We all live in a fantasy world sometimes – reading books and watching movies and cartoons about different worlds makes us wonder what those worlds are like and want to go there to spend time and enjoy the magical surroundings. Discovering new places and hidden corners of the Earth is sometimes a fairytale on its own, often making us feel like we are out of this world. When you add to that these incredible houses and homes you can stay in, often modelled after some of the stories you love, it is truly a memorable experience. And though some people find that fairytales are reserved for children, within every person there is an inner child just waiting to be called on – it will for sure happen in these interesting fairytale accommodations around the world which will make your dreams come true.
1. Krka Fairytale Village, Croatia
Anyone who ever watched Smurfs as a child wanted to live in a beautiful mushroom house. This is now possible – well, maybe not to live there forever but at least to enjoy during your holidays. Situated in absolutely gorgeous, pristine nature next to the National Park Krka in Croatia, and just 15 minutes drive from the Adriatic Sea, Krka Fairytale Village offers the cutest mushroom house that you could imagine that can accommodate up to four people. And if there are more of you, there is also a castle to rent – absolute fairytale in every possible way.
2. La balade des Gnomes, Belgium
One of the most surreal accommodations can be found in Belgium – La balade des Gnomes (The Walk of the Gnomes) offers ten different rooms, each one more imaginative, eccentric and unique than the other. Here you can choose to sleep in a troll’s lair, a Macquarie Island room with a boat-shaped bed or even inside of the Trojan horse! Created by the architect Mr. Noel in the picturesque historic town of Durbuy, it turns it into a truly unique place to visit. And to round up the experience, there is also an extraordinary restaurant called La Gargouille that is indeed a fantasy world in its own way.
3. Hôtel de Glace, Quebec
Like Frozen? Then you will definitely love this hotel! Hôtel de Glace (Ice hotel) opens its doors every January with a new theme. The incredible snow arches, beautiful ice sculptures and exquisite rooms will enchant you completely and offer an absolutely one of a kind experience. However, keep in mind that this less than traditional hotel also has certain rules you need to follow – you can find a preparation guide on the website and you will receive a short training before your stay. In any case, all of this is worthwhile to stay at this amazing place.
4. Magic Mountain Hotel, Chile
Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve within untouched nature in the middle of the Patagonian Andes of Southern Chile. The mountain-shaped structure of the Magic Mountain Hotel fits perfectly within its surroundings and offers nine different fairy tale-inspired rooms in which a stay will help you reconnect with nature. Almost everything in the hotel is made of natural materials and locally sourced wood and is in line with nature and natural living. The hotel is surrounded with lush greenery and with waterfall streams giving necessary humidity for the moss on the sides. The hotel is for people of a more adventurous, Robinson like spirit, and even the access to the hotel requires an adventurous spark, but the pleasure of your stay is guaranteed.
5. Crazy House Hotel, Vietnam
Located in Dalat, Vietnam, the Crazy House Hotel was first built as a private residency by an architect Hang Viet Nga who let his imagination run free in creating this beautiful structure full of hidden places and corners just waiting to be discovered. Made from the base of the dead tree, the house connects its visitors to both fantasy and nature – a perfect place to spend some time and lose yourself in your imaginary world!