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You can stay in your own Cold War nuclear bunker cave with an underground spring and viewing deck


The cave was initially carved out by a company who wanted to use it as a nuclear bunker (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)

It might not be the classic holiday destination, but this former nuclear bunker could be the destination of your dreams.

You can now spend the night in the Beckham Creek Cave Lodge, nestled in a natural cavern deep within the Ozark mountains in Arkansas, US.

Far from a no-frills stay, though, the cave is complete with exposed stone walls and kitted out with all the luxuries of a high-end hotel.

The stunning former home was once used as a nuclear bunker in the Cold War, but has since found fame on Netflix series, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.

The cave was originally carved out of rock in 1989 by a business who wanted to use it as a nuclear bomb shelter.

Natural features like stalactites can be seen throughout (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)
The rustic feel is complemented by high-end tech (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)

It was later turned into a hotel and has undergone a million-dollar renovation, including making use of a spring under the floor which supplies the property with water, as well as geothermal heating.

The 6,000 square foot property features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a full gourmet equipped kitchen, and a living room with its own natural rock formation waterfall.

There are four bedrooms in the Cave Lodge (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)
The property renovation cost over a million dollars (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)
The living room has its on natural waterfall (Credits: Jam Press/Beckham Creek Cave Lodge)

There’s no fear of forgetting exactly where you are, with stalactites hanging from the ceiling in different rooms.

But you’re not totally holed up. There are also lofts and balconies to enjoy the stunning views, as well as a firepit for entertaining.

Guests can take full advantage of the 256-acre grounds, enjoying a walk to the overlook called ‘Eye of the Needle’, as well as a number of on-site trails.

There’s even a six-seater UTV ride up to an area called the Indian Encampment, featuring several vertical cave openings, seasonal waterfalls and an overlook area.

While its quirky location appears rustic, the house is fully wired with a big-screen smart TV, satellite, and WiFi.

Think you’d like to stow away in your very own lair? Prices start at $1,600 (£1,170) a night with a two night minimum required for weekends and holidays.

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