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Glampinghub.com’s 12 quirkiest glamping spots to stay

One thing that glamping will always provide is uniqueness and quirkiness. Glampinghub.com this month has provided ten of the strangest and most unique locations for you to stay. 

Converted Grain Silo for Unique Glamping Accommodation in Alvin, Illinois

This unique rental is located in Alvin, Illinois, and can accommodate two guests. There is one charming bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom has a plush queen-size bed and is located in the sleeping loft. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a large clawfoot tub. Linens and towels are provided for guests too.

In the beautifully decorated living room, guests will find a comfy sofa and a satellite television. Other amenities include breakfast delivered to the door, Wi-Fi, and an upper deck with stunning views of the surrounding farmland. Outside, there is a porch and a fire pit, perfect for roasting some marshmallows after a long day.

FACILITIES

This retreat has all the amenities to enjoy a stress-free trip in the middle of farmland. The silo has a sleeping loft that can fit two people comfortably, as well as a large claw foot tub. It is a cosy rental that is ideal for couples to share a romantic getaway in peace and quiet. The rental also features satellite TV and a front porch with seating to enjoy a morning sipping on a cup of coffee.

The owners provide breakfast and home cooked treats that can be delivered right to the front door and the bin has an upper deck that is perfect for viewing sensational sunsets or stargazing. There is a fire pit next to the getaway where glampers can cook their own meal if they choose not to go out to eat.

LOCATION

This unique rental is located on a farm in north-eastern Vermilion County, Illinois. The getaway used to be a storage container for grain in the 1950s and was refurbished to be a guest retreat. The farm it sits on is still in business and they grow soybeans, corn, and wheat.

This location is extremely secluded and truly makes guests feel like they are in the middle of nowhere. The silo is only 15 minutes North of Danville, Illinois, and 90 minutes West of Indianapolis. Staying here is an experience unlike any other. There are restaurants in the surrounding area and the property owners even provide home-cooked meals delivered at an extra cost! Guests can hike through the farm pastures or catch a sunset from the roof and this location is a beautiful place to kick back and relax in Illinois.

PRICE: £95.78 per night.

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/midwest/illinois/alvin/unique-accommodation-alvin-illinois/


Elegant, Renovated Caves with Breath-taking Hillside Views of Cappadocia, Turkey

There are 14 spacious cave rooms, each with a private, carved out terrace with views of Cappadocia. Each room is en suite, with wood floors, central heating and direct dial telephone. Daily breakfast and housekeeping are included.

The“Single” cave room sleeps two guests with a queen bed.

The “Double” cave room sleeps up to four guests with two queen beds.

Or opt for a “Double” room with a private Jacuzzi. There is also a larger, “Double Suite” room with a Jacuzzi and a “Double” room with a private, Turkish bath.

FACILITIES

The main lodge prepares delicious meals every day that are served in the garden or in each cave room. There are dry cleaning and laundry services. The staff at the front desk offer tour assistance.

LOCATION

These Turkish glamping caves are nestled on a hillside in the town of Urgup, with a view overlooking Cappadocia. The site borders Goreme National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Cappadocia.

PRICE

£132.34 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/turkey/centralanatoliaregion/urgup/luxury-cave-stay-turkey/


Pod on Stilts Surrounded by Vineyards near Mendoza, Argentina

Glampers can experience a stay like no other at this stilted pod near Mendoza. It floats in the air above the vines of the on-site winery producing exquisite Argentine Malbecs, offering a cocoon nestling guests between land and sky. There is a bathtub on the terrace with views of the Andes, and a window in the roof promising guests stargazing in the clear skies of Argentina’s west.

A queen bed provides comfort and tranquillity for two, with a private bathroom ensuring seclusion.

