When she’s not stunning audiences in offered out concert halls or web hosting the Country Songs Awards, Dolly Parton spends significantly of her time traveling aboard her beloved tour bus. But as of now, lovers can book a continue to be in the tunes legend’s home on the street to practical experience firsthand how she traversed North The usa en route to performances, added benefits, and Dollywood.
“Now we are applying the bus as a suite, leasing it out to individuals to see how we reside on the highway,” Parton tells Condé Nast Traveler.
Dubbed Suite 1986 as a nod to the calendar year Dollywood opened, the tour bus is stationed at the topic park’s DreamMore Vacation resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Parton famously prefers highways to traveling, and spent the previous 15 a long time residing and writing new music although on board, together with dozens of music like “Backwoods Barbie” as nicely as the hit Broadway demonstrate 9 to 5: The Musical.
The tan and silver Prevost coach is kitted out with a jewel-tone color palette and Parton’s custom made requests, which includes creature comforts like a bathtub, complete-sized refrigerator, and a selected wig closet in which she held the signature accessories she wore for concert events and reveals. The inside of partitions of the bus are also customized—hand painted with murals of dancing wayfarers, musicians, crystal balls, and included wagons. The musician after called the bus her preferred residence.
The a few bunk beds tucked into a wall amongst the entrance of the bus and the again bedroom are exactly where Parton’s nieces and nephews slept when they traveled with her. Although the bus model commonly arrives normal with six bunks, a few were being taken off to make a lot more home for the musician’s wardrobe closet. Past the bunk beds, a black button opens an electrical doorway to Parton’s living quarters, with her comprehensive-sized bed, gold cabinetry, and tv. From sequin-embellished swathes ceiling to tassel-trimmed pillows and window treatments, the entire bus is decked in glitzy touches befitting the larger-than-existence icon.
Helmed by longtime driver Tim Dunlap, the bus traveled around 360,000 miles, halting in additional than 60 cities in the U.S. and Canada on Parton’s 2016 Pure & Straightforward Tour on your own. But just one of its most popular routes was from her dwelling in Nashville to Pigeon Forge, just a handful of miles from where she grew up.
Starting at $10,000, the Suite 1986 Tour Bus Working experience involves a two-night time stay, and an extra DreamMore Resort guest room to accommodate four much more attendees. (A part of proceeds from every remain will go to The Dollywood Foundation.) Also provided: devoted concierge support and distinctive Suite 1986 souvenir swag—like embroidered towels, robes, and slippers—to bear in mind the glimpse into Dolly Parton’s life on the street.