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Top 8 Unique Places To Stay In The U.S. For 2021

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Who doesn’t dream of spending the night in a real-life castle? If you live in the U.S., that might seem like an impossible dream unless you do some serious cross-Atlantic travel. But believe it or not, you don’t have to go to Europe to spend the night in unique accommodations like a castle.

You also don’t have to be a kid to spend the night in a treehouse! There are tons of interesting places to stay all over the U.S. Check out this list of the top eight unique places to stay in the U.S. this year.

(Image: Zion Wildflower Resort — Booking)

1. Clear Sky Resorts’ Luxury Domes

Arizona and Montana

These luxury domes are exactly what they sound like – dome-shaped accommodations with fantastic amenities. Located in two U.S. places, the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park, Clear Sky Resorts’ domes are climate controlled (unlike tents) but still offer the nature-centric experience you would get from going camping.

Each dome is fitted with a rain shower, panoramic window, and a skylight with a telescope for stargazing. Their Welcome Dome features a great happy hour, breakfasts and dinners, and live music. You can stay in these incredible domes and see the beautiful, sprawling skies in Arizona or in Montana!

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(Image: Clear Sky Resorts’ Luxury Domes — Booking)

2. 36 Rue

Destin, Florida

This sprawling villa in Florida offers easy beach access on all sides. It is a stand-alone residence and offers all the comforts of home on a whole new level of luxury. When you rent out 36 Rue, you rent out the entire villa and get access to a fully functioning kitchen, private hot tub, and unique architectural features like the beautiful spiral staircase!

Everything in this villa is designed with maximum comfort and luxury in mind. From the updated features inside to the beautifully landscaped grounds, this villa won’t disappoint.

36 rue rental villa spiral staircase
(Image: 36 Rue — Booking)

3. Cape Charles Cottage

Cape Charles, Virginia

Not only is this private cottage beautiful, it’s on its own island! You read that right – this cottage is located on an island off of the Kiptopeke area of Virginia. This four-bedroom cottage was built in the 1910s as a fishing lodge. Now, the area is known for being a kayaker’s dream destination.

The updated interior is great, but the wraparound porch complete with a gas grill really step up the appeal of this property. The island that this cottage is on is full of wildlife and stunning landscape. Enjoy a private and peaceful stay at this cottage and soak up the sun on the private beach.

cape charles virginia beach house dock trees
(Image: Cape Charles Cottage — Booking)

4. Castle La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

That’s right – a castle. Not only will you get to enjoy the fascinating architecture of this unusual building, you can also enjoy the gardens and the tennis court during your stay.

They offer a chef-prepared breakfast as well at this B&B that has been called the “Downton Abby” of the midwestern U.S. The impressive woodwork and stained-glass windows are original to the castle, built in 1892. Enjoy a stay at this American castle with its luxurious suites and amenities.

castle la crosse US wisconsin
(Image: Castle La Crosse — Booking)

5. Treehouse on the Stream

Sundance, Utah

This grownup treehouse has often been described as completely magical. The sprawling windows and balcony look out over the woodland landscape. The location of this house makes it easy to hike, bike, ski, or attend the famous Sundance Film Festival!

This house in the trees is beautiful at any time of the year. In the summer, you can listen to the stream bubble by, and in the winter, the heavy snow sits beautifully on the surrounding trees.

treehouse on the stream sundance utah house in trees
(Image: Treehouse on the Stream — Booking)

6. Madonna Inn

San Luis Obispo, California

This beautiful luxury hotel might as well be a castle. Its unique, palatial architecture is only matched in beauty and unusual features by its interior design. Each room in this hotel is themed and distinctively designed. The themes range from being that of luxury itself to being centered around things like Ireland or prehistoric life. This property even features its own bakery within the hotel and has a great restaurant too.

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(Image: Madonna Inn — Booking)

On top of experiencing the hotel itself, you’ll also be able to book tours on horseback, enjoy the gardens and tennis courts, and spend time at the hotel’s spa.

madonna inn california hotel
(Image: Madonna Inn — Booking)

7. Zion Wildflower Resort

Virgin, Utah

At Zion Wildflower Resort, you can stay in a completely unique kind of accommodation – a luxury tent! Zion takes the idea of a glamping resort all the way. They have complimentary wifi, large fire pits, and luxury bathhouses.

At this resort, you can enjoy luxuriously comfortable beds while sleeping under the stars. The Zion is all about giving its guests the best possible nature-experience while also providing them with maximum comfort.

zion wildflower resort utah tent glamping camping
(Image: Zion Wildflower Resort — Booking)

8. Grapevine Lodge

Dallesport, Washington

Not only is the Grapevine Lodge located in a vineyard, it’s also a riverfront property! This property includes a private pool while also giving its guests great access to all kinds of activities like fishing, hiking, and touring the wineries of the area.

grapevine lodge washington vineyard
(Image: Grapevine Lodge Vineyard — Booking)

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