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Pot Hotels Don't Exist In Idaho, But Potato Hotels Apparently Do
If you’re looking for an apartment outside of Boise with scenic views of farm fields, then hop on AirBnB and look no further than this giant hollow potato sculpture.
Published on April 29, 2019

As the rest of America moves towards medical and recreational cannabis legalization, Idaho is one of few remaining states without a single marijuana law on the books. But even without dispensaries, Idahoans are no strangers to high-deas. 

The latest half-baked concept? A single room theme hotel paying homage to the state’s most famous agricultural export: spuds.

According to Idaho’s KTVB News, the potato hotel is the brainchild of tiny home creator Kristie Wolfe, who transformed the 28-foot-long, 11.5-foot-high hollow starch into a studio apartment after she was gifted the steel, plaster, and concrete statue by the Idaho Potato Commission.

The giant tater was originally constructed in 2012 to celebrate the commission’s 75th anniversary, and traveled the country on the back of flatbed truck promoting potatoes for seven years before being retired in 2019. 

Now, Wolfe is renting out the potato digs on AirBnB for $200 a night, giving tourists from around the state, country, and dare we say world, to come experience the Gem State’s finest farming feats.

We would suggest the outlandish potato lodging for adventurous stoners looking to finally accomplish the goal of hot boxing inside of their favorite munchie snack, but considering Idaho’s more-than-strict law enforcement relationship with the sweet leaf, we’re going to recommend that weed users stay away and save the potato chip role play for another state.

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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.
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