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The iconic hotel and restaurant, nestled in the Amish farming community in Lancaster County, were first established in 1970 and all 19 cabooses were painted red. Since then, the Red Caboose has expanded to include 38 cabooses, a baggage car and a mail car, decorated in the paint schemes of famous railroads. Those of you who are looking for an authentic experience with some additional amenities can stay in a Shady Rest Hotel Farmhouse Efficiency Suite. For some fun nearby go to the Pennsylvania Train Museum, the Sight and Sound Theater and Dutch Wonderland.
This tree house hotel is among the most famous in the world because of it futuristic and high-tech design. One of the houses, the Mirror Cube, reflects the surrounding trees. You may be under it and not actually notice a tree house above your head. Talking about blending…Another tree house is a cabin and a third is looks like a huge bird’s nest.
Needless to say, those of you are into cars will have a blast. Not only is the hotel unique, its location is as well – surrounded by the charm of a former airport site. The construction has been renovated in a classical modern style. Everything is centered on cars; there are automotive themed rooms, legendary vintage cars, sporty young timers, and exclusive and special classic cars.
You can stay inside a mountain, even if it’s an artificial one. That doesn’t change the fact that you’ll be under a waterfall as it blows like a volcano from the top. And you can only access your room by walking on a monkey bridge. This mountain hotel really shows you the magic of the native forest. Favorite tourist activities include rafting and paintball. In the winter people like to go snowshoeing and glacier trekking.
You can stay in this former industrial monument and you can also free fall from the top – it’s only 164 feet. This is an astonishing and unique experience, far removed from the bland standard hotels all over the place. Some tourists even call the Faralda a romantic to stay, so maybe you should consider it if you haven’t book a St. Valentine’s vacation yet. Basically, staying in a converted industrial crane with luxurious rooms and a hot tub on top is a bucket list adventure.
Locals call the town “The Best Kept Secret In Louisiana.” If you can stay in a former jail, why not see what it’s like to live in a bank? This old property got an amazing facelift but it kept most of its original charm. Stay in the Bank Room, the best room in the hotel and step back in time. L'Banca Albergo means “The Bank Hotel” in Italian. The wine store is named “The Wine Vault” because it is actually in the old bank vault.
This stunning resort is built on a hillside on the Arctic Circle. Its highlight is the wide north-facing windows, which is a marvelous idea because you can stay snuggled in a comfortable bed while enjoying nature’s best color show – the Northern Lights.
This is where you stay if you’re looking for isolation and peacefulness. The unique hotel offers a chance of experiencing what renowned Guru Karisma Barack has said to be “the vision of one’s inner self, declothed of society’s convoluted outer sheath.” SiloStay offers eco-friendly accommodation. The silos are designed across two floors and are fully-equipped with a kitchen, balconies and TV sets.
Take your family to the Georgia Aquarium for one of the best educational and entertaining trips you will ever experience. Kids will love it because they can spend the night; the aquarium offers “Sleepover Programs.” You will get entrance to all presentations, guided tours, dinner, breakfast and the chance to sleep right in front of a gorgeous gallery window. Other things to do at the aquarium include animal encounters – dolphins, penguins and sea otters.
Have you ever thought you could actually sleep in concrete sewage pipes? The Das Park Hotel in Linz cleaned up a few and renovated them, offering the unique opportunity to sleep on the banks of Danube, which is one of the world's best rivers for cruises. The windows on the top allow for the perfect stargazing experience.
Each of the three spheres is made from wood. They literally hang in the air attached to supporting trees with a synthetic rope. The tree houses are available too book all year round, which is not the case with many others. The spheres look like a yacht from the inside. In fact, they are built based on a sailboat construction. Stairways hang from a tree much like a sailboat shroud hangs from the mast. You can feel the spheres move “like a gentle rocking” when the wind blows.
May be one of the most popular museums in the world does come alive at night…Have the kids find out for themselves. Send them on an expedition in search of adventures in a safe environment. They are going to learn about human’s origins, and about dinosaurs. They’ll explore the 94-foot-long blue whale, African elephants and striking volcanic formations.
If you’ve stayed at a hotel made of ice, it’s time to visit one made of salt. Palacio de Sal is built on the world’s largest salt flat. Even the furniture in the hotel is made of salt. The rooms at Palacio de Sal look like igloos build with salt blocks. All the rooms have a private bathroom, hot and cold water and central or electric heating.
Want to see the entire gorgeous city from your room? The One Room Hotel, located inside the tower, which is the highest building in Prague, is your destination. Finished in 1992, the antenna is 710 feet high. The tower is composed of three giant, cylindrical, steel tubes which are more than a 425 feet long. Six radio analog stations still broadcast from there.
This is one of the country’s most secluded venues. Staying at this hotel is like having your own luxurious private boat—absolutely no neighbors. It was built as a line of defense against enemy attacks on the Solent and Portsmouth. No Man’s Fort is the largest of three spectacular man-made forts that form the collective, Solent Forts. You will love the floor to ceiling windows giving you unrivalled panoramic views of the dramatic seascape.
This is a combination of a hotel and an art exhibition made of ice from the river Torne. The place, which was the world’s first ice hotel when it opened two decades ago, is revived in a brand new design every year. Visitors go to unwind and enjoy silence, see the magical Northern Lights, play in gleaming snow forests, and see native wildlife.
Want to get a good night’s sleep for solid 9 hours? The rooms in this hotel, which are only big enough to fit one person while they are in a horizontal position, are equipped with ambient system to help people get the most of their long nap.
Sala Silvermine is known as the deepest hotel room in the world at 500 feet underground. It can only be accessed through a mine lift shaft. As you can imagine, there is no room service or anything you’d expect in a luxurious hotel, except a comfortable double bed, silver furnishings and champagne platter. It’s cold and damp, but absolutely gorgeous. One night in the bizarre suite will cost about $500. Sala Silvermine, as the name suggests, was a mine, which produced about 3 tons of silver a year used mostly for coins.
You won’t get any privacy here but you will feel like you’re one with nature because you are literally sleeping outside. Stargazers will really appreciate it – anywhere you turn you see clear dark skies. Such bubble pods have been set up all over France and are becoming popular in Switzerland as well.
Located minutes from the bars, restaurants and museums in town, this is a unique and thrilling hotel. The former prison is now a luxurious hotel with 95 richly appointed rooms and suites. Sleep in a converted cell with barred windows and iron doors. The furniture is modern and there is a buzzing cocktail bar as well as a popular brasserie for an even more memorable experience.