Vintage Shady Dell RV Park in Bisbee, Ariz.

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ShadyDell-JulianneGCrane_JamesWSmithShady Dell RV Park in mile-high Bisbee, Ariz., is southeast of Tucson on Hwy. 80 near the Mexico border.

This place is a pip. Not only does it have RV spaces with full hookups, but there are ten completely restored vintage trailers for overnight or weekly rental.

The collection includes a 1949 Airstream, 1950 Spartanette, 1957 El Ray and 1951 Royal Mansion. Prices range from $45 to $105 a night for single or double occupancy.

In addition to the period trailers, there is a classic 1947 Chris-Craft yacht permanently dry docked. The 38-foot pleasure boat sleeps two for $145 a night and is popular with newlyweds.

For eating in vintage style, there is Dot’s Diner, a 1957 Valentine model that has been restored in art deco style. Located on the park premises, the 10-stool diner serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

According to management, Shady Dell is popular for family reunions, sometimes taking up the entire park.

Read more about Shady Dell and Dot’s Diner by clicking on an updated post on RV Short Stops.

— Julianne G. Crane

Photo:  Julianne G. Crane standing by Shady Dell RV Park in Bisbee, Ariz. (Jimmy Smith)

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