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Rent Your Camper Van from Escape Camper Vans (Seattle, WA)

Beyond its own attractions – such as Pike’s Place and the Space Needle – Seattle, Washington serves as the perfect gateway to the Pacific Northwest, with its lush forests, jagged mountain ranges, and endless coastlines. But how do you set off on this journey of a lifetime? This is where Escape Camper Vans comes into the picture. Offering a range of versatile camper vans equipped with all the necessities, Escape Camper Vans sets you up for the road trip you’ve always dreamed of. Here’s everything you need to know before hitting the road.

Our Seattle Rental Location

22441 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Just ten minutes down the Pacific Highway from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), our Escape Camper Vans facility is perfectly situated to kickstart your road trip to popular destinations such as the Cascades, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, and much more.

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22441 Pacific Hwy S

Des Moines, WA 98198


Directions Tips:

How to Get to Escape Camper Vans from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Here are your best options for reaching our hub from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:

  • Rideshare Services: Uber and Lyft are available at SEA and provide an easy way to reach our rental location. Once you’ve collected your luggage, follow the signs to the rideshare pickup zones, located on the third floor of the airport parking garage. Consult the Seattle-Tacoma Airport website for up-to-date information.
  • Taxi: Taxis are another reliable option for reaching our location from the airport. Follow the signs leading to Ground Transportation or simply ask airport staff for directions to the taxi stands.

Public Transport: If you prefer public transportation, you can take the southbound A Line to the Pacific Hwy S & S 224th St stop, where you will find our hub. This journey will take about 20 minutes total.

Camper Vans Available for Reservation in Seattle, WA

Mavericks

Craving a cozy, intimate road trip with all the practicalities you could ask for? Meet Mavericks, your ultimate home-away-from-home on wheels. This gem is perfect not only for couples but also for small families and friend group. The Mavericks comes fully equipped with:

  • A luxurious, queen-sized bed.
  • A functional kitchen that boasts a 2-burner propane stove, dual-powered refrigerator, and a handy sink.
  • Ample storage space for all your road trip essentials and souvenirs.
  • A foldaway in-van table and benches, converting easily into your big comfy bed for the night.
  • Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg and a range of technical specs for a smooth ride.
  • An optional rooftop sleeper.

Mesa

Traveling with a bigger crew or a family that needs a little extra room? Say hello to Big Sur, the expanded, tricked-out sibling to our beloved Mavericks model. Perfect for those who never want to compromise on space or amenities, Big Sur is about two feet longer than the Mavericks, allowing you to keep the rear bucket seats up even when the bed is down—ideal for families with car seats. When traveling in the Big Sur, you’ll have the following at your disposal:

  • A queen-sized bed that promises sound sleep under the stars.
  • Advanced kitchen facilities featuring a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a sink with a 5-gallon water tank.
  • Additional drawers and compartments underneath the back benches, offering extra storage and organization.
  • Aux and Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to curate the soundtrack for your adventure. 
  • Optional rooftop sleeper accommodations.
  • Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg.

 

Del Mar

Looking for the next level in campervan comfort and versatility? The Del Mar is the upgraded sibling of our popular Big Sur model. Ideal for families, groups of friends, or any adventurous soul, the Del Mar is your ticket to a dream road trip. Here’s what makes it special:

 

  • A queen-sized bed and an additional interior double bed, making room for up to 5 sleepers.
  • A kitchen outfitted with a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a 5-gallon water tank plus sink.
  • Extra storage spaces, including drawers and compartments, to stow away your essentials and finds along the journey.
  • The ability to stand inside the camper, adding a whole new level of comfort.
  • Tech-savvy additions like USB ports and Bluetooth capabilities to keep you connected.
  • An average fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg, so you can focus more on the adventure and less on the fuel gauge.

Road Trip Ideas from Seattle, WA

Olympic Peninsula

One of the most iconic road trips you can take is the Olympic Peninsula. Depart from Seattle and head west toward the Pacific Ocean. Highlights of this journey include the Hoh Rainforest, one of the last temperate rainforests in the U.S., and the rugged coastline of Rialto Beach. With options for hiking, camping, and wildlife spotting, the loop is an all-in-one destination.

San Juan Islands

From Seattle, you’re just a short drive and a ferry ride away from the enchanting San Juan Islands. Known for their dramatic landscapes and rich biodiversity, the islands offer plenty of activities such as kayaking, whale-watching, and hiking. Each island has its unique charm, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.