FACILITIES

There are 16 uniquely-designed suites to select from while glamping at this site in Mendoza, Argentina. Guests will also have access to the sumptuous spa and hammam on the property, the first such six-stage facility in Latin America, to add to the atmosphere of luxury and comfort. The winery that this property also runs produces some of the region’s best Malbec, which glampers can also buy while staying here or sample at the hotel bistro or the restaurant offering beautiful Argentinian beef dishes.

There is also an open-air pool for making a splash with gorgeous mountain views, a Jacuzzi, and gym.

LOCATION

Tucked away on the outskirts of Mendoza is this stunning glamping retreat in Argentina. Just half an hour from the city centre, this property is nonetheless enthralled in nature and surrounded by Malbec vineyards and mountain views. The site that glampers will find themselves on overlooks the Andes Mountains, and sits on eight acres of one of the largest wine regions in Latin America.

PRICE

£360.46 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/argentina/mendoza/lujandecuyo/pod-rental-mendoza/


Unique Refurbished Vintage 1965 Boeing 727 Airplane, Costa Rica

 

This site offers a refurbished vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which in its prior life shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia). This fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite jets out from the jungle canopy, affording you views that will make you feel like you’re flying.

The site salvaged this airframe from its San Jose airport resting place. They carefully transported the pieces on five, big-rig trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where they have been resurrected into a unique jumbo hotel suite. The classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park, is perched on a 50-foot pedestal. At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane’s former right wing. The plane’s interior is Costa Rican teak panelling from the cockpit to the tail.

Furnishings are hand-carved, teak furniture from Java, Indonesia. The 727 home features two air-conditioned bedrooms–one with two queen sized beds and the other with one queen sized bed, each with its own private bath—a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, a dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace, a private entrance up a river rock, a spiral staircase, and 360 degrees of surrounding gardens. Guests can enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing their tree top neighbours: sloths, toucans, monkeys and more.

FACILITIES

Facilities include air conditioning, electricity, hairdryers, internet and Wi-Fi access, a laundry service, a safe, bathrooms with showers sinks and toilets, towels and linens included, onsite parking, a telephone, wheelchair access, a TV and a TV room.

LOCATION

On a coastal rainforest bluff nestled between Manuel Antonio National Park and incredible Pacific Ocean vistas that will take anyone’s breath away, this truly unique glamping site is not only a vacation adventure, but also can be a tropical wedding destination, or the place for a dream honeymoon.

Just three miles from the village of Quepos and two hours by car from San Jose‘s International Airport, this site is a perfect destination for either a short stay or for those seeking a comfortable base camp for adventure travel, ecotourism, sport fishing, surfing or the peace and tranquillity of Manuel Antonio‘s legendary white sand beaches and National Park.

Over the past 25 years, the site has been developed, designed, constructed and refined so that guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. This jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples, offering accommodations for a variety of options for vacation living, with on-site spa services and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes. Costa Rica is rich in environmental diversity, magnificent landscapes, relaxing and adrenaline-packed activities, and warm Tico hospitality. Come explore this rare corner of the world.

PRICE

£491.94 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/costarica/puntarenas/quepos/treehouse-outdoorpool/


Hanging Tree Tent Rentals in 16-Acre Forest of Park Hills, Missouri

 

These fantastic tree tent rentals in Park Hills, Missouri, allow guests to have an unusual camping experience up in the treetops. Glamping in these one-of-a-kind hammocks truly is a unique experience that glampers will remember for a lifetime.

These two hammock tents are floating between large trees, and they can each securely hold one person up to 275 pounds. This camping spot has camping chairs, a table, and a storage packer, while hot water bottles, bug repellent, and headlamps are provided. Guests will also have access to a fire pit, firewood, and basic kitchenware during their unique outdoor getaway in Missouri.

Guests can also enjoy a complimentary teapot, a coffeemaker, and items for a light breakfast available in the nearest residential building, 60 yards away. For an additional fee, this accommodation offers services including meals (homemade, healthy, and heartfelt), a hot tub, a fitness and spa centre, and tours.

