Friday Fun: Stay in a Gingerbread Hotel


The holidays are a busy time for everyone, and while lots of us travel, it isn’t always for fun. So in case you need a sweet break from the festivus fracas, check out Gingerbread BNB. This booking site allows you to take a virtual vacation in the name of a good cause— and here’s the fun bit: these holiday hotels are made out of gingerbread and candy. Choose from one of three confectionary constructions: a super-modern pad, a traditionally rustic cabin, or a retro-style camper, then choose the amount of nights you want to “stay.” The price you pay for those nights, which ranges from US$5 to US$20 a night, is then donated to Robin Hood, the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York City.

The details in the residences are examples of some truly remarkable candy crafsmanship: savor the Swedish fish hanging in the cabin and the mint cookie abstracts adorning the walls of the modern pad. My favorite edible element is the nut-mix chimney in the rustic cabin—a detail I’ve noted for the next time I foray into gingerbread development.

So go ahead, “treat” yourself (and someone in need) with your own little gingerbread getaway.

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