Have you ever slept on a yacht overlooking a cliff, or overnighted in a jet airliner hanging out over a ravine or even slept in the belly of a 40' elephant? We know one thing you're most likely to have done - slept in a caboose - and that's how the Featherbed Railroad got mixed into all the unusual spots mentioned on Escape Travel's blog about the most unusual hotels in the world.
We're always so surprised and happy when someone finds our little resort nestled among the oak and Redwood trees here on the shores of Clear Lake and we're especially tickled by the fact that the author of this blog comes to us from across the country as blogger Jessica Holmes finds spends the days she's not traveling eating her way through New York.
The places we keep company with on this blog include some really unusual spots including a giant boot in New Zealand called, obviously, The Boot. This B&B is nestled among hazelnut trees and, as the name details, it's actually a giant boot that guests vacation inside of. We don't know what kind of planning it takes to get an unusual building built in Australia, but we can imagine that it's quite a "feet" to do something like this. Sorry, the pun just wrote itself.
We've shared media with Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica the past. This place is actually a retired 727 that overlooks the jungles of Costa Rica where you spend time relaxing in this retired aircraft. We see this place as something that's rather fancy, rather than just "plane." For those of you still reading, congratulations - or condolences.
While we're pretty happy with our repurposing of vintage railroad cabooses for our property, we can only imagine what it takes to repurpose a cruise ship for a hotel. But that's what it looks like the Sun Cruise Resort has done in South Korea. We know that you can easily lift a 50 ton railroad caboose with the right crane but we don't know how in the world you lift a cruise ship onto a cliff. Never mind that, this place is pretty neat. We don't have a pun for this one, unfortunately, and there is also the chance that this was purpose-built rather than being an actual cruise ship. Okay, we really do have a pun but we can't wait so we're moving on.
The last place detailed by the blog was the Kumbuk River Eco in Sri Lanka. Before you click on the link, please be forewarned that there's a tropical drum beat constantly going on on their website. We don't like music on websites so consider yourself warned.
Now, the place. It's actually a hotel built to resemble a large elephant or wooly mammoth, to our eyes. The best part is, apparently, the bell staff are extraordinarily adept at dealing with trunks. We warned you that we were excited about this pun, but you may be saying 'tusk, tusk' to yourself about now. Anyhow, if you ever find yourself in Sri Lanka this looks like quite the place. Although we're kinda partial to the boot, ourselves, and it looks like a great place to tie one on! Yeah.
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