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Wake Up in a Wine Barrel

You may have tasted all of the Bordeaux first-growths, visited every last winery in Napa Valley, and paired your last meal with a triple-digit-priced Cab ... but have you ever slept in a wine barrel? No? And you call yourself a connoisseur.

Now you can get a real sense of terroir by checking into giant wooden wine barrels that have been converted into hotel rooms. At Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren in the Netherlands, guests can sleep in one of 12 giant wine casks, all once in use at a Swiss winery. The interiors have sadly been emptied of wine many vintages ago and now contain standard hotel-room furniture, but guests do receive a bottle of red upon check in.

Courtesy of Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren

Just check out the charmingly curved walls in this room/barrel.

Courtesy of Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren

And the beyond adorable keys to the rooms.

Courtesy of Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren

I don't know about you, but I'm booking a flight to the Netherlands right now.

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