Located in a remote area of Arkansas, Beckham Creek Cave Lodge was originally built as a bomb shelter, but has been renovated into a luxury hotel. It can accommodate up to 8 guests in a subterranean maze of stalagmites and stalactites, its own waterfall and even a helipad outside for those who need to arrive in a hurry.
Now though, the owner of the $1200 dollar a day hotel is selling up, and whoever buys it can do whatever they like with it. Superheroes and Bond-villains will no doubt be looking on with interest, but if you are in need of a little seclusion, surrounded by nature and a whole network of caves to explore, you can start the bidding yourself at a cool $2.5 million.
“Nestled into a living cave, this 6,000 sq. ft. lodge features every modern amenity while preserving the natural cave around it,” is how the owners describe their unique property.
Would you like to live in a cave like this? Scroll down below to check the pics of the interior for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Though actively used for exploration since the early 1800s, this cave in Arkansas was left unchanged until 1983
Celestial Tea co-founder John Hay then purchased it along with a 240-acre spread for $146,000
He believed this cave could be an amazing hideout if things during the Cold War would heat up
He then spent four years and $2 million converting the cave into a fallout shelter
People’s article from 1988 stated, “First, 20 laborers removed 250 million years worth of silt from the subterranean chamber”
“The cave’s mouth was then covered with three-foot-thick concrete walls and faced with quarried stone”
“Openings were left for windows for the oak-paneled kitchen and living room and for an arched, walnut-framed entrance way”
“In the event of the Holocaust, all these openings can be sealed with concrete blocks”
“Inside, Hay followed the cave’s natural, high-roofed contours “The architect was God,” he said”. It even has a natural waterfall inside
After the Cold War ended, he realized a bomb shelter was no longer needed and sold it
Now the current owner of “World’s most luxurious cave” put it up for sale again
This time it can be yours for $2.75 million
Last updated in 2014, this 5,800-square-foot cave home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms
It has got all the modern amenities of a regular home, including a 75-inch LED TV in the living room
Comfy couches and thermal heating will keep you warm and cozy in the living area
The kitchen is state-of-the-art, and there is a large custom-built wooden bar for guests to come and gather around
All the rooms are rich in natural rock formations as most of the cave was preserved during all phases of building and remodeling
The spacious master includes a unique round queen-sized bed and a spa-like private bathroom, all surrounded by the natural formations of the cave
Surrounding rock walls and overhead rain showers offer a waterfall-like experience
Each of the 4 bedrooms is unique, offering queen-sized beds, exposed cavern walls, and lavish bathrooms
When you’re not gazing at exposed cavern walls and natural hanging stalactites you can grill up a steak while taking in the amazing view from the front deck
And last but not least, it even has it’s own helipad so you’d always have a place to park your chopper!