Retro trailers decked out with modern amenities, plus propane grills and cruiser bicycles; stay includes wine tasting for two
Hotel at a Glance: The Vintages Trailer Resort
Although the Vintages Trailer Resort overlooks stunning vineyards, the most interesting sight might be the lodgings themselves. The private trailers are pulled straight from the ’50s and ’60s, decked out with gleaming chrome or retro siding. But for all their old-school appeal, the trailers don’t sacrifice comfort—each is outfitted with comfortable hotel-quality bedding and a kitchenette.
- Experience wine country with an included tasting for two at Winter’s Hill Vineyards.
- Take a spin on the two included cruiser bicycles down the famed Pinot Lane.
- Backyard barbecue: Each trailer includes an outdoor patio area with a propane grill and furniture.
- Bring the pup: Four-legged friends can stay for a fee, and sites are next door to a dog park.
- Recent award: 2017 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
Willamette Valley, Oregon: Hillside Vineyards and Historical Exhibits
Taste the fruits of family-owned boutique wineries and metropolitan tasting rooms in Willamette Valley, a prolific wine-tasting region famous for its production of world-class pinot noirs culled from sloping hillside vineyards. Winter’s Hill Estate, a family-owned vineyard, produces pinots with sustainable practices. To sip artisan reds, head to historical downtown Carlton, where Scott Paul Wines hosts intimate tastings in a restored creamery built in 1915.
The Willamette Valley also contains several historical sites. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is home to more than 200 aircraft and exhibits. You’ll find the original Spruce Goose, built by Howard Hughes in the 1940s to be the largest plane ever constructed. The museum is also home to an educational water park and a six-story 3D IMAX theater. For more Willamette Valley history, visit Willamette Mission State Park, which marks the spot where Methodists established a missionary in the 1830s to convert Native Americans.