Sleep Inside A Potato! “What The Friday” Has Your “Spud Life” Air B’n’B!

Behold The “Sleep-In” Potato! “What The Friday” Heads To Idaho For A Night Of “Spud” Life!

You know the idea of “What The Friday” – I find something that is so funny, outrageous or just plain strange that I have to share it….and this one is no exception!

Ready for this? The Idaho Potato Commission has gifted Airbnb with a six-ton potato hotel set on 400 acres of land – the “Big Idaho Potato Hotel!”

I love this celebration of the potato!

Yes, it was built to look EXACTLY like an Idaho Spud, but this is not an actual oversized potato. Instead, this is a 28-foot long structure made from steel, plaster, and concrete, and unloaded on this land to be slept in!

It was created to celebrate the Idaho Potato Commission’s 75th anniversary – and I for one am hungry to celebrate!

I found this picture online, and located a story that told me more detail. reported:

“Despite looking like an actual potato on the outside, the inside is surprisingly chic. There are millennial pink chairs, house plants, an all-white queen-size bed, and even a fireplace. (There’s air conditioning too, thankfully).”

As you can see, it is cute inside, but be aware: there’s no kitchen inside this potato, just a small bathroom with a wash basin, toilet, and sink.

You can stay in the “Big Idaho Potato Hotel” for just $200 a night plus a $31 service fee and $16 in occupancy taxes and fees. It’s booked through May, but there are plenty of open dates starting in June! To note, there is no WiFi or TV inside the potato, so consider this your own mini technology detox.

Thanks to “” for the great story, which you can see here:

So, would you stay here? I sure would! It can’t be any worse that this:

Remember these microscopic apartments? Imagine living in an apartment smaller than a parking spot!

Read more about that here:

And let me know if you are up for a night in a spud!

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26 replies

  1. Reblogged this on The Planking Traveler and commented:
    If you’ve read my Airbnb posts, you might know that I’m a sucker for unique accommodations. I would totally spend the night in this spud – what about you??

  2. Potatoes are my favourite food so I would like to sleep inside one!!!!!! Great post John!

  3. LOL John,
    I guess I have to admit, I’d be willing to give one night, just for the peace and quiet. It’s a bit of a stretch as a bucket list item, but – come on – it’s a celebration of the potato – and I’m in.

  4. I think it looks great inside. Agree above would miss windows but for a night or two! So worth the experience and the story.

  5. Wow, that is truly something. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing!

  6. Well, I’ve never! It is very cute on the inside though 😉

  7. I think it’s a cool idea! I’d definitely stay there 🙂

  8. How could you pass it? You would have to stay.

  9. I’m an Idahoan and I’ll have to pass on slumbering in the spud. When they started that potato drop on New Year’s Eve that was enough for me.

  10. To have stayed in a giant potato is certainly not something everyone could claim. x

  11. No windows? I would feel claustrophobic.

  12. That would certainly be a very different experience, John. Sleeping in a huge mock potato in the middle of nowhere. Then again, why not? 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  13. I would stay and at least there are no calories in that potato :)x


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