When she’s not stunning audiences in offered out live performance halls or web hosting the Country Tunes Awards, Dolly Parton spends a lot of her time traveling aboard her beloved tour bus. But as of currently, admirers can reserve a keep in the new music legend’s house on the street to practical experience firsthand how she traversed North The united states en route to performances, added benefits, and Dollywood.
“Now we’re making use of the bus as a suite, renting it out to folks to see how we reside on the road,” Parton tells Condé Nast Traveler.
Dubbed Suite 1986 as a nod to the calendar year Dollywood opened, the tour bus is stationed at the concept park’s DreamMore Vacation resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Parton famously prefers highways to traveling, and expended the past 15 several years dwelling and composing music although on board, together with dozens of tracks like “Backwoods Barbie” as well as the strike Broadway exhibit 9 to 5: The Musical.
The tan and silver Prevost coach is kitted out with a jewel-tone shade palette and Parton’s custom requests, which includes creature comforts like a bathtub, comprehensive-sized refrigerator, and a specified wig closet the place she held the signature components she wore for concerts and reveals. The within walls of the bus are also customized—hand painted with murals of dancing wayfarers, musicians, crystal balls, and protected wagons. The musician as soon as referred to as the bus her preferred dwelling.
The three bunk beds tucked into a wall between the entrance of the bus and the back bed room are where by Parton’s nieces and nephews slept when they traveled with her. When the bus model generally arrives standard with 6 bunks, three were taken out to make a lot more home for the musician’s wardrobe closet. Earlier the bunk beds, a black button opens an electric powered doorway to Parton’s living quarters, with her complete-sized bed, gold cabinetry, and television. From sequin-embellished swathes ceiling to tassel-trimmed pillows and window solutions, the complete bus is decked in glitzy touches befitting the larger-than-everyday living icon.
Helmed by longtime driver Tim Dunlap, the bus traveled around 360,000 miles, stopping in extra than 60 cities in the U.S. and Canada on Parton’s 2016 Pure & Simple Tour by yourself. But 1 of its most common routes was from her dwelling in Nashville to Pigeon Forge, just a few miles from wherever she grew up.
Commencing at $10,000, the Suite 1986 Tour Bus Expertise includes a two-night keep, and an supplemental DreamMore Resort guest home to accommodate four extra friends. (A part of proceeds from just about every keep will go to The Dollywood Foundation.) Also included: dedicated concierge provider and exceptional Suite 1986 keepsake swag—like embroidered towels, robes, and slippers—to don’t forget the glimpse into Dolly Parton’s life on the highway.