07 Nov For Your Next Vacation Try a Tiny House
So you saved up for that coveted vacation and you would love to get away to a nice warm place like the Bahama Islands or maybe take your chances and hope for 3 feet of fresh powder at your favorite ski resort out west. And then you’re reminded of having to get there and not too eager to find affordable accommodations and still enjoy your favorite leisure activities. Well before you decide to hang up your bathing suit or ski’s you might want to consider vacationing in a tiny home. You’ll be amazed at some of the ideal locations you can park yourself for one night or one week. And if you ever thought about owning one of these little gems, here’s your chance to try them out.
1. WeeCasa in Lyons, Colorado, gateway to the Rockies. Their slogan is “Live Wee, Live Free!” Boulder is only 18 miles down the road and the closest ski resort is Eldora another 18 miles west of Boulder. Choose from 22 different models (135 – 250 square feet) and rates start at $109 per night through February. Some have a bed on the main level plus a sleeping loft accessible by ladder or stairs. Others do not have lofts. They are licensed as recreational vehicles, which mean you shouldn’t have to pay real estate property tax on them, yet they are on wheels so you can move them in less than 45 minutes.
Don’t feel like you have to trek down to Boulder for outdoor fun. Lyons won Elevation Outdoors Magazine‘s 2016 Top Adventure Town poll for the small town category! If you do decide to ski Eldora, it has 680 acres of skiable terrain, the longest run is 3 miles and snowmaking coverage is 100% of groomed terrain, more than any other resort in Colorado.
2. Autocamp offers two beautiful locations; downtown Santa Barbara along the beautiful Central Coast of California just minutes from the beach and in Russian River just 90 minutes north of San Francisco California. Both locations offer you peaceful settings with access to scenic landscapes and boundless outdoor activities. If you ever wondered what it would be like to like to live in an Airstream RV well now is your chance. These modern-day versions are fully loaded so you won’t be roughing it at these campsites. They are fully appointed custom-made campers with high end modern finishes designed for your comfort.
AutoCamp Downtown Santa Barbara has a cool, hip beach like feel. So whether you prefer to relax in the campground or explore the town by bike or foot, your Airstream home base is bound to change your perception of roughing it RV style.
The Russian River campground allows you to “relax in custom-designed camping suites that include one-of-a-kind AutoCamp Airstreams, luxury canvas tents, and handcrafted Shelton Huts. Call to book pet-friendly Airstreams. Daily housekeeping service is available for an extra fee. AutoCamp at Russian River is just a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, California in the heart of the Sonoma Wine County.” Some cool things to do in the area include a walk to the Russian River for swimming, canoeing, or relaxing on the beach, exploring the great eateries and shops of funky downtown or navigate your way through the vineyards and Redwood Forests, or the short drive to the ocean.
3. Known for big time skiing in a country western atmosphere, winter is an exciting time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. So if you’re looking to find the perfect combination of rustic appeal and modern conveniences with the feel of luxury accommodations then check out the cabins at Fireside Resort. The Resort at Jackson Hole, Wyoming offers the beautiful landscape of the “Equality State” and all the comforts that a luxury tiny home can offer. The wood covered trailers range from $109 to $219 per night, starting at 200 square feet. The comfortable amenities include all that one can find in any boutique hotel, but with big views for those who want to be one with nature. Cabins even include a fireplace, full kitchen, Wi-Fi and even an outdoor fire pit. Quiet and secluded at night, daytime allows visitors to take advantage of cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and having all kinds of fun in the white fluffy stuff. Activities are offered that appeal to any outdoor adventure seeker, in any season. Jeep rentals ($75/day) and tours of Grand Teton National Park which boasts a variety of wildlife, clear lakes and gorgeous mountains. For an added treat, enjoy the Granite Hot springs, sure to melt away any residual tension from the big city life.
So whether it’s for a weekend or even longer, a tiny house vacation can be a great way to enjoy the great outdoors this Fall and Winter yet have the ambiance and convenience of most of the amenities you would find in your own home. Try one out for size!