When I was little the most exciting part of the vacation was the hotel that we stayed in, a fact that hasn’t changed much since I have gotten older. I love hotels, from chains to locally owned and everything in between. This post is all about places to stay that are out of the ordinary!
Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel: Do you have a train fan in your family? In the town of Chattanooga, Tennessee you have the chance to sleep in a Victorian era train car. The hotel has the option for it’s guests to stay in either a traditional room or in a train car. The prices are in the $150 range per night.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis – Continuing on with the train theme, this hotel is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The hotel is in a still active train station that has been converted into a hotel with a sky walk connected to Lucas Oil Stadium. There is the option to stay in a train car or a regular room. It can get noisy at night when the trains come through, so if you have light sleepers you might want to take that into consideration.
Dog Bark Park Inn – Located in Bosie City, Idaho, this bed and breakfast is truly unique! It is in the shape of a giant beagle. The dog sleeps 4 people, and breakfast is provided as part of your stay. They only take reservations from April 1 to October 31, and since it is only a one room place, make sure to plan in advance to stay here.
Wigwam Village – These accommodations are located in Cave City, Kentucky, just minutes from Mammoth Cave. Your kids will flip when you pull up to stay in a teepee! The rates are very affordable and reservations are available year round. Keep in mind these were built in 1937, so luxury accommodations are not going to be what you get.
Kokopelli’s Cave – Ever wanted to stay in a cave? Here is your chance! From the Kokopelli Cave website: “The Cave consists of a master bedroom, living area, replica Native American kiva, dining area, full kitchen and bathroom with rock walls incorporating a waterfall shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are two porches with sliding glass doors; one off the main entrance and the other off the master bedroom.” These accommodations in New Mexico are truly one of a kind!
Turpentine Creek- Want to feel like you are on a safari but don’t want to leave the country? You only have to travel to Eureka Springs, Arkansas! This incredible opportunity is for adventure lovers for sure! Turpentine Creek’s mission is to provide a home to neglected, abandoned and abused ‘big cats.” If you were to stay here your accommodations would be right in the middle of all the action. The family friendly rooms over look the tigers. If you want to walk on the wild side this is the place for you!
Which of these places is the most appealing to you?