Founded in 1916, the National Park Service now protects over 400 sites, including 59 parks across the country and 16 out of a total of 19 World Heritage Sites located in the U.S., preserving their beauty intact for generations to come. Visitors can explore wilderness and revel in the pure, natural charm of striking landscapes, from mountain ranges in Alaska or Colorado to mesmerizing waterfalls, pristine beaches, prairies, and lush sequoia forests. These unique American natural wonders and monuments provide a perfect opportunity to go on a special (and perhaps necessary) pilgrimage, to get in touch with the heart and soul of the nation.
Since the 25th of August marks 100 years of service, Portland-based textile mill Pendleton has decided to mark the occasion in a truly special way. Partnering with Airstream, they have created a limited-edition camping trailer that represents the ethos standing at the core of National Park Service: an homage to nature, heritage, and exploration. Measuring 28 feet, the trailer has a capacity of 6 people, ready to take you away, along with your family or friends, on a fascinating journey across the country. Inside, the decor impresses with a stunning attention to detail and with its faultless combination of rustic and luxury. Naturally, there are wool blankets featuring Pendleton‘s iconic patterns and stripes in natural and bright colors, with throw pillows, towels, and awning completed in matching designs. Geometric patterns are also included, honoring Native Americans, their legacy, and their centuries-long quest of protecting nature and sacred lands. More surprisingly, you can also find dinnerware from the popular National Park Collection, along with a scented candle and a teddy bear. The furniture stands out with a range of different textures and materials, all boasting natural tones. High quality leather embellished with the American Treasures logo complements the rich brown vinyl flooring with a hardwood design and Corian countertops that feature a dark grey finish reminiscent of natural stone. The walls are adorned with map sections depicting Yellowstone – the nation’s and the world’s first national park.
But this trailer is also a typical Airstream, with comfort and style placed at the forefront of the design. An expansive panoramic front window allows for a superior traveling experience, while at the rear the sport hatch opens widely, to help you enjoy nature while relaxing inside the trailer. Though it has plenty of rustic features that are full of old-time charm, this travel trailer doesn’t forget modern luxuries like air conditioning and a high quality audio system. If you decide to buy a Pendleton, you will also contribute $1000 to the National Park Foundation, donated by Airstream for every unit sold. But keep in mind that with only 100 units made, the trailer will surely be a sought-after collector’s item.