A Tennessee family turns a $ 2,500 Craigslist RV into a charming Dolly Parton-themed Airbnb — look inside

Adrian Smith with a dog outside a Dolly Parton-themed RV.

Adrian Smith, who is with one of the dogs outside the Dolly Parton-themed RV, is rented out on Airbnb.Talia licorice / insider

  • The Smiths in Maryville, Tennessee have a Craigslist RV Dolly Parton-themed Airbnb.

  • One hour from Dollywood, the 20-foot camper van features Dolly Parton artwork and souvenirs.

  • reserve Dolly fantasy camper From $ 88 per night on Airbnb.

Three years ago, Adrian, Dean Smith, and his daughter Taylor bought a 20-foot camper van on Craigslist for $ 2,500.

Adrian Smith, owner of a Dolly Parton-themed RV

Adrian Smith.Talia licorice / insider

Smith was already running two Airbnbs on a six-acre site in Maryville, Tennessee. Aircraft hangar With loft Train car It became a small house. RV has completed the Airbnb trio of trains, planes and cars.

It was Taylor’s idea to turn RV into a homage to Dolly Parton.

Airbnb Dolly Parton-themed RV with a small outdoor seating area next door.

My house at night.Talia licorice / insider

“My daughter said,” Mom, what do you think about giving our local queen a big, huge and beautiful nod, do you miss Dolly Parton? “And I’m” great. ” Seems like, “Adrian Smith told the insider. “She encourages us to do better for ourselves and we earn money [the RV] Donate to every year Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.. “

“If you try to understand what you want to do to pay homage to Dolly, you want to do it right,” Smith said. “She is our local hero. She is our personal hero.”

Behind the Dolly Parton-themed RV with the words

“Part on Me!”Talia licorice / insider

Smith estimates that he spent a total of $ 20,000 on refurbishment to turn his camper van into a working Airbnb.

They asked tattoo artist Mira Maria to create a Dolly Parton mural to decorate the exterior.

RV Dolly Parton Mural

Dolly Parton art on the outside of the RV.Talia licorice / insider

Known as Maria The girl knew YorkCreated the original image that Smith took to a local graphics studio and applied it to the outside of the camper.

They also added a custom license plate.

Tennessee license plate labeled

The license plate said “Partn Me”.Talia licorice / insider

In the playoffs named Dolly Parton, the license plate says “Partn Me,” a pun of “forgiveness.”

They removed the bunk bed from the front cabin and placed it in the sitting area to open up the space decorated with Dolly Parton records and photos.

RV interior decorated with Dolly Parton photos and records

Sitting area in the RV.Talia licorice / insider

They also provided a sitting area with wallpaper, curtains and cushions.

At the butterfly bookend, there is a copy of “What does Dolly do?”. And “Intimate Biography of Dolly Parton”.

Dolly Parton Themed RV Butterfly Book Holder

Butterfly decoration.Talia licorice / insider

Parton, who wrote the song “Love is like a butterfly,” often sees butterflies in his costumes and on stage.

The refurbished kitchen has a fridge, microwave, stove and sink.

Dolly Parton-themed RV kitchen.

kitchen.Talia licorice / insider

The kitchen cabinets are stocked with pink tableware and Dolly Parton mugs.

Oven kitchen towels encourage guests to pour themselves a cup of ambition.

A kitchen towel that says

Dolly Parton-themed kitchen towel.Talia licorice / insider

The phrase comes from Parton’s famous song, “From 9:00 to 5:00”

Smiths has also replaced the 2.5 gallon hot water tank with an on-demand system.

Dolly Parton-themed RV bathroom.

Dolly Parton-themed RV bathroom.Talia licorice / insider

They also installed a new air conditioning unit.

Even the decoration of the bathroom is in line with Dolly Parton’s theme.

Dolly Parton's sign that says,

Bathroom sign.Talia licorice / insider

The bathroom sign has another quote from Dolly Parton. “The taller the hair, the closer we are to God.”

The sleeping area is adorned with Dolly Parton-themed art and dazzling electric guitars.

RV bed

Dolly Parton-themed RV sleeping area.Talia licorice / insider

The windows overlook the surrounding mountains.

You can also relax under this Dolly Parton blanket that Smith purchased from Etsy.

Quilt with Dolly Parton's album printed

Dolly Parton quilt.Talia licorice / insider

The blanket is printed with a decades-old Dolly Parton album cover.

“We wanted it to be a little kitsch, not too kitsch,” Smith said.

Dolly Parton's poster that says,

More Dolly Parton decorations.Talia licorice / insider

Dolly Parton’s words are drawn on the work of art above the nightstand. “It’s hard to be a diamond in the rhinestone world.”

Hidden in the corner of the sleeping area, the small bathroom contains a copy of Dolly Parton’s book “Storyteller” and a photo of her standing at the door of the tour bus.

Dolly Parton-themed RV cabinet and mirrored area

A small bathroom in the sleeping area.Talia licorice / insider

One of her records is also hanging on the wall.

Right next to Dolly’s Fantasy Camper, Smiths’ accommodations feature outdoor spaces with sofas, picnic tables and grills.

Dolly Parton-themed Airbnb outdoor seating area

Outdoor seating area.Talia licorice / insider

The outdoor space is shared with other Airbnb guests on the premises.

Dolly’s Fantasy Camper currently starts at $ 88 per night and does not include taxes or fees.

Pink guestbook and Dolly Parton-themed RV key

Guestbook and key.Talia licorice / insider

A $ 45 cleaning fee It will be added to the total cost.

“I think what we really want is for people to come here, feel comfortable and feel at ease, and just have a good time,” Smith said.

Adrian Smith with a dog outside a Dolly Parton-themed RV.

Adrian Smith, who is with one of the dogs outside the Dolly Parton-themed RV, is rented out on Airbnb.Talia licorice / insider

“It’s a lot of fun because I have a small family who knows Dolly and just wants to stay here,” she said. “We held a birthday party, a bachelorette party … the sock company used it for photography. It’s amazing what happened around our little camper.”

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