Day Dreaming of The Starlight Classic Campground

As you may already know, my ultimate day dream 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 Starlite 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!

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!

Cover of "The Long, Long Trailer"

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’s a few photo’s of the gorgeous rental:

 

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

Of course the New Moon and the Spartan are my favorites. Here’s a few photos of Bailey, the 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion:

 

 





Your gonna want to go to their website and read all about the rentals they have. They even give you the history of how they got the home and where they got it from. They also have a 1956 Pacemaker 2-story that they are re-furbishing and will be available soon. 

What a great place to spend a few days. A great getaway and a step back in time. I salute anyone that sees the importance of restoring and maintaining our historical  mobile homes and I can’t wait to meet the owners of this 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.

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6 Comments
  1. Maynard Carnes says

    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

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      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. Toni (Whitney)Laughlin says

    As always Crystal, thank you for your research and inspiring posts!

  3. Patty says

    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. Jeni says

    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….
    My recent post Summer Muse – ings

  5. CrystalMHL says

    Hi Sue! I would love to hear some of the owners stories of
    refurbishing these beauties..so glad someone has the time, money and
    ambition to do it.

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