It’s touted as the “World’s Greatest Classic Car Auction,” and each January during Arizona Car Week, thousands of collector car enthusiasts travel to Scottsdale, Arizona to view and bid on everything from vintage Ferraris and Porches to Ford Mustangs and Mercury Cougars. According to Barrett-Jackson, more than 1,900 vehicles crossed the auction block in January 2023, and top performers included supercars, original muscle, and Resto-Mods.
Travel in Style in a Luxury Motorcoach
One alternative to flying on a commercial airliner to Scottsdale is to rent a luxury motorcoach for you and your family or friends, where you can travel in style and comfort. When you travel in a luxury motorcoach, you have all the amenities that are found in a hotel, including queen-size and bunk beds, full bathrooms with showers, a large refrigerator, kitchen sink, oven, dishwasher, large screen television with WiFi, and plenty of storage space.
LiTRV can help you assess what type of motorcoach would be the best fit for you and arrange for a professional driver, should you choose not to drive.
Or, if you are flying to Arizona via private jet, LiTRV can meet you at the airport, where you can settle into your luxury motorcoach for the remainder of your vacation. Arizona is beautiful in January, and you might consider extending your trip beyond the car auction so you can explore the state and soak in the warmth of the desert.
Once you’re in Arizona, there are many options for accommodations. LiTRV can make reservations at a luxury RV resort, or we can arrange for you to stay at a high-end resort. Our professional driver will drop you off and pick you up when you are ready to move on to your next destination.
Here are some ideas:
Eagle View RV Resort
Eagle View RV Resort offers world-class facilities while allowing you to enjoy all the perks of staying in a private RV.
The park offers 150 premium and deluxe sites in the Sonoran high desert, well away from the noise of Phoenix. Quiet and relaxing, the resort offers year-round recreation opportunities, making it the perfect stop-off for the car auction. On-site facilities include laundry, showers, pickleball courts, a pet park, a heated pool, and a 24-hour fitness room. Hiking in the Tonto National Forest is just minutes away, and guests are free to swim and fish in the adjacent Saguaro Lake. There are also mountain biking opportunities in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Finally, if you love golf, you’re in luck. Eagle View offers discounted access to WeKoPa Golf Club and the adjoining casino. Do the full 18 holes and then enjoy blackjack, poker, bingo, and Keno while eating at one of the many restaurants at the location.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is where you go to “drift away in desert luxury.” The owners give guests a private sanctuary to retreat between stints at the auction house. Rooms come with stunning views of the Arizona landscape and sun-lit skies, with décor reflecting the spirit of the Sonoran Desert.
As you might expect from a premium destination, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess employs a no-expenses-spared policy. Rooms offer a combination of classic comfort intermixed with touches of modernity to complete the luxury experience. All guest rooms are recently renovated and provide access to the swimming pool, golf course, and local gardens. The resort includes unlimited local, domestic, and long-distance calls in the room price, and dogs are welcoming (and even considered “honored guests!”)
Lastly, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess believes everyone can play a role in sustainability. As such, the resort implements various eco-friendly features to reduce its environmental impacts, such as conserving gas, electricity, and water.
Four Seasons Scottsdale
If you’re looking for somewhere that will also cater to your sense of outdoor adventure, you might consider the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale at Troon North. With dramatic views and spectacular cacti, this unique venue displays the Arizona landscape in all its glory while incorporating elements of the Old West and Native American lore.
As with Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, you have immediate access to the Sonoran Desert. Tours of the local area are available, or you can take to the skies in a hot air balloon and enjoy a Champagne breakfast while looking down at the landscape below in the cool morning air.
ATV, Jeep, and Hummer rides also venture onward from the resort, allowing you to indulge your love of four-wheel vehicles, even outside the auction. Drive yourself or hire a professional off-roader to take you down the most exciting tracks and view the scenery.
Four Seasons Scottsdale offers a selection of rooms that meet the needs of even the most discerning guests. For instance, the Deluxe Casita Room lets you enjoy Scottsdale’s more than 330 days of sunshine annually with views of the desert, a large flat-screen TV, and a gas-burning fireplace. Upgrading to the Pinnacle Three-Bedroom Suite gives you all this plus spacious patios, al fresco living options, a full-service kitchen, and a dining table for celebratory meals (perhaps if you decide to get that classic car you’ve always wanted!)
The Boulders Resort
Another option for anyone in the area for the car auction is the Boulders Resort and Spa, famous for being one of the best golf resorts in the Southwest. The destination’s course recently underwent a four-million-dollar upgrade and now offers more challenging terrain and bunkers. Residents can also enjoy instruction from PGA instructors, including Donald Crawley, ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America.
Of course, the Boulders Resort is about more than golf. It also offers one of the most impressive spa facilities in the region, offering over 33,000 square feet of desert oasis to reinvigorate the body. There’s also access to nearby recreational activities, including climbing and an air tour of the Grand Canyon.
Those looking for something more traditional should check out the Arizona Biltmore. The resort offers various accommodation options to cater to individual tastes and groups of guests, including alluring villas and spacious suites. It is also home to the Tierra Luna Spa, an award-winning destination for anyone wanting to revitalize and refresh.
The Biltmore is nearly 100 years old, having opened in 1929. During the intervening period, owners continually reinvented the resort. The early years saw it as a stop-off for travelers going to California. However, it recently underwent a $100 million reinvention, dramatically improving the décor and level of service available to guests. Now it ranks with the best hotels and resorts in the area, providing a premium service for anyone lucky enough to stay there.
While there are plenty of five-star resorts in the vicinity of Scottsdale, nothing compares to traveling in your personal motorcoach. When you have an RV, your luxury accommodation travels with you.
Whether you are a car collector or you just appreciate the beauty of vintage and classic cars, consider traveling to the Barret-Jackson auction in a motorhome rental. Our LiTRV team is ready to help you plan your vacation.