Best Vintage Roadside Motels & Caravans + Luxury RV Resorts



The solar-powered interior of a “glamping” tent at the Holden Beach RV campground. Another luxury RV campground in North Carolina, Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, won USA Today’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Award.

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USA TODAY readers voted three spots in North Carolina among the best in North America for “Best Roadside Motel”, “Best Luxury RV Resort” and “Best Vintage Trailer Hotel “.

The top 10 annual Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by reader votes. The initial selections came from travel experts choosing the top 20 nominees in a number of categories, including Best Art Museum, Best Farmer’s Market, Best Outdoor Water Park and more.

As of July 13, many 10Best categories are still pending and results will be announced over the next few weeks.

All categories, winners and pending winners can be found at

Brevard, NC Wins Best Vintage Motel

Brevard: The Sunset Motel, located in Brevard, won the Top 10 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Roadside Motel in the United States.

“Sunset Motel celebrates road appeal by offering clean, comfortable rooms and friendly service to visitors,” wrote USA TODAY 10Best. “Amenities include free wifi and cable, and chairs outside each door for guests to visit their neighbors.”

The Sunset Motel won second place. First place went to The Local in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Sunset Motel is about a four and a half hour drive of Raleigh. To learn more, visit

Asheville’s Junebug Wins Best Vintage Trailer Hotel

Asheville area: JuneBug Retro Resort, located in Weaverville (less than 15 minutes from Asheville), won the Top 10 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Vintage Trailer Hotel in the United States.

“June Bug is a collection of ten vintage campers on fifty acres of Blue Ridge in western North Carolina that doubles as a unique vacation destination and event space,” USA TODAY 10Best said. “This resort is located in a secluded valley with a half-mile riverside stretch, and restored campers range from a 1950 Spartan Tandem that sleeps four to a cozy 1963 Shasta Astrodome, all equipped modern equipment. Enjoy the multi-level treehouse during the day, relax in a hammock suspended over a stream, or rent the entire venue for a wedding or reunion that won’t be forgotten.”

JuneBug Retro Resort has arrived at #10 on the list. First place went to Waypoint Ventura California.

The resort is about four hours drive of Raleigh. To learn more, visit

Lake Toxaway Resort Wins Best Luxury RV Destination

Toxaway Lake: Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, located on Lake Toxaway, won the Top 10 Readers’ Choice award for Best Motorhome Resort in the United States.

“This RV resort in the mountains of western North Carolina offers visitors easy access to Lake Toxaway and surrounding waterfalls, lakes, streams and parks,” USA TODAY 10Best wrote. “On-site facilities include tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball, fitness room, two swimming pools and spa facilities.”

Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort has arrived at #6 on the list. First place went to Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California.

The luxury motorhome park is about a five hour drive of Raleigh. To learn more, visit

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Kimberly Cataudella (her) is a duty reporter for The News & Observer.


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