Congratulations, reader! Another week is over, and you made it to the weekend! Now for your perusing enjoyment, here are five quirky resorts you have to see to believe:

 

1. This Treehouse Above San Francisco Bay

Fun treehouse resort (airbnb.com)

One bedroom built around a live oak tree (airbnb.com)

One bedroom built around a live oak tree (airbnb.com)

Deck overlooking the San Francisco Bay (airbnb.com)

Deck overlooking the San Francisco Bay (airbnb.com)

Indulge your inner child at this picturesque, secluded, and whimsical treehouse getaway overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The tree is over 150 years old and has housed this quaint cabin for almost two decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. These Hobbit Holes in Montana

A cozy "Hobbit Hole" haven (airbnb.com)

A cozy “Hobbit Hole” haven (airbnb.com)

The beautiful Shire-inspired surroundings (airbnb.com)

The beautiful Shire-inspired surroundings (airbnb.com)

This cozy “Lord of the Rings”-inspired home is a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. It is located in Trout Creek, Mont. in the foothills of the Cabinet Mountains with spectacular views of Cougar Peak and Whitepine Alpaca Ranch. Everything from the pots and pans to the craftsmanship throughout is reminiscent of the cozy and secluded Shire from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. This very cool Ice Hotel

The beautiful Swedish ICEHOTEL (visitsweden.com)

The beautiful Swedish ICEHOTEL (visitsweden.com)

Interesting ice sculptures are found everywhere (visitsweden.com)

Interesting ice sculptures are found everywhere (visitsweden.com)

This Swedish ice art hotel “ICEHOTEL” is located in the village of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km North from the Arctic Circle, and is now more than two decades running. It started as an art-sculpture exposé and inadvertently turned into a housing tradition as accommodations grew short back in 1989. The ice sculptures there are absolutely gorgeous, but they melt and get re-crafted every spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. This Hotel in the Netherlands made from Wine casks

Used wine casks make great hotel rooms! (inhabitat.com)

Used wine casks make great hotel rooms! (inhabitat.com)

A standard single-cask houses two people comfortably (inhabitat.com)

A standard single-cask houses two people comfortably (inhabitat.com)

How’s this for recycling: the De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands took Wine Casks from Switzerland, traditionally used for storing large amounts of wine at vineyards and wineries, and turned them into a very unique hotel! The used wine casks are very sturdy, considering at one time they were used to house thousands of liters of wine for extended periods of time, and after renovation they are quite beautiful as well, making this destination a must-see for wine-lovers and adventurers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. This awesome Caravan Hotel in Berlin

Creative, common space (blessthisstuff.com)

Creative, common space (blessthisstuff.com)

Trendy designs throughout the factory (blessthisstuff.com)

Trendy designs throughout the factory (blessthisstuff.com)

The inside of a renovated caravan (blessthisstuff.com)

The inside of a renovated caravan (blessthisstuff.com)

Check out this awesome German hotel, “Hutten Palast” (which loosely translates to “Caravan Palace”), made out of vintage caravans! This is not your average hotel in any sense; the renovated caravans sit in a renovated factory, where the modern decor sets a trendy mood for the place. Each guest gets their own private caravan with basic amenities  and rest in a shared common area. The philosophy behind this innovative idea is to create “…space for creative exchange. A place where people from the whole world meet and feel good.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of these quirky resorts do you wish you could visit? Leave a response in the comments below or shoot me a tweet @JenksUOhMeASoda