Classic Road Trip Vehicles

There is no better vacation than exploring the Pacific Northwest (and beyond if you have enough nights - Vancouver Island? Santa Cruz or San Luis Obispo?) in a VW camper van. From the moment you drive away to the time you drop off, you'll experience the freedom that only a classic road trip can offer. No tour guides, no restrictions, no boundaries. Just you and the van and the road.  This is truly the vacation of a lifetime and you’re supported by the true experts at Peace Vans.

In a VW van, you're also part of a community. You'll get lots of friendly waves along the way and as much conversation in a campground as you want. It's truly a vacation apart from the ordinary. Drop the devices and drop into some perfect camping and connection time (of course, all our vans have plenty of power and USB outlets if you do need your devices for a moment or two).

And at Peace Vans, we love these vans as much as you will. Everyone who works here owns and drives one. We're serious about quality and customer service. 

Don't take our word for it - read what some renters say. Or, here’s some recent comments from just this past summer of 2018:

  • We had a wonderful time and realized afterwards there was just no better way to see Washington and beyond. #vanlife is the real deal. We will definitely come back to Washington and rent from Peace Van again. Your company is truly top notch. We felt like you all prepared us with everything to have a really good time. You sent us off feeling encouraged to enjoy ourselves and see the beautiful state. My family agrees, our trip in July was the trip of a lifetime and will be hard to top... our van rental was a HUGE part of that. Thank you!

  • During this trip I found the "Best Version" of myself. So free and easy. Thank you

  • It was a great all-around experience. The information provided before renting (newsletter, emails, cook book!!!) were super helpful and appreciated. We're not really camping people, but this van makes everything fun. Even travel days were fun because you get to drive the van. We already loved the Pacific Northwest and VW vans-- put those two things together and you have one amazing experience. We love Peace Vans and hope to be back soon! 

  • Our family camping trip to Olympic National park in Peace Van's Pilchuck (we called him Chuck) was fantastic. This was our first time camping in that part of the country (we're from NYC) and our first time camping with our 2 kids (age 9 and 4) for that long. While we were definitely excited while planning the trip, we were also a bit nervous as we didn't know what it would be like for all 4 of us to live in a van for a week. I can tell you, our experience was pure magic. By day 3 my husband and I were dreaming of owning a van of our own. Chuck was perfectly stocked by Peace Vans with everything we needed. The kids LOVED sleeping up in the pop-top and our 4 year old really felt like he conquered the world when he finally learned to climb up and down on his own. The "downstairs bed" was super comfy for my husband and I. Like, seriously, who gets a good night sleep when camping?! . All in all, it was an incredible adventure for our family and we cannot wait to get back in a van.

  • I'm an indoorsy, couch-loving, bug-hating, sun-defying, atypical Seattle-ite. But my kids kept begging to go camping. Enter Peace Vans. Okay fine, we can go camping but I don't have to sleep on the ground. I was equal parts terrified and excited before the trip. To my great surprise, our camping trip to Vancouver Island was a huge success!! We all had an amazing time, the kids fell in love with Washougal, Vancouver Island was an enchanting paradise, and now I find myself planning my next camping trip. I even have a few bug bites but I don't even care! Who am I now? This experience wouldn't have been possible without Peace Vans, the campervan experience, and everything they did to make our trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Thank you!!!

Why Peace Vans?  We have a simple mission - to make your vacation awesome.

You can read all the reasons why we think we are the best choice here.  But, briefly, your rental van is cared for by the largest Vanagon/Eurovan shop in the US - Peace Vans.  We have a dedicated team of 17 employees.  We also have extra perks for our renters - secret camping spots we call Peace Vans Camps, detailed itineraries for you to follow or use as a baseline, and special discounts and offers at awesome spots along many of the popular routes.  

The vast majority of our rentals start and finish at our extremely convenient location in Downtown Seattle (5 minutes from all the major downtown hotels). One minute from the SODO light rail stop (which connects to SEA-TAC airport), 20 minutes in a cab from SEA-TAC, 3 hours via train from Portland…wherever you come from we are easy to get to. And, the best part? When you get here you’re welcomed like family and your trip starts off on a perfect footing. From coloring books for the kids, to guide books for the adults, to tours of our famous repair and restoration facilities our full service shop has everything you need to get going (did someone say Barista quality espresso in the shop?).

Each of our rental vans come with our assurance that it is mechanically sound, fun to drive, and clean inside and out. Our vans are well-stocked, complete with everything you need for cooking and eating, along with some local treats. Check out the vans now!  Have a look at what is included.  We own these vans and treat them like dear family members, while they have numbers, they also have names and personalities (even some quirks).  Each van gets at least $20,000 of mechanical work before they enter the fleet, and they also get lots of nice upgrades like modern refrigerators, heaters for colder weather camping, awnings and upgraded sound systems.  These are awesome vans.


Start Your Adventure

Camping in a van provides the perfect combination of easy camping and easy access. Know of a campground in a National Park and you scored a reservation? Awesome. Not quite the planning type and the sun is setting and you're far out on a forest service road? Pop the top and call it a night right there! In a van, you're the proverbial hermit crab with your home on your back.

Design your own road trip (or just go where the wind takes you), or check out one of our suggested itineraries, complete with Van Life tips and tricks. Either way, your next road trip adventure is right around the corner.


Reserve Now

Ready to rent? Check out availability on our rental calendar. Excited but not ready to commit just yet? Join our mailing list below or contact us to make a general inquiry. Peace Vans rentals book up fast, so get in touch if you're interested!  Reserve before 12/31/2018 for 2019 and get a 5% discount.

And take a few minutes to check out the video below - it will give you a feeling for the Peace Vans experience. 

And, don't forget!  Fall/Winter are excellent times to explore the PNW in one of these vehicles.  All our vans are equipped with built in heaters to keep you warm and cozy, prices are lower, campgrounds are empty and the road is all yours.  We love this time of the year so much we created a top 10 list.  As a special treat, everyone in your party gets a free Peace Vans T-shirt if it rains every day of your off season rental :)


Limited One Way Rentals Now Available To/From Santa Cruz, CA and even all the way down to San Luis Obispo

Want to travel the coast in a Peace Van?  We have very limited one way rentals available between Seattle and Santa Cruz, CA and new for 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA.  Learn more here . These sell out super fast, so act now if you want to do this in 2019.


We sent one of our vans for a little road trip and grabbed this video to share. Starring Nisqually the van!