Iconic Retro Glamping


Ryde, Isle of Wight
Fleet of American Airstream Caravans, Trailers & an American School Bus
Picturesque farm site

A taste of retro Americana on Britain’s holiday Island

Nestled in the idyllic Isle of Wight countryside, here’s a unique and much sought-after opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, wind back the clock and relive the good times!

Retro Staycations offers the chance to step out of the ordinary as you spend lazy days in your very own holiday hideaway. These are no ordinary classic caravans – our sleek, authentic American airstreams are the embodiment of style and sophistication, each bedecked in retro furnishings and containing everything you could possibly need.

They exude a vibrant retro style that’s subtly equipped for the 21st century camper. 

Remaining as faithful as possible to their mid-century origins, every van with its curved lines and silver sparkle provides an effortless blend of comfort and retro-chic.

Retro Staycations site

Classic Airstreams
& Caravans




Your journey begins as you arrive on site and step into one of our superb original shiny-skinned Airstream trailers. These are by no means your average static caravan. This is a fun, trendy, caravan experience.

New for 2023an authentic American School Bus!

American School Bus Isle of Wight
Lucille 1954 American Airstream

1954 Lucille

As soon as you step aboard you’ll discover the ultimate in get-away-from-it-all glamping. A gleaming 1954 Safari Airstream caravan known as ‘Lucille’. Perfectly formed in every way, she offers a cosy double bed, fully-equipped kitchen, dinette and a shower.
This charismatic caravan is full of irresistible charm and boasts a perfectly-designed and carefully refurbished interior that will make your heart soar with delight.

  • Double sofa bed
  • Rare midsection dinette (that converts swiftly to an additional bed)
  • Private hot water shower onboard
  • All bedding, linen, towels & tea towels included
  • UK plug sockets & USB ports

Sleeps 3

1949 Humphrey

The largest gleaming holiday home of the fleet including hand crafted wooden interior and dozens of original features.

  • Private double bedroom
  • Lounge-diner
  • Additional double sofa bed
  • Onboard kitchen and shower facilities

Sleeps 4

Little Eva - ironic 1962 American Airstream

1962 Little Eva

Enough room for all the family! Full of fascinating features including keepsakes from all the US states it’s visited on its travels.

  • Double sofa bed plus two singles
  • Two pull-down bunks for the little ones
  • Living area with kitchen and dining table
  • On-board shower and bath

Sleeps 4 + 2 under 10s

Walt - ironic 1955 American Airstream

1955 Walt

A rare well-preserved and extremely comfy classic caravan in near original condition packed full of unique charisma and charm.

  • Double sofa bed plus two singles
  • Living area with kitchen and dining table
  • On-board shower and bathroom sink
  • Spacious interior

Sleeps 4

Texas American School Bus

American School Bus Texas

Here’s a unique chance to stay in one of the best converted American School Buses in the UK! The perfect mix of exceptional comfort and iconic style. Beautifully converted with love and passion providing a fabulous and magical fun experience for all who stay. Texas offers luxury high-end glamping for couples, families and friends.

  • King size bed
  • Two full-size singles & additional double sofa bed
  • Private hot water shower onboard
  • All bedding, linen, towels & tea towels included
  • UK plug sockets
  • Woodburning stove

Sleeps 6

Food & Drink


Local Produce Breakfast Basket

Pre-order a selection of fresh ingredients including sausages and bacon, direct from the farm. 6 free-range eggs, small loaf, tomatoes and mushrooms to kick-start your day in the best possible way

Tea, Coffee, Milk & Sugar

A selection of complimentary teas, coffees, milk, sugars and American cookies will be waiting inside your classic caravan on arrival

Dining In ...Or Out

Each caravan has its own kitchenette with gas hob and outdoor private BBQ facility. The site is only a short 5-minute drive from the many bars and restaurants in Ryde, the Island's largest town




“An accessible and truly unforgettable glamping experience that doesn’t slack on creature comforts.”

Jo from West Sussex

Stayed in Lucille, April 2022

“A beautiful, peaceful location surrounded by lovely countryside. The airstreams are great fun to stay in and our children loved opening the door and having a vast expanse of green fields to play in. The farm shop on site serves great local produce and we had great fun feeding the baby lambs their bottles! Thanks for a great stay..”

Omaran from London

Stayed in Walt, June 2022

“A quiet retreat and a wonderful trip back in time. The ideal location to relax and unwind.”

Laura from Bristol

Stayed in Little Eva, August 2022

“We loved the vintage airstream experience. Staying in the 1950s caravan with its authentic interior was a real treat. The site is well located with loads of interesting places a short distance away. The caravan was comfortable and the site very quiet so we had a peaceful and relaxing three days.”

Richard from Peterborough

Stayed in Walt, September 2022



Spacious Site

Our 4-acre site ensures all caravans are well-spaced with plenty of room to relax outdoors

Free Parking

We have a hard standing car park on-site in close proximity to your accommodation

Bedroom Comforts

All bed linen, towels and tea towels are supplied, freshly laundered for your convenience

Heated Toilet Block

Separate male and female toilet facilities attended regularly by our dedicated team

Private Hot Showers

All caravans have showers on board, plus additional showers are available on site

Outdoor Seating Area

Each classic caravan has its own picnic bench, parasol and a couple of deckchairs

BBQ & Fire Pit

Each caravan has its own outdoor BBQ and log burner (logs available to purchase on-site)

Farm Shop on-site

Conveniently located, providing an affordable range of fresh locally grown and reared produce 

Welcome pack

Including tea, coffee, milk, sugar and American cookies to ensure a nice warm welcome

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival
Check-out is before 10am on the day of departure

If you plan to arrive after 6pm or outside of daylight hours (depending on the time of year) please let us know and we will provide a self-check-in service. Full instructions will be sent to you in advance.