The hammocks are not recommended for small children as they may not be able to safely climb in and out. The hammocks are designed for one-person use only.

FACILITIES

There is a glider chair and a hammock on site.

Guests can have homemade, healthy meals made for them, and massages are also available. There is a hot tub, a sauna, and fitness facilities available, and weddings and the renewal of vows can take place at this site. These services incur additional fees, and guests should inquire about them upon booking request. The hosts live on the property a short walk away and are happy to help with any query guests may have.

LOCATION

This unique destination in Missouri allows guests to be rejuvenated and relaxed by nature. Nestled on 16 wooded acres, there are many quiet nooks that allow visitors to relax—they can enjoy a drink on a glider, a nap in a hammock, or lunch under a canopy of leaves. The quiet, twisty country roads are perfect for jogging or biking, and there are several nearby state parks, as well as a national forest, which presents endless opportunities. Basic provisions are available within one mile, and there are more options for shopping and dining located five miles away.

PRICE

£73.48 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/midwest/missouri/parkhills/tree-tent-rentals-park-hills-missouri/


Unique Open-Air Getaway in the Samut Prakan Region of Bangkok, Thailand

 

This incredible, open-air accommodation can be found in the lovely Samut Prakan region of Bangkok, Thailand, surrounded by lush, green palm trees and near the famous floating market. Perfect for two guests looking for an unforgettable, unique glamping getaway, this accommodation can be found elevated seven-meters from the ground, allowing for total privacy. From the accommodation, glampers can experience gorgeous jungle views during the day and the enchanting starry sky at night.

Guests can find a two-person mattress dressed in fresh linens, along with a lounger, perfect for a relaxing after a full day of exploring the best of what Bangkok has to offer. Bathroom facilities are located just steps away from this elevated accommodation. Free Wi-Fi and a Thai cell phone are available for guests for the duration of their stay. For a refreshing treat, ice cream during all hours of the day.

FACILITIES

Glampers are provided with free Wi-Fi for the duration of their stay, as well as a Thai cell phone if needed. Homemade ice cream is kindly provided for guests at all hours of the day.

LOCATION

Located in the green area of the Bang Nampheung region of Greater Bangkok, Thailand, the property is surrounded by mangrove palms, coconut plantations, and singing exotic birds. The accommodations offer guests a truly secluded retreat that is only accessible by boat, bike, or on foot. Although feel as if it’s a world away from Bangkok, the property is only minutes from the BTS Skytrain.

PRICE

£184.59 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/thailand/centralthailand/samutprakan/unique-getaway-samut-prakan-bangkok-thailand/


 Retro School Bus Rental in Off-Grid Community near Madrid, New Mexico

 

This off-grid bus rental near Madrid, New Mexico, is the perfect place to escape the stresses of everyday life. This gold, retro school bus is like no other and guests are ensured an unforgettable glamping experience. The bus can sleep two guests with a comfortable double futon bed and glampers will be kept warm and cosy with the indoor wood stove. Cleverly utilizing the space, the bus is also fitted with shelf boxes for storage. Guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings and spectacular views on the back deck and there is also an outdoor table and chairs by the side of the bus.

FACILITIES

Glampers can enjoy cooking and socialising in the outdoor community kitchen. The bathroom will also be found in the outhouse with a simple solar bag shower. Bonfires are also allowed to be made in the designated areas.

LOCATION

This off-the-grid property is situated on a mesa at 6,800 feet, providing guests with the utmost peace and tranquillity. Surrounded by natural beauty, guests can reach Placer Mountain, Cedar Mountain, and Las Lomas de la Bolsa in under half an hour. Santa Fe National Forest is also just a one hour and 45-minute drive from the property. Despite its secluded location, the property is just five miles from the vibrant and cultural village of Madrid where glampers will find art galleries, independent shops, and top-quality restaurants. Guests can reach the cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque in less than an hour. Although glampers will feel like a million miles from reality, it is easily accessible from the turquoise trail that is just two miles from the property.

