The United States is a large and vast country with thousands of hotels, motels, B&Bs and guesthouses. It can be a daunting task for tourists and visitors to choose where to stay. If you’re looking for some alternative accommodation, here are some of the strangest and craziest places to stay.
Giant Beagles in Idaho is a guesthouse shaped like a beagle dog. Sweet Willy, as the guesthouse is known as, has its entrance on the topfloor with the head of the dog being the bedroom. www.dogbarkparkinn.com
Grain Silos in Ohio is literally a group of converted grain silos, which once held oats for the Quaker oats maker. Today, they make cosy circular bedrooms and living space for visitors to the area. www.quakersquareakron.com
Treehouse Lodge in Connecticut is a collection of luxury treehouse accommodation. You can sleep among the birds and leaves, along with taking a Jacuzzi and having a real fire. Other bespoke themed accommodation includes a golf cottage that features a mini course and green floors. www.winvian.com
Vintage Trailers in Arizona allows you to try out vintage aluminium trailer living featuring black and white TV and record player as part of its 1960s theme. Other accommodation includes a converted yacht and even in bus. www.theshadydell.com
Ducks on Parade in Tennessee features themed rooms and live ducks which waddle around the hotel and its grounds. www.peabodymemphis.com
Bordello in California is thought to have originally started as a brothel in the late 1800s. The names of the original ladies still adorn each bedroom door. Steeped in history, the hotel has retained some of the original décor, wallpaper, fittings and fixtures.
Made from Stone in California is a huge 110-room hotel all themed around stone and rock. One is like a cave, others transport you to the stone age, with a bathroom made of rock and a shower made into a waterfall. www.madonnainn.com
Undersea Lodge in Florida is literally located underwater in the mangroves of Emerald Lagoon. Waterproof windows enable visitors to view the underwater world during their stay. www.jul.com
Liberty Hotel in Massachusetts is a converted jail. It has retained its original jailhouse features such as iron bars and separation gates, and even features a restaurant called Clink. www.libertyhotel.com
Kokopelli’s in New Mexico is a B&B made out of a cave. The entrance is a path that slants down into the earth taking you around 70 foot underground. The bedrooms have been excavated out of sandstone that is millions of years old. www.bbonline.com/nm/kokopelli/