5 weird family hotels
By Melissa Brodsky
So, you’re thinking of taking a family vacation but you’re in the mood for something different. Regular resorts aren’t striking your fancy, neither are cruises or road trips. You’re looking for something extremely different. A place so different that the kids will be too stunned and amazed to even fight with each other. Something, well … extreme.
Swiss-Family Robinson It: In Cave Junction, Oregon there is a hotel in the treetops by the name of Treehouse Treesort. 18 different treehouses, some are 40 feet up a tree. The grounds feature horses, chicken, fabulous ziplines and a swimming pool on 36 private acres.
Ice-Ice Baby: Hotel de Glace is located in Quebec City, Canada. Since 2001, this hotel has been an award winning hotel and tourist attraction to Quebec’s millions of visitors. The hotel is made entirely of ice and kept at a (not so) balmy 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm sleeping bags are brought in nightly to put atop a bed made of ice.
Burrowing Down Under: The Hobbit Motel is burrowed into the side of a hill in Woodlyn Park of Waitomo, New Zealand. There are two units, each self contained and can accomodate up to 6 guests. The perfect spot for Fan Families of The Lord of the Rings!
Royal ship it: In Long Beach, California rests the RMS Queen Mary. Built in the 1930’s, the Queen Mary was touted to be a cruise ship in a class all its own. The ship sailed from England to the U.S, THE transatlantic travel for the rich and famous. Now, however, it sits in splendor, docked as a fabulous hotel in California.
Rock the Cave Man: Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast can be found in Farmington, New Mexico. Carved into 65-million year old sandstone, the one bedroom, 1,650 square foot dwelling boasts all the modern amenities.
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