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Spend the Night in a Real Chinook Helicopter in the Tampa Area!



Via Motor Ranch at Croom

Embark on a truly unique adventure with a stay at “Chinook,” nestled within the serene 5-acre compound of the Withlacoochee State Forest and the exhilarating Croom Motorcycle Area, just outside Brooksville, FL. This unforgettable vacation experience promises to elevate your sense of adventure to new heights, offering a stay like no other. Our one-of-a-kind accommodation, a REAL repurposed Chinook CH-47D helicopter, combines the iconic charm of this legendary aircraft with the modern comforts of home, creating an unparalleled retreat that cannot be found anywhere else in the world!

Meet Pete and Brent, the visionary owners behind this extraordinary property. After purchasing the Motor Ranch Croom in April of 2022 and offering other units for rent on the property, Pete and Brent took their venture to new heights in early 2023 with the acquisition of the Chinook helicopter. Throughout the summer, they meticulously renovated the Chinook, transforming it into a luxurious retreat ready for rental by November 2023.

Key Features:

  • • 2 cozy bedrooms
  • • 1 full bathroom
  • • Fully equipped and stocked kitchen
  • • WIFI, Satellite TV, and Air conditioning
  • • Essentials provided

Step inside the Chinook to discover a world of wonder and nostalgia. The first bedroom, nestled in the cockpit, offers a unique glimpse into the life of the pilots who once flew this iconic aircraft. Sit in the pilot and co-pilot chairs, gaze out the front windows, and imagine the thrill of commanding such a remarkable machine.

The second bedroom, located at the back of the Chinook, provides a tranquil retreat where the mission’s operations once unfolded. The loading ramp, now transformed into a cozy private balcony, offers sweeping views of the forest, inviting guests to connect with the rich history of this legendary aircraft.

Every inch of the Chinook’s interior has been custom-designed with meticulous attention to detail, from the custom epoxy poured countertops to the custom-tiled bathroom. The clear sections of the wall offer glimpses of the Chinook’s “bones,” adding to the unique charm of this exceptional accommodation.

Step outside onto the sprawling deck of the Chinook to discover a world of outdoor adventure awaiting you. With your own fenced yard, grill, and ample seating, you can relax and unwind amidst the natural beauty of the Moto Ranch compound and the surrounding Withlacoochee State Forest.

During the day, explore endless outdoor activities, from motorcycle and mountain bike trails to hiking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and more. At night, soak in the magical ambiance of the Moto Ranch, with quiet evenings spent gathered around the fire pit under a blanket of stars.

Book Your Adventure:
Ready to embark on this unforgettable journey? Book your stay at “Chinook” on popular platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO, or visit the official website for more information on availability and booking details. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime at this one-of-a-kind vacation rental property in the heart of the Tampa area!

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