Jeff Johnston: “Every campground has a personality all its own. Here at the historic Sou’wester Lodge, you have an opportunity to take part in the camping experience that’s, well, a little different than the ordinary.”
Thandi Rosenbaum: “We’re at the Sou’Wester Lodge. We’re a historic lodge and vintage travel trailer resort. We have suites in our large cabins and a fleet of about a dozen vintage travel trailers. They’re all from the ’50s. They’re very cute.
Our collection of vintage travel trailers is an eclectic mix of all different kinds. There were many different mom and pop operations that tried their hand at making trailers in the ’50s. And the ones that have survived the best often end up being aluminum framed. And the Spartans of those have been really stellar for us. They were built by an aircraft company, and so they used super high quality aluminum. They’re really well-built.
Jeff: “During our time here at the resort, we stayed in this beautiful old Spartan Manor trailer. We walked in, and we noticed that the living room has a nice, comfortable sofa. And a lot of windows and screens, and a lot of shades for privacy. And for your entertainment, we found a great selection of LPs, so music anyone?
The kitchen is well stocked and clean. It has original appliances. All the pots and pans, toaster you’d need, nice dishes, even a French press. We love the bedroom, wonderful paneling, down comforters and pillows. We had a great night’s sleep, and it was a wonderful time staying in the Spartan.
Jeff: A stop in the lodge gift shop is a fun part of a visit to the resort. Local fare is a specialty here. Sometimes, just hanging out by the fire is the best part of a camping adventure, either in one of today’s RVs or one from RV history. At the Sou’wester Lodge, it’s your choice. Camp in your own rig, or rent a classic trailer and enjoy a taste of RVing in days gone by. Learn more about the historic Sou’wester Lodge and Campground here.