PRICE

£39.18 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southwest/newmexico/madrid/off-grid-rental-madrid-new-mexico/


Unique Up-Cycled Bus Accommodation Getaway near Reykjavik, Iceland

This up-cycled city bus accommodation was inspired by recycling and nature and it offers glampers the chance to feel at one with Iceland’s stunning wilderness. The bus is made up of five units with three units sleeping a total of 12 guests and two units sleeping eight. Every attentional to detail has been paid to the interior and guests will find unique and quirky furnishings such as antique lighting, original bus seats, and wood carvings. Each room is warm and cosy and features comfortable beds with extra blankets to keep warm even during the chilliest nights. There is also a small kitchenette with everything guests need for basic cooking including a stove, a fridge, and pots and pans. Guests will also find running water and heating.

FACILITIES

A separate bath house is located on the property with toilets and showers.

LOCATION

This unique property is located on a farm and situated by the magical Esjan mountain in Iceland. Surrounded by peace and tranquillity, this property offers glampers a calming natural oasis. Despite its secluded location, the property is just 25 minutes from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik and it is easily accessible from Reykjavik Airport. The property is also close to a number of attractions such as the National Park at Þingvellir, Geysir, and the Blue Lagoon.

PRICE

£165.43 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/iceland/hofudborgarsvaedicapitalregion/kjalarnes/unique-accommodation-reykjavik-iceland/


Beautiful Deluxe Cave Rental with High Ceilings in Matera, Southern Italy

This spacious cave has a King-size bed with an Air System Top Class Sanity ergonomic mattress and a single bed. There are three pillows (more available upon request), a bathtub, a shower, and a hairdryer. There is a daily housekeeping service and an on-desk welcome kit with water and fresh fruit upon arrival, natural shampoo and body wash, handcrafted pottery and natural candles for guests, plus sheets, fabrics, and beddings are handcrafted rough linen and all provided. Furthermore, there is floor heating / a cooling system, plus an air recycling system installed in the room. A baby-cot is available upon request, as is a third bed at no extra charge to guests.

FACILITIES

At this glamping property, the approach to conserving the interiors involves a minimalist approach, using plain furnishings. Often the furniture has been built into the structure to maintain a continuity of form and function with the original building. Given the irregular surfaces, if freestanding furniture were introduced, it would be unstable and feel out of context. The objective was to make the minimum intervention to the interior, letting the cave interior express itself—so lights were hidden.

Where needed, and with reference to the lives once lived in these caves, recycled materials are used to build furniture (cupboards, chairs, desks). The aim was that the simplicity of form, fusing with the structure, would not interrupt the dramatic setting of the Sassi. The changes aim to form a dialogue with the cityscape and its history.

LOCATION

The compelling beauty and breath-taking setting of many historic southern Italian hill towns, combined with their local traditions, make the region an ideal destination for international tourism. The town of Matera can be found in the Basilicata Region near the Murgia Materana Park. For visitors who enjoy their history mixed with a magnificent landscape rich with sights, scents and sounds, the ancient hill towns of the Mediterranean are an ideal destination.

PRICE

£310.79 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/italy/basilicata/matera/cave-rental-matera-southern-italy/



Unique Accommodation at a Former Gold Mining Site for a Getaway near Norton Sound, Alaska

 

This unique accommodation is located near Norton Sound, Alaska, and can provide two guests with a cosy lodging from which to enjoy an equally unique getaway to the Seward Peninsula. The accommodation contains two twin beds. Guests will also enjoy shared access to a bathroom with a shower and on-demand hot water, laundry facilities, and a great room in which they will find tables and chairs, a television, a wood-burning stove, a water cooler, and a bar with a microwave and a coffeemaker. Here, guests will be served home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner, with sandwiches available for lunch as well.

