The giant (fake) potato that you can rent on Airbnb for $200 a night has a surprisingly chic decor — here's what it's like inside

Otto Kitsinger/AP Images for Idaho Potato CommissionThe Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise, Idaho.
  • You can stay in a giant, potato-shaped Airbnb in Idaho.
  • The Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise, Idaho, is listed on Airbnb for $US200 a night.
  • The “potato” has enough space to fit a queen bed, bathroom, and cosy lounge area.
  • The decor, which includes a chandelier and pink armchairs, is surprisingly chic.
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Anyone who loves potatoes and travelling can now marry their two interests with a stay in a giant, potato-shaped Airbnb in Idaho.

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise, Idaho, is listed on Airbnb for $US200 a night. The steel, plaster, and concrete structure is 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 11.5 feet tall, with enough space inside for a queen bed, bathroom, and cosy lounge area.

Take a photo tour of the quirky Airbnb below.


The Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise would be the perfect getaway for potato lovers.

AirbnbThe Big Idaho Potato Hotel exterior.

Though the structure looks like a real, giant potato, it’s actually made of steel, plaster, and concrete and measures 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 11.5 feet tall.


Despite its compact size, the Big Idaho Potato Hotel boasts a fully-furnished interior with sufficient space for two people.

AirbnbThe bedroom has a queen bed.

The potato has enough space to comfortably fit a queen bed and two chic armchairs. There’s even a makeshift chandelier hanging from the ceiling that looks like it could have been fashioned out of potato skins.


The bathroom isn’t huge, but it has tall ceilings and all of the essentials.

AirbnbThe bathroom is decorated with plants.

The entire Airbnb, including the bathroom, is dotted with houseplants.


There’s also a bathtub that fits right in with the greater theme.

AirbnbThere’s a tin-style bathtub.

You could wash a lot of potatoes in that tub.


The accommodation was designed to maximise its limited space.

AirbnbThe kitchenette.

There’s a kitchenette for any small cooking tasks guests may want to undertake.


Still, there’s a bit of extra room for luxuries.

AirbnbFireplace in the Big Idaho Potato Hotel.

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel has a small fireplace tucked into one corner to help keep occupants toasty in the winter, as well as air conditioning for the warmer months.


The hotel is surprisingly posh and picturesque on the inside.

AirbnbThe interior of the Big Idaho Potato Hotel.

The interior is almost as Instagram-worthy as the outside.


And if you decide to venture outside, the “potato” sits in a huge field with views of the Owyhee Mountains.

Otto Kitsinger/AP Images for Idaho Potato CommissionYou would be at one with nature.

While it costs $US200 to rent per night, there’s a $US31 service fee and $US16 in occupancy taxes and fees, bringing the total price of a one-night stay to $US247.

If you’re interested in learning more or booking a stay, visit the Big Idaho Potato Hotel’s listing on Airbnb.

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