You love the outdoors, so why not invite Mother Nature into your home for a quick visit? Better yet, set her up in the guest room for an extended stay. For some design ideas, take at look at these seven ruggedly cozy indoor-outdoor rooms.
Cliffside living room
Photo: Villa Amanzi
Guest of Villa Amanzi in Thailand can enjoy this open rockface living room for nightly rates that range from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on the season.
Hillside living room
This shot of the extended, indoor-outdoor living room at the Viceroy Villa in Ubud, Bali is so beautiful it almosts looks like a rendering. But we assure you, it is for real.
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Photo: Hotel Kakslauttanen
Imagine gazing up at the northern lights through a glass igloo at the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland. The resort’s hard sell via the official website: “On every evening a hot sauna and a refreshing ice hole are waiting for you.”
Underwater hotel suite in Maldives
Located 16 feet underwater, this suite at the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa usually serves as the resort’s restaurant, but for a pretty penny, it can be rented out to guests wanting to play Jacques Cousteau.
Bar inside a giant hollow tree
South Africa’s Sunland Baobab is a pub built inside of a 6,000-year-old baobab tree that measures 154 feet in circumference (47 meters). The bar itself has 13-foot high ceilings and can comfortably fit 15 people.
From our Top 7 shower design series, this exposed shower invites the outdoors in by way of a window-less skylight. On rainy days, bathers can enjoy a dual showerhead experience.
Photo: Zarafa Camp
This is one of the four luxury rooms at Zarafa Camp in northern Botswana. Each of the 1,000-square-foot tents includes a full lounge with a gas fireplace and World War II hand crank phone that guests use to order drinks. Just be wary of the local wildlife population which includes everything from zebras and giraffes to lions and leopards.