07/01/2013 08:00 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2013

Mid-Century Kitsch to Caveman Chic: 7 Offbeat American Hotels

Nick Simonite

Summer is way more than just cookouts, beaches and bonfires. It's also that special time of year when millions of travelers hit the road to visit friends and family, and embark on cross-country adventures. When you drive down those long, lonely stretches of asphalt bypass the chain hotels and rest your weary head at one of these off-the-map lodgings. From mid-century kitsch to caveman chic, these offbeat hotels will leave your head spinning and won't kill your wallet.

America's Best Off-The-Map Lodgings