Incredible Hotel Made From Salvaged Wine Casks

by , 01/14/09

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Ever fallen asleep alongside a good glass of French wine? How about inside a cask of good French wine? The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands salvaged four wine casks from Switzerland and converted them into rooms. Formerly filled with 14,500 liters of Beaujolais wine from the French chateau, each now holds a modest two-person room with standard amenities and even an attached bathroom and sitting room. Visitors from all around the world have traveled to the quaint northern port town of Stavoren to stay in one of these upcycled rooms.

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After fulfilling their duty of adding flavor, color, and tannin to thousands of bottles of wine, the barrels were mounted on trucks and shuttled over to Stavoren. The old oak casks make excellent rooms considering their strength and airtight seals, and also offer a great opportunity to brag to your friends.

General rates for a cask room are from 74-119 Euros a night with discounts of up to 75% off depending on season. If you go in the wintertime, a wine cask room can be as low as 18 Euros a night, cheaper than most hostels. Breakfast is included and you can even bring your dog.

+ De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel

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  1. princesse September 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    am planning on going here in October. Will post pics and all

  2. Budi Waluyo February 18, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Although it’s been done before, it’s still a peculiar way to build. I really appreciete the idea considering practical, economic and aesthetic issues.

  3. Onza January 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

    A paradise for wine lovers, but not recommended for guests who suffer from claustrophobia…

  4. deasupranorilor January 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    The blog where you can find more about “La Butoaie” can be trasleted with I am pleased that I find a link to my blog here….i like the hotel you described here….it’s awsome…

  5. relu January 16, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I have to agree with raluka_ioanna, there is a pension here in Romania made following almost on the exact concept. It’s called “La Butoaie”. I found a blog on this subject here, I don’t know if you guys will understand too much of that but at least you can see the images. I think it’s a great idea and cheap also.

  6. davidwayneosedach January 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    What a brilliant an innovative idea. I’d go in a second.

  7. Alexandra Kain January 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm


    I didn’t know there was one in Romania too, that’s awesome. Do you have a link?

  8. Matt West January 15, 2009 at 10:08 am

    As your post illustrates the Green design is the height of good taste. As the owner and author of The Green Market. I want to thank you for Inhabitat’s stylish efforts promoting Green in 2008 and I would like to support your ongoing efforts for 2009. As the economy is in a free fall, Green is entering a critical stage in its life cycle and during this pivotal stage of transition, bloggers need to disseminate the facts about our environment and the role we can play in addressing these complex issues.

    Best Regards,

  9. kapauldo January 15, 2009 at 7:04 am

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  10. marcoderry January 15, 2009 at 6:40 am

    this is paradise for the winelover, next job in holland i gonna stay there, who keeps me company? only nice lady” are making a chance.

  11. raluka_ioanna January 15, 2009 at 2:51 am

    This has already been done in Romania, a few years ago, so…it’s not that original anymore, is it?

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