I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting tired of the same old vacation spots! Yes, the golden sand and clear,warm water are very enticing. Yes, the clear mountain air invites you to explore everything. But the problem is that sometimes you just want something different and the usual vacation spot just won’t cut it anymore!
Here are the top 7 most unusual hotels in the world, giving you a possible destination for your next great vacation:
1. Woodpecker Hotel (Vasteras, Sweden)
Are you afraid of heights? If yes, this sure isn’t the hotel for you! The Woodpecker hotel is 13 meters (42 feet) above ground in a 130 year old oak tree in the Vasaparken park.
This is the work of Mikael Genberg, a Swedish artist, who at first planned for the hotel to be free to anyone. It soon became apparent that everyone wanted to sleep there so they began charging fees.
The hotel is very small (consider the limitations) it’s not without its creature comforts: toilet, small kitchen, library, comfortable bed and a chair and table on the veranda.
2. Utter Inn (Stockholm, Sweden)
The Utter Inn is yet another of Mikael Genberg’s creations in his inimitable style. The Utter Inn is an underwater floating hotel with a typical swedish red house as the top floating part and an aquarium as the bedroom.
Guests are taken by boat to the hotel, given instructions and then left alone. If they choose the deluxe package they will also get a dinner delivered by boat.
How much for a night? $350 US, but the experience will be worth much, much more!
3. Dog Bark Park Inn (Indiana, USA)
Do you love beagles? Well have I found the perfect hotel for you! The Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed & breakfast guesthouse inside the world’s biggest Beagle.
And they aren’t kidding – it’s a 2 story building that has most of the amenities you need: queen bed, full bath, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, books, games and puzzles. Unfortunately there’s no phone or TV.
4. Ice Hotel (Quebec, Canada)
Although ice hotels aren’t exactly a new concept, the one in Quebec is a unique structure in Canada and considering the fact that it exists only between January 5th and April 1st makes it even more exclusive.
The hotel is made entirely of ice and snow with 5.5 high ceilings and has 18 rooms and 14 theme suites, reception room, a chapel and Absolut Ice Bar.
The prices will go as high as $475 for a theme room with a fireplace and includes anything from drinks to the mattresses and sheets to keep you warm.
5. Woodlyn Park (Otorohanga, New Zealand)
Woodly Park, owned by Billy Black, will give you the option to stay in one of their 3 unique motels: the underground hobbit motel (straight out of Tolkien’s books, circular windows and all), a converted, a converted railcar with 3 rooms and a 1950’s Bristol Freighter plane, fully refurbished.
However, that’s not the only attraction: Woodlyn Park is the only place in New Zealand where you get the chance to drive a jet boat capable of over 100HP around a specially designed course.
6. Kokopelli’s Cave (Farmington, USA)
If you suddenly feel the strange need to go back to the Stone Age, why not take a vacation at Kokopelli’s Cave, a privately owned luxury cliff dwelling located north of Farmington, New Mexico near the Mesa Verde National Monument.
You will be staying in a 1650 square feet (155 square meters) one-bedroom cave home carved from a 65-million year old sandstone formation.
The view is incredible here: there is a 280 feet drop down to the La Plata River, to the west the Shiprock and Chuska mountains in the Navajo Reservation, to the northwest the Ute Mountains, and to the north La Plata and San Juan Mountains.
All this for only around $280 US per night – a real bargain if you ask me!
7. Propeller Island City Lodge (Berlin, Germany)
This is the perfect place if you favor art and well, weird decors. Taking a look at the room selection you’ll surely find at least one that you love and at least one that you hate.
Some of the rooms are brightly painted, others have patterns that will make you dizzy, others are simple and serene and some are just plain weird.
Do you want to experience sleeping in a prison cell, a coffin or even lion cages? You can have it all, one night at a time of course, in the same hotel! And prices are around only $150 US!
As you can see these are all great destinations, almost guaranteed to give you an unforgettable vacation.