Gallery: Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

 
Deep in the Alaskan Interiors, 20 miles from the nearest town, stands a spooky, abandoned igloo showing no signs of life. Called the 'Igloo City Hotel', the kitsch masterpiece was once a popular pit stop in the 70s, but quickly fell out of favor and into serous disrepair. But this little igloo may soon find a second life. We've caught wind that it's currently undergoing restoration!

This oddly shaped building is located along the George Parks Highway in the Alaskan heartlands. The busy road runs along 323 miles, cutting across mountains and forests. The building was originally built during the 1970s as a place for tired drivers to crash. The design takes its inspiration from Inuit Igloos.

Today, Igloo City Hotel is a tourist attraction and a photo spot for passersby. However, we hear there are plans for a complete restoration, and plumbing work has already started inside. The revitalization project is being overseen, and paid for, by the owners of a small petrol station just steps away.

Via Design Taxi 

Photos by Sandwhichgirl, Beckstei, rrriles, mcgeez

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  1. AKWintermute May 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I wish them luck, but I doubt it will stay in business long. Most of the tourist that visit Alaska these days come in through the cruise lines and don’t have their own vehicles. The buses for the cruise aren’t going to stop there when they have their own motels.

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