The accommodation is part of a resort set on the former grounds of a historic mining site where gold can still be found to this day. Guests interested in searching for gold can try their hand at panning, metal detecting, banking, sluicing, and dredging through arrangements with the host who offers historical tours and fishing expeditions as well. Guests can borrow fishing gear and rent ATVs from the host. Combined with the tour options offered by other local companies and the self-led activity options available in the expansive landscape surrounding Nome, guests can enjoy a wide range of adventures in the great outdoors of the Alaskan wilderness.

FACILITIES

At the resort to which this accommodation belongs, guests will enjoy shared access to a great room in which they will find tables and chairs, a television, a wood-burning stove, a water cooler, and a bar with a microwave and a coffeemaker. Here, guests can enjoy home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner. When in season, vegetables grown right on-site are incorporated into the meals. Sandwiches are available for lunch and can be packed to-go for guests heading out on adventures. Snacks and fresh homemade bread are available as well.

The resort is eco-friendly, generating electricity through solar power and minimizing its energy usage and resource consumption through LED lighting, strong insulation, and on-demand electric hot water for the site’s showers and laundry facilities.

Complimentary fishing gear is available to borrow, and ATVs and metal detectors are available to rent. Linens and towels are provided.

LOCATION

This accommodation is located in Nome, Alaska, where it is situated near the Anvil Creek on the historic grounds of a former mining site that dates back to the gold rush of 1900. Today, the site is a resort that provides guests with a peaceful, scenic setting in which to enjoy a getaway to the Seward Peninsula. Exploring its pristine natural surroundings, guests will find a wide-open landscape of mountains, rivers, creeks, and tundras full of wildflowers and wildlife, including wolves, caribou, beavers, river otters, wolverines, grizzly bears, moose, and musk oxen.

Nearby natural attractions include Anvil Rock, Anvil Mountain, King Mountain, the Teller Tundra Ridge, Dorothy Falls, and Newton Peak. Guests will find hiking trails at all of these locations, as well as popular slopes for skiing and snowboarding at Newtown Peak. The site is about six miles to the north of downtown Nome, which is set on the coast of Norton Sound—an inlet of the Bering Sea. Here, guests will find the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, the Bering Land Bridge Visitor Centre, and the headquarters of Nome Discovery Tours.

At the museum, guests can see local artefacts and learn about the history of Nome and the Bering Strait. Featuring an interactive map and exhibits of animal skulls and pelts, the visitor centre provides an opportunity to learn more about the surrounding natural landscape and its flora and fauna. Through Nome Discovery Tours, guests can enjoy a variety of adventures in the Alaskan wilderness—including that of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, which lies to the north and is only accessible by air taxi, private plane, snowmobile, or a multi-day hiking expedition. Encompassing nearly three million acres of tundra, rivers, streams, maar lakes (lakes formed from volcanic craters), lava flows, and hot springs, the preserve safeguards some of the most remote national parklands in the entire United States.

The site is about 15 minutes from Nome Airport, which has connections to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport—the nearest international airport. There are no roads leading from Anchorage or any other city with an international airport to Nome, so guests usually travel to the town by plane or by boat. Alternatively, adventurous guests can take advantage of the Nome’s location at the end of the Iditarod Trail and arrive by snowmobile or dogsled!

PRICE

£152.37 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/noncontinental/alaska/nome/getaway-accommodation-norton-sound-alaska/


Unique Luxury Cave Getaway under Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

 

This unique luxury getaway in Arkansas can accommodate eight guests and allows guests to be totally immersed in the natural beauty of the cave system, while still retaining all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel. This four-bedroom, accommodation is a self-contained masterpiece of architecture. Each suite contains its own private bathroom.

There is a gourmet island kitchen with ceramic tile floors, a convection oven, a flat-surface cook top, and a refrigerator. The open floor plan is warm and inviting and the family room boast custom light fixtures, elegant furniture, and a massive cave fountain. Above the kitchen is the game room complete with a pool table and a gorgeous view overlooking the waterfall and helipad.

