Luxury caravans have helped transform how people work, live, and play. In recent years, they have served as creative studio spaces, relaxing retreats, and plush homes-away-from-homes. While once thought of as vehicles for no-frills vacations, today’s trailers and recreational vehicles can include everything from bespoke workstations to pop-up cocktail terraces and infrared saunas. Whether you are considering installing one on your property as an upgraded work pod, reserving one for an upscale staycation, or buying one to enjoy opulent comfort while traveling, luxury caravans will surprise and tempt you.
eleMMent Palazzo Luxury Caravans
Considered one of the most luxurious caravans available in the world, the eleMMent Palazzo Superior has nearly every travel amenity imaginable. Starting at approximately $3 million, this extraordinary caravan boasts a top pop-up terrace, a stunning fireplace, and two huge flatscreen televisions. One side of the caravan features a full-wall room extension that slides out to create a spectacular living space. A proprietary air convection system guarantees temperature controls and pressurization that are ideal whether the slide-out is extended or if you are on the move. The RV also allows for individually programmed climate zones.
You’ll love the 13-foot couch that is perfectly positioned near the wine cabinet and bar. Naturally, the main bedroom is palatial; “The large [primary] bedroom features a king-size bed, manufactured by the same company that supplies beds to the British royal family and is considered the most comfortable in the world,” according to maker Marchi Mobile. The bedroom is adjacent to a spa retreat that offers a striking glazed rainfall shower, light therapy, and architectural mirrors. And if you love traveling to the snow or enjoying winter staycations, this caravan’s under-floor heating is an entirely welcome perk.
Custom Prevost Marathon Coaches
Prevost Marathon Coaches are already among the most impressive luxury caravans available today. Naturally, at a price point starting at over $2.5 million, customization is common, and nearly every aspect of the vehicle can be altered to create a truly bespoke travel experience. Marathon Coach president and owner Steve Schoellhorn tells TripSavvy that requests typically include “reclining beds, or unique exterior bay storage options like slide trays, wine coolers, and barbecues.” Enormous freshwater tanks can be added, along with lithium batteries, to allow you to stay on the road longer without sacrificing even the smallest comfort. Celebrity clients often take advantage of the ability to make this home-on-the-road their own. The Magazine reveals that Justin Bieber was recently featured in GQ in his extensively modified Prevost Marathon caravan complete with “mood LED lighting, a massive bed, a shower-meets-steam room, sauna, and custom artwork from his friend Joe Termini.”
Bowlus Terra Firma
Are you searching for an environmentally friendly way to enjoy staycations or long-distance travel? Bowlus Terra Firma is a luxury caravan that could be perfect for your needs. TripSavvy raves: “Blending the retro elegance of the 1930s Streamline Moderne design style with smart features like pet-friendly remote temperature monitoring and enhanced air filtration systems, the new Bowlus Terra Firma (starting at $265,000) takes a refreshingly eco-conscious approach to the RV lifestyle. No glue is used in the production, all the interior wood is sustainably sourced, and aircraft-grade rivets are used for strength and longevity.” The company has even improved towing to reduce the caravan’s environmental impact and improve handling.
Travel + Leisure is also a fan and praises its eco-conscious production and high-end appointments; “On the inside, they’re luxury hotel rooms on wheels, complete with en-suite bathrooms and enough onboard power to last for weeks.” The Magazine also marvels: “The Bowlus Terra Firma has safety features, including a smart brake controller, creature comforts like heated floors and skylights, and necessities like routers, charging stations, and a pop-up outdoor kitchen. Inside, you’ll find a touch-screen control panel, sophisticated HEPA air and water filtration systems, and a personalized bed for your dog.”
Living Vehicle’s Mobile Office Caravan
The last few years have reinforced the notion that you can work from nearly anywhere in the world, and Living Vehicle’s Mobile Office has taken this concept to the next level. TripSavvy reports: “The front sleeping space converts into a dedicated dual 80-inch-long walnut-desk workstation with sit-stand desk solutions. Some customers have even installed four 4K monitors on the vertical surface in front of the desk, which lowers out of sight in a matter of seconds.” The living spaces are divinely comfortable and remarkably spacious, with all the amenities professionals need to live and work on the road comfortably. The Creative Studio upgrade includes a package of top-of-the-line Apple products, including Dual Apple Pro Display 6K XDRs, your choice of Mac Studio or a 16” MacBook Pro, a wireless Magic Apple keyboard and trackpad, two Genelec The One speakers, and wired 250Hz headphones, according to the company. It’s ideal for creative professionals who need to get work done – whether it serves as a supplemental studio on your own property, as you travel, or when you are on location.
Living Vehicle is also dedicated to sustainable operations. In fact, the company tells TripSavvy that current models “‘are capable of producing more energy than solar installations on most homes,’” and they are working to create “a completely net-zero model: no power cord, no gas tanks, no water hoses, no sewer line.” The 2023 models boast Watergen© technology, which can use surplus solar power to extract humidity from the air to produce the highest-quality, mineral-rich drinking water wherever you are in the country.
Luxury Yonder Escalante Resort
Even if you haven’t committed yet to buying a luxury caravan, there are fabulous resorts near awe-inspiring natural wonders happy to host you. Yonder Escalante Resort is just one of these places. Travel + Leisure is a fan of this ultra-chic resort within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, located near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of one of their vintage designer airstreams or park their own rentals. The Magazine reports that the resort’s “airstreams have been fully renovated to include all the modern amenities one would need while keeping their ’60s nostalgia charm thanks to pops of vintage decor and Western-inspired pieces.”
This glamping resort takes that moniker to heart. It features 22 acres of space, perfect for getting away from it all, despite being so close to the town. Guests can enjoy taking the plunge in a sparkling pool or soaking in the lounge’s hot tub while looking up at the stars after a day of hiking or climbing. There is an open-air lounge, a general store, and activities that are perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Movie lovers have something exceptional awaiting them. Travel + Leisure explains: “[Because] the entire resort is built on the grounds of an old drive-in movie theater, Yonder also offers screenings of serious classics. Bring your own chair or blanket, or rent out a vintage car and watch it old-school style.”
Opened in 2022, AutoCamp expanded its brand with a new glamping location in the Catskills ideal for anyone who wants to pop out of NYC for a quick getaway. Travel + Leisure cheers: “The region’s charming historic towns, vibrant cultural scene, and jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes have made it a year-round vacation destination.” While lovely boutique hotels dot the area, AutoCamp offers the chance for urban dwellers to reconnect with nature while still enjoying resort-quality amenities. And you don’t have to commit to buying a luxury caravan to do it. Here, you can reserve one.
AutoCamp’s philosophy is “great design meets the great outdoors.” And you can see this reflected in every inch of the gorgeously redesigned airstream trailers, cabins, and BaseCamps (an airstream and a glamping tent), as well as the on-site hot tub and pool. The amenities don’t stop there. Travel + Leisure confides: “At the heart of the property is the Clubhouse, a multi-use social space for events (such as music performances and happy hours) also housing the reception area, indoor fire pit, a lounge, and a bar.” The off-site activities are also plentiful. The resort promotes forest bathing and mindfulness experiences, fly-fishing, rock and ice-climbing excursions, and even snowshoeing. Time to book your luxury caravan in the Catskills right now!
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