Kokopelli’s Cave, USA

June 22, 2009 by Neal  
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Building this bed and breakfast must have been a blast… literally. That’s because, back in 1980, Kokopelli’s Cave in New Mexico was blasted out of sandstone.

In 1996, the cave was ready for its first paying guest. Since then, there has been a steady stream of visitors, originally seeking unusual accommodation, who have been surprised at just how comfortable rooms carved out of stone can be! With its modern kitchen equipment, hot and cold water, and luxuries such as its cascading waterfall-style shower and flagstone hot tub, you’ll wonder why all B&Bs aren’t underground.

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Coober Pedys Desert Cave, Australia

June 3, 2009 by Neal  
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Underground or above ground, the choice is yours at Coober Pedy’s Desert Cave Hotel!

The superb sandstone surroundings of Coober Pedy give you the opportunity to eat at outstanding restaurants, bring your business to the impressive convention facilities or shop in style for some of the world’s most impressive opals.

Come and explore all that South Australia has to offer and experience the holiday of a lifetime at Coober Pedy’s Desert Cave Hotel.

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Elkep Evi, Turkey

June 1, 2009 by Neal  
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Nestled in the rocky terrain of Turkey’s Cappadocia region, lies the Elkep Evi hideaway.

A complex of three 7-room bed and breakfast suites and one 2-bedroom suite have been chiselled out of the rock face and serve as a cosy hotel near the top of Esbelli, towering above the town of Urgup in Cappadocia.

During the day, explore the cave churches and marvel at the rock formations then, in the evening, relax on your rock-carved private terrace.

Peace and harmony are the order of the day at this most memorable of holiday destinations.

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The Hobbit Motel, New Zealand

May 28, 2009 by Neal  
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Don’t worry if you’re not 3 foot tall with hairy feet, everyone is welcome at the Hobbit Motel

From the outside, the two self-contained, underground ‘Hobbits’ look like they have come straight from Tolkien’s Middle-earth!  Yet on the inside, they offer surprisingly modern and comfortable accommodation for up to six people. 

This unusual motel was built using polystyrene blocks, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  This, coupled with the range of activities available at Woodlyn Park, make it a great holiday destination all year round.

In fact, it’s the perfect place in which to spend a ‘little’ time in New Zealand!

Woodlyn Park doesn’t just offer amazing motels.  There’s a whole host of adventures to be had during your stay.

Billy Black is a professional sheep shearer who puts on an unforgettable show for Woodlyn Park guests. Including a Kiwi bear, a dancing log and exploding pigs – sorry, a dancing pig and exploding logs – you won’t want to miss out on Billy Black’s Kiwi Culture Show!

And, if you still have energy left, why not visit the nearby Waitomo Caves, an amazing cave system with stalactites, stalagmites and even glowworms! Along with the opportunity to try blackwater rafting and take in the breathtaking views for which New Zealand is famous, we really don’t think one could ask for more!

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