This Hotel on Stilts Is 34 Miles From Land
These days, it seems that most anything can be turned into a hotel: a construction crane, treehouses, libraries — the list goes on and on. A lighthouse doesn't seem like the weirdest of spots — unless it's 34 miles from the nearest land.
Frying Pan Tower was previously a Coast Guard Light Station for North Carolina. According to the hotel, the area is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of its shallow waters (around 50 feet deep at the hotel site), which made it very hard to navigate successfully.
It's been around since 1854, helping light the way for traveling ships for more than a century.
The Tower has eight rooms, all giving off the same vibe you would have gotten if you visited in 1964. This is no luxury property, but there aren't many places in the world where you can truly sleep among the fishes (and still wake up in the morning).
The hotel also offers various helicopter and adventure packages, which include transportation to the hotel — it's not easy to get to, believe it or not — and month-long visits.
Sound like your kind of adventure? Head to the Frying Pan Tower website for more information.