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The Shady Dell

Bisbee, Arizona
Sleeping quarters One of the nine classic trailers at this RV campground, each decked out in 1950’s styles, whether with red linoleum or leopard carpeting. What You Get A phonograph and a selection of hit records, a black-and-white TV, period periodicals, and Dot’s Diner next door for burgers and shakes. What to Bring Not much—tin-can living is tight. 520/432-3567; theshadydell.com; trailers from $45.


Battleship New Jersey

Camden, New Jersey
Sleeping quarters Triple-decker bunk beds on a World War II battleship, the biggest in U.S. history, permanently docked in the Delaware River. What You Get Reveille at 6:30 a.m., taps at 11:30 p.m., chow-line breakfast and dinner in the crew’s mess hall, and a simulated ride over Iwo Jima in a Seahawk prop plane. What to Bring Sleeping bags and sailor caps. 866/877-6262; battleshipnewjersey.org; $50 per person, including breakfast and dinner.


Kokopelli’s Cave B&B

Farmington, New Mexico
Sleeping quarters A former geologist’s station bored into a 65-million-year-old sandstone cliff. What You Get A bedroom and living room (with petrified wood and plant fragments visible in the walls), stocked kitchen, flagstone balcony with views of the La Plata River Valley, waterfall-style shower, and hot tub. What to Bring Easy-to-haul luggage—the entrance path is steep. 505/326-2461; bbonline.com; $280 for a family of four.


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