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This cave in Utah is one of Airbnb’s most unique places to sleep

Airbnb has rounded up 16 unique roadside stays in the United States — and a spot in Utah made the cut

A cave in Utah has made Airbnb’s list of unique roadside stays in the United States.
A cave in Utah has made Airbnb’s list of unique roadside stays in the United States.
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People like to sleep in unusual places.

That’s what Airbnb has learned from a recent survey, which revealed that when it comes to planning a trip, 7 in 10 users on the company’s website like to filter for unique stays. The company also said that so far in 2021, the number of searches for unique homes on Airbnb has grown 94% compared to the same period in 2019.

Specifically, searches for unique homes like yurts, huts, barns and houseboats have seen over a 1,000% increase in March 2021 compared to searches in March 2019, Airbnb reported.

With that information, Airbnb has rounded up 16 unique roadside stays in the United States to help encourage last-minute getaways as the summer winds down — and a spot in Utah made the cut.

Airbnb has highlighted the Bedrock Homestead Grand Staircase Escalante in Boulder, Garfield County — a few minutes from Calf Creek Falls and about an hour’s drive from Capitol Reef National Park. The homestead is situated in a cave that is located on a working farm, according to AirBnb’s website. To access the cave house — which accommodates six guests and includes a kitchen and private bathroom — you have to drive 300 yards through a river.

Aside from sleeping in the cave, visitors can also hike to the top of the cave to catch a view of the night sky or sunrise, according to Airbnb’s website.

Other unique stays that made Airbnb’s list include the Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise; a converted World War II train car in Maryville, Tennessee; and a dome house in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

This isn’t the first time Utah has been featured on Airbnb’s lists. Earlier this year, the small town of Orderville was No. 6 on Airbnb’s list of most popular destinations in the United States, the Deseret News reported. A treehouse in Park City also claimed the No. 1 spot when it came to the company’s most unique wish listed locations, according to the Deseret News.