A Tennessee family transformed a $2,500 Craigslist RV into a glamorous Dolly Parton-themed Airbnb – take a look inside

Adrienne Smith with one of her dogs in front of her Dolly Parton-themed motorhome, which she rents on Airbnb.Talia Lakritz/Insider

Three years ago, Adrienne and Dean Smith and their daughter Tayler bought a 20ft RV on Craigslist for $2,500.

Adrienne Smith, owner of the Dolly Parton-themed motorhome

Adrian Smith.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The Smiths already operated two Airbnbs on their six-acre property in Maryville, Tennessee – one aircraft hangar transformed into a loft and train car transformed into a small house. The RV completed their Airbnb trio of trains, planes, and automobiles.

It was Tayler’s idea to turn the motorhome into a Dolly Parton homage.

A Dolly Parton-themed motorhome on Airbnb with a small outdoor seating area next to it.

My home for the night.Talia Lakritz/Insider

“My daughter said, ‘You know what, mum, how about giving a big, giant, beautiful nod to our local queen, Miss Dolly Parton? And I’m like, ‘Brilliant,'” Adrienne Smith told Insider. “She inspires us to do better for ourselves, and we take the product out of [the RV] each year and donate to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.”

“As you try to figure out what you want to do to honor Dolly, you want to do it right,” Smith said. “She’s our local heroine. She’s our personal heroine.”

A Dolly Parton themed motorhome that says

” Sorry ! »Talia Lakritz/Insider

Smith estimates they spent a total of $20,000 on renovations to turn the RV into a functioning Airbnb.

They commissioned tattoo artist Mira Mariah to create a Dolly Parton mural to adorn the exterior.

A mural of Dolly Parton on a motorhome

Art Dolly Parton outside the camper van.Talia Lakritz/Insider

Mariah, known as The girl knew Yorkcreated the original image, which the Smiths took to a local graphic studio and applied to the exterior of the motorhome.

They also added a personalized license plate.

A Tennessee license plate that says

The license plate said “PartnMe”.Talia Lakritz/Insider

In a play of Dolly Parton’s last name, the license plate reads “PartnMe”, a pun for “forgive me”.

They removed a berth from the forward cabin and made a seating area to open up the space, which they decorated with records and photos of Dolly Parton.

The interior of a motorhome decorated with photos and recordings of Dolly Parton

The seating area inside the motorhome.Talia Lakritz/Insider

They also furnished the living room area with wallpaper, curtains and cushions.

Butterfly bookends hold copies of “What Would Dolly Do?” and “The Intimate Biography of Dolly Parton”.

Butterfly book rack in a Dolly Parton themed motorhome

Butterfly decor.Talia Lakritz/Insider

Parton, who wrote a song called “Love Is Like A Butterfly”, often features butterflies in her outfits and acting.

The renovated kitchen includes a fridge, microwave, stove and sink.

A kitchen in a Dolly Parton-themed motorhome.

The kitchen.Talia Lakritz/Insider

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

A tea towel on the oven encourages diners to help themselves to a cup of ambition.

A tea towel on which you can read "Pour me a cup of ambition"

A Dolly Parton themed tea towel.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The phrase comes from Parton’s famous song, “9 to 5.”

The Smiths also replaced the two-and-a-half-gallon hot water tank with an on-demand system.

A bathroom in a Dolly Parton-themed motorhome.

The Dolly Parton themed RV bathroom.Talia Lakritz/Insider

They also installed a new air conditioning unit.

Even the bathroom decor stays true to the Dolly Parton theme.

A Dolly Parton sign indicating

A sign in the bathroom.Talia Lakritz/Insider

A sign in the bathroom features another Dolly Parton quote: “The higher the hair, the nearer to God.”

The sleeping area features more Dolly Parton-themed artwork and a bedazzled electric guitar.

A bed in a motorhome

The sleeping area in the Dolly Parton themed motorhome.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The windows overlook the surrounding mountains.

Guests can also get cozy under this Dolly Parton blanket, which the Smiths acquired from Etsy.

A quilt printed with Dolly Parton albums

A Dolly Parton quilt.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The cover is printed with decades of Dolly Parton album covers.

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

A poster of Dolly Parton stating

More Dolly Parton decoration.Talia Lakritz/Insider

Above the bedside table, an artwork features Dolly Parton’s quote, “It’s hard to be a diamond in a world of rhinestones.”

Tucked into the corner of the sleeping area, a small vanity includes a copy of Dolly Parton’s book, “Storyteller” and a photo of her standing in the doorway of her tour bus.

An area with a wardrobe and mirror in a Dolly Parton themed campervan

A small vanity area in the sleeping area.Talia Lakritz/Insider

One of his records also hangs on the wall.

Right next to Dolly’s Fantasy Camper, the Smiths’ property has an outdoor area with sofas, picnic tables and a grill.

The Dolly Parton-themed Airbnb outdoor seating area

The outdoor seating area.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The outdoor space is shared with guests of other Airbnbs on site.

Dolly’s Fantasy Camper currently starts at $88 per night, excluding taxes and fees.

A pink guest book and key for a Dolly Parton themed motorhome

The guest book and the key.Talia Lakritz/Insider

A $45 cleaning fee is added to the total cost.

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

Adrienne Smith with one of her dogs outside her Dolly Parton themed motorhome.

Adrienne Smith with one of her dogs in front of her Dolly Parton-themed motorhome, which she rents on Airbnb.Talia Lakritz/Insider

“It’s so much fun because we have families with little ones who know Dolly and just want to stay here,” she said. “We’ve had birthday parties, hen parties…a sock company used it for a photo shoot. It’s amazing what happened around our little motorhome. “

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