1) Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, BC
To be honest, when I was a child I dreamed regulary about having my own cozy tree house. And I‘m sure, almost all of you did as well. The childhood days are over, but now we can escape from the concrete jungle, break contact with the ground and become a part of the wild nature world for a few days. These unique UFO-looking spheres are situated near Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, hanging about 20 feet off the ground in the peaceful rainforest. There are three kinds of spheres: Eryn, Melody (rooms for 2-3 guests) and Eve (the smallest one, for 1 person) that vary in size, material and interior. Each of them is handcrafted and vertically suspended to three trees with the help of harnesses. This technology minimizes the risk of damaging the trees.
The hotel is open year-round, every season is a new and wonderful experience for all nature lovers.
2) The Dog Bark Park Inn, Cotton wood, Idaho, USA
It’s really hard to find a pet friendly hotel these days. And now you can literally live in the world’s biggest 12-foot Beagle, the hotel that is created for dog lovers! Designed by two talented chainsaw artists Dennis and Frances, the Dog Bark Park is a bed and breakfast guesthouse that offers two connected rooms with all conveniences (except phone and TV). You will surely love the dog-themed rooms inside the hotel. Even the toilet is made as a fire hydrant! Browse the artists’ shop and enjoy folk-art style wooden canine carvings, share your dog, travel and life stories with friendly owners and other visitors and have a great time!
3) Magic Mountain Hotel, Huilo Huilo Reserve, Chile
This hotel allows you to become a part of a real fairy tale! Magic Mountain Hotel has its own story that describes a mountain with magical powers and grants wishes. The building looks really breathtaking: the waterfall is cascading right from the roof!
Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve is a special natural reserve (60,000 hectares of Valdivian forest) and ecotourism project established in 1999. There you can explore lakes untouched by man, waterfalls (some of them reach 50 meters high) and have an access to the Mocho Choshuenco volcano. Also, there’s a chance for you to enjoy snowboarding in the middle of the summer. The reserve will provide you with a wide range of other activities, like mountain biking, water sports, fishing, horseback riding etc. so you won’t be bored here! Here you can meet wild animals: deer, foxes, and pumas.
4) Capsule Value Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
The most unusual but popular concept hotel in Japan where you can book a night from just $20! The hotel is situated near Mitsui Memorial Museum and close to Tokyo Imperial Palace. Also, it will take you mere minutes to get to Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Tower.
All the rooms are small but really comfortable capsule units that have everything you need for a great stay: Wi-Fi, outlets, radio and TV. There are comfy showers and Japanese style bathrooms on the basement level of the building. You will be also provided with all the shower amenities.
5) Jumbo Stay, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
Enjoy the cool stay in a real Jumbo Jet that is converted into a comfortable hotel. A Boeing 747 provides a completely unforgettable hotel experience. There are different rooms available: twin rooms, the ones with a private WC and shower and budget ones. And the best room you will want to stay in – a luxury cockpit suite provided with panoramic view of the airport! Here you may observe planes landing at Stockholm Arlanda! Sounds cool huh?
6) Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
This captivating hotel is 25 years old and is situated 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. The winter temperature outside may plunge as low as -45C! But it doesn’t stop the flow of tourists. Each year, the hotel is rebuilt and designed by talented artists with ice from the frozen Torne River. And every single year the rooms look different. The room temperature is kept around -5C. You will be provided with a comfy sleeping bag and are guaranteed an amazing sleeping experience!
There’s also a great Ice hotel restaurant inside the hotel that serves meals on blocks of ice.
7) Hang Nga Guesthouse, Da Lat, Vietnam
Hang Nga Guesthouse (opened in 1990). It’s also known as “Crazy House”, a bizarre building designed by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga. The building looks like a giant tree incorporating different elements like caves, animals, mushrooms and spider webs. The design inside is also surreal and each room is animal themed. Furniture inside every room is unique and handcrafted. Stairways and hallways inside the guesthouse look like tunnels and caves. Everything here is bringing its visitors back to the natural world.
This place is now really popular among tourists and you can enjoy your fairytale stay paying only $29–$63 per night.