People Want to Sleep in Giant Potato, Heart Mountain Cabin

People will apparently spend money to sleep outside, so we shouldn't be shocked that they're willing to pay to sleep in a potato.

Ellen Fike

January 15, 20213 min read

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People will apparently spend money to sleep outside under the stars, so we shouldn’t be shocked that they’re willing to shell out to sleep in a potato.

Yeah, no joke, Boise’s Idaho Statesman newspaper recently reported that a giant Russet potato is Idaho’s most wished for Airbnb rental. It’s 28 feet long and looks actually pretty cool on the inside.

“After months of spending time indoors this year, Airbnb has identified a new trend of ‘wish list wanderlust’ as Americans are daydreaming about traveling regularly and reporting feeling optimistic as a result,” Airbnb said.

In case you’re curious, it’s $165 a night to stay inside of the potato, which is worth a night of happiness, we must say.

According to the Airbnb listing, the space is recycled from the Idaho Potato Commission’s Big Idaho Potato Tour. This 6-ton potato has traveled on the back of a semi-truck to 48 states over seven years.

Now resting on 400 acres just south of Boise, the attraction has been remade into a “hotel” by Kristie Wolfe, a former Big Idaho Potato Tour spokesperson, to allow for stylish private comfort. Amenities include a customized silo turned into a spa retreat perfect for soaking while looking up at the stars.

For an extra dose of cuteness, The Big Idaho Potato Hotel comes with the cutest jersey cow in the world who will be your fuzzy pet for the stay.

So, what’s in Wyoming’s inventory of must-stay locations? Turns out the state’s most requested rental is in Powell.

The rental is a Heart Mountain Japanese-influenced cabin found at Big Quiet Cowboy Camping and will cost you $150 per night.

According to the listing, the cabin, one of several accommodations at Big Quiet Cowboy Camping, contains Japanese influences in its architectural design. It’s also located on a 400-acre certified organic farm.

Amenities include a shower for two, dry sauna and a large, elliptical bathtub with unobstructed views of the front deck, surrounding landscape and mountains of the Big Horn Basin, along with a communal fire pit so you can enjoy what the company calls the “best part of camping.”

“They say the best part of camping is sitting around the campfire at night; Wide open skies above you, the sound of coyotes howling in the distance,” reads a description of the cabin. “That stuff is real, not just fiction made up in spaghetti westerns, and that’s why we have built a communal fire pit. Come on down and bring your harmonica, ukulele, guitar, djembe, or dobro!”

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