3 Adventure-Ready Hotels That Are Van-Life Friendly

Whether you’re planning an RV road trip or a simple weekend getaway, the following hotels may inspire you to embark upon a road trip. Here are 3 favorite adventure-ready hotels that are van-life friendly.

A-Lodge: Adventures in Colorado

Nestled up along a 4-mile creek in Boulder canyon you will find A-Lodge (Adventure Lodge). This historic gem has been restored and designed for outdoor-minded travelers. While only 10 minutes from downtown Boulder, you feel like you are a million miles away. Surrounded by trees and the sound of the creek running through the property this forest escape is a great launchpad for adventure. 

Adventure Lodge
Road to Mount Shasta

The lodge offers snacks, local beers, canned cocktails, and other beverages, the upstairs of the main lodge has meeting space and comfy areas to work remotely if needed. Check the events calendar for fun things happening on site, such as live music in the beer garden and yoga on the main lawn.

Don’t have a van yet? No problem – rent a van from A-Lodge! They offer a fleet of adventure-ready vans you can rent.

What To Do:

  • Rocky Mountain NP is only an hour away and is a must see destination. Please check the website for entry requirements that may require reservations. A-Lodge has a sister property in Lyons that is even closer to the park if you don’t want to drive that far, but the Lyons location does not have van sites.
  • Continue up Boulder Canyon to Nederland where, after grabbing a coffee and food at Salto Coffee Works, you can go on a short easy hike or mountain bike around the Mud Lake Open Space. Be sure to keep an eye out for moose.
  • Don’t want to drive anywhere? Fish in the creek, take the connector trail up to the Betasso Preserve, or jump on a bike and take the bike path into town.
  • Take advantage of the A-Lodge adventure concierge team. They can help connect you with the best trails, climbs, guides and other adventures in the area. 

Van Site Details:

The only #VanLife camping near downtown Boulder!!! They have two types of campsites: Tent Sites and Car Camping. The two-car camping sites are in the main parking area. We do not host RVs but instead Sprinter Vans and #Vanlife style vehicles under 20 feet in length and no generators. All camping provides a beautiful setting with hotel amenities. The bathrooms and showers are a short walk from the parking area. Rates average $49/night.

Pet friendly: Absolutely

Website: https://a-lodge.com

Our next two recommendations are owned by the same company, LOGE Camps. The Pacific Northwest is a great travel destination whether you love beautiful drives or have big adventures planned and one of our favorite places to stay is LOGE Camps. LOGE stands for Live Outside, Go Explore. This hotel for outdoor lovers has a great vibe and offers a welcoming outdoor adventure-focused experience. While we love and have stayed at all 5 fantastic locations, we are sharing the two that are van-friendly.

LOGE Shasta: Your gateway to the Cascades

For anyone who has ever driven I-5 in Northern California, you can’t help but stare in wonder at Mount Shasta. Tucked away just off the interstate is the city of Mount Shasta, a quiet mountain town with great access to adventuring. LOGE Shasta offers a great place to park your van with a welcoming environment, clean showers, an onsite cafe, access to a full kitchen, and indoor and outdoor common areas.

LOGE Shasta

What to do:

You can find LOGE Shasta’s top 3 list and sitemap here.

Van site details:

No matter the weather, we’ve got you covered, literally! Covered camp spots have electric hookups and easy access to the community outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, and showers, cafe & taproom, and gear rentals. These sites are perfect for your van, camper, tent, or one of those cute little teardrop trailers! The full LOGE experience is complete when you turn on the personal twinkle lights, and invite new friends from the community in for a shared dinner around the picnic table. Rates average $50/night.

Pro Tip: tell them you are traveling in a van so they give you a site with good parking access.

Additional Deets:

  • On-site Cafe & Bar
  • Raleigh City Cruisers – free for guests
  • Outdoor Community Spaces: Fire Pits, Covered Grilling Zones, Live Music
  • Indoor Community Spaces: Full Kitchen, Hang Out/Game Room
  • Free Camp Bathrooms With Hot Showers
  • Live Music Series Curated By Artist Home (Saturday Nights, May-Oct)
  • FREE events! Through October weather permitting, check event calendar here

Pet friendly: Absolutely.

Website: https://www.logecamps.com/mtshasta-ca

LOGE Westport: Surf the Washington Coast

While one may not think of Washington state when they think of surfing – Westport, WA is a popular surf destination. People come to Westport to experience world-class surfing. Offering 3 main surf breaks, Westport is good for every skill level from beginner through advanced and is recognized as one of the most popular surfing destinations in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. LOGE Westport is the perfect surf camp to launch your adventure.

Westport Beach, WA
Campsite for the night!

We are not surfers but enjoyed watching folks surf, taking walks on the beach, and walking around town. This location is a great place to get away from it all for a quiet relaxing weekend.

What to do:

  • Surfing… of course
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Razor Clam digging
  • Site Seeing

LOGE Westport is the perfect surf camp for exploration adventures

Van Site Details:

There are 5 RV/van hookup sites, close to all the LOGE community action. Sites are uncovered, may include power, water, sewer, and range from 25’ to 40’ deep by 20’ wide. Take advantage of the full experience with easy access to the community outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, shower, cafe & taproom, gear rentals, and community room. Rates avg. $50/night. 

Additional Deets:

  • Surf Gear Demo & Rental Center
  • The Sands Cafè which serves breakfast & lunch, beer, cider, wine, and snacks
  • Wetsuit drying room, wash station, and secure storage
  • Raleigh City Cruisers – free for guests
  • Hot showers (coin operated for the campsites)
  • Grassy lawn for hanging out
  • Outdoor Covered Kitchen w/ Traeger Grill
  • FREE events! may vary, check event calendar here
    Friday Nights: Outdoor Movies (indoor starting Oct/Nov)
    Saturday Nights: Outdoor Concerts (indoor starting Oct/Nov)
    Temporarily postponed due to COVID
  • Communal fire pits
  • Indoor community room with large kitchen & hang out space

Pet friendly: Absolutely

Website: https://www.logecamps.com/westport-wa

Wherever you’re heading, make sure you take the time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and be grateful for life’s simple joys of nature and travel.

Saveria Tilden is the founder and CEO of AdventurUs Women a women-owned & led company dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for women of all ages, races, sizes, backgrounds, and experience levels to learn new skills and try outdoor activities in beautiful locations. She is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder, outdoor educator, and guide. Saveria is also a co-host of the Almost There Adventure Podcast. She loves being on the road in search of adventure in her Tofino!

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