MCM getaway

Want to go glamping? What better way to experience the wild than ensconced safely in a cool mid-century modern style A-frame cabin ? Far meadow is 14 miles above Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest, close to Yosemite National Park. It sits on 20 acres of private land, surrounded by a beautiful meadows and streams. There are two A-frames available to rent at $275 per night, each sleeping 2-4 with a sleeping loft. A friend and I were going to book their vintage trailer "lodge" where you get two trailers in which to sleep, cook, and hang out, but were not able to get it together. The trailers are not currently listed on the Far Meadows site, but it was a great idea, I've included photos anyway. Bring your dog, it's allowed!  

The Red A-Frame. Photos by Wassim Muklashy. Read about his photo trip  here

The Red A-Frame. Photos by Wassim Muklashy. Read about his photo trip here

The classic A-frame has 16-foot high windows

Red A-frame

Red A-frame

Red A-frame Interior with spiral stair

Red A-frame Interior with spiral stair

nice view!

nice view!

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These are the vintage trailers that rented as a pair.

These are the vintage trailers that rented as a pair.

A peek inside the trailer

A peek inside the trailer

I have this thing about eating in a trailer banquette like this. 

I have this thing about eating in a trailer banquette like this. 

Raleigh bikes

And now for some vintage bikes. Raleigh is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world, very British, established in 1887 in Raleigh Street, Nottingham. On the short list of bicycles I still want to own are their Twenty folder and the Lady Sport, both of which are thought to be very solid choices for a vintage bike purchase.  If you watch "Downton Abbey" or "Call the Midwife", chances are you've seen a character riding a Raleigh. Here are a few nice ones. They can still be found on eBay and other second-hand markets.

Vintage Raleigh bicycle poster, date unknown

Vintage Raleigh bicycle poster, date unknown

Raleigh Superbe

Raleigh Superbe

1972 Raleigh Ladies' Sport via flickr

"My new/old Raleigh mixte. It was a custom build based on a few bikes I had seen (and swooned over). Ace to ride, and really fast and light. Best thing I own. :) " —LaurenRoseUK on flicker

Ad for the Raleigh Twenty, the small-wheeled folder

Raleigh Twenty folder

Raleigh RSW, the shopper bike introduced to compete with the Moulton in the 60s The wheels are 16" via

A beautifully restored Raleigh sport  via

1936 Raleigh Ladies' Roadster via

1936 Gentleman's Roadster  via

1936 Gentleman's Roadster via