Not your mom’s hotel
Want a really interesting get away?
Forget the the usual hotel!
How about renting a houseboat?
This one is called Moonfire.
What if your hotel is made of ice?
They have horse drawn carriage rides, too.
Sweden’s Jukkasjarvi (Can anyone pronounce that?)
You can sleeping in -5 degrees. ( I personally am not sure how you don’t freeze to death…???)
Each room is designed by a different architect.
This one has a view of the arctic lights. How cool is that!?!
Stay in a cave!
Cappadocia Cave Suites in Turkey
The only thing to say here is, “That is SO cool!”
This room is called the Superior Cave.
Look at the cool bathroom!
Does this treehouse count as camping?
Treehouse Point near Seattle, Washington
The Trilliam Room
The Temple of the Moon Room
These tree house rooms have everything a regular hotel room has except at bathroom – those are shared and on the ground. Still the coolest ‘camping’ I’ve ever seen!
Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica.
Sleep in real castle.
Schlosshotel Lemberg – a 12th century castle. To get here you have to pass through a park and cross 2 moats. How cool!
Hotel Schloss Matzen in Reith, Austria (about 30 minutes from Innsbruck)
Doesn’t it look like Princess Somebody slept here!??
Try out a monastery or a convent.
Florence… Try Monastery.com for a very long list of options!
Expect plain and simple rooms..
and strict time rules. There isn’t a 24 hour front desk reception as this is a working religious community and the nuns or monks have their regular work schedule.
How about Jerusalem?
Ecce Home Convent is located inside the Old City Walls. From their terraces you can see the Dome of the Rock.
How about staying in a prison turned hotel?
Boston, MA – The Liberty Hotel (Isn’t that a great name for a former prison?)
Completely redone, it is now a fancy place. I love this restaurant name!
Have you stayed in an unusual hotel? I would love to hear about it!
Happy Travels and exotic stays!
Natalie, the Educational Tourist