It's rebuilt every winter in northern Sweden, only to melt away in the spring. Yet that impermanence is part of the appeal. Built with two ton blocks of ice from the nearby Torne River, the Icehotel is the result of collaborations between artists and engineers, who work together to create the arched hallways, unique rooms, and reception areas. Since it stays around 23 degrees inside, guests are outfitted with warm outer clothing and Arctic sleeping bags for their bed. Warm accommodations are also available, as is an ice chapel and ice bar, and thanks to a solar-powered addition, part of the hotel will now be able to operate year-round, giving even more people a chance to spend a night on ice.
Make your trip to Finland all the more remarkable by booking passage on the Aurora Bubble Sled. Based out of Kilpisjarvi, this unique experience has you and a guest board a heated sled and be towed into the wilderness via snowmobile for unrivaled views of the Northern Lights. Large windows in the rear and ceiling let you take in the scenery in comfort, and if you're feeling truly adventurous, you can get dropped off for an overnight stay.
Surrounded by 15 acres of rolling hills in the Delaware River Valley, the Milk Barn is a scenic retreat just two and a half hours outside of New York City. The 1873 dairy barn has been converted into a three-bedroom home during its 30-year tranformation. Its current state retains its rustic aesthetic with etched window-doors, a massive stone fireplace, stained glass pocket doors, and the original post and beam frame, while adding modern elements like a chef's kitchen, marble bathrooms, and a projection television. Along with a guesthouse, a renovated milk shed provides additional accommodations to sleep a total of ten people. When you're not taking advantage of the outdoor swimming pool, pond, sauna, fire pits, hammocks and treehouse on the property, guests can relax inside and enjoy the home's vinyl collection on the vintage stereo system.
Located in northern Italy and boasting outstanding views of the Dolomites and the Rieserferner Group, Hotel Hubertus is a mountainous getaway that mixes chalet-style charm with modern amenities. A range of suites, single, and double rooms are available, all of which include access to the hotel's massive park, multiple saunas and swimming pools — including the striking cantilevered Sky Pool — and fitness center. There's also an on-site spa, plenty of nearby activities like skiing and hiking, and delicious regional food available, as well as a huge selection of wines and libations to make your stay that much more relaxing.
Located in the heart of Venice Beach between the PCH and Pacific Ave, The Parachute is a one-of-a-kind accommodation. This 2,200 square-foot penthouse has a spacious master bedroom, an open floor plan with kitchen, and an outdoor patio with fireplace that's a perfect place to enjoy the Southern California weather. It also serves as a place to test out the company's line of high-end bedding. Designed in Venice Beach, it's made by expert craftsmen from around the globe, using responsibly-sourced, quality materials. From simple sheet sets to towels and throws, one stay at this location and you'll be sure to order some for your own home.