Mount Rainier National Park

A trip to Mount Rainier National Park promises breathtaking vistas and challenging hikes. Whether you choose to take on the Skyline Trail or simply enjoy the scenic drive around the mountain, your visit to this iconic landmark will surely be unforgettable.

North Cascades National Park

Often referred to as the ‘American Alps,’ North Cascades National Park is a paradise for mountain enthusiasts. From challenging hiking trails to tranquil lakeside campsites, the park offers a range of outdoor activities that cater to all levels of adventure-seekers.

Major Destinations Near Seattle, WA

Bellingham, WA

Just a short drive north of Seattle, Bellingham offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. With easy access to both the Mount Baker wilderness and the San Juan Islands, it serves as another excellent base for outdoor adventures.

Portland, OR

For those willing to drive a little further, Portland, Oregon offers a unique blend of urban culture and outdoor activities. Famous for its food scene, Portland is also close to outdoor spots like Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.

Vancouver, BC

If you’re interested in crossing an international border, Vancouver, British Columbia, is just a few hours away. Known for its diverse culture and stunning natural beauty, it’s a fantastic destination in its own right.

Grocery and Liquor Stores Near Our Seattle Location

Trader Joe’s

15868 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98148, United States

With a location right near the SeaTac Airport, Trader Joe’s offers a variety of organic and gourmet foods that are perfect for your road trip. From ready-to-eat meals to fresh produce, you can stock up on all essentials here.

Costco

Costco Wholesale, 400 Costco Dr #150, Tukwila, WA 98188, United States

For longer trips, a visit to the Costco in nearby Tukwila might be more economical. From bulk food items to camping supplies, the store offers everything you could need for an extended adventure.

Outdoor Stores in Seattle For Your Van Adventure

REI Seattle Flagship

222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Whether you’re an experienced outdoor adventurer or a novice, REI has you covered. From camping gear to outdoor apparel, REI offers a wide range of quality products. Their staff is also well-trained to assist you in finding the right gear for your specific needs.

Outdoor Research Retail Store

2203 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Specializing in outdoor apparel and gear, Outdoor Research offers products that are not only functional but also stylish. Their range of waterproof jackets, hiking boots, and camping accessories are designed for maximum comfort and durability.

How much does it cost to rent a camper in Washington?

The average cost to rent a camper in Washington is $75-150 per day. You’ll also want to account for other expenses like mileage fees and gas. The typical mileage fee for camper rentals is $0.30-0.40 cents per mile you drive. Washington also commonly ranks in the top 10 states with the highest gas prices. Prices on camper van rentals may vary depending on demand and availability. Washington gets the most tourists and campers during the summer and early fall since it’s the warmest and there’s less rain during those months. So, camper rentals and other travel expenses commonly increase during that time.

How old do you have to be to rent a camper in Washington?

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a camper van from Escape Camper Vans in Washington. Many other companies in the area require you to be at least 25 to rent a camper or RV, making younger drivers feel more limited in their options. The reason behind the age minimum is insurance premiums and liability associated with vehicle rentals. Drivers who are under 21 have much higher insurance premiums because they’re seen as inexperienced and may take more risks while driving. So, to ensure rentals are profitable for companies and limit liability, age minimums need to be set.

How much does it cost to rent a camper in Washington?

The average cost to rent a camper in Washington is $75-150 per day. You’ll also want to account for other expenses like mileage fees and gas. The typical mileage fee for camper rentals is $0.30-0.40 cents per mile you drive. Washington also commonly ranks in the top 10 states with the highest gas prices. Prices on camper van rentals may vary depending on demand and availability. Washington gets the most tourists and campers during the summer and early fall since it’s the warmest and there’s less rain during those months. So, camper rentals and other travel expenses commonly increase during that time.

How old do you have to be to rent a camper in Washington?

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a camper van from Escape Camper Vans in Washington. Many other companies in the area require you to be at least 25 to rent a camper or RV, making younger drivers feel more limited in their options. The reason behind the age minimum is insurance premiums and liability associated with vehicle rentals. Drivers who are under 21 have much higher insurance premiums because they’re seen as inexperienced and may take more risks while driving. So, to ensure rentals are profitable for companies and limit liability, age minimums need to be set.

Book Your Van With Escape Camper Vans Today

Your Pacific Northwest adventure awaits, and there’s no better way to explore this stunning region than in a home-on-wheels from Escape Camper Vans. With our variety of camper van options, strategic Seattle location, and the wealth of scenic destinations within easy reach, your dream road trip is just a booking away. Book your van today!

