Unusual and Bizzarre

Jules' Undersea Lodge - Key Largo, FL
For the first time in history an authentic underwater research habitat is open to the average person--sport divers and even those who have never before dived. And although Jules' still functions as a research lab, you will be pleased to know that it has air-contitioning, hot showers, stereo music, VCR's, a fully stocked galley, and unlimited diving for certified divers

Cedar Creek Treehouse - Mt. Rainier, WA
Cedar Creek Treehouse is an Earth-friendly mountain retreat, located one mile as the crow flies, 10 miles by car, from the Nisqually River Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, and bordering the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This  "bed and breakfast" cottage is 50 feet up in a 200-year old Western Red Cedar tree.

Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast - Farmington, NM
This bed & breakfast is a luxury cliff dwelling located north of Farmington, New Mexico near the Mesa Verde National Monument. From the cave and the cliff tops you have an unparalleled view of beautiful southwest sunsets over the four states of the Four Corners area.

and Skyland Ranch
- Everett, WA
TipiTrek and Skyland Ranch  join together to offer a journey into the past. Live in a wilderness setting, eat native foods, learn traditional native games and skills.This is your chance to learn from experts what life was like for Native Americans 300 years ago.

Golden North Hotel
- Skagway, AK
Built in 1898, the oldest operating hotel in Alaska. It was a two story hotel, moved in 1908 by horse and placed in its its present location. The Golden North is a place in Alaska where the past lives on, where the cries of "gold in the Yukon" still echo and where the sounds of barroom pianos and boomtown crowds ring out in the night. A place where the romance and excitement of yesteryear fill the air.

Greyfield Inn
- Cumberland Island, GA
Greyfield Inn is a graceful mansion located on Georgia's largest and southern-most coastal island, Cumberland Island. Built in 1900, it was the home of Lucy Ferguson, granddaughter of Lucy and Thomas Carnegie. Rated today as one of America's Top Ten Most Romantic Inns. Cumberland, the nation's largest wilderness island, is approximately 18 miles long and 3 miles wide. A smooth sandy beach, sometimes nearly a mile wide, stretches the entire length of the eastern shore and has been rated one of America's Top Ten Beaches by
USA Today.

Old Faithful Inn
in Yellowstone National Park, WY
This rustic-style lodge, with log and wood shingle exterior is located adjacent to the world famous Old Faithful Geyser. The original part of the Inn, known as the "Old House" was completed in 1904 and includes an immense lobby with a huge stone fireplace. The East and West Wings were added in the teens and the twenties, with many rooms having been remodeled in recent years.

- St. John, Virgin Islands
When Maho Bay Eco-Tents opened in 1976, the term ecotourism didn't even exist. Environmentally sensitive travelers usually had to "rough it" to be close to nature. This camp provides intimacy with the great outdoors in one of the world's most beautiful settings, with comfort and convenience, at low cost.

Saugerties Lighthouse
- Saugerties, NY
This lighthouse was built in 1869.   It sits on a massive circular stone base sixty feet in diameter.  A sixth-order Fresnel lens was used with kerosene lamps.  The foundation for the original lighthouse remains as a small island adjacent to the exisiting lighthouse. There are two second floor bedrooms, each with a double  bed.   The smaller West room has windows facing both south down the Hudson and west down up the Esopus Creek towards town. The larger East room has two windows looking out on the river and is large enough to accommodate two air mattresses for children.

Treebones Resort
- Big Sur, CA

This Yurt Village is a unique lodging experience on California's breathtaking Big Sur coast. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with spectacular panoramic views in all directions.

Honorable Mention
Mount LeConte
Smoky Mountains National Park, TN. LeConte Lodge is the highest inn providing lodging for visitors in the East. Although LeConte is the third highest mountain in the Park at 6,595 feet, it is actually the "tallest" mountain in the Eastern United States, rising over a vertical mile from Gatlinburg.

Wigwam Village Motel
In Holbrook, AZ and Cave City, KY
. Explore the historic Wigwam Motel, a Route 66 icon established in 1949.

The Madonna Inn 
San Luis Obispo, California. Check out the Caveman Room!


The Shady Dell Trailer Park in Bisbee, Arizona  
A sleek lineup of vintage aluminum travel
trailers is available for overnight or weekly rental. This collection includes a 1949 Airstream, 1950 Spartanette, 1950 Spartan Manor, 1954 Crown, and 1951 Royal Mansion among others.

Oregon State Parks Yurts

Illinois Prairie Park
In Peoria, Illinois, one can sleep in a caboose and, after waking up, look at their window and see a bision.

Ravenwood Castle
In New Plymouth, Ohio
. Twelfth-century Norman in style, crenelated towers contain the guest rooms and suites, all with elegant private baths which include garden or whirlpool

Red Caboose Getaway B& B
Stay in real railroad cars each unique and different and see the sunbelt of the Olympic Pennisula including wineries, lavender farms, Pacific Ocean beaches, dungeness crabs, Olympic mountains.