Top Five Odd Places To Stay Around the World

These rooms are one-off and wonderful.

There are tons of accommodations around the world that are comfortable, luxurious, and have the same great amenities. However, few of them have aspects to them that are truly one of a kind, or odd, while some others tip the scale for their level of uniqueness. We have mentioned a few tree house and cave lodges before, but we want to build on that.

We have searched for some other one of a kind stays that are perched above the trees, have weird architecture, are made from repurposed vehicles, or give tribute to the owner’s favorite things. If you are tired of the same old rooms and it is time for a truly unique getaway, here are our Top 5 Odd rentals you can stay at for something different.

Dog Bark Inn – First, we start Stateside with a house that is all bark, and no bite. The Dog Bark Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho is an entire hotel is built in the shape of a Beagle. It currently rents as a two bedroom bed and breakfast that draws lots of visitors to Idaho. This stay is of course animal friendly, and is close to a historical museum. There is no TV or phone here, but you get free parking, a kitchen in both rooms, A/C, sleeping loft, private bathroom, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker.

The Centennial Inn – We remain Stateside with the Centennial Inn of Livingston, Montana. If you are a nature buff, you will love this rental. It is a repurposed train car that sleeps 4. It has one bath and an outdoor patio so that you can enjoy the meadow, and surrounding autumn foliage. The Inn is also near the Yellowstone River that offers kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting too. The interior is reminiscent of classic rail cars with Victorian decor, Italian marble bath, and brass fixtures. There is kitchen, living area, and original rail car beds. Many get married on the property and honeymoon there too. What a great idea.

The Onion House – Still in the United States, we venture off the mainland, and head to Holualoa, Hawaii. This Big Island Hawaii locale hosts the Onion House with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and room for 6. It is a novel home built to resemble onion skin by the spice-making McCormick family. The walls are built with lava rock to boast classic Hawaiian architecture with a 70 foot pool. Truly a work of art. Nearby places of interest include art galleries, local style eateries, snorkeling, and even eco-adventures to the edge of a volcano.

Free Spirit Spheres – Let’s go a bit further north to Canada to Free Spirit Spheres that are possibly the most unique accommodation anywhere. These spherical rooms are suspended above the Pacific Northwest forest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and are available for 1 day or weeklong lodging. Each sphere sleeps up to three and there are 4 baths on the property. This is a perfect getaway for nature loving couples who enjoy minimalism. You will be comfortable inside, with central heating, sink, mini fridge, counters, a settee, cupboards, dishes, filtered water, coffee/tea maker, and speaker system. We cannot forget the skylight, neither will you.

727 Fuselage Home – Last, and certainly not least, we head far south to Costa Rica. More specifically Quepos, CR that hosts the 727 Fuselage Home. It is built from a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane that was flipped into a luxury hotel suite with rich wood finishing. The suite is supported by a stone pedestal that lifts it over the trees for views to the beach and the ocean beyond. Modern amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, refrigerator, kitchenette, Balinese style furniture, and private deck. There are also 3 pools on the property that ensure you are always close to a dip in the cool water.

This concludes our Top 5 Odd Places To Stay Around the World. We hope you agree, and consider one of these unique lodges for your next adventure.

Written by LeVar Thomas

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