Extraordinary Escapes

photo: Hotel Hüttenpalast, Germany

I hope you’ve had a great weekend so far. This afternoon I was reading the NYT Travel section (along with the Styles section, one of my favorite things to do on a Sunday), which introduced me to Design Tripper, a website for “design-obsessed travelers who (…) are more interested in thoughtful design than in-room Jacuzzis.” (The New York Times).

Of course I couldn’t resist a visit to their site: Design Tripper has a relatively small roster of unique hotels from around the world (including just a few states in the US), so I was especially thrilled to find Wisconsin on the list. As a matter of fact, Elkhorn just happens to be a 1.5 hour drive from here!

Below you’ll find some of my favorites (as you can see, it was difficult to pick just a few!). Unfortunately, most of them are not made for a small budget like mine (with the exception of the Hüttenpalast, which runs at $60.00/night, and the Beer Moth, which is roughly $100/night), but they’re worth dreaming about…

Germany: Hotel Hüttenpalast

Italy: Casa Talia

Scotland: The Beer Moth

Sweden: Tree Hotel

The Bird’s Nest

The Blue Cone

The Mirror Cube


WI, USA: Wandawega


Wandawega Treehouse:

Also, check out this Japanese one ”Llove”. WOW – I’m not sure that I’d be able to sleep in the “Llayer” room – would you? It reminds me of the “Princess on the Pea”, only it’s so much more intense!

I think my all time favorite is the Wandawega teepee and treehouse. Don’t they look cozy? However, the Swedish ones are so very unique (especially the UFO and the Bird’s Nest). Which one would you pick?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a wonderful week!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a cool Lilesadi print!

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