What To Expect:

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Nancy ReynoldsNancy Reynolds
16:24 15 Sep 23
Our Wonder Woman van was awesome! At first look, she seemed surprisingly old and clunky.. but she turned out to be a champ- ran well throughout our trip. The bed with bedding set was super cozy. The kitchen was great- we used the camp stove, fridge and sink. We had to buy #2 filters for the melita-style drip coffee thing. It would be nice if Escape provided a set of those because you can’t make coffee without it.The staff at the Seattle location were super friendly and accommodating. We’ll definitely rent again- well worth the price!!
Mary OMary O
00:29 14 Sep 23
Had a great time exploring Pacific Northwest, Mt Ranier, and a two night concert at The Gorge!Called to see if we could get the van earlier than our check in. They accommodated which was super helpful.The van definitely had a lot of adventures lol! We rolled with it. About halfway through our journey the check engine light came on. Roadside response was very helpful! It was just an O2 sensor. I actually had the same issue with my Honda - still able to travel.The stove wasn’t able to operate safely and they allowed us to buy a new one and reimburse us.Be sure to check out the pantry on-site. We scored a cooler, some condiments, paper towels to use (and returned as we flew and couldn’t take it)They are rotating in newer models…we had an older one but it worked out fine!
Makayla McNamaraMakayla McNamara
17:13 11 Sep 23
We absolutely loved renting the Big Sur camper van from Escape Camper Vans. We actually rented the Maverick (a little smaller) but they upgraded us for free to the next biggest size. This is a really great way to travel and I’ll definitely be doing it again! The only reason I did not give 5 stars was because unlike most rental companies they charge you for how many miles you drive and that can really rack up the price. Since we did a roadtrip from Seattle to LA we paid upfront for 800 miles and the remainder 1000+ miles cost us another $550. Probably spent around $1000 in miles while also having to pay for gas and the rental itself. I think the mileage charge is a little crazy but we are still happy we had the experience!
Kayleigh PossKayleigh Poss
02:20 10 Sep 23
Fantastic experience! The campervan was absolutely wonderful. Everything we could have needed for a week long trip. The staff was also great to work with, too! Highly recommend.
Dave KurtDave Kurt
03:38 19 Aug 23
We had a great week with our van and we made it through the week with no major issues. The people we dealt with were all really helpful and nice. The van exterior was in rough shape (because I got the full coverage?), the brakes squeaked, the suspension was bouncy and squeaky, the tires wouldn't pass the penny tread test and the steering wheel had a few inches of play in each direction. While the van itself we had was old (had a sticker for over 300,000 miles and a 2008) the camping portion worked well. The electrical system was good, the fridge kept stuff cold, and the air conditioning worked. We saw other Escape renters with much nicer and newer vans, so maybe our van was the exception rather than the norm.
Ben WheelerBen Wheeler
19:58 24 Jul 23
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!We picked up in Portland and visited sites in the Columbia river gorge, Mount St. Helens, mt rainier, vashon island, Vancouver BC and Victoria BC. The van was perfectly outfitted for our trip. The team at escape camper vans was amazing. They were friendly, very very fast and efficient.
Lynne MarshLynne Marsh
14:13 07 Jul 23
Exploring the Pacific Northwest in a campervan was the best decision ever!! We are already planning our next trip! Thanks so much to the Seattle hub for all the help and advice!
Vicky MannVicky Mann
06:37 15 Jun 23
Escape Camper Vans is an amazing company. From the beginning, I was extremely impressed by the woman who checked out the van to me. I wish I knew her name to give her a shoutout here. She was knowledgeable about the vans , insurance, operations, toll roads, etc. The vehicle was super easy to drive. It handles like a car and has great pickup for getting over the passes. Lots of storage space; kitchen set up is a dream. Cooler drawer kept things very cold for two nights. Bed was really comfortable. We rented a popup tent because there were 4 of us and that also had a really comfortable mattress. It was surprisingly spacious for 2 average sized women. I felt like I was glamping . A really tall person might have felt cramped but it worked great for us. The only design flaw was that the dashboard lights did not go off automatically or they were on an extremely long timer. I was so worried about draining the battery and Googled how to turn them off by using the inside door lock. That worked but very impractical. Checking back in was also very easy and again, the guy who checked us in was also really knowledgeable and super friendly. I hated to give the van up. Another bonus was that the paint job on our “Flower girl” made everyone smile. Lots of thumbs up from drivers on the road and from fellow campers. I would definitely use this company again.
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