Alternative Getaways: 10 Uniquely Wonderful Vacation Rentals

Alternative Getaways: 10 Uniquely Wonderful Vacation Rentals

Kim Lucian
Apr 6, 2015
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Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the weekend on a goat farm/creamery for a little getaway, which got me thinking: What other creative and out of the ordinary places can you rent for a vacation? Plenty, it turns out. From a beer barrel in Germany that you can sleep in to a B&B shaped like a giant dog in Idaho, here are the 10 that made our list.

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1. Dog Bark Park Inn B&B, $98 a night via Airbnb

Stay in the belly of a giant dog at this B&B in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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2. Wings Neck Lighthouse, $500 a night via Airbnb.

New England lighthouses are an icon of the region, you can stay in this one in Pocasset, MA and get the full experience.

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3. Boulder House, $695 a night via Airbnb.

This unique house in Yucca Valley, CA blends in with the boulder strewn landscape around it and even incorporates them into one of its suites.

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4. Love Nest, $137 a night via Airbnb.

Stay in a cozy loft above a barn complete with its own private deck and dude ranch style decor in Morongo Valley, CA.

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5. Boom Box House, $175 a night via HomeAway.

This unique beachside house offers amazing views, through its windows shaped like beat box speakers, of the surrounding Kehena Point Cliffs in Hawaii.

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6. Spruce Mountain Lookout Tower, info through

Rise above it all, and take in some amazing views, in this now defunct fire lookout tower in Spruce Mountain, WY.

7. Seashell House, $225 a night via Airbnb.

What island stay is complete without staying in a giant seashell? Located on Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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8. Historic Beer Barrel, $113 a night via Airbnb.

When visiting Ostbevern, Germany sleeping inside a historic beer barrel seems to be the only logical way to go. At the very least it will make for a better story when you get back.

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9. Secluded In-town Treehouse, $350 a night via Airbnb.

What could be dreamier than these cafe-light-draped, antique-furnished treehouses in the heart of Atlanta, GA.

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10. Covered Bridge, $195 a night, via Airbnb.

Stay in a house shaped like a historic covered bridge in Nevada City, CA. While the outside may look quaint, the inside resembles a modern loft.

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