Wigwam Village #2 - The Dainty Squid

Wigwam Village #2

Monday, November 03, 2014

The main reason we actually took a detour to Kentucky before heading over to North Carolina? Wigwam Village! If you recall, back in June, Jeff and I actually stayed in one in Arizona. The one in Kentucky is the one I originally knew about waaaay before I even met Jeff, before I even moved to Cleveland, before I even drove! I had been wanting to stay here for so very long and now I finally get to cross it off my list.
Built in the 1930s + 40s, there were originally seven Wigwam Village locations. Now only three remain, each of which has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The first question everyone always asks when I say I stayed at Wigwam Village is "Do they have bathrooms?!" Yes, absolutely. Each wigwam has a bed, and bathroom, they even have cable tv and internet access. The base of each teepee is 14 feet in diameter, so it's kind of close quarters but perfect for two people. The teepees are by no means luxurious but they're still clean. I like to think of it like staying at your grandma's house. It's clean but it's outdated. The beds have nice old quilts, not crisp white sheets like at a hotel. The bathroom is incredibly tiny and the shower is even smaller (but, daaaang that water pressure was great!) Basically the gist here is that they're clean, and fairly cheap but I probably wouldn't stay there if it wasn't so incredibly kitschy. I am an absolute sucker for tourist traps.
It's way out of the way to go to Cave City from Cleveland before heading to Charlotte. It's essentially a huge triangle but when Jeff suggested we swing by I couldn't say no, especially considering it was our six month anniversary and I've been begging to go to Cave City for so long. He's super squeamish about dirty places, which is hilarious considering we're almost always in abandoned buildings. He's not a huge fan of Wigwam Village in that aspect, he'd rather stay at DoubleTree (and if he knew I was typing this he'd say it was all because of their cookies!), but the fact he suggested it for our anniversary is pretty darn sweet in my book!
Now with this one under my belt, I only have one remaining Wigwam Village to stay in, and you know dang well I'm chomping at the bit to get there. Like I said, they're not luxurious places by any means but an absolutely a fun place to stay!
xoxo

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  1. They look so cute! I'd definitely fall for the kitschy-ness too!
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  2. We have a teepee motel here in Texas! It's been on my wish list to roadtrip through my home state and stay in it. Hopefully I can make that happen this coming year!

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    1. Yeah, I've seen those while researching the Wigwam Villages. Definitely wouldn't mind staying at that one too! Texas is on my list of places to visit. Hopefully soon!

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  3. This is so cool! You do the most interesting stuff :)

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  4. This sounds like such an experience! Would love to try it some day!

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    1. You definitely should! Such cute little places!

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  5. I stayed in one in California, it was adorable!

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    1. That's awesome! That's my last one to get to!

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    2. Yes, I was just going to say, we have one in California in a random area in Rialto of all places! They are super cool. I wrote about them a bit here: http://craft-deee.blogspot.com/2014/09/joshua-tree-weekend-getaway.html

      I love that night shot of the Teepee. Great post!

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  6. I have to agree with Jeff, I'm a little too fussy with sleeping options (oops), however I would make an exception with the Wingman Village, its kitschy-ness completely makes it up for me, gorgeous pics! And kuddos for this detour detail (so sweet)

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  7. I had no idea there was a wigwam village so close to me! I thought they were all way out west. This is very interesting news.... I really like the last photo, they look so neat at night!

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  8. OBSESSED with these. I need to get to one ASAP! Why isn't EVERYthing this cool!

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