Stay in a Six-Ton Potato in Idaho with Airbnb

We love Airbnb here at Average Joes. Not only does it give you the opportunity to get local knowledge and see cities from neighbourhoods you’d have otherwise ignored, it also throws up some truly unique dwellings. Well, we’re not sure we’ve come across something quite as unique as this abode in Idaho, USA, which gives guests the chance to stay in a six-ton potato…

Yes, AirBnB has unveiled its latest rental opportunity in the form of a potato. Located just outside Boise, the ‘Big Idaho Potato Hotel’ is situated in 400-acres of ‘good ol’ farmland’ and has been hallowed out to accommodate a king sized bed, a coffee nook, a bathroom and plenty of seating.

At this point, we should probably point out that it’s not actually a real potato. It was the brainchild of the Idaho Potato Commission and toured 48 US states for seven years as part of the ‘Big Idaho Potato Tour’ before being recycled and turned into a hotel.


The hotel has been meticulously designed by Kristie Wolfe, a former Big Idaho Potato Tour spokesperson, and now offer stylish luxury and amenities such as power outlets for your electronic devices, a mini fridge, old records to play and a custom-built bed. There’s even room for a log fire place in the ‘living room’.


Not only that, as part of your stay, guests will also have access to a customised silo turned into a spa retreat, perfect for soaking while looking up at the stars. For an extra dose of cuteness, the Big Idaho Potato Hotel comes with a jersey cow who will be your fuzzy pet for the stay.

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is currently booked up until mid-June, so head over to the Airbnb Website to book your stay before it’s too late. Prices start at around £165 ($213) per night.


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