50 In 50: The Most Unique Hotels Across The Country
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50 In 50: The Most Unique Hotels Across The Country

50 In 50
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Mar 9, 2021

If you are looking to take your stay up a notch and in search of a stay that’s unusual, here’s your guide to the most unique hotel in every state.

1. Alabama: Luxurious Anonymity

Alabama’s first boutique hotel, the GunRunner is located in the heart of Florence. What makes this hotel so unique is its concept of luxurious anonymity.

There’s no check-in desk, no interruptions by housekeeping and rooms can only be booked online. 

2. Alaska: Cottage Hidden In The Mountains

Tucked away in Alaska’s Denali National Park is a beautiful cottage in the mountains. The only way to get up to the chalet is on a helicopter. A minimum of three nights is required to stay.

Email the Sheldon Family directly to inquire about this luxurious mountain chalet.

3. Arizona: Sleep In A Teepee On Old Route 66

Sleep in a teepee on old Route 66 at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook. Even better? Each of the 15 pointed-roof lodgings are decorated with a beautifully restored classic car in front.

Each teepee room comes with double beds and a private bathroom. 

4. Arkansas: Sleep In A Museum

The Museum Hotel in Bentonville is unlike any other hotel stay in the country as it’s part hotel and part museum. There’s artwork displayed throughout the hotel, yet it has a modern yet cozy feel.

Wake up to your own intimate luxury by booking here.

5. California: A Nest In The Trees

Treebones is a premier glamping resort in California. If you’re not familiar with “glamping,” it’s defined as a luxe form of camping, blending the natural experience of outdoor camping with more glamorous amenities.

Treebones offer guests peace and solitude on the beautiful southern end of the Big Sur Coast. It’s the perfect place to get away, breathe fresh air, be surrounded by nature, and take in the views of the Pacific Ocean.

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6. Colorado: A Yurt At Tennessee Pass

A traditional yurt is a round tent covered with skins or felt, used as a home by nomads in Central Asia.

Yurts pretty much allow you to “glamp” in style without sleeping on a hard floor. Colorado’s Tennessee Pass offers beautifully furnished yurts with handcrafted log beds and gorgeous soapstone wood stoves.

7. Connecticut: Luxury Farm Resort

Winvian Farm is a luxury retreat located within more than 100 acres of farmland and forests. The resort offers individually designed cottages, an excellent farm-to-table restaurant and a spa in the fragrant gardens.

8. Delaware: Pink Perfection Near The Beach

The Towers Bed & Breakfast stands out in Milford’s historic district.

Its pink, picturesque “steamboat Gothic” architecture looks as if it was taken directly out of the pages of a fairytale.

9. Florida: Tiki Suite In Key West

The most unique stay in Florida is on Airbnb. It’s none other than an iconic Key West Tiki Suite that combines the best parts of boat life with the comforts of a modern home.

Think glamping on the water. There is a cozy hammock, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkel gear.

Airbnb | The Tiki Suite: Key West Icon

10. Georgia: All Aboard The Vintage Boho Bus

If you’re visiting Savannah, spend the night in Morgan and Bethy’s vintage bus. This is a 28-foot camper in a quiet Wilmington Island neighborhood. From here, you can walk to stores, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s also only about 15 minutes to downtown Savannah and Tybee beach.

Inside the RV, you’ll find a mini-fridge, kitchen, and bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet.

11. Hawai’i: Cabin With A Private Waterfall?

We know the answer to that question is umm…yes! If you’re looking to go off the grid, this private cabin on Airbnb is perfect for you. Located between Waipio Valley and Volcano National Park, you will be minutes away from hiking trails, private waterfalls, and swimming holes. 

12. Idaho: A Castle For Wanna-Be Queens and Kings

Idaho combined with “castle” may have not been on your unique-hotel bingo card but The Idaho Castle is what dreams are made of.

This giant 6,300 sqft house has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and sleeps 16 people. It overlooks Lake Pend O’reille with views of the lake and mountains.

13. Illinois: Chicago’s Architectural Hidden Jewel

The Florsheim Mansion is a city getaway known as Chicago’s sexiest homes for its flirty shape, seductive curves, shiny surfaces and glamorous history.

14. Indiana: A Serene Place In The Woods

Lost River Hostel is the “place for people to explore and create new ideas and dreams” in the middle of nature.

This hostel in the woods is something like a mix between camping and a hotel.

