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Unique Vacation Spots — Check Out These One-of-a-Kind Hotel Rooms

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When searching for interesting vacation spots, sometimes travelers don’t need to look any farther than their hotel to be provided with a memorable experience.

These hotel rooms offer such unique accommodations that traveler’s won’t soon forget their stay – as seen on Unusual Hotels of the World and Travel and Leisure.

  • Triple Creek Ranch: Guests stay in plush log cabins at this adults-only getaway in Darby, Montana. The ranch is situated on thousands of acres of beautiful towering pines. Triple Creek Ranch also boasts a 2,000-plus-bottle wine celler, a chef’s table, and a rotating collection of original art.
  • Clink 78: Traveler’s don’t need to have a big budget to stay in this unique hostel in London. Housed in a restored 200-year-old magistrate’s court, guests can spend the night locked up in a real jail cell. Travelers can also relax in the onsite Clashbar, which is situated in the cells of the old Clerkenwell Magistrates Court in Kings Cross, which is known for housing felons such as 70s punk rockers and characters from Charles Dickens’s novel, Oliver Twist.
  • Benesse House: Anyone who has ever dreamt of spending the night in a museum can fulfill their wishes at this Kagawa, Japan hotel. Located inside a building that serves as a museum of modern art, approximately a dozen hotel rooms are part of the museum itself. When the museum closes for the day guests are able to wander about and explore the art at their leisure. Benesse House also offers a beachside Jacuzzi for guests to relax and take in the ocean views.
  • Blackberry Farm: Travelers in search of peaceful vacation spots can relax at this quiet resort, situated in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. The food at Blackberry Farm has received numerous accolades, including being dubbed the number one food and wine resort in the country, in Andrew Harper’s 2009 Hideaway Report. Guests can stay busy participating in activities such as fly fishing, nature hikes, sporting clays, horseback riding, kayaking, cycling, golfing, and much more.
  • Dog Bark Park Inn: Dog lovers will feel at home in this two-room, dog-shaped bed-and-breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho. That’s right, the entire building is shaped like a giant dog. Even the toilets are disguised as a fire hydrant. While staying at the Dog Bark Park Inn, guests can visit the onsite gift shop featuring the chainsaw artwork of owners, Dennis and Francis Sullivan.
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: This swanky hotel is home to the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, which is 16 feet below sea level, making it the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant. Hotel rooms also come in the form of exotic beach villas, beautiful water villas over the ocean or spa water villas.
  • Wigwam Motel: This unique hotel in Holbrook, Arizona, offers teepees as guest accommodations. The teepees are 14 ft in diameter and 32 feet high. Although they appear authentic looking, these teepees are equipped with modern conveniences, double beds and air conditioning.
  • Little Palm Island Resort & Spa: Guests looking for quiet vacation spots will be satisfied by this lush resort, as it is so secluded it can only be reached by boat or seaplane. Located on a private 6-acre island in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is home to 30 thatched-roof bungalows, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful ocean views. Guests stay entertained by scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, skydiving, embarking on Wave Runner safaris, taking kite boarding lessons and seaplane tours.
  • Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Historic Union Station: Guests of this historic Indianapolis hotel are able to stay in one of the 26 authentic Pullman sleeper car rooms, still resting on their original tracks. The hotel is also home to a number of fiberglass ghost figures that are said to haunt the building. Travelers get the full ambiance of living in a railroad station, as the facility is still an active railroad station, with trains passing through regularly.

Author: Laura Jerpi

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