The Most Unique Accommodations We Loved Staying In

Last Updated on April 30, 2021

One of the things we look for when we are traveling is unique accommodations. We love staying in ‘hotels’ that are out of the ordinary, that have a unique charm and are a lot more fun than your typical regular standard hotel chain. It is fun to be in a unique environment for an evening or two and we find that it really adds a lot of entertainment to our adventures.

Here are four of the coolest accommodations we have stayed in so far along our adventures:


Dog Bark Park Inn

Cottonwood, Idaho

We thought it was incredibly cool when we saw Dog Bark Park Inn featured among other cool ‘hotels’ in an online feature. It was even more exciting when we realized it was in Idaho, and would be only about a ten hour drive. Pair that with bungee jumping from a hot air balloon, and Debbie was especially convinced we should go. And, bring our Beagle, Bailey. After all, isn’t it better to sleep inside Toby and Sweet Willy, the World’s Two Biggest Beagles, when you yourself have a Beagle? We think so. We also loved that responsible pets arriving with their well-behaved humans are welcome to stay. The folk-art style wooden carvings that Dennis & Frances do are absolutely amazing. We made sure we took home a wooden Beagle. It was a very comfortable stay and Dennis and Frances were just remarkable people!


Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge

South Africa

This was perhaps the most surreal and romantic place that we have had the pleasure of sleeping in. To this day, we still are rather speechless of the whole experience of sleeping under the amazing night sky, out on the decl of the treehouse, and being awoken by giraffes eating off the branches of the tree and animals wandering to the watering hole. It was ‘Safari’ luxury at its finest. It all felt like a dream, and looking back, it still feels like it was just a dream. An amazing dream, too.


Wigwam Motel Teepee

Holbrook, Arizona

There are so many great attractions to see as you follow Route 66. In Arizona, one stop we just had to make was to stay in a Wigwam Motel teepee. They were a fantastic sight as you pass by while traveling through Holbrook, Arizona along Route 66. There are only 3 of these complexes left in the United States, so we were glad to get to take in this experience. They were old and rather non-updated, and smelled rather dated, but the accommodations were clean enough for a night.


The Hobo Inn 

Elbe, Washington

When we were researching Mount Rainier as a possible destination, we were excited when we found out that we could sleep in a rustic caboose at the Hobo Inn. The accommodations were a lot of fun and more spacious inside the caboose than we imagined it would be. It was also nice to disconnect and have some family time. We also loved that right next door was a historical steam train we could take a ride on and a diner train that we could eat some yummy creations in.



Have you stayed in a unique hotel? Where would you recommend we stay next?