VAC Rendezvoussimon

2016 VAC Rendezvous

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

Only a few people signed up for the rendezvous at Berkley and Durbin.  We could no longer hold campsites and had to release them back to the campground.  It’s peak season and campgrounds need to be able to fill their sites.

Both the city of Beckley WV and Mark at Durbin WV went out of their way to work with us on this rendezvous, so please consider staying at their campgrounds and visiting the local areas.

Exhibition Coal Mine, Beckley WV  Call 304-256-1747 to make your reservation at the Exhibition Coal Mine campground

East Fork Campground, Durbin WV  Call Mark at 304-456-3101 to make your campground reservation.  Ride the Durbin Rocket train.  It’s adjacent to the RV park.  The Rocket train was built in the 1840’s, and there are only 3 left in the world.  To reserve tickets for the Rocket, call 866-741-0012.  See the town of Cass, 30 minutes away, or ride the scenic train for 4 1/2 hours with lunch. 

2015 VAC Rendezvous

Friday June 19 to Monday June 22, 2015
Vallecito Resort, Bayfield CO

Story by Mary Doster #3794 and photos by Rhonda Cooper #1967

The VAC Rendezvous was a huge success with 42 Airstreams in attendance, including a few people on cross country travels from Florida, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  We met at Vallecito Resort, just east of Durango CO, where we had great accommodations and a friendly, very helpful campground.  Iain Cameron did a wonderful job in planning this vintage gathering with the assistance of resort staff.  On Saturday night, we indulged in sinfully good marinated meats arranged by Iain and the Sunday night BBQ was a great evening of burgers grilled by our Airstream BBQ chefs on several barbques provided by the campground.  Of course, none of this would have worked if it had not been for the great dishes prepared by the participants to accompany the protein.

There were restoration seminars each morning and everyone then had the afternoon to enjoy the area.  The surrounding lakes were a special treat and Durango was not far away.  We had an open house and invited the full timers living and working in the park to see the beautiful Airstreams.

On Monday, we made our way to the bullpen at McGee Park in Farmington NM, and lined up for our traditional VAC parade into the international rally.  Of the 42 rigs present at the Rendezvous, 21 of us went onto the international rally, made our way slowly around all the parking areas, and into our parking spots around the big white VAC tent.