Frequently Asked Questions
concerning the rental of our vintage trailers
ARE ANY OF THE TRAILERS AVAILABLE TO TAKE ON THE ROAD?
No, we do not have any trailers "to go."
DO THE TRAILERS HAVE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING?
Yes, each trailer has its own heating and air conditioning unit. The Spartan Imperial Villa and Royal Mansion were originally built with a centrally-located thermostat that directed heat through the in-floor duct service. Each room has its own duct, with multiple ducts in the large living area. Each trailer has its own thermostatically controlled two-ton heat pump to provide the needed heating or cooling for your comfort.
DO THE TRAILERS HAVE BATHROOMS?
Yes, all the trailers have fully-functioning bathrooms. The Spartan Imperial Villa has its original full-sized pink bathtub with shower. Both the sink and toilet are original and fully functioning. The Spartan Royal Mansion has a spacious step-in shower, ideal for those who don't feel comfortable stepping over and into a full-sized tub.
ARE THE KITCHENS AVAILABLE FOR COOKING?
Yes, each of the trailers has a kitchen which is fully equipped for cooking, including full-sized vintage electric stoves and vintage refrigerators. You are invited to bring whatever food you would like to enjoy during your stay. We also have vintage china from the fifties available for serving and dining.
ARE LINENS AND TOWELS PROVIDED?
Yes, we provide you with linens and towels that are changed on an as-needed basis.
ARE PERSONAL TOILETRIES PROVIDED?
No, we ask you to bring your own soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. We have common items available should you forget something.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Yes, we love children and welcome them. We have a playground, basketball hoop, and all-weather ping pong table on the premises. That being said, we envision the trailers primarily as a retreat/get-away for individuals or couples. The trailers are NOT child-proof, so there are many dangers for toddlers or younger children (from electrical outlets to vintage china). You will be responsible for your children's safety and for replacing anything broken. Also keep in mind the space limitations which may make children "under foot" less than ideal.
ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THE TRAILERS?
Although we love pets almost as much as we love children, in consideration of our guests with allergies, we do not permit pets in the trailers -- not even our own dog and cat.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE TRAILERS?
No, smoking is not allowed in any of the trailers. Although the trailers are decorated with vintage ashtrays, these hold candy cigarettes which were popular in the 1950s (and slowly fell out of favor in the 1960s). You can help yourself to one of the candy cigarettes or grab an ashtray and step outside to smoke.
ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES AVAILABLE ON THE PREMISES?
None of the trailers come equipped with a washer and dryer. There are laundromats in the area for guests who are staying for an extended period of time.
IS THERE WIRELESS SERVICE ON THE PREMISES?
Yes, there is password-protected wireless service on the premises.
ARE THE TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH CABLE TELEVISION?
There are cable outlets in the bedroom and living room/kitchen areas. In order to preserve the vintage feel of the trailers, however, we have not permanently installed television sets. Guests who want access to a television during their stay can specify this with their reservations, and it will be made available.
ARE THE TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH TELEPHONES?
No, they are not. Although we love the look of vintage telephones, our thought was that most people would have and prefer using their own cell phones.
WHAT BED SIZES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE TRAILERS?
Each trailer provides different bedding options for our guests. The Spartan Royal Mansion has a king-sized bed (that virtually fills the master bedroom), a twin bed in the middle bedroom, and a beautiful vintage couch that folds out to a bed in the living room. The Spartan Imperial Villa has a double bed in the master bedroom, space for a porta-crib in the middle room (please bring your own, if needed), and a fold-down sofa in the living room.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Cancellation requests made one week or more prior to the first day of your reservation will be fully refunded. Cancellation requests made less than one week prior to the first day of your reservation date(s) will receive a voucher for use on any available date(s) within the next twelve months.
ARE THE TRAILERS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE?
Unfortunately they are not and never were. We have tried to make them as accessible as possible without destroying their originality. We will work with you in every way we can, but the limitations of the trailer may prove prohibitive. The largest door opening from the outside is 28 inches. The Spartan Royal Mansion has a small step-in for the shower, but no grab rails, handicapped-sized toilets, etc. The most accessible room on our property is in our home (available ramp into the house, 32 inch doors into the bedroom and bathroom, and a handicapped-sized toilet), and you are welcome to make use of it with prior arrangement. However, it is still lacking grab rails for support and has a combination tub-shower which may be difficult to enter.
MAY I VISIT TIN CAN ACRES TO SEE THE TRAILERS AND THE GROUNDS?
Yes, we welcome your visit and would be pleased to show you around. In order to preserve the complete privacy of our guests, however, we ask that you call or email ahead of time in order to schedule your visit.