintaining cleanliness of outdoor areas around campers.
In exchange for 8 to 10 hours a week for a minimum of six weeks, camp hosts get 30-amp water and electric site with laundry and use of the RV dump. All camp hosts must have their own vintage trailer accommodations.
Visit the Chillville website for more information.