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Unique Stay: Sleep Inside The World's Largest Wine Bottle
A unique accommodation dubbed the “world’s largest wine bottle” is available for bookings. Wine lovers from all over will appreciate this one-of-a-kind stay.
How it works:
According to the New York Post, for just $40 a night, you can sleep and stay in the huge 28 x 11 bottle located in Chittorgarh, in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
While the bottle’s exterior is a simple wine-red color, the inside is an entire house. It boasts three bedrooms, a bamboo hut with a dining hall, and even an aquarium.
The set up:
One of the bedrooms features arched walls the same color as the exterior. One has a whole wall full of beer bottles that light up. The third bedroom is fairly plain, great for less adventurous guests,” according to Jam Press.
If you’re seeking a “giant wine bottle” stay closer to home, there’s another one located in Mexico’s Baja California.
The “Botella de vino Gigante” (giant bottle of wine), which is listed on Airbnb, is “a wine lover’s dream come to life!”
Luxury in a bottle:
The unusual structure can accommodate two guests at a time and costs $114 a night. Its ground floor features a living room and a full bathroom. There is a spiral staircase leading up to the top floor, where you’ll find a sleeping area with a full-sized bed.
The rural valley it is located in, El Porvenir, is where “90% of the wine produced in Mexico comes from,” making the shape very symbolic and significant to the area.
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Wine lovers! This is for you!
Wine lovers seeking other unique stays around the world should also check out a few other worthwhile accommodations.
At Domescapes Tasmania, wine heads can sleep in a geodesic dome amongst sprawling vineyards. Tamar Valley is one of the most renowned wine regions in all of Tasmania. Equipped with its own en suite bathroom, each dome offers a luxury glamping experience in the heart of wine country.
Mendoza in South America’s biggest wine producer, Argentina, is home to the lovely Villa Mansa. Villa Mansa is a unique, ranch-style property surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and close to the many wineries in the area. From curved suites designed to look like a wooden wine barrel to jacuzzis overlooking the majestic Andes mountain range, the hotel has something for everyone.
The luxury hotel also offers a luxury spa, heated pool, and immersive activities like cooking lessons and complimentary wine tastings featuring a great selection of various regional wines from the Mendoza area.
But wait, there’s more!
The Bordeaux region of southwestern France is well known as a must for wine lovers and there are plenty of top-notch accommodations to choose from. Some of the best wines in the world are grown here. Enjoy a stay in one of Bordeaux’s wine hotels and spend your vacation learning about wine and how it is created, and of course, sampling and gaining a greater appreciation for the different varieties.
Chateau de Pitray is located near St. Emilion. With beautiful architectural features like towers, turrets, and a vine-covered pale stone facade, it looks like something straight out of a fairytale. There are only four rooms, each furnished with elegant antiques and offering views of the garden. Chateau de Pitray is surrounded by a small vineyard of its own and tours of it can be arranged for guests.
And who could forget Porto, Portugal? Since its opening in 2010, The Yeatman, a luxury 5-star wine hotel and spa, has gained a reputation as the best hotel in Porto.
Set on a hill overlooking Porto, the Douro River, and a 7-acre garden, it is among Vila Nova de Gaia’s wine lodges. A fabulous option for wine aficionados visiting the birthplace of port wine, The Yeatman offers a 2-Michelin restaurant as well as a vinotherapy spa, wine tastings, wine dinners, and classes with winemakers.
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