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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:00 AM

A 6-ton potato is one of Idaho's hottest Airbnb locations. Would you sleep in this?

Note: I do not have any financial interest in this hotel. I'm posting this article since Idaho is the Potato State.


Tons of tourists are dreaming of staying in a giant Idaho potato.

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to cancel travel plans and stay at home for months in 2020. Some people took that time to fantasize about future vacations they could take and discovered Boise’s famous Big Idaho Potato Hotel.

Now tourists can’t wait to stay in the 28-foot-long Russet Burbank potato.

“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 a news release.

Airbnb looked at which listings tourists were adding to their wish lists the most in every state. In typical Idaho nature, the “most wish listed” stay is the 6-ton potato model that was repurposed into a one-bedroom mini hotel.

Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article248458510.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:08 AM

1. If you're going to Idaho and looking for a little more upscale accommodations, consider this place.

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:09 AM

2. Affectionately known as Cottonweird, ID. :) n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:09 AM

3. Looks cozy--a bit like sleeping in a well-appointed cave

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:45 AM

4. I see no butter. I see no sour cream.

That's a hard NO.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 09:07 AM

5. There is a "hot potato" joke in there somewhere

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 09:27 AM

6. There's a little restaurant there, too: Spudruckers. Taters anyway you want and overpriced shakes.

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