Idaho’s coolest Airbnb is a giant hollow potato
Each year, the Idaho Potato Commission sends a bright red truck on a trip across the country called “The Big Idaho Potato Tour”. Attached to the trailer is indeed a very large potato from Idaho, a fake that could hypothetically generate over 20,200 servings of mashed potatoes. One of those big tubers has retreated to the countryside south of Boise, Idaho, where he now operates a quaint Airbnb. In fact, it’s Airbnb.
Former Big Idaho Potato Tour spokesperson Kristie Wolfe turned the 6-ton potato into a white-walled haven with all the amenities you would expect from a cozy farmhouse: a fireplace, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, record player (and a few records to play on), and minimalist decor with a woodland-inspired chandelier. The bathroom (bathtub included) is located next door in a renovated grain silo.
You will have all the potato to yourself, but you will not be totally alone during your stay. The plot is also occupied by a Jersey cow named Dolly, who has received a number of glowing compliments in comments from previous visitors. According to one, Dolly is “the cutest, sweetest cow who wants all the attention and knows she’s the real star of the show.”
Vacationers hoping to cook up some gourmet meals or make a dent in their Netflix queue may want to opt somewhere else; the potato mansion does not have a kitchen, TV or WiFi. (Although it does have outlets, so you can turn on a hotplate and charge your devices.) If you’re a fry fanatic looking to relax in your favorite starchy veg, the Big Idaho Potato Hotel is definitely the destination. of your dreams. It’s listed on Airbnb for $ 165 per night, and you can check availability here.