You can spend the night inside the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. A listing on Airbnb shows the 27-foot long rolling piece of pop culture show that it has been refurbished to provide accommodations for two people. Hot dog-themed amenities, free gifts, and an outdoor picnic area are included in the one-night experience.
Hot dogs and summer are irrevocably linked in America. From barbecues to sports arenas to a world stage at Coney Island, we can’t get our fill of these sausage sandwiches. But you don’t need to love hot dogs to be a fan of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The rolling piece of pop culture has been around for more than 80 years and now you can spend the night inside one of these giant frankfurters through Airbnb.
An Airbnb listing from AlexanDog + Jake N’ Bacon describes your stay in the “27-foot long hot dog on wheels.” Located in Chicagoland, Illinois (the Chicago metro area), there is space for two between the buns, complete with sofa bed and sitting area. A mini fridge is stocked with (what else) Oscar Mayer hot dogs and all the fixins. You also get a roller grill to keep, along with a welcome kit stocked with hot dog-themed goodies. We imagine the kit includes the obligatory company-branded gimme cap, but that’s just part of the mystery.
The listing mentions “custom Wienermobile art piece by local artist Laura Kiro.” There are numerous knicknacks inside Hotel Wienermobile, though a television isn’t among them. Wi-Fi is not included either, so this could be a good opportunity to unplug and enjoy the yellow and red scenery.
The interior space seems cozy but you better be really into the whole ketchup-and-mustard theme, because it’s everywhere. The captain’s chairs look cool and comfortable. You’ll have to go outside to use the adjacent bathroom facilities, and there is an included picnic area right outside your door. The photos show a square of astroturf with a pair of lounge chairs, a fire pit, and some string lighting.
All show, no go
You are probably excited to get behind the wheel and take this big dog out on the road. Sorry, but that’s reserved for graduating college seniors known as “Hotdoggers”. Your stay in the Wienermobile is exactly that; it’s parked and not going anywhere. Still, this might be your only chance to call it yours for one night, let alone see one. There are six different Wienermobiles on the road at any given time, but that’s across the entire country.You better be really into the whole ketchup-and-mustard theme, because it’s everywhere
Reservations start on July 24, so be ready with the date you’d like to stay so you can snag it. A one-night stay costs $136 and includes free parking on the premises, toiletries, and breakfast.
“We’ve been driving a 27-foot-long hot dog around the country for the past couple of months,” the hosts write in the listing. “While traveling the hot dog highways we’ve seen some franktastic places and met some bunderful people. So, we’ve decided to share the love by renovating America’s favorite hot dog on wheels and turning it into a Wienermobile you can stay in overnight for the first time ever. We can’t wait to meat you!”
You know we had to go big for #NationalHotDogDay! So, we turned America’s favorite 🌭 on wheels into a place to rest your head. Set a reminder for next Wednesday, when booking opens on @Airbnb and become one of the first guests in the @Wienermobile! 👏 https://t.co/wZEyAULdk5 pic.twitter.com/EkfZBAfoiz
— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) July 17, 2019
Hot dog run
Oscar Mayer’s nephew Carl Mayer created the first Wienermobile in 1936. The hot dog company has had about a dozen Wienermobiles made, using coachwork bodies mounted to vehicle frames from Dodge, Chevrolet, GMC, and more. Purpose-built chassis have also been used. The instantly recognizable hot dog cars have found their way into museums and there has even been a Mini Wienermobile.