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Day Dreaming of The Starlight Classic Campground

As you may already know, my ultimate daydream is pulling out of the drive way with a little canned ham behind me and hitting the open road. I want to tour America and see her in all her glory.

I want to stay in campgrounds that have vintage campers and mobile homes you can rent nightly or weekly. The Dos Palmas was the first I found where you could rent a gorgeous vintage Spartan.

The newest one on my list is The starlight classic campground.  It’s a vintage mobile home and camper hotel to choose from, it has 9 so far with more being added. They are all awesome!

starlight classic campground

Wanna stay in a New Moon for a few nights? Relive the movie “The Long, Long Trailer” and practice your best Lucille Ball impression? Well, I found just the place for you!

A Look at the Starlite Classic Campground

At the Starlite Classic Campground near Royal Gorge in Colorado, you can rent a 1957 New Moon they lovingly call Tacy. Anyone know why they call it Tacy? Yep, that was Lucille Ball’s characters name in The Long, Long Trailer!

Here are a few photos of the gorgeous rental:
starlight classic campground
starlight classic campground
starlight classic campground

The New Moon is not the only awesome rental they have. The photo below shows all the current rentals available:

starlight classic campground
I’ll take one Ginny, one Bailey, and a Tacy, please!
Of course, the New Moon and the Spartan are my favorites. Here’s a few photos of Bailey, the 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion:
starlight classic campground
starlight classic campground
starlight classic campground

You can go to their website and read all about the rentals they have. They even give you the history of how they got each vintage mobile home.

What a great place to spend a few days and step back in time. I salute anyone that sees the importance of restoring and maintaining historical mobile homes and I can’t wait to meet the owners of the starlight classic campground and to just be able to say “I slept in a ’57 New Moon!”

Thanks for reading Mobile Home Living!

Source: All information and photos belong to The Starlite Classic Campground.

Crystal Adkins

Crystal Adkins

Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.View Author posts

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  1. Hi Maynard!

    Please take lots of pictures and notes of your restoration – I would love to see it and share it! Keep us posted!

  2. Have just been given a New Moon Rollo home in the style of the Long Long trailor of the I love Lucy movie. Believe it to be a 54 or 55 model. And now planning on redoing to as close as I can to original. I know I really don’t have the budget for it, but will do it as I can.
    Just cant stand seeing our past, and the symbols of a more moral past disappear without trying to restore them. I’m currently restoring a 1963 Mobile Sport 17′ camper that has been on a deer lease for 20 years. It is pretty rough, but a labor of love.
    Thank You for carrying on the fight to keep our treasures ours. That way maybe our grandchildren may know, see, and understand just a little more about us.
    May God Bless and keep: Maynard

  3. I'm one of the lucky ones I guess – I now own the mobile home I grew up in – it's a 1959 Smoker 10 X 59 3 bedroom 1 bath home. I love it. I also own the land it sits on in Federal Heights CO.

  4. Wow! This is great, what fun! What a terrific idea too! I love it!! 🙂 It would definitely be on my list of places to stay should I ever get out that way again….
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  5. Hi Sue! I would love to hear some of the owners stories of
    refurbishing these glad someone has the time, money and
    ambition to do it.

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