The minimum age for check-in is 21.

Your welcome pack includes useful information about your classic caravan, the site and a variety of local Island amenities and attractions.



The maximum number of staying guests per classic caravan is illustrated in the room occupancy details on the website.

Prices are inclusive of 2 adults as standard plus any children up to and including the age of 17 in accordance with the maximum number of guests per caravan.

Any additional adults up to the maximum number of guests per caravan are chargeable at £10 per person per night, which includes additional bedding and towels.


When you wish to place a booking for a holiday with us, you can do so via our online booking system. If you choose to make a booking request via telephone or email we will email you a payment request based on the information you have provided us with.

As soon as you receive a confirmation of booking please check it carefully.

All bookings are subject to a minimum 2-night stay.

Cancellation Policy
We offer a Covid refund guarantee.

Excluding Covid-related cancellations, our general cancellation policy applies.

Guests who need to cancel a booking should contact us as soon as possible.

All guests should familiarise themselves with both policies prior to booking.

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Location & Nearby Attractions

Our pretty rural meadow at Hazelgrove Farm in Ryde is ideally located to enjoy exploring everything the Island has to offer. Locally you will find…

Bars, Cafes, Pubs & Restaurants

You will find an excellent range pubs, bars and restaurants locally situated to our glamping site.

Ryde’s independent spirit shines through the town’s restaurants – most are local businesses with many serving local food and drink. 

A growing coffee culture sits alongside traditional cafes serving full English breakfasts, delicious cakes accompanied by a pot of tea or take away food for your day out.


At the heart of the town is a fantastic range of independent shops. Not only will you find something special you didn’t even know you were looking for, but you’ll have a great experience doing it!

Discover an enormous range of specialist shops nestling amongst the more familiar chain shops. Retro Staycations is also located within a 5-minute drive of a superstore for any forgotten essentials.


A range of both indoor and outdoor activities exist locally ensuring fun for all the family. Ryde Golf Course is located in a beautiful tranquil setting, just a 7-minute drive of the Retro Staycations site and welcomes golfers of all ages and levels of expertise.

Ryde has a lido-style 25m pool with a retractable roof surrounded by windows and right next to the beach.

From recreational tree climbing to go-karting, tenpin bowling and laser quest, there’s plenty to do in the local area, with lots more besides in neighbouring towns and villages. Nothing’s too far away on the Isle of Wight!

Golden Sand Beaches

The Isle of Wight has an incredible range of stunning beaches, from wide sandy shorelines to rolling cliffs and awe-inspiring coastal views.

Ryde’s famous beaches have soft sand and plenty of space, particularly at low tide when the tide goes out over half a mile – almost to the end of the pier. In Summer the tide laps in over the hot sand, and the water is some of the warmest on the Island.

Behind the beach there is a large boating lake, lush green park with children’s adventure playground and every amenity a beach-goer could wish for.

Isle of Wight Heritage Railway

The Island’s award-winning heritage railway runs within 500m of our site! You will be able to hear the whistle of the steam train as it passes by. If you’d like to hop on board, Havenstreet Station is located only 2.5 miles away by car and offers a superb day out for all ages.

When travelling in one of the trains painstakingly restored carriages with their polished brass handles, gleaming woodwork and immaculate hand-made upholstery, you’ll be transported back to the romantic age of steam.

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

This free to attend museum, situated close to Ryde town centre, houses an impressive collection of Island buses and coaches which once ran on the Island. 

The Museum has a display of around 20 historic vehicles dating back to 1927 through to more recent examples, as well as fascinating transport artefacts, displays, photographs, a tea bar and a shop, it’s the perfect place to lose yourself in local transport history.

Quarr Abbey

You can see Quarr Abbey from the car ferry to Fishbourne, nestling among the trees on the shore. Passengers visiting the Island enjoy taking various guesses at what it could be.

Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine monastery set in peaceful surroundings and can be found just outside of Ryde. This stunning Grade I listed building boasts beautiful grounds, including a walled garden, visitor centre, tea shop, art gallery and monastery shop. There’s a free family trail where visitors can discover the special nature of a site that is a haven for rare wildlife and plants.

Osborne House

When it comes to homes on the Isle of Wight, you won’t find one more famous than Osborne House, owned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, before her death there in 1901.

After first visiting Osborne, Queen Victoria wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot.’

Still presented as a family home, this former royal residence still retains a large collection of the couple’s possessions, artwork and photographs. Visit their private apartments including the Queen’s bedroom, nursery rooms and royal bathrooms and delight in Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors.

Retro Staycations

Our site location on the outskirts of Ryde, Isle of Wight
Visit the Isle of Wight in style

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Select your dates from our booking engine to view our latest rates and prepare to embark upon an unforgettable voyage of discovery!

07876 631456
Retro Staycations, Hazelgrove Farm, Ashey Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4BD