In case you’re still hesitating about checking in at a hotel embedded in a cave, we’d like to present to you some famous stories and movies about awesome cave-dwellers the likes of whom are not primitive nor barbaric (well, in some cases they start out so, but soon become awesome beings. In fact, the very reason they chose to live in caves is to keep their awesomeness secret.) Above is a clip from the 1943 Batman series called The Bat’s Cave. In one scene, Batman asks the villain, after taking him “home”:
Do you like our place? We think it’s very cozy.
And while the Bat Cave was used to intimidate the villain into spilling the beans about his nefarious crimes, we do tend to agree with the caped crusader and his sidekick: the presence of bats flitting about does lend a cozy atmosphere to the primitive abode, rough walls, musty smell, and all.
Another tale that is seemingly rough-hewn and simple, yet allows us to suspend our disbelief is Maurice Sendak’s (RIP, dear sir) Where the Wild Things Are. Big furry creatures living in caves and other dark dwellings in a seemingly dreary landscape nurse their own unique neuroses, until a totally different, less hairy creature in the form of a small boy threatens to transform the world they have gotten more or less used to, with the force of a cherry bomb. In one scene, they fall asleep huddled together in a cave, keeping each other warm and safe. Caves have the capacity to do that. It’s the inhabitants of a cave which make it special.
Carol: This part of your kingdom’s not so good.
Carol: Well, look: this used to be all rock, and now it’s sand, and then, one day, it’s going to be dust, and then the whole island will be dust, and then… well I don’t even know what comes after dust.
And then there’s Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, with its cave filled with treasures and deadly secrets that only an elite few can access. It is a classic story that is full of cunning and deception, yet brimming with lessons about loyalty and common sense. The tale has been made into cartoons, films, books, and re-told by word of mouth and pantomime because its lessons are so enduring even in modern times.
So there you have it, just a couple of examples of how caves have come to be revered and treasured over time. Caves are legendary and mysterious and they have been around far longer than any hotel has, and not everyone will be privileged to be able to step foot in one during their lifetime. Imagine having the option to check in and stay for a few days in a cave with an accommodating staff wanting to make your vacation a comfortable and enjoyable one, surrounded by modern amenities and luxurious facilities!