After Nashville we drove a few more hours east to Cave City, KY, neighbor of Mammoth Cave National Park and home of Wigwam Village 2 (#1 is long gone). The very inauthentic/rudely titled “wigwams” were built in 1938. Each amounts to a free-standing motel room in a teepee-shaped concrete structure. I was really smitten with the experience (I’ll sleep in anything that is sort of outside but includes a bed)!
Shrimp and I had tried to stay in a similar place in New Mexico on our 2010 road trip to NOLA. It was abandoned but did yield my favorite bloopers vid of all time.