Utter Inn Floats In The Middle Of Lake, Is Unlike Most Other Hotels
It's not every day that you can Google a resort destination, only to find it situated in the middle of a lake. Yet that's precisely what you'll see when researching the Utter Inn. Located in Lake Mälaren in Västerås, Sweden, this unusual red shanty serves as a floating, underwater hotel for those seeking a truly unique kind of getaway.
According to Go Unusual, the Utter Inn was conceived by artist Mikael Genberg and opened in 2000. The hotel's signature feature is an underwater room, 3 meters below the surface, with panoramic windows that provide views of Lake Mälaren's marine life.
Once guests are dropped off at the Utter Inn via boat, they're left to enjoy the peace and tranquillity one can only find floating in the middle of a lake.
The Daily Mail reports that the Utter Inn's upper level contains an outdoor deck and upstairs kitchen. From there, a ladder descends to the lower level, which holds a modest set of twin beds and a table.
Go Unusual adds that guests can request deluxe service, enjoying dinner delivered via boat each night of their stay. They're also given their own inflatable boat to explore the nearby island.
According to Go Unusual, the Utter Inn's exterior emulates the look of traditional local cottages, appearing as nothing more than "a small Swedish red house with white garbles."
Yet the magic of the inn actually lies beneath the surface. Genberg tells The Daily Mail, "It's like a reverse aquarium — the fish like looking in at the guests and are fascinated by them."
Genberg adds, "A lot of people who have visited have said they slept extremely well because of the rocking motion on board. People with busy lives and high-pressured jobs tend to visit, I think for the natural peace there is in the very relaxing surroundings."