Massive Potato AirBnB in Idaho Can Be Yours for $200 a Night, and It’s Really Cute!

Big Idaho Potato Hotel
Big Idaho Potato Hotel Courtesy of Kristie/Airbnb

No buds about it: This potato house could be yours for about $200 a night! Known as The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the unusual residence, which is currently available to rent on Airbnb, is a six-ton spud-like structure that was created to promote potatoes across the country.

Despite its potato-esque appearance, the abode isn’t actually one giant tuberous vegetable. Instead, it’s made of steel, plaster and concrete, and is currently located in a huge field in South Boise, Idaho, with views of the nearby Owyhee Mountains.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel
Big Idaho Potato Hotel Courtesy of Airbnb

Furthermore, the inside of the home is expertly and stylishly decorated – think hardwood floors with a Moroccan pouf, millennial pink accents and plenty of trendy houseplants. There’s room enough for two guests inside The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, and the dwelling also features a queen bed, seating area, a small bathroom, a kitchenette, a fireplace and air-conditioning; not bad for a spud!

It costs $200 a night, in addition to a $31 service fee and $16 in occupancy taxes and fees, bringing the total price of a one-night stay to $247.

Though this giant potato was originally created several years ago by the Idaho Potato Commission as a way to promote the popular vegetable, it was given a second life as an interesting Airbnb offering thanks to a woman named Kristie Wolfe, a small-home developer who turned the oversized food item into an unlikely home.

Big Idaho Potato Hotel
Big Idaho Potato Hotel Courtesy of Airbnb

“I am a proud Idaho woman who is passionate about living simply,” Wolfe states on her Airbnb profile. “I hand built a tiny 97 square-foot home out of sustainable materials several years ago and still live there today.”

Prior to being transformed into a residence, the starchy structure spent six years on the back of a truck touring the country. But believe it or not, people are lining up for a chance to stay in The Big Idaho Potato Hotel. It’s currently booked for the duration of April and all of May, and only a few dates remain available in June.

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is just one of the latest food-themed property rental options. In September 2018, Bookng.com had a listing in France for an abode called the Chocolate Cottage. Though that house boasted a chocolate roof, walls, wardrobe, clock and bookcase that were technically edible, Booking.com’s fine print noted that “guests must not damage (or eat!) the accommodation.”

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