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A mash made in heaven: potato hotel

Who doesn’t love potatoes? They’re a staple everywhere. They’re good for you, plentiful and come in any number of styles and varieties. We love ’em. The National Potato Council (USA) tracks this and while it lags behind a year or two, you can easily follow the per capita potato consumption (currently at 117 pounds per year) as well as the highest producing states (Idaho has been on top since passing Maine, USA in 1957.) And, according to the Helgi Library, Total potato consumption reached 259,228 kt in 2021 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.419 % more than in the previous year and 8.14 % more than 10 years ago. Historically, total potato consumption reached an all time high of 259,228 kt in 2021 and an all time low of 106,356 kt in 1962. Read more here. courtesy of the Helgi Library.

So, we’ve established that spuds are king. But we’ve only discussed consumption. What other uses do potatoes have? How about a stay at the fun and recycled Big Idaho® Potato Hotel. They were posed with the conundrum; how do you dispose of a 6-ton spud made of steel, plaster and concrete? You don’t.

You recycle it and turn it into the Big Idaho® Potato Hotel, the only potato hotel in the world! The 28-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5-foot tall potato is firmly planted in an expansive field in South Boise with breathtaking views of the Owyhee Mountains. Result! Read more here about it. Click here to book.

You can be the Big Potato when you visit the USA in an AutoEurope campervan. Click here to book yours.

Get around smartly. Roadtrippers have maps, fuel stops, activities and more. Click here to look and book.

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