So as the summer comes to an end, all of the kids go back to school, and the summer vacations become memories, one of the best ways to ensure more great memories in the future is to start booking your next summer vacation in advance! If you are looking for something a little more unique next summer, take a look at all of these unusual places to stay! The family is sure to remember these locations!
Glass Igloo at the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village – Lapland, Finland
Only open between December and April each year, the glass igloo lets you sleep beneath the magical light of the aurora borealis at a comfortable room temperature.
Image credit: Hotel Kakslauttanen
Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Fla.
$550 a night/double occupancy— Guests scuba dive 21 feet to their hotel room! The hotel is in the former underwater laboratory, so enjoy sipping a glass of wine as you look out the window onto the undersea world. Courtesy of ForbesLife on Facebook.
Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood Idaho
A great place to take your puppy crazy kids! Sleep inside the largest beagle! The entire bed-and-breakfast consists of a single room with a queen bed and adjacent loft with two twin mattresses. Single occupancy is $86, double starts at $96.
2421 Business Highway 95 at the Dog, Cottonwood, Idaho.; +1 208 962 3647; www.dogbarkparkinn.com
Turpentine Creek, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
A safari in Arkansas?! Turpentine Creek is a zoo and a hotel.
As a refuge for rescued “big cats,” Turpentine Creek’s houses tigers, lions, leopards, cougars and a bear. Because the cats are the real attraction of everyone’s stay, events like habitat tours, big cats education sessions and feeding time are big hits for everyone who visits.
There are five lodges, two suites and a tree house bungalow. Rooms start at $150 a night. — All proceeds help the animals.
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, Ark.; +1 479 253 5841; www.turpentinecreek.org
The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA
This jail was turned into a hotel and still incorporates a lot of the old jail house features! Just take a look at the picture above! Brick, rod-iron bars, and even a catchy name for their in-house cafeteria – “The Clink”.
This hotel is located in the exciting city of Boston! If you are planning on going to Massachusetts, definitely think about staying here!
The Liberty Hotel T 617.224.4000 | F 617.224.4001 | 215 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114 | http://www.libertyhotel.com/index.html