Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions and Weird Hotels

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho

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If you think about Idaho you probably think about the lowly potato. After all, the state grows about 13 billion pounds of the tubers every year, ranging in size from tiny fingerlings to hefty russets to 28-foot long colossus. Did I say 28 feet long? No, that wasn’t a misprint. Idaho is ripe with larger-than-life potato roadside attractions, and the Big Idaho Potato Hotel is one of the biggest and best.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

Some of my favorite foods are make from potatoes: crispy French fries, creamy mashed potatoes, baked potatoes topped with butter and sour cream and cheese. I pretty much think every potato looks good enough to eat, but I definitely think this giant potato AirBNB is good enough to sleep in!

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

The AirBNB began its life in 2012 as The Big Idaho Potato — a 6-ton giant steel, concrete, and plaster potato that traveled across the US to promote the Idaho Potato Commission on the Big Idaho Potato tour. For seven years the giant spud traveled across 48 states, nearly 175,000 miles, spreading the potato live across America. At 28-feet long, 12-feet wide, and 11.5-feet tall it was one BIG potato!

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

When the giant potato was set to be retired and replaced in 2018 it almost went to the Idaho Potato Museum, but Kristie Wolfe had other plans. She snatched it up with the mission to turn this big potato into a big potato hotel.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

Wolfe was no stranger to AirBNBs, tiny houses, and weird sleeping spaces. She had previously created the Underground Hygge Hobbit-inspired home in Orondo, Washington; the Crystal Peak Lookout fire lookout in Fernwood, Idaho; and the Dreamy Tropical Tree House in Fern Forest, Hawaii.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

When it came to turning the Big Idaho Potato into the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, Wolfe had to make a lot of changes to make the tater inhabitable and suitable for guests. She added insulation, placed a wood floor, and installed electricity, heating, and air conditioning.

Inside, the potato looks like a luxury hotel, complete with crisp white walls, Millennial pink chairs, a queen-size bed, and an antler chandelier.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

The Idaho roadside attraction and AirBNB sits on 400 acres outside of Boise and is watched over by a friendly Jersey cow named Dolly. It’s available for stays for one night or longer for $250 a night (plus cleaning and service fees and taxes).

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

I stopped by to see this giant potato hotel on an Idaho road trip but, at the time, it wasn’t quite ready to accept visitors. I did get to admire it from afar, meet the adorable Dolly, and dream of sleeping in a giant potato the next time I visit Idaho.

More photos of the Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise, Idaho:

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels
Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions  and Weird Hotels

There are so many potato roadside attractions in Idaho! While taking a road trip through Idaho be sure to also visit the Idaho Potato Museum and the Spud Drive-In. And, while in Boise, try the Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive In.


The Big Idaho Potato Hotel & AirBNB

Address: 31581 S. Orchard Access Rd, Orchard, ID
Cost: Free to See, Available to Book on AirBNB


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The Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho is an AirBNB made from a giant potato hosted by Kristie Wolfe. Spend the night in an Idaho roadside attraction. Add this weird AirBNB to your travel bucket list and road trip itinerary for a fun Idaho road trip! #AirBNB #Potato #IdahoRoadsideAttractions #IdahoRoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #IdahoRoadTrip #IdahoRoadTripBucketLists #IdahoBucketList #ThingsToDoInIdaho #weirdroadsideattractions
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho is an AirBNB made from a giant potato hosted by Kristie Wolfe. Spend the night in an Idaho roadside attraction. Add this weird AirBNB to your travel bucket list and road trip itinerary for a fun Idaho road trip! #AirBNB #Potato #IdahoRoadsideAttractions #IdahoRoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #IdahoRoadTrip #IdahoRoadTripBucketLists #IdahoBucketList #ThingsToDoInIdaho #weirdroadsideattractions
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho is an AirBNB made from a giant potato hosted by Kristie Wolfe. Spend the night in an Idaho roadside attraction. Add this weird AirBNB to your travel bucket list and road trip itinerary for a fun Idaho road trip! #AirBNB #Potato #IdahoRoadsideAttractions #IdahoRoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #IdahoRoadTrip #IdahoRoadTripBucketLists #IdahoBucketList #ThingsToDoInIdaho #weirdroadsideattractions
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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