Giant Potato In Idaho Gets Turned Into An Airbnb And You Can Stay There For $200 A Night

Earlier this month Airbnb promoted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for two lucky contestants to spend the night in the grandiose Louvre museum in Paris – now the company has new, perhaps a tad less luxurious, unique piece of property listed on their site – a giant potato. For just $200 a night patrons can stay in The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, while dreams of spuds dance through their heads.

Ok, so it’s not actually made of potatoes but is instead a 6-ton structure constructed from steel, plaster, and concrete. However, the materials don’t take away from the realistic architecture, plopped in the middle of 400 acres of land in South Boise, Idaho.

Airbnb has a new ‘giant’ listing and it offers people the chance to sleep inside a potato like delicious stuffing

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The giant spud was not always a delicious place to slumber and began as a promotional tool for the Idaho Potato Commission. According to the Idaho Statesman, the potato toured the United States over the past six years on the back of a semi-truck advertising the state’s most famous crop. Without any new plans for the giant creation, the Idaho Potato Museum showed interest in putting it on display – but someone else had a better plan.

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“Proud Idahoan” Kristie Wolfe, who worked for the Idaho Potato Commission, and had spent two years on tour with the potato as an ambassador for the organization, told the outlet, she had always been determined that, “Some day I was going to get that potato and turn it into something cool.” No stranger to uncommon Airbnb renovation projects, she transformed her former travel companion into a travelers destination. Wolfe’s previous accomplishments include a treehouse she built in Hawaii and a “hobbit hole” listed in Washington.

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For the tasty luxury of spending the night in this high-carb creation, it will cost visitors $200 a night plus $42 in taxes and fees. The space is ideal for couples, and spans 336 square feet.

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Looking at the rugged, farm exterior visitors may be surprised to discover that the interior design is very minimalistic, modern and chic.

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The DIY enthusiast was responsible for all of the interior decorating and employed space-saving strategies that one finds in many tiny homes so that every essential design features can fit.

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Wolfe made the most of the space inside and the plush decor is truly eye-catching, however, visitors should be aware that while they are living inside a potato, there is no kitchen to cook any potatoes – so bring snacks or prepare to eat at restaurants in Boise.

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This verified Airbnb host still provides services to make this a deluxe experience, which includes towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper for each guest.

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All the cozy decor makes up for some of the features one might miss in a larger more traditional space, such as windows. But don’t worry you won’t get fried there is air-conditioning installed inside.

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During the colder months, visitors can warm their hands by the working fireplace set up, talk about a baked potato.

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Despite its small size, the potato has all the necessary plumbing one needs for a comfortable stay, which includes a wash bin set-up with hot and cold water along with a toilet – the bathroom is even decked out with potted plants.

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For those looking to escape the stress of modern life, this is the perfect location as there is no Wi-Fi or TV inside the potato.

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The hotel has open dates for guests beginning at the end of May. Frank Muir, CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission said, during a media tour of the hotel, that he sees the new space as just one more way to bring people to his state, “If you put it in a museum that’s one thing, but if you put it out here near Mountain Home, it’s a way of inviting people to experience Idaho in a unique way.”

People were in awe of the idea and had plenty of potato puns ready

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