The Vintages, a boutique RV resort with classic travel trailers, opened in 2014. Renovated trailers come equipped with functional kitchens, propane grills and, yes, air-conditioning. There’s also a pool and hot tub on the property, outdoor lawn games to play and cruiser bikes. The best part may be the location: There are twenty wineries within a five-mile radius. Therese Straight, the property manager at The Vintages, gave us an inside look at this unique lodging destination.
Where did you get the idea for The Vintages?
The initial idea for The Vintages was born when the team realized the Yamhill region of the Willamette Valley was lacking in lodging options, especially those that are truly unique and memorable. Since our team already managed the adjacent RV park property—and we recognized many Oregonians love everything vintage—we thought, why not marry the two and offer some sweet vintage trailers as rentals, but with some key modern luxuries.
Who did the renovations on the trailers?
After some extensive research on trailer restoration, it was clear that we needed to team up with trailer experts, specifically Flyte Camp out of Bend, Oregon. Our idea immediately clicked with them and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them on our team. Their hit show “Flippin’ RVs” has featured many of our trailers and helped to spread the word about what we’re doing.
How did you find all the trailers?
The vintage trailers have been completely renovated and modernized and date from the 1940s to the 1970s. The property’s new trailers were custom fabrication, designed to maintain the vintage aesthetic. Flyte Camp is continuously scouting for trailer candidates that would stand out in our collection.
What kind of activities will guests find around the area?
Winetasting would be a must-do activity. Sokol Blosser, The Four Graces and Stoller are all wonderful choices that are located near The Vintages. The Barlow Room and Red Hills Market are both great dining options. Archie’s Ice Cream and Eatery in Dayton is wonderful—you can get a treat and just enjoy downtown.