Bizarre Beds

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The other day I was flipping through Bettina Kowalewski’s new book, Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels From Around the World and I was amazed by the locations she referenced.  Of course, there is the ‘bed in a tree’ at the Lion Sands, a five-star safari lodge in a private game reserve, about which  Kowalewski comments, “For me, it’s a dream to sleep in the middle of nature with no walls.  I saw two rhinos right beneath me.  It is not a zoo.”

Other interesting options include the Dog Bark Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, where Sweet Willie, a wooden beagle, stands 33 feet high and you are able to dine in his stomach; or the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, that is rebuilt every winter entirely from ice; or The Capsule Hotel in The Hague, Netherlands, which is actually a repurposed escape capsule from an offshore oil rig floating in an urban canal.

My personal favorite, is Les Roulottes in Ouroux, France, where you get to join the circus.  Located in the heart of Beaujolais wine country, this hotel is really three roulettes, or gypsy wagons, once used by traveling circuses.  The wagons are parked in a meadow next to a stone chateau, where meals are served. 

It’s a book that’s fun and easy to read, and certainly a great conversation starter.

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