You Can Stay In A Wisconsin Airbnb That Looks Like A Pirate Ship

The life of a pirate carries a legacy that spans hundreds of years. The stories describe days full of adventure and freedom as pirates sailed across the ocean seeking opportunities to claim their fortunes and celebrate their conquests. The legend of being a pirate continues to appeal to children and adults through stories and movies today. And now, this thrilling sense of adventure has been captured in a unique Airbnb that's also a fantastic replica of a pirate ship.

Located in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin, this home features a sailing mast, a crow's nest, and plenty of portholes to create the feeling that you've boarded an actual pirate ship. It even features "Skelly," the ship's captain, who happens to be a skeleton! Down below, there are two bedrooms with room to sleep six guests. Visitors can enjoy climbing the rope ladder, sliding down the ship's slide, or playing on the swings in the adjacent play area. The ship is not far from Wisconsin Dells, known for its waterparks and golf courses during warmer months and opportunities to ski in the winter (via Spring Brook Wisconsin Dells). If the pirate's life is for you, consider all the rich adventure this unique home offers its guests.

A unique outdoor adventure

Sleeping quarters on the ship include a queen bed in the captain's quarters and two bunk beds in the crew bunk room. There is also a small kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave, and air conditioning is available during the warmer months, with a heater provided during the winter. There are two outdoor decks to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and the slide reaches from the upper deck to the tide of pebbles below. The owner emphasizes that this home is meant to provide the setting for an outdoor adventure, with walking trails nearby, an outdoor grill onsite, and a fire pit to enjoy during evenings.

A stay at this Airbnb is more akin to a "glamping" adventure than a luxury accommodation. As such, there are several items that any visiting pirate should bring aboard. These items include bed linens, towels, water for drinking and washing dishes, and household goods such as toilet paper and paper towels. Firewood for the fire pit also needs to be provided by guests. A separate facility offers flushable toilets and showers during the warmer months, but cold weather restrictions mean that only portable toilets are available in the winter. In addition, maid service is not provided, and visiting pirates must maintain a clean ship for the next group's arrival.

What to expect

Many buccaneers have climbed aboard this ship and have wonderful tales to tell of their experiences. One reviewer named Kara brought her husband and three young children to stay on the ship, and they were delighted with the experience. "They were beyond thrilled and played pirates nonstop! There were so many details it felt like we were sleeping on a movie set! We all slept comfortably, played, hiked, and had a campfire...We are used to camping so this cabin-type experience is exactly what we expected," Kara said in her glowing review.

Zarah commented, "Our children played for hours upon hours on the pirate ship...We had beautiful weather, and the whole experience was magical for our family." Another reviewer named Tami shared some advice about preparing meals. She claims that using the kitchen can be tricky, so it may be easier to use the grill outside or follow her family's example. They set up a meal to cook in a crockpot while they hiked at nearby Mirror Lake State Park, then they arrived back at the ship for a hot dinner.

It's important to note that a deck separates the two bunk rooms in case young children are not ready for this arrangement. Guests should also be prepared for other "visitors” to move around the area, such as insects, mice, or even raccoons in the nearby woods. Yet, for those who crave adventure and a one-of-a-kind experience, it awaits them on the high seas in Wisconsin!