15. Iowa: Martini’s and Bowling Anyone?

Located inside the historic Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport, is the Blackhawk Bowl and Martini Lounge.

Fun fact: The Blackhawk has been host to several high-profile people including President Barack Obama.

16. Kansas: The Perfect Staycation On A Farm

The Konza Cabin is a unique lodging and agricultural experience located in the Flint Hills. njoy at least 100-acres of farm life by viewing the cows and ranch operations, feed the horses, hike the hills, fish in the pond, and enjoy the wildlife year-round.

This cabin was constructed from reclaimed grain bins connected with an all-glass atrium.

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17. Kentucky: A Castle For You & Friends?

The Kentucky Castle features 10 luxury rooms and suites where you and your friends can live like royalty!

18. Louisiana: A Charming Stay In New Orleans

The Duchess Bed and Breakfast New Orleans is a unique contemporary bed and breakfast with a warm southern ambiance. It’s located in the heart of uptown: one of New Orleans’s most charming and historic neighborhoods.

19. Maine: Tucked Away In A Lighthouse

Maine is famous for its coastline decorated with lighthouses of every size, shape and color but did you know you could sleep in one?

Little River Lighthouse at Cutler Harbor can be booked from June through September.

20. Maryland: Explore Morocco On The East Cost

Tarus and Yolanda Nelson created the 320-square-foot sustainable tiny house accommodation known as the Moroccan Cottage in 2017.

It’s a stunning tiny-house that will give you all the feels of being in Morocco in a tiny house.

Courtesy of Moroccan Cottage

21. Massachusetts: Enjoy Nature In A Silo Cottage

There’s an enchanted tiny tower on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts.

This two-story unique, tiny home offers a charming upstairs bedroom with a 35 ft. high conical ceiling and canopied bed with amazing views of sky and trees all the way out to the lily pond through massive, multi-paned “mill windows.”

22. Michigan: Balconies Overlooking Water

Surrounded by the waters of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park ranks as Michigan’s most remote island and least-visited national park in the nation.

23. Minnesota: A Sunny Escape

Hotel Alma is a nod to the European elegance of blending old and new. The seven light and airy guest rooms offer a peaceful city retreat.

24. Mississippi: Ocean Views

The Inns of Ocean Springs are a collection of boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts located in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs. These small hotels may only boast a few suites, but they are filled to the brim with luxury amenities and charming aesthetics.

Each has its own story and personality, but all of them are perfect for any vacation, romantic getaway, or celebratory occasion.

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25. Missouri: A Regal Stay At Ambassador Hotel Kansas City

This downtown boutique hotel in Kansas City is one of the most stunning in Kansas City. It’s housed in a 1920s Neoclassical building. The rooms and suites feature a refined contemporary design with marble bathrooms and designer toiletries.

26. Montana: Stay On A Cattle Ranch

At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. This Montana Luxury Resort is situated among Montana’s picturesque mountains and nature.

27. Nebraska: Vintage Caboose

You have a chance to sleep in an authentic retired caboose at Two Rivers State Recreation Area, located southwest of Venice.

The cabooses offer a unique lodging experience for park-goers. They sleep six people, with two bunk beds in the rear and two mattresses in the cupola. Each is equipped with a modern bathroom, which includes a tiled shower. A stove, refrigerator, sink, and a few cabinets make up the kitchen. A table, with four chairs and a couch for two, serves as the dining area.

28. Nevada: Sleep With Clowns

The Clown Motel was named “America’s Scariest Motel” due to its clown theme and proximity to the Old Tonopah Cemetery. Many people are terrified of the Clown Motel.

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29. New Hampshire: Pick Your Own Adventure

Adventure Suites is a themed hotel in North Conway with 17 different lodging suites to choose from. There’s psychedelic decor of the 1970s in the Love Shack, the romance furnishings of Ancient Rome, surviving a night in the Jungle, exploring the unknown in the Cave and more.

30. New Jersey: Let Your Fantasy Play Out At Feather Nest Inn

Let your every fantasy come true at the Feather Nest Inn. Each room in this hotel has a unique theme such as a natural cave, Treasure Island, pagoda, a space odyssey, and more.

31. New Mexico

Recognized as one of the best hotels in the world, The Five Graces is situated right in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district. The traditional adobe-style hotel is furnished with an eclectic mix of East Indian and Tibetan furnishings.

