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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If You're Inclined to Sleep Around--

If you like to stay in unique hotels, inns, or B & Bs, here are some special ones:


If tenting is your thing, the Wigwam Village in Holbrook, AZ may be just what you are looking for!  Don't worry about the rain...this wigwam is made of cement and will set you back a mere $54 per night for a double.


The Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court in Bisbee, AZ, is a one-of-a-kind experience....unless, like me, you already live in a trailer.  The Shady Dell boasts mid-century trailers filled with vintage artifacts like 1950's issues of Life magazine starting at $50 per night!



Talk about being in the dog house--The Dog Bark Inn (no, it's not a typo) is a massive beagle Bed and Breakfast.  There's even a porta-potty housed inside what looks like a large fire hydrant!  Sleeping in the Dog Bark will cost you $92 per night--but it does include breakfast.  (Not sure if that consists of Alpo or Milkbones.)


The Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast in Fairbanks, AK,  perched on a ridge overlooking Fairbanks, is made of of retired railroad cars.  The one above was formerly the dining car and has been converted to a luxurious double room and rents for $145 per night.


The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA, was  a prison with a view for 100 years before being converted to a hotel.  The cell doors and catwalks have been retained for atmosphere, and you can experience that 'solitary' feeling in a double starting at $295.


Beckham Creek Cave Lodge in Parthenon, AR was carved into the Ozark Mountains.  Dehumidifiers keep you dry and large windows let in sunlight.  Get the caveman experience for $450 per night.
If you're really in the mood to splurge and you don't get claustrophobic at the thought of being underwater, Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL may be more to your taste.  Scuba training, offered on site, is a requirement for staying in one of these suites!  And would you believe, they offer room service.  Carefully wrapped pizzas from a local restaurant will be delivered to your room.  All this  and more for a mere $500 per night per guest.

Which would be your choice?

(All photos and info are courtesy of Yahoo Travel .  Click the link for more information.)

 
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22 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

I wouldn't stay at Wigwam Village, that's for sure. What if I had too much Nestea before I went to sleep? Then I might wake up in my own teapee.
Okay, okay, I know it's an old one. But, then again, so am I.

The Empress said...

I'd pass on the trailer but the underwater hotel might be interesting.

Kim Bee said...

Following from the over 40 bloggers. Cute post, love your blog. Kim

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

If I had to pick one to stay in, the operative words being 'HAD TO', it would be the retired railroad cars. I'm old enough to prefer the creature comforts of my home as opposed to traveling.

River said...

If I had to choose (and if someone else was paying) I'd pick the hotel carved into the rock mountain.
I love the wigwams. Years ago I bought a pretty large wigwam for my grandkids as a cubby house. They enjoyed it for about 4 summers, then my daughter dismantled it to wash the canvas and it fell apart!

Gail said...

I have stayed in a cave and been in the doghouse. It would have to be the train or the jail as I have slept in neither of those.

Brian Miller said...

see i would stay in most of these...find them fascinating...

Jen said...

Very interesting !! I think its really great you tell us about these "lodgings", that we never would have thought of!!Thanks. I be that Teepee is cool.......

glnroz said...

The Boss and I enjoy "staying" as much as anything on a trip, but haven't been anywhere like this. Fun post.

Joanie said...

I think the converted train cars would be for me.

Kristina P. said...

I would totally do the boxcar one.

ethelmaepotter! said...

You had me at "If You're Inclined to Sleep Around--"

It'd be the jail for me...or the railroad car. Not that I'd mind some of the others, but the Dog Bark has too many steps, and I DO NOT DO underwater!

Undersea pizza delivery...OMG! I hope those delivery guys get some decent tips!

Muffy's Marks said...

I'd choose the prison. In fact I would rather go to prison than the 'home'. Prison: 1 person to a room, hot meals delivered, free medical care, regular exercise times. Free Cable/dish tv, billards, not alot of clothing choices. Unfortunately, at the home, I'd get a roommate, have to get dressed for breakfast, deal with medicare, etc. I have already told my kids, when they put me there, I only want PJ's.

Kaylen said...

Ha, these are hilarious! We've stayed in a yurt before, those are very cool. I think the underwater hotel would freak me out. I think the ozark one would be peaceful.

Pearl said...

Oh, I would stay in them all!!

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Pearl said...

WHAT?! What did I just type as my name???

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Unknown Mami said...

I would totally do some of these, but not the ex-prison. Bad mojo and why pay for prison.

Clipped Wings said...

The cave lodge sounds wonderful if it comes with its very own creepy crawlies, so I can get my 450 dollars worth.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I kinda like the dog.

Pat said...

I know EXACTLY where the Wigwams are in Holbrook, AZ....have passed by them several times!

I like the doggie bed/breakfast and even the old train car.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Well, I don't sleep around, but when he comes along one day, I would love to visit the underwater one, the railroad car hotel, and maybe the dog house hotel, just because it looks cute. LOL

Kristy said...

Boy, AZ has some real winners there! (I'm from AZ - born and raised in Phoenix and then got the hell out of there when I turned 18 - headed straight for the cool mountains).