The outside facade lets light into the cave, and beneath the accommodation, there is over a mile and a half of rock walks for guests to navigate. 10 caves on the property have been mapped so far; just take the back door and get ready to explore!

FACILITIES

Glampers will have their pick of a mile and a half of caves, caverns, and rock trails to explore in this subterranean accommodation. There is also a large game room for socialising and a modern kitchen with all the amenities glampers could ask for. For guests who want to arrive in style, there’s a helipad. On site, there are also waterfalls, ponds, wells, a water reservoir, massive pond, a barn, stalls, and an office.

LOCATION

This cave lodge is the centrepiece of a 280-acre estate populated by a maze of underground lakes and natural caverns. This luxurious accommodation built right into the cave system is surrounded by rock walks, waterfalls, and a gorgeous labyrinth cave system in the magnificent Buffalo River Valley. Surface from this underground paradise, and guests will find plenty to do in the surrounding area. Guests are going to love the wild beauty of northern Arkansas, especially Ozark National Forests which is not far from this glamping site. The backcountry of the Ozarks is perfect for a family road trip with plenty of charming stops such as Jasper, Eureka Springs, and the Buffalo National River.

PRICE

£1393.09 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/south/arkansas/parthenon/unique-getaway-arkansas/


  1. Incredible Cave Rental with a Pool near Guadix, Spain

This incredible cave rental with a pool is located near Guadix, Spain, and can accommodate four guests.

Guests will find two bedrooms and one full bathroom as they enter the cave. The first bedroom boasts a magnificent queen-size bed, whereas the second bedroom features two twin-size beds. The full bathroom comes with all of the essentials, such as a shower, a sink, and a toilet. Linens and towels are provided by the host.

The enchanting living room is home to two comfortable plush sofas—a great nook for unwinding with a good book after a long day. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with all of the amenities needed to whip up a tasty meal, such as a stovetop, a microwave, a toaster, and a refrigerator. Furthermore, there is a coffeemaker and a kettle, which can be used to brew up a hot cup for guests to enjoy on the colourful furnished patio area outside. Other amenities include Wi-Fi.

FACILITIES

This accommodation comes with many wonderful facilities that will provide guests with everything they need and more to have a comfortable stay. Guests can seek refuge from the hot Andalusian sun in the summer by taking a refreshing swim in the shared pool, or by blasting the air conditioning inside to maintain their ideal living temperatures. On a chilly winter evening, they can crank up the heating to keep warm or snuggle up in front of the fireplace. Glampers will be pleased with all of the communal spaces found nearby, where they can interact with other guests staying on the property and exchange their exciting new travel experiences. Additionally, with on-site parking, visitors need not worry about finding a place to stow their vehicles during their vacation.

On a peaceful morning, guests will adore spending time on the furnished patio as they listen to chirping birds while eating a delicious breakfast provided by the host. Wi-Fi keeps glampers connected to the outside world during their natural retreat and allows them to keep their family and friends back home updated with all of their latest adventures.

LOCATION

Glampers yearning for a unique alternative to traditional getaways should look no further than this incredible cave rental located in Granada, Spain. The stunning white caves create a striking contrast with the idyllic rural landscape encompassing the property, which guests will be able to enjoy at every turn. The caves overlook an impressive canyon and tranquil river below, and majestic snow-capped mountains can be seen in the distance. The picturesque scenery is simply breath-taking at any time of the year – the local vegetation evolves into fiery hues of red and orange in the fall, and after a dusting of snow in the winter, transforms into a glistening winter wonderland. Furthermore, nature enthusiasts will rejoice in the accommodation’s proximity to a wide array of national parks, where they can fully immerse themselves in nature and feel their stresses simply melt away as they take in the natural surrounding beauty. The property is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, making its location amid nature ideal for those looking to spend their days in full tranquillity.

PRICE

£139.46 per night

LINK

https://glampinghub.com/spain/andalucia/granada/cave-rental-pool-guadix-spain/