Ruschmeyer’s, Montauk, NY This Eisenhower-era Montauk motel gone mod is near the shores of Fort Pond, but just a five-minute beach-cruiser ride from the surfer-stoked bonfires of Ditch Plains Beach (bikes for hire are on the premises). The cedar-plank walls, hammocks, and wicker furniture are part of the 1950s beach-holiday lure, as are bingo nights, fresh clam pizzas, and dance-offs. kingandgrove.com
Earthship Biotecture, Tres Piedras, New Mexico The Earthship Projectwas built in the1960s and in 1997 began allowing guests to sleep in its sustainable pods. Made from recycled or sustainable materials, the earthships recycle their own gray water, generate their own power, and grow their own food. They’re also equipped with amenities unlikely to be found in outer space: Wi-Fi, TV, and streaming Netflix.