You Can Rent This Giant (Fake) Potato On Airbnb For $200 A Night
The inside is nice and cozy!
Have you ever dreamed of sleeping inside of a spud? If so, plan your next vacation in Boise, Idaho, so you can experience the inside of a six-ton, potato-shaped hotel.
Even though it looks like a tuber, this potato isn’t filled with yummy goodness. It’s made from steel, plaster and concrete, and you can hang out in it if you book it through the listing on Airbnb.
Originally built by the Idaho Potato Commission to represent its potato growers and transformed by tiny house builder Kristie Wolfe, the potato is 12 feet wide, 28 feet long and 11 1/2 feet tall — which makes it the perfect little place to relax.
Want to know what you’re getting into before signing up? There are plenty of photos on the hotel’s Instagram account, as well as in the Airbnb listing.
The exterior is surprisingly lovely, as seen in the image below:
And don’t worry — the inside is as fun as the outside. It’s remarkably chic, starting with the small entryway seen below.
The interior sports millennial pink chairs, house plants, a queen bed with white linens and an indoor fireplace. There’s also a small bookshelf and a chandelier to round out the decor.
On the downside, there’s no kitchen — so if you’re making the trip, plan to eat out or bring simple snacks.
“A little peak inside from yesterday’s open house,” Wolfe wrote on the Big Idaho Potato hotel’s official Instagram account. “I’m still putting on the finishing touches.”
The lodging even offers a tiny bathroom! For guests that are renting through Airbnb, towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper are provided for each guest that comes to visit the spud.
As for where exactly the bathroom is located, Wolfe explained the details on Instagram.
“Everyone’s been asking where’s the bathroom! It’s about 30 ft away from the potato in a converted silo,” she wrote. “I’ve still got a bit of work to do in here but it the shot gives you an idea… trough bath for two, with a separate shower, electric fireplace and even a bidet!
Based on the Airbnb listing, two guests can stay in the potato for $200 a night. You’ll also have to pay a $31 service fee and $16 in occupancy taxes and fees.
There are no reviews yet on the listing, so you could be one of the first to stay in the Big Idaho Potato Hotel; current availability begins in June.
Wolfe, the host, says that she’s planted sweet potatoes around the potato, which is located in unincorporated Ada County about 25 miles away from Boise. It’s close to Union Pacific Railroad and the Idaho Air National Guard Orchard Combat Training Center.
“It’s very American,” Wolfe told The Idaho Statesman. “You’ve got potatoes and the military and the railroad. It’s a good way to experience Idaho in a night or two.”
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#Repost @idahopotatoes For #EarthDay a 6 ton Idaho Potato has been officially recycled as an Airbnb, now called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel! At this grand opening was also the launching of the Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour, 2.0, that has a new potato with the infamous #taterteam that will go across the U.S for it’s 8th year! @kristiemaewolfe has been extremely successful with her tiny homes and was thrilled to have the old potato turned into her next tiny home…well Big Idaho Potato Hotel! Here are some exclusive photos of the potato as well the silo which is the bathroom and includes a fireplace and hot tub! Also, the Tater Team, Miss Idaho, @ninaaforest Kristi and Frank Muir of the Idaho Potato Commission. 🥔👍👏🏼 #IsItRealIdaho #IdahoPotatoes #Potato #Potatoes #airbnb #recycle #idaho
The Idaho Potato Commission created the potato in 2012 to honor its 75th anniversary, according to the Detroit Free Press. It toured the country for six years. Although a museum wanted it after it was retired, Wolfe had traveled with the potato for two years already as an ambassador for the organization and offered to turn it into a tiny home, so they gave it to her.
She now owns it and the 400 acres of land it sits on.
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Boy am I excited about this project!! I got a listing set up so you all can save this beauty to your Airbnb Wishlist (helps me a ton!) & technically you can book it. I have it blocked off until the beginning of April. I expect to be wrapped up mid March but adding a buffer for things to go wrong 🙂 The link is in the profile – y’all are the BEST! I’m stoked to show you what I have planned for this spud 🥔
“Boy am I excited about this project!! I got a listing set up so you all can save this beauty to your Airbnb Wishlist,” Wolfe wrote of the project back in January.
So, plan your next vacation to a starch lover’s heaven and give this unique dwelling a mashed-potato try!