Top 10 quirky places to sleep in the U.S.
Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos
Los Alamos, California
The eccentric suites at the Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos range from Gypsy to Pirate to one with a ’50s theme. Adorning the Egyptian Suite are Persian rugs, images of the desert, and even a life-size King Tut himself whose beard needs tugging to open the hidden bathroom.
Like to spend a night spent in a treehouse? Or sleep in a 17,000-pound restored U.S. Coast Guard helicopter? Travellers can do either at this property nestled in the Connecticut countryside, home to a total of 18 whimsical cottages designed by innovative architects.
Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast
Farmington, New Mexico
A unique sandstone lair carved out of the side of a cliff where the earthy atmosphere is paired with warm, inviting accommodations and the luxuries of home.
McMenamins Kennedy School
Guests can stay at this elementary school-turned-quirky hotel, where the guestrooms were once classrooms — still complete with chalkboards — and the auditorium is now a movie theatre.
Forget-Me-Not Lodge and the Aurora Express
This restored Alaska Railroad car with views out over Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Alaska Mountain Range is completely authentic.
Dog Bark Park Inn
This unconventional Idaho inn is shaped like a giant dog with carved dog statues made by the owner, a headboard covered in carved dogs and plenty of real furry friends all over.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Turpentine Creek gives travellers the chance to get up close and personal with nature’s big cats. The animals are housed in enclosures outside several of the rooms, giving travellers access to incredible sights and sounds.
"Have you slept in a Wigwam lately?" asks the Wigwam Motel’s front sign, enticing travellers to spend a quirky but comfortable night in one of the motel’s Wigwams along Route 66.
Adobe Grand Villas
Travellers keen on the Wild West will enjoy sleeping in a covered wooden wagon in the Wagon Wheel Villa, or enjoying the enormous and aptly-named Hacienda Villa, complete with whirlpool tub beside a terracotta fireplace.
Shady Dell RV Park
Nine vintage travel trailers are outfitted to look like an authentic ’50s diner, a "Polynesian Palace," a yacht and more. With LPs spinning on the old record player and lawn flamingos out the door, this property turns back the clock.