View from the bedroom looking towards the front dash.The "bedroom" with four cozy pillows, sheets, blankets and a throw. Head board includes outlet for phone and all windows include privacy blinds. The bedroom also has a closet for your belongings and a linen closet with toiletries, towels and games.
'71 Winnebago, On the Bike Trail, near downtown TC
'71 Winnebago, On the Bike Trail, near downtown TC

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

Hello, hello! Welcome to The Wanderer, a 1971 Winnebago Brave D20 located 7 miles north of Traverse City, Michigan. If you’re looking for a unique, vintage stay in an early ‘70s Winnebago, we’re your next spot.

The Wanderer’s hosts are #TeamDiFranco, a young family who chose to make Traverse City their home base due to it’s proximity to all things nature. We’ve lived in TC for three years and can give you all sorts of recommendations for activities or let you explore on your own.

The space

Guests receive a welcome basket featuring a custom sticker, map of the area and their choice of local beer, wine or jam (we'll ask you in the booking email!). Follow us on Instagram at @theWandererTC.

Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Property type: Winnebago/camper
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox
Outdoor space: Table for two, outdoor lighting and grill

Guest access

You’ll have a paved parking pad with room for 2 vehicles and an area to store your bikes. You'll also have access to an outdoor patio with dinette set and surrounding forest views.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts live on-site and can answer questions before or during your stay; we work full-time so you’ll have your privacy.

Other things to note

The Winnebago has a bathroom with a small sink. It's a camper bathroom, meaning the shower, toilet and sink are all in the same space. (We have dry shampoo in your essentials, in case that's more your thing.)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 32
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Quiet hours after 10pm Please!
- This is a Winnebago. You’ll have your own bathroom with a sink, a kitchen table, sink, refrigerator, Keurig, TV (with free Netflix), wireless Internet and air conditioner. As the Wanderer is from 1971, we’d appreciate it if you didn’t use the stove.
- The Wanderer sleeps 2 adults. If you have a little one in a pack & play, you can trade the dinette for your pack & play; please be sure to bring your own linens.
- You’ll also have access to an outdoor seating area featuring a 2-seater table and charcoal grill; you can also park your bikes.
- Please note the Wanderer is parked; you will not be able to drive it.
- You’ll have a paved parking pad with room for 2 vehicles and an area to store your bikes.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Tricia User Profile
August 2017
The location was great, secluded in the woods but about 15 minutes to TC and close to the Leelenau Peninsula and surrounding area. The camper was super cute, clean and well maintained. It was stocked with toiletries, towels, guidebooks, water and a bottle of sparkling wine! Joey was incredibly helpful and communicative before and during the rental. It was such a fun and unique Airbnb. I would highly recommend it!

Danielle User Profile
August 2017
Staying in the Wanderer during our TC travels was a fantastic experience! My boyfriend and I enjoyed the kitsch aspects of staying in a Winnebago and loved the proximity to downtown TC and nearby wineries. We even found a cute little trail to run on in the morning! Joey and his wife are superb hosts, allowing us to check in later in the evening and providing us with a chilled bottle of wine upon arrival! While the AC wasn't needed much during our stay, it works great considering the age of the vehicle and Joey provided a cozy throw blanket to get us through the cooler evenings. Showering in the tiny bathroom was, as expected, as interesting experience but we both managed just fine. Provided toiletries definitely came in handy too. Word of advice: turn on the AC and/or open the "skylight" in the bathroom before a warm shower to facilitate in quickly airing out/cooling down the vehicle post-shower! Thanks for hosting, Joey.

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Fun stay in the Winnebago! Good location, nice hosts, and cozy spot. If you're looking for a unique way to stay in Traverse City, somewhere between camping and a hotel, this is your place.

Ethan User Profile
July 2017
Loved it. Perfect stay if you have a tight budget or if you just want to get cozy with your companion. I'm 6' 4" and the only place I felt cramped was the bathroom. Fridge is a little small, but it was perfect for some sandwich supplies and leftovers. Ideal for two, but three could fit pretty comfortably. Joey was very quick to answer questions, and, even though the RV was in their driveway, it felt very private. Just don't forget to take the toilet paper out of the bathroom while you shower...

Kara User Profile
July 2017
Staying in the Winnebago was great! It had everything we could need, Even some extras in case we forgot anything. While it is a bit farther out, it was still so close to everything we wanted to see and do in Traverse city. Joey was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to friends!

Lorra User Profile
July 2017
I enjoyed my quite time alone in the Winnebago very much and it really helped me to recharge my spirit. My time in traverse was very busy and the quite woods was very relaxing and much needed. Joey and Shelly were terrific hosts even though I was unable to see them during my stay since I was so very busy. The Winnebago was clean and super cute. I had everything I could have asked for or thought of needing. Thank you again!

Jaclyn User Profile
July 2017
The Winnebago was very cozy and had everything we needed. There were very clear and easy to follow instructions on how to get around along with great recommendations for food and hiking. The location was perfect for exploring traverse city and sleeping bear Dunes. Very friendly and a cozy comfortable stay

Traverse City, Michigan, United StatesJoined in November 2013
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