Hipcamp host Susan B.,
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Love lives here. 🌈☮️✊🏾 Travel back to the era of disco and shag with a stay in the Tennessee Time Machine. This immaculately kept vintage motorhome comes complete with 1970s magazines, 8-tracks, and board games to keep you entertained in the style of a simpler time. A peaceful solo retreat, a romantic destination for 2, or bring the kids. Our remote location is the perfect g

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Love lives here. 🌈☮️✊🏾 Travel back to the era of disco and shag with a stay in the Tennessee Time Machine. This immaculately kept vintage motorhome comes complete with 1970s magazines, 8-tracks, and board games to keep you entertained in the style of a simpler time. A peaceful solo retreat, a romantic destination for 2, or bring the kids. Our remote location is the perfect getaway close to home where you can enjoy a walk in the woods during the day, a campfire at night, and forget where, and when, you are.

The Time Machine is original vintage and many things are irreplaceable. If you might not be comfortable asking how to get something to work or have a tendency to be a little rough with things, this might not be the venue for you. Accidents happen and we haven't had a guest yet who would not be welcome back, but a disclaimer certainly doesn't hurt!

This 1978 Blue Bird Wanderlodge includes all of the amenities you might expect with a small apartment or tiny home. The bedroom has a full-size bed with blackout curtains, a small pop-up vanity, and lots of storage. The kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, 4-burner range, oven, microwave/convection oven, in-counter blender, and dinette seating for 4. There are 2 large couches in the living area that can be converted into single beds. The bathroom has a standard-size toilet and a shower. (Be aware, the shower stall is 1978 small and is perfect for me at 5'2, but my 6' tall husband can still use it by holding the showerhead.) There is heating and A/C throughout and WiFi.

We live on 18 acres in a rural area. The nearest gas station is about 15 minutes away and the closest grocery store is about 25 minutes away, so you might want to come with whatever supplies you need for your stay. We are 20 minutes from I24, 25 minutes to Woodbury, 30 minutes to Murfreesboro, 35 minutes to Bonnaroo, and 1 hour to Nashville.

Please be aware that there are some neighbors back in our hollow that target shoot, and it can sometimes be heard clearly from where we live. We have not yet heard it while hosting guests, but it is a possibility. If it is happening when we expect an arrival, we will contact you in advance to let you know.

A travel crib is available if needed.

Lodging provided
Onsite RV or trailer
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Tennessee Time Machine in Tennessee.

Forest
Mountainous
Driveway

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Hipcamper Dennis
Dennis S.
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June 30th, 2022

The Tennessee Time Machine was amazing, wonderful hosts, and hands down an amazing experience creating a wonderful memory. I’d recommend the lodging accommodations to anyone. My girlfriend and I loved it and the location only made it better!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

Thanks for your kind words, Dennis. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You are welcome back any time!

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Hipcamper Sylas

Back in time

Sylas M.
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June 28th, 2022

Wow! We only stayed one night in the time machine, not only was it out of it's time, it was out of this world too! I definitely recommend it, it sleeps 3 adults with ease and it was such a unique stay. Definitely one to remember! 5 ⭐!!!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. You guys were all excellent guests and would be welcome back any time! Thanks for choosing us!

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Hipcamper Ashley

Going back in time ❤️

Ashley G.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

Such a fun stay! Susan and John were incredibly kind hosts. The bus was in pristine condition & we absolutely loved the attention to detail. The bus is near their home, but it still felt private. The property was beautiful, and we really enjoyed spending time with the cats and chickens!

Hipcamper Shannon

A beautiful blast from the past

Shannon B.
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June 5th, 2022

Wow—1978 is alive and well in the Tennessee Time Machine! What a rare pleasure to spend an evening in a vintage Wanderlodge so lovingly cared for and full of original details maintained for 44 years. We stopped for a night on our way to take our daughter to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, and we are so happy we did. The tranquil setting was truly a respite from daily life.

We enjoyed s’mores around the fire, hula hooped with every size hoop you can think of, marveled at a sky full of stars, met a beautiful Luna moth who graced us with her presence all night, made friends with Tara the cat, and spotted the biggest road we’ve ever seen hanging out on some geodes. Later, we played games in the booth, and enjoyed a cozy night’s sleep in the comfortable beds with the softest sheets. We slept so peacefully.

The decor inside the Time Machine is flawless— Susan and John, the awesome owners, provide lots of great information about the history of the Time Machine, the way everything works, and the area around Bradyville, as well as cool details throughout, such as vintage 1978 magazines. After just a one night stay, our batteries are recharged and we are already dreaming of an RV life.

While we would love to return one day, knowing how way leads on to way, life may never lead us back. But we will always be glad that we had a chance to experience this piece of the past that still works so well in the present, and we are so grateful to Susan and John for sharing it with us.

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Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm so glad I got the chance to visit with you, even for a few minutes. You have a lovely family and we're honored that you chose to stay with us!

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Hipcamper Dumptruck
Dumptruck S.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2022

This was one of the best stops in recent memory. The cool factor of this bus is off the charts!

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Hipcamper Dennis
Dennis M.
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May 7th, 2022

The Tennessee Time Machine was awesome! The property was beautiful and Susan was so accommodating. The hammocks, grill and fire pit were a perfect touch.

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on May 7th, 2022

Thank you! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Chris

Awesome!

Chris L.
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April 10th, 2022

Super nice hosts!
The weather got nasty so we couldn’t stay the night but enjoyed our daylight hours there and would recommend it! We will be back!:)

Hipcamper Jenny

Time was enjoyed!

Jenny B.
recommends this listing.
November 22nd, 2021

We loved the Tennessee time Machine! SUPER Cool! Nice land to explore!

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Hipcamper Jenny

Chillin in tennessee time machine

Jenny B.
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November 13th, 2021

I love the relaxing setting at the time machine ,Bus(fantastic bus!)…..so much so I am staying another night!

The Tennessee Time Machine
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The Tennessee Time Machine
State
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Country
United States
$83/night
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