TripAdvisor announces nation's most unique and quirky hotels

CREATED Jul 27, 2013

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  • Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast: Farmington, New Mexico Image by TripAdvisor

  • El Cosmico: Marfa, Texas Image by TripAdvisor

  • Yankee Ferry: Red Hook, New York Image by TripAdvisor

  • Dog Bark Park Inn: Cottonwood, Idaho Image by TripAdvisor

  • East Brother Light Station: Point Richmond, California Image by TripAdvisor

  • McMenamins Kennedy School: Portland, Oregon Image by TripAdvisor

  • Starlight Llama Bed and Breakfast: Florence, Massachusetts Image by TripAdvisor

  • Red Caboose Getaway: Sequim, Washington Image by TripAdvisor

  • Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast: Boston, Massachusetts Image by TripAdvisor

  • 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville: Bentonville, Arkansas Image by TripAdvisor

Point Richmond, CA (KTNV) -- TripAdvisor announced 10 quirky accommodations in the United States this week for travelers to explore.

Travelers seeking a unique lodging experience can hunker down in one of these far-out accommodations, which include a larger-than-life beagle and a historic ferry.

"For travelers who want a truly unique experience on vacation and stories to tell for a lifetime, these funky properties will surely fit the bill," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.

Caving Inn: Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico
Located 70-feet below the ground near the Four Corners region of the U.S., this one guestroom bed and breakfast offers more than the average digs. Travelers are invited to experience the 1,650 square foot dwelling that boasts Southwestern style furniture and decor, a full kitchen and even a flagstone hot tub.

Variety Show: El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas
Located in the southwest region of the Lone Star State, this 18-acre property gives travelers the option to stay in a trailer, tent or tee-pee. Restored trailers are complete with marine-varnished birch interiors, an eclectic collection of furniture and other amenities.

Ferry Tale: Yankee Ferry, Red Hook, New York
Floating on the Hudson River in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, this 1907 steel-hulled passenger vessel invites travelers to climb aboard and rest their heads in its spacious quarters. 

Ruffing It: Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho
Travelers visiting this bed and breakfast located 200 miles north of Boise will be glad to be in the doghouse. Guests are warmly welcomed as they enter the shape of a giant beagle, and make their way to the loft room located in the pooch's head.

Lighthouse Living: East Brother Light Station, Point Richmond, California
Situated on a strait between San Francisco and San Pablo Bay, this Victorian lighthouse offers a romantic, one-of-a-kind stay. Following a 10-minute ferry ride, travelers will immerse themselves in the stunning scenery and lavish guests rooms.

Back to School: McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Oregon
Travelers will get a lesson in some old-fashioned fun at this converted schoolhouse. 57 former classrooms, still adorned with chalkboards, now house plush beds for guests to rest their heads. Those interested in extracurricular activities can view a movie in the former auditorium or sip a beverage at the "Detention Center."

Nature Nook: Starlight Llama Bed and Breakfast, Florence, Massachusetts
20 miles north of Springfield, travelers can connect with nature while enjoying an off-the-grid experience. Running on solar power, guests at this bed and breakfast are invited to socialize with the property's animals.

Train Spotting: Red Caboose Getaway, Sequim, Washington
Located at the picturesque junction of the Olympic Mountains and the Dungeness River, this locomotive lodging offers spectacular scenery atop the tracks. Travelers can climb aboard six themed caboose cars refurbished with modern amenities.

Houseboat Haven: Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast, Boston, Massachusetts
Moored in Boston Harbor, this floating boathouse offers travelers a comfortable rest on the water. After a day of touring nearby sites along the Freedom Trail, guests can enjoy stunning views of the Boston skyline or unwind with luxurious amenities.

Masterpiece Hotel: 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas
Located 200 miles northwest of Little Rock, this boutique hotel features its own museum for true art aficionados. Travelers will marvel at the rotating collection of contemporary exhibitions and dynamic installations, and will be equally inspired by the lodging's gracious guest rooms.

Source: TripAdvisor