Hotels.com is giving one lucky person the chance to book an underground cave vacation rental this election week.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
October 06, 2020
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Between the pandemic, murder hornets, swarms of locusts, and a U.S. presidential election, 2020 has been intense, and we don’t blame you for wanting to get away from it all. This election season, Hotels.com wants you to live under a rock — literally — to relieve any stress.

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After casting your ballot — by mail, absentee, or early voting — in the 2020 election, take an off-the-grid trip to this man-made cave built 50 feet below ground. From Nov. 2 to 7, enjoy five nights of stress-free isolation as you relax in these rustic underground accommodations in New Mexico. Plus, the entire five-night stay will cost just $25 for the lucky traveler who snags this once-in-a-lifetime booking. The booking will go live on the Hotels.com Under a Rock website on Friday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. ET, so be sure to have your laptop ready if you hope to score this deal.

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Jennifer Dohm, head of Hotels.com PR and social media for North America, told Travel + Leisure, “We know that election season can be really draining and stressful, so we turned an age old idiom into a unique overnight stay that could really only exist in a year like 2020. Now, travelers can finally catch a break from all of that nonstop election doom scrolling and go live under a rock — literally!”

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Don’t worry if you miss your chance to book this unique dwelling for an election week getaway — Hotels.com is offering 20% off select properties with “rock” in the name, so you can use the code UnderARock starting this Friday at 9 a.m. to book your own vacation. Hotels.com also offers more than 250,000 vacation homes — ranging from caves to beach villas to quaint cottages — in addition to the hotels and resorts you find on the website.

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Elizabeth Rhodes is an associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @elizabetheverywhere.