When she’s not stunning audiences in offered out concert halls or hosting the Region Audio Awards, Dolly Parton spends much of her time traveling aboard her beloved tour bus. But as of nowadays, enthusiasts can e-book a remain in the tunes legend’s dwelling on the street to expertise firsthand how she traversed North America en route to performances, rewards, and Dollywood.
“Now we’re applying the bus as a suite, leasing it out to persons to see how we stay 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 Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Parton famously prefers highways to traveling, and invested the past 15 yrs living and creating music whilst on board, like dozens of tunes like “Backwoods Barbie” as effectively as the hit Broadway demonstrate 9 to 5: The Musical.
The tan and silver Prevost coach is kitted out with a jewel-tone colour palette and Parton’s custom requests, together with creature comforts like a bathtub, total-sized refrigerator, and a specified wig closet exactly where she kept the signature accessories she wore for concert events and shows. The within walls of the bus are also customized—hand painted with murals of dancing wayfarers, musicians, crystal balls, and covered wagons. The musician after termed the bus her preferred house.
The 3 bunk beds tucked into a wall in between the entrance of the bus and the again bed room are wherever Parton’s nieces and nephews slept when they traveled with her. Whilst the bus design generally comes conventional with 6 bunks, 3 have been eliminated to make more area 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 comprehensive-sized mattress, gold cabinetry, and television. From sequin-embellished swathes ceiling to tassel-trimmed pillows and window solutions, the whole bus is decked in glitzy touches befitting the greater-than-lifestyle icon.
Helmed by longtime driver Tim Dunlap, the bus traveled roughly 360,000 miles, stopping in extra than 60 towns in the U.S. and Canada on Parton’s 2016 Pure & Easy Tour on your own. But one of its most widespread routes was from her house in Nashville to Pigeon Forge, just a number of miles from the place she grew up.
Starting at $10,000, the Suite 1986 Tour Bus Expertise consists of a two-evening remain, and an further DreamMore Resort guest room to accommodate four extra friends. (A part of proceeds from each and every continue to be will go to The Dollywood Foundation.) Also included: committed concierge service and unique Suite 1986 souvenir swag—like embroidered towels, robes, and slippers—to bear in mind the glimpse into Dolly Parton’s existence on the highway.