Would You Stay The Night At This Charming Idaho Drive-In Theater?
We'd like to think that Idaho is pretty lucky when it comes to the number of historic drive-in theaters that are still standing and the numbers prove it!
According to Driveinmovie.com, Idaho has one of the highest numbers of drive-in theaters per capita. We're lucky to have two of the remaining theaters, Terrace Drive-In and Parma Motor-Vu, nearby. The other five are scattered throughout the state in Idaho Falls, Grangeville, Rexburg, Soda Springs and last, but certainly not least, Driggs.
Built in 1953, the 100 car capacity Spud Drive-In in Driggs may be the most famous of Idaho's drive-in theaters. The USA Today's "10 Best" picked the drive-in theater as the Best Roadside Attraction in Idaho last year. There's a few things that make it stand apart from the other drive-in theaters.
When you drive past the entrance, one of them catches your eye immediately. The theater has a trailer truck hauling a giant potato affectionally known as "Old Murphy" set-up as a photo-op for movie goers and passersby.
The second thing is equally as cool, but not quite as visible. The Spud Drive-In isn't JUST a drive-in movie theater. It's an adorably cozy Airbnb, too! Managers, Jedd and Katie, host two cabins at the Spud through the vacation rental site. If you're lucky enough to book one Thursday-Saturday during their movie season, you can watch the double feature right from the front porch! (Cabins are available during the week too, but there's no movies and the diner isn't open.)
While these cabins don't have their own bathroom or showers, they're a short walk away. That's a small sacrifice to make when you consider your stay includes the movies, access to an on property hot tub and a retro style diner serving up hamburgers and shakes. You've also got the option to grill up your own grub on your cabin's grille!
Take a look around the cabins! Would you stay here? It could be a super unique overnight date or girls weekend!