Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a two-story-tall wooden beagle, dine with monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the jungle or sleep under the endless African night sky? Follow our guide to some of the quirkiest places to stay around the world and plan your next travel adventure.
See What’s Going on Inside a Dog’s Head
Visit Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, to sleep inside “Sweet Willy.” The 30 feet tall, 33 feet long, and 13 feet wide small lodging establishment was created in the shape of a beagle by artists Dennis J. Sullivan and Frances Conklin.
Immerse Yourselves Into a Real Flight of Fancy
If you prefer interacting with sloths, toucans, and monkeys instead of people, the Costa Rican jungle is the ideal destination for you. The vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe of the tropical rainforest Hotel Costa Verde, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, will impress you with its terrific views of the ocean and picturesque treetops.
Your Private Northern Lights Experience
The attractively designed futuristic-looking glass igloos of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is the perfect place to see the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun while being on vacation in Europe. This little spot in Saariselkä, Finland, also has cozy log cabins and traditional snow igloos.
Meet Traditional Laikipia Maasai and Samburu Warriors
At Loisaba Wilderness, you can sleep under the stars on the so-called “Starbeds.” These handcrafted four-poster beds sitting on wheels and rolled out onto wooden platforms will take your glamping experience to a whole new level. This lodging settlement in Nanyuki, Kenya, is an incredible site for viewing savannah animals, such as lions, zebras, hippos, and buffalos under the guidance of traditional local warriors.
Feel the Adrenaline of Walking on a Rope Bridge
Montaña Mágica Lodge is a human-made pyramid-like hotel, built into an artificial mountain in Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile, that is accessible only by a monkey bridge. An artificial waterfall cascading from the top of the structure will add extra charm to your stay.