50 Incredible Places You Can Actually Stay in Overnight
Looking for something a little different for your next trip? Finding unique lodgings just got a lot easier with this list of amazing U.S. destinations.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Bama Football House
This quaint, five-suite bed and breakfast was built at the turn of the 19th century and is still as charming as ever. Bama Football House is located a mere five minutes from downtown Tuscaloosa, two blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium, and one block from the University of Alabama’s legendary Strip. During your stay at this historical home, you can expect a scrumptious southern breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese, an outdoor fireplace, a hot tub/Jacuzzi, a sundeck, a terrace, a garden, a picnic area, a library, a pool table, and a game room.
Chatanika, Alaska: Borealis Basecamp
If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to see the Northern Lights, this opportunity is hard to pass up. Borealis Basecamp in Chatanika is miles away from the rest of society and is surrounded by incredible rugged landscapes—but that’s not the best part. The base camp has a 16-foot, curved transparent ceiling dome, where guests can watch the Northern Lights dance above them as they fall asleep. When you’re not taking in the unreal views of the Northern Lights, take advantage of all of the mushing, hiking, and skiing opportunities nearby. By the way, this gorgeous U.S. state will pay you $1,000 a year to move there.
Fountain Hills, Arizona: Palisades Estate
A weekend getaway to this upscale vacation home is a no-brainer. Located 20 miles from Phoenix, the luxurious Palisades Estate offers unreal mountain views and scenery, barbecue grills, a private infinity pool, a sauna, a fitness center, and a theater room. Although you might find that you never want to leave, if you do decide to venture outside of the estate, there are four golf courses nearby, a gorgeous botanical garden, a gallery, and a lovely fountain.
Bentonville, Arkansas: 21C Museum
Art enthusiasts will fall in love with this sleek, modern museum hotel. With more than 120 feet of exhibition space integrated into all areas of the lovely boutique hotel and art galleries that are open every day, you’ll never run out of artwork to admire. Each guest room and suite is decorated with impressive contemporary art and custom-designed furniture. While you’re there, you won’t want to miss dining at The Hive. It’s an in-hotel restaurant serving country cuisine, like a Berkshire hog chop and pan roasted Spanish mackerel, all made with fresh, local ingredients.
Long Beach, California: The Queen Mary
If you’re looking for an overnight experience like no other, look no further than the Queen Mary in Long Beach. This “hotel” was once a world-class ocean liner. A stay aboard this incredible docked ship is packed with impressive history; the Queen Mary even has her original 346 first-class staterooms and nine suites with rich wood paneling from all over the world, original artwork, and art-deco build-ins. Since she’s one of the last luxury ocean liners of her time, an overnight stay at the Queen Mary is a must.
Dolores, Colorado: Dunton Hot Springs
Located within the breathtaking San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs is the perfect overnight getaway if you’re looking to escape the daily grind. This charming, exclusive resort has lovely hand-hewn log cabins for their guests to stay in, a saloon, a spa lounge, an open-air bath, a sauna, and, of course, relaxing hot springs. Although the hot springs are perhaps the main attraction of the resort, it also has an outdoor fireplace and is conveniently located near a gorgeous waterfall. These are the cheapest months of the year to visit all 50 states.
Washington, Connecticut: Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa
This hidden gem is situated on 58 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland in the quaint countryside town of Washington. During your stay at the Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, enjoy the heated indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness club, a golf course, a tennis court, a bar, thousands of nearby nature trails, and a luxurious 20,000 square-foot spa. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy an unforgettable meal at The Mayflower Dining Room.
Lewes, Delaware: Dogfish Brewery Inn
Beer enthusiasts will be in paradise at this brewery: Situated on the streets of downtown Lewes right next to Lewes Harbor, this inn perfectly meshes modernism with a charming, rustic look. With just 16 rooms and a Cottage Suite, this quaint inn is an ideal place to meet other beer-lovers or to just take a break from your everyday routine. As nighttime falls, grab a brew and relax on the patio or gather around the fire pit and make delectable s’mores. Don’t miss these 50 must-try craft beers from each of the 50 states.
Miami Beach, Florida: The Villa Casa Casuarina
A stay at The Villa Casa Casuarina is an absolute must if you plan on staying the night in the gorgeous island city of Miami Beach. As the former home of Gianni Versace, you can expect serious luxury etched into every detail of the 19,000-square-foot mansion. Admire the incredible hand-painted ceilings, marvel at the gorgeous Italian marble bathrooms, schedule a massage at the Villa Spa, grab a drink at the Rooftop Lounge, or swim in the outdoor pool made of 24-carat gold tiles—you’ll feel like a VIP whatever you do.
Braselton, Georgia: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Whether you’re pairing champagne with chocolate, attending a wine and art class, learning to blend your own wine, or participating in a wine or rum tasting, wine enthusiasts will savor every moment spent at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia. If you’re not a fan of wine, not to worry—Chateau Elan also has a fitness room, a resort-style pool, a tennis center, a European-style spa, a golf resort, seven restaurants, and plenty of nature trails on their vast 3,500-acre property. These are the most difficult-to-pronounce town names in every state.