32. New York: Sex and The City

Hotel on Rivington is known as NYC’s sexiest hotel. It’s located in Lower East Manhattan near SoHo and is housed in a 20-story glass tower.

33. North Carolina: A Hot Stay In A Frying Pan

Formerly a US Coast Guard light station, the Frying Pan Tower is a lighthouse situated about 30 miles from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. It was restored in 2010 to preserve the look and feel of the original 1964 building and is accessible by helicopter or boat only.

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34. North Dakota: An Enchanted Stay

The Enchanted Castle in Regent is a Medieval tavern with an elegant restaurant that serves everything from King’s Filet Mignon to Court Jester’s Shrimp, the castle provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience.

35. Ohio: A Mohican Experience

Located in Loudonville, this spooky getaway offers murder mystery dinners and other amenities sure to make you feel like the king/queen of the castle. In addition to cottages and other suite options, you can indulge at their restaurant or explore local legend on its purportedly haunted grounds.

36. Oklahoma: Luxury Floating Cabins

The luxury floating vacation cabins at Lake Murray Floating Cabins offer a variety of sizes to meet your needs. Anything from an 18-person lodge down to a one-bedroom pod.  Imagine watching the sunrise from your own private balcony or the sunset from your deck.

37. Oregon: The Caravan Tiny House Hotel

The hotel is made up of three cozy tiny homes named Rosebud, Pearl, and Tandem. The common area includes outdoor and covered seating, hammocks, and a BBQ complete with a fire pit.

38. Pennsylvania: Vintage RV In Amish Country

Step into this historic 1975 Airstream trailer for one of the most unique Airbnbs in PA.

Located on a farm in Lancaster County, this is a great spot to base yourself while exploring Amish Country, Hershey, Harrisburg, and many more great spots.

39. Rhode Island: A Riverfront View

Known as “Newport’s newest waterfront destination,” Forty 1 North is gaining popularity for its gorgeous stylings and trendy atmosphere.

40. South Carolina: The Trendiest Stay In Charleston

Awarded Top 10 Hotels in the US, Charleston’s Art Hotel is located in the city’s historic French Quarter just steps from world-renowned galleries and boutiques. The hotel features 2-3 rotating exhibits per year, allowing guests to explore and discover art from around the globe.

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41. South Dakota: A Beautifully Restored Victorian Hotel

Take a step back into time to the 1890s in Deadwood’s favorite boutique hotel completely furnished with antiques and period decor.

42. Tennessee: Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel

The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel delivers on a theme straight from the song of the same title. Stay in a train-car hotel room restored to the railroad’s heyday in the early 20th century, yet with modern conveniences and queen-sized beds.

43. Texas: Train Car Anyone?

A Texas Historic Landmark, you can choose to stay in the actual hotel, a cabin overlooking Lake LBJ, or a train car at The Antlers Hotel.

During your stay, you can stroll the spacious lawns, reflective gardens, and shady wooded areas.

44. Utah: A Majestic Yurt

This truly breathtaking, glamping Utah yurt rental is ideal for up to four guests to go glamping in Zion National Park.

A stay here means guests will have some jaw-dropping views of the surroundings and each yurt is beautifully crafted and filled with modern yet rustic finishes.

45. Vermont: A Garden Industry

Sanctuary Vermont sits on an organic farm in Westminster West and provides you with delicious natural meals while you take in the serenity and beauty of the wildlife around.

46. Virginia: Retreat Cabins & Teepees

Sandy River Retreat is just minutes outside of downtown Farmville. In addition to the log cabins available for rent, the business just began renting out their luxury teepees.

47. Washington: Stormking Cabins & Spa

Enjoy private, luxury cabins at Mt. Rainier. This accommodation is an ideal environment for your romantic escape – even if it’s self-care. Each Mt. Rainier rental cabin has its own private hot tub and special, quiet space on the property.

Stormking Cabins & Spa

48. West Virginia: European Elegance

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, the Bavarian Inn is a romantic country inn that offers European elegance and world-class service.

49. Wisconsin: Secluded Cabin

The Candlewood Cabins has three glass cabins – all offering expansive views and nature trails on the property.

Candlewood offers on-site nature trails, and there are also five state parks or county recreation areas within an hour’s drive.

50. Wyoming: Rustic Inn Creekside

With amenities and decor that are modern and meticulously maintained, our unique selection of rooms and cabins are sure to appease any taste – whether relaxing after a long day of hiking and sightseeing or taking a day off to rest in comfort and style.

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