Travellers in the US can now sleep in a giant potato
The Idaho hotel sleeps two and comes with its own whirlpool and pet Jersey cow
Idaho has taken its love for potatoes one step further with the transformation of an oversized potato into a hotel.
Travellers that want to immerse themselves in the Gem State’s most famous crop can now bed down inside a giant potato located 32 kilometres from downtown Boise.
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is an eight-metre long, three-metre wide, 3.5-metre tall potato constructed out of steel, concrete and plaster that took a year to build.
Recycled into an Airbnb after spending seven years on the road with The Big Idaho Potato Truck — a marketing initiative that journeys cross-country promoting the health benefits of potatoes — the six-tonne potato can now comfortably sleep two guests.
Inside, the surprisingly tastefully decorated space comes with whitewashed walls and a dose of Scandi-style minimalism. There’s a queen-size bed, an antler-inspired chandelier and a cosy seating area with a fully stocked bookshelf. Newly installed electricity points power a mini fridge and a record player, which comes with a selection of old vinyls.
Step outside the potato to find a customised silo that’s been turned into a spa-like bathroom with running water, a power shower, log-stocked fireplace and circular whirlpool underneath a glass skylight.
The setting is decidedly peaceful — guests will be surrounded by 400 acres of Idaho farmland with only a cute Jersey cow called Dolly as a neighbour.
Overnight stays cost from Dh797 per night, excluding taxes and service fees, and can be booked at www.airbnb.ae
Updated: May 22, 2019 10:37 AM