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This Winery In Germany Lets You Stay Overnight In A Wine Barrel

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Staying overnight at guest houses on vineyards has long been a travel trend enjoyed by wine lovers. But a village in Germany is going one step further: You can sleep in actual wine barrels that once produced wine for the region. And, hey, wine not?!

The Schlafen im Weinfass — a vineyard in Sasbachwalden, Germany — has eight, 8,000-liter barrels that can be rented for overnight stays. They sit above the wine village of Sasbachwalden and are outfitted with large windows. The views are pretty spectacular, and guests staying there can watch sunsets with a glass of vino in hand.

The barrels start at $190 a night for two people, and that comes with a couple bottles of wine, pastries and breakfast.

Schlafen im Weinfass

The barrels are heated, so these unique wine dens can host stays year-round. Each of the barrels also features a toilet and seating area in addition to a comfy bed and a rock garden outside of the barrels. All of the eight barrels have on-theme names, like “Burgundy Place” and “Riesling Place.”

Aside from drinking wine and taking in the views, which sounds like a great way to spend a vacation, the tiny town of Sasbachwalden also offers plenty of outdoor adventures for travelers. Visitors can arrange hiking and biking excursions in the Black Forest.

Another must-see in the area is the Triberg Waterfalls, some of Germany’s largest falls.

Triberg Waterfalls germany photo
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Ready to have barrels of fun? You’ll need a bit of patience. The popular barrel accommodations are mostly full until the end of the year. The next available dates are in 2020.

As niche as it sounds, this isn’t the only wine barrel hotel. You can find some luxe barrels (even some offering jacuzzis!) in the Netherlands at Hotel Vrouwe van Staboren.

Schlafen im Weinfass

If you love wine travel, you can discover wineries with lodging here in the United States, too. For example, you can find wineries with lodging in Sonoma. Outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, you can also sleep over in a treehouse in a vineyard.

[H/t: Travel and Leisure]