News April 2019

The world’s only ‘potato hotel’ – a look inside the big Idaho Airbnb spud

Now listed for booking on Airbnb.com, the big Idaho potato is surely one of a kind in the world.

Airbnb says on its website: “Recycled from the Idaho Potato Commission’s Big Idaho Potato Tour, this 6-ton potato has traveled on the back of a semi to (48) states for seven years.

“Now resting on 400 acres of good ol’ Idaho farmland, just south of downtown Boise, this hotel has been meticulously designed by Kristie Wolfe, a former Big Idaho Potato Tour spokesperson, to allow for stylish private comfort and amenities such as power outlets for your electronic devices, a mini fridge, old records to play and a custom-built bed.”

There is also a customized silo turned into a spa retreat perfect for soaking while looking up at the stars. For an extra dose of cuteness, The Big Idaho® Potato Hotel comes with the cutest jersey cow in the world who will be your fuzzy pet for the stay.

“We knew this would be something that folks would get a kick out of,” Potato Commission CEO Frank Muir told the Idaho Statesman. “No one could predict it would be worldwide interesting.” But indeed it is. Once more, it seems, gratitude goes to the humble potato for bringing the world together in a great global sisterhood of spud.

The potato is all booked up for the rest of April and May, but there are some openings in June if you’re interested in staying there!

Visit Airbnb’s website to make a reservation and view more pictures.
Also view pictures and read an article on Atlas Obscura