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1. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Okay, someone on here a while back asked about the unusual places to stay/visit in the US and there was a long list--but let me add some more recent unusual spots that one might consider seeing:

(1) the Aurora Ice Museum at Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska--this is the only ice hotel/museum opened year round in the world.

(2) the Out and About Treesort (a resort that consists of 31 different treehouses to stay in)--and that also has a variety of other activities, including ziplining and horseback riding

(3) Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado (near Telluride in the western part of Colorado). This is a old mining town (ghost town) that underwent a multi-million dollar restoration so people could stay there--but still looks exactly like the old ghost town it is years later.

(4) Madonna Inn--a 100 room hotel in San Luis Obispo, California that has every single room in a different motif--examples would be the Caveman room, the Wild West Room, the Irish room, and the Jungle room, and

(5) Winvian resort in Litchfield Village, Connecticut--every one of the 18 or so buildings/hotel rooms is done in a different motif--examples are the Treehouse Room, the Beaver Room, The Helicopter room (with an actual helicopter inside that you can sleep in), the Music Room, and the Golf Room. The resort is on a 113 acre site bordered by a 4,000 acre wildlife sanctuary

Hope this help those who are looking for something just a little bit different.


2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Oh, and for those of you going to Las Vegas who hit the jackpot--consider the Fantasy suites at the Palms.

Examples--one suite with its own two-lane bowling alley, one with a pool/hot tub that is located on a balcony 250 feet above the ground floor and that allows you to party with 350 of your friends (current cost per night: $40,000), and one has a shower that holds six to eight in the middle of the main living room (well, living room on one side and bathroom on the other) and that can be changed from opaque (can't see through) to clear (can see through) in an instant. It also has three separate bedrooms with four beds in each one--for those that like to party with their friends--or with sharing couples, obviously.


3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5644 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I would like to add an underwater hotel in Key Largo, Florida