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For your next vacation, add a little magic and surreal beauty into the mix. Adventure lovers and free spirits, these unique hotels, resorts and incomparable accommodations will turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience; they are truly beyond words.

Enjoy a peek at these eight amazing hotels and resorts from around the world that are positively awe-inspiring.

Winvian Farm Cottages, Connecticut

Escape to the woods of Connecticut where a plethora of opportunities for relaxation and comfort awaits you. The high-end resort and spa come complete with 19 unique cottages. Choose between a renovated helicopter, an arts-and-crafts bungalow, a cottage that doubles as a greenhouse, a woodland cottage that appears to have blossomed from its surroundings, and a treehouse. There is even a spot for book lovers. No matter which cottage you choose, be prepared for five-star quality accommodations that tug at your personality.

Winvian Farm, Morris, CT

Lighthouse | Image courtesy of Winvian Farm

Winvian Farm, Morris, CT

Camping Cabin | Image courtesy of Winvian Farm

Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Magic Mountain Hotel, Chile

Snow White’s voice may as well drift out from one of the many windows at Magic Mountain Hotel. With a name like this, what else can you expect? Cozily settled in the Valdivian Forest, the breathtakingly beautiful Huilo Huilo is home to many different plants and animals, including the world’s smallest deer. There are other hotels located in Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, but this one is by far the most bewitching with its volcanic-like structure covered in greenery and complete with a waterfall eruption from the top.

The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

At first glance, the Liberty Hotel may seem like many other luxury hotels; but upon a closer look, you will see hints of what once was the Charles Street Jail. This jail imprisoned Malcolm X, suffragists and World War II prisoners. The renovated building has maintained the original granite exterior with echoes and ghosts of old jail cells. Historic catwalks and wrought-iron bars over windows also add glimmered hints of the building’s origin, and much of the architecture reflects its 1850s history.  Nestled in the middle of Boston, this location will enhance the historic feeling that exists all around the city, with exquisite luxury included.

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Image courtesy of The Liberty Hotel

 

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon

Gaze over Oregon’s rocky coast from inside the lightkeepers cottage. This charming bed and breakfast has earned its spot on the National Treasury of Historic Places (awarded in 1973). For over 100 years, Heceta Head Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage have been a beacon of light and hope for seafaring navigators, and it also enjoyed a stint as a sattelite campus. Now, this is  a romantic spot for quiet individuals who appreciate quaint country surroundings and nautical allure.

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Photo: Steve Lenz

Treehouse Point, Washington State

Whether you’re looking for a unique resort to host your wedding or family reunion, or you prefer a unique getaway for two, nothing says vacation more than the uncommon and original. At Treehouse Point, you will find six treehouses, accessible by ladders and winding staircases and reaching as high as 18 feet above the ground. Go and channel your inner treehugger!

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Treehouse Point | Photo: Adam Crowley

Treehouse Point

Treehouse Point | Photo: Adam Crowley

 

Giraffe Manor, The Safari Collection, Kenya

Take your African safari up a notch and cozy up to giraffes during breakfast. You might even want to share your meal with these majestic creatures as they poke their heads in through the windows. The hotel belongs to a group called the Safari Collection, and you can pair your stay at Giraffe Manor with many adventures from riding on camelback to a privately toured safari. Also, a percentage of the funds collected are channeled to the surrounding communities and used in maintaining this Eastern African environment. How cool is that?

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Guest Room at Giraffe Manor | Image courtesy of Giraffe Manor, The Safari Collection

Giraffe Manor

Hotel Grounds | Image courtesy of Giraffe Manor, The Safari Collection

Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji

This resort takes “oceanfront” to a whole new level. Scuba dive down to the hotel’s underwater accommodations and enjoy five-star luxury with real-life marine flair. This destination is fully equipped with an underwater restaurant, spa, wedding chapel, and a coral-covered playground. From inside the hotel, you can look up and view the ocean from a whole new angle. Located in the sapphire blue depths of the exotic south Pacific, Poseidon Undersea Resort will make an impression on your soul that will never be forgotten.

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Guest room | Image courtesy of Poseidon Undersea Resorts

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Aerial view | Image courtesy of Poseidon Undersea Resorts

Dasparkhotel, Austria

Who thought that sleeping in a drain pipe could be comfortable? Luckily, it is, and unique to boot. Inside each pipe is a double-sized Eurofoam mattress “bed,” pillows, sheets, blankets, and 220V of electricity so you can charge your phones and take that much desired selfie proving you were there. You will also have storage space for luggage, all within each cozy space. Between the eco-friendly idea of reusing old pipes and the “pay as you wish” honor code, there is no way you can go wrong.

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Image courtesy of dasparkhotel

daspark austria

Image courtesy of dasparkhotel