About The Fancy Camper

Indy’s Premiere Place for Towable Airstream RV Rentals

Retha and Larry Parsley, the husband and wife owners of The Fancy Camper, had always been lovers of camping, travel, and the great outdoors. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Retha and Larry, both successful entrepreneurs, wracked their brains for a way to safely continue to enjoy traveling with their son, Hayden.

Meanwhile, they also had a desire to share the feelings of freedom and togetherness that they receive from traveling and camping as a family with the world, in a time when togetherness was extremely difficult to achieve. One fortuitous call to a Wisconsin Airstream travel trailer dealer later, and the idea for The Fancy Camper was born!

Intended as a way for families or small groups to see the country, get closer to nature, and to one another, The Fancy Camper also features different packages containing all the amenities they’ll need to live life and work on the road as they would from home, making it the perfect getaway experience for just the weekend or even a whole week.

The Fancy Camper is also a terrific way to introduce the fun and excitement of camping to those who may not be totally on board with the idea of sleeping in a dirty, musty tent on the hard ground. Campers can enjoy the fun of hiking through parks and songs around the campfire knowing there is a soft, warm bed waiting for them at night… and most importantly, an actual bathroom!

With plans to eventually add and refurbish more Airstreams and grow a fleet of Fancy Campers across America, Retha, Larry, and Hayden regularly hit the road in the Fancy Camper themselves to find family fun, and maybe even help others get inspired for their family’s own Fancy Camper getaway with the stories they share.

They are thrilled to be able to share their love with others and hope to help other “Fancy Families” across the country create their own lifelong memories together.

Featured in Travel Indiana’s Summer Issue 2021 

“If you want to dip your toe into the camping experience, you might consider renting an RV or camper. In fact, the adorable camper on this issue’s front cover, named “The Fancy Camper,” is available for rent. Acting like an Airbnb on wheels, the owners provide just about everything you’ll need to make your camping experience seamless, including towels, sheets, kitchenware, and more. Owners Larry and Retha Parsley, from Carmel, purchased the camper during Covid to provide an active and enjoyable outlet for their son, who’s disabled. ‘Camping was the perfect solution for our family to be able to get out and have adventures together, in a safe environment for my son,’ Retha explains. ‘We wanted to be able to share the camping experience with others, so we decided to turn the Fancy Camper into a rental.’ The Carmel couple fell in love with the camping experience and are currently restoring another Airstream. ‘Camping provides the relaxing getaway we need to unwind from our normally busy life,’ says Retha.”

Read the article in Travel Indiana’s Summer Issue 2021, click here.

Protection for Renters

Standard insurance coverage will be automatically included in the quote by booking our Fancy Camper’s.

Standard coverage our Fancy Camper Includes:

  • Up to $1,000,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage based on the value of the RV
  • Free 24/7 roadside assistance and free towing and tire service

Renters are covered in all 50 states will be issued a certificate of insurance on a per rental basis.

What campers have to say...

Wonderful Experience! Retha and her husband were quick and thorough in all of their communication leading up to our trip. When we picked up the RV, they had everything ready to go to get us on our way quickly. The Airstream Bambi has a clean and modern feel inside and everything worked perfectly. We had all the amenities we needed and fellow campers were envious of the camping chairs that had been provided. Another plus was how all the other campers had to tell us how “cool” the airstream was during our trip. 🙂

-Andrew

What campers have to say...

Great little camper, easy to pull, everything you need included, and the owners are great to work with! Perfect size for 2 people if you want to ditch the tent, enjoy hot water, heat and AC if needed, and crank up the comfort level! Size was perfect and everything worked great.

- James

What campers have to say...

My boys (3 and 5) and I rented this for our first camping trip and we had a blast! The airstream was in excellent condition, easy to tow, and Larry walked me through all of the features and how to set it up and take it down before I left. My boys didn't want to leave. This trip sparked a love of camping in them, which is what I had hoped for, and we're making it an annual trip. Easy to tow, easy to setup, near-perfect condition.

- Scott

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