It’s official. For $200 per night, you can sleep inside a giant potato. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective), it’s not a real potato. Science has not yet been able to create a potato big enough to fit the average human being inside.
However, the six-ton marvel looks pretty real on the outside, and it’s stylish as heck on the inside. So it might be worth the money for all the confused faces you’ll get when you tell your friends and family that you slept in a giant potato during your trip to Idaho.
For #EarthDay a 6 ton Idaho Potato has been officially recycled as an #Airbnb, now called the #BigIdahoPotatoHotel At this #grandopening! @kristiemaewolfe has been extremely successful with her tiny homes @MissIdaho @ninaaforest @BigIdahoPotato pic.twitter.com/dnsRykNcsG— Idaho® Potatoes (@IdahoPotato) April 22, 2019
The potato also has a storied history within the potato-centered state. The 28-feet long spud was built years ago by the Idaho Potato Commission to promote, you know, potatoes. It toured the U.S. for six years on the back of a flatbed truck before it was retired to South Boise to become a rental property. Now it features a queen-size bed, mall bathroom, kitchenette, and fireplace. It’s even air-conditioned. And you can rent it on Airbnb.
It’s unclear whether the potato’s tour increased demand for Idaho tubers, but the press and the “living in a potato” jokes may just do the trick.
There's no such thing as a perfect apartm-https://t.co/qYgZlre2JB— Jon Christian (@Jon_Christian) April 24, 2019
personally relate to the AirBnB in Idaho that looks like a giant potato on the outside but then the inside is surprisingly pleasant pic.twitter.com/Y1SZHLPlUv— Vicky ? (@pxrroud) April 24, 2019
Unfortunately this has just been purchased by Ritz Carlton's luxury Deep Fryer Hotel Collection.https://t.co/n2AVdXedLi— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 24, 2019
Idaho recycled a big ass potato into an Airbnb and if that’s not the most Idaho thing you’ve ever heard I don’t know what is— mara (@peytonamore) April 23, 2019
Come visit me, you cowards.— Bekka (@valhallabckgirl) April 24, 2019
We can barely contain our excitement ??https://t.co/yx45QLQXLZ— The Irish Post (@theirishpost) April 24, 2019
Just don't complain about starch in the sheets.— Dave Cohen ? (@itscsesq) April 24, 2019
*That's just crazy!— Meatblanket (@MeatBlankett) April 24, 2019
. . .I mean, who uses Airbnb anymore?!!
Have to supply your own real butter, sour cream, bacon bits and chives.— Ron Toomey (@RonToomeyTweet) April 24, 2019
I would need to be really baked to stay there.— Brian Nemett (@NemettBrian) April 24, 2019
At least we know there will be electricity #5thGradeScienceProject— Get Cho! Podcast (@GetChoPodcast) April 24, 2019
When they listed it as Giant Turd apartment there were few takers....but funnily, still a few.— BillPollock (@BillPollockTO) April 24, 2019
If I had the courage to do online dating— MyTweetsK*llFascists (A Woody Guthrie Reference) (@JoeHuman35) April 24, 2019
"Spend The Night In This Potato" would be my bio.
Home sweet (potato) home— Nate Beckman (@BeckmanNate) April 24, 2019
You can rent an Airbnb inside of a potato, but according to @Airbnb, I could tell everyone in a review that the pictures were a lie and it was actually a stay in a rotting buffalo carcass, and that's fine with them ?— Jacob R. Pritchett (@JacobPritchett) April 24, 2019
Me: Idaho isn’t actually all potatoes, contrary to popular belief.— Kaitlyn Krasselt (@kaitlynkrasselt) April 23, 2019
Hey, when you’re good at something, you lean into it.