Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Unique Rentals

Sometimes we don’t want the boring practicality of a hotel. Vacations are an adventure, your rental should be more than just a place to crash for the night. I love finding unusual or unexpected places to stay.

If you are near the Mammoth Cave, Ky area looking for a spot to rest pull into Wigwam Village Motel #2. Technically they are not Wigwams, they are tipi’s. These fun, conical shaped buildings allows you the feel of sleeping in a tipi with little luxeries like bathrooms, and locking doors.

Tipi’s not your style? Instead want to sleep in the back of a 1948 Ford pickup or go on safari without the pesky trip to Africa or risk of getting ate by lions? Wildwood Inn at Florence, Ky may just be the place for you. Aztec Jungle, Utah Canyon, Pirate Ship, Country suite, Cave Suite. With over 25 rooms and suites to choose from Wildwood will have a room to fit whatever theme strikes your fancy.

Did you have a treehouse as a child? Did you dream of one? At Out ‘n’ About Treesort you can be a kid again. Currently they have 5 treehouses available for overnight guests, and 10 open for day use (when the permits are approved these will be overnight rentals). With whitewater rafting, ziplining, horsebacking riding and a variety of seasonal events, if you are bored while staying at the Treesort you only have yourself to blame. The owners of Treesort have fought a long (23 year), hard battle just to keep their 36 acre bed and breakfast open. Give them a call, reservations must be made over the phone. These are old fashion people and like to have a connection to their guests.

I grew up in a mining town, seeing big coal trains rolling by was a common sight. I love trains, I
don’t always love getting caught at a crossing waiting for a train. My next usually vacation rental happens to be located in one of my favorite spots on earth. Natural Bridge, Va. This 1926 C&O caboose has been lovingly restored, outfitted with a double bed, bath and galley style kitchen. There is also a daybed for extra guests.