Lucy The Elephant: A Historic And Unique Stay In New Jersey

Lucy The Elephant: A Historic And Unique Stay In New Jersey
Trip101 Editorial
Trip101 Editorial
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Choosing the perfect accommodation is key to a wonderful vacation. If you’re looking for a unique stay on your trip to the Jersey Shore, look no further than Lucy the Elephant. This quirky vacation rental is a 139-year-old wooden elephant, and is one of the first and only National Historic Landmarks listed on Airbnb. Standing six-stories tall since 1881, Lucy the Elephant is older than the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and is one of the few remaining original roadside attractions in America. Since 1902, Lucy has hosted guests for stays, even hosting United States President Woodrow Wilson on one occasion. Read on to learn more about a unique stay with Lucy the Elephant!

A surprisingly regal accommodation (from USD 138)

Lucy stands at a staggering height of 20 meters (65.62 feet) with a width of 6m (19.69 ft). You’ll have to climb 25 steps to step inside Lucy’s walls, and upon entering, you’ll find yourself standing in a place that seems to be untouched by time. Lucy’s interiors feature the same Victorian-era aesthetic as it has done for over a century. Meticulously restored and maintained by the Save Lucy Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Lucy, this accommodation features time-accurate furniture and thoughtfully curated details, from luxury rug to ornate tables and portraits, transporting guests back to the 1800s.

Lucy has a bedroom fitted with a queen bed, a well-cushioned sitting area, and a bathroom facility with a shower. There’s also a staircase that leads to the top of Lucy’s back, where you can take in sweeping views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. Aside from these features, Lucy is also fitted with modern appliances like a TV, air-conditioning, heating, and a coffee maker. Breakfast will be provided during your stay and you’ll also never have to worry about your safety because Lucy has overnight security.

Valentine's Day 2021

For this year’s Valentine’s Day, Save Lucy Committee will once again open Lucy’s doors for couples who wish to have an extra special celebration. During your stay, you will be served a special gourmet dinner accompanied by glasses of Dom Perignon champagne. There will also be flowers and chocolates, too, for a complete Valentine’s Day experience. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning and you will also receive Lucy the Elephant mugs and hoodies for you and your partner as a keepsake of this wonderful experience. Proceeds of your stay will go directly to fund Lucy’s on going preservation and restoration work.

An Elephant-Sized Valentine's Day Stay
Margate City, New Jersey, United States
3 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

A chance to rediscover the Jersey Shore

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If you book a stay with Lucy the Elephant, you’ll also get the opportunity to explore and discover the Jersey Shore. Known as the ‘City by the Sea’, the Jersey Shore’s history of pirates, wars, and industrial progress has shaped it into the paradisical coastal city that it is today. Go for an extensive stroll around the area and discover Jersey Shore’s top attractions. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you should definitely visit Atlantic City’s Steel Pier where you can try out thrill-seeking rides like the Slingshot and helicopter ride. You’ll also find a variety of great restaurants around the city that offer both local and international flares. If you wish to try scrumptious Asian food, you can find a lot of Asian restaurants on the Jersey Shore including Com Ga Ninh Kieu that serves authentic Viet food, and Oshi Modern Asian Kitchen that features premium Japanese cuisine. If you think your adventures in the Jersey Shore ends at sundown, think again. Aside from the numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions, a quick 15-minute drive will take you to Atlantic City’s best nightclubs.

Book a unique and memorable stay (from USD 138)

There’s a lot of reasons to visit the Jersey Shore, and while this area has a handful of different vacation rentals to choose from, staying with Lucy will make your vacation truly unique and unforgettable. What’s more interesting and heartwarming is that proceeds from your stay will go straight to Lucy’s maintenance and restoration, so she can continue to offer the same unique experience to others as she has been doing for over the last 139 years. Experience New Jersey and book a stay with the historic Lucy the Elephant!

An Elephant-Sized Valentine's Day Stay
Margate City, New Jersey